Magellan Explorer

The 298-ft (90.7m) M/V Magellan Explorer is a new and modern expedition vessel custom build for Antarctic Air-Cruise Expeditions. She was built in Chile to the latest Polar Code specifications to start service in 2019. The Magellan Explorer has a maximum passenger capacity of 100, which is limited to 73 passengers for her Antarctica expeditions, further increasing the comfort afforded to her Antarctic explorers. The smaller group size allows for fast and efficient disembarkation, so travelers ma... READ MORE >>
Itinerary
Itinerary (Classic Antarctica Air-Cruise)
DAY 1: Arrive Punta Arenas, Chile
DAY 2: Punta Arenas - King George Island - Embark
DAY 3 - 6: Antarctica Peninsula
DAY 7: King George Island - Disembark - Punta Arenas
DAY 8: Punta Arenas - Santiago

Itinerary (Polar Circle Air-Cruise)
DAY 1: Arrive Punta Arenas, Chile
DAY 2: Punta Arenas - King George Island - Embark
DAY 3 - 8: Antarctica Peninsula
DAY 9: King George Island - Disembark - Punta Arenas
DAY 10: Punta Arenas - Santiago

Itinerary (Antarctica & South Georgia Air Cruise Ushuaia to Punta Arenas)
DAY 1: Ushuaia - Embark
DAY 2: Beagle Channel
DAY 3 - 5: Sailing to South Georgia
DAY 6 - 9: South Georgia
DAY 10 - 11: At Sea
DAY 12: Elephant Island
DAY 13 - 15: Exploring Antarctica
DAY 16: King George Island - Disembark - Punta Arenas
DAY 17: Punta Arenas - Santiago

Itinerary (Falkland Islands & South Georgia )
DAY 1: Arrive Port Stanley - Embark
DAY 2: Saunders Island & Carcass Island
DAY 3: New Island & Weddell Sea
DAY 4: Bleaker Island
DAY 5 - 6: At Sea
DAY 7: Elsehul Bay
DAY 8: Grytiviken & Fortuna Bay
DAY 9: Gold Harbour & Cooper Bay
DAY 10: St. Andrews Bay & Ocean Harbour
DAY 11: Prion Island & Salisbury Plain
DAY 12 - 14: At Sea
DAY 15: Disembark - Port Stanley

Itinerary (Antarctica Express Air Cruise Ushuaia to Punta Arenas)
DAY 1: Ushuaia - Embark
DAY 2: Cape Horn - Drake Passage
DAY 3: Drake Passage
DAY 4: Drake Passage - South Shetland Islands
DAY 5: King George Island - Disembark - Punta Arenas
DAY 6: Punta Arenas - Home

Itinerary (Ushuaia - Cape Horn - Falkland Islands )
DAY 1: Ushuaia - Embark
DAY 2: Cape Horn
DAY 3: At Sea
DAY 4: West Falklands South
DAY 5: West Falklands North, Carcass & Saunders
DAY 6: Falkland Sound
DAY 7: Port Stanley
DAY 8: Port Stanley - Disembark

Itinerary (Antarctica and South Georgia Air Cruise Punta Arenas to Ushuaia)
DAY 1: Arrive Punta Arenas
DAY 2: Punta Arenas - King George Island - Embark
DAY 3 -5: Exploring Antarctica
DAY 6: Elephant Island
DAY 7-8: Sailing to South Goergia
DAY 9 - 12: South Georgia
DAY 13 - 15: Sailing to South America
DAY 16: The Beagle Channel
DAY 17: Ushuaia - Disembark

