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Antarctica Travel

The Antarctic Peninsula

from $6,795
12 days

Ship Name

Hebridean Sky

Trip Type

Sea

Antarctic Peninsula

When To Go

Nov - Feb

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Trip Summary

This "classic" Antarctica adventure offers a quality program run by a highly seasoned and experienced expedition staff.  With a full 5 days in Antarctica, you get to really dig in and explore the peninsula via ship, zodiac, kayak and on foot- you may even opt to camp out overnight 'on ice'. On land you may explore a scientific research station and attempt to set foot on the Antarctic continent. The ship's path may include Neko Harbor, Paradise Harbor, and the stunning Lemaire Channel for a full and winning picture of this extraordinary region.

Activities
Zodiac Tours
Kayaking
Camping

Day 1:Ushuaia

Day 2:Embarkation

Day 3 - 4:Drake Passage

Day 5 - 9:Antarctica

Day 10 - 11:Drake Passage

Day 12:Ushuaia / Disembarkation

Itinerary Day By Day

Day 1

Ushuaia

Arrive in Ushuaia anytime today and transfer with the group to your included hotel. Your day is free to relax, or enjoy the Argentinean leather markets and succulent lamb dishes that make Patagonia famous as you explore the southernmost town in the world. Our optional evening briefing is a great opportunity for you to ask questions and to meet some of your fellow travelers.

Day 2

Embarkation

Morning free to explore Ushuaia until our mid-afternoon transfer to the ship, where 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. After dinner, relax and take in the mountainous scenery on our early evening sail down the Beagle Channel past Magellanic Penguin, Rock Cormorant, and Sea Lion colonies.

Day 3 - 4

Drake Passage

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 may also be seen in the area. 

Our experts will begin the presentation series with informative and entertaining presentations on the wildlife, history, and geology of Antarctica. Helpful briefings onexpedition safety and environmental regulations will also be held in the comfortable presentation hall.

The length of our crossing will depend on the sea conditions, but we are usually in sight of the South Shetland Islands of the Antarctic Peninsula on the evening of Day 4.

 

Day 5 - 9

Antarctica

The land of superlatives, Antarctica! Our Expedition Leader and Captain will create a flexible itinerary based on weather, ice, and opportunity. The route will stress 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.

The trip may include 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 an historic base such as U.K.’s Port Lockroy or Wordie House. 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 aggressive Antarctic Fur Seal. Minke and Humpback Whales are frequent visitors in the late season and Orca sightings are also common.

Day 10 - 11

Drake Passage

We will continue our presentation series and wildlife spotting as we sail back to Ushuaia and reflect on beautiful Antarctica and its fragile future. We arrive at Ushuaia in the early hours of Day 12. 

Day 12

Ushuaia / Disembarkation

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

Dates & Rates

Please click on a column header to view cabin photos and descriptions.

Departure DateTriple SuitePorthole SuiteWindow SuitePromenade SuiteDeluxe SuiteVeranda SuitePenthouse SuiteOwner's Suite
 Nov 19 - Nov 306995849599951039510695117951299514995
 Jan 15 - Jan 26949510995124951299513395152951729519995
 Feb 12 - Feb 23949510995124951299513395152951729519995
 Nov 27 - Dec 8offer72958995104951099511205124951359515295
 Jan 5 - Jan 16offer999511995139951429514795159951879521795
 Jan 15 - Jan 26offer999511995139951429514795159951879521795
 Feb 25 - Mar 8offer79959995119951249512795137951549517595

View Rate Notes

The above rates are in U.S. dollars and per person, double occupancy, unless indicated otherwise.

Deposit: $1500 non-refundable per person deposit.

Final Payment: Due 90 days prior to departure. Payment is due by check, credit card, wire transfer or money order.

Additional Costs and Discounts: 

  • Single Use Twin Cabin Supplement: 1.7 times double occupancy rate
  • Share Program: Grouped by gender, assigned by the ship and applicable to land hotels also
  • Kayaking Option: $695 per person
  • Camping Option: $125 per person

Included: One pre-voyage hotel night in designated embarkation city, shipboard accommodations; all scheduled landings and excursions; all meals onboard; coffee, tea, cocoa, and espresso 24-hours daily; welcome and farewell cocktail; one glass of house wine / beer / soft drink with dinner; a pair of boots for use during the voyage; daily international news service; all port fees; transfer from group hotel to ship for embarkation; digital voyage log; commemorative Expedition Jacket.

Not Included: Airfare or travel expenses associated with arrival in Ushuaia; arrival transfer from airport to group hotel in Ushuaia; pre or post voyage expenses; travel insurance; laundry, bar and personal expenses incurred on board; items of a personal nature; onboard communication charges; adventure options; staff gratuities; fuel surcharge (may apply in the event of significant fuel price increases).

Cancellation Policy:  Cancellation requests must be received in writing. Failure to secure a valid passport, visa or air arrangements does not waive cancellation policy.

  • Up to and including 90 days prior to departure: lose $750 of deposit
  • Between 89 days up to and including the day of departure: 100% of total fare.

Aero-medical evacuation and trip cancellation insurance insurance is required for this voyage.

ExploringCircle Insurance Provider: TravelEx

ExploringCircle Terms and Conditions

Ship Information

M/V Hebridean Sky - 110 Passengers

The Hebridean Sky is a small, all-suite expedition vessel. She was built in 1992 and completely and stylishly refurbished in 2016. With an ice-strengthened hull, Hebridean Sky offers an ideal base for exploration in Antarctica. Hebridean Sky will be adding a host of new amenities as well as state of the art stabilization, fuel efficiency, and upgraded communications systems. The ship will 8 different categories of spacious suites with premium appointments throughout. Suites all feature a sitting area, private bathroom, picture window and 2 lower twin beds that can be joined to form a queen-size bed upon request. Several suites include private balconies accessed via a sliding door. Triple cabins feature a sofa bed. Lovely public areas include “The Club” (panorama lounge), a library, media lounge, dining room, a wraparound sun deck with Jacuzzi, an exercise room, boot room, medical clinic and an elevator serving all passenger decks.  World class cuisine can be found in the ship's dining room, along with complimentary wine at dinner and some live entertainment.  The ship has a fleet of 10 Zodiac boats that are used for exploration in Antarctica, and each passenger receives an expedition jacket to use and keep.

Accommodations

Trip Policy

Included: One pre-voyage hotel night in designated embarkation city, shipboard accommodations; all scheduled landings and excursions; all meals onboard; coffee, tea, cocoa, and espresso 24-hours daily; welcome and farewell cocktail; one glass of house wine / beer / soft drink with dinner; a pair of boots for use during the voyage; daily international news service; all port fees; transfer from group hotel to ship for embarkation; digital voyage log; commemorative Expedition Jacket.

Not Included: Airfare or travel expenses associated with arrival in Ushuaia; arrival transfer from airport to group hotel in Ushuaia; pre or post voyage expenses; travel insurance; laundry, bar and personal expenses incurred on board; items of a personal nature; onboard communication charges; adventure options; staff gratuities; fuel surcharge (may apply in the event of significant fuel price increases).

Cancellation Policy:  Cancellation requests must be received in writing. Failure to secure a valid passport, visa or air arrangements does not waive cancellation policy.

  • Up to and including 90 days prior to departure: lose $750 of deposit
  • Between 89 days up to and including the day of departure: 100% of total fare.

Aero-medical evacuation and trip cancellation insurance insurance is required for this voyage.

ExploringCircle Insurance Provider: TravelEx

ExploringCircle Terms and Conditions

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