South Georgia and Antarctica Air-Cruise

AvionBAE-146
Fly the Drake — Magellan Explorer
73 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

Our staff welcomes you in Ushuaia, Argentina, at the pier. Board your ship in the afternoon and sail along the Beagle Channel towards South Georgia.

Days 2 to 4 — Sailing to South Georgia

As we sail toward South Georgia, our historian and our naturalist offer a series of presentations. There is time to socialize in the ship’s lounge, while keeping an eye out for the region’s birdlife.

Days 5 to 8 — Exploring 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. Depending on conditions, possible stops can include St. Andrew’s Bay where you could be overwhelmed by the sight of 150,000 king penguins, Cooper Island to see the nesting home of thousands of black-browed albatrosses and 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 9 & 10 — Sailing to the Antarctic Peninsula

As the ship heads to Antarctica, the program of presentations continues. Use this time to enhance your understanding of the region and its history.

Day 11 — Elephant Island

Sailing south, 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 to South Georgia. While stormy conditions rarely allow a shore landing, you will see the island from the ship.

Days 12 to 15 — 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. Each day, disembark by Zodiac and explore the landscape together with expert polar guides.

No journey is the same and flexibility is the key to success in Antarctica. The expedition team plans the voyage route to take advantage of the ever-changing opportunities provided by Nature. You will explore several spots in the Gerlache Strait that offer the best possible overview of the varied Antarctic environment.

Day 16 — Antarctica and scheduled return flight

Upon reaching King George Island, disembark at Fildes Bay. A 1.25-mi (2-km) walk takes you through Chile’s Frei Station and Russia’s Bellingshausen Station to the aircraft. Bid farewell to Antarctica as you board the flight back to Punta Arenas. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel for the night. (Note: Meals in Punta Arenas are at your leisure and not included in the program).

Day 17 — End of the Air-Cruise

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

* Itinerary may be subject to change

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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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Triple Suite
Porthole
Veranda
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Penthouse Suite
Grand Suite
Kayak, Snowshoe
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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
  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