Fly-In Fly-Out Options – Skip Sailing Across The Drake Passage!
The best of all worlds – an intimate up-close Antarctica experience on an Expedition Sailing Yacht combined with the convenience and time-saving travel of Flying across the Drake!
Explore Antarctica on an Expedition Sailboat where we will encounter penguin colonies, breaching whales, and leopard Seals.
Each day is something new – we take in what Antarctica gives to us, which the flexibility of a small yacht allows us to do. We will visit penguin colonies, watch many types of seals.
Explore from eye level with zodiac tours and kayaks. Plus if the weather allows anyone interested can sleep a night ashore!
Length of Travel: 16
Itinerary in Brief
We will be reminded of the brave souls who have come before us when we see remains of old whaling stations. If we are lucky we may even get to visit an active station while in the peninsula.
No matter what we do and no matter what the weather, your time in Antarctica will be one of a life time. Full of fantastic photos, unforgettable evening zodiac rides through the ice, Sculpted icebergs floating past. It is unlike any other place on the planet.
At the end of your trip – relax and digest yoru experience with two nights at Lakutaia Lodge in Puerto Williams, Chile, a remote town on Navarino Island facing the famous Beagle Channel. From here explore the flora, fauna, and native Yaghan history of the island by visiting the museum and exploring excellent half day and full day hikes.
The Fly in and fly out trips start and end in Punta Arenas, Chile. The fly one way and sail the other start and end in Ushuaia, Argentina.
* Special Notes
*SPECIAL RESEARCH SAILING TRIPS*
On ALL of our 2017-2018 voyages we will have a Guest Scientist who will be actively collecting data and doing research on the trip. Guests are invited to help with the science first hand! In addition the scientist will give presentations during the trip and will always be happy to answer questions about their on-going research.
Depart from Punta Arenas and fly across the Drake Passage. Join the Expedition sailing yacht at King George Island and start your Antarctic Adventure
Day 2 - 12
Explore Antarctica on an Expedition sailing yacht. each day will be different and can include zodiac tours, landings at penguin colonies, exploring historic scientific bases and whaling sites, kayaking. The flexibility allows you to take full advantage of whatever Antarctica gives to us – be it an incredible southern sunset or a breaching whale. We can stop and enjoy.
While South there will be an Active scientist onboard, so all guests are invited to participate in real Antarctic research. In the evenings the scientist will present on their research, as well as pressing current Antarctic issues. The scientist will be a part of the team and ready to answer questions at dinner, or on deck!
Return to King George Island and board your flight to Punta Arenas. Look out your window and get a last glimpse at the white continent.
Luckily your adventure doesn’t end yet! Spend an included night in Punta Arenas and explore this historic city known both as stopover for famous Antarctic Explorers and the home base of old sheep barons.
Fly to Puerto Williams, Chile, a small naval outpost that can truly claim the title of southern most town. Stay two nights at the Lakutaia Lodge. Explore famed Navarino island and learn about the flora, fauna, and history of the native Yaghans. An excellent museum in town, as well as excellent half day and day hikes are easily accessed from the lodge.
Fly back to Punta Arenas over the spectacular Darwin Range – have your cameras ready as you fly over glaciers plunging into the Beagle Channel! Return to Punta Arenas and say goodbye to your fellow Antarctic Adventurers of the last two weeks and get ready to share your experiences and photos with friends and family back home.