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Antarctica Yacht Expedition Timeline
Find out how Pelorus plots your course for a once-in-a-lifetime Antarctic yacht expedition.
With many protective regulations in place, exploring Antarctica by yacht, whether chartering or cruising there on your own private yacht, requires expert preparation. Alongside local experts and guides Pelorus will work within the bounds of the International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators (IAATO) to ensure your experience is truly unique. This timeline details the steps Pelorus will take in the lead up to your yacht expedition, so you are able to sit back, relax and look forward to your incredible Antarctic experience.
Begin discussions with Pelorus to plan your bespoke Antarctic yacht charter
Define your vessel requirements
Explore possible experiences and locations with our experienced team
Confirm your yacht
Pelorus to begin permitting process and securing the best ice pilots, expedition leaders and guides
Pelorus to complete full vessel inspection
9 – 8
Vessel permitting finalised
Your bespoke concept refined by Pelorus
Polar code and Antarctic specific training for the yacht’s crew
Kit list and guidance on where to source items provided by Pelorus to your yacht
Should your chosen yacht expedition concept be of a more extreme nature, you will complete pre-training and assessments arranged by Pelorus to ensure you are medically fit and able
Concept finalised, taking into account guidelines and legal requirements for expedition vessels
Your private flights and all other travel arrangements booked
Pelorus to meet with the captain and crew of your yacht to ensure all recommended actions have been completed
Pelorus to ship any gear and specialist equipment to the yacht ahead of crossing to South America and ensure that submarines and helicopters comply with required standards for Antarctic operations
IAATO travel guidelines provided to you by Pelorus
Vessel to begin its relocation to Antarctica with Pelorus shore-based assistance
Guides and staff meet in South America, yacht relocates to King George Island
All guides and expedition leaders arrive to meet with captain and crew
Your Pelorus driver to collect you from your home to transfer you and your guests to the airport
If on a ski-sail yacht expedition, fly to Ushuaia and spend a day on the glacier with your guides and expedition leaders, practising glacier skills and ensuring you work as a cohesive team
Arrive in Punta Arenas and meet your Pelorus expedition leader
Receive flight times for your private flight across the Drake Passage
Explore Punta Arenas with your guide and visit Magdelena Island for your first penguin experience
Receive safety briefings
During Your Trip
Check in for your private flight across the Drake Passage and arrive in the Southern Continent
Pelorus to coordinate site visits via the IAATO Ship Scheduler to ensure your complete privacy and enjoyment of the areas as well as complying with legal limits for number of individuals permitted ashore
Between skiing, touring and climbing, spot whales, visit scientific research stations, penguin rookeries and sea lion colonies. Learn about the nature of the Antarctic and take part in citizen science projects. Come face to face with the unique wildlife and gain a new level of understanding about the Antarctic environment
Month Post Trip
Receive a Pelorus compilation film and/or photo album documenting your once in a lifetime adventure
Follow up on the citizen science projects you engaged in and monitor the animals that you encountered for years to come
Return home as an ambassador for Antarctica, climate awareness and conservation
Planning your experience
To find out more about exploring Antarctica by yacht, get in touch with our Yachting Team.
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