Small Group Safari

Crossing the Antarctic Circle

If you’re the kind of person who likes bragging rights, this is the trip for you. You’ll take home incredible stories and memories, and with luck, you’ll be able to say you are one of a very small band of explorers to have ever crossed the Antarctic Circle. The stories of penguin antics, and the photos of the whales breaching with a backdrop of the bluest ice sculptures will have your friends and family captivated upon your return from the last great wilderness of Antarctica.

Duration 15 Days
Price From $10,267
When Feb 2020
Destination Antarctica

Safari Overview

The coldest, driest, and most remote continent on earth, Antarctica will take your breath away. Sail pristine waterways, cruise along in comfortable Zodiacs, and walk on shores where legendary explorers once stood. The Hebridean Sky will transport you in comfort, and your expert expedition team will delight you with stories of penguins and icebergs. 

What makes this trip extraordinary?

  • See penguins, seals, and whales as you sail through pristine waterways.
  • Test your photography skills and find new ways to capture curious penguins.
  • Be one of the few people to say they have crossed the Antarctic Circle.
  • Enjoy the absolute silence of the wildest continent on earth.


Follow in the footsteps of legendary explorers on this incredible safari.

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Day by day

Day 1


Arrive into Ushuaia and settle in to your hotel for the night. Choose to walk around the town and try the local restaurants, or walk down to the waterfront to take a photo with the famous sign that welcomes you to ‘fin del mundo’ – the end of the earth.

Day 2

Ushuaia - Embark Hebridean Sky

Explore a bit more of Ushuaia before boarding the Hebridean Sky. You’ll have some time to get to know the ship as you meet your fellow passengers and sail out into the beautiful Beagle Channel.

Overnight: M/S Hebridean Sky B, D

Days 3-4

Drake Passage

With excitement in the air you will sail across the Drake Passage. Regardless of the seas - which are often notoriously rough - once you get your first glimpse of Antarctica the crossing will suddenly be forgotten. Look out for the wandering albatross, and various other seabirds that will follow your journey to the Peninsula.

Overnight: M/S Hebridean Sky B, L, D

Days 5-12

Antarctic Peninsula & Antarctic Circle

As you sail south with the intention of crossing the Antarctic Circle, the landscape becomes wilder and more spectacular. The goal will be to sail into Martha Strait or Marguerite Bay, but will be dependent on ice conditions. As you head north again, you will be able to marvel at the icebergs which resemble sculpted works of art, as well as the colossal tabular icebergs which dwarf the Zodiacs as you sail past them. You’ll of course want to spend some time with the abundance of penguins which call Antarctica home, as they hop and wander across the beaches, sometimes coming right up to you as you sit in awe.

Overnight: M/S Hebridean Sky B, L, D

Days 13-14

Drake Passage

As you sail north again across the Antarctic Convergence, you’ll have some time to reflect on the experience, or watch the seabirds swoop around the decks as you get closer to Ushuaia. Enjoy a final dinner and slideshow on board as you sail into the Beagle Channel.

Overnight: M/S Hebridean Sky B, L, D

Day 15


This morning, disembark in Ushuaia after breakfast and head to the airport, or to your hotel if you are staying longer to explore this beautiful town at the end of the earth.

Trip Details

Dates and Prices

This is a small group, set departure on board the Hebridean Sky, a small ship that was completely refitted in spring 2016. 

Departures  Prices 
Feb 26 - Mar 12, 2019 From £8,450 per person (SOLD OUT)
Feb 10-24, 2020 From £8,450 per person 

Note that all prices are excluding international flights.

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