Antarctica21 will fly you over the Drake Passage to reach Antarctica in the fastest and smoothest of ways
Before Antarctica21 started operating, adventure travellers who wanted to reach the Antarctic Peninsula had only one option: to sail across the tempestuous Drake Passage. Today, a comfortable two-hour flight takes the modern-day explorers from Punta Arenas, in the Chilean Patagonia, directly to Antarctica where they board the expedition ship. There has never been a more attractive alternative to avoid the stormy seas of the Drake Passage as well as the potential seasickness that goes with it. Antarctica21 offers a boutique-style wilderness adventure, not a cruise. Their small expedition vessels, more like private yachts carrying a maximum of only 75 passionate travellers, offer privileged access to Antarctica, taking their guests where larger ships cannot. The aim always is to offer guests the perfect balance between active exploration and high-quality hospitality for a most memorable trip of a lifetime.
A single flight ferries all travellers to and from Antarctica for each of the expeditions.
This makes the operation fast and efficient while reducing the chance of weather-related delays compared to other alternatives. Antarctica21 is a Member of the International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators (IAATO), a member organization founded in 1991 to advocate, promote, and practice safe and environmentally responsible private-sector travel to the Antarctic. An international team of veteran Antarctic pilots, experienced sea captains, expert polar guides and academics, and seasoned travel professionals create a unique Antarctica21 experience. With passion, creativity, and dedicated teamwork, each expedition is handcrafted, unique, and personal.