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Photo Explorer

A CELEBRATING ANTARCTICA ITINERARY

USHUAIA TO USHUAIA

Photo Explorer

USHUAIA TO USHUAIA

EXPLORE ANTARCTICA WITH SEVEN
WORLD-CLASS PHOTOGRAPHERS

Rub shoulders with an all-star team of photographers, from shooting in the field to informal chats in the bar, to formal presentations in the main conference room. The group we’ve assembled has a wide range of expertise from wildlife photography to portraiture and more. For bios, pictures & social media links scroll down and select the “Photographers” tab.

Prepare yourself to explore Antarctica: from towering icebergs and awe-inspiring wildlife to historical sites that will take you back to the Heroic Era of Antarctic Exploration.

Voyage Highlights

An extra day on the Antarctic Peninsula

Full access to the onboard photo experts

Nearly 24 hours of daylight/twilight

Camping & Kayaking available

Daily Excursions (weather permitting)

Departure
13 DAYS/11 NIGHTS ON BOARD

Jan 18 – Jan 30, 2023

Activities

EXPLORE ANTARCTICA WITH SEVEN WORLD-CLASS PHOTOGRAPHERS

Rub shoulders with an all-star team of photographers, from shooting in the field to informal chats in the bar, to formal presentations in the main conference room. The group we’ve assembled has a wide range of expertise from wildlife photography to portraiture and more. For bios, pictures & social media links scroll down and select the “Photographers” tab.

Prepare yourself to explore Antarctica: from towering icebergs and awe-inspiring wildlife to historical sites that will take you back to the Heroic Era of Antarctic Exploration.

Departure
13 DAYS/11 NIGHTS ON BOARD

Jan 18 – Jan 30, 2023

Voyage Highlights

An extra day on the Antarctic Peninsula

Full access to the onboard photo experts

Nearly 24 hours of daylight/twilight

Camping & Kayaking available

Daily Excursions (weather permitting)

Activities

Itinerary Overview

  • Day 1: Arrive in Ushuaia
  • Day 2: Transfer to Island Sky
  • Day 3 (AM): Embarkation
  • Day 3-4: Drake Passage
  • Day 5-6: South Shetland Islands
  • Day 7-10: Antarctica
  • Day 11-12: Drake Passage
  • Day 13: Ushuaia Disembarkation
Polar Latitudes Antarctica Route Map

Itinerary Overview

  • Day 1: Arrive in Ushuaia
  • Day 2: Transfer to Island Sky
  • Day 3 (AM): Embarkation
  • Day 3-4: Drake Passage
  • Day 5-6: South Shetland Islands
  • Day 7-10: Antarctica
  • Day 11-12: Drake Passage
  • Day 13: Ushuaia Disembarkation

Jan 18 – Arrive in Ushuaia

No need to stress about missed connections or flight delays as you arrive with plenty of time to unwind and enjoy the beautiful Arakur Resort & Spa or spend time discovering the southernmost city in the world, Ushuaia.

Jan 19 – Transfer to Island Sky

Spend your morning exploring Ushuaia or unwinding at the resort until our afternoon transfer to the Island Sky. Our Expedition Team and ship staff will greet you on board, followed by a safety and orientation briefing and Captain’s welcome dinner. Enjoy all that Island Sky has to offer as you get to know your fellow explorers.

Jan 20 AM – Embarkation

Luxuriate in an early morning sail through the picturesque Beagle channel as you start your journey to the Antarctic Peninsula. Keep an eye out for whales and seabirds along the way; and be sure to listen for announcements regarding our Citizen Science program.

Jan 20-21 – Drake Passage

Join our Polar Experts as they teach you about everything Antarctic, from wildlife to history; participate in our renowned Citizen Science program; or sit back and take in this fabled journey while catching exciting glimpses of wildlife. Grab your binoculars to identify the many seabirds that follow the ship as we cross the Antarctic Convergence into Antarctic waters and noticeably cooler temperatures.

Jan 22-23 – South Shetland Islands

The volcanic South Shetland Islands offer amazing abundance and beauty, so we’ll hop into our inflatable Zodiac boats and spend as much time as possible exploring. Be prepared to marvel up close at nature’s glory!

Jan 24-27 – Antarctica

Here we’ll explore many different picturesque bays and famed harbors, maneuvering through majestic channels as we travel the wildlife-rich waters. There may be opportunities to stop at several active scientific bases and historic landing sites as we spot numerous species of penguins, seals, and whales along the rugged coastlines and in the sea.

