Falklands, South Georgia and Antarctica from Ushuaia

Hebridean Sky Cruise Ship
Hebridean Sky
114 Passengers
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This voyage features the clean unspoiled scenery, wildlife, and rich history of the Antarctic Peninsula, as well as the crown jewels of the Southern Ocean: South Georgia and the Falkland Islands.

Its unique position inside the Antarctic Convergence makes South Georgia home to tens of millions of breeding penguins, seals and seabirds. Magnificent mountain scenery, glaciers galore, a rugged coastline punctuated with icebergs, a rich historical tapestry, and an astounding array of wildlife will greet you at every turn.

Brief Itinerary

Day 1 Ushuaia, Argentina
Day 2 Ushuaia
Day 3 Embarkation
Day 4 Southern Ocean
Day 5 West Falklands
Day 6 Stanley, East Falkland
Days 7 & 8 Southern Ocean
Days 9 to 12 South Georgia
Days 13 & 14 Scotia Sea
Days 15 to 18 Antarctic Peninsula and South Shetland Islands
Days 19 & 20 Drake Passage
Day 21 Ushuaia disembarkation

Day 1 — Ushuaia, Argentina

We’ve 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.

Day 2 — Ushuaia

Today 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.

Day 3 — Embarkation

This morning, you’re free to explore Ushuaia or unwind at the resort until our mid-afternoon transfer to the ship. 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 Cormorants, and Black-browed albatross.

Day 4 — Southern Ocean

Among the wildlife spotting opportunities as we sail south are the albatrosses, prions, and petrels that frequently follow the ship. Our expedition team will be out on deck as well, looking for the whales and dolphins that can be seen in the area. Our experts will begin their presentations with informative and entertaining talks on the wildlife, history, and geology of the Falkland Islands and Southern Ocean.

Day 5 — West Falklands

The westernmost settled outposts in the Falklands are remote farms that have been family-owned for six and seven generations. The sheep graze alongside albatross colonies and Rockhopper, King, and Magellanic penguin rookeries while striated caracaras patrol overhead and upland geese graze at the water's edge. A visit to one of these homesteads often includes an invitation for cakes and a cup of tea.

Day 6 — Stanley, East Falkland

Chosen for its sheltered harbor and access to abundant fresh water and peat for fuel, Stanley is easy to discover on foot as most shops and services are centered on the port. The museum, the post-office featuring first day covers, plenty of shops with locally made wool items, and Stanley's lively pubs will all be available. It is possible to experience the wildlife of the Falklands from the town including sea lions and Peale's and Commerson's dolphins in the harbor or bird life in nearby Gypsy Cove.

Days 7 & 8 — Southern Ocean

There will be plenty of wildlife spotting as we make our way east across the Antarctic Convergence and officially enter Antarctic waters. Shipboard presentations will continue, featuring the exciting history and abundant wildlife of South Georgia.

Days 9 to 12 — South Georgia

Its unique position inside the Antarctic Convergence yet outside the limit of the yearly sea ice, makes this 1,500 sq mi (3,755 sq km) island home to tens of millions of breeding penguins, seals and seabirds. Magnificent mountain scenery, glaciers galore, a rugged coastline punctuated with castellate and tabular icebergs, a rich historical tapestry, and an astounding array of wildlife are all available to us as we travel down South Georgia's leeward coast.

Landing sites feature huge Elephant seals, aggressive Fur seals, Gentoo penguins, albatross, petrels, skuas, and gulls. King penguins from fuzzy little chicks to fattened adults can be seen in the hundreds of thousands. We will visit historic Grytviken whaling station, home of the whaling museum, Norwegian seaman's church, the active British Antarctic Survey station plus the tiny graveyard where the great Antarctic explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton is buried.

Days 13 & 14 — Scotia Sea

Heading farther south, we continue our informative presentations and wildlife watch as the icebergs become more and more plentiful.

Days 15 to 18 — Antarctic Peninsula and South Shetland Islands

In 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 interest.

Adelie, Chinstrap and Gentoo penguins abound, and Weddell, Crabeater and Elephant 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.

This part of the trip may include the historically rich Elephant Island, the stunning and picturesque Antarctic Sound where giant tabular icebergs drift in the current. Depending on weather and ice conditions we may land on the continent at Brown Bluff where wildlife thrives and explore the Humpback whale favored Cierva Cove and Gerlache Strait. If time and weather permit, we may stop off in the South Shetlands and visit Deception Island, the famous Whaling station in Whalers Bay, or take one last look at the penguins at Halfmoon Island before heading North.

Days 19 & 20 — Drake Passage

As 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.

Day 21 — Ushuaia disembarkation

Morning disembarkation lets you catch a flight to Buenos Aires or stay in Ushuaia for more sights and adventure.

