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
Adventurer ship which has a capacity of just 128 guests.
Our price reflects a 35% group discount saving you over $5,599,
plus they are offering us a $250 onboard ship credit! This is
for double occupancy in a full window cabin (portholes are now
sold out) and we will match you up with a roommate as always.
sailing, called Fly the Drake eliminates the long crossing of
the Drake Passage:
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.
article about this option of flying the Drake Passage
video on this option
is more information on our ship and itinerary:
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.
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!
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.
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
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
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.
Team will accompany you all along the way, providing insights
into the places you visit.
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
After breakfast, you are welcome to continue on your own travels
or make your way to the Punta Arenas airport for your homeward
ON OUR SHIP
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
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
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.
up for this Singles Trip!