Classic Antarctica Air Cruise

Wildlife Cruise
7 Days
From £6470
GEOIP Not Available
Whale Watching

Tour Introduction

7 Days from £6470
GEOIP Not Available
per adult.

Fly from Punta Arenas, Chile over Cape Horn and the turbulent waters of the Drake Passage to King George Island, the largest island in the South Shetland archipelago and gateway to the White Continent. Board the Ocean Nova, an ice classified expedition vessel and spend six days navigating along the Antarctic Peninsula before flying back to Punta Arenas.

Full Itinerary

Price from £6470
GEOIP Not Available
per adult. Based on sharing double / twin rooms
Day 1
Punta Arenas

Arrive in Punta Arenas. Welcome dinner and overnight.

Staying at Hotel in Punta Arenas. Includes Dinner.

Day 2
South Shetland Islands

Fly (1.5 hrs) to King George Island (South Shetland Islands). Tour around the area of Frei Chilean Base and Bellingshausen Russian Base. Afternoon embarkation on expedition vessel.

Staying at Ocean Nova. Includes All Meals.

Day 3
Antarctic Peninsula

Explore the South Shetland Islands and the western coast of the Antarctic Peninsula for the next 4 days. Visits might include Livingston Island, Port Lockroy, Petermann Island, Paradise Bay, Cuverville and Deception Island amongst others. The target will be the crossing of the Lemaire Channel and Latitude 65 degrees South.

Staying at Ocean Nova. Includes All Meals.

Day 7
Punta Arenas

Return to King George Island and fly back to Punta Arenas.

Includes Breakfast.

Tour Accommodation


Ocean Nova


The expedition ship Ocean Nova was built in Denmark in 1992 and in 2006 she was completely refurbished and has now a career as a small and comfortable expedition ship. Ocean Nova takes 68 in single, twin and triple cabins, all with sea-view and private facilities. The triple cabins have upper and lower berths. All twin cabins have two lower berths. In all cabins you find a desk with a chair and ample storage space for clothes and equipment.

In the dining room you are treated to delicious meals in between landings and in the panorama lounge you can enjoy a drink with a breathtaking view of the surrounding polar landscape. This is where the on board specialists entertain and educate you with lectures on the area’s biology and history. Passengers are welcome on the bridge around the clock and there is always something to see or search for from the spacious observation decks. There is a friendly and informal atmosphere on board. Travelling with this small expedition ship offers an entirely different experience and perspective than you can get on a larger and more conventional cruise ship.

Swimming Pool
Air Conditioning
68 passengers
240 Feet
Ice-class expedition ship

37 outside cabins, all with private facilities


Dining room; glass-enclosed observation lounge and presentation room; lounge and bar; exercise room; library; clinic with licensed doctor. Expedition equipment includes zodiac landing craft.

Route Map

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Ocean Nova: -62.190739, -58.986144

Departure Dates

This tour has no set departure date and can be tailored to suit your travel requirements. Contact us for more details.

Travel Information

Are International Flights Included?

No. Please contact us for a quote if required.

Flight Info:

Flights are included from Punta Arenas.

Best Visited:

January to January

Are you ATOL Registered?

Yes. This means we are legally able to book your international flights in conjunction with your ground arrangements so you can book with us with complete confidence. Read more about our ATOL license here.

If you have any questions regarding this Tour, please feel free to contact me on +44 (0)1803 866965