Itinerary (Falkland Islands South Georgia & Antarctica Peninsula )
DAY 1: Arrive Port Stanley - Embark
DAY 2: Saunders Island & Carcass Island
DAY 3: Bleaker Island
DAY 4-5: At Sea
DAY 6: Elsehul Bay
DAY 7: Grytviken & Fortuna Bay
DAY 8: Salisbury Plain & Prion Island
DAY 9: St. Andrews Bay & Ocean Harbour
DAY 10 -11: At Sea
DAY 12: Elephant Island
DAY 13 - 16: Antarctica Peninsula & South Shetland Islands
DAY 17 - 18: Drake Passage
DAY 19: Ushuaia - Disembark
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Itinerary (Classic Antarctica Air-Cruise)
DAY 1: Arrive Punta Arenas, Chile
DAY 2: Punta Arenas - King George Island - Embark
DAY 3 - 6: Antarctica Peninsula
DAY 7: King George Island - Disembark - Punta Arenas
DAY 8: Punta Arenas - Santiago
Itinerary (Polar Circle Air-Cruise)
DAY 1: Arrive Punta Arenas, Chile
DAY 2: Punta Arenas - King George Island - Embark
DAY 3 - 8: Antarctica Peninsula
DAY 9: King George Island - Disembark - Punta Arenas
DAY 10: Punta Arenas - Santiago
Itinerary (Antarctica & South Georgia Air Cruise Ushuaia to Punta Arenas)
DAY 1: Ushuaia - Embark
DAY 2: Beagle Channel
DAY 3 - 5: Sailing to South Georgia
DAY 6 - 9: South Georgia
DAY 10 - 11: At Sea
DAY 12: Elephant Island
DAY 13 - 15: Exploring Antarctica
DAY 16: King George Island - Disembark - Punta Arenas
DAY 17: Punta Arenas - Santiago
Itinerary (Falkland Islands & South Georgia )
DAY 1: Arrive Port Stanley - Embark
DAY 2: Saunders Island & Carcass Island
DAY 3: New Island & Weddell Sea
DAY 4: Bleaker Island
DAY 5 - 6: At Sea
DAY 7: Elsehul Bay
DAY 8: Grytiviken & Fortuna Bay
DAY 9: Gold Harbour & Cooper Bay
DAY 10: St. Andrews Bay & Ocean Harbour
DAY 11: Prion Island & Salisbury Plain
DAY 12 - 14: At Sea
DAY 15: Disembark - Port Stanley
Itinerary (Antarctica Express Air Cruise Ushuaia to Punta Arenas)
DAY 1: Ushuaia - Embark
DAY 2: Cape Horn - Drake Passage
DAY 3: Drake Passage
DAY 4: Drake Passage - South Shetland Islands
DAY 5: King George Island - Disembark - Punta Arenas
DAY 6: Punta Arenas - Home
Itinerary (Ushuaia - Cape Horn - Falkland Islands )
DAY 1: Ushuaia - Embark
DAY 2: Cape Horn
DAY 3: At Sea
DAY 4: West Falklands South
DAY 5: West Falklands North, Carcass & Saunders
DAY 6: Falkland Sound
DAY 7: Port Stanley
DAY 8: Port Stanley - Disembark
Itinerary (Antarctica and South Georgia Air Cruise Punta Arenas to Ushuaia)
DAY 1: Arrive Punta Arenas
DAY 2: Punta Arenas - King George Island - Embark
DAY 3 -5: Exploring Antarctica
DAY 6: Elephant Island
DAY 7-8: Sailing to South Goergia
DAY 9 - 12: South Georgia
DAY 13 - 15: Sailing to South America
DAY 16: The Beagle Channel
DAY 17: Ushuaia - Disembark
Itinerary (Falkland Islands South Georgia & Antarctica Peninsula )
DAY 1: Arrive Port Stanley - Embark
DAY 2: Saunders Island & Carcass Island
DAY 3: Bleaker Island
DAY 4-5: At Sea
DAY 6: Elsehul Bay
DAY 7: Grytviken & Fortuna Bay
DAY 8: Salisbury Plain & Prion Island
DAY 9: St. Andrews Bay & Ocean Harbour
DAY 10 -11: At Sea
DAY 12: Elephant Island
DAY 13 - 16: Antarctica Peninsula & South Shetland Islands
DAY 17 - 18: Drake Passage
DAY 19: Ushuaia - Disembark

