Antarctic Flight & Cruise Model

On an Antarctica21 air-cruise, fly the Drake Passage and avoid the discomfort of a rough sea crossing. Land on the Last Continent in just two hours after our quick flight.

The Antarctic Air-Cruise

Before Antarctica21 began to fly to Antarctica, travelers who wanted to reach the Antarctic Peninsula had only one option: a 4-day sail across and back again through the rough seas of the Drake Passage. But since 2003, our boutique-style wilderness adventures have offered a far more comfortable alternative.

Fly to Antarctica
One of the most complex parts about visiting Antarctica is the Drake Passage’s rough seas that separate the 7th continent from South America. However, our combination of flights and cruises allows passengers to take a flight over the Drake Passage. Our two-hour flight takes you from Punta Arenas, the international gateway to Chilean Patagonia, directly to Antarctica. Once there, you then board your expedition ship—no stormy crossing and no seasickness. Enjoy a quick, total immersion in your Antarctic adventure.

Explore Antarctica
Antarctica is one of the most unexplored places on our planet. There is plenty of wildlife, incredible landscapes, and more that our combination of Antarctica flights and cruises allow you to see. Our small expedition vessels are more like private yachts, offering direct access to areas along the Antarctic shore that larger ships simply can’t reach. In addition, because we have fewer guests, you get on and off faster, so your time ashore is focused where it should be – savoring every moment of a travel experience unlike any other.

Antarctica21 offers several different Antarctica flights and cruises. Therefore, you can pick an adventure that sparks your interests the most. In fact, our most popular option is the Classic Antarctica Air-Cruise. Nevertheless, other options include the Polar Circle, South Georgia and Antarctica, and the Antarctica Express Air-Cruise.

Contact us today about our Antarctica Flights and Cruise options.

Our aircraft to fly direct to Antarctica

Find Your Air-Cruise

Our air-cruises offer travelers a comfortable alternative to the 2-day sail across the rough seas of the Drake Passage. Our boutique-style wilderness Antarctica expeditions include a 2-hour flight to and from Antarctica and skipping the Drake Passage. Once there, you board your expedition ship and where your Antarctic adventure begins. Quickly immerse yourself in the 7th Continent—no stormy crossing or seasickness.

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Classic Antarctica Air-Cruise

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Polar Circle Air-Cruise

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Antarctica & South Georgia Air-Cruise

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Antarctica Express Air-Cruise


”The Classic Antarctica air-cruise was amazing, thanks in part to our experienced and friendly guides. I especially enjoyed exploring alongside a bird naturalist, a marine mammals biologist, and a polar historian and explorer (who skied to both poles!).”

Mary, Traveler from USA

TripAdvisor, December 2019


”Antarctica is breathtaking, and Antarctica21 provides an over the top travel experience.”

J.W., Traveler from USA

TripAdvisor, January 2020


”Antarctica is, without doubt, an amazing place. If you ever get a chance (or 5) to visit, do it. For our cruise, we went with Antarctica21 and it was a great experience.”

Michael, Traveler from USA

TripAdvisor, January 2020

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