Flying to Antarctica – not just for birds!

February 11, 2013 – Quark passengers touch down at King George Island, ready to board their expedition ship and begin the adventure of a lifetime!

Passengers disembark a plane on King George Island
During this 8 day Fly the Drake voyage, passengers who are short on time, or may be prone to sea sickness are able to skip the infamous Drake Passage by flying from Punta Arenas, Chile to King George Island. It was an incredible feeling watching the plane touch down and the excitement in the air was tangible! Once landed, the adventure begun as passengers were ushered down the beach to awaiting zodiacs, then whisked away to their awaiting ship!

How do you feel about the Drake Passage? Is it part of the experience or something you’d be glad to skip?