Classic Antarctica Air-Cruise

Pricing
Price Range Per Person (Triple to Grand Suite):  

8 Day Expedition $13,395 - $27,995 per person

-Pre & Post-Antarctica flight hotel nights included. 
-Please inquire for single supplement pricing. A solo traveler willing to share a cabin with another passenger (or passengers) of the same gender can avoid the single supplement. 
-Contact us for details on optional activities available on your particular departure.
Included in tour cost
  • Antarctica cruise accommodations
  • All meals onboard Antarctica cruise
  • Airport transfers in Punta Arenas - Included for some departures
  • Airfare (King George Island/Punta Arenas) - Included for some departures
  • 2 nights' accommodations in Punta Arenas - Included for some departures
  • All shore excursions throughout voyage by zodiac
  • Rubber boots available onboard – must be pre-reserved
  • Southern Explorations pre-departure services
Excluded from tour cost
  • International airfare to/from Argentina and/or Chile
  • Hotel accommodations in Argentina and/or Chile - unless otherwise noted
  • Meals in Argentina and/or Chile - unless otherwise noted
  • Medical evacuation insurance (mandatory)
  • Trip cancellation/interruption insurance (recommended)
  • Expedition parka and other personal gear
  • Personal expenses (gratuities, alcoholic beverages, telecommunication charges, laundry, airport taxes, etc.)
  • Kayaking available at additional cost - includes all gear
  • Snowshoeing available at additional cost - includes all gear
  • Airport taxes, international and local
  • Domestic airfare within South America

Polar Circle Air-Cruise

Pricing
Price Range Per Person (Triple to Grand Suite):  

10 Day Expedition $18,995 - $33,995 per person

-Pre & Post-Antarctica flight hotel nights included. 
-Please inquire for single supplement pricing. A solo traveler willing to share a cabin with another passenger (or passengers) of the same gender can avoid the single supplement. 
-Contact us for details on optional activities available on your particular departure.
Included in tour cost
  • Antarctica cruise accommodations
  • All meals onboard Antarctica cruise
  • Airport transfers in Punta Arenas - Included for some departures
  • Airfare (King George Island/Punta Arenas) - Included for some departures
  • 2 nights' accommodations in Punta Arenas - Included for some departures
  • All shore excursions throughout voyage by zodiac
  • Rubber boots available onboard – must be pre-reserved
  • Southern Explorations pre-departure services
Excluded from tour cost
  • International airfare to/from Argentina and/or Chile
  • Hotel accommodations in Argentina and/or Chile - unless otherwise noted
  • Meals in Argentina and/or Chile - unless otherwise noted
  • Medical evacuation insurance (mandatory)
  • Trip cancellation/interruption insurance (recommended)
  • Expedition parka and other personal gear
  • Personal expenses (gratuities, alcoholic beverages, telecommunication charges, laundry, airport taxes, etc.)
  • Kayaking available at additional cost - includes all gear
  • Snowshoeing available at additional cost - includes all gear
  • Airport taxes, international and local
  • Domestic airfare within South America

Antarctica & South Georgia Air Cruise Ushuaia to Punta Arenas

Pricing
Price Range Per Person (Triple to Grand Suite):  

