along the Strait of Magellan towards Cape Froward, the southernmost tip
of the American landmass
Magellanic penguins, cormorants and other seabirds
escorted by Peale’s dolphins, as the ship navigates the
Cockburn, Brecknock and Ballenero channels, offering impressive views
of Tierra del Fuego and its mountain ranges
the Glacier Alley, watch massive glaciers as they descend into the sea
the South Shetland Islands, enjoy the company of seabirds, penguins,
seals and whales
a Zodiac for your first shore visit
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the inaugural voyage of the newly built Magellan Explorer! Be part of
the celebration while visiting Tierra del Fuego, Cape Horn, and
1 • Start of the Air-Cruise
journey begins in Punta Arenas, Chile. The ship sails along the Strait
of Magellan towards Cape Froward, the southernmost tip of the American
landmass, and continues south. These areas are home to Magellanic
penguins, cormorants and other seabirds.
2 • Explore southern Patagonia
by Peale’s dolphins, the ship will navigate the Cockburn,
Brecknock and Ballenero channels, offering impressive views of Tierra
del Fuego and its mountain ranges. In the afternoon the ship enters the
western side of the Beagle Channel and proceeds through the spectacular
Glacier Alley, where massive glaciers descend into the sea. By the late
evening we will call at Ushuaia, Argentina.
3 • Beagle Channel
up in the southernmost Argentinean city and enjoy a catamaran tour.
After spending some free time in Ushuaia, the ship set sails towards
Port Williams, the southernmost town in the world.
4 • Cape Horn and Drake Passage
an overnight crossing of Nassau Bay, you awake in full view of
legendary Cape Horn! Weather permitting, board a Zodiac and be one of
the few privileged adventurers to step foot on this famous and rarely
visited island. Back on board, set sail towards Antarctica.
5 • Drake Passage
you sail through the Drake Passage, attend an engaging program of
presentations. In the company of expert guides, watch for wildlife from
the outside decks. You may spot magnificent seabirds, such as
albatrosses and petrels.After crossing the Antarctic Convergence, the
environment changes noticeably. Keep your camera ready, as this is the
time to watch for icebergs and the first sight of Antarctic land.
6 • Drake Passage and Antarctica
the South Shetland Islands, sail in ice-filled bays, while enjoying the
company of seabirds, penguins, seals and whales. Board a Zodiac for
your first shore visit.
7-9 • Exploring Antarctica
between the South Shetland Islands and the western coast of the
Antarctic Peninsula, sailing along ice-filled fjords and among
spectacular icebergs. Each day, disembark by Zodiac and explore the
landscape.The Expedition Team sets the voyage route to take advantage
of the ever-changing opportunities provided by Nature, crafting a
unique and extraordinary experience each time.
10 • Scheduled return flight from Antarctica
to King George Island and bid farewell to Antarctica before boarding
the flight back to Punta Arenas. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel
for the night. (Note: Meals in Punta Arenas are at your leisure and not
included in the program).
11 • End of the Air-Cruise
breakfast, transfer to the Punta Arenas airport for your onward flight.
Magellan Explorer (Luxury Expedition, 73-guests)
Magellan Explorer is a new and modern expedition vessel custom-built for Antarctic and sub-Antarctic expeditions. The ship has a capacity for 73 passengers (maximum 100) in seven categories of accommodation, including dedicated single cabins.
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pre- and post-voyage information material.
cruise as indicated in the itinerary corresponding to each expedition.
buffet breakfast and lunch on board ship offering a wide choice of
served dinner on board ship offering a choice of three main courses.
beer, juice, and soft drinks served with lunch and dinner on board.
tea, chocolate, cappuccino,
and snacks on board ship throughout the expedition.
of waterproof boots for landing.
guided shore excursions.
and entertainment on board.
fees and IAATO passenger fee.
Kayaking - USD 895 per person
and Snowshoeing - USD 85 per