Antarctica & South Georgia Air-Cruise

Join us for a remarkable experience that takes you through the western Antarctic Peninsula, through Elephant Island to South Georgia. The South Georgia and Antarctica air-cruise allows you to sail through the nutrient-rich waters and, each day, disembark with our expert polar guides having time to either hike, snowshoe, or kayak in bays nearby. As we make our way to South Georgia, you will follow in the footsteps of famous Antarctic explorers, like Ernest Shackleton, and learn about their daring southerly adventures. After reaching South Georgia, visit some of the largest colonies of penguins in the world, including the king penguin, and see the nesting grounds of thousands of albatrosses.

Trip Itinerary

  • Day 1: Start of the Air-Cruise Our staff welcomes you in Ushuaia, Argentina, at the pier. Board your ship in the afternoon and sail along the Beagle Channel towards South Georgia.
  • Day 2 – 4: Sailing to South Georgia As we sail toward South Georgia, our historians and our naturalists offer a series of presentations. There is time to socialize in the ship’s lounge, while keeping an eye out for the region’s birdlife.
  • Day 5 – 8: Exploring South Georgia The island of South Georgia is a diverse landscape of majestic mountains, massive glaciers, grassy uplands, and deep fjords. Visit the former whaling outpost of Grytviken, where you may pay your respects at the simple grave of Ernest Shackleton. Depending on conditions, possible stops can include St. Andrew’s Bay where you could be overwhelmed by the sight of 150,000 king penguins and Cooper Island to see the nesting home of thousands of black-browed albatrosses and a large colony of macaroni penguins. If the weather is favorable, visits are also planned at Fortuna Bay, Salisbury Plains, Prion Island, and Elsehul Bay.
  • Day 9 – 10: Sailing to the Antarctic Peninsula As the ship heads to Antarctica, the program of presentations continues. Use this time to enhance your understanding of the region and its history.
  • Day 11: Elephant Island Sailing south, we hope to stop at Elephant Island. It was here that the crew of Shackleton’s Endurance found refuge while he and five handpicked men carried on to South Georgia. While stormy conditions rarely allow a shore landing, you will see the island from the ship.
  • Day 12 – 15: Exploring Antarctica Cruise between the South Shetland Islands and the western coast of the Antarctic Peninsula and sail along ice-filled fjords and among spectacular icebergs. Each day disembark by Zodiac and explore the landscape together with expert polar guides.No journey is the same and flexibility is the key to success in Antarctica. The Expedition Team plans the voyage route to take advantage of the ever-changing opportunities provided by nature. You will explore several sites in the Gerlache Strait that offer the best possible overview of the varied Antarctic environment.
  • Day 16: Antarctica and scheduled return flight Upon reaching King George Island, disembark at Fildes Bay. A 2-km (1.25-miles) walk takes you through Chile’s Frei Station and Russia’s Bellingshausen Station to the aircraft. Bid farewell to Antarctica as you board the flight back to Punta Arenas. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel for the night. (Note: Meals in Punta Arenas are at your leisure and not included in the program).
  • Day 17: End of the Air-Cruise After breakfast, transfer to the Punta Arenas airport for your onward flight.

Please Note...

On the Antarctica & South Georgia Air-Cruise, you can add the following optional packages and activities to add to your booking: Sea Kayaking Hiking & Snowshoeing Preferred Seating Hotel and Transfer Package

Cabin Information

Ship name Cabin Name Price Sale Price Departs on Returns on
Magellan Explorer Grand Suite $25,494 NA Nov 17th, 2022 Dec 2nd, 2022
Magellan Explorer Penthouse Suite $23,495 NA Nov 17th, 2022 Dec 2nd, 2022
Magellan Explorer Deluxe Veranda Cabin $19,695 NA Nov 17th, 2022 Dec 2nd, 2022
Magellan Explorer Veranda Cabin - Female Share $18,695 NA Nov 17th, 2022 Dec 2nd, 2022
Magellan Explorer Porthole Cabin - Female Share $15,495 NA Nov 17th, 2022 Dec 2nd, 2022
Magellan Explorer Porthole Cabin - Male Share $15,495 NA Nov 17th, 2022 Dec 2nd, 2022

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