Sail South/Fly North – Ocean Tramp, Dec. 2024

Sail South/Fly North – Ocean Tramp, Dec. 2024

Trip Summary

Dates: Dec 3, 2024 – Dec 21, 2024
Duration: 19 Days
Starting at $14,190.00View Prices

About the Sail from Ushuaia - Fly to Punta Arenas Itinerary

Embark on the journey of a lifetime with navigation of the famous Drake Passage. Watch for blue petrels overhead as they guide your way. As you enter the Antarctic seas, you are greeted by monumental icebergs and a pristine serenity that inspires a sense of awe. Witness incredible wildlife with increased sightings of baleen and […]

Pricing Information

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

About the Sail from Ushuaia - Fly to Punta Arenas Itinerary

Embark on the journey of a lifetime with navigation of the famous Drake Passage. Watch for blue petrels overhead as they guide your way. As you enter the Antarctic seas, you are greeted by monumental icebergs and a pristine serenity that inspires a sense of awe. Witness incredible wildlife with increased sightings of baleen and humpback whales near the Peninsula. When it's time to go, enjoy a flight back over the Drake to King George Island. Here, your free private Charter Jet Service awaits to bring you back to Punta Arenas for your journey back home.

Detailed Itinerary

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Day 1: Ushuaia

Although its nickname the “End of the World” – derived from its location along the southernmost tip of South America among the Tierra del Fuego archipelago – Ushuaia is far from the end of any adventure. Where the Andes meet the Beagle Channel and the snow-capped Martial Mountains sit behind a sprawling city of colorful buildings, lies a lively town ready and waiting to take you on the thrill ride of a lifetime.


Day 2 - 3: Drake Passage

Navigating the intrepid Drake Passage is made for the boldest of explorers. Petrels and albatrosses that glide across the skies guide the way. To witness its awesome power makes the journey to Antarctica all the more triumphant.

The Drake Passage leads you from the southernmost region of the Americas to the Antarctic Peninsula, the northern point of The White Continent. This waterway where cold southern ocean meets warm northern sea water creates powerful currents that test your mettle.

But the rewards for the journeyer that braves these waters do not compare. The meeting of warm and cold waters creates an environment that attracts extraordinary wildlife. Drake Passage offers the chance to witness the likes of humpback whales and hourglass dolphins that accompany the voyage. The soundtrack of the 48-hour journey through the Drake Passage includes the crash of the ocean against the ship and the cry of petrels, skuas, and gulls.

While the waterway is famous for its challenging navigation, you may still get another side of the Drake Passage. On some occasions, the channel is calm and tranquil, making for a pleasant voyage into Antarctica. That’s one of the more splendid characteristics of the Drake Passage – you never know what you will get.

As you emerge from the Drake Passage, the mammoth, icy peaks of the South Shetland Islands loom ahead, greeting you on your victorious landing. You have completed the rite of passage to explore the seventh continent.


Day 4: South Shetland Island 

Part of the greater Antarctica region, the South Shetland Islands contain plenty of wildlife, scenic landscapes, hiking opportunities and magnificent viewpoints that inspire a sense of discovering another world. A possible landing on Elephant Island, named for the shape of its cliffside and the elephant seals that call it home, puts you on the same path as the famous Shackleton Expedition. Deception Island, another possible landing and named for its very nature, is in fact a volcanic caldera where you can find heated springs amid the striking black sands. Other stops could include Half Moon Island, Yankee Harbour, Point Wild and Barrientos Island, where you can find plenty of Gentoo penguin rookeries.


Day 5 - 7: Antarctic Peninsula

Nicknamed The White Continent for its vast expanse of icebergs, snow and glaciers, Antarctica is often the final frontier for experienced explorers to conquer. As you navigate Antarctic waters, you may set foot on sites like Beak Island, Brown Bluff, Cierva Cove, Hidden Bay and many more. Each landing throughout the continent offers its own unique landscape, from expansive tundra to rugged mountain peaks, all beckoning you to follow the paths that few explorers have trekked before.


Day 8: Fly back to Punta Arenas

King George Island, South Shetland Islands
Your charter flight lands in or departs from Eduardo Frei Montalva Station on King George Island, the Chilean air base for Antarctica expeditions with flight options over the Drake Passage. Lying within the Fildes Peninsula, where Chile laid claim to Antarctic territory, the base is an important research station. Made up of over 40 buildings that include a school, bank, hospital and post office, it resembles more a small village than a base. As a haven for an incredible amount of wildlife, including chinstrap and Gentoo penguins, and elephant, leopard and Weddell seals, it’s a prime locale for scientific research.


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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