Original Fly & Cruise Luxury Adventure

Fly over the Drake Passage in just 2 hours, both to and from Antarctica. ​Ideal for those ​wanting a high comfort level, but ​who have limited time or ​are ​anxious sailors. ​An outstanding program, successfully operated for over 15 seasons.​ Limited December to February departures only. Fly over the Drake Passage in just 2 hours, both to and from Antarctica. ​Ideal for those ​wanting a high comfort level, but ​who have limited time or ​are ​anxious sailors. ​An outstanding program, successfully operated for over 15 seasons.​ Limited December to February departures only.

8 Days


Original Fly & Cruise Luxury Adventure - 8 - $12,995

Trip Summary and Itinerary Map

  • 4 full days in Antarctica = 8 planned ‘off ship’ excursions
  • We like this ship's exclusivity – with only 75 guests and spacious suites​ (balconies available)
  • Kayaking and snowshoeing ​(on select departures at additional cost)
  • One of the very few ​air-cruise ​trips to offer reserved plane seating
  • Includes pre-flight hotel night in Punta Arenas and house wines with meals

Start from Punta Arenas and end at Punta Arenas

Landmarks visited on Original Fly & Cruise Luxury Adventure

Operator's Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive to Punta Arenas

Arrive in Punta Arenas, Chile, where you are welcomed and transferred to your hotel. In the afternoon, you attend a briefing that provides important information about your voyage and reviews the essential guidelines for Antarctic visitors. Later, gather for a welcome dinner and meet your fellow adventurers while enjoying a typical regional menu.

Day 2: Fly to King George Island   

Your Antarctic adventure begins with a two-hour flight from Punta Arenas to King George Island, in the South Shetland Islands. As you exit the airplane, the clear Antarctic air fills your lungs for the first time. Explore the area surrounding Chile's Frei Station and Russia's Bellingshausen station, before boarding a Zodiac to embark your expedition vessel.

Days 3 to 6: Antarctic Peninsula   

Cruise between the South Shetland Islands and the western coast of the Antarctic Peninsula, sailing along ice-filled fjords and among spectacular icebergs while enjoying the company of sea birds, penguins, seals and whales. Each day, disembark by Zodiac and explore the landscape together with expert polar guides. Onboard the ship, attend an engaging program of lectures and presentations and enjoy spectacular vistas from the glass-enclosed lounge while sharing your daily adventures with fellow guests.

No journey is the same as flexibility is the key to success in Antarctica. The Expedition Team sets the voyage route to take advantage of the ever-changing opportunities provided by Nature, crafting a unique and extraordinary experience each time. While the exact itinerary changes with each expedition, you will explore several spots that offer the best possible overview of the varied Antarctic environment. Your voyage may include visits to sites such as Paulet Island, Hope Bay, Port Lockroy, Petermann Island, Paradise Bay, Deception Island, the Lemaire Channel, or many other magnificent places.

Day 7: Fly back to Punta Arenas

Return to King George Island and bid farewell to Antarctica before boarding the flight back to Punta Arenas. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel for the night. (Note: Meals in Punta Arenas are at your leisure and not included in the programme.)

Day 8: Return home

After breakfast, transfer to the Punta Arenas airport for your onward flight.

Additional Notes:

Due to popularity of this trip, early booking is strongly advised (12-18 months in advance).  

Passengers who book to share a Twin Cabin are accommodated in single rooms at the hotel in Punta Arenas for which there's a mandatory supplement on top of the voyage price of USD $550. For 2020-2021 booking expect a price increase of approx. 5%.

Preferred seating on your Antarctic flights can be added for USD $550 per person (limited spaces). This guarantees priority boarding and an aisle or window seat, with an empty middle seat, at the front of the aircraft. 

NOTE: This itinerary is for guidance only as each voyage will vary depending on ice and weather conditions, and opportunities to see wildlife. Furthermore, it's important to understand that the charter flight(s) to/ from Antarctica are particularly prone to weather, which requires a flexible flight schedule.

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What our customers think

The ship and expedition staff were the most professional and informative group. They all worked well together and went out of their way to interact with the passengers. The best part about the team was how quickly they adjusted to weather conditions. This allowed us to not miss out on our landings and expeditions.

