the spectacular Antarctic wilderness in a casual atmosphere of
abundant wildlife including immense penguin colonies and other
seabirds, seals and even some of the great whales at close range
in comfort along towering icebergs, serrated maritime mountains and
landing craft allow visitation on remote shorelines and otherwise
allows an "open bridge policy" to observe its sophisticated navigation
equipment and provides an excellent location to view wildlife the
landscape (subject to weather and critical navigation maneuvers)
DATES / RATES
Rates are listed per person in USD
|Start Date||End Date||Triple Suite||Porthole Suite||Window Suite||Promenade Suite||Deluxe Suite||Veranda Suite||Penthouse Suite||Owner\'s Suite|
|Nov 20, 2020||Dec 01, 2020||7,995||9,595||10,995||11,495||11,795||12,995||13,595||14,595|
|Nov 29, 2020||Dec 10, 2020||7,995||9,595||10,995||11,495||11,795||12,995||13,595||14,595|
Rates are listed per person in USD
|Start Date||End Date||(Starting from)|
|Nov 20, 2020||Dec 01, 2020||7,995||11,795||14,595|
|Nov 29, 2020||Dec 10, 2020||7,995||11,795||14,595|
eliminated the anxiety of missed connections and flight delays by
providing a two-night hotel stay at the beautiful Arakur Resort
& Spa. Most flights arrive in Ushuaia in the late afternoon or
early evening. Bring your bathing suit, lounge in the spa, or take a
bath, and then get over your jet lag with good night’s sleep.
You’ll have a full day on day two to relax at the resort or
explore town, before embarkation on day three.
is all yours: explore some of the sights that Ushuaia has to offer,
from museums to Argentinean leather markets, or continue relaxing at
the lovely Arakur. Our optional evening briefing is a great opportunity
for you to ask questions and meet some of your fellow travelers. All
guests need to arrive at the hotel no later than the evening of day two.
a complimentary buffet breakfast, you’re free to explore
Ushuaia or unwind at the resort until our mid-afternoon transfer to the
ship. Once on board, you’ll be greeted by our Expedition Team
and the ship’s officers. A concise safety and orientation
briefing will be followed by the Captain’s welcome dinner.
After dinner, relax and take in the scenery on our early evening sail
through the Beagle Channel, past porpoising Magellanic penguins, Rock
Cormorant, and Black-browed Albatross.
4-5 Drake Passage
we make our way ever closer to the white continent, numerous Polar
Experts will prepare you with presentations on everything Antarctic,
from wildlife to history. Eventually, we’ll cross the
Antarctic Convergence where we’ll notice a distinct drop in
temperature as we enter the waters of the Antarctic Ocean.
interested in Citizen Science can take part in SeaBird sighting
surveys, or help collect salinity samples and weather data along the
way. We’re likely to witness some spectacular sights, from
icebergs to an array of seabirds and whale species. If we’re
lucky, we may see some of them fully breach from the sea.
6: South Shetland Islands
the waterways of the Antarctic Peninsula, we will hope to make as much
time as possible to explore by inflatable Zodiac boats and marvel up
close at nature’s glory. Our Expedition Leader and Captain
will create a flexible itinerary based on weather, ice, and
opportunity. We will aim for the most scenic bays and channels of the
Peninsula with stops at penguin rookeries, seal wallows, bird colonies
and whale feeding areas, as well as sites of historic and scientific
first sight of land will likely be that of the South Shetland Islands.
These highly volcanic islands offer amazing abundance and beauty. We
may visit Half Moon Island nestled inside Livingston’s
eastern shore, or conditions permitting visit historic Deception
Island. Being further north, sub-Antarctic species are more commonly
found here, including Chinstrap penguins and Southern Elephant seals
we head south across the Bransfield Strait, we enter the Trinity Coast
and Gerlache Strait. Here we may explore picturesque Neko Harbor,
sheltered Paradise Harbor, the Humpback whale favored Wilhelmina Bay,
the striking Lemaire Channel, the wildlife-filled Penola Channel, or
the majestic Neumayer Channel. We may stop at an active scientific base
such as Poland’s Arctowksi or Ukraine’s Vernadskiy
as well as a historic base such as U.K.’s Port Lockroy or
Chinstrap and Gentoo Penguins abound, and Weddell and Crabeater seals
are often found hauled out to rest along with predatory Leopard seals
and the assertive Antarctic Fur Seal. Minke and Humpback whales are
frequent visitors in the late season and Orca sightings are also common.
10-11: Drake Passage
we leave this magical place and make our way north, heading again
across the Antarctic Convergence and the Drake Passage, we will
continue our presentation series and wildlife spotting. Sailing back to
Ushuaia through the Beagle Channel, we celebrate the conclusion of our
expedition with a special slideshow.
12: Ushuaia disembarkation
disembarkation lets you catch a flight to Buenos Aires or stay in
Ushuaia for more sights and adventure.
Hebridean Sky (Luxury Expedition, 114-guests)
In the spring of 2016, Hebridean Sky underwent a ten million dollar refit, transforming her into the safest and most comfortable ship in her class. Formerly known as the Sea Explorer, she has always been known for her effortless elegance, impeccable service, and atmosphere of charm and camaraderie. Hebridean Sky continues that tradition while adding a host of new amenities as well as state of the art stabilization, ice-strengthened hull, fuel efficiency, and upgraded communications systems. All suites and public spaces have been completely redecorated.
(Click image to view Ship details)
nights hotel accommodation in embarkation city
from group hotel to ship for embarkation
transfer from ship to airport, hotel in Ushuaia, or central location
24 hours daily
wine/beer/soft drink with dinner
jacket (yours to keep)
pair of boots for use during the voyage
from the public computers in the library
MB WiFi card (for use on your personal devices)
international news service