EPIC Antarctica

The white continent

Travellers to Antarctica must generally brave rough sea crossings aboard ice-strengthened vessels. But those who do are rewarded with amazing scenery and tremendous wildlife.

An Epic expedition to Antarctica departs from Punta Arenas in Chile, South America and flies over the Drake Passage. This avoids what can be a long and challenging ocean crossing in both direction. It also saves time.

This departure point also provides an ideal pre or post expedition opportunity to explore Patagonia and other Epic destinations in South America.

Onboard a new luxury cruise expedition.. 

We typically use three small and boutique vessels, with a capacity of around 70 passengers. The newest is the MV Magellan Explorer “vehicle”. The ultimate custom-built Antarctica exploration.

It is strong and agile, with 10 fully equipped zodiacs, elegant cabins with private bathrooms and balconies and a capacity of only 73 passengers.The Epic Antarctica difference...the ships we use have the highest ratio of guides to guests, who are experts in their field. This ensures an unparalleled interpretive Antarctica experience.

This is a journey into the wilds of the white continent – a true, once in a lifetime experience.


Best Months

Late October- Late March

Antarctica
Epic Suggests

7 Days

Sample Itineraries

Every journey with Epic is tailored to your specific needs…or designed to inspire your next journey.

  • 7 Nights Antarctica MV Magellan Explorer
    7 Nights Antarctica MV Magellan Explorer

    This fly-in/fly-out adventure is the ultimate way to experience Antarctica and avoids 4 night ordinarily taken up crossing the Drake Passage. You embark by aircraft from Punta Arenas in southern Chile (the gateway to Patagonia) with a 2 hour flight over the Drake Passage to the South Shetland Islands. You then board the small expeditionary ship the “Magellan Explorer” and embark on an incredible 5 night cruise to the Antarctic peninsula. With upward of only 73 passengers this ship offers Antarctica in the best possible way; incredible comfort and amazing adventure with two activities per day.

    Kayaking activities are available and limited to 10 people in total. The 10 spots must be booked in advance (at additional cost) and are not interchangeable with other cruise participants.

    The logistics of this programme make for an easy extension into Chilean Patagonia either pre or post cruise.

    This is a once in a lifetime experience in the best way possible.

    When to Travel

    Best Months
    Late October- Late March

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  • 7 Nights Antarctica MV Ocean Nova
    7 Nights Antarctica MV Ocean Nova

    This fly-in/fly-out adventure is the ultimate way to experience Antarctica and avoids 4 night ordinarily taken up crossing the Drake Passage. You embark by aircraft from Punta Arenas in southern Chile (the gateway to Patagonia) with a 2 hour flight over the Drake Passage to the South Shetland Islands. You then board the small expeditionary ship the “Ocean Nova” and embark on an incredible 5 night cruise to the Antarctic peninsula. With upward of only 68 passengers the “Ocean Nova” offers an incredible Antarctica experience based around two activities per day.

    Kayaking activities are available and limited to 10 people in total. The 10 spots must be booked in advance (at additional cost) and are not interchangeable with other cruise participants.

    The logistics of this programme make for an easy extension into Chilean Patagonia either pre or post cruise.

    This is a once in a lifetime experience.

    Photo by Our Client Suzie English

    When to Travel

    Best Months
    Late October- Late March

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