Quick Facts for Antarctica Air Cruises
Antarctica air cruises are ideal for those who have only limited travel time, or are prone to seasickness. You will fly from Punta Arenas (Chile) to King George Island (South Shetland Islands, Antarctica) in just couple hours. After that, you will walk to the coast and board an expedition ship. For the next few days, you will explore Peninsula and other destinations just like other expedition cruises.
Some of the itineraries start and end at Punta Arenas which fly both ways. Other itineraries may fly out from Punta Arenas and sail back to Ushuaia (Argentina) or vice versa. For those who would like to cross Drake Passage just once, the later might be exactly what you are looking for. In addition, there is an Antarctica One Day or Overnight program which helps you check Antarctica off your bucket list in the shorted time possible.
Antarctica air cruises are available starting from early December. They represent a small percentage of the overall Antarctica cruises. So if air cruises are something you would like to do, it is highly recommended to book early for your desired dates and ships.
Top 5 Reasons for Antarctica Air Cruises
Antarctica air cruises offer you a quicker and more comfortable way to reach Antarctica
Only couple hours are needed to arrive in Antarctica, compared to two full days by sailing
Great experience to view South Shetland from the air
Options are available to visit Antarctica Peninsula, Antarctic Circle and South Georgia on Antarctica air cruises
Expedition experience after boarding the ships are exactly the same as other Antarctica cruises by sailings