17 Day Expedition $14,395 - $25,495 per person

-Pre & Post-Antarctica flight hotel nights included. 
-Please inquire for single supplement pricing. A solo traveler willing to share a cabin with another passenger (or passengers) of the same gender can avoid the single supplement. 
-Contact us for details on optional activities available on your particular departure.
Included in tour cost
  • Antarctica cruise accommodations
  • All meals onboard Antarctica cruise
  • Airport transfers in Punta Arenas - Included for some departures
  • Airfare (King George Island/Punta Arenas) - Included for some departures
  • 2 nights' accommodations in Punta Arenas - Included for some departures
  • All shore excursions throughout voyage by zodiac
  • Rubber boots available onboard – must be pre-reserved
  • Southern Explorations pre-departure services
Excluded from tour cost
  • International airfare to/from Argentina and/or Chile
  • Hotel accommodations in Argentina and/or Chile - unless otherwise noted
  • Meals in Argentina and/or Chile - unless otherwise noted
  • Medical evacuation insurance (mandatory)
  • Trip cancellation/interruption insurance (recommended)
  • Expedition parka and other personal gear
  • Personal expenses (gratuities, alcoholic beverages, telecommunication charges, laundry, airport taxes, etc.)
  • Kayaking available at additional cost - includes all gear
  • Snowshoeing available at additional cost - includes all gear
  • Airport taxes, international and local
  • Domestic airfare within South America

Falkland Islands & South Georgia

Included in tour cost
  • Antarctica cruise accommodations
  • All meals onboard Antarctica cruise
  • Airport transfers in Punta Arenas - Included for some departures
  • Airfare (King George Island/Punta Arenas) - Included for some departures
  • 2 nights' accommodations in Punta Arenas - Included for some departures
  • All shore excursions throughout voyage by zodiac
  • Rubber boots available onboard – must be pre-reserved
  • Southern Explorations pre-departure services
Excluded from tour cost
  • International airfare to/from Argentina and/or Chile
  • Hotel accommodations in Argentina and/or Chile - unless otherwise noted
  • Meals in Argentina and/or Chile - unless otherwise noted
  • Medical evacuation insurance (mandatory)
  • Trip cancellation/interruption insurance (recommended)
  • Expedition parka and other personal gear
  • Personal expenses (gratuities, alcoholic beverages, telecommunication charges, laundry, airport taxes, etc.)
  • Kayaking available at additional cost - includes all gear
  • Snowshoeing available at additional cost - includes all gear
  • Airport taxes, international and local
  • Domestic airfare within South America

Antarctica Express Air Cruise Ushuaia to Punta Arenas

Included in tour cost
  • Antarctica cruise accommodations
  • All meals onboard Antarctica cruise
  • Airport transfers in Punta Arenas - Included for some departures
  • Airfare (King George Island/Punta Arenas) - Included for some departures
  • 2 nights' accommodations in Punta Arenas - Included for some departures
  • All shore excursions throughout voyage by zodiac
  • Rubber boots available onboard – must be pre-reserved
  • Southern Explorations pre-departure services
Excluded from tour cost
  • International airfare to/from Argentina and/or Chile
  • Hotel accommodations in Argentina and/or Chile - unless otherwise noted
  • Meals in Argentina and/or Chile - unless otherwise noted
  • Medical evacuation insurance (mandatory)
  • Trip cancellation/interruption insurance (recommended)
  • Expedition parka and other personal gear
  • Personal expenses (gratuities, alcoholic beverages, telecommunication charges, laundry, airport taxes, etc.)
  • Kayaking available at additional cost - includes all gear
  • Snowshoeing available at additional cost - includes all gear
  • Airport taxes, international and local
  • Domestic airfare within South America

Ushuaia - Cape Horn - Falkland Islands

Included in tour cost
  • Antarctica cruise accommodations
  • All meals onboard Antarctica cruise
  • Airport transfers in Punta Arenas - Included for some departures
  • Airfare (King George Island/Punta Arenas) - Included for some departures
  • 2 nights' accommodations in Punta Arenas - Included for some departures
  • All shore excursions throughout voyage by zodiac
  • Rubber boots available onboard – must be pre-reserved
  • Southern Explorations pre-departure services
Excluded from tour cost
  • International airfare to/from Argentina and/or Chile
  • Hotel accommodations in Argentina and/or Chile - unless otherwise noted
  • Meals in Argentina and/or Chile - unless otherwise noted
  • Medical evacuation insurance (mandatory)
  • Trip cancellation/interruption insurance (recommended)
  • Expedition parka and other personal gear
  • Personal expenses (gratuities, alcoholic beverages, telecommunication charges, laundry, airport taxes, etc.)
  • Kayaking available at additional cost - includes all gear
  • Snowshoeing available at additional cost - includes all gear
  • Airport taxes, international and local
  • Domestic airfare within South America

