Island Sky

Small-Ship Cruises

The allure of small-ship cruises is the flexibility and ease with which we are able to navigate some of the most fascinating destinations on Earth, including remote islands and narrow fjords inaccessible by larger ship. To this end, we have chartered the select vessels below from the best fleets in the world for our small-ship voyages—using the highest standards and providing you with the very best experience. All of the vessels we charter offer lovely oceanview staterooms and have access to myriad amenities, including a dining room, library, lounge, observation area, fleet of Zodiacs for excursions ashore, and more.

Our Vessels

  • Caledonian Sky

    Caledonian Sky

    Recently refurbished, the all-suite Caledonian Sky welcomes 100 guests at a time to her beautifully designed public spaces, vast outdoor decks, alfresco dining, and Zodiac excursions.

  • Coral Discoverer

    Coral Discoverer

    Sized just petite enough for immersive regional exploration, the 65-guest Coral Discoverer caters to the adventurous spirit with a fleet of Zodiacs and a glass-bottom boat—and to the sybaritic spirit with Australian and New Zealand wines, two large-screen TVs, and all ocean-view staterooms.

  • Galapagos Sky

    Galapagos Sky

    Used exclusively as a diving live-board in the Galápagos Islands, the 16-guest Galapagos Sky provides a luxurious environment for divers to call home. The fleet of Zodiacs on board make diving in one of the largest marine protected areas in the world instantly accessible.

  • Isabela II

    Isabela II

    Dedicated to Galápagos expeditions, the 40-guest Isabela II boasts an observation area for whale- and dolphin-watching, ample outdoor seating, 21 outside staterooms, a dining room, and a fleet of Zodiacs and kayaks.

  • Island Sky

    Island Sky

    The recently enhanced Island Sky is the best of both worlds for an expedition ship—spacious, yet intimate, with an elegant piano bar, well-stocked library, alfresco dining on the rear sun deck, and a fleet of Zodiacs for excursions ashore.

  • Le Ponant

    Le Ponant

    As beguiling as a sleek, three-masted sailing ship is expected to be, the graceful Le Ponant offers two restaurants, all ocean-view staterooms, Zodiacs and watersports equipment, and more beneath her 16,140-square-foot sails.

  • Ocean Diamond

    Ocean Diamond

    Outfitted with stabilizers and an ice-hardened hull, the Ocean Diamond is perfect for cruising in the polar regions. Recently refurbished, she welcomes 175 guests at a time; amenities include a single-seating dining room, two lounges, and a fleet of Zodiacs and kayaks.

  • Orion


    Used exclusively as a diving live-aboard in the Maldives, the 20-guest Orion provides a relaxing atmosphere among true Maldivian ambiance. The dhoni (traditional sailboat) on board makes snorkeling and diving in some of the world’s best atolls instantly accessible.

  • Sea Adventurer

    Sea Adventurer

    Outfitted with stabilizers and an ice-hardened hull, the Sea Adventurer promises a smooth ride in the world’s most adventurous seas—hallmarks include a first-rate satellite navigation and communication system, a fleet of Zodiacs, all ocean-view staterooms, a small gym, a dining room, and more.

  • Silver Discoverer

    Silver Discoverer

    Recently refurbished, the 120-guest Silver Discoverer is ideal for cruising the Far North. Each stateroom features an ocean view and her fleet of Zodiacs allows for up-close exploration of remote shorelines and offshore islands.

  • Variety Voyager

    Variety Voyager

    Just 72 guests at a time enjoy the newly built, world-class Variety Voyager private yacht, featuring all ocean-view staterooms, marble bathrooms, flat-screen TVs, spacious public areas, alfresco dining, and a sun deck with a bar.