Skip to main content

Magellan Explorer, Antarctica | Plan South America

Adventure I Antarctica I On The Water I Property

The Magellan Explorer is a modern purpose-built expedition ship that holds a maximum of 73 guests. Set sail aboard the Magellan Explorer entering the raw white wilderness as you discover Antarctica.

What we love about the Magellan Explorer

  • The air-cruise means that guests save two days crossing the tempestuous Drake Passage by boat
  • The seven different categories of accommodation, from Grand suites to single cabins for solo travellers
  • At least 12 expert polar guides accompany each expedition
  • The observation lounge that has superb views of the ship’s changing surroundings
  • The presentation room, equipped with state of the art technology for lectures and talks
  • The well-stocked bar for nightcaps
  • The sauna to relax weary muscles

Plan South America
Plan South America
Plan South America
Plan South America
Plan South America
Plan South America
Plan South America
Plan South America
Plan South America
Plan South America
Plan South America

Design your journey

Get in touch with our team of specialists to find out more and start planning your journey

Contact Us

What to do in Antarctica?

Choose between programs of six days and five nights, eight days and seven nights, ten days and nine nights, or 17 days and 16 nights.

Sail through incredible frozen seascapes and spot diverse wildlife. Pass through Chile’s Frei Station and Russia’s Bellingshausen Station finding out about life on these barely inhabited islands. 

Discover the stunning landscapes of the South Shetland Islands on the western coast of the Antarctic. Pass majestic icebergs, ice-filled fjords while spotting seabirds, penguins, seals and whales along the way.

Admire the glaciated mountains and ice cliffs of Paradise Harbour. Look on as groups of icebergs calve off the mainland.

Schedules and itineraries remain flexible depending on weather conditions, but there are possibilities to visit the volcanic and geothermally heated Paulet Island and discover Adélie penguin colonies.

Map & location

Avoiding sailing the turbulent Drake Passage, the austral adventure begins in the Southern Chilean port city Punta Arenas. Fly on ‘Bigfoot’, a specially designed carrier for changeable Antarctic conditions. Arrive within two hours and embark the Magellan Explorer by zodiac.

When to Travel

The extreme Antarctic weather means that the season is short – from November to March. For those looking to travel in 2021, there is availability from December through to February.

Ready to book your Antarctic adventure?

Contact Us

Read more...

Whichaway Camp, Antarctica | Plan South America
EXPERIENCES

Whichaway Camp, Antarctica | Plan South America

With just six sleeping pods, Whichaway presents an opportunity to stay in a luxury camp in one of the remotest corners of the globe. Plan your visit with an expert today!

Read On