* Itinerary may be subject to change

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Rates Antarctica 2019-20
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Porthole Suite
Window Suite
Promenade Suite
Deluxe Suite
Veranda Suite
Penthouse Suite
Owner's Suite
Kayak
$14,295Full$16,995Full$18,995Full$19,295Full$19,7951 Berth$21,995Full$24,595Full$27,795Full
Camp, Kayak
$9,995Full$12,995Full$14,995Full$15,495Full$15,795Full$16,995Full$19,595Full$22,795 
Kayak
$8,9951 Berth$11,4951 Berth$13,495 $13,995 $14,295Full$15,495Full$16,995Full$18,995Full
Camp, Kayak
$9,995Full$12,995 $14,995 $15,495 $15,795 $16,995Limited$19,595 $22,795 
Camp, Kayak
$10,9951 Berth$15,495 $16,995 $17,595 $17,995 $19,995 $22,795 $24,995 
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A limited number of twin cabins may be sold for single occupancy at 1.7 times the twin rate.
Penthouse & Veranda suites cannot be booked as a share option for single travelers.

Adventure Options:
   Kayaking - $695
   Camping - $125

In addition to the free internet access available on the computers in the ship’s library, all passengers will receive 100 minutes of Wi-Fi access for use on their personal device.

There may be a fuel surcharge on all bookings.

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Triple Suite
Porthole Suite
Window Suite
Promenade Suite
Deluxe Suite
Veranda Suite
Penthouse Suite
Owner's Suite
Kayak
Save $1,000 [Window], $1,250 [Promenade & Deluxe] or $1,500 [Veranda, Penthouse & Owner's] (Prices in Red) Expires Oct 31st 2019
$14,295 $17,595 $19,495$18,495$19,995$18,745$20,495$19,245$21,995$20,495$24,595$23,095$26,495$24,995
Kayak
Save $1,000 [Window], $1,250 [Promenade & Deluxe] or $1,500 [Veranda, Penthouse & Owner's] (Prices in Red) Expires Oct 31st 2019
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Save $1,000 [Window], $1,250 [Promenade & Deluxe] or $1,500 [Veranda, Penthouse & Owner's] (Prices in Red) Expires Oct 31st 2019
$7,995 $9,595 $10,995$9,995$11,495$10,245$11,795$10,545$12,995$11,495$13,595$12,095$14,595$13,095
Camp, Kayak
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Kayak
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$17,995 $22,495 $24,795$23,795$25,495$24,245$25,895$24,645$28,295$26,795$30,995$29,495$32,995$31,495
Camp, Kayak
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Camp, Kayak
Save $1,250 [Window], $1,500 [Promenade & Deluxe] or $1,750 [Veranda, Penthouse & Owner's] (Prices in Red) Expires Oct 31st 2019
$8,995 $12,595 $14,295$13,045$15,995$14,495$16,295$14,795$16,895$15,145$17,995$16,245$19,295$17,545
Kayak
Save $1,000 [Window], $1,250 [Promenade & Deluxe] or $1,500 [Veranda, Penthouse & Owner's] (Prices in Red) Expires Oct 31st 2019
$10,995 $13,595 $15,495$14,495$16,395$15,145$16,795$15,545$17,295$15,795$19,995$18,495$21,595$20,095
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A limited number of twin cabins may be sold for single occupancy at 1.7 times the twin rate.
Penthouse & Veranda suites cannot be booked as a share option for single travelers.

Adventure Options:
   Kayaking - $895 (maximum of 20 participants)
   Camping - $250 (maximum of 40 participants)

In addition to the free internet access available on the computers in the ship’s library, all passengers will receive 100 minutes of Wi-Fi access for use on their personal device.

There may be a fuel surcharge on all bookings.

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   Owner's Suite
Two-Room Suite with sitting room, private bedroom and private balcony.
385 Sq.ft. (35.7 m2), Including a 110 Sq.ft. (10.2 m2) Balcony
    Penthouse Suites
Suites with private balcony and sitting area.
325 Sq.ft. (30 m2), Including an 80 Sq.ft. (7.4 m2) Balcony
  Veranda Suites
Suites with private balcony and sitting area.
260 Sq.ft. (24 m2), Including a 40 Sq.ft. (3.7 m2) Balcony
  Deluxe Suites
Suites with forward and side windows and sitting area.
240 Sq.ft. (22 m2)
  Promenade Suites
Suites with window and sitting area.
220 Sq.ft. (20.4 m2)
  Window Suites
Suites with window and sitting area.
225 Sq.ft. (21 m2)
  Porthole Suites
Suites with porthole and sitting area.
240 Sq.ft. (22 m2)
Number of Portholes per Cabin
Cabin # 250 252 254 255 256 257 258 259 260 261 262
# of Portholes 3 2 4 4 3 3 2 2 3 3 4
  Triple Suites
Suites with window and sitting area.
225 Sq.ft. (21 m2)
Please note that the third berth in the triple suite is suitable for passengers up to 5’10” in height.