Peninsula Fly-In

from £8600
excluding flights *
7, 10–11 nights Jan-Mar, Dec
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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.

2019/20 Departures - Prices are per person, based on a twin cabin

Departure Duration Vessel Activities Prices from (pp)
02 Dec 2019 8 days Ocean Nova £10,396 - Waitlist only!
03 Dec 2019 8 days Ocean Adventurer £8,600
06 Dec 2019 8 days Magellan Explorer £11,196 - Waitlist only!
07 Dec 2019 8 days Ocean Nova £10,396 - Waitlist only!
08 Dec 2019 8 days Ocean Adventurer £8,600
11 Dec 2019 8 days Magellan Explorer £11,196
12 Dec 2019 8 days Ocean Nova £10,396 - Limited availability!
13 Dec 2019 8 days Ocean Adventurer £8,600
13 Dec 2019 8 days Hebridean Sky £11,996
16 Dec 2019 8 days Magellan Explorer £11,196
17 Dec 2019 8 days Ocean Nova £10,396 - 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 £11,196
22 Dec 2019 8 days Ocean Nova £11,996
23 Dec 2019 8 days Hebridean Sky £12,636
26 Dec 2019 8 days Magellan Explorer £12,636
27 Dec 2019 8 days Ocean Nova £11,996 - Waitlist only!
28 Dec 2019 8 days Hebridean Sky £12,636
31 Dec 2019 8 days Magellan Explorer £12,636 - Waitlist only!
01 Jan 2020 AC 10 days Ocean Nova £14,396
05 Jan 2020 8 days Magellan Explorer £12,636
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 £11,996 - Limited availability!
19 Jan 2020 8 days Magellan Explorer £12,636
22 Jan 2020 8 days Ocean Nova £11,996 - Waitlist only!
25 Jan 2020 AC 11 days Ocean Adventurer £13,800
27 Jan 2020 8 days Ocean Nova £11,996 - Waitlist only!
29 Jan 2020 AC 10 days Magellan Explorer £16,476
01 Feb 2020 8 days Ocean Nova £11,996
05 Feb 2020 8 days Magellan Explorer £12,636
06 Feb 2020 8 days Ocean Nova £11,996
09 Feb 2020 8 days World Explorer £11,400
10 Feb 2020 8 days Magellan Explorer £12,636
11 Feb 2020 8 days Ocean Nova £11,996
14 Feb 2020 8 days World Explorer £11,400
15 Feb 2020 8 days Magellan Explorer £12,636
16 Feb 2020 AC 10 days Ocean Nova £14,396
19 Feb 2020 8 days World Explorer £11,400
20 Feb 2020 8 days Magellan Explorer £12,636
25 Feb 2020 8 days Magellan Explorer £12,636

AC: This departure attempts to cross the Antarctic Circle

Activity Key:
Kayaking

Kayaking taster session

Camping

Paddle-boarding

2020/21 Departures - Prices are per person, based on a twin cabin

Departure Durtaion Vessel Activities Prices from (pp) Special Interest
06 Dec 2020 8 days Magellan Explorer £11,196
07 Dec 2020 8 days Ocean Adventurer £9,100
07 Dec 2020 8 days Ocean Nova £10,796
12 Dec 2020 8 days Ocean Adventurer £9,100
13 Dec 2020 8 days Hebridean Sky £11,996
16 Dec 2020 8 days Magellan Explorer £11,196
17 Dec 2020 8 days Ocean Adventurer £9,100
17 Dec 2020 8 days Ocean Nova £10,796
18 Dec 2020 8 days Hebridean Sky £11,996
21 Dec 2020 8 days Magellan Explorer £12,636
22 Dec 2020 8 days Ocean Adventurer £9,500
22 Dec 2020 8 days Ocean Nova £12,316
23 Dec 2020 8 days Hebridean Sky £12,796
26 Dec 2020 8 days Magellan Explorer £12,636
27 Dec 2020 * 8 days Ocean Adventurer £9,500
27 Dec 2020 12 days Greg Mortimer £10,160
27 Dec 2020 8 days Ocean Nova £12,316
28 Dec 2020 8 days Hebridean Sky £12,796
31 Dec 2020 8 days Magellan Explorer £12,636
01 Jan 2021 AC 10 days Ocean Nova £14,396
05 Jan 2021 11 days Greg Mortimer £10,000
13 Jan 2021 ~ 11 days Greg Mortimer £10,480
14 Jan 2021 8 days Magellan Explorer £12,636
16 Jan 2021 8 days Ocean Adventurer £9,500
17 Jan 2021 8 days Ocean Nova £12,316
19 Jan 2021 8 days Magellan Explorer £12,636
21 Jan 2021 8 days Ocean Adventurer £9,500
22 Jan 2021 8 days Ocean Nova £12,316
24 Jan 2021 AC 10 days Magellan Explorer £16,476
26 Jan 2021 AC 11 days Ocean Adventurer £15,100
27 Jan 2021 8 days Ocean Nova £12,316
31 Jan 2021 8 days Magellan Explorer £12,636
01 Feb 2021 8 days Ocean Nova £12,316
05 Feb 2021 8 days Magellan Explorer £12,636 Chinese speaking
10 Feb 2021 8 days Magellan Explorer £12,636 Chinese speaking
11 Feb 2021 8 days Ocean Nova £12,316 Chinese speaking
12 Feb 2021 * 12 days Greg Mortimer £10,480
15 Feb 2021 8 days Magellan Explorer £12,636
16 Feb 2021 AC 10 days Ocean Nova £14,396
18 Feb 2021 AC 11 days World Explorer £21,200
20 Feb 2021 8 days Magellan Explorer £12,636
26 Feb 2021 8 days World Explorer £13,600
01 Mar 2021 ~ 11 days Greg Mortimer £10,160
03 Mar 2021 AC 11 days World Explorer £21,200

AC: This departure attempts to cross the Antarctic Circle

* This departure embarks in Ushuaia and disembarks in King George Island (with a flight to Punta Arenas)
~ This departure embarks in King George Island (with a flight from Punta Arenas) and disembarks in Ushuaia
All other departures depart from and return to Punta Arenas

Activity Key:
Kayaking

Kayaking taster session

Camping

Paddle-boarding Snowshoeing

Snorkelling

Mountaineering

Diving

What's Included

  • 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
  • Full financial protection »

NOTES

  • A pre-voyage night in a hotel in either Punta Arenas or Ushuaia is included on voyages aboard the Greg Mortimer
  • One night pre- & one night post-expedition hotel accommodation in Punta Arenas is included in voyages aboard the Ocean Adventurer, World Explorer, Magellan Explorer, Ocean Nova and Hebredian Sky
  • Return flights over the Drake Passage are included with all ships, except voyages on the Greg Mortimer where you embark or disembark in Ushuaia

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.

Hebridean Sky

Antarctica

Grade: Superior

Type: Expedition Ship

The ice-strengthened Hebridean Sky is an ‘all suite’ vessel offering a classic expedition cruising style, combined with superior accommodation and an exceptional level of service.

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Ocean Adventurer

Multi-destination

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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The Greg Mortimer

Multi-destination

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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Ocean Endeavour

Multi-destination

Grade: Superior

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

Multi-destination

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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