Jan 28-29 – Drake Passage

We leave this magical place and make our way north, once again crossing the legendary Drake Passage. We have one last hurrah as we celebrate the conclusion of our expedition with a special slideshow and a final meal together.

Jan 30 – Ushuaia Disembarkation

With huge smiles on weary, content faces, we disembark in the morning, letting you catch a flight to Buenos Aires or stay in Ushuaia for more sights and adventure.

Our Photo Dream-Team

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Brendan van Son
Brendan van Son
Photographer
Brandon is a travel photographer and YouTuber from Canada. He’s been nomadic for most of his career, visiting more than one hundred countries on assignments for major publications and global brands. He is currently based in Portugal, where he owns...
Jeff Bartlett
Jeff Bartlett
Photographer
Jeff focuses on the art and craft of adventure, blending photography, video and writing with a keen passion for story. His work portrays rugged landscapes and ambitious adventure for a single purpose: to inspire people to get outside and explore...
Julia Trotti
Julia Trotti
Photographer
Julia is a portrait photographer and YouTube creator based in Sydney, Australia. Julia's lifestyle, fashion and wedding photography has been published regularly in print and online. While working as a full-time photographer, Julia creates photo editing tutorials and teaches the...
Mike Mezeul II
Mike Mezeul II
Photographer
Mike is a photographer and photojournalist who is addicted to storytelling and adventure. If you know him, then you know he always have a camera in his hand.
Erin Babnik
Erin Babnik
Photographer
Erin is known internationally as a leading photographic artist, educator, author, and speaker. She is honored to be a Canon Explorer of Light and a member of the illustrious nature photography team Photo Cascadia. Her expressive style of landscape photography...
Rachael Talibart
Rachael Talibart
Photographer
Rachael is a professional ocean photographer, best known for her Sirens portfolio, critically acclaimed photographs of stormy seas named after mythical beings.
Simon Baxter
Simon Baxter
Photographer
Simon is best known for his YouTube videos in which he shares his relaxed and considered approach to woodland photography. His videos also communicate the benefits of an emotional connection to the landscape and the joys of sharing your time...
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START DATE TRIPLE PORTHOLE WINDOW PROMENADE DELUXE VERANDA PENTHOUSE OWNER’S
Jan 18, 2023$11,225
$9,541
$13,465
$11,445
$14,955
$12,712
$16,595
$14,106
$16,925
$14,386
$18,115
$15,398
$19,745
$16,783
$21,715
$18,458
START DATE TRIPLE PORTHOLE WINDOW PROMENADE DELUXE VERANDA PENTHOUSE OWNER’S
Jan 18, 2023$11,225
$9,541
$13,465
$11,445
$14,955
$12,712
$16,595
$14,106
$16,925
$14,386
$18,115
$15,398
$19,745
$16,783
$21,715
$18,458

ACTIVITIES

Sign up at time of booking - 20% non-refundable deposit required for 23-24 voyages
Space is extremely limited
*Camping is not available on all departures.

Sign up on board
Available to all guests on all voyages

IMPORTANT DETAILS

 

Prices quoted are per-person based on double/triple occupancy.

A limited number of twin suites may be sold for single occupancy at 1.7 times the twin rate.

 

GROUP TRAVEL


Traveling with a Group?

Reach out to our Sales team to inquire about groups of 10 or more.

 

Rates vary by cabin

Delivering a world-class small ship experience

Superior comfort and attentiveness are the rule of every day on Island Sky. Recent upgrades ensure the very latest in safety and style, including state-of-the-art stabilization, ice-strengthened hulls, the very latest communication systems, and beautifully designed rooms and common areas.

We like to refer to our service, style and general atmosphere as “effortless luxury,” providing ubiquitous creature comforts and attention to detail, with none of the stuffiness that often accompanies the word “luxury.”

Owner's Suite

includes private balcony

Penthouse Suite

includes private balcony

Veranda Suite

includes private balcony

Promenade Suite

with tinted sliding glass doors

Deluxe Suite

with tinted sliding glass doors

Window Suite

Porthole Suite

Library

Club/Lounge

Bar

Restaurant

Lido Deck

Reception

Ship Includes:

Alcoholic and Non-Alcoholic beverages for the entire voyage

24-hour Coffee/Tea/Cocoa

200MB of WiFi data for your personal device

DVD Movies for use in your cabin

Certified Emergency MD and Clinic

Voyage Photographer

Passenger Service Manager