Luxury Expedition
Magellan Explorer - 73 Guests
Magellan Explorer Inaugural Air-Cruise
Fly and Sail to Antarctica

Join the inaugural voyage of the newly built Magellan Explorer. Be part of the celebration while visiting the fjords and islands of Tierra del Fuego, Cape Horn, and the Antarctic Peninsula. The Magellan Explorer Inaugural Air-Cruise is a unique trip that combines Patagonia and Antarctica.


 

 

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Sail along the Strait of Magellan towards Cape Froward, the southernmost tip of the American landmass
  • Watch Magellanic penguins, cormorants and other seabirds
  • Be 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
  • At the Glacier Alley, watch massive glaciers as they descend into the sea
  • In the South Shetland Islands, enjoy the company of seabirds, penguins, seals and whales
  • Board a Zodiac for your first shore visit

DATES / RATES

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Start DateEnd DateTriplePortholeVerandaDeluxe VerandaPH SuitesGrand SuiteSingle
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Triple
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ITINERARY

Join the inaugural voyage of the newly built Magellan Explorer! Be part of the celebration while visiting Tierra del Fuego, Cape Horn, and Antarctica.

DAY 1 • Start of the Air-Cruise
Your 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.

DAY 2 • Explore southern Patagonia
Escorted 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.

DAY 3 • Beagle Channel
Wake 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.

DAY 4 • Cape Horn and Drake Passage
After 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.

DAY 5 • Drake Passage
As 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.

DAY 6 • Drake Passage and Antarctica
Reaching 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.

DAY 7-9 • Exploring Antarctica
Cruise 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.

DAY 10 • Scheduled return flight from Antarctica
Return 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).

DAY 11 • End of the Air-Cruise
After 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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WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • Comprehensive pre- and post-voyage information material.
  • Ship cruise as indicated in the itinerary corresponding to each expedition.
  • Daily buffet breakfast and lunch on board ship offering a wide choice of dishes.
  • Daily served dinner on board ship offering a choice of three main courses.
  • Wine, beer, juice, and soft drinks served with lunch and dinner on board.
  • Coffee, tea, chocolate, cappuccino,
  • water and snacks on board ship throughout the expedition.
  • Loan of waterproof boots for landing.
  • All guided shore excursions.
  • Lectures and entertainment on board.
  • Landing fees and IAATO passenger fee.

OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

ADVENTURE OPTIONS
  • Sea Kayaking - USD 895 per person
  • Hiking and Snowshoeing - USD 85 per person
  • Zodiac Cruises
  • Photography

 
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