Antarctica21 Expeditions

Transform your perspective on the planet and your relationship to it. Antarctica21 is committed to creating the ideal Antarctic expedition, providing safe, convenient, comfortable access to a life-changing experience.

Expeditions in Antarctica

Antarctica21 pioneered air-cruise expeditions in Antarctica, and we understand all the complexities of ensuring a smooth, safe, and enjoyable adventure. Our team knows the region’s unique geography, natural history, wildlife, and ecology. Above all, we love sharing our expertise with our travelers.

Moreover, this is our backyard. Our company was founded in Punta Arenas, the traditional gateway for the first Antarctic explorers. It remains an ideal base of operations as we respond to our region’s changing conditions, constantly refining and enhancing our trips.

Thanks to our Antarctica21 team and their service, we offer the most extensive suite of Antarctic air-cruises in the world. We are proud of this achievement, and we continue to improve our service and our expeditions. As the leading boutique tour operator of expeditions in Antarctica, we constantly strive to innovate and develop our environmentally responsible expeditions to the White Continent.

NOTE: “NOVANTAR S.A.” is the Exclusive Worldwide Sales Agent for all Antarctica21-branded trips. NOVANTAR S.A issues all trip invoices.

Our expedition team in Antarctica


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Skip the Drake

Our quick flight takes you directly to Antarctica, where you then board your expedition ship. No stormy crossing. No seasickness. Just total immersion in your Antarctic adventure.


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Discover Antarctica

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.

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Explore More

With fewer guests, you get on and off faster, so time ashore is focused where it should be: savoring every moment of a travel experience unlike any other.

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Antarctica21 In the News

Read what others are saying about us!

Introducing the World’s Newest Ocean

By Jennifer Flowers
August 2021

The Scientists Apprentices

In 2017 Allison Cusick founded FjordPhyto, a citizen-science project in which travelers aboard the expedition vessels of Chile-based cruise operator Antarctica21 help collect scientific samples for research.
July 2021

The Belgica in 1898, in what would later become known as the Gerlache Strait.© DE GERLACHE FAMILY COLLECTION

Review of Julian Sancton’s new book Madhouse at the End of the Earth

Sancton traveled with Antarctica21 for inspiration and information about the White Continent.
May 2021

Magellan Explorer. Photography by Ana Carla Martínez on a Classic Antarctica Air-Cruise..

Interview with Francesco Contini, VP Sales & Marketing at Antarctica21: Expedition Cruising Through the Pandemic

By Paulo Azevedo
May 2021

Floating Islands by Manfredi Gioacchini

Landscape photography: Floating Islands

By Alberto Calabrese & Manfredi Gioacchini
February 2021

Manfredi Gioacchini travels in Antarctica with Antarctica21

Antartide, le immagini e il viaggio (spettacolari) nel mondo della luce

By Francesca Ame & Manfredi Gioacchini
December 2020

Manfredi Gioacchini travels in Antarctica with Antarctica21

Floating islands, le nouveau livre qui célèbre l’Antarctique

By Jade Simon & Manfredi Gioacchini
December 2020

Our aircraft to fly direct to Antarctica, on King George island. Photography by Mathew Farrell on an Antarctic Air-Cruise on board Hedridean Sky.

The North And South Poles Have Become The Ultimate Travel Bucket List: Here’s How To Get There

By Joseph V Micallef
November 2020

A group of Gentoo penguins in Antarctica. Photography by Philip Stone.

The 10 Best Solo Travel Destinations in the World

By Michaela Trimble
February 2020


“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


“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

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Antarctica is like no other place on earth, and we would love to welcome you there. Complete this short form to receive a customized quote from our team and start planning your Antarctic fly-cruise adventure today.