Luxury Antarctica Fly And Cruise

King George Island To King George Island

Antarctica
November - February
6 Nights

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Cruise Overview

Explore the majesty of the Antarctica Peninsula in the ultimate comfort on a luxury Fly and Sail cruise. This voyage is the perfect option for guests who want to skip the 2-day crossing of the Drake Passage and commence their expedition in Antarctica. An included private charter flight from Punta Arenas lands directly on King George Island in the South Shetland Islands, where you will join your ship. From here, you will immerse yourself in 5 full days of exploring the wild nature of Antarctica with a team of polar experts. 

This expedition departs from Santiago, Chile. For your total comfort and ease, flights between Santiago and Punta Arenas and pre-departure hotel stays are also included. This expedition is also available with a fully inclusive door-to-door service, including international flights, for your ultimate travel experience. 

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Cruise Highlights

Cruise Highlights

  • Explore the wildlife and nature of the Antarctic Peninsula in the ultimate comfort on a 5-star luxury purpose-built expedition ship specially designed for the ultimate wildlife and nature exploration.
  • Fly across the Drake Passage from Chile on a private charter flight, saving 2 days of sailing time in each direction, and step onboard in Antarctica.
  • Enjoy daily outings and shore visits with our team of outstanding naturalist guides using the ship's Zodiacs.
  • Join in optional adventure activities such as hiking and kayaking.
  • Door to door travel options are available for your total comfort and peace of mind.

Itinerary

Itinerary

Discover the Antarctica Peninsula on a luxury fly and cruise expedition commencing in Santiago, Chile

Antarctica luxury fly and cruise King George Island plane landing
Day 1

King George Island

King George Island, the largest among the South Shetland Islands, is Antarctica's principal entry point. Positioned just 120 kilometres away from the Antarctic Peninsula and hosting the sole airport in the South Shetlands, it bridges everyday life and the Antarctic environment. With over ten nations maintaining year-round or seasonal scientific research stations on the island, its significance in Antarctic exploration is profound, particularly given its formidable snow and ice cover, encompassing 90% of its landmass.

Establishing a presence on King George Island affords nations membership in the Antarctic Treaty, underscoring its strategic importance. Notably, a Russian Orthodox church with a resident priest is a testament to the island's cultural diversity. While international scientists inhabit the island, they are vastly outnumbered by the rich wildlife that claims it as its own.

Various species, including Adelie, Chinstrap, and Gentoo Penguins, commute between the island and the Antarctic Peninsula. At the same time, Weddell and leopard seals are frequent visitors, often seen basking on the shores or swimming in the surrounding waters. This biodiversity extends to the avian population, with skuas and southern giant petrels making the island their summer residence, drawn by the relatively warmer climate, where temperatures average between 1.5 and -6.5˚C.

Named after King George III by British explorers who discovered it in 1819, the island was subject to territorial claims by Chile and Argentina in the 1940s. Nonetheless, it remains part of the British Antarctic Territory, serving as a beacon of international collaboration and scientific exploration in the Antarctic region.

Departure at 18:00

silversea endeavour luxury cruise ship in Antarctica
Day 2

Antarctic Sound

Embarking on a trip to Antarctica captivates the imagination like many other expeditions. It offers an unparalleled adventure into one of Earth's most isolated, extreme, and mesmerising wildernesses. Such an expedition represents adventure in its most unadulterated form, with only a select few ever having the opportunity to witness the awe-inspiring beauty of its stark, icy landscapes with their own eyes. Your introduction to this icy realm is likely to be the Antarctic Sound, positioned at the northernmost point of the Antarctic Peninsula. This peninsula stretches toward Tierra del Fuego, the southernmost tip of South America, famously called the 'End of the World'. Named after the pioneering vessel that first navigated the channel between the peninsula and the Joinville Island groups in 1902, the Sound offers a breathtaking spectacle of towering icebergs that have calved from the deteriorating Larsen Ice Shelf. Here, you're greeted by ice formations the size of stadiums and encounter the remarkable avian species that inhabit this icy domain. As flocks of Gentoo penguins scurry about, cape petrels glide above amidst a thriving spectacle of the continent's distinctive wildlife. If this is your maiden journey to Antarctica, enhancing your photography skills beforehand is advisable, enabling you to immortalise this formidable continent's raw, unbridled magnificence.

