There are four main types of vessels that can be chartered in Antarctica
- 1. Expedition Sailboat
- 2. Premium Expedition Sailboat
- 3. Luxury Expedition Yacht
- 4. Ultra Luxury Expedition Yacht
All of the vessels have a "Fly and Sail" option if you are short on time or don't wish to cross the Drake Passage. We can arrange for a private charter plane to fly you to a pre-designated meeting point on either South Georgia Island or on the Antarctica Peninsula.
- Typically these are up to 48' in length, with a steel hull and sleep approximately 4 to 5 guests. Minimum charter time is 3 weeks.
Premium Expedition Sailboat
- These are larger in size and are on average 80' in length. Appointments are more generous and can generally sleep up to 8 persons. Minimum charter is 3 weeks.
Luxury Expedition Yacht
- Larger, more luxurious with a lot of space to walk around. Appointments are on the luxurious range where all staterooms have their own bathroom and showers. Most can sleep up to 12 persons. Minimum charter is 2 weeks.
Ultra Luxury Expedition Yacht
- This ultra luxury expedition yacht that sleeps 10 can travel the most remote waters and reach the world's most distant corners – all the while maintaining a service that is second to none. Bold, innovative and elegant. Powered by twin Caterpillar engines, the vessel is a 45m (145 ft) expedition yacht achieving a top speed of 16 knots and 10,000 nautical miles…Antarctica is your oyster.
Fly and Sail Option
All of the vessels have a "Fly and Sail"
option if you are short on time or don't wish to cross the Drake Passage. We can arrange for a private charter plane to fly you to a pre-designated meeting point on either South Georgia Island or on the Antarctica Peninsula. A one way flight (maximum 6 passengers) starts at $50,000.
Contact us with your Private or Commercial charter needs. It is best to inquire 1 to 2 years in advance to discuss the charter options and see which ones are available for the time period you desire. There are only a handful of ships that private charter to the Antarctica and often are booked far in advance.
Why are there minimum charter requirements from 1 to 3 weeks?
Charters in Antarctica start and end on the mainland of South America in either Buenos Aires or Ushuaia. Sailboats require a few days to cross the Drake Passage at the both the start and end. Therefore, to do Antarctica well the 'slow and steady' way on a sailboat, 3 weeks is the minimum charter time.
Can I skip the Drake Passage?
Yes. We have an option where you can fly to Antarctica and your charter will meet you there. The minimum charter time still applies, as the vessels will still be coming through.