Antarctica: Total Sensory Overload
Antarctica beckons the truly adventurous luxury yacht charter enthusiast. Only a handful of intrepid yacht owners will venture every year. Yachts that can cruise in these remote waters must be specially built and equipped for extreme conditions. The adventures they offer are far from civilization. Explore a place where nature rules. Even if you visit more than once, unpredictable encounters make every voyage a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Antarctica is very likely the farthest you will ever be from home. It is exquisite in its isolation. The scenery is stunningly simple, rich in wildlife and achingly fragile. Antarctica will change the way you think about our planet.
Antarctica has been inspiring explorers for centuries. Today’s visitors encounter a world that has changed almost imperceptibly. Depending on your interests, your yacht charter itinerary will be customized to suit your preferences. Hike across beaches of ancient pebbles and over sparkling ice cliffs. Tender to remote animal habitats. The Antarctic Peninsula is a nature-lovers paradise and a photographer’s dream. Whether you’re a novice, a hobbyist or a pro, prepare for total sensory overload.
Antarctica Sample Itinerary:
South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula
Imagine crackling sea ice and soaring ice sculptures. Get close to endearing seals, majestic whales and rookeries of curious penguins. Observe from your deck lounge, or zipping along on the tender, or walking the shore. The untamed wildlife and spectacular vistas are incomparable to anywhere else on earth.
Your luxury yacht is docked in Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world. We encourage you to spend a day or two before or after your yacht charter. Ushuaia is a charming, historic, easygoing town. Savor an authentic Argentine asado (barbecue). Pair with a glass of superb, local wine. Meander through the city streets. Poke around the museums, boutiques and cafés. Visit Tierra del Fuego National Park. Board your yacht and set sail through the legendary Beagle Channel. Photograph seabirds, sea lions and seals at home in the Tierra del Fuego archipelago. Bid farewell to land.
Days 2 & 3: Crossing the Drake Passage
Adjust your sea legs for potentially rough water, but hope for a smooth sailing. Your adventure to the world’s southernmost continent is underway. Get to know your crew. Chat with them about their Antarctic experience. They can provide useful tips for negotiating an alien world. Of course, you will enjoy delicious meals and unparalleled personal service on board.
The first sight of land offers a special kind of a thrill. It’s a spiritual connection to countless seafarers who have shared the same vision. Yet, your voyage will be unique. Antarctica always reveals something new or unexpected. Anticipate a very personal experience.
Take the opportunity daily to review the charts with the Captain. Plot your course to local bays, channels and landing sites. On deck, search the seascape for seal species, including the cunning leopard seal. Scout for whales, with luck you’ll photograph a surfacing humpback or minke.
The Antarctic Peninsula’s mountains are captivating. Scramble up snowy pathways to vantage points with unparalleled 360° views. Explore the penguin colony high up on a ridge on Danco Island. Hike to the island’s summit, or stroll the pebbled beach. Watch the adorable penguins. With quiet and patience, one or two may feel safe enough to approach you. If you’re in the mood for extreme sport, take a polar plunge. Break the silence at Neko Harbor, where serenity can be shattered by the boom and crack of a calving glacier.
Days 8 & 9: Crossing the Drake Passage
The journey back across the Drake Passage provides final opportunities to enjoy the crisp Antarctic air. Spend time on the deck, camera close at hand as you watch for seabirds and whales. Pause to take it all in. Relax and reminisce about your experiences.
Day 10: Ushuaia Disembarkation
Breakfast aboard your luxury charter yacht. Then it’s time to say goodbye to your crew. Whether you choose to explore the city, or catch your homeward flight, the memory of your Antarctic adventure, like a perfect poem, will endure.
GREY WOLF is the premier luxury yacht for Antarctic exploration. GREY WOLF is a very unique explorer yacht with an exceptional crew. She has a much smaller footprint than other ice class ships chartering in the region. This makes her an excellent option for those who prefer privacy. For high profile clients, families, couples and friends that require anonymity, GREY WOLF offers a rare opportunity for an exclusive, intimate yacht charter.
Built in 2017 for long range cruising, this 78ft adventure vessel has the highest worldwