antarCtica AIR cruise
29 NOV 2023
Join Jeff Perla and the group to our LGBT+ expedition to the White continent, Antarctica!
There's still a side of the Earth that remains virtually untouched. An entire continent of windswept expanses, snow-shrouded peaks and haunting emptiness stretching to the far horizon. A place where ice takes on hues of turquoise and iridescent blue so surreal, you feel you've entered a dream world. Where even as you reach for words to describe your sense of awe, you realize none will ever capture the experience of being there.
From USD 5.995
ANTARCTICA WITH JEFF
29 NOV, 2023
The very First LGBT+ expedition to the White continent: Antarctica
We’ll explore Antarctica in small expedition vessels that are more like private yachts, offering direct access to areas along the Antarctic shore that larger ships simply can’t reach. And because we have fewer guests, you get on and off faster, so your time ashore is focused where it should be: savoring every moment of a travel experience unlike any other.
Jeff Perla is an American Influencer best known for his cheeky travel content that started as a way to come out to his family and friends. Now, he’s all around the world from hosting events to interviews on his podcast Behind the Bum about various LGBTQ+ topics. Perla is definitely a perfect person to be surrounded by while we are having fun in Antarctica.
Everyone is welcome on our tours, our mission is to deliver a safe space to the LGBT + community. Just be yourself and enjoy ... We'll take care of the rest!
Dates 11/29/2023 to 12/04/2023
Starting From US$ 5.995
Day 1: Start of the Air-Cruise
Your journey begins in Ushuaia, Argentina, at the pier. Board your ship in the afternoon and sail along the Beagle Channel towards Puerto Williams, Chile, the southernmost town in the world. Explore the surroundings before setting sail to Cape Horn..
Day 2 / 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 and cross the famous passage named in honor of Sir Francis Drake, the great 16th-century British explorer.
Day 3 / Drake Passage
As you sail through the Drake Passage en route to King George Island, in the South Shetland Islands, attend an engaging program of lectures and presentations. In the company of expert guides, watch for wildlife from the lounge or the outside decks. You may spot magnificent seabirds, such as albatrosses and petrels, as well as different species of whales on their way south to Antarctica.
Day 4 / Drake Passage & Antarctica
After crossing the Antarctic Convergence, the environment changes noticeably. Keep your
camera ready, as this is the time to watch for the first icebergs and the first sight of Antarctic land. 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 memorable shore visit to a penguin colony. Exploration will continue well into the evening taking advantage of the long Antarctic daylight.
Day 5 / Antarctica & Scheduled Return Flight
Upon reaching King George Island, disembark at Fildes Bay. A 2-km (1.25-mile) walk takes you through Chile’s Frei Station and Russia’s Bellingshausen Station
to the aircraft. Bid farewell to Antarctica as you board 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 6 / End of the Air-Cruise
After breakfast, transfer to the Punta Arenas airport for your onward flight or continue your adventure at Torres del Paine, Chilean Patagonia
OUR CRUISE SHIP: OCEAN NOVA, Strong and Mighty / Active Adventure
Ocean Nova is a sturdy and nimble expedition vessel. This ship was built in Denmark in 1992
to sail the ice-choked waters of Greenland. It has ice-strengthened hull that is ideally suited for expedition travel in Antarctica. The ship was fully refurbished in 2006 and since then has benefitted
from annual upgrades and improvements.
For our air-cruises, Ocean Nova has capacity for 67 passengers accommodated in comfortable
outside cabins. The ship offers three categories of accommodation: dedicated Single Cabins, Twin
Cabins, and Triple Cabins. All cabins feature a picture window, a writing desk with chair, a wardrobe, individually controlled heating system, and a private bathroom with shower. In addition to a glass-enclosed observation lounge and presentation room, Ocean Nova also has a spacious dining room, a bar, a library, a small gym, and an infirmary. The ship has a fleet of 7 Zodiac boats that are well suited for disembarking and wildlife watching.
Airport /Hotel Transfer on the Day of the Scheduled Return Flight from Antarctica, and hotel/airport transfer on last Day of the Air-Cruise.
Flight from Punta Arenas to Frei Station on King George Island and/or vice versa as indicated in the program corresponding to each voyage.
Ship cruise as indicated in the program corresponding to each voyage.
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 ship.
Coffee, tea, chocolate, cappuccino, water and snacks on board ship throughout the expedition.
All guided shore excursions.
Lectures and entertainment on board.
Comprehensive pre- and post-voyage information material.
Waterproof boots loan for landing in Antarctica.
IAATO passenger fee.
WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED
Anything that is not specifically listed under the “What’s Included” section. For example:
Accommodation, meals, excursions and transfers other than those included in the itinerary and
the Contingency Plan corresponding to each voyage. Specifically, dinner in Punta Arenas upon return from Antarctica is not included.
Beverages purchased at the ship’s bar.
Internet connection on board the ship.
Personal travel insurance.
Extra expenses (communication, laundry, souvenirs, etc.).
Visas for Chile and/or Argentina, passport expenses, and any arrival and/or departure tax, if applicable.
Starting From US$ 5.995
Full Payment upon reservation
3 payments: Upon Reservation + May 1st + Ag 1st
USD1.500 deposit + Monthly Payments (Mach - Ag)
Bank Transfer or Credit Card available (3% processing fee might apply)