Peninsula Fly-In

from £8265
excluding flights *
7, 10 nights Dec-Mar

Overview

This unique option allows passengers to fly direct between Punta Arenas in southern Chile and King George Island, the largest in the South Shetlands archipelago, before boarding a ship for an expedition cruise around the Peninsula. This is a great choice for those with limited time or who doubt their sea-legs.

Highlights

  • Fly from Punta Arenas to the South Shetlands Islands
  • Cruise past striking icebergs on the Antarctic Peninsula's waterways
  • Enjoy fantastic wildlife encounters with penguins, seals, whales and seabirds

What's Included

  • Shipboard accommodation
  • All breakfasts, lunches & dinners on board
  • Return flights over the Drake Passage
  • Shore landings & Zodiac cruises
  • Experienced Expedition Team
  • Presentations on board
  • Loan of rubber boots during voyage

Full description

Crossing the Drake Passage is one of the most talked-about subjects for anyone contemplating a journey to the Antarctic Peninsula. Its reputation inspires excitement in some but in others brings nervous anticipation. In many ways the crossing is part of the adventure and heightens the sense of remoteness surrounding your destination, however, it is not the only way to reach the peninsula.

The flight from Chile to the South Shetland Islands only takes a little over 90 minutes, aboard a 'turbo fan jet BAE 146', particularly suited for this kind of trip. You can choose to fly both ways, ideal if you are short on time or are particularly concerned about the Drake Passage - or ask us about alternative options to fly one way and cruise the other, taking the opportunity to experience both options for a really unique Antarctic experience.

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Prices & Dates *

Offers

Airfares are quoted separately to the holiday price. When enquiring, our Travel Specialists will provide the best fare possible from your preferred airline / airport.

2018/19 Departures

Departure Duration Vessel Activities Prices from (pp)
06 Dec 2018 8 days Hebridean Sky £11,458
07 Dec 2018 8 days Ocean Nova £9,535
11 Dec 2018 8 days Hebridean Sky £11,458
12 Dec 2018 8 days Ocean Nova £9,535
16 Dec 2018 8 days Hebridean Sky £11,458
17 Dec 2018 8 days Ocean Nova £9,535
20 Dec 2018 - AC 11 days Ocean Adventurer £14,000
21 Dec 2018 8 days Hebridean Sky £11,919
22 Dec 2018 8 days Ocean Nova £11,535
27 Dec 2018 8 days Ocean Nova £11,535
28 Dec 2018 8 days Ocean Adventurer £8,700
01 Jan 2019 - AC 10 days Ocean Nova £13,458
02 Jan 2019 - AC 11 days Ocean Adventurer £14,000
10 Jan 2019 - AC 11 days Ocean Adventurer £14,000
17 Jan 2019 8 days Ocean Nova £10,765
22 Jan 2019 - AC 10 days Ocean Nova £13,458
29 Jan 2019 8 days Ocean Nova £10,765
01 Feb 2019 8 days Hebridean Sky £11,919
03 Feb 2019 8 days Ocean Adventurer £8,265
03 Feb 2019 8 days Ocean Nova £10,765
06 Feb 2019 8 days Hebridean Sky £11,919
08 Feb 2019 8 days Ocean Nova £10,765
11 Feb 2019 8 days Hebridean Sky £11,919
13 Feb 2019 8 days Ocean Nova £10,765
13 Feb 2019 - AC 11 days Ocean Adventurer £14,000
16 Feb 2019 8 days Hebridean Sky £11,919
18 Feb 2019 - AC 10 days Ocean Nova £13,458

Prices are per person, based on a twin cabin - please contact us for details of triple, single and superior cabins.

