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Our Air-Cruises 2020-21

Visit Antarctica for a remarkable, once-in-a-lifetime experience. We have five unique itineraries to choose from.

Air Cruise

Itinerary

  • 15 Days / 14 Nights

    Port Stanley, embarkation

    Port Stanley, embarkation

    Pick up at the airport in Port Stanley, town visit, and embarkation.

  • 15 Days / 14 Nights

    Saunders Island, Carcass Island

    Saunders Island, Carcass Island

    During a morning visit to Saunders Island
    we enjoy the long white-sand beach. A wilderness experience, the main attractions there are rockhopper penguins, nesting black browed albatross, and sub-Antarctic gentoo penguins. In the afternoon we visit Carcass Island. There is an option for an easy hike to the settlement, bird watching, and a typical Falklands tea experience.

  • 15 Days / 14 Nights

    New Island, Weddell Island

    New Island, Weddell Island

    We visit New Island, a classic West Falklands
    experience, with albatross & penguin colonies. Depending on local conditions, in the afternoon
    we could visit Weddell Island.

  • 15 Days / 14 Nights

    Bleaker Island

    Bleaker Island

    Morning landing at Bleaker Island. This is a natural reserve with a famous bird area featuring a large variety of birds. In the afternoon we head to South Georgia

  • 15 Days / 14 Nights

    At Sea

    At Sea

    As we sail toward South Georgia, attend an
    engaging program of lectures and presentations. In
    the company of expert guides, watch for wildlife
    from the lounge or from the outside decks. You
    may spot magnificent seabirds, such as albatrosses
    and petrels, as well as different species of whales.

  • 15 Days / 14 Nights

    Elsehul Bay

    Elsehul Bay

    Depending on sea conditions over the previous days, arrival is planned for the afternoon. Provided we receive approval from the South Georgia Government, we plan to do an evening Zodiac cruise at Elsehul Bay.

  • 15 Days / 14 Nights

    Grytviken, Fortuna Bay

    Grytviken, Fortuna Bay

    Our first landing is at Grytviken. We clear
    Customs and then visit the historical site, with the museum and Ernest Shackleton’s grave. In the afternoon, we land at Fortuna Bay / Stromness to see king penguins. Here we learn more about Shackleton and his expedition. There is also an optional 2-3 hour “Shackleton walk”.

  • 15 Days / 14 Nights

    Gold Harbour, Cooper Bay

    Gold Harbour, Cooper Bay

    In the morning we plan a landing at Gold Harbour. This is a spectacular location with king penguins, elephant seals and hanging glaciers. There are also sooty albatross here. In the afternoon, we visit Cooper Bay to see macaroni penguins during a Zodiac cruise.

  • 15 Days / 14 Nights

    St Andrews Bay, Ocean Harbour

    St Andrews Bay, Ocean Harbour

    St Andrews Bay is the destination of our morning excursion. We see the largest king penguin colony and elephant seal bulls. In the afternoon, we plan a Zodiac cruise and landing at Ocean Harbour. The highlights here are a shipwreck and remains of the whaling industry.

  • 15 Days / 14 Nights

    Prion Island, Salisbury Plain

    Prion Island, Salisbury Plain

    In the morning we plan to visit Prion Island to see the nesting wandering albatross. In the afternoon, we head to Salisbury Plain for more king penguins and stunning landscapes.

  • 15 Days / 14 Nights

    At Sea

    At Sea

    As we make our way back to the Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) our program of lectures and presentations continues.

  • 15 Days / 14 Nights

    Port Stanley, disembarkation

    Port Stanley, disembarkation

    Upon arrival at Port Stanley we disembark and transfer to the airport for the ongoing flight.

Ships

Magellan Explorer

Strong and agile, Magellan Explorer has been developed from the ground up as the ideal platform for Antarctica21’s air-cruise operations. Several international polar expedition experts have contributed to the design of the ship. Working with designers, engineers, and naval architects, they developed a wide range of technical solutions designed to enhance the expedition experience of guests.

Magellan Explorer will join the Antarctica21 fleet during the 2019-20 season. She is the world’s first expedition ship custom designed for Antarctic air-cruise operations. The ship provides a stylish base for our guests’ adventures, combining excellence in expedition and boutique hospitality.

A complete presentation with the vessel’s details is available here.

Accommodation Details

Category Average size Details
Triple
Suite
440 ft-40 mt2 2 twin beds and 1 queen-size sofa bed, 2 private balconies with sitting area
Porthole
Cabin
220 ft-20 mt2 2 twin beds or 1 king-size bed
Veranda
Cabin
220 ft-20 mt2 2 twin beds or 1 king size bed, private balcony with sitting area
Deluxe Veranda
Cabin
220 ft-20 mt2 2 twin beds or 1 king-size bed, private balcony with sitting area
Penthouse
Suite
330 ft-30 mt2 2 twin beds or 1 king-size bed, private balcony with sitting area
Grand
Suite
440 ft-40 mt2 Separate living and bedroom area 2 Twin beds or 1 King size Bed, and 1 Queen Sofa bed, 2 washrooms 2 balconies
Single
Cabin
220 ft-20 mt2 1 king-size bed, private balcony with sitting area

Dates & Rates

Trip start and end Triple Suite Porthole Cabin Veranda Cabin Deluxe Veranda Cabin Penthouse Suite Grand Suite Single Cabin
Oct 3-17, 2020 15,890 9,990 11,495 11,990 13,990 23,890 21,266

– All prices are per-person and indicated in USD.

– Single travelers can choose between booking a dedicated single cabin, booking a twin cabin for single use (an 85% supplement will be added to the rate per person in Twin Cabin) or sharing a cabin with another passenger of the same gender.

– For complete terms and details, click here.

Note: This pricing chart presents our dates and prices. For real-time availability, please contact us.


Additional Activities

Flight and Hotel Packages

Flight and Hotel Packages

For your convenience, upon request Antarctica21 can provide packages that include an airline ticket in economy class for the commercial flight between Santiago or Punta Arenas and Port Stanley, and hotel accommodation in either departure city. Only available on our Small Ship Expedition departures.

More info here

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