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Top Yachts for an Antarctic Adventure

Our pick of the finest yachts available to charter in Antarctica

Experiencing Antarctica by superyacht is unequivocally the best way to discover this otherworldly continent with unrivalled flexibility, total privacy, luxury and world-class service. Revel in the freedom afforded to you as you determine your own itinerary and enjoy exclusive access to hard-to-reach beaches, bays and inlets. Experience intimate encounters with spectacular marine life, icebergs and shipwrecks.

Here at Pelorus, we have rounded up our pick of some of the best yachts available for charter in Antarctica. From private chefs, onboard spas, helicopters and submarines, these yachts have everything and anything required for a luxurious and adventurous yachting expedition in Antarctica. 

As planning and permitting for a yacht charter in the White Desert takes at least 6 months, now is the time to start thinking about booking your once-in-a-lifetime Antarctica superyacht voyage. 

01: LEGEND

An experienced Antarctic cruising yacht with an ice-breaking hull, LEGEND was built with Polar exploration in mind. At 77.4m this luxury expedition yacht features all the facilities required for Arctic and off the beaten track adventures, from submersibles and snowmobiles to heli operations and ice-diving equipment. She is also one of the world’s few luxury charter yachts to hold more than 12 guests, with boutique accommodation for 26 and additional space for expedition leaders and guides. Unique interior spaces feature a whiskey and piano bar, a fully equipped spa with onboard therapist, a cinema saloon and a gym, while on deck, outdoor heating means that guests can take in the stunning Antarctic scenery as they enjoy a barbecue or cocktails at the bar. 

Key Features
Length: 77.4m
Guests: 26 in 13 cabins
Crew: 19
Ice-breaking hull
Balinese Spa
16-person deck jacuzzi with waterfall feature
Cinema
Gym
4 expedition tenders
Submarine (optional extra)
Helicopter  (optional extra)

02: EROS

Built in 1939, EROS is a classic sailing yacht that has been transformed for modern-day exploration. Perfectly agile for Antarctica’s unpredictable terrain, the luxurious interior comfortably holds 10 guests with social areas both on deck and below. Ideal for families or groups of friends looking for their biggest venture yet, there’s also plenty of room for relaxation as you journey through ice waters with floating mats and hammocks, or start your day with a sunrise yoga session or brave the cold with a private wakeboard lesson. 

Key Features
Length: 35m
Guests: 10 in 4 cabins
Crew: 5
Comfortable lounge and dining areas
BBQ on deck 
Jacuzzi in master cabin 
Modern interior styling with surround sound 

03: OCTOPUS

Launched in 2003, OCTOPUS was the largest explorer yacht ever built, redefining the meaning of yacht expeditions. This superyacht boasts an impressive history of maritime discoveries, scientific research initiatives and rescue missions. Now available for exclusive private charter, this luxury vessel is fit for the most daring of adventures, fit with two helicopter pads and an ice-class hull to access even the most remote areas of Antarctica. Guests will also enjoy plenty of entertainment and relaxation onboard with an indoor cinema and wellness spa with a heated, freshwater swimming pool. 

Key Features
Length: 126.2m
Guests: 12 in 13 cabins
Crew: 42
Two helipads
Bar, spa pool, jacuzzi and pizza oven
Aquarium with glass-bottom observation
Extensive range of toys including seven tenders, an ROV, her own marina and dive centre