Antarctic Fly-Sail Expedition
Fly one way and sail the other - the best of both worlds - 21 Days
The best of all worlds – an intimate up-close Antarctica experience on an Expedition Sailing Yacht combined with the convenience and time-saving travel of Flying across the Drake!
Explore Antarctica on an Expedition Sailboat where we will encounter penguin colonies, breaching whales, and leopard Seals. Each day is something new – we take in what Antarctica gives to us, with the flexibility of a small yacht. We will visit penguin colonies and watch many types of seals. We will explore from eye level with zodiac tours and kayaks. Plus, if the weather allows, anyone interested can sleep a night ashore!
We will be reminded of the brave souls who have come before us when we see remains of old whaling stations. If we are lucky we may even get to visit an active national science station while in the peninsula.
No matter what we do and no matter what the weather, your time in Antarctica will be one of a life time. Your trip will be filled with fantastic photos, unforgettable evening zodiac rides through the ice, watching sculpted icebergs floating past. It is unlike any other place you will experience on the planet.
At the end of your trip – relax and digest your experience with two nights at Lakutaia Lodge in Puerto Williams, Chile, a remote town on Navarino Island facing the famous Beagle Channel. From here explore the flora, fauna, and native Yaghan history of the island by visiting the museum and exploring during excellent half day and full day hikes.
Your trip will start and end in Ushuaia. The transfer from Puerto Williams, Chile, to Ushuaia is included in the price, as is the two nights in Puerto Williams, one night in Punta Arenas, and the transfer from Punta Arenas to Puerto Williams. See itinerary below for full details.
*Note the Feb 6 trip will have the Lakutaia lodge portion at the start of the trip.
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Feb 6 2018 – Feb 26 2018 – Fly down, sail back
Jan 5 2019 – Jan 25 2019 – Sail down, Fly back
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Fly one way, Sail the Other - Itinerary
As we sail south we will enter the Drake Passage and pass the infamous Cape Horn
While South there will be an active scientist onboard, so all guests are invited to participate in real Antarctic research. In the evenings the scientist will present on his/her research, as well as pressing current Antarctic issues. The scientist will be a part of the team and ready to answer questions at dinner, or on deck throughout the day or night!
We also have a few days built in for weather for our southern Drake crossing.
Luckily your adventure doesn’t end yet! Spend an included night in Punta Arenas and explore this historic city known both as stopover for famous Antarctic Explorers and the home base of old sheep barons.
I can not begin to say how much I enjoyed my time on Ocean Tramp! Your confidence and competence made for such a wonderful adventure. Thank you for getting around a spectacular part of the world in such comfort.
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That being said, each person onboard must also use good judgement. If you follow what the Captain says you will be in good hands.
What is not included – flights, airport transfers, and REQUIRED evacuation insurance. Accommodation before and after the trip is not included. (we’re sorry, but you can not stay onboard the night before your trip starts)
Inebriation will not be tolerated onboard and the Captain has the right to cancel a trip should guests not adhere to this policy.