Antarctica and South Georgia Air-Cruise

AvionBAE-146
Fly the Drake — Magellan Explorer
71 Passengers
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Travel in the footsteps of explorer Ernest Shackleton to the extremes of the Southern Hemisphere! Visit the Antarctic Peninsula and South Georgia aboard Magellan Explorer. Enjoy views of spectacular mountains and towering icebergs, and visit extraordinary snowy landscapes and remote penguin rookeries.

Day 1 — Start of the Air-Cruise

We welcome you in Punta Arenas, Chile. Transfer to your hotel and attend a mandatory briefing that provides important information about your voyage and reviews the essential guidelines for Antarctic visitors. A welcome dinner introduces you to the local gastronomy as you meet fellow adventurers from around the world.

Day 2 — Scheduled flight to Antarctica

A smooth two-hour flight takes you efficiently from Punta Arenas to King George Island, in the South Shetland Islands. Your Antarctic adventure begins as you exit the airplane and 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 your expedition vessel.

Days 3 to 5 — Exploring Antarctica

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 seabirds, 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 in the Gerlache Strait that offer the best possible overview of the varied Antarctic environment.

Day 6 — Elephant Island

Sailing north of the Antarctic Peninsula, we hope to stop at Elephant Island. It was here that the crew of Shackleton’s Endurance found refuge while he and five handpicked men carried on in a small open lifeboat, crossing 800 mi (1,300 km) of open sea to South Georgia in order to arrange the rescue of their comrades. While the stormy conditions of this area rarely allow a shore landing, you will be able to see the island from the ship.

Days 7 & 8 — Sailing to South Georgia

As we sail on northward, our historian and our naturalists offer presentations and informal chats. There is time to socialize in the ship’s lounge and to be inspired by tales of exploration, while keeping an eye out for the region’s abundant birdlife.

Days 9 to 11 — South Georgia

The island of South Georgia is a diverse landscape of majestic mountains, massive glaciers, grassy uplands and deep fjords. Visit the former whaling outpost of Grytviken, where you may pay your respects at the simple grave of Ernest Shackleton. At St. Andrew’s Bay be overwhelmed by the sight of 150,000 King Penguins. At Cooper Island, the nesting home of thousands of black-browed albatrosses, see a large colony of macaroni penguins. If the weather is favorable, visits are also planned at Fortuna Bay, Salisbury Plains, Prion Island, and Elsehul Bay.

Days 12 to 14 — Sailing towards South America

As the ship heads to South America, the Expedition Team continue their program of presentations. Use this time to enhance your understanding of the region and its history: Enjoy the collection of themed books in the library, attend film screenings, and spend time socializing in the ship’s lounge. Take your binoculars to the outside observation decks and spot for the great wondering albatross that may be soaring in the proximity of the ship.

Day 15 — At sea and Beagle Channel

Approach the South American continent and sail along the Beagle Channel. Take in the beauty of Tierra del Fuego to the north and Navarino Island to the south as you make your way to Ushuaia.

Day 16 — Ushuaia, Argentina

Arrival to Ushuaia, where your journey ends.

