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.

We will visit historic Grytviken whaling station, the active British Antarctic Survey station, plus the tiny graveyard where the great Antarctic explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton is buried.

Highlights


• Enjoy the Argentinean leather markets and succulent lamb dishes that make Patagonia famous as you explore the southernmost town in the world - Ushuaia

• Admire magnificent mountain scenery, glaciers galore, a rugged coastline punctuated with castellate and tabular icebergs, a rich historical tapestry, and an astounding array of wildlife of South Georgia

• See huge elephant seals, aggressive fur seals, macaroni penguins, albatross, petrels, skuas, and gulls

• Enjoy the most scenic bays and channels of the Antarctic Peninsula with stops at penguin rookeries, seal wallows, bird colonies and whale feeding areas as well as sites of historic and scientific interest

• Citizen Science Program - it is complimentary and open to everyone on board who wants to help us with real-world scientific research. There are a number of projects you can take part in and participation availability can vary, so be sure to check out the sign-up sheets when you board the ship

• Photography - whatever your level of experience, and whatever camera you happen to carry, our award-winning photography coaches will help you bring home images that capture the unparalleled natural beauty and sheer magic of your Antarctica adventure. On every voyage, a dedicated photography coach will be at your disposal with invaluable tips and advice on how to capture the natural beauty of this unique landscape and all that inhabit it – in the unique light and weather conditions that can make Antarctica both special and challenging to photography lovers of all skill sets

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.
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. All guests need to arrive at the hotel no later than the evening of day two.
After 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 Magellanic Penguin, Rock Cormorant, and Sea Lion colonies.
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. Helpful briefings on environmental regulations and expedition safety will also be held in our comfortable lounge.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Heading farther south, we continue our informative presentations and wildlife watch as the icebergs become more and more plentiful.
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.
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.
Morning disembarkation lets you catch a flight to Buenos Aires or stay in Ushuaia for more sights and adventure.
Itineraries are subject to change.

Triple Suite

$17,995 USD pp
Triple Suite
All Suites Feature Exterior views Your choice of queen-sized or two twin-sized beds Sitting area with sofa and side chair Flat Screen TV with DVD/CD player Telephone Independent temperature controls Mini-Bar Marble-appointed bathroom with fine toiletries Hair dryer 220 square feet or more Sofa can be converted to bed for third person

Porthole Suite

$22,495 USD pp
Porthole Suite
All Suites Feature Exterior views Your choice of queen-sized or two twin-sized beds Sitting area with sofa and side chair Flat Screen TV with DVD/CD player Telephone Independent temperature controls Mini-Bar Marble-appointed bathroom with fine toiletries Hair dryer 220 square feet or more Sofa can be converted to bed for third person

Window Suite

$24,795 USD pp
Window Suite
All Suites Feature Exterior views Your choice of queen-sized or two twin-sized beds Sitting area with sofa and side chair Flat Screen TV with DVD/CD player Telephone Independent temperature controls Mini-Bar Marble-appointed bathroom with fine toiletries Hair dryer 220 square feet or more Sofa can be converted to bed for third person

Promenade Suite

$26,195 USD pp
Promenade Suite
All Suites Feature Exterior views Your choice of queen or two twin beds Sitting area with sofa and/or side chairs Flat Screen TV with DVD/CD player Telephone En-suite temperature controls Mini-Bar Marble-appointed bathroom with fine toiletries Hair dryer 225 sq. ft. or more Promenade & Deluxe Suites include all Standard Features Plus En suite Champagne & Chocolates on arrival Complimentary mini-bar (beer, wine & soft drinks) En suite Nespresso machine available on Request

Deluxe Suite

$26,595 USD pp
Deluxe Suite
All Suites Feature Exterior views Your choice of queen or two twin beds Sitting area with sofa and/or side chairs Flat Screen TV with DVD/CD player Telephone En-suite temperature controls Mini-Bar Marble-appointed bathroom with fine toiletries Hair dryer 225 sq. ft. or more Promenade & Deluxe Suites include all Standard Features Plus En suite Champagne & Chocolates on arrival Complimentary mini-bar (beer, wine & soft drinks) En suite Nespresso machine available on Request

