Antarctica Singles Vacation - Fly the Drake

December 11th - 18th, 2021
8-days - from $9,096.75

This rate represents a 35% discount! - Extended until the end of May

It's been 7 years since our last Antarctica trip and we've had quite a few people ask about taking a trip to visit the 7th continent so here it is.

We will be going with Quark Expeditions, a company that we went with last time that everyone raved about. They are the best in the business for this tour. We will be on their Ocean Adventurer ship which has a capacity of just 128 guests. Our price reflects a 35% group discount saving you over $4,898 plus they are offering us a $250 onboard ship credit! This is for double occupancy and we will match you up with a roommate as always.

This sailing, called Fly the Drake eliminates the long crossing of the Drake Passage:

Answer the call of Antarctica by flying over the notorious Drake Passage by charter plane to land at King George Island before exploring the Antarctic Peninsula by ship. In just 8 adventure-packed days, you値l experience rewarding shore visits and Zodiac cruises, marvel at intimate wildlife encounters, explore historic sites and make the most of your landmark visit to the 7th Continent. Select from a range of adventure options and onboard activities that match your personal interests and make your expedition uniquely yours.

Nice article about this option of flying the Drake Passage

Short video on this option

Here is more information on our ship and itinerary:             

Day 1 Arrive in Punta Arenas, Chile
Your adventure begins in Punta Arenas, Chile, the most populated city in southern Patagonia. If you arrive early, there are many museums, restaurants and shops to keep you busy for days. By early afternoon, a Quark Expeditions® representative will meet you at the official starting point hotel, where you値l enjoy a welcome dinner and be briefed about preparing for your embarkation day.

Day 2 Fly to King George Island and 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 with a one-mile (1.6 km) walk to the shore, before being transferred by Zodiac to your ship to set sail for the Antarctic Peninsula!

Days 3 to 6 Antarctic Peninsula and 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. 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値l be alerted to any new sightings. Our team of expert presenters will deepen your experience with explanations of the glaciology, history and wildlife of the region.

Even more exciting are your daily excursions. Your first Zodiac landing is something you値l never forget! Walking on a beach dotted with penguins 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稚 be long before you can tell the difference between an Adélie, gentoo and chinstrap penguin.

You may take a Zodiac cruise in search of whales and icebergs one day, followed by a hike to a penguin rookery the next day.

From the booming sound of a calving glacier to the thrill of spotting apex predators like leopard seals and killer whales in action, you値l wake up early and welcome each day with a sense of adventure and a desire to explore during this unrivaled travel experience.

Your Expedition Team will accompany you all along the way, providing insights into the places you visit.

Day 7 Disembarkation and Fly to Punta Arenas
After your week of exploration, you値l say goodbye to your Expedition Team and disembark at King George Island. Your two-hour flight across the Drake Passage to Punta Arenas, Chile, brings your adventure to an end. After your group transfer to the hotel, you are free to explore and enjoy an evening on your own, in the city or at the hotel to reminisce about the sights and sounds of Antarctica.

Day 8 Depart Punta Arenas
After breakfast, you are welcome to continue on your own travels or make your way to the Punta Arenas airport for your homeward flights.

MORE ON OUR SHIP
Ocean Adventurer

POSSIBLE EXCURSIONS


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 Onboard Lectures

Presentations by Quark痴 Expedition Team are included as part of your voyage. Through formal illustrated presentations, as well as informal briefings, the Quark Expeditions Team will cover a range of topics including ornithology, marine biology, glaciology, geography, geology, history and the environment.

         DEPOSIT OF $1,450        

We are no longer able to hold group space so there is now no guarantee that space will be available. Your deposit is non-refundable (although we may be able to replace you or you can use it as credit toward a future trip).

* Cost does not include airfare and is for a twin lower deck shared room. Upgrades are available as follows:

We only have 9 spots total for the listed price of $9,346. After those are sold you will only have the choice to upgrade cabins.

Add $325 for a shared main deck porthole cabin - 8 spots available

Add $1,300 for a shared main deck window cabin

FLIGHT ARRANGEMENTS YOU'LL NEED TO MAKE:Arrival in PUQ via SCL (or via BUE to SCL) should be anytime prior to 3:00pm on 11DEC 2021. We have a mandatory briefing and dinner where vital instructions are shared for the upcoming days. Also in the event of possible poor whether, we can actually depart at anytime that afternoon on 11DEC if required when no good whether window is seen for days ahead.

Departure on the 18DEC 2021 is advised anytime.

 

 

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