Two penguins touching beaks
1 / 10

Antarctic Express: Fly The Drake

An expeditious voyage to the awe-inspiring Antarctic Peninsula maximizing exploration by skipping the Drake Passage crossing.
Starting at:
Per Person
$ 11,525
Up to 38% savings
Length
8 Days
Embark
Punta Arenas
Disembark
Punta Arenas
Starting at:
Per Person
$ 11,525
Up to 38% savings

Highlights

  • Fly over the Drake Passage and experience the fastest, most direct way to Antarctica.
  • Spot iconic Antarctic wildlife, such as penguins, seals and whales.
  • Enjoy presentations on wildlife, history, glaciology & geology by our onboard polar experts.

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’ll experience rewarding shore visits and Zodiac excursions, 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.

Indulge in a variety of unforgettable experiences, from exhilarating Zodiac cruises amidst whales and icebergs to invigorating hikes to witness bustling penguin rookeries. From the resounding crack of calving glaciers and the thrilling presence of apex predators like leopard seals and orcas. each day brings a new sense of wonder. Anticipation fills the air, fueling your eagerness to explore the untamed beauty that awaits in this unparalleled travel experience. Antarctica, with its indescribable allure, holds a unique place in the world, captivating the senses and leaving an indelible imprint that can only be fully comprehended through personal immersion.

Ships

World Explorer

A 5-star luxury expedition ship purpose-built for exploring the Polar regions in comfort and style.

Ocean Explorer

A modern, elegant, Scandi-style expedition vessel purpose-built for sustainable polar exploration.

Standard Activities

presentation
Lectures
blindness
Hiking
water aerobics
Polar Plunge
Zodiac Cruises
Zodiac Cruises

Itinerary Day to Day

Day 1

Arriva 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 cruise representative will meet you at the official starting point hotel, where you’ll enjoy a welcome dinner and be briefed about preparing for your embarkation day.

Punta Arenas
Embarkation Point
Day 2

Fly to King George Island and Embarkation

Days 3-6

Antarctic Peninsula and South Shetland Islands

Day 7

Disembarkation and Fly to Punta Arenas

Day 8

Depart Punta Arenas

Route Map

There are 4 main destinations visited
Fly
Cruise

Departure Dates

Showing 10 scheduled departures
No Results
December 5 - Dec 12, 2024
Punta Arenas, Chile
$ 13,436 - $ 23,436
Up to 20% savings
Free Single Supplement on Standard
Save up to 40%
December 15 - Dec 22, 2024
Punta Arenas, Chile
$ 17,436 - $ 24,796
Up to 20% savings
Free Single Supplement on Standard
Save up to 40%
December 20 - Dec 27, 2024
Punta Arenas, Chile
$ 14,316 - $ 24,796
Up to 20% savings
Free Single Supplement on Standard
Save up to 40%
January 9 - Jan 16, 2025
Punta Arenas, Chile
$ 21,145 - $ 27,895
Up to 11% savings
January 14 - Jan 21, 2025
Punta Arenas, Chile
$ 16,645 - $ 27,895
Up to 11% savings
Extra 5% Off When Pay In Full
Save from 15% to 40% off
January 19 - Jan 26, 2025
Punta Arenas, Chile
$ 17,545 - $ 27,895
Up to 11% savings
Extra 10% Off When Pay In Full
December 10 - Dec 17, 2025
Punta Arenas, Chile
$ 12,821 - $ 22,609
Up to 33% savings
Free Single Supplement on Standard
December 15 - Dec 22, 2025
Punta Arenas, Chile
$ 12,821 - $ 22,609
Up to 33% savings
Free Single Supplement on Standard
January 4 - Jan 11, 2026
Punta Arenas, Chile
$ 14,612 - $ 23,972
Up to 29% savings
Save from 15% to 40% off
Extra 10% Off When Pay In Full
March 8 - Mar 15, 2026
Punta Arenas, Chile
$ 11,525 - $ 19,022
Up to 38% savings
Save from 15% to 40% off
Extra 10% Off When Pay In Full

Deals

Explore 5 deals on select dates
Free Single Supplement on Standard cabins

With this solo traveler deal you can explore some of the most remote, unrivaled wonders of the world without paying any single supplement charges on select cabins. Explore more of the world without paying more than your fellow travelers!

Limited time offer
Save up to 40%

Explore the untamed beauty of this world’s most captivating regions, and save up to 40% on select voyages to Antarctic. Experience adventure-filled expeditions which immerse you in one-of-a-kind experiences in remote destinations such as the Falkland Islands, and more. Witness epic wildlife, fascinating cultur...

Limited time offer
Extra 5% Off When Pay In Full

Pay in full at time of booking & Save 5%

Guests will receive 5 % additional savings on select departures if full payment is received at the time of booking. The full payment includes the voyage fare and any outstanding balances on the booking (air, hotels, transfers, Adventure Options, pre/post tours and ...

Limited time offer
Save from 15% to 40% off

Many of our guests fulfill lifetime polar dreams at the very last minute—in the wilds of Antarctica or in the remote Arctic. All of our special offers feature voyages departing in 90 days or less—with discounts ranging from 15% to 40% off the brochure price!

Limited time offer
Extra 10% Off When Pay In Full

Pay in full at time of booking & Save 10%

Guests will receive 10% additional savings on select departures if full payment is received at the time of booking. The full payment includes the voyage fare and any outstanding balances on the booking (air, hotels, transfers, Adventure Options, pre/post tours and...

Limited time offer