Falklands, South Georgia and Antarctica from Puerto Madryn

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.

This journey begins in beautiful Puerto Madryn, a popular resort destination for wildlife excursions, known as the best place in Argentina to see Southern Right whales

Brief Itinerary

Day 1 Puerto Madryn, Argentina
Day 2 Puerto Madryn
Day 3 Embarkation
Days 4 & 5 Southern Ocean
Day 6 West Falklands
Day 7 Stanley, East Falkland
Days 8 & 9 Southern Ocean
Days 10 to 13 South Georgia
Days 14 & 15 Scotia Sea
Days 16 to 19 Antarctic Peninsula and South Shetland Islands
Days 20 & 21 Drake Passage
Day 22 Ushuaia, Argentina disembarkation

Day 1 — Puerto Madryn, Argentina

We’ve eliminated the anxiety of missed connections and flight delays by giving you a two-night hotel stay in beautiful Puerto Madryn, one of Argentina's fastest growing cities and the gateway to the Peninsula Valdés. Most flights arrive the late afternoon or early evening allowing you a night to get over your jet lag. You'll have a full day on day two to relax or explore town before embarkation on day three.

Day 2 — Puerto Madryn

Located in the Patagonian province of Chubut, Puerto Madryn is a popular resort destination for wildlife excursions, and is known as the best place in Argentina to see Southern Right whales. Take a whale watching trip (not included), watch for nesting cormorants and elephant seals, or experience a walk through a colony of Magellanic penguins and myriad species of native seabirds.  Our optional evening briefing is a great opportunity for you to ask questions and to meet some of your fellow travelers.

Day 3 — Embarkation

Arriving at the ship in the afternoon, you will be greeted by our expedition team and ship's officers at a safety and orientation briefing followed by the captain's welcome dinner. Then, watch the city lights fade in the fresh night air as we sail seaward.

Days 4 & 5 — 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.

Those interested in Citizen Science can take part in SeaBird sighting surveys, or help collect salinity samples and weather data along the way.

Day 6 — 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 7 — 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 8 & 9 — 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 10 to 13 — South Georgia

Welcome to South Georgia! 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 14 & 15 — Scotia Sea

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

Days 16 to 19 — Antarctic Peninsula and South Shetland Islands

In the waterways of the Antarctic Peninsula, we 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.

Days 20 & 21 — 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 to Ushuaia through the Beagle Channel, we celebrate the conclusion of our expedition with a special slideshow.

Day 22 — Ushuaia, Argentina 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 2020-21
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Penthouse Suite
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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.


   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.