Veranda Suite

$28,295 USD pp
Veranda Suite
All Suites Feature Exterior views Your choice of queen-sized or two twin-sized beds Sitting area with sofa and side chair Flat Screen TV with DVD/CD player Telephone Independent temperature controls Mini-Bar Marble-appointed bathroom with fine toiletries Hair dryer 220 square feet or more Sofa can be converted to bed for third person En suite Champagne & Chocolates on Arrival Complimentary mini-bar (beer, wine & soft drinks) En suite Nespresso machine

Penthouse Suite

$30,995 USD pp
Penthouse Suite
All Suites Feature Exterior views Your choice of queen-sized or two twin-sized beds Sitting area with sofa and side chair Flat Screen TV with DVD/CD player Telephone Independent temperature controls Mini-Bar Marble-appointed bathroom with fine toiletries Hair dryer 220 square feet or more Sofa can be converted to bed for third person En suite Champagne & Chocolates on Arrival Complimentary mini-bar (beer, wine & soft drinks) En suite Nespresso machine

Owners Suite

$32,995 USD pp
Exterior views Sitting area with sofa or side chairs and table Flat Screen TV Telephone Independent temperature controls Mini-Bar Marble-appointed bathroom with fine toiletries Hair dryer 220 square feet or more En suite Champagne & Chocolates on arrival Complimentary Mini-Bar (beer, wine, & soft drinks) En suite Nespresso machine

Triple Suite

$14,295 USD pp
Triple Suite
All Suites Feature Exterior views Your choice of queen-sized or two twin-sized beds Sitting area with sofa and side chair Flat Screen TV with DVD/CD player Telephone Independent temperature controls Mini-Bar Marble-appointed bathroom with fine toiletries Hair dryer 220 square feet or more Sofa can be converted to bed for third person

Porthole Suite

$17,595 USD pp
Porthole Suite
All Suites Feature Exterior views Your choice of queen-sized or two twin-sized beds Sitting area with sofa and side chair Flat Screen TV with DVD/CD player Telephone Independent temperature controls Mini-Bar Marble-appointed bathroom with fine toiletries Hair dryer 220 square feet or more Sofa can be converted to bed for third person

Window Suite

$19,495 USD pp
Window Suite
All Suites Feature Exterior views Your choice of queen-sized or two twin-sized beds Sitting area with sofa and side chair Flat Screen TV with DVD/CD player Telephone Independent temperature controls Mini-Bar Marble-appointed bathroom with fine toiletries Hair dryer 220 square feet or more Sofa can be converted to bed for third person

Promenade Suite

$20,495 USD pp
Promenade Suite
All Suites Feature Exterior views Your choice of queen or two twin beds Sitting area with sofa and/or side chairs Flat Screen TV with DVD/CD player Telephone En-suite temperature controls Mini-Bar Marble-appointed bathroom with fine toiletries Hair dryer 225 sq. ft. or more Promenade & Deluxe Suites include all Standard Features Plus En suite Champagne & Chocolates on arrival Complimentary mini-bar (beer, wine & soft drinks) En suite Nespresso machine available on Request

Deluxe Suite

$20,995 USD pp
Deluxe Suite
All Suites Feature Exterior views Your choice of queen or two twin beds Sitting area with sofa and/or side chairs Flat Screen TV with DVD/CD player Telephone En-suite temperature controls Mini-Bar Marble-appointed bathroom with fine toiletries Hair dryer 225 sq. ft. or more Promenade & Deluxe Suites include all Standard Features Plus En suite Champagne & Chocolates on arrival Complimentary mini-bar (beer, wine & soft drinks) En suite Nespresso machine available on Request

Veranda Suite

$21,995 USD pp
Veranda Suite
All Suites Feature Exterior views Your choice of queen-sized or two twin-sized beds Sitting area with sofa and side chair Flat Screen TV with DVD/CD player Telephone Independent temperature controls Mini-Bar Marble-appointed bathroom with fine toiletries Hair dryer 220 square feet or more Sofa can be converted to bed for third person En suite Champagne & Chocolates on Arrival Complimentary mini-bar (beer, wine & soft drinks) En suite Nespresso machine

Penthouse Suite

$24,595 USD pp
Penthouse Suite
All Suites Feature Exterior views Your choice of queen-sized or two twin-sized beds Sitting area with sofa and side chair Flat Screen TV with DVD/CD player Telephone Independent temperature controls Mini-Bar Marble-appointed bathroom with fine toiletries Hair dryer 220 square feet or more Sofa can be converted to bed for third person En suite Champagne & Chocolates on Arrival Complimentary mini-bar (beer, wine & soft drinks) En suite Nespresso machine

