Air-Cruise on board the MV Sea Adventurer

New Antarctic expedition 8 days flying over the Drake Passage to reach the South Shetland Islands, returning by sea to Ushuaia, Argentina or you can also leave from Ushuaia on the ship down to the South Shetland Islands and undertake return by plane to the city of Punta Arenas, Chile. In both itineraries we will visit the same destinations, with the ultimate goal the expedition to Antarctica: The King George Island.

Air-Cruise on the M/V Sea Adventurer

Flying over the Drake Passage to land on King George Island, the largest of the Shetland Islands archipelago in the South and returning by sea to Ushuaia, or departing from the Port of Ushuaia sailing to Shetland and return by plane to Punta Arenas.

Air-Cruise on the M/V Sea Adventurer

Air Cruise PUQ- PUQ: Crossing the Antarctic Circle (10 days 9 nights) - CIRCLE

Airplane-Ship-Airplane: From Punta Arenas to King George Island by airplane and return trip from King George Island to Punta Arenas by airplane

We flew from the Chilean city of Punta Arenas on a charter flight to Antarctica, we will fly through the Drake Passage and land on the largest island of the South Shetlands: The King George Island. In this island we will board the M/V Sea Adventurer to sail to the Antarctic Peninsula, we will visit the Shetland Islands to get to the Antarctic Circle and then head back to King George Island to take the three-hour flight back to Punta Arenas.

Air Cruise PUQ - PUQ: Flying The Drake (8 days 7 nights) - DRAKE

Airplane-Ship-Airplane: From Punta Arenas to King George Island by airplane and returning from King George Island to Punta Arenas by airplane

We fly from the Chilean city of Punta Arenas on a charter flight to Antarctica, we will fly through the Drake Passage and land on the largest island of the South Shetlands: The King George Island. On this island we will embark on the M/V Sea Adventurer to sail to the Antarctic Peninsula, tovisit the Shetland Islands and then head back to King George Island to take the three-hour flight back to Punta Arenas. This route is very similar to the first but differs in that does not sail to the Antarctic Polar Circle being fewer days.

Air Cruise USH-PUQ: Cruise South / Flight to the North (10 days 9 nights) - CSVN

Ship-Airplane: From Ushuaia to Antarctica by ship and from King George Island to Punta Arenas by airplane

We set sail from the city of Ushuaia, Argentina to Antarctica by boat, crossing the Drake Passage to reach the Antarctic Peninsula and visit the South Shetland Islands and then head back to King George Island to take the three-hour flight back to Punta Arenas.

Air Cruise PUQ-USH: Flight to the South / Cruise North (10 days 9 nights) - VSCN

Airplane-Ship: From Punta Arenas to King George Island by airplane and return by ship from the Antarctic to Ushuaia

We will fly from the Chilean city of Punta Arenas on a charter flight to Antarctica, flying through the Drake Passage and landing on the largest island of the South Shetlands: The King George Island. On this island we will board the M/V Sea Adventurer to sail to the Antarctic Peninsula, we will visit the Shetland Islands and then take the boat back to the port of Ushuaia.

Note: Remember that these itineraries must deduct two days that you will not be in the Antarctic, the first and the last day, therefore the itinerary Aero-Cruise Express Crossing the Antarctic Circle is actually 9 days and 8 nights not 11 days and 10 nights as shown by the shipping company. The same thing goes for the rest of the programs of the aero-cruise. In contrast to these trips to Antarctica the other aero-cruise M/V Ocean Nova this does not happen there are no other days that are not related to the Antarctic route.

10 days 9 nights - CIRCLE

Air Cruise PUQ- PUQ: Crossing the Antarctic Circle

From Punta Arenas to King George Island by airplane and return trip from King George Island to Punta Arenas by airplane

Day 1 - Punta Arenas

In the afternoon we will get instructions about how to prepare for the second day, the time of boarding. At night we expect a welcome dinner.

Day 2 - From Punta Arenas to King George Island, South Shetland Island

We begin our Antarctic expedition starting from Punta Arenas, at the southern tip of Chile, on board a plane that will fly the Drake Passage with the ultimate objective of landing on the largest island of the South Shetland Islands, King George Island. We will be able to see the first dramatic landscapes of Antarctica as the plane descends on the track. Once on the ground we will stretch our legs, explore the island before the shipment in zodiac boats to the ship to begin the adventure to the white continent. We will get to know the crew and we set sail south.

Day 3 to 4 - Heading south towards the Antarctic Peninsula and South Shetland Island

Antarctica is magical and very suggestive as few places on earth instead. Upon arrival we will dazzle by the excitement and wonder that generates on us. The reality is that you cannot describe and can only be driven by our senses. On the way to the White Continent we can spot diverse marine wildlife, especially whales. The professional will give us lecture on issues such as geology, wildlife and some Antarctic history. We also complete these days with daily excursions landing at preset locations if time is on our side. For example in the Pleneau Island we will get into zodiac boats to go looking for whales and icebergs, we can make a trek to a colony of chinstrap penguins. Watch a glacier in Petermann Island.

