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Antarctica 21 Hebridean Sky

Classic Antarctica Air-Cruise

The perfect amount of time to explore magical Antarctica aboard the Hebridean Sky

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Classic Antarctica Air-Cruise

8 Days

5 Reviews

First Class Ship

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A 8-day expedition cruise

5 Reviews

First Class Ship
The Trip Highlights

South Shetland Islands

Whale watching from the open deck

Immense icebergs and glaciers

Observe penguins in their natural habitat

Your Polartours 'Plus' Experience

Fly the Drake Passage

Up to 5 hours of excursion per day

Your trip is 100% carbon offset

Dedicated transfer team in Punta Arenas

The Classic Antarctica air-cruise is one of the most popular Antarctica expedition trip. Once arriving by flight to Antarctica, you will board your new home for the next 8 days and sail between the South Shetland Islands and the western coast of the Antarctic Peninsula. Enjoy seeing ice-filled fjords and spectacular icebergs, while spotting penguins, seals, and whales that call the beautiful Antarctica home.

Your ship: Hebridean Sky

Hebridean Sky is a small, all-suite expedition vessel. The ship was built in 1992 and refurbished in 2005. In 2016 the ship underwent an extensive, multimillion-dollar renovation that transformed it into one of the finest small ships in the world. For our air-cruises, Hebridean Sky accommodates 75 passengers. The ship offers a classically elegant base for adventurous exploration in Antarctica. Suites in eight different categories of accommodation are spacious, with premium appointments throughout.

Each Suite features a sitting area, a private bathroom, a picture window, and two twin beds that … Read more about Hebridean Sky





Observation Deck

zodiac fleet

Zodiac Fleet


Observation Lounge


Private Flight to Antarctica



doctor's suitcase

Medical Services



Antarctica 21 Hebridean Sky
Antarctica 21 Hebridean Sky
Antarctica 21 Hebridean Sky


Antarctica 21 Hebridean Sky

First Class Ship

The Hebridean Sky was an excellent ship. Very clean and comfortable. The ship crew was great, very polite, professional and helpful. The dining staff was very attentive. The quality and diversity of menu was excellent. All of the public areas were clean and comfortable. (Copied from Swoop Antarctica)

Antarctica 21 Hebridean Sky

First Class Ship

The expedition went from Puerto Madryn, Argentina, to the Falkland Islands, then South Georgia Island, then several Antarctic islands and the Peninsula, disembark at Ushuaia, Argentina. I chose this tour because there were fewer days at sea and more varied excursions than a trip via Drake's Passage. Overall, this expedition is a spectacular experience--scenery, wildlife, expedition team, food, ship's staff. However, seasickness needs to be controlled from day 1. Fortunately, the ship's doc walked around with a pocket full of Meclizine, which was effective. The land excursions are particularly exciting if you are a birder--birds there are not afraid of humans, so it is possible to observe natural behavior up close. Most excursions required zodiac transfer from sea to land, which was handled really well. A good parka was given to each passenger, and rubber boots were available for the wet landings. Walking sticks were also available. Lots to do on board, for instance citizen science projects, such as checking ocean temperature, a quiet library with an internet connected PC, a very social lounge area, programs about the science & history of the area, good deck access for outdoor viewing. Cabins tend to be compact, but used only to sleep or change clothes (Copied from Trip Advisor)

Antarctica 21 Hebridean Sky
Melissa Wurthmann

First Class Ship

I would say that the highlights were the landings and zodiac cruising. The landscape and wildlife were in a word amazing! Otherworldly! The expedition team MADE the experience... so informative and caring! I was surprised that the Drake crossing was SO SMOOTH! Wonderful Crew and perfect weather. The morning we spent on Useful Island... it was a pre-breakfast landing and it was just perfect... I will never forget it! (Copied from Swoop Antarctica)

Antarctica 21 Hebridean Sky
Patricia Schenkkan

First Class Ship

The expedition crew was excellent, very knowledgeable and friendly. They were obviously enjoying the trip and landscapes and wildlife as much as we were. The other passengers were also friendly and personable. 100 (+/- 10) passengers made it possible to meet almost everyone. The aft deck on the Hebridean Sky was a bonus....a great place outdoors to have lunch and watch birds ans WHALES (100s of them). The sheer size of the penguin rookeries was breathtaking. (Copied from Swoop Antarctica)

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