Antarctica and South Georgia Air Cruise Punta Arenas to Ushuaia

Included in tour cost
  • Antarctica cruise accommodations
  • All meals onboard Antarctica cruise
  • Airport transfers in Punta Arenas - Included for some departures
  • Airfare (King George Island/Punta Arenas) - Included for some departures
  • 2 nights' accommodations in Punta Arenas - Included for some departures
  • All shore excursions throughout voyage by zodiac
  • Rubber boots available onboard – must be pre-reserved
  • Southern Explorations pre-departure services
Excluded from tour cost
  • International airfare to/from Argentina and/or Chile
  • Hotel accommodations in Argentina and/or Chile - unless otherwise noted
  • Meals in Argentina and/or Chile - unless otherwise noted
  • Medical evacuation insurance (mandatory)
  • Trip cancellation/interruption insurance (recommended)
  • Expedition parka and other personal gear
  • Personal expenses (gratuities, alcoholic beverages, telecommunication charges, laundry, airport taxes, etc.)
  • Kayaking available at additional cost - includes all gear
  • Snowshoeing available at additional cost - includes all gear
  • Airport taxes, international and local
  • Domestic airfare within South America

Falkland Islands South Georgia & Antarctica Peninsula

Included in tour cost
  • Antarctica cruise accommodations
  • All meals onboard Antarctica cruise
  • Airport transfers in Punta Arenas - Included for some departures
  • Airfare (King George Island/Punta Arenas) - Included for some departures
  • 2 nights' accommodations in Punta Arenas - Included for some departures
  • All shore excursions throughout voyage by zodiac
  • Rubber boots available onboard – must be pre-reserved
  • Southern Explorations pre-departure services
Excluded from tour cost
  • International airfare to/from Argentina and/or Chile
  • Hotel accommodations in Argentina and/or Chile - unless otherwise noted
  • Meals in Argentina and/or Chile - unless otherwise noted
  • Medical evacuation insurance (mandatory)
  • Trip cancellation/interruption insurance (recommended)
  • Expedition parka and other personal gear
  • Personal expenses (gratuities, alcoholic beverages, telecommunication charges, laundry, airport taxes, etc.)
  • Kayaking available at additional cost - includes all gear
  • Snowshoeing available at additional cost - includes all gear
  • Airport taxes, international and local
  • Domestic airfare within South America

Classic Antarctica Air-Cruise

Trip Dates
Availability changes constantly on Antarctica cruises. Please contact us for the most up-to-date availability and pricing.
Wednesday, December 1, 2021 to Wednesday, December 8, 2021
Monday, December 6, 2021 to Monday, December 13, 2021
Saturday, December 11, 2021 to Saturday, December 18, 2021
Thursday, December 16, 2021 to Thursday, December 23, 2021
Tuesday, December 21, 2021 to Tuesday, December 28, 2021
Sunday, December 26, 2021 to Sunday, January 2, 2022
Friday, December 31, 2021 to Friday, January 7, 2022
Friday, January 14, 2022 to Friday, January 21, 2022
Wednesday, January 19, 2022 to Wednesday, January 26, 2022
Monday, January 31, 2022 to Monday, February 7, 2022
Saturday, February 5, 2022 to Saturday, February 12, 2022
Thursday, February 10, 2022 to Thursday, February 17, 2022
Tuesday, February 15, 2022 to Tuesday, February 22, 2022
Sunday, February 20, 2022 to Sunday, February 27, 2022
Thursday, December 1, 2022 to Thursday, December 8, 2022
Tuesday, December 6, 2022 to Tuesday, December 13, 2022
Sunday, December 11, 2022 to Sunday, December 18, 2022
Friday, December 16, 2022 to Friday, December 23, 2022
Wednesday, December 21, 2022 to Wednesday, December 28, 2022
Monday, December 26, 2022 to Monday, January 2, 2023
Saturday, December 31, 2022 to Saturday, January 7, 2023
Saturday, January 14, 2023 to Saturday, January 21, 2023
Thursday, January 19, 2023 to Thursday, January 26, 2023
Tuesday, January 31, 2023 to Tuesday, February 7, 2023
Sunday, February 5, 2023 to Sunday, February 12, 2023
Friday, February 10, 2023 to Friday, February 17, 2023
Wednesday, February 15, 2023 to Wednesday, February 22, 2023
Monday, February 20, 2023 to Monday, February 27, 2023