Terrie Mandina United States Of America December 2018

We highly recommend the kayaking to anyone making this trip. The kayaking staff was so great we immediately felt at home in the water. You gain an entirely different perspective on the wildlife while in the water. Plus you will get spectacular photographs from a completely different viewpoint. We still had time at the end of each kayaking excursion to also go hiking. So we had the best of both worlds.

Chris & Amy Florida December 2017

Our trip was so wonderful! I would definitely recommend our ship. The food and our cabin was amazing. The service staff were amazing as well. The entire experience was just top notch.

Lori Texas December 2017

The trip was exceptional! One of the things I most enjoyed and was a surprise to me was hearing a leopard seal singing into an iceberg underwater! I didn't know they did that, and it was such a beautiful sound. The expedition team were phenomenal and went above and beyond to ensure we had a wonderful time and were well-informed.

Colette UK January 2017

Everywhere you looked was a unique picture-moment. Encountering the humpback whales while in the zodiacs was incredible. Beautiful - exceeded my expectations.

David Sherin United States Of America February 2019

I’m still thinking about the privilege of taking this adventure which I guess means that it has at least enhanced my perspective.

Donald Emeigh United States Of America December 2019

An extraordinary trip so unique was hard to have had expectations. It was like leaving the planet. The ship, the food, the crew, the fellow passengers, the daily agenda on and off the ship (and a stretch of good weather) made this trip not only informative but totally enjoyable!

Peter Sherin United States Of America February 2019

Antarctica transcended me to a new, almost surreal, world of majestic landscapes and wildlife, unlike any other place that I had experienced.

Dennis Roy United States Of America February 2019

Each day was magical! We saw an avalanche and even an iceberg turning over!

Irina Prishchepa United States Of America February 2019

Everything went very smoothly from check in to check out. There was always staff available to help. The personnel on the trip were all terrific from the hospitality workers to the guides. They were very friendly and knowledgeable.

Carol Clarke United States Of America February 2020

Antarctica is like no other place on earth.

Patty (Patricia) Hunt United States Of America February 2020

The ship's service and efficiency were great. The staff were enthusiastic and always aimed to please with a great depth of knowledge.

Cary Poropatich United States Of America February 2019

The ship was fantastic; perfect size and beautifully appointed. My cabin and cabin mate was excellent, couldn't have been better. For folks with motion sickness or disabilities, I would highly recommend this trip by air and sea. All worked out as expected. All documents were in order. Ange was great with reservations.

Jane Alexander United States Of America February 2019

About The Ship

  • An elegant 5* yacht for 110 guests
  • Very spacious cabins, double the average
  • 1C ice class + retractable fin stabilisers
  • Optional kayaking
  • Optional camping (on selected departures)
  • Complimentary jacket (on selected departures) & loan of rubber boots
  • Includes a hotel stay 

It's rare to find a ship combining such comfort with a really strong expedition team - worth every penny.

John Newby Polar Specialist

Hebridean Sky

Prices, Departures and Inclusions

Prices quoted below are per person based on 2 people sharing. Cabin availability changes all the time so please contact us for up-to-date details and information on specific cabin availability.

