Fly Cruise – Ocean Tramp, Jan. 2025

Fly Cruise – Ocean Tramp, Jan. 2025

Trip Summary

Dates: Jan 3, 2025 – Jan 17, 2025
Duration: 14 Days
Starting at $14,190.00View Prices

About the Antarctic Express: Fly the Drake Itinerary

You’re ready to explore King George Island and the Antarctic Peninsula—and no Drake Passage crossings are required! With a spectacular aerial view, included charter flights between Punta Arenas and Antarctica have you experiencing the majesty of the 7th continent before transferring you to your ship in no time. For those who don’t have the time or […]

Itinerary Map

Pricing Information

$14,190 - Beagle Bunks
$17,500 - Forward Cabin
$17,500 - Mermaid Cabin
$19,500 - Shackleton Suite

About the Antarctic Express: Fly the Drake Itinerary

You’re ready to explore King George Island and the Antarctic Peninsula—and no Drake Passage crossings are required! With a spectacular aerial view, included charter flights between Punta Arenas and Antarctica have you experiencing the majesty of the 7th continent before transferring you to your ship in no time. For those who don’t have the time or are not interested in cruising across the Drake Passage, this is the trip for you. Keep your camera ready as you cruise in a Zodiac in search of whales, seabirds and astounding icebergs. Beaches dotted with leopard seals and penguins give way to icy plateaus, with snow-capped mountain peaks looming behind. You’ll find yourself thankful for the near-constant sunlight by which you can continue to take it all in. Expedition in Brief • Experience the fastest, most direct way to Antarctica • Fly over the Drake Passage • Marvel at all the Antarctic Peninsula highlights • Enjoy on-board lectures and educational presentations from polar specialists • Take advantage of such inclusions as domestic flights, gratuities, and drinks aboard all-suites ship, the Island Sky

* Itineraries on our website are intended only as a guide and you should consult our team for detailed itineraries on specific voyages.

Detailed Itinerary

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Day 1: Flight from Santiago to Punta Arenas


Your adventure begins with an included flight from international gateway Santiago to Punta Arenas, Chile, the most populated city in Patagonia. You will be transferred to the included group hotel. In the afternoon, a representative will meet you at the group hotel, where you’ll enjoy a welcome dinner and be briefed about preparing for your embarkation day.


Day 2: Charter Flight & Embarkation


Your charter flight from Punta Arenas to Antarctica will have you crossing the legendary Drake Passage in only a few hours. Far below, the ship will approach King George Island for your arrival. Your first glimpse of dramatic Antarctic landscapes will be from a unique perspective, as your plane descends for landing in the South Shetland Islands. After landing, stretch your legs and spend time exploring the island before being transferred by Zodiac to your ship to set sail for the Antarctic Peninsula!


Days 3-6: Antarctic Peninsula & South Shetland Islands


There are few places in the world as evocative as Antarctica. As your ship approaches the White Continent, you may be overcome by feelings of excitement and awe. Much of Antarctica is indescribable and can only be fully appreciated through your own eyes.

As your captain and expedition team keep a lookout for whales and seabirds, you’ll be alerted to any new sightings. Our team of expert lecturers will also provide in-depth explanations of the geology, history and wildlife of the region.

Even more exciting are your daily land excursions. Your first Zodiac landing is something you’ll never forget! Walking up to a beach dotted with penguins and seals is the most intimate way to experience the unique wildlife of Antarctica.

Each landing is different and is dependent on weather, but every day presents new sightings and photo opportunities, and it won’t be long before you can tell the difference between an Adélie, gentoo or chinstrap penguin.

You may take a Zodiac cruise in search of whales and icebergs around Pleneau Island one day, followed by a hike to a penguin rookery the next day. From the booming sound of a calving glacier at Neko Harbor to the thrill of watching a leopard seal as it hunts a penguin, you’ll wake up early and welcome each day with a sense of excitement and a desire to explore that which is unrivaled by any other travel experience.

Your expedition team will be with you all along the way, providing insights into the places you visit.


Day 7: Flight to Punta Arenas


After your week of exploration, you’ll say goodbye to your expedition team and disembark at King George Island. Your three-hour flight across the Drake Passage to Punta Arenas, Chile, brings your adventure to an end. After your transfer from the airport to the hotel, you are free to explore and enjoy one final dinner to reminisce about the sights and sounds of Antarctica.