Polar Circle Air-Cruise

Trip Dates
Availability changes constantly on Antarctica cruises. Please contact us for the most up-to-date availability and pricing.
Monday, January 24, 2022 to Wednesday, February 2, 2022
Tuesday, January 24, 2023 to Thursday, February 2, 2023

Antarctica & South Georgia Air Cruise Ushuaia to Punta Arenas

Trip Dates
Availability changes constantly on Antarctica cruises. Please contact us for the most up-to-date availability and pricing.
Wednesday, November 17, 2021 to Friday, December 3, 2021
Thursday, November 17, 2022 to Saturday, December 3, 2022

Falkland Islands & South Georgia

Trip Dates
Saturday, October 16, 2021 to Saturday, October 30, 2021
Saturday, October 1, 2022 to Saturday, October 15, 2022
Saturday, October 15, 2022 to Saturday, October 29, 2022

Antarctica Express Air Cruise Ushuaia to Punta Arenas

Trip Dates
Tuesday, January 11, 2022 to Sunday, January 16, 2022
Wednesday, January 11, 2023 to Monday, January 16, 2023

Ushuaia - Cape Horn - Falkland Islands

Trip Dates
Saturday, September 25, 2021 to Saturday, October 2, 2021
Saturday, September 24, 2022 to Saturday, October 1, 2022

Antarctica and South Georgia Air Cruise Punta Arenas to Ushuaia

Trip Dates
Friday, February 25, 2022 to Sunday, March 13, 2022

Falkland Islands South Georgia & Antarctica Peninsula

Trip Dates
Saturday, October 30, 2021 to Wednesday, November 17, 2021
Saturday, October 29, 2022 to Wednesday, November 16, 2022

One Day

Multi-Day

Cabins
 
Deck 3
  • SINGLE CABIN (4), king size bed, armchair w/side table, desk/chair, private facilities w/premium bathroom amenities, bathrobe & slippers, safe, combo Euro-American outlets w/USB port, telephone, balcony w/sitting area, 210 ft-19 mt2
  • PORTHOLE CABIN (3), two twin beds convertible to a king bed, two armchairs w/side table, desk/chair, private facilities w/premium bathroom amenities, bathrobe & slippers, safe, combo Euro-American outlets w/USB port, telephone, two portholes, 200 ft-18 mt2
  • VERANDA CABIN (7), two twin beds convertible to a king bed, armchair w/side table, desk/chair, private facilities w/premium bathroom amenities, bathrobe & slippers, safe, combo Euro-American outlets w/USB port, telephone, balcony w/sitting area, 210 ft-19 mt2
 
Deck 4
  • TRIPLE VERANDA SUITE (1), two-room suite two twin beds (or one king) and one queen-sized sofa bed, armchair, desk/chair in both living areas, coffee maker, daily snack selection, included mini-bar restocked daily, two larger private facilities w/premium bathroom amenities, bathrobe & slippers, safe, combo Euro-American outlets w/USB port, telephone, two balconies w/sitting areas, 480 ft-44 mt2
  • DELUXE VERANDA SUITE (12) two twin beds convertible to a king bed, armchair w/side table, desk/chair, coffee maker, daily snack selection, included mini-bar restocked daily, larger private facilities w/premium bathroom amenities, bathrobe & slippers, safe, combo Euro-American outlets w/USB port, telephone, balcony w/sitting area, 240 ft-22 mt2
  • GRAND VERANDA SUITE (7), two-room suite with two twin beds convertible to a king bed, separate sitting area w/queen-sized sofa bed & coffee table, two armchairs w/side tables, desk/chair in both living areas, coffee maker, daily snack selection, included mini-bar restocked daily, larger private facilities w/premium bathroom amenities, bathrobe & slippers, safe, combo Euro-American outlets w/USB port, telephone, two balconies w/sitting areas,  480 ft-44 mt2
 
