You’re ready to explore King George Island and the Antarctic Peninsula—and no Drake Passage crossings are required! With a spectacular aerial view, included charter flights between Punta Arenas and Antarctica have you experiencing the majesty of the 7th continent before transferring you to your ship in no time.

Keep your camera ready as you cruise in a Zodiac in search of whales, seabirds and astounding icebergs. Beaches dotted with leopard seals and penguins give way to icy plateaus, with snow- capped mountain peaks looming behind. You’ll find yourself thankful for the near-constant sunlight by which you can continue to take it all in.

A Rockjumper leader will not accompany the expedition unless a minimum of 12 participants are signed up through Rockjumper. In the case that a Rockjumper leader is not on board, the professional expedition staff will take care of all participants signed up through Rockjumper.

Prices are subject to foreign exchange fluctuations.


Top Birds

Chinstrap, Gentoo & Adelie Penguins; Wandering & Light-mantled Albatrosses; Snow & Antarctic Petrels; Snowy Sheathbill.

Top Mammals

Humpback, Killer & Minke Whales; Commerson’s Dolphin, Leopard, Crab-eater & Weddell Seals

Habitats Covered

coastal and pelagic waters, Antarctic Peninsula, pack ice

Expected Climate

temperate to subzero, sunny and calm to gale force conditions can be expected

Max Group Size

dependent on ship capacity

Tour Pace & Walking

easy pace, mostly undemanding walks


comfortable expedition cruise ship

Ease of Birding


Number of Species Expected


Other Attractions

spectacular sub-Antarctic scenery, the most remote continent, icebergs and pack ice

Photographic Opportunities


What our clients say about us

Markus Lilje
KM, Antarctica

Markus was an awesome guide. His knowledge and people skills were excellent. This is one of the top birding tours I have taken. RBT was easy to work with and all your help was appreciated. I will keep the company in mind when I travel again. Thanks again for enabling me to have a once in a life time memorable trip.

Daniel Danckwerts
MR, Antarctica 2022

we're back and full of great memories and bird (creature) sightings. Dan and Adam were a great team and did a marvelous job. Ann, John and I are so grateful for all of your help preparing us for the trip, getting us straight on all things Antarctica. We were so pleased with our suite, it turned out so well and comfortable. It could not have been better. I think we got the best deal on board. So many thanks.

Keith Valentine
NL, Antarctica 2022

This long-awaited culmination of the cruise-that-first-failed satisfied everything I had hoped to experience. The Quark staff did a fantastic job (after that first sit-down meal), and the Rockjumper guides were always around and available to point out birds and things of interest. I am so happy to have this one "under-the-belt" so I now feel more free to make other plans. I truly enjoyed the opportunity to get to know all the Rockjumper guides in a more personal and relaxed mode than we seem to have on regular tours. They all continue to amaze me with their knowledge, wide interests, and willingness to share this lore with others.

Harriet Faithfull
FS, Antarctica

Holly was great! I hope to travel with her again.

Adam Riley
NG, Antarctica 2022

This trip with the guides, Adam and Daniel goes to my top three best trips I have ever taken. The leaders were oh so wonderful, the ship and staff were excellent, and the travel down and back while grueling , occurred without a hitch. As for all the detailed pretrip arrangements, hats off to Sarah who was beyond the pale excellent” in her support and help in “ getting it all done” . Can’t thank everyone enough for all the help, kindness and over riding expertise in making this a once in a life time trip for me!

Antarctica - Express - Fly the Drake 2024

27 Feb 2024 - 05 Mar 2024 (8 days)

USD11,995 - Spaces Available


Tour Leader: Expedition Leader

Tour price (Per person): EUR11,359 * GBP9,875 * USD11,995 * AUD18,793

Antarctica - Express - Fly the Drake 2025

27 Feb 2025 - 05 Mar 2025 (7 days)

USD13,000 - Spaces Available


Tour Leader: Expedition Leader

Pricing notes : *Prices are estimated and dates may change*

Tour price (Per person): EUR12,310 * GBP10,702 * USD13,000 * AUD20,367

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