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Antarctica – Fly-In Photo Expedition II 2026

US$11,958 - US$17,707 per individual

Spaces Available

14 Jan 2026 –  21 Jan 2026

We invite you to join us on a 8-day fly-in photography expedition to the Antarctic Peninsula and South Shetland Islands.

Answer the call of Antarctica by flying over the notorious Drake Passage by charter plane to land at King George Island before exploring the Antarctic Peninsula by ship. In just 8 adventure-packed days, you’ll experience rewarding shore visits and Zodiac cruises, marvel atintimate wildlife encounters, explore historic sites and make the most of your landmark visit to the 7th Continent.

This journey to Antarctica is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience and cannot come more highly recommended!

Destination Allure

The route will focus entirely on the Peninsula and South Shetland Islands found south of the Drake Passage in order to give focus to one particular area in order to leave more time for photography and less time cruising.

Month of Travel

This Antarctica tour is arranged over the summer months to focus on penguin interactions at the rookeries and because the midnight sun will offer plenty of photography time.

Photographers Only

This expedition is an exclusive photographers-only photo tour, where land visits will be utilised according to lighting conditions.


The late summer season in Antarctica plays host to buzzing penguin colonies, whales hunting for krill and up to 21 hours of daylight.

Guided Experience

Local knowledge of the region and its wildlife is key to crafting the ultimate photography tour experience. Combined with the photographic expertise of your ORYX Photo Tour Leader, and you are in for an adventure that will further fuel your excitement for photography and the destination

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Marius Coetzee

8 Days
10 Guests + 1 ORYX Leader
  • Destination
  • Departure
    Punta Arenas
  • per individual
    From US$11,958 to US$17,707
  • Single Supplement
    Please contact us
  • Photographic Highlights
    Gentoo penguins, Chinstrap penguins, Adelie penguins, Weddell seal, Crabeater seal, Elephant seal, Giant skua, Southern Skua, Albatrosses, Antarctic cormorant, Antarctic seabirds, iceberg alley with tabular icebergs, early morning and late-night photography
  • Guide

Day 1

Your adventure begins in Punta Arenas, Chile, the most populated city in southern Patagonia. If you arrive early, there are many museums, restaurants and shops to keep you busy for days. By early afternoon, a Quark Expeditions® representative will meet you at the official starting point hotel, where you’ll enjoy a welcome dinner and be briefed about preparing for your embarkation day.


Day 2

Your charter flight from Punta Arenas to Antarctica will have you crossing the legendary Drake Passage in only two hours. Far below, the ship will approach King George Island for your arrival.

Your first glimpse of dramatic Antarctic landscapes will be from a unique perspective, as your plane descends for landingin the South Shetland Islands. After landing, make your way to the shore, before being transferred by Zodiac to your ship to set sail for the Antarctic Peninsula!


Days 3-6

There are few places in the world as evocative as Antarctica. The White Continent is indescribable and can only be fully appreciated through your own eyes.

As your Captain and Expedition Team keep a lookout for whales and seabirds, you’ll be alerted to any new sightings. Our team of expert presenters will deepen your experience with explanations of the glaciology, history and wildlife of the region, and presentations on photography to help you take memory catching images.

Even more exciting are your daily excursions. Your first Zodiac landing is something you’ll never forget! Walking on a shoredotted with penguins is the most intimate way to experience the unique wildlife of Antarctica.

Each landing is different and is dependent on weather, but every day presents new sightings and photo opportunities, and it won’t be long before you can tell the difference between Adélie, gentoo and chinstrap penguins.

You may take a Zodiac cruise in search of whales and icebergs one day, followed by a hike to a penguin rookery the next day.

From the booming sound of a calving glacier to the thrill of spotting apex predators like leopard seals and orcas in action, you’ll wake up early and welcome each day with a sense of adventure and a desire to explore during this unrivaled travel experience.

Your Expedition Team will accompany you all along the way, providing insights into the places you visit.


Day 7

After your week of exploration, you’ll say goodbye to your Expedition Team and disembark at King George Island.

Your two-hour flight across the Drake Passage to Punta Arenas, Chile, brings your adventure to an end. After your group transfer to the hotel, you are free to explore and enjoy an evening on your own, in the city or at the hotel to reminisce about the sights and sounds of Antarctica.


Day 8

After breakfast, you are welcome to continue on your own travels or make yourway to the Punta Arenas airport for your homeward flights.

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