Trip reference number: 7225

Trip Operator: Wildlife Worldwide

Antarctic Odyssey Fly-Sail

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A comprehensive 'fly-sail' itinerary retracing Shackleton's voyage from Elephant Island to South Georgia, ending in the Falkland Islands.

The voyage starts in Puerto Williams, Chile's gateway to the Antarctic, and one of the most pristine destinations in the world. Sailing along the Beagle Channel, you will cross the Drake Passage, which offers excellent birdwatching.

A shore landing on Elephant Island, where Shackleton's men wintered beneath their upturned boats, allows you to pay tribute to these hardy souls. Following in Shackleton's wake, the voyage then crosses the Scotia Sea, possibly detouring to visit the remote South Orkney Islands if ice conditions allow. 

There is ample time to explore South Georgia's spectacular northern coast, including the world's largest king penguin rookeries and majestic albatross nests. There are opportunities for kayaking before sailing to the Falkland Islands. 

A typical Antarctic Odyssey itinerary is shown below, on board either Greg Mortimer or Ocean Nova.

Typical itinerary

The full itinerary detail is available on our website.

  1. Day 1: Fly from Punta Arenas to Puerto Williams & board vessel
  2. Days 2-3: Cross the Drake Passage
  3. Days 4-6: Antarctica
  4. Day 7: Elephant Island
  5. Days 8-10: Cross the Scotia Sea
  6. Days 11-14: South Georgia
  7. Days 15-17: Cross the Scotia Sea
  8. Day 18: Arrive at the Falkland Islands, disembark & fly to Punta Arenas

Please note: This voyage includes a flight from Punta Arenas to Puerto Williams and Stanley to Punta Arenas (some dates will start in Ushuaia instead of Puerto Williams). Exact itinerary and duration will depend on your chosen vessel, departure date and local conditions.

  • Available*: Nov to Mar
  • Group size: Varies according to vessel
  • Price excluding international flights: From £14,795 pp
  • Included in the price/package:
    • Accommodation in twin-share cabin
    • All meals on board ship
    • Guided shore excursions
  • Activities available:
    • Sea kayaking


This is a group trip with fixed departure dates. Please refer to our website for further information.

This trip has no fixed departures but restrictions may apply - check operator website

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