* Itinerary may be subject to change

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Rates Antarctica 2019-20
Triple Suite
Porthole
Veranda
Deluxe Veranda
Penthouse Suite
Grand Suite
Single Veranda
Kayak, Snowshoe
$12,995Full$13,995Full$15,995Full$16,995Full$20,995Full$23,995Full$23,995Full
Kayak, Snowshoe
$12,995Full$13,995Full$15,995Full$16,995Full$20,995Full$23,995Full$23,995Full
Kayak, Snowshoe
$12,995Full$13,995Full$15,995Full$16,995Full$20,995Full$23,995Full$23,995Full
Kayak, Snowshoe
$14,595Full$15,795Full$17,995Full$18,995Full$23,495Full$26,995Full$26,995Full
Kayak, Snowshoe
$14,595Full$15,795Full$17,995Full$18,995Full$23,495Full$26,995Full$26,995Full
$14,595Full$15,795Full$17,995Full$18,995Full$23,495Full$26,995Full$26,995Full
Kayak, Snowshoe
$18,995Full$20,595Full$23,495Full$24,795Full$29,995Full$33,995Full$33,995Full
Kayak, Snowshoe
$14,595Full$15,795Full$17,995Full$18,995Limited$23,495Full$26,995Full$26,995Full
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$14,595Full$15,795Full$17,995Full$18,995Full$23,495Full$26,995Full$26,995Full
Kayak, Snowshoe
$14,595Full$15,795Full$17,995Full$18,995Full$23,495Full$26,995Full$26,995Full
Kayak, Snowshoe
$14,595Full$15,795Full$17,995Full$18,995Full$23,495Full$26,995Limited$26,995Full
Kayak, Snowshoe
$14,595Full$15,795Full$17,995Full$18,995Full$23,495Full$26,995Full$26,995Full
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$14,395Full$15,395Full$17,495Full$18,495Full$21,995Full$25,495 $25,495Limited
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Rates are per person, double occupancy. Single travelers wanting to share can do so in Porthole and Veranda Cabins only. Triple cabins are for 3 people traveling together only.

If wanting to book a single cabin and no single cabins are available, single supplement is 1.85 x shared cost for Porthole and Veranda Cabins and 2x the shared cost for all other cabins.

Kayaking Option - $895 - 10 total kayak spots. Book and pay prior to departure.
Snowshoeing/Hiking Option - $85/excursion - limited to 12 participants. Book and pay onboard.

A minimum of $50,000 USD worth of emergency evacuation insurance is mandatory for these voyage.

Single travelers who book a Twin Cabin on a shared basis will be accommodated in single rooms at the hotel at single supplement rates.

Preferred seating is available on the Antarctica flight ($495 R/T). Preferred seating is at the front of the aircraft in either a window or aisle seat with an empty middle seat between.

All trips subject to possible fuel surcharge.

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Please note that availability is updated about once a week.
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Rates Antarctica 2020-21
Triple Suite
Porthole
Veranda
Deluxe Veranda
Penthouse Suite
Grand Suite
Single Veranda
Kayak, Snowshoe
$12,995Full$13,9951 Berth$16,995Full$17,995 $21,995 $23,995 $23,995Limited
Kayak, Snowshoe
$12,995Full$13,995Full$16,995Full$17,995Full$21,995Full$23,995 $23,995Limited
Kayak, Snowshoe
$14,595Full$15,795Full$18,995Full$19,995Full$23,995Limited$26,995 $26,995 
Kayak, Snowshoe
$14,595Full$15,795Full$18,995Full$19,995Limited$23,995Full$26,995Full$26,995Full
Kayak, Snowshoe
$14,595Full$15,795Limited$18,995Full$19,995Full$23,995Full$26,995 $26,995Limited
Kayak, Snowshoe
$14,595Full$15,795Limited$18,995Full$19,995Limited$23,995 $26,995 $26,995Limited
Kayak, Snowshoe
$14,595Full$15,7951 Berth$18,995Limited$19,995Full$23,995 $26,995 $26,995Limited
Kayak, Snowshoe
$18,995Full$20,595Full$23,995Full$24,995Full$29,995Full$33,995 $33,995Full
Kayak, Snowshoe
$14,595Full$15,795Full$18,995Full$19,995Full$23,995Limited$26,995 $26,995Limited
Kayak, Snowshoe
$14,595 $15,795 $18,995Limited$19,995Full$23,995 $26,995 $26,995 
Kayak, Snowshoe
Dedicated Mandarin and Cantonese-Speaking Departure
$14,595 $15,795 $18,995 $19,995 $23,995 $26,995 $26,995 
Kayak, Snowshoe
$14,595Full$15,795Limited$18,995Limited$19,995 $23,995Limited$26,995 $26,995 
Kayak, Snowshoe
$14,595Full$15,795Limited$18,995Limited$19,995 $23,995 $26,995 $26,995 
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Rates are per person, double occupancy. Single travelers wanting to share can do so in Porthole and Veranda Cabins only. Triple cabins are for 3 people traveling together only.

