Antarctica: Charter a Luxury Private Yacht through the White Continent


December - February



How long

9 nights ideal length

An adventurous journey designed to immerse you within the drama of the White Continent, this is an Antarctic exploration at its most luxurious. Over the course of 9-nights, set sail on your own privately chartered expedition vessel, replete with submersibles and helicopters that will ensure you leave no iceberg unturned. Your days will be filled with unique experiences that will see you heli-skiing and mountaineering along unnamed tracts of land and whale watching from glittering polar summits. For the bold, there’s even the opportunity to camp out on the ice with the sun barely setting and inquisitive penguins your only neighbors.

A Private Charter in Antarctica

Setting sail from Port Stanley in the Falkland Islands, settle into your luxury expedition vessel as we set a course into the heart of Antarctica. You’ll have a whole continent at your fingertips here and unique methods by which to explore it. Pushing the boundaries beyond what would be possible of a normal cruise, we’ll take you to unknown heights and uncharted depths. According to the specification of your vessel, you’ll venture deep beneath the surface of the Southern Ocean in cutting-edge submersibles, shedding light on corners potentially not seen before. We’ll also helicopter you up to remote mountaintops where you’ll be able to see whales breaching in the distance before strapping on your skis and laying down virgin tracks. For the adventurous, there is then the opportunity to spend a night out on the ice with an expedition campsite set up just for you amid this silent expanse. This is Antarctica as no one else has experienced it.

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Your playground for all this adventure is the vast Antarctic Peninsula. Here, you’ll sail through the photographer’s favorite, Iceberg Alley, characterised by its large tabular icebergs which drift north from the Weddell Sea. Amid the ice, look too to the islands where you’ll discover colonies of playful adelié and nesting emperor penguins, which you’ll pay a visit to in the company of expert naturalists. To the west then lies the Danco Coast and Gerlache Strait where you’ll spy gentoo penguins and also have the chance to visit an active scientific research station. From there, it’s onto Deception Island, formed out of the flooded caldera of a volcano and home to some of the warmest Antarctic water in which to take a swim in the Antarctic with this patch of sea uniquely warmed by the hot volcanic rocks beneath the surface. We’ll be waiting on deck with the blankets.

Your exploration comes to a close on King George Island where you’ll disembark. From here, we’ll arrange for you to fly back to Punta Arenas in Chile, saving you the time (and seasickness) of crossing the Drake Passage in the process.

Where will I stay?

A trip such as this, requires somewhere special to stay. That’s why we’re eschewing the traditional Antarctic cruise ships and setting you up instead with a private charter of a luxury exploration vessel. We’ll match a ship to your needs, taking into account group size and preferences, and give you total privacy in the process. It is this private charter that will then give you the freedom to explore the white continent to your heart’s content and in the most unique of ways. Unlike on a cruise, you’ll be unconstrained by schedules, setting your own agenda. You’ll also benefit from a host of onboard toys, designed to enhance your experience of Antarctica. Whilst some of our vessels will offer helicopters and some will offer submersibles – others will offer both.

Whichever you opt for, you can be assured of the highest safety standards of polar exploration with icebreaking hulls and experienced crew, as well as the highest standards of luxury accommodation. Whilst we acknowledge you’ll want to spend as much time as possible exploring, you’ll also find much onboard to tempt you with spa facilities, jacuzzis and cinemas all options to consider.

Anything else?

Back on terra firma, why not bookend your expedition with some time spent exploring the equally staggering landscapes of Chile or Argentina? Whether you seek adventure in Patagonia or gastronomy in Mendoza, we’ll craft you a bespoke itinerary worthy of this once in a lifetime escape.

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