Antarctica 21

Antarctica 21

In the early 2000s, a group of friends in Punta Arenas, Chile, came together to develop a new model of Antarctic tourism; one that would provide an alternative to the traditional navigation from South America across the stormy waters of the Drake Passage.

Their idea involved combining air and sea transportation: flying over the expansive ocean to deliver travelers to a waiting ship in Antarctica. This would avoid the difficult and uncomfortable navigation across the Drake Passage, while also reducing the total duration of the trip by four days. Like any fledgling project and given its uniqueness, the idea was received by the industry with some skepticism. Despite this hesitations, in November 2003 Antarctica21 began operation of its first air-cruise. A De Havilland Dash-7 aircraft left from Punta Arenas and landed at the Lt. Marsh Airfield on King George Island, Antarctica. There, clients boarded M/V Grigoriy Mikheev and spent six days visiting the South Shetland Islands, crossing the Bransfield Strait, and then sailing along the western coast of the Antarctic Peninsula.

More than a decade later, Antarctica21 now offers over 20 air-cruise departures each season aboard two different ice-class expedition vessels.

Thanks to our tireless expedition staff and our superior service, Antarctica21 offers the most extensive suite of Antarctic air-cruises in the world. We are proud of this achievement and we continue to improve. As the leading boutique Antarctic tour operator, we are constantly striving to innovate and develop our environmentally-responsible expeditions to the bottom of the world.

Ships

  • Sailing on: 21st Dec 2018
  • Departing from: Punta Arenas, Chile
  • Arriving at: Punta Arenas, Chile
  • Starting from: Request Online
  • Duration: 7 nights
Hebridean Sky, Classic Antarctica Air-Cruise ex Punta Arenas Return

1 night hotel stay in Punta Arenas before flying to King George Island to board Hebridean Sky. Enjoy 5 nights cruising from King George Island roundtrip. Return flight to Punta Arenas for a 1 night hotel stay post-cruise.

  • Sailing on: 22nd Dec 2018
  • Departing from: Punta Arenas, Chile
  • Arriving at: Punta Arenas, Chile
  • Starting from: Request Online
  • Duration: 7 nights
Ocean Nova, Classic Antarctica Air-Cruise ex Punta Arenas Return

1 night hotel stay in Punta Arenas before flying to King George Island to board Ocean Nova. Enjoy 5 nights cruising from King George Island roundtrip. Return flight to Punta Arenas for a 1 night hotel stay post-cruise.

  • Sailing on: 26th Dec 2018
  • Departing from: Punta Arenas, Chile
  • Arriving at: Ushuaia, Argentina
  • Starting from: Request Online
  • Duration: 6 nights
Hebridean Sky, Antarctica Express Air-Cruise ex Punta Arenas to Ushuaia

1 night hotel stay in Punta Arenas before flying to King George Island to board Hebridean Sky. Enjoy 5 nights cruising from King George Island to Ushuaia.

  • Sailing on: 27th Dec 2018
  • Departing from: Punta Arenas, Chile
  • Arriving at: Punta Arenas, Chile
  • Starting from: Request Online
  • Duration: 7 nights
Ocean Nova, Classic Antarctica Air-Cruise ex Punta Arenas Return

1 night hotel stay in Punta Arenas before flying to King George Island to board Ocean Nova. Enjoy 5 nights cruising from King George Island roundtrip. Return flight to Punta Arenas for a 1 night hotel stay post-cruise.

  • Sailing on: 1st Jan 2019
  • Departing from: Punta Arenas, Chile
  • Arriving at: Punta Arenas, Chile
  • Starting from: Request Online
  • Duration: 9 nights
Ocean Nova, Polar Circle Air-Cruise ex Punta Arenas Return

1 night hotel stay in Punta Arenas before flying to King George Island to board Ocean Nova. Enjoy 7 nights cruising from King George Island roundtrip. Return flight to Punta Arenas for a 1 night hotel stay post-cruise.

