Antarctic Peninsula Express – Fly the Drake
For those concerned about sea-sickness, avoid the ‘Drake Crossing’ | 11 Days
Fly over the notorious Drake Passage to land at King George Island before exploring the Antarctic Peninsula by ship. In eight adventure-packed days, enjoy intimate wildlife encounters, thrilling zodiac cruises and explore historic onshore sites. A landmark visit to the 7th Continent with a full range of adventure options.
When: Numerous voyages December 2022 – March 2023, December 2023 – March 2024
Guide price: From £11,190 per person based on twin cabin (private facilities) with early booking discount
Options: Greg Mortimer and Sylvia Earle’s fly/sail or fly/fly Antarctic Explorer voyages over fly the Drake Passage in one or both directions to explore the Peninsula – numerous departures January 2023 – March 2024.
Antarctica 21 operates numerous voyages with Magellan Explorer – these fly & cruise expeditions to Antarctica and sea voyages to Cape Horn, the Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas), South Georgia & Antarctica are boutique wilderness adventures. Enjoy small ship experiences that allow you time to explore these remote destinations.
Trip Reports for the Antarctic Peninsula
Fiona’s travel tips
TOP TIP: Dress in layers – you will need them.
BEST TIME TO GO: The best time of year to visit the Falkland Islands is during the Austral Summer, particularly between the months of December to February. This is the peak of wildlife activity and, usually, the warmest time of the year.
WHY NOT: Combine your voyage in the South Atlantic with a fabulous trip to Argentina or Chile – we have plenty of suggestions!
DON’T MISS: Camping overnight on the peninsula to experience Antarctic weather close up. It might seem tough at the time but you won’t regret it! Don’t forget to pre-book as it’s popular.
LET US KNOW: If you have a former connection with any of the polar regions we visit by ship. Perhaps you or a relative lived on one of the bases, or were a member of a past expedition? We can offer you the chance to share your experiences, diaries or photographs with others on your voyage. In the past we’ve even got the ship to make unscheduled visits to tie in with such an event.
MUST READ: Endurance by Alfred Lansing
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