Day 5 to 6 - Antarctic Circle

Cross the Antartic Circle is an important mission, because few Antarctic expeditions who pass 66 degrees 33´south latitude. We will reach a sector of Antarctica completely unexploited and virgin where we can find the midnight sun; we will observe Weddell seals and ice formations with magical figures.

Day 7 to 8 - Going to north of the Peninsula

We slowly begin to return to the north to reach the largest island in the South Shetland Islands. We skirt the Western Antarctic Peninsula observing penguins, seals and whales, each day we will try to land in zodiac boats.

Day 9 - Return to King George Island and fly to Punta Arenas

We leave behind seven days of full exploration to land in King George Island and taking off with a flight that will take us back to the southern city of Punta Arenas, flying over the Drake Passage. We will go from the airport to the hotel, where we will enjoy the farewell dinner (not included) remembering the unique moments spent in Antarctica.

Day 10 - Back home

After breakfast we will undertake toward our home or be on your own in Punta Arenas.

Map of Route

 Air-Cruise on the M/V Sea Adventurer

8 days 7 nights - DRAKE

Air Cruise PUQ - PUQ: Flying The Drake

From Punta Arenas to King George Island by airplane and returning from King George Island to Punta Arenas by airplane

Day 1 - Punta Arenas

In the afternoon we will get instructions about how to prepare for the second day, the time of boarding. At night we expect a welcome dinner.

Day 2 - From Punta Arenas to King George Island, South Shetland Island

We begin our Antarctic expedition starting from Punta Arenas, at the southern tip of Chile, on board a plane that will fly the Drake Passage with the ultimate objective of landing on the largest island of the South Shetland Islands, King George Island. We will be able to see the first dramatic landscapes of Antarctica as the plane descends on the track. Once on the ground we will stretch our legs, explore the island before the shipment in zodiac boats to the ship to begin the adventure to the white continent. We will get to know the crew and we set sail south.

Day 3 to 6 - Heading south towards the Antarctic Peninsula and South Shetland Islands

Antarctica is magical and very suggestive as few places on earth instead. Upon arrival we will dazzle by the excitement and wonder that generates on us. The reality is that you cannot describe and can only be driven by our senses. On the way to the White Continent we can spot diverse marine wildlife, especially whales. The professional will give us lecture on issues such as geology, wildlife and some Antarctic history. We also complete these days with daily excursions landing at preset locations if time is on our side. For example in the Pleneau Island we will get into zodiac boats to go looking for whales and icebergs, we can make a trek to a colony of chinstrap penguins. Watch a glacier in Petermann Island.

Day 7 - Return to King George Island and fly to Punta Arenas

We leave behind four days of full exploration to land in King George Island and taking off with a flight that will take us back to the southern city of Punta Arenas, flying over the Drake Passage. We will go from the airport to the hotel, where we will enjoy the farewell dinner (not included) remembering the unique moments spent in Antarctica.

Day 8 - Back home

After breakfast we will undertake toward our home or be on your own in Punta Arenas.

Map of Route

 Air-Cruise on the M/V Sea Adventurer

10 days 9 nights - CSVN

Air Cruise USH-PUQ: Cruise South / Flight to the North

From Ushuaia to Antarctica by ship and from King George Island to Punta Arenas by airplane

Day 1 - Ushuaia

In the afternoon we will get instructions about how to prepare for the second day, the time of boarding the cruise. During this day you can also visit the Tierra del Fuego National Park or meet the Southern Lakes Fagnano and Escondido or make a trek to Laguna Esmeralda (optional excursions not included).

Day 2 - Embarkation in the Ushuaia harbor

In the afternoon we board in the port from the picturesque Beagle Channel towards our goal: Antarctica. We suggest being on deck to enjoy the wide variety of wildlife that can be seen in the Beagle Channel, from seabirds to seals. It would not be surprising to see a rainbow drawing the fueguian landscape as we welcome you on this Antarctic adventure.

Day 3 to 4 - Through the turbulent waters of the Drake Passage

Crossing the Drake Passage, also known as Step or Passage, is legendary for its strong winds and rough sea, if we are lucky, we might have quiet days and appeased. These days are great for reading in the library or het to know the new expeditionary friends. The team of professionals will dictate some presentations that will help you prepare for future departures by boats. When the ship crosses the Antarctic Convergence we will have officially enter in Antarctica, this is a biological boundary that fluctuates around 60 degrees south latitude.

