Antarctica Express Air-Cruise
5 Days / 4 Nights
1 - The journey begins in Ushuaia, Argentina. We will sail along the Beagle Channel towards Puerto Williams, the southernmost town in the world, located on Navarino Island. Here, we will have the time to tour around before setting sail toward Cape Horn.
Check-in on board the “Ocean Nova” is open from 15:00 hr to 16:00 hr. No admittance later than 16:00 hr. Please be on time, and consider the necessary time to go through Ushuaia port formalities. Keep your passport at hand. Thank you!
Day 2 - After crossing Nassau Bay, we will awake in front of legendary Cape Horn! Weather permitting, we will put our Zodiac boats into the water and visit its lighthouse and the Chilean station in charge of keeping it beaming. Back on board, we will get ready to set sail towards Antarctica and start the crossing of the famous waters named in honour of Sir Francis Drake, the great 16th century British explorer.
Day 3 - Sailing through the Drake Passage, en route to King George Island (South Shetland Islands). We invite you to relax and enjoy life on board and to take the time to watch wildlife from the bridge or from the outside decks. We may spot magnificent birds such as albatrosses and petrels, as well as Humpback and Minke whales swimming on their way down to Antarctica.
Day 4 - Once we have crossed the Antarctic Convergence, we will be sailing through the Antarctic Ocean. The time has come to start spotting the first icebergs and the first Antarctic land. The South Shetland Islands finally come into view, and we will have the opportunity to board our zodiac boats, make our first landing and visit a penguin colony. Exploration will continue all evening thanks to the endless daylight.
Day 5 - Upon reaching King George Island, we will disembark at Fildes Bay, where we will have the chance to enjoy the Antarctic scenery and visit some interesting places around the area, such as the Chilean Base Frei and the Russian Base Bellingshausen. We will gather at the aerodrome where we will board the flight that will take us to Punta Arenas, Chile. The program ends upon arrival at the Airport in Punta Arenas. Transfer to the city will be available for passengers staying overnight in Punta Arenas.
One complimentary night in Punta Arenas is offered upon request on Day 5 of the Travel Program.
End Of Our Services ***
2012-2013: Nov 29 to Dec 3,2012; Jan 14 to Jan 18,2013.
Prices per person
All our tour packages
- Flights according to the itinerary.
- Ship cruise.
- Accommodation with full board.
- All drinks on board.
- Shore excursions.
- Lectures and onboard entertainment.
- Loan of boots for landing in Antarctica.
- Transfer from/to airport/hotel according to the itinerary.
- Comprehensive pre- and post- departure information
- Visa and/or Passport expenses.
- Arrival and departure taxes.
- Transfers, Lodging and meals other than those offered in the program.
- Personal insurance.
- Excess baggage charge.
- Additional expenses, such as: laundry service, telephone calls,
use of Internet or other means of communication, etc.