  • Sailing on: 14th Jan 2019
  • Departing from: Ushuaia, Argentina
  • Arriving at: Punta Arenas, Chile
  • Starting from: Request Online
  • Duration: 5 nights
Ocean Nova, Antarctica Express Air-Cruise ex Ushuaia to Punta Arenas

4 Night Cruise sailing from Ushuaia to King George Island aboard Ocean Nova. Finishing with a flight to Punta Arenas for a 1 night hotel stay.

  • Sailing on: 17th Jan 2019
  • Departing from: Punta Arenas, Chile
  • Arriving at: Punta Arenas, Chile
  • Starting from: Request Online
  • Duration: 7 nights
Ocean Nova, Classic Antarctica Air-Cruise ex Punta Arenas Return

1 night hotel stay in Punta Arenas before flying to King George Island to board Ocean Nova. Enjoy 5 nights cruising from King George Island roundtrip. Return flight to Punta Arenas for a 1 night hotel stay post-cruise.

  • Sailing on: 22nd Jan 2019
  • Departing from: Punta Arenas, Chile
  • Arriving at: Punta Arenas, Chile
  • Starting from: Request Online
  • Duration: 9 nights
Ocean Nova, Polar Circle Air-Cruise ex Punta Arenas Return

1 night hotel stay in Punta Arenas before flying to King George Island to board Ocean Nova. Enjoy 7 nights cruising from King George Island roundtrip. Return flight to Punta Arenas for a 1 night hotel stay post-cruise.

  • Sailing on: 29th Jan 2019
  • Departing from: Ushuaia, Argentina
  • Arriving at: Punta Arenas, Chile
  • Starting from: Request Online
  • Duration: 5 nights
Hebridean Sky, Antarctica Express Air-Cruise ex Ushuaia to Punta Arenas

4 Night Cruise sailing from Ushuaia to King George Island aboard Hebridean Sky. Finishing with a flight to Punta Arenas for a 1 night hotel stay.

  • Sailing on: 29th Jan 2019
  • Departing from: Punta Arenas, Chile
  • Arriving at: Punta Arenas, Chile
  • Starting from: Request Online
  • Duration: 7 nights
Ocean Nova, Classic Antarctica Air-Cruise ex Punta Arenas Return

1 night hotel stay in Punta Arenas before flying to King George Island to board Ocean Nova. Enjoy 5 nights cruising from King George Island roundtrip. Return flight to Punta Arenas for a 1 night hotel stay post-cruise.

  • Sailing on: 1st Feb 2019
  • Departing from: Punta Arenas, Chile
  • Arriving at: Punta Arenas, Chile
  • Starting from: Request Online
  • Duration: 7 nights
Hebridean Sky, Classic Antarctica Air-Cruise ex Punta Arenas Return

1 night hotel stay in Punta Arenas before flying to King George Island to board Hebridean Sky. Enjoy 5 nights cruising from King George Island roundtrip. Return flight to Punta Arenas for a 1 night hotel stay post-cruise.

  • Sailing on: 3rd Feb 2019
  • Departing from: Punta Arenas, Chile
  • Arriving at: Punta Arenas, Chile
  • Starting from: Request Online
  • Duration: 7 nights
Ocean Nova, Classic Antarctica Air-Cruise ex Punta Arenas Return

1 night hotel stay in Punta Arenas before flying to King George Island to board Ocean Nova. Enjoy 5 nights cruising from King George Island roundtrip. Return flight to Punta Arenas for a 1 night hotel stay post-cruise.

  • Sailing on: 6th Feb 2019
  • Departing from: Punta Arenas, Chile
  • Arriving at: Punta Arenas, Chile
  • Starting from: Request Online
  • Duration: 7 nights
Hebridean Sky, Classic Antarctica Air-Cruise ex Punta Arenas Return

1 night hotel stay in Punta Arenas before flying to King George Island to board Hebridean Sky. Enjoy 5 nights cruising from King George Island roundtrip. Return flight to Punta Arenas for a 1 night hotel stay post-cruise.