3 Included Shore Excursions:

  • Zodiac cruise with the expedition team
  • Hiking with the expedition team
  • Kayaking with the expedition team
shore landing by Zodiac in Antarctica
Day 3

Antarctic Peninsula

The Antarctic Peninsula stretches northward, like an inviting arm towards those brave enough to venture into its pristine wilderness. From the depths of the world's southernmost landmass, it extends to within 620 miles of Tierra del Fuego, presenting adventurers with their initial glimpse into a world of snow-draped vistas and towering ice formations that define the planet's most uncharted territory. It remained hidden from human eyes until 1820, making any expedition here a journey into the almost untouched and truly extraordinary. Dotting the vast expanse of the peninsula are research stations, standing on the edge of human knowledge, dedicated to unravelling the secrets of this remarkable landscape, its rare wildlife, and the effects of human activity on this untouched frontier. Here, you can marvel at icebergs as tall as cathedrals and glaciers with a blue sheen, inching their way down from majestic locales like Hope Bay. The peninsula is crowned with snow-capped mountains and is home to thousands of charming Adelie penguins, living in harmony in this unparalleled environment.

3 Included Shore Excursions:

  • Zodiac cruise with the expedition team
  • Hiking with the expedition team
  • Kayaking with the expedition team
Gentoo Penguins In Antarctica
Day 4

Antarctic Peninsula

The Antarctic Peninsula stretches northward, like an inviting arm towards those brave enough to venture into its pristine wilderness. From the depths of the world's southernmost landmass, it extends to within 620 miles of Tierra del Fuego, presenting adventurers with their initial glimpse into a world of snow-draped vistas and towering ice formations that define the planet's most uncharted territory. It remained hidden from human eyes until 1820, making any expedition here a journey into the almost untouched and truly extraordinary. Dotting the vast expanse of the peninsula are research stations, standing on the edge of human knowledge, dedicated to unravelling the secrets of this remarkable landscape, its rare wildlife, and the effects of human activity on this untouched frontier. Here, you can marvel at icebergs as tall as cathedrals and glaciers with a blue sheen, inching their way down from majestic locales like Hope Bay. The peninsula is crowned with snow-capped mountains and is home to thousands of charming Adelie penguins, living in harmony in this unparalleled environment.

3 Included Shore Excursions:

  • Zodiac cruise with the expedition team
  • Hiking with the expedition team
  • Kayaking with the expedition team
Zodiac cruise with whale and giant iceberg
Day 5

Antarctic Peninsula

The Antarctic Peninsula stretches northward, like an inviting arm towards those brave enough to venture into its pristine wilderness. From the depths of the world's southernmost landmass, it extends to within 620 miles of Tierra del Fuego, presenting adventurers with their initial glimpse into a world of snow-draped vistas and towering ice formations that define the planet's most uncharted territory. It remained hidden from human eyes until 1820, making any expedition here a journey into the almost untouched and truly extraordinary. Dotting the vast expanse of the peninsula are research stations, standing on the edge of human knowledge, dedicated to unravelling the secrets of this remarkable landscape, its rare wildlife, and the effects of human activity on this untouched frontier. Here, you can marvel at icebergs as tall as cathedrals and glaciers with a blue sheen, inching their way down from majestic locales like Hope Bay. The peninsula is crowned with snow-capped mountains and is home to thousands of charming Adelie penguins, living in harmony in this unparalleled environment.

3 Included Shore Excursions:

  • Zodiac cruise with the expedition team
  • Hiking with the expedition team
  • Kayaking with the expedition team
Day 6

South Shetland Islands

This area is bustling with research outposts from various nations amidst the local inhabitants of hefty elephant seals and colonies of Gentoo, Chinstrap, and Adelie Penguins, making it feel surprisingly lively. King George Island is the archipelago's most accommodating landmass, hosting most of these research facilities, where small, resilient teams operate throughout the year. However, don't let this human presence mislead you; the islands are gateways to extraordinary explorations in one of the planet's most secluded spots. The towering trio of Mount Foster's peaks dominates the skyline, while the journey into Deception Island reveals the awe-inspiring vista of its vast volcanic caldera. Trek through its moonlike terrain and soak in the unexpectedly warm waters of Pendulum Cove, warmed by geothermal heat. Elsewhere, Elephant Island holds a storied place in the lore of Antarctic exploration, marking the spot where Ernest Shackleton and his crew of the Endurance, against all odds, endured the brutal Antarctic winter of 1916.

