If you’re looking to skim over the unpredictable Drake Passage, or cut down on your time travelling to the Antarctic, a fly and cruise voyage is the right expedition for you.
Starting and finishing in the south of Chile, fly from Punta Arenas to King George Island, and return. Skip the two-day crossing and arrive straight into the wonders of Antarctica. Sail along the Antarctic Peninsula with daily zodiac excursions and shore landings to discover some of the most dramatic scenery found anywhere on Earth. Your expert crew will be on hand to provide guidance throughout the adventure to one of the most remote parts of the world.
Fly from the southernmost part of Chile into a world of incredible extremes, with your first glimpses of the Antarctica being from the air. Skipping the Drake Passage voyage, arrive in the captivating King George Island, your unforgettable introduction to the South Shetland Islands.
Discover the enigmatic South Shetland Islands
Traversing the volcanic archipelago of Antarctica, the ports in this area once hosted established whaling stations and were used by explorers as a base to venture further into the Antarctic. Deception Island has the biggest reputation, the eerie land formation being home to an active volcano and penguin colonies in their hundreds of thousands.
Cross the Antarctic Circle
With more time you can travel further into Antarctic waters. Crossing the Antarctic Circle is a major achievement. Celebrate with a glass of champagne as you marvel at the efforts to reach the southernmost scenes in the world.
Your home on the sea
We know you want to be as comfortable as possible while onboard, which is why we’ve chosen vessels equipped with modern conveniences like LED televisions and internet connectivity, along with luxurious touches that make each voyage a true pleasure. Each ship boasts onboard chefs to prepare a range of hearty, quality meals, and onboard experts to ensure you spend more time seeing the sights and less time thumbing through a guidebook.
There's only so much you can read in a guidebook, especially when it comes to such rare and extraordinary locations. That's why we have a range of specialists onboard for every polar journey, from historians to marine biologists and hiking guides. With experts at hand, you can be assured that no question will be left unanswered.
Annie – Marine biologist
"I love my job because everyday you don’t quite know what’s going to unfold. For me, a big part of it is about being able to educate and shift people's understanding of wildlife, and to give them an experience that will last in their memories for a lifetime"
Todd – Naturalist
"I’m a firm believer in conservation and creating awareness through education and sharing our experience. I love sharing the polar regions with guests, connecting people to the environment and using my job as a platform to teach people."
Wayne – Expedition guide
"The most important piece of advice I can give is to come here with an open mind and open heart. Take the wholeexperience in, from thevast landscapes, to the glaciers and the incredible wildlife that lives here."
Take your Antarctica experience to the next level with some outdoor adventures. These activities are offered on many of our trips.
You can find quite the line-up of wildlife in the Antarctic Peninsula. Weddell, leopard, southern elephant and crabeater seals; Gentoo, Adelie and chinstrap penguins; orca and fin whales are all likely to be encountered on your journey.