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Ideal for those short on time or concerned about seasickness, combine the option to fly either one way or both directions over the Drake Passage with a luxury small-capacity cruise around the Antarctic Peninsula. The cruises are limited to the 71 capacity of the BAE airplane, providing an intimate experience as you discover the icebergs and penguin and seal colonies of Antarctica on regular zodiac boat trips and shore landings. Relax in the recently refurbished interior and the spacious suites, each a minimum of 20 square metres.

See below for the choice of luxury suites and the various itineraries available, including a 5 night express air-cruise - the quickest way to experience the frozen continent.

  • Cabins
  • Route
  • Hebridean Sky Experience
  • Boat Specification
  • Airplane BAE-146
  • Deck Plan
Window Suite

Window Suites

Suites with window and sitting area

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Promenade Suite

Promenade Suites

Suites with window and sitting area

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Deluxe Suite

Deluxe Suites

Suites with bow and side windows, and sitting area.

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Veranda Suite

Veranda Suites

Suites with private balcony and sitting area

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Penthouse Suite

Penthouse Suites

Suites with private balcony and sitting area

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Owner's Suite

Owner's Suite

Two-room suite with sitting room, balcony and bedroom

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Hebridean Sky Deck Plan

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Express air-cruise

The quickest way to see Antarctica and admire the channels and remote islands of Tierra del Fuego. Cross the Drake by boat one way and plane the other.

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Classic air-cruise

The classic Antarctica air-cruise, with flights over the Drake Passage and a memorable three night expedition cruise around the Antarctic Peninsula.

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Polar circle air-cruise

Combine return flights over the Drake Passage with a five night expedition cruise around the Antarctic Peninsula, endeavouring to cross the Polar Circle.

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Hebridean Sky Experience

Why choose a Hebridean Sky Antarctica cruise:

  • Choose to fly over the Drake Passage, either both directions or just one
  • Enjoy an Antarctica cruise onboard one of the region's most luxurious ships
  • Limited to the 71 capacity of the BAE airplane, providing an intimate experience
  • Extensively refurbished in 2016 to create a modern & stylish interior
  • Choose from a range of spacious suites, a minimum of 20m2
  • Frequent zodiac boat trips, shore landings & wildlife watching opportunities
  • A choice of itineraries & departures, including a 5 night express air-cruise

Boat Specification

PASSENGERS: 100 maximum
EXPEDITION STAFF & CREW: 85
LIFEBOATS: 4 fully enclosed, capacity of 192
LENGTH: 90.6 m
BREADTH: 15.3 m
PROPULSION: 2 main engines - 3,520 kW
ICE CLASS: 1C
DRAFT: 5.14 m
CRUISING SPEED: 12.5 knots in open water

Airplane BAE-146

The aircraft BAE-146 was manufactured in the United Kingdom by British Aerospace (which later became part of BAE Systems). It is a high-wing aircraft with very short runaway requirements which make it particularly suited for these kind of destinations. It is operated by Aerovías DAP, which has more than 20 years of experience of flying in Patagonia and Antarctica.

  • MODEL:

  • BAE 146-200

  • ENGINES:

  • 4 turbofans Honeywell ALF 502R-5

  • CAPACITY:

  • 70 passengers

  • LENGTH:

  • 93 ft 8 in (28,55 m)

  • WINGSPAN:

  • 86 ft 5 in (26,34 m)

  • CRUISE SPEED:

  • 465 mph (750 km/h)

  • SERVICE CEILING:

  • 31,200 ft (9.500 m)

Deck Plan

Hebridean Sky Deck Plan

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