Owners Suite

$26,495 USD pp
Exterior views Sitting area with sofa or side chairs and table Flat Screen TV Telephone Independent temperature controls Mini-Bar Marble-appointed bathroom with fine toiletries Hair dryer 220 square feet or more En suite Champagne & Chocolates on arrival Complimentary Mini-Bar (beer, wine, & soft drinks) En suite Nespresso machine

Additional charges:

Kayaking : 895 USD pp

Island Sky

Vessel Type: Luxury Small Ship

Length: 90 metres

Passenger Capacity: 116 

Built / refurbished: 1992 / 2010 / 2017

Sister ship to Hebridean Sky. Island Sky and Hebridean Sky are truly sisters. Built in the same Italian Shipyard, both boast spacious, well-appointed suites, stylish common areas, and redundant core technology that allows them to operate smoothly, even under the most challenging of conditions. Both ships are all-suite, all-inclusive small expedition vessels with touches of elegance throughout. The Island Sky is scheduled for additional upgrades in 2017, including the addition of tinted sliding glass doors to all cabins on the Promenade Deck.

Services:

World-Class Cuisine

Complimentary Wine or Beer with Dinner

Live Entertainment

Complimentary Coffee/Tea station

Voyage Photographer

On-board MD and Facilities

Dedicated Passenger Service Manager

Pre-voyage hotel night

Complimentary Expedition Jacket

Facilities:

Elevator serving all passenger decks

Upgraded WIFI Internet

Library with computers

Panoramic Top Deck Observation Platform

Bar/Lounge with Live Entertainment

Lounge with Audiovisual Facilities

DVD Movie Library

Tinted sliding glass doors in all cabins on the Promenade Deck

World-Class Cuisine:

Great expeditions require great food! Our team of world-class chefs offer breakfast, lunch and dinner menus that change daily. They have boat-loads of creativity, so you are sure to experience a variety of remarkable cuisine throughout your voyage.

Accommodations:

All Suites Feature:

Exterior views

Your choice of queen-sized or two twin-sized beds

Sitting area with sofa and side chair

Flat Screen TV with DVD/CD player

Telephone

Independent temperature controls

Mini-Bar

Marble-appointed bathroom with fine toiletries

Hair dryer

220 square feet or more

Sofa can be converted to bed for third person

PLEASE NOTE - DECK PLANS CAN VARY.

Cabin layout for Island Sky

Kayaking (695.00 USD)

Paddling in and among the icebergs. Getting up close to nature. Silently gliding along at the water level. We want as many passengers as possible to experience these very moving and personal moments. Our kayak adventure option offers an opportunity to participate in this most intimate Antarctic encounter on all voyages.

Inclusions


Two nights pre-voyage hotel accommodation as per the itinerary*
Group arrival transfer for airport to hotel on day 1 (For preferred flights only) NOTE: Flight itinerary must be received 100 days prior to departure.
Group transfer from hotel to ship on embarkation day
Voyage in selected cabin category
All scheduled landings and shore excursions as per the itinerary
All meals while on board the ship
Coffee and tea while on board
Expedition parka to keep
Rubber boots for use throughout the voyage
Wifi on public computers in library
200MB Wi-fi card for use on personal devices
Daily international news service
Port charges and taxes
Group transfer from ship to airport or central location on disembarkation unless specified in itinerary
Digital voyage log

2020/21 Season ONLY;
House Wine, Beer and soft drink with dinner

2021/22 season ONLY;
House Alcoholic drinks and non-alcoholic drinks

*NOTE: Select voyages have 1 night pre-voyage and 1 night post-voyage accommodation as per specific trip inclusions/itinerary


Exclusions


International and domestic arifares
Travel insurance including mandatory medical evacutation cover
Transfer from airport to hotel for guests not arriving on day 1 of the itinerary
Meals while not on board the ship unless specified in the itinerary
Any items of a personal nature including medical costs incured on board
Onboard communication including wifi use over included 200MB
Optional excursions (EG kayaking or camping where available)
Gratuities

Island Sky
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$14,295 USD pp

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