Day 8: Depart Punta Arenas


After breakfast, you will be transferred to the Punta Arenas airport for your included return flight to Santiago.

Important reminder:
Embracing the unexpected is part of the legacy – and excitement – of expedition travel. There are no guarantees that we can achieve everything we set out to accomplish. A measure of flexibility is something all of us must bring to a voyage. There are nearly 200 recognized sites in the Antarctic Peninsula and South Shetlands and the places mentioned above may be changed to others equally as interesting.


Welcome Aboard the Ocean Tramp


Ocean Tramp is a 66 feet ketch rigged sailboat, with 5 cabins. She very comfortably can carry 8/10 guest plus two crew members. She is a very fast sailboat thanks to her long length, making for a short passage the sailing across the Drake. She is ideal for photographers, hikers, divers, scientists and all sort of expeditions that need a large capacity vessel with plenty of storage as well as the needed comfort when living on a sailboat for longer periods of time.

We Explore The World’s Southern Ocean And Journey Into Some Of The Last Wild Places In An Intimate. Small Boat Setting Of Maximum 12 Passengers. We Take Keen Travelers, Adventurers, Scientists, And Mountaineers Where They Want To Go!

Technical Specs

  • Designer: Horst Glacer & Kurt Reinke.
  • Type: Hydra Duo 66.
  • Shipyard: Alu Yachtbau gmb, Germany
  • Built: 1997.
  • LOA: 19.55 m.
  • LWL: 17.10 m.
  • Beam: 5.35 m.
  • Draft: 2.20 m.
  • Engine: Perkins Sabre 215 HP.
  • Genset Fisher Panda 5 KW & Portable 2KW Honda generator
  • Displacement: 32.00 tons.
  • Fully protected Bridge for safety and comfort when sailing in rough/cold weather.
  • State-of-the-Art navigation electronics, with sailing information available on smart phones and tablets over a wifi network.
  • 4000 lts fresh water capacity.
  • Diesel Capacity 3200 Lts – 2500 miles range @ 7 knots.
  • Black and Grey Water holding tank.Wifi printer and wifi internal net for sharing files.
  • Ample back and forward deck for scientific activities and diving support.

Cabins & Amenities

  • 5 Cabins, 4 heads with running water and hot showers.
  • Wifi printer and wifi internal net for sharing files.
  • LED Projector with 54″ screen in main saloon for presentations and movies.
  • All cabins equipped with 12 volts plug.
  • Charging station for electronics, with 12v, 110v and 220 volts.
  • Cozy double cabins for privacy and relax, with double and single bunks.
  • Ample library including Glaciology, Geology, Birds, Mammals, Plants, Fuegian history and local related books.
  • Ample back and forward deck for scientific activities and diving support.
  • Diving compressor.

Eco-Friendly Features

  • All LED Lights throughout the boat
  • Wind Generator
  • Solar Panel
  • Motion Sensor faucets
  • Flow restrictors on faucets
  • Sail!

Notes

What’s included:

  • All Inclusive onboard the Expedition Yacht Ocean Tramp -including landings, zodiac cruises, hikes, kayaking, one night camping on shore, visit to Antarctic bases.
  • Accommodation is a bunk/bed in private double cabin with share bathroom. Duvets, towel, linen and pillows are provided. Limited storage space for personal clothe in the cabin.
  • All meals -while onboard: breakfast, tea and coffee mid-morning, lunch, tea and coffee midafternoon, happy hour, dinner. Wine or beers on dinners except if the boat is underway. While in the lodge/hotel: breakfast, lunch and dinner with drinks.
  • Antarctic boots while onboard the Yacht
  • Flight from King George Island, South Shetlands, to Punta Arenas, Chile.
  • 1 night in Punta Arenas (hotel to be confirmed, share room with your same roommate as onboard)
  • Flight from Punta Arenas to Puerto Williams, including transfers.
  • 2 nights all inclusive in Lakutaia Lodge. Share room with your same roommate as onboard
  • Transfer from Puerto Williams to Puerto Navarino and Ferry boat from Puerto Navarino toUshuaia.

What’s not included:

  • Required Antarctic Medical Evacuation Insurance
  • Personal gear/cloth minus boots (overboots will be provided onboard)
  • Transfers from/to Airports (unless specified)

 

 

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