Deck 5
  • PENTHOUSE VERANDA SUITE (3) two twin beds convertible to a king bed, separate sitting area w/sofa & coffee table, two armchairs, closed-circuit TV Screen, desk/chair, coffee maker, daily snack selection, included mini-bar restocked daily, larger private facilities w/premium bathroom amenities, bathrobe & slippers, safe, combo Euro-American outlets w/USB port, telephone, balcony w/sitting area, 360 ft-33 mt2
 
Beds can be configured as either one king-size bed (2.1 × 2.0 mt. / 82" × 78") or two twin beds (1.05 × 2.0 mt. / 41" × 78")

VIEW DECK PLAN - HERE
Boat Details

Magellan Explorer Deck Plan (click for enlargement)
antarctica travelMarisa, we've been back a week and I'm writing to say how wonderful our trip was. Thanks you for all your guidance and planning. Buenos Aires was so interesting. Our tour guide, Alejandro, was top notch-- and very funny. The hotel was in a good location and the all-day tour in Ushuaia was memorable. The ship was well-run and the food was both interesting and plentiful. The crew was professional. The expedition leaders were kind, enthusiastic and very knowledgeable.  I can't give you credit for the fantastic weather and incredible scenery but it was an amazing trip. Thank you. - Susan Ogden/Rose Marie Wilson (Akademik Ioffe) 


The trip was fantastic of course! South Georgia is an amazing place! After docking at Ushuaia, the driver was waiting there on the pier and coordinated well with the ship and the port officials, provided me with useful materials and delivered me to the Alto Andino. I liked the Alto Andino. It was quiet, clean and has a nice secure luggage store, which I used when I arrived, as it was too early to check in. They did let me check in early, shortly after lunch, when a room became available. And, when I came back to the hotel after dinner with friends, there was a message from my driver about the pickup time for departing to the airport. The transfer at BA went without a hitch, nice driver and nice car, and being Saturday, light traffic as well! Anyway, thank you! Your planning and support is greatly appreciate and I will be sure to let my friends know about your great company! - Philip H. Walters (South Georgia In Depth onboard Akademik Sergey Vavilov)

Carrie and Jonathan, we arrived back from Antarctica over the weekend.   I just wanted to thank both of you for arranging such an outstanding trip!  The guides, hotels, and logistics were all excellent—and we thoroughly enjoyed it all.  Fortunately, despite my foot injury, I was able to fully partake in all the sightseeing and activities and didn’t feel that I had to curtail anything I wanted to do.  We’ll be sure to contact you for future trips in South America.  - Nancy Voye (Antarctic Peninsula onboard NG Explorer)

Carrie and Justin, I just wanted to send the two of you a message to thank you for all your help putting together our trip to the Antarctic.  The trip was absolutely fantastic – definitely the best trip we have ever taken! I would strongly recommend the Akademik Ioffe team to anyone that asks. The places we visited and the excursions we were able to participate in were definitely first-rate, and I would credit the staff for making this happen.  They selected great places to visit, and really made each zodiac or on-shore excursion a special experience. The Antarctic is just mind-blowing.  We did get south of the Circle – which sounds like it was a bit of an accomplishment – and had really great weather for the entire trip.  So again, thanks for making a totally fabulous trip a reality for us. -Ron & Bonnie Milzer (Antarctic Circle Voyage onboard Akademik Ioffe)