Dreaming of Antarctica? We are chartering individual cabins aboard an expedition super yacht for a magnificent 7-night adventure.
The ultimate voyage to one of the last great wildernesses, there are between 6-18 double cabins on each yacht.
Expect sumptuous on board facilities. Suites are spacious, with airy en-suite bathrooms, walk-in wardrobes and open-plan living spaces.
There is a steam room, sauna and treatment room for weary muscles.
Evenings are spent unwinding in the wood panelled library and movie room, or with talks from naturalist guides and special guests. On deck, there is a well-stocked bar and Jacuzzi.
The 8-day journey departs in either January or February.
Guests join the yacht after flying from Chile’s southernmost city, Punta Arenas, to King George Island, Maxwell Bay. Known as Antarctica’s unofficial capital, it is the largest island of the South Shetlands.
The itinerary includes a visit to the active volcanic island of Deception. Sail through the narrow course known as Neptune’s Bellows, and watch as sulphurous steam rises off the beach. While swimming in the thermally heated waters of Pendulum Cove, guests can admire the thousands of chinstrap penguins perched on surrounding hills.
Next Stop: the Lemaire Channel, an 11-kilometre strait off Antarctica leading to a jigsaw of islands. Its steep cliffs, known locally as “Kodak Gap” for its photogeneity, are tinged blue-green from copper deposits and orange and yellow from lichens.
Kayak around the spectacular icebergs of Paradise Bay and admire the mountains reflected in the water. Wander among Gentoo penguins and spot humpback whales and seals, later setting foot on the continental mainland of Antarctica at Neko Harbour. Climb the hills and watch as vast chunks of ice break away from the glacier to form icebergs. There are few adventures to match this.