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.

New 2025-26 Season Air-Cruises

Our air-cruise model allows you to fly round-trip to Antarctica, saving you about four days of sailing across the turbulent Drake Passage.

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 to answer any of your questions about flying and cruising 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

Air-Cruise Inclusions

Comprehensive pre- and post-voyage information material.

Group transfers from the airport and hotel on day one for guests arriving in Punta Arenas and from the hotel to the airport on the last day of the air-cruise itinerary.

Two nights stay with breakfast in Punta Arenas at the Cabo de Hornos Hotel or similar on day one and on the day of the scheduled return flight from Antarctica.

Welcome dinner on day one at the hotel in Punta Arenas.

Special access to Explorers House for guests in Punta Arenas.

Ship cruise and flight from Punta Arenas, Chile, to King George Island, Antarctica, and/or vice versa as indicated in the program corresponding to each air-cruise itinerary.

Daily buffet breakfast, à la carte lunch and dinner, as well as wine, beer, juice, soft drinks, coffee, tea, chocolate, cappuccino, water, and snacks on board the ship.

Loan of waterproof boots for landings in Antarctica, contingency plan, and IAATO passenger fee.

All guided shore excursions, as well as lectures and entertainment on board.

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Fly & Cruise to Antarctica

Flying over the Drake Passage allows you to reach Antarctica quickly, so you can make the most of your precious vacation time. We skip a two-day ship crossing and quickly immerse you in the beauty of the Seventh Continent.

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‘’This was an exceptional travel experience throughout and so much better than we had expected. The expedition staff was the most passionate of any cruise I have been on and lectures of their personal experiences in the Antarctic were one of the highlights of our time on the ship.’’

Hilary S. – Traveler from USA

Antarctica & South Georgia Expedition, February 2022


‘’Wow, I wish I had words to describe this trip. But it is more of a feeling – feeling free, connected to nature, and at peace. Loved every moment.’’

Cindy L. – Traveler from USA

Classic Antarctica Expedition, December 2021


‘’An outstanding experience made possible by everyone involved. Would and will recommend A21 to friends and family.’’

Kevin T. – Traveler from USA

Classic Antarctica Expedition, December 2021

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