Fly-In Antarctica

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Availability : Select Dates, October - March

Fly-In Antarctica

Highlights Include:

  • Avoiding the Drake Passage by flying over it
  • Cruising along the West Antarctic Peninsula
  • Fastest way to Antarctica
  • Playing with the penguins
  • Opportunities for snowshoeing and kayaking
Tour Details

From: $11,395 per person | Single supplement on request

8 days

2018 Departures: Select Dates, October – March

Keep your camera ready as you cruise in a Zodiac in search of whales, seabirds, and astounding icebergs. Beaches dotted with leopard seals and penguins give way to icy plateaus, with snow-capped mountain peaks looming behind. You’ll find yourself thankful for the near-constant sunlight by which you can continue to take it all in.

This is a cruise itinerary for an eight-day Antarctic Peninsula cruise. More Antarctica cruises at varying lengths are available, please inquire for more information.

Day 1Arrive in Punta Arenas, Chile | Meals: D

Arrive in Punta Arenas, Chile, before 2:00 p.m., where you are welcomed and transferred to your hotel. In the afternoon, you attend a mandatory briefing that provides important information about your voyage and reviews the essential guidelines for Antarctic visitors. Later, gather for a welcome dinner and meet your fellow adventurers while enjoying a typical regional menu. Overnight in Punta Arenas

Day 2Flight to Antarctica | Meals: B L D

Your Antarctic adventure begins with a two-hour flight from Punta Arenas to King George Island, in the South Shetland Islands. As you exit the airplane, the clear Antarctic air fills your lungs for the first time. Explore the area surrounding Chile’s Frei Station and Russia’s Bellingshausen station, before boarding a Zodiac to embark on your expedition. Overnight on board

Days 3-6Exploring Antarctica | Meals: B L D

Cruise between the South Shetland Islands and the western coast of the Antarctic Peninsula, sailing along ice-filled fjords and among spectacular icebergs, while enjoying the company of sea birds, penguins, seals, and whales. Each day, disembark by Zodiac and explore the landscape together with expert polar guides. On board the ship, attend an engaging program of lectures and presentations, and enjoy spectacular views from the lounge while sharing your daily adventures with fellow guests.

No journey is the same, as flexibility is the key to success in Antarctica. The Expedition Team sets the voyage route to take advantage of the ever-changing opportunities provided by nature, crafting a unique and extraordinary experience each time. While the exact itinerary changes with each expedition, you will explore several spots that offer the best possible overview of the varied Antarctic environment. Your voyage may include visits to sites such as Paulet Island, Hope Bay, Port Lockroy, Petermann Island, Paradise Bay, Deception Island, the Lemaire Channel, or many other magnificent places. Overnights on board

Day 7Return flight from Antarctica | Meals: B L

Return to King George Island and bid farewell to Antarctica before boarding the flight back to Punta Arenas. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel for the night. Overnight in Punta Arenas

Day 8Depart Punta Arenas, Chile | Meals: B

After breakfast, transfer to the Punta Arenas airport for your onward flight.

  • Two nights’ accommodation in Punta Arenas
  • Five nights’ accommodation on board Zodiac vessel
  • Transfers as indicated, including flights to/from Punta Arenas-Frei Station
  • Meals as indicated (B-Breakfast, L-Lunch, D-Dinner)
  • Wine, beer, juice, and soft drinks served with lunch and dinner while on board ship
  • Coffee, tea, hot chocolate, cappuccino, water, and snacks on board ship throughout the expedition
  • All guided shore excursions
  • Lectures and entertainment on board
  • Comprehensive pre- and post-voyage information material
  • Use of waterproof boots for landing in Antarctica
Not Included
  • Flights to/from Chile
  • Airline fees including meals, seat reservations, and luggage costs
  • Travel insurance (emergency medical & evacuation coverage is required)
  • Fees for passports, visas, or health vaccinations
  • Transfers, sightseeing, activities, meals and beverages not specified
  • Luggage handling at airports and hotels
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature such as laundry, spa services, internet, phone, etc.
  • There is a customary gratuity at the end of the voyage for stewards and other service personnel aboard (guidelines will be provided by Borton Overseas)

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