1 Included Shore Excursion:

  • Zodiac cruise with the expedition team
gentoo penguin in Antarctica close up
Day 7

King George Island

King George Island, the largest among the South Shetland Islands, is Antarctica's principal entry point. Positioned just 120 kilometres away from the Antarctic Peninsula and hosting the sole airport in the South Shetlands, it bridges everyday life and the Antarctic environment. With over ten nations maintaining year-round or seasonal scientific research stations on the island, its significance in Antarctic exploration is profound, particularly given its formidable snow and ice cover, encompassing 90% of its landmass.

Establishing a presence on King George Island affords nations membership in the Antarctic Treaty, underscoring its strategic importance. Notably, a Russian Orthodox church with a resident priest is a testament to the island's cultural diversity. While international scientists inhabit the island, they are vastly outnumbered by the rich wildlife that claims it as its own.

Various species, including Adelie, Chinstrap, and Gentoo Penguins, commute between the island and the Antarctic Peninsula. At the same time, Weddell and leopard seals are frequent visitors, often seen basking on the shores or swimming in the surrounding waters. This biodiversity extends to the avian population, with skuas and southern giant petrels making the island their summer residence, drawn by the relatively warmer climate, where temperatures average between 1.5 and -6.5˚C.

Named after King George III by British explorers who discovered it in 1819, the island was subject to territorial claims by Chile and Argentina in the 1940s. Nonetheless, it remains part of the British Antarctic Territory, serving as a beacon of international collaboration and scientific exploration in the Antarctic region.

Arrival at 05.30

Activities

Activities

Zodiac Cruises

Exploring Antarctica by Zodiac on a luxury cruise

Zodiac cruises in Antarctica offer an unparalleled adventure into the heart of the world's most remote wilderness. These small, inflatable boats allow guests to navigate closer to the icebergs, glaciers, and wildlife than the main ship ever could, providing an intimate and thrilling perspective of Antarctica's pristine beauty. Guests are treated to up-close encounters with colonies of penguins, seals sunbathing on ice floes, and perhaps even the sight of a whale breaking the surface. Each Zodiac outing is guided by experienced expedition leaders who share insights into the region's unique ecosystem and the remarkable adaptations of its inhabitants. This blend of luxury and adventure ensures that every moment of the journey is imbued with awe and wonder, making Zodiac cruises a truly once-in-a-lifetime experience in the untouched landscapes of Antarctica.

Hiking

Hiking promises an immersive exploration of the continent's rugged and untouched landscapes. Beyond the comfort of the ship, adventurous souls can set foot on the Antarctic mainland or its surrounding islands, where guided hikes vary from gentle strolls along pebbled beaches teeming with wildlife to more challenging treks across snow-covered terrains and up glacial ridges. These excursions are designed to suit a range of fitness levels, ensuring that every traveller can experience the thrill of witnessing Antarctica's breathtaking scenery and diverse ecosystems up close. Led by knowledgeable expedition teams, these hikes not only provide spectacular views of the icy wilderness and its inhabitants—such as penguins, seals, and an array of seabirds—but also offer educational insights into the environmental significance and fragile beauty of the Earth's southernmost continent.

Kayaking

kayaking in Antarctica

Kayaking in the icy waters of Antarctica offers an extraordinary, serene, and exhilarating adventure. This activity allows guests to paddle through the calm, crystal-clear waters amidst icebergs of surreal shapes and sizes, offering an intimate and unparalleled perspective of the Antarctic landscape. Guided by expert kayakers, participants glide silently past snow-draped shorelines, getting up close to wildlife in their natural habitat, including curious seals, graceful whales, and bustling colonies of penguins. The tranquillity of kayaking in such a pristine environment, combined with the breathtaking beauty of towering glaciers and the Antarctic's stark, majestic wilderness, provides an unforgettable experience. It's a chance to connect with nature in one of the most remote and untouched places on earth, making kayaking a highlight for many adventurers.*

*Please note that limited spots are available for this experience.

If you are interested in participating in these adventurous activities please enquire about availability at the time of reservation. All activities are subject to availability and weather conditions.

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