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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: SURI

SURI provides the ultimate adventure with uncompromising luxury accommodation for up to 12 guests. Her 19-strong crew and extensive range of water toys and additional features means that she offers unparalleled luxury in the most far flung corners of the world, and a unique media room with a glass-bottomed floor. 

Key Features
Length: 63m
Guests: 12 in 7 cabins
Crew: 19
Large sun deck with jacuzzi
Helicopter and helipad
Elegant, luxurious, and bright interior design
Spa, steam bath, yoga room, massage room and gym

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