This air-cruise tour begins in Punta Arenas, in the Patagonian region of Chile, South America. From here you will enjoy a quick, two-hour flight directly to Antarctica where you board your ship. By flying to the Seventh Continent you avoid the stormy seas of the Drake Passage and experience only the best Antarctica has to offer.

Choose between the luxurious Hebridean Sky or Ocean Nova.

The recently refurbished all-suite vessel Hebridean Sky offers luxurious accommodations and an exclusive and stylish base for adventurous exploration in Antarctica. Public areas include “The Club” lounge, a Library, a presentation lounge with audio-visual facilities, a dining room, an outdoor cafe, a medical clinic, a wraparound deck, and an elevator serving all passenger decks. The ship has a fleet of 10 Zodiac boats.

The Ocean Nova offers a boutique-style wilderness adventure on a ship that feels more like a private yacht. This small expedition vessel gives us privileged access to Antarctica, allowing you to go where larger ships can’t. Disembarkation is efficient so you spend time exploring, not waiting.

Antarctica is a remote, magical place that will greet you with its awe-inspiring beauty. See peaceful bays dotted with colossal icebergs; cruise along deep fjords and see massive glaciers; be amazed by sharp snowy peaks that jut out of the sea.

Adventure awaits when you cruise around the icy region in Zodiac boats and feel the spray of seawater on your cheeks. Follow in the footsteps of early explorers as you hike on Antarctic soil. Join our optional sea kayaking and hiking & snowshoeing programs. These activities are limited, and available at an additional cost, so be sure to mention your interest when you contact us.

Scroll down to view Tour Program Itinerary.

Prices listed are per person.

Price does not include airfare to Punta Arenas, traveler insurance, taxes or gratuity.

Availability is subject to change. Contact us to reserve your preferred dates and cabin today!

Embark Disembark Ship Days Activities Starting at
12/2/2018 12/9/2018 Ocean Nova 8 Kayak, Hike request  
12/6/2018 12/13/2018 Hebridean Sky 8 Kayak, Hike $12,995  
12/7/2018 12/14/2018 Ocean Nova 8 Kayak, Hike $11,395  
12/11/2018 12/18/2018 Hebridean Sky 8 Kayak, Hike $12,995  
12/12/2018 12/19/2018 Ocean Nova 8 Kayak, Hike $11,395  
12/16/2018 12/23/2018 Hebridean Sky 8 Kayak, Hike $12,995  
12/17/2018 12/24/2018 Ocean Nova 8 Kayak, Hike $11,395  
12/21/2018 12/28/2018 Hebridean Sky 8 Kayak, Hike $13,495  
12/22/2018 12/29/2018 Ocean Nova 8 Kayak, Hike $12,995  
12/27/2018 1/3/2019 Ocean Nova 8 Kayak, Hike $12,995  
1/17/2019 1/24/2019 Ocean Nova 8 Kayak, Hike $11,995  
1/29/2019 2/5/2019 Ocean Nova 8 Kayak, Hike $11,995  
2/1/2019 2/8/2019 Hebridean Sky 8 Kayak, Hike $13,495  
2/3/2019 2/10/2019 Ocean Nova 8 Kayak, Hike $11,995  
2/6/2019 2/13/2019 Hebridean Sky 8 Kayak, Hike $13,495  
2/8/2019 2/15/2019 Ocean Nova 8 Kayak, Hike $11,995  
2/11/2019 2/16/2019 Hebridean Sky 8 Kayak, Hike $13,495  
2/13/2019 2/20/2019 Ocean Nova 8 Kayak, Hike $11,995  
2/16/2019 2/23/2019 Hebridean Sky 8 Kayak, Hike $13,495  

Included in Air Cruise Rate

  • For Air-Cruises starting in Punta Arenas, group transfers airport/hotel on Day 1.
  • For Air-Cruises starting in Punta Arenas, 1 overnight with breakfast in Punta Arenas at the Cabo de Hornos Hotel or similar, with a welcome dinner including drinks on Day 1.
  • 1 overnight with breakfast in Punta Arenas at the Cabo de Hornos Hotel or similar on the Day of the Scheduled Return Flight from Antarctica.
  • Transfers airport/hotel on the Day of the Scheduled Return Flight from Antarctica, and transfers hotel/airport on last Day of the Air-Cruise Program.
  • Flight from Punta Arenas to Frei Station on King George Island and/or vice versa as indicated in the program corresponding to each voyage.
  • Ship cruise along the Antarctic Peninsula as indicated in the program corresponding to each voyage.
  • Daily buffet breakfast and lunch on board ship offering a wide choice of dishes.
  • Daily served dinner on board ship offering a choice of three main courses.
  • Wine, beer, juice, and soft drinks served with lunch and dinner on board ship
  • Coffee, tea, chocolate, cappuccino, water and snacks on board ship throughout the expedition.
  • All guided shore excursions.
  • Lectures and entertainment on board.
  • Comprehensive pre- and post-voyage information material.
  • Loan of waterproof boots for landing in Antarctica.
  • Contingency Plan – details available upon request.
  • IAATO passenger fee.
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Specifically NOT included in Air-Cruise Rate

  • Accommodation, meals, excursions and transfers other than those included in the itinerary and the Contingency Plan corresponding to each voyage. Specifically, dinner in Punta Arenas upon return from Antarctica is not included.
  • Beverages purchased at the ship’s bar.
  • Personal insurance.
  • Extra expenses (communication, laundry, souvenirs, etc.).
  • Gratuities.
  • Visas for Chile and/or Argentina, passport expenses, and any arrival and/or departure tax, if applicable.
Location: Antarctic Peninsula
Starting At: $10,995.00
Adults: Select Your Dates:
A two-hour flight takes you from Punta Arenas directly to Antarctica where you board your expedition ship, avoiding any stormy weather in the Drake Passage.
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Tour’s Program

Jumping over Cape Horn and the mythical waters of the Drake Passage, this tour takes you to one of the most spectacular places on earth, the coldest, highest, windiest, driest, and remotest continent - Antarctica.

DAY 1 · Start of the Air-Cruise
Arrive in Punta Arenas, Chile, before 2 PM where you are welcomed by staff and transferred to your hotel. In the afternoon, you attend a mandatory briefing that provides important information about your voyage and reviews the essential guidelines for Antarctic visitors. Later, gather for a welcome dinner and meet your fellow adventurers while enjoying a typical regional menu.

DAY 2 · Scheduled flight to Antarctica
Your Antarctic adventure begins with a two-hour flight from Punta Arenas to King George Island, in the South Shetland Islands. As you exit the airplane, 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.

DAY 3-6 · 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 sea birds, penguins, seals and whales. Each day, disembark by Zodiac and explore the landscape together with expert polar guides.

Set foot on the seventh continent and add a new destination to your travel list. You will bring home indelible memories, while tales of your journey will arouse the curiosity of your peers and produce their admiration.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 that offer the best possible overview of the varied Antarctic environment. Your voyage may include visits to sites such as Paulet Island, Hope Bay, Port Lockroy, Petermann Island, Paradise Bay, Deception Island, the Lemaire Channel, or many other magnificent places.

In the austral summer, large numbers of penguins, whales, seals, and sea birds congregate along the Antarctic Peninsula to feed and reproduce. Unconcerned by your presence, these animals will provide endless inspiration for your photographs.

DAY 7 · Scheduled return flight from Antarctica Return to King George Island and bid farewell to Antarctica before boarding 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 8 · End of the Air-Cruise
After breakfast, transfer to the Punta Arenas airport for your onward flight.

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