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Sail / Fly

Across the Antarctic Circle: Sail-Fly

A rare sail-fly expedition crossing the Antarctic Circle and exploring the western Antarctic Peninsula and South Shetland Islands.
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  • Celebrate the crossing of the Antarctic Circle at latitude 66°33' South (approximately).
  • Zodiac cruise in secluded bays and quiet coves filled with brash ice and photograph enormous glaciers and spectacularly shaped icebergs in various shades of blue.
  • Keep a close watch for the tail fluke of whales as they take a deep dive, see porpoising penguins ice seals such as Weddell and crabeater seals hauled out on ice floes.

Embark on a remarkable 13-day sail-fly expedition from Ushuaia and experience the wonder of the incredible White Continent, earning your place among the privileged adventurers who have ventured below the Antarctic Circle before returning via charter plane from King George Island to Punta Arenas. Crossing the Circle is about more than just earning bragging rights — it’s the chance to enter a different world more rarely seen, more isolated and colder than further north, with great swathes of pack-ice and dreamlike icebergs. Thread through pack ice and narrow channels where scenes of ice-clad mountains, feeding whales, and lively penguin colonies become lasting memories.

Explore the western side of the Antarctic Peninsula and South Shetland Islands, with endless possibilities tailored by the experienced on board expedition team. Enjoy extended daylight hours, allowing for busy days filled with incredible encounters. Make landings or Zodiac excursions along ice cliffs and amidst icebergs as you keep watch for whales, seals, and playful penguins, and marvel at the glistening glacial treasures of Antarctica. In true expedition style, this itinerary is only a guide and subject to change due to ice and weather conditions, offering flexibility in challenging environments in a way that puts you among the action to see and do as much as possible. What is for certain is that exploration and adventure await you at every turn.


Standard Activities

Bird Watching
Bird Watching
Whale Watching
Whale Watching
Penguin Watching
Penguin Watching
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Photography Workshops
water aerobics
Polar Plunge

Itinerary Day to Day

Day 1

Arrive Ushuaia

Arrive in Ushuaia, where you will be met by a cruise representative and transferred with your fellow expeditioners to your assigned pre-voyage hotel. If you are already in Ushuaia, we ask you to make your way to your hotel.

Check-in is from 3.00 pm. This afternoon, visit the cruise operator’s hospitality desk in the lobby at Las Hayas Ushuaia Resort, Luis Fernando Martial 1650, between 8.00 am and 12.00 pm, or 3.00 pm and 7.00 pm, to collect your luggage tags, and confirm if you wish to join our Beagle Channel and Isla de Los Lobos Cruise (sea lion island) tomorrow. Our team will confirm details regarding your embarkation day, answer any questions and provide you with information on where to dine or purchase last minute items.

Expeditioners arriving after 7.00 pm will find a welcome pack waiting for them at check-in. We ask you to visit our hospitality desk tomorrow between 8.00 am – 10.00 am.

The remainder of your time is at leisure. All meals today are at your own expense.

Assigned accommodation: Las Hayas Ushuaia Resort or Los Acebos Ushuaia Hotel

Embarkation Point
Day 2


Days 3-4

Drake Passage Crossing

Days 5-11

Antarctic Peninsula & Antarctic Circle

Day 12

Fly King George Island to Punta Arenas

Day 13

Depart Punta Arenas

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