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The first Air-Cruise to Antarctica

About Antarctica21

Antarctica21 (formerly ANTARCTICA XXI) offers boutique-style adventures to the White Continent. A two-hour flight takes you from the Patagonian city of Punta Arenas, in Chile, directly to Antarctica where you board your expedition ship. You thereby avoid the stormy Drake Passage and experience only the best Antarctica has to offer.

Feeling more like private yachts than cruise ships, our small expedition vessels give you privileged access to Antarctica, allowing you to go where larger ships can’t. The small group size means an efficient operation so you spend time exploring, not waiting your turn to disembark.

When you travel with Antarctica21 you enjoy several key benefits:


Fly in comfort over the stormy Drake Passage and board your ship directly in Antarctica. No sea-sickness!


Get to Antartica quickly and save time! Crossing by ship would take you two days. Our flight takes only 2 hours.


Enjoy a small-ship, yacht-like experience. Spend time exploring, not waiting to disembark!

The Antarctic Air-Cruise model was pioneered by Antarctica21 in 2003. We have since operated well over 100 Antarctic Air-Cruises, more than any other company in the world, by far.

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Our Activities

  • Bird watching
  • Cultural
  • Day hiking
  • Educational
  • Expedition Cruising
  • Exploring
  • Hiking & Trekking
  • Historical
  • Nature
  • Paddlesport
  • Photography
  • Sailing & Cruise
  • Sea-kayaking
  • Snowshoeing
  • Snowsport
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife

Our Destinations

  • Antarctica
  • Polar
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