Day 5 to 8 - Heading south towards the Antarctic Peninsula and South Shetland Islands

Antarctica is magical and very suggestive as few places on earth instead. Upon arrival we will dazzle by the excitement and wonder that generates on us. The reality is that you cannot describe and can only be driven by our senses. On the way to the White Continent we can spot diverse marine wildlife, especially whales. The professional will give us lecture on issues such as geology, wildlife and some Antarctic history. We also complete these days with daily excursions landing at preset locations if time is on our side. For example in the Pleneau Island we will get into zodiac boats to go looking for whales and icebergs, we can make a trek to a colony of chinstrap penguins. Watch a glacier in Petermann Island.

Day 9 - Return to King George Island and fly to Punta Arenas

We leave behind four days of full exploration to land in King George Island and taking off with a flight that will take us back to the southern city of Punta Arenas, flying over the Drake Passage. We will go from the airport to the hotel, where we will enjoy the farewell dinner (not included) remembering the unique moments spent in Antarctica.

Day 10 - Back home

After breakfast we will undertake toward our home or be on your own in Punta Arenas.

Map of Route

 Air-Cruise on the M/V Sea Adventurer

10 days 9 nights - VSCN

Air Cruise PUQ-USH: Flight to the South / Cruise North

From Punta Arenas to King George Island by airplane and return by ship from the Antarctic to Ushuaia

Day 1 - Punta Arenas

In the afternoon we will get instructions about how to prepare for the second day, the time of boarding. At night we expect a welcome dinner.

Day 2 - From Punta Arenas to King George Island, South Shetland Island

We begin our Antarctic expedition starting from Punta Arenas, at the southern tip of Chile, on board a plane that will fly the Drake Passage with the ultimate objective of landing on the largest island of the South Shetland Islands, King George Island. We will be able to see the first dramatic landscapes of Antarctica as the plane descends on the track. Once on the ground we will stretch our legs, explore the island before the shipment in zodiac boats to the ship to begin the adventure to the white continent. We will get to know the crew and we set sail south.

Day 3 to 6 - Heading south towards the Antarctic Peninsula and South Shetland Islands

Antarctica is magical and very suggestive as few places on earth instead. Upon arrival we will dazzle by the excitement and wonder that generates on us. The reality is that you cannot describe and can only be driven by our senses. On the way to the White Continent we can spot diverse marine wildlife, especially whales. The professional will give us lecture on issues such as geology, wildlife and some Antarctic history. We also complete these days with daily excursions landing at preset locations if time is on our side. For example in the Pleneau Island we will get into zodiac boats to go looking for whales and icebergs, we can make a trek to a colony of chinstrap penguins. Watch a glacier in Petermann Island.

Day 7 to 8 - Towards the Drake back to Tierra del Fuego

It is a must step for every adventurer who want to travel to Antarctica, the Drake marks the end of an adventure for the memories. We no longer matter at this point if the sea is quiet or not, the reality is that we are going back home, we have left behind many days in full contact with Mother Nature, enjoying the wildlife. From the deck we will be able to spot the majestic wandering albatross, sight whales that we approach such as minke and humpback. There are still the last presentations on topics such as marine biology, history or South Pole glaciology.

Day 9 - Ushuaia

We arrived in the early hours of the morning to the port of the southernmost city in the world: Ushuaia. We landed after having enjoyed a trip to Antarctica expedition we will never forget. We have little time to explore and enjoy Ushuaia.

Day 10 - Back home

After breakfast we will start our way back home for this we will get transfer to the airport of Ushuaia to take the flight or be on their own in Ushuaia.

Map of Route

 Air-Cruise on the M/V Sea Adventurer

Services

Services include:

  • Formal and informal presentations of the expedition team and guest speakers
  • Photographic Journal on DVD documenting the trip
  • A pair of waterproof boots on loan for shore landings
  • A oficial parka
  • Coffee, tea and hot chocolate available all day
  • Hairdryer in all cabins
  • pre-departure materials, including a map and an informative Antarctic Reader
  • All taxes and port charges
  • emergency evacuation insurance
  • All flights to or from Antarctica as specified in the itinerary
  • One night accommodation before the expedition in Punta Arenas including breakfast
  • Transfer to the airport in relation to the charter
  • Transfer to hotel on arrival at Punta Arenas
  • A dinner briefing on the arrival day to prepare for the trip
  • One night accommodation after the expedition in Punta Arenas including breakfast

Services do not include:

  • Any airfare unless specified in the itinerary
  • The cost of passport and visa
  • Government arrival and departure taxes
  • Meals ground unless otherwise specified
  • Baggage, cancellation and medical travel insurance
  • Excess baggage
  • Laundry, bar, beverage and other personal charges unless specified
  • Telecommunications charges
  • Voluntary end of the journey for the staff and crew on board tip

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