Fly in & Out of Antarctica

Fly from Punta Arenas to the South Shetland Islands and navigate aboard a comfortable sailboat.


Antartica in a Sail Boat

The best of all worlds – an intimate up-close Antarctica experience on an Expedition Sailing Yacht combined with the convenience and time-saving travel of Flying across the Drake!

Explore Antarctica on an Expedition Sailboat where we will encounter penguin colonies, breaching whales, and leopard Seals. Each day is something new – we take in what Antarctica gives to us, which the flexibility of a small yacht allows us to do. We will visit penguin colonies, watch many types of seals. Explore from eye level with zodiac tours and kayaks. Plus if the weather allows anyone interested can sleep a night ashore!

Duration: 16 days
Embarks: Punta Arenas, Chile
Disembarks: Punta Arenas, Chile
Language: English

Itinerary

DAY 1
Meet our team at your hotel in Punta Arenas and get ready for the ride to the airport, board the plane and fasten your seat belt, while enjoying crossing the Drake Passage in just a couple of hours, arriving at King George Island, on the Shetlands.
Offload your bags and meet the crew of the sailing Expedition Yacht Ocean Tramp.

DAY 2 to 13
Explore Antarctica on an Expedition sailing yacht. each day will be different and can include zodiac tours, landings at penguin colonies, exploring historic scientific bases and whaling sites, kayaking. The flexibility allows you to take full advantage of whatever Antarctica gives to us – be it an incredible southern sunset or a breaching whale. We can stop and enjoy.
While South there will be an Active scientist onboard, so all guests are invited to participate in real Antarctic research. In the evenings, the scientist will present on their research, as well as pressing current Antarctic issues. The scientist will be a part of the team and ready to answer questions at dinner, or on deck!

DAY 13
Return to King George Island and board your flight to Punta Arenas. Look out your window and get a last glimpse at the white continent.
Luckily your adventure doesn’t end yet! Spend an included night in Punta Arenas and explore this historic city known both as stopover for famous Antarctic Explorers and the home base of old sheep barons.

DAY 14 & 15
Fly to Puerto Williams, Chile, a small naval outpost that can truly claim the title of southern most town. Stay two nights at the Lakutaia Lodge. Explore famed Navarion island and learn about the flora, fauna, and history of the native Yaghans. An excellent museum in town, as well as excellent half day and day hikes are easily accessed from the lodge.

DAY 16
Fly back to Punta Arenas over the spectacular Darwin Range – have your cameras ready as you fly over glaciers plunging into the Beagle Channel! Return to Punta Arenas and say goodbye to your fellow Antarctic Adventurers of the last two weeks and get ready to share your experiences and photos with friends and family back home.
Return to King George Island and board your flight to Punta Arenas. Look out your window and get a last glimpse at the white continent.
Luckily your adventure doesn’t end yet! Spend an included night in Punta Arenas and explore this historic city known both as stopover for famous Antarctic Explorers and the home base of old sheep barons.

*Actual amount of days in Antarctic could vary due to weather and/or logistics.

What’s included:
•Flights from/to Punta Arenas to King George Island, South Shetlands.
•12 days of sailing expedition All Inclusive onboard the Expedition Yacht Ocean Tramp -including landings, zodiac cruises, hikes, kayaking, one night camping on shore, visit to Antarctic bases.
•Flights to/from Punta Arenas to Puerto Williams, including transfers.
•2 nights at Lakutaia Lodge in Puerto Williams. Share room with your same roommate as onboard.
•1 night in Punta Arenas (hotel to be confirmed, share room with your same roommate as onboard)
•Antarctic Over boots for landings.

What’s not included:
•Required Antarctic Medical Evacuation Insurance
•Personal gear/cloth minus boots (overboots INCLUDED)
•Transfers to/from Airports unless specified
•Anything not specifically mentioned on the “included” list.




• The prices are per person expressed in US Dollars.

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