Triple Suite Porthole Suite Twin Window Suite Promenade Suite Deluxe Suite Veranda Suite Penthouse Suite Single Veranda Grand Suite
December 2021  
1-Dec-2021 $13,395 $14,495 Full Full $18,295 $17,395 $21,995 $24,795 $24,795
6-Dec-2021 $13,395 $14,495 Full Full $18,295 $17,395 $21,995 $24,795 $24,795
11-Dec-2021 $13,395 $14,495 Full Full $18,295 $17,395 $21,995 $24,795 $24,795
16-Dec-2021 $13,395 $14,495 Full Full $18,295 $17,395 $21,995 $24,795 $24,795
18-Dec-2021 $12,995* Full $14,995 $16,495 $16,995 $18,595 $21,995 $23,995 $23,995
21-Dec-2021 $14,995 $16,195 Full Full $20,395 $19,395 $24,795 $27,795 $27,795
23-Dec-2021 $13,795 Full $15,995 $16,995 $17,995 $19,595 $22,795 $24,995 $24,995
26-Dec-2021 $14,995 $16,195 Full Full $20,395 $19,395 $24,795 $27,795 $27,795
28-Dec-2021 $13,795 Full $15,995 $16,995 $17,995 $19,595 $22,795 $24,995 $24,995
31-Dec-2021 $14,995 $16,195 Full Full $20,395 $19,395 $24,795 $27,795 $27,795
January 2022  
2-Jan-2022 $13,295 Full $15,295 $16,795 $17,295 $18,895 $22,395 $23,995 $24,395
14-Jan-2022 $14,595 $15,795 Full Full $19,995 $18,995 $23,995 $26,995 $26,995
16-Jan-2022 $13,295 Full $15,295 $16,795 $17,295 $18,895 $22,395 $23,995 $24,395
19-Jan-2022 $14,595 $15,795 Full Full $19,995 $18,995 $23,995 $26,995 $26,995
21-Jan-2022 $13,295 Full $15,295 $16,795 $17,295 $18,895 $22,395 $23,995 $24,395
26-Jan-2022 $13,295 Full $15,295 $16,795 $17,295 $18,895 $22,395 $23,995 $24,395
31-Jan-2022 $14,595 $15,795 Full Full $19,995 $18,995 $23,995 $26,995 $26,995
31-Jan-2022 $13,295 Full $15,295 $16,795 $17,295 $18,895 $22,395 $23,995 $24,395
February 2022  
5-Feb-2022 $14,595 $15,795 Full Full $19,995 $18,995 $23,995 $26,995 $26,995
10-Feb-2022 $14,595 $15,795 Full Full $19,995 $18,995 $23,995 $26,995 $26,995
15-Feb-2022 $14,595 $15,795 Full Full $19,995 $18,995 $23,995 $26,995 $26,995
20-Feb-2022 $14,595 $15,795 Full Full $19,995 $18,995 $23,995 $26,995 $26,995

* Note: Prices are per person. Paid in USD ($) - figure above is based on today's exchange rate. Actual cost $12995

Additional Notes

Due to popularity of this trip, early booking is strongly advised (12-18 months in advance).  

The departures on 26-Jan-2021 and 31-Jan-2021 are dedicated to Mandarin and Cantonese speaking groups

Passengers who book to share a Twin Cabin are accommodated in single rooms at the hotel in Punta Arenas for which they must pay a Single Hotel Room Supplement that varies based on the departure selected. Please contact us for details. 

Preferred seating on your Antarctic flights can be added for USD $550 per person (limited spaces). This guarantees priority boarding and an aisle or window seat, with an empty middle seat, at the front of the aircraft. 

Single Supplement And Child Policy

For those travelling solo and want their own cabin, this ship has a good number of dedicated single cabins, please contact us for details. However, there is no single supplement for passengers willing to share a cabin. 

Children aged 8 years or more are admitted if accompanied by a fully responsible adult. A 5% discount on the rate per person is offered for children up to 8-12 years of age. 

Optional Adventure Activities

Enhance your trip with the following add ons. Limited places per activity.
Get in contact to check availability.

Activity Cost Additional Information
Add on icon Kayaking Kayaking $895 All departures. Basic competency required. Available for booking on board the ship (depending on conditions).
Add on icon Snowshoeing Snowshoeing $85 Select departures. Snow shoes provided. Available for booking on board the ship (depending on conditions).


  • Airport/ hotel transfers as indicated
  • Hotel accommodation in P. Arenas on days 1 and 7
  • Charter flights P. Arenas/Antarctica return
  • Voyage aboard the vessel as indicated in the itinerary
  • Accommodation and meals on full board basis
  • Welcome dinner including drinks
  • Complimentary drinks offered during meals
  • All guided shore excursions and zodiac activities
  • Educational lectures by expert onboard polar guides
  • Access to an onboard doctor and basic medical services
  • Loan of rubber boots for the voyage's duration
  • Comprehensive pre-departure information
  • IAATO passenger fee


  • Parka jackets are not provided
  • Any flights to/ from voyage start and end points
  • Any additional pre/post land services, including meals
  • Transfers not specified in the itinerary
  • Optional adventure activities (e.g. kayaking)
  • Visa, passport and any vaccination expenses
  • Airport arrival or departure taxes
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Items of a personal nature - laundry, bar tab, etc
  • Customary staff gratuity at the end of the voyage
  • Additional onboard purchases (i.e. gift shop)

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