If wanting to book a single cabin and no single cabins are available, single supplement is 1.85 x shared cost for Porthole and Veranda Cabins and 2x the shared cost for all other cabins.

Kayaking Option - $895 - 10 total kayak spots. Book and pay prior to departure.
Snowshoeing/Hiking Option - $85/excursion - limited to 12 participants. Book and pay onboard.

A minimum of $50,000 USD worth of emergency evacuation insurance is mandatory for these voyage.

Single travelers who book a Twin Cabin on a shared basis will be accommodated in single rooms at the hotel at single supplement rates.

Preferred seating is available on the Antarctica flight ($495 R/T). Preferred seating is at the front of the aircraft in either a window or aisle seat with an empty middle seat between.

All trips subject to possible fuel surcharge.

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    Grand Suite
Located on Deck 4 • 2 twin beds or 1 king-size bed (queen only in #405) • Separate living area with queen-size sofa-bed and coffee table • Desk and chair sets in both living and bedroom areas • 2 armchairs with side tables • 2 private balconies with sitting areas • Combo Euro-American electrical outlets with USB port • Safe • Telephone • Hairdryer • Selection of snacks restocked daily • Mini-bar restocked daily • Coffee maker • 2 larger private bathrooms with separate shower • Premium bathroom amenities • Bathrobes and slippers
440 sq ft / 40 m²
    Penthouse Suite
Located on Deck 5 • 2 twin beds or 1 king-size bed • Separate sitting area with sofa and coffee table • Desk and chair • 2 armchairs • Private balcony with sitting area • Combo Euro-American electrical outlets with USB port • Safe • Closed-circuit TV screen • Telephone • Hairdryer • Selection of snacks restocked daily • Mini-bar restocked daily • Coffee maker • Larger private bathroom with separate shower • Premium bathroom amenities • Bathrobes and slippers
330 sq ft / 30 m²
  Deluxe Veranda Cabin
Located on Deck 4 • 2 twin beds or 1 king-size bed (queen only in #409) • Desk and chair • 1 armchair with side table • Private balcony with sitting area • Combo Euro-American electrical outlets with USB port • Safe • Telephone • Hairdryer • Selection of snacks restocked daily • Mini-bar restocked daily • Coffee maker • Larger private bathroom with separate shower • Premium bathroom amenities • Bathrobes and slippers
220 sq ft / 20 m²
  Veranda Cabin
Located on Deck 3 • 2 twin beds or 1 king-size bed • Desk and chair • 1 armchair with side table • Private balcony with sitting area • Combo Euro-American electrical outlets with USB port • Safe • Telephone • Hairdryer • Private bathroom with separate shower • Bathroom amenities • Bathrobes and slippers
220 sq ft / 20 m²
  Porthole Cabin
Located on Deck 3 • 2 twin beds or 1 king-size bed • Desk and chair • 2 armchairs with side table • Combo Euro-American electrical outlets with USB port • Safe • Telephone • Hairdryer • Private bathroom with separate shower • Bathroom amenities • Bathrobes and slippers
220 sq ft / 20 m²
  Single Veranda Cabin
Located on Deck 3 • 1 king-size bed • Desk and chair • 1 armchair with side table • Private balcony with sitting area • Combo Euro-American electrical outlets with USB port • Safe • Telephone • Hairdryer • Private bathroom with separate shower • Bathroom amenities • Bathrobe and slippers
220 sq ft / 20 m²
  Triple Suite
Located on Deck 4 • 2 twin beds and 1 queen-size bed (max. occupancy 3 people) • Separate living area with sofa and coffee table • Desks and chair sets in both living and bedroom areas • 2 armchairs with side tables • 2 private balconies with sitting areas • Combo Euro-American electrical outlets with USB port • Safe • Telephone • Hairdryer • Selection of snacks restocked daily • Mini-bar restocked daily • Coffee maker • 2 larger private bathrooms with separate shower • Premium bathroom amenities • Bathrobes and slippers
440 sq ft / 40 m²