  • Sailing on: 8th Feb 2019
  • Departing from: Punta Arenas, Chile
  • Arriving at: Punta Arenas, Chile
  • Starting from: Request Online
  • Duration: 7 nights
Ocean Nova, Classic Antarctica Air-Cruise ex Punta Arenas Return

1 night hotel stay in Punta Arenas before flying to King George Island to board Ocean Nova. Enjoy 5 nights cruising from King George Island roundtrip. Return flight to Punta Arenas for a 1 night hotel stay post-cruise.

  • Sailing on: 11th Feb 2019
  • Departing from: Punta Arenas, Chile
  • Arriving at: Punta Arenas, Chile
  • Starting from: Request Online
  • Duration: 7 nights
Hebridean Sky, Classic Antarctica Air-Cruise ex Punta Arenas Return

1 night hotel stay in Punta Arenas before flying to King George Island to board Hebridean Sky. Enjoy 5 nights cruising from King George Island roundtrip. Return flight to Punta Arenas for a 1 night hotel stay post-cruise.

  • Sailing on: 13th Feb 2019
  • Departing from: Punta Arenas, Chile
  • Arriving at: Punta Arenas, Chile
  • Starting from: Request Online
  • Duration: 7 nights
Ocean Nova, Classic Antarctica Air-Cruise ex Punta Arenas Return

1 night hotel stay in Punta Arenas before flying to King George Island to board Ocean Nova. Enjoy 5 nights cruising from King George Island roundtrip. Return flight to Punta Arenas for a 1 night hotel stay post-cruise.

  • Sailing on: 16th Feb 2019
  • Departing from: Punta Arenas, Chile
  • Arriving at: Punta Arenas, Chile
  • Starting from: Request Online
  • Duration: 7 nights
Hebridean Sky, Classic Antarctica Air-Cruise ex Punta Arenas Return

1 night hotel stay in Punta Arenas before flying to King George Island to board Hebridean Sky. Enjoy 5 nights cruising from King George Island roundtrip. Return flight to Punta Arenas for a 1 night hotel stay post-cruise.

  • Sailing on: 18th Feb 2019
  • Departing from: Punta Arenas, Chile
  • Arriving at: Punta Arenas, Chile
  • Starting from: Request Online
  • Duration: 9 nights
Ocean Nova, Polar Circle Air-Cruise ex Punta Arenas Return

1 night hotel stay in Punta Arenas before flying to King George Island to board Ocean Nova. Enjoy 7 nights cruising from King George Island roundtrip. Return flight to Punta Arenas for a 1 night hotel stay post-cruise.

  • Sailing on: 21st Feb 2019
  • Departing from: Punta Arenas, Chile
  • Arriving at: Ushuaia, Argentina
  • Starting from: Request Online
  • Duration: 6 nights
Hebridean Sky, Antarctica Express Air-Cruise ex Punta Arenas to Ushuaia

1 night hotel stay in Punta Arenas before flying to King George Island to board Hebridean Sky. Enjoy 5 nights cruising from King George Island to Ushuaia.

  • Sailing on: 28th Nov 2019
  • Departing from: Punta Arenas, Chile
  • Arriving at: Punta Arenas, Chile
  • Starting from: Request Online
  • Duration: 10 nights
Magellan Explorer, Inaugural Voyage ex Ushuaia Return

10 Night Cruise sailing from Ushuaia roundtrip aboard Magellan Explorer.

A group of international chefs will prepare a delicious selection of different cuisines during the trip. Please let us, know ahead of time, your dietary restrictions. The kitchen will not be able to prepare Kosher or Vegan meals.

Gratuities

They are integrated into a “pot” at the end of the trip for distribution among the crew. Tipping is a personal decision and the amount given is at your discretion.

The custom is about US$10-12 per day, per passenger. You may make this contribution in cash or charge it to your ship’s account and pay with credit card.