Polar Circle Air Cruise

Antarctic Adventure By Air and Sea
Aboard the Ocean Nova or Magellan Explorer


Antarctica is one of the most magnificent and pristine destinations imaginable, with snow-clad mountains rising straight from the sea and a wealth of fascinating wildlife, from millions of penguins to a plethora of seabirds, seals, and whales. A visit here is undoubtedly one of the most thrilling experiences in the world. This adventure takes advantage of a convenient flight from Punta Arenas, Chile, to King George Island in Antarctica’s South Shetland Islands, avoiding the two-day, 600-mile crossing of the infamous Drake Passage. We soar high above the Southern Ocean and keep an eye out for the first icebergs as we approach our airstrip. Upon arrival, we board our comfortable expedition vessels, the Ocean Nova and Magellan Explorer, for four full days of exploring the wonders of the “Last Continent.” If you’re limited in time, this is the perfect way to experience Antarctica!

Note: This cruise is not exclusive to, nor operated by, Wilderness Travel, who acts solely as agent in booking your reservation with the ship operator. The itinerary, lecturers, and all other arrangements are subject to change at the discretion of the cruise line.



Fly to King George Island in Antarctica, avoid the two-day crossing of the Drake Passage each way. Perfect for those with limited time!
Enjoy six full days cruising in Antarctica aboard a comfortable expedition vessel, with shore landings and Zodiac excursions
Revel in outstanding scenery and a wealth of wildlife, from millions of penguins to seabirds, seals, and whales


Length: 10 days
Cost From: $19,995  
Arrive: Punta Arenas, Chile
Depart: Punta Arenas, Chile
Lodging: 7 nights aboard expedition vessel, 2 nights hotel
Meals: All meals included, except dinner on second-to-last day
Activity: Small Ship Cruising, Wildlife and Natural History, Photography, Whale Watching, Sea Kayaking
Trip Level:

7-day expedition cruise, nature walks on uneven ground, Zodiac cruising with wet landings, often rough seas and cold weather