Fly the Drake Passage to Antarctic – Lindblad Expeditions From $7,500

Fresh off my 2nd trip to Antarctica in less than 8 months and my 4th expedition in 2023, I am thrilled to bring you some exciting news and an amazing deal. National Geographic Lindblad Expeditions now offers a base price of less than $7,500 per person for a visit to Antarctica! And the best part? You can now Fly the Drake passage and skip the Drake shake!

Embarking on an Antarctica cruise is a dream for many adventure seekers, and Lindblad Expeditions offers a unique opportunity to make this dream a reality. For those who suffer from seasickness and cannot or will not conquer the Drake Passage, this new Fly the Drake option is the most direct and smoothest way to reach the Antarctic Peninsula. Plus, you get an equal amount of time in Antarctica as you don’t have to waste four days at sea! If you’re eager to visit the 7th continent, contact Scott & Thomas Travel, your Antarctica Experts!

The Drake Passage is known for its turbulent seas, making it a formidable obstacle for those seeking to reach Antarctica and South Georgia Island. However, Lindblad Expeditions has turned this challenge into an opportunity by offering a flight option to King George Island in the South Shetland Islands. Flying from South America over the Drake Passage not only saves time but also provides passengers with a breathtaking aerial perspective of this remote and icy wilderness.

Lindblad Expeditions is the leader in expedition travel, and no other company provides the level of service, comfort, and knowledge that Lindblad offers. As someone who has traveled with nearly every expedition company, I can confidently say that Lindblad wins every time. I always compare my trips to my previous Lindblad Expedition, and they never disappoint.

One of the reasons why you should choose Lindblad Expeditions is their extensive experience in Antarctica. Lindblad led the first tourist expedition to Antarctica in 1966 and was among the first companies to bring tourists to the GalƔpagos Islands starting in 1967. Being born in expeditions, Lindblad knows how to explore and get guests close to nature. In fact, they are the only company that partners with National Geographic and has a Nat Geo photographer on every expedition!

When you travel with Lindblad Expeditions to Antarctica, nearly everything you can think of is included in the cost of your trip. Unlike other companies, you are not nickel and dimed. For example, most companies charge over $200 for kayaking in Antarctica, but with Lindblad, it’s free! Pricing includes excursions, hotels, and airport transfers as indicated in the itinerary. You’ll also have access to a selection of exploration tools like Zodiacs, glass-bottom boats, stand-up paddleboards, and kayaks.

Expert guidance and the company of leading expedition leaders and staff are also included. All meals, both aboard and onshore, are inspired by regional cuisine and locally sourced where possible. You’ll also have access to 24-hour snacks, premium coffees and teas, non-alcoholic beverages, and filtered water. Beer, wine, cocktails, and spirits are also included. Crew gratuities are covered, and complimentary Starlink-enabled Wi-Fi internet is available onboard. Presentations on your destination by expedition staff and expert guest speakers are provided, along with a complimentary reusable water bottle to fill at onboard water refill stations.

Other inclusions are the services of a medical professional, morning stretch classes, and access to lounges, observation decks, and a library stocked with regionally relevant literature. You’ll also receive a complimentary Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic parka and assistance from the onboard National Geographic Photography Expert. Park and site entrance fees, special access permits, and port taxes are covered as well.

Once you arrive in Puerto Natales, Chile, the trip will begin and end there. While you have to make your own way to Puerto Natales, it’s easy with multiple daily non-stop flights from Santiago, Chile, and often costs less than $75 per person. A hotel stay is built into the trip on both day 1 before your flight to Antarctica and again on the return on Day 7. On Day 8, you can fly back to Santiago to catch an international flight home or stay and explore Patagonia.

Now, let’s talk about the Fly the Drake introductory pricing. National Geographic Expeditions through Lindblad Expeditions is offering these 9-day trips on The National Geographic Explorer expedition ship at nearly half the price of their expeditions that sail from Ushuaia to the White Continent. Starting at just $7,475 per traveler, these prices cannot be beaten! The current sale price includes a $500 discount.

The dates and categories available for these Fly the Drake packages are as follows:

– Nov 26 – Dec 3, 2024: Categories 1-7 available
– Dec 1 – Dec 8, 2024: Sold out
– Dec 15 – Dec 22, 2024: Categories 2-7 available
– Dec 20 – Dec 27, 2024: Categories 2-7 available
– Jan 3 – Jan 10, 2025: Categories 1-7 available
– Jan 8 – Jan 15, 2025: Sold out
– Jan 22 – Jan 29, 2025: Categories 3-7 available
– Jan 27 – Feb 3, 2025: Categories 1-7 available
– Feb 10 – Feb 17, 2025: Categories 1-7 available
– Feb 15 – Feb 22, 2025: Categories 1-7 available

Category 1 rooms have porthole windows, while Category 2 and 3 rooms offer more space and a Nespresso machine. Category 5 rooms have a veranda for prime viewing, and Category 7 rooms are the largest suites on the ship with a balcony and plenty of windows. Note that the price of the charter flight to King George Island is not included in the list fare and costs $1,000 per person, per direction.

If you’re ready to book or have more questions, email Rocky today! Exploring Antarctica’s wonders with Lindblad Expeditions is an incredible experience. Once on the continent, you’ll have the opportunity to participate in various activities that immerse you in the unique beauty of Antarctica. From kayaking through iceberg-studded waters to cruising alongside curious penguins and majestic whales, every moment is a chance to witness the diverse wildlife and stunning landscapes that define this frozen polar region.

Lindblad Expeditions prioritizes responsible and sustainable tourism, ensuring that your interactions with the wildlife are respectful and environmentally conscious. Unlike other companies, Lindblad lets the animals dictate your expedition, allowing for up-close and personalized encounters. With a true open bridge and expedition staff on board, they provide not only a world-class experience but also the best in the industry.

I have personally traveled with Lindblad on the National Geographic Resolution, and it was by far the best expedition I’ve experienced to date. The level of expertise, service, and attention to detail is unparalleled.

In conclusion, flying over the Drake Passage with Lindblad Expeditions is not just a means of transportation; it’s a prelude to a once-in-a-lifetime adventure to Antarctica. From the adrenaline rush of crossing the Southern Ocean to the serene beauty of the Antarctic landscape, every moment will leave you in awe. Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to explore the last untouched wilderness on Earth with the best expedition company in the industry. Contact Scott & Thomas Travel and book your Fly the Drake passage today!

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