AC: This departure attempts to cross the Antarctic Circle

Activity Key:
Kayaking

Camping

Snowshoeing

2019/20 Departures

Departure Duration Vessel Activities Prices from (pp)
02 Dec 2019 8 days Ocean Nova £9,996 - Waitlist only!
03 Dec 2019 8 days Ocean Adventurer £8,600
06 Dec 2019 8 days Magellan Explorer £10,765 - Waitlist only!
07 Dec 2019 8 days Ocean Nova £9,996 - Waitlist only!
08 Dec 2019 8 days Ocean Adventurer £8,600
11 Dec 2019 8 days Magellan Explorer £10,765
12 Dec 2019 8 days Ocean Nova £9,996
13 Dec 2019 8 days Ocean Adventurer £8,600
13 Dec 2019 8 days Hebridean Sky £11,535
16 Dec 2019 8 days Magellan Explorer £10,765
17 Dec 2019 8 days Ocean Nova £9,996 - Waitlist only!
18 Dec 2019 11 days Ocean Adventurer £13,800
18 Dec 2019 8 days Hebridean Sky £11,535
21 Dec 2019 8 days Magellan Explorer £10,765
22 Dec 2019 8 days Ocean Nova £11,535
23 Dec 2019 8 days Hebridean Sky £12,150
26 Dec 2019 8 days Magellan Explorer £12,150
27 Dec 2019 8 days Ocean Nova £11,535 - Waitlist only!
28 Dec 2019 8 days Hebridean Sky £12,150
31 Dec 2019 8 days Magellan Explorer £12,150 - Waitlist only!
01 Jan 2020 - AC 10 days Ocean Nova £13,842
05 Jan 2020 8 days Magellan Explorer £12,150
10 Jan 2020 8 days Ocean Adventurer £8,600
15 Jan 2020 8 days Ocean Adventurer £8,600
17 Jan 2020 8 days Ocean Nova £11,535 - Limited availability!
19 Jan 2020 8 days Magellan Explorer £12,150
22 Jan 2020 8 days Ocean Nova £11,535 - Waitlist only!
24 Jan 2020 8 days Magellan Explorer £12,150
25 Jan 2020 - AC 11 days Ocean Adventurer £13,800
27 Jan 2020 8 days Ocean Nova £11,535
29 Jan 2020 - AC 10 days Magellan Explorer £15,842
01 Feb 2020 8 days Ocean Nova £11,535
05 Feb 2020 8 days Magellan Explorer £12,150
06 Feb 2020 8 days Ocean Nova £11,535
09 Feb 2020 8 days World Explorer £11,400
10 Feb 2020 8 days Magellan Explorer £12,150
11 Feb 2020 8 days Ocean Nova £11,535
14 Feb 2020 8 days World Explorer £11,400
15 Feb 2020 8 days Magellan Explorer £12,150
16 Feb 2020 - AC 10 days Ocean Nova £13,842
19 Feb 2020 8 days World Explorer £11,400
20 Feb 2020 8 days Magellan Explorer £12,150
25 Feb 2020 8 days Magellan Explorer £12,150

Prices are per person, based on a twin cabin - please contact us for details of triple, single and superior cabins.

AC: This departure attempts to cross the Antarctic Circle

Activity Key:
Kayaking

Kayaking taster session

Camping

Paddle-boarding

What's Included

  • One night pre- & one night post-expedition hotel accommodation with breakfasts, in Punta Arenas
  • Welcome dinner in Punta Arenas
  • Return flights over the Drake Passage
  • Shipboard accommodation
  • All breakfasts, lunches & dinners on board
  • Tea & coffee available around the clock
  • All Zodiac transfers, cruising & shore landings
  • Presentations by the Expedition Team and guest speakers
  • Loan of rubber boots during voyage
  • All miscellaneous service taxes and port charges
  • 24 hour emergency assistance from our team during your holiday
  • No surcharge guarantee

NOTES

  • Expedition jackets are NOT provided on the Magellan Explorer, Ocean Nova or Hebridean Sky. On all other ships you will be provided with an expedition jacket to keep.

Please contact us for full details and to discuss the options best for you.

Itinerary & Vessels

Itinerary & Vessels

Day 1: Punta Arenas, Chile

Arrive in Punta Arenas and transfer to your hotel. Tonight you will enjoy a welcome dinner with your fellow passengers.

Day 2: Punta Arenas - King George Island, South Shetlands

Transfer to the airport and take your seat for the flight south. King George Island is part of the South Shetlands archipelago, which lie about 160km off the coast of Antarctica. Following an exploration of the area, head down to the beach on Fildes Bay where you will be transferred by Zodiac to your ship.

Days 3-6: South Shetland Islands & the Antarctic Peninsula

The next few days will be spent exploring this incredible region - your itinerary will be dependent on weather and ice conditions, but highlights may include the huge flooded caldera of Deception Island, the wildlife of Livingston Island, Port Lockroy or Cuverville Island. Look out for whales, penguins and seals and enjoy spectacular scenery and breathtaking icebergs from the ship or Zodiacs.

Day 7: King George Island - Punta Arenas

Returning north disembark at King George Island and board the flight back to Punta Arenas. Enjoy an overnight stay in the city.

Day 8: Punta Arenas

Enjoy breakfast with your fellow expeditioners in the hotel before saying your farewells.

Notes

  • All voyage itineraries are intended as a guideline only - embracing the unexpected is part of the legacy of expedition travel. Actual routes and landings will be dependent on weather, sea and ice conditions. A degree of flexibility is essential in the polar regions!
  • The above sample itinerary is based on the 8-day voyage on the Ocean Adventurer. Other departures may vary in duration and routing, ie alternative embarkation or disembarkation ports, or do not include the pre-voyage hotel night. Please contact us for specific details.

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Grade: Superior

Type: Expedition Ship

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Island Sky

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Type: Expedition Ship

The Island Sky is a small expedition vessel offering spacious suites and elegant touches throughout.

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Ocean Adventurer

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Grade: Standard

Type: Expedition Ship

An attractive ice-strengthened vessel, the Ocean Adventurer features plenty of outside deck space making this a great choice for a polar adventure.

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Ocean Nova

Antarctica

Grade: Simple

Type: Expedition Ship

The Ocean Nova is one of our smaller ships, simple and practical with fresh modern style.

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Polar Pioneer

Antarctica

Grade: Simple

Type: Expedition Ship

One of our smallest ships, the Polar Pioneer offers traditional expedition voyaging with a range of optional adventure activities.  

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The Greg Mortimer

Antarctica

Grade: Deluxe

Type: Expedition Ship

Brand new for 2019, the Greg Mortimer is a custom-built expedition ship featuring cutting-edge design, superior comfort and environmentally friendly technology.

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Akademik Ioffe

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Grade: Standard

Type: Expedition Ship

The Akademik Ioffe is fast and stable, but what really sets her apart is a high level of personal service and a focus on well-being.

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Akademik Sergey Vavilov

Antarctica

Grade: Standard

Type: Expedition Ship

One of our fastest and most stable ships, the Akademik Sergey Vavilov delivers excellent service levels with a focus on well-being and learning.

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Ocean Endeavour

Antarctica

Grade: Deluxe

Type: Expedition Ship

The Ocean Endeavour is a bright and spacious purpose-built expedition ship, with excellent facilities, a range of optional activities and a focus on health and wellbeing.  

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Magellan Explorer

Antarctica

Grade: Deluxe

Type: Expedition Ship

Custom-designed for polar fly-in voyages, the luxurious Magellan Explorer benefits from the latest technology making her safe, efficient and environmentally friendly.

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World Explorer

Grade: Deluxe

Type: Expedition Ship

The World Explorer is a new state of the art, purpose-built expedition vessel, among the fastest and most luxurious in our fleet of small ships.

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World Explorer

The World Explorer is a new state of the art, purpose-built expedition vessel, among the fastest and most luxurious in our fleet of small ships.

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