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Top Yachts for an Antarctic Adventure

Our pick of the finest yachts available to charter in Antarctica for winter 2020/2021 

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 for winter 2020/2021. 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. 

55m STEEL Yacht MAGNA GRECIA Yacht with reflection of mountains in the water
LEGEND Yacht exterior ariel Lauren L Yacht profile ariel shot


Built in 2009 by Pendennis shipyard and refit in 2017, 54.9m motor yacht STEEL is a stunning global explorer expedition yacht. She combines extraordinary comfort, traditional yachting elegance and excellent amenities. Inside, her classic styling offers the perfect retreat after a day exploring the icy Antarctic landscape, while outside her robust design, ice-class hull, hydraulic crow’s nest and expansive sun deck make her ideal for navigating and exploring Antarctica’s challenging, glacier dotted waters.

Key Features
Length: 54.9m
Guests: 12 in 6 cabins
Crew: 12
Ice-class yacht
Classic interior in Cuban mahogany
Active-current spa pool & Deck Jacuzzi
Hydraulic side “beach” platforms
Gentleman’s bar
Gym facilities
Deck Jacuzzi
2 Expedition tenders


Following an extensive 24-month rebuild, 63.8m MAGNA GRECIA is back on the charter market. An impressive list of amenities includes a cinema salon with lit up bar area that can also convert into a dining room, a spacious full beam master suite with private balcony and a separate large office on the main deck with a library featuring exquisite Hermes furniture. Well suited to colder climate cruising, MAGNA GRECIA features an enclosed glass panelled upper deck dining area with heating so her guests can enjoy al fresco dining protected from the Polar elements. Her excellent toy collection is also geared towards exploration and includes 3 tenders, 2 of which can hold up to 12 people, meaning that you, your guests and your private Antarctic guides or expedition leaders will have enough space to head out exploring on the water together.

Key Features
Length: 63.8m
Guests: 12 in 6 cabins
Crew: 15
Full beam master suite with private balcony
Spacious VIP suite on main deck
Sun deck with cinema screen and sound system
Main Deck Cinema
Deck Jacuzzi
2 Protector Tenders + a rescue tender
Vast array of water toys
Enclosed “winter garden” dining with heating


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
4 expedition tenders
Submarine (optional extra)
Helicopter  (optional extra)


If seeking all the luxury and freedom of a private yacht charter but with space comparable to a small cruise liner, 90m LAUREN L is one of the few superyachts on the charter market that fits this brief. Accommodating 36 guests in 20 suites and with 40 crew, she can take you, your family and friends on an Antarctic expedition while offering the service and standards expected on any 12-guest superyacht. 

With a polar code in place and commercially registered for touch and go heli operations, 90m LAUREN L is ready for Antarctic cruising next winter. In addition, the yacht can be chartered  with no delivery fees applied on bookings of 3 weeks or more. 

Key Features
Length: 90m
Guests: 36 in 20 cabins
Crew: 40
Fully equipped gym
Spa and beauty saloon with dedicated staff
Conference room
Library/TV room and  kids playroom
Recent refit for main saloon, dining room and master suite