Fly the Drake Passage - Antarctica Itineraries | from $8,995.00 USD per person

Posted by Kemi Wells · in Antarctica, Antarctica · about Adventure

Fly the Drake Passage - Antarctica Itineraries | from $8,995.00 USD per person

Posted by Kemi Wells · in Antarctica, Antarctica · about Adventure

The Best of Antarctica for those Short on Time

We have access to Eleven new 'Fly the Drake' itineraries on a choice of 2 diverse expedition ships which will enable you to fly over the Drake passage and straight to the heart of Antarctica in less time than you ever thought possible! You will encounter incredible wildlife, discover fascinating historic sites, and witness mesmerizing landscapes – in as little as 7 days!

*Our exclusive perk: book directly with us and you will receive a USD$250 per-person shipboard credit.

Various departures available!

Every Quark Antarctic voyage includes great daily outdoor activities including Zodiac cruises, hiking and some also offer snowshoeing. The more discerning adrenaline junkie can also choose from a range of optional adventure activities, with varying exertion levels, to experience the 7th continent in a more personal way. Our Adventure Travel Specialists can go through the various options with you!

These programs will allow time-constrained travelers to still experience the best of Antarctica in as little as one week! Plus it allows passengers to skip the Drake Passage sailings entirely ( as we know it is not for everyone, even though it is considered a famous 'rite of passenger' when visiting Antarctica).


* Antarctic Express: Fly the Drake

You’re ready to explore King George Island and the Antarctic Peninsula — no Drake Passage sailings required!

Spectacular aerial views on included flights between Punta Arenas and Antarctica will have have you experiencing the majesty of the 7th continent in no time.

Day-by-Day Expedition in Brief:


- Experience the fastest, most direct way to Antarctica

- Fly over the Drake Passage

- Marvel at all the Antarctic Peninsula highlights

- Enjoy on-board lectures and educational presentations from polar specialists

* Antarctic Express: Crossing the Circle

A short, comfortable flight from Punta Arenas, Chile, to King George Island in Antarctica has you with boots on the ground in no time, overtaken by the sheer magnitude of the 7th
continent.

Day-by-Day Expedition in Brief:


- Experience the fastest, most direct way to Antarctica

- Fly over the Drake Passage

- Marvel at all the Antarctic Peninsula highlights, including crossing the Antarctic Circle

- Take advantage of optional polar camping along the Peninsula

- Enjoy on-board lectures and educational presentations from polar specialists

* Antarctic Express: Fly/Cruise
Revel in the excitement of crossing the famed Drake Passage after embarking from Ushuaia on our Cruise South, Fly North expedition. Or, fly directly to the continent with the Fly South, Cruise North expedition.

Day-by-Day Expedition in Brief:

-The excitement of a southbound Drake Passage crossing.
- The speed and convenience of a northbound flight over the Drake Passage
- All the Antarctic Peninsula highlights.
- Lecturers and specialists deliver presentations on geology and animal life.


5 Reasons Why to Fly to Antarctica with Quark Expeditions


If you aren't keen on experiencing the ocean crossing to Antarctica via the Drake Passage, or if you are short on time, flying from Punta Arenas, Chile, to King George Island in Antarctica with Quark Expeditions can be the perfect solution to experience the ultimate adventure. Here's why:

1. SAVE TIME

A trip to Antarctica used to take weeks, but not anymore! Flying is ideal for time-strapped clients with expeditions like the Antarctic Express: Fly the Drake taking just 8 days.

2. SPEND MORE TIME DOING

The Antarctic Express voyages are the fastest and most direct way to get right into the adventure: crossing the Drake Passage by ship typically takes 2 days compared to a 2.5 hr flight from Punta Arenas, Chile, to King George Island.

3. AVOID SEASICKNESS

There is two nicknames for the Drake Passage: Drake Lake and Drake Shake. If you are prone to sea sickness, or aren’t fond of unpredictable sea conditions, you will prefer to limit your chances of a shake.

4. SKIP A RETURN VOYAGE

Turn two days into 2.5 hours with a returning flight over the Drake Passage into Punta Arenas.

5. EXPLORE MORE

If you have shaved time off your Antarctic journey by flying over the Drake Passage, you will have more time on exploring more of Chile and it's Coast Range mountains.

Contact our Adventure Specialists for more information and to book a complimentary consultation to discuss the options for this trip of a lifetime!

Contact us via our website by clicking the 'contact us' button or call us at 604-736-7447

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