Antarctica Fly & Cruise

Air charter and luxury small cruise expedition to the Antarctic Peninsula

LUXURY FLY & CRUISE EXPEDITION ANTARCTICA

Maximize your time exploring the mainland during an Antarctica luxury fly and cruise expedition. You will fly between Punta Arenas, located in Chilean Patagonia, and the South Shetland Islands, located in Antarctica, on a chartered aircraft. Flying allows you to avoid at-sea days in the choppy waters of the Drake Passage so that you can spend more time in Antarctica. After your flight (approx. 2 hours) lands on King George Island, you will board the Magellan Explorer, a luxurious boutique ship, and set sail for the Antarctic Peninsula, located on the continent’s mainland. There, you will spend the following days exploring the icy expanse of one of the planet’s last remaining frontiers. Explore the inlets and bays of the majestic shoreline with zodiac excursions, and land on the continent itself for trekking and wildlife spotting. Your luxury fly and sail expedition to the Antarctic Peninsula aboard the Magellan Explorer comes to a close when you return to the South Shetland Islands and fly back to Punta Arenas, where you will spend a final night before your departing flight.

A Taste of Blue Parallel's Insider Access

  • Private, custom-made adventures in Chilean Patagonia
  • Overall personal logistical assistance before and after cruise
  • Custom-made pre- and post-cruise extensions designed by experts in the region

The Discovery

  • Punta Arenas
  • South Shetland Islands
  • Antarctic Peninsula

The Adventure

  • Hiking
  • Wildlife
  • Polar explorations
  • Zodiac excursions
  • Kayaking

DURATION

8 days

WHEN TO GO?

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LUXURY FLY & SAIL EXPEDITION TO THE ANTARCTIC PENINSULA ABOARD THE MAGELLAN EXPLORER

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Note: This private tour to Antarctica is an example, as all of our luxury journeys are custom-made.

Note: This private tour to Antarctica is an example, as all of our luxury journeys are custom-made.

Punta Arenas (1 night)

A domestic flight from Santiago takes you to Punta Arenas, located in Chilean Patagonia. Upon your arrival, head to your hotel by private transfer. There, spend the afternoon relaxing at your leisure before attending a mandatory briefing that will provide you with important information for the upcoming expedition to Antarctica.

Cruise around Antarctica (5 nights)

From Punta Arenas, a two-hour flight takes you to King George Island, the most populated island in the South Shetland Islands. Upon your arrival in Antarctica, pass by several active research stations as you head to the shoreline, where a quick Zodiac ride transfers you to your ship, the Magellan Explorer. The vessel, constructed in 2019, offers an intimate experience with a capacity of 73 guests in 39 cabins, many of which feature balconies. Rest and relax between excursions in thoughtfully designed common areas such as a glass-enclosed observatory, library, and forward-facing outdoor observation deck. You will also enjoy amenities such as the gym, sauna, and bar areas. Additionally, while aboard, you will have access to lectures and presentations by experts in the region. This rich educational program will allow you to fully appreciate and understand your spectacular surroundings as you discover one of the world’s least-visited regions. 

From the Shetland Islands, set sail south toward the mainland’s Antarctic Peninsula, where you will have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to spend four days exploring the continent of Antarctica. The Captain will determine your exact itinerary based on current conditions and wildlife movements. Each day will bring a new adventure with Zodiac excursions, guided hikes, wildlife spotting, and more. Marvel at the stark expanse of the Antarctic landscape – the towering icebergs of the Penola Strait that dwarf your ship, the jugged rock formations of the Gerlache Strait that break through the white – and enjoy close encounters with wildlife such as whales, seals, penguins, and more. 

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Punta Arenas (1 night)

On the sixth day of your cruise, you will return to the South Shetland Islands to fly back to Punta Arenas on a chartered flight. The following day, a private transfer takes you to the airport in Punta Arenas for your departing flight.

DESTINATIONS TRAVEL TIME
PUNTA ARENAS KING GEORGE ISLAND 2 hrs
KING GEORGE ISLAND KING GEORGE ISLAND 7 nights / 8 days
KING GEORGE ISLAND PUNTA ARENAS 2 hrs

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PRICE REFERENCE

Recommended stay 8-12 days
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Note: Prices will vary based on the specifics of your itinerary and the number of passengers in your party

What is included in your luxury fly and cruise tour of Antarctica:

  • Luxury accommodations at
    • Cabo de Hornos Hotel (Punta Arenas)
    • Stateroom aboard the Magellan Explorer (Antarctica Cruise)
  • Charter flights between Punta Arenas, Chile and Saint George Island, Antarctica
  • Services of Blue Parallel hosts and specialized guides throughout the journey
  • All special events, guided tours, excursions, outdoor activities, entrance fees
  • A Blue Parallel team composed of a personal travel expert, and a “behind the scenes” logistical expert who monitors every step of your luxury tour. The team is on call 24-hours a day during a trip
  • All internal transportation
  • Most meals
  • A Blue Parallel customized travel kit that you will receive prior to departure

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