Antarctic Express: Fly the Drake

Adventurer Cruise Ship
Sea Adventurer
117 Passengers
Adventure Options

Skip the four days of Drake Passage crossings and optimize your Antarctica experience by flying! A short three-hour flight is all it takes to travel between Punta Arenas, Chile and King George Island. Once in Antarctica, you'll waste no time being inundated with the sheer beauty and dramatic landscapes of the white continent. Within hours of your departure you'll be greeted by our team of experts on the ship and be on the lookout for penguins and whales in Antarctica.

In Brief:

• The fastest, most direct way to Antarctica;
• Fly over Drake Passage;
• All the Antarctic Peninsula highlights;
• Photography instruction included; and
• Optional polar camping along the Peninsula.

 

Day 1 — Punta Arenas, Chile

Your adventure begins in Punta Arenas, Chile, the most populated city in Patagonia. If you arrive early, there are many museums, restaurants and shops to keep you busy. By early afternoon, a representative will meet everyone at the official starting point hotel, where you’ll enjoy a welcome dinner and be briefed about preparing for your embarkation day.

Day 2 — Embarkation Day

Your flight from Punta Arenas to Antarctica will have you smoothly crossing the legendary Drake Passage in only a few hours. Way below, the ship is also approaching King George Island, after having spent a couple of days of cruising the Drake. With clear skies, you’ll be rewarded with a rare sight – seeing the Antarctic from above! After landing, stretch your legs and spend some time exploring the island before being transferred by Zodiac to your ship. Meet the rest of your shipmates and set sail to explore Antarctica.

Day 3 to 6 — Antarctic Peninsula & South Shetland Islands

There are few places in the world as evocative as Antarctica. As we approach the white continent, don’t be surprised if you are overcome by feelings of excitement and awe. Much of Antarctica is indescribable and can only be fully appreciated through the human eye. It is nearly impossible to put into words the size and scale of everything in the Antarctic, you’ll be intimidated and mesmerized at the same time.

As the Captain and Expedition Team keep their eyes out for whales and seabirds, you’ll be alerted to any new sightings. Our team of expert lecturers will also provide in-depth explanations of the geology, history and wildlife of the region.

Even more exciting are your daily excursions to land. Your first Zodiac landing is something you’ll never forget! Walking up to a beach that is dotted with penguins and seals is the most intimate way to experience the unique wildlife of Antarctica.

Each landing is different and is dependent on weather, but every day presents new sightings and photo opportunities. You may take a Zodiac cruise in search of whales and icebergs in Pleneau Island one day, followed by a hike to a chinstrap penguin rookery the next day.

From the booming shot of a calving glacier at Petermann Island to the thrill of watching a leopard seal hunt a penguin, you’ll wake early and welcome each day with sense of excitement and desire to explore that which is unrivaled by any other travel experience. Our Expedition Team will be with you all along, providing insights into the places you visit and the wildlife you see.

Day 7 — Disembarkation & Fly to Punta Arenas

After so many awe–inspiring visuals and memorable days of wildlife encounters, you’ll finally be able to stop and take a breath again. Say goodbye to the Expedition Team and disembark at King George Island for your three-hour flight across the Drake Passage to Punta Arenas, Chile. After we transfer you from the airport to the hotel, you can enjoy one final dinner to reminisce about all the sights and sounds of Antarctica.

Day 8 — Depart for Home

After breakfast, you are free to continue on your own travels or make your way to the Punta Arenas airport for your homeward flights.

Note:
This itinerary includes one pre-expedition and one post-expedition hotel night in Punta Arenas.

 

* Itinerary may be subject to change

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Suite
Camp, Kayak, Snowshoe
$5,995
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$7,995
 
$8,995
Full
$9,995
Full
$10,995
Full
$11,995
Full
$13,995
 
Camp, Kayak, Snowshoe

Discounts: Premium Cabins- $1,500
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Full
$8,995
Full
$9,995
Full
$10,995
Full
$11,995
Full
$12,995
Full
$14,995
Full
Kayak

Discounts: Premium Cabins- $1,500
Standard Cabins- $1,000
(Prices in Red) Expires Dec 31st 2014
$6,995
Full
$8,995
$7,995
$9,995
Full
$10,995
$9,995
$11,995
$10,995
$12,995
$11,495
$14,995
$13,495
Camp, Kayak, Snowshoe
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$18,995
 
$20,995
Full
$22,995
Full
$24,995
Full
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$29,995
Full
$31,995
Full
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$7,995
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$9,995
 
$10,995
 
$11,595
Full
$12,595
Full
$13,995
Full
$15,995
Full
Camp, Kayak
- Full -
$10,995
Full
$12,995
Full
$13,995
Full
$14,995
Full
$15,595
Full
$16,995
Full
$17,995
Full
Kayak
- Full -
$8,995
Full
$10,995
Full
$11,995
Full
$12,595
Full
$13,595
Full
$14,995
Full
$16,995
Full
Kayak
$7,995
Full
$9,995
 
$10,995
Full
$11,595
 
$12,595
 
$13,995
Full
$15,995
 
Kayak
- Very Limited Availability -
$9,295
Full
$11,295
Full
$12,295
Full
$13,295
Full
$14,295
Full
$15,295
Full
$17,295
 
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$11,998
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Single cabin prices are 1.7 times the cost of the appropriate twin-share prices listed above except for superior and above which are 2x the price listed above. If you are a solo traveler requesting to share a cabin note that Superior and above can not be shared.

Adventure Options: Kayaking - $950, Camping - $250, Snowshoe-Included, Photography-Included. Adventure options must be pre-booked and paid for prior to start of the trip. Space is subject to availability. Camping is limited to 30 and Kayaking to 16 individuals. Some activities require experience.

All trips subject to possible fuel surcharge.

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Triple
Lower Deck Twin
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Suite
Camp, Kayak, Snowshoe

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$7,646
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$10,496
Camp, Kayak, Snowshoe

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$7,646
$9,995
$8,496
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$10,196
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$13,995
$10,496
Kayak
$17,995
 
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Full
Camp, Kayak

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$8,496
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$13,086
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$17,395
$13,046
$18,395
$13,796
Kayak
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$13,995
 
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$15,995
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$11,896
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$21,995
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Cruise Price does not include international airfare.  Rates are per person based on double occupancy.

Single cabin prices are 1.7 times the cost of the appropriate twin-share prices listed above except for superior and above which are 2x the price listed above. If you are a solo traveler requesting to share a cabin note that Superior and above can not be shared.

Adventure Options: Kayaking - $950, Camping - $250, Snowshoe-Included, Photography-Included. Adventure options must be pre-booked and paid for prior to start of the trip. Space is subject to availability. Camping is limited to 30 and Kayaking to 16 individuals. Some activities require experience.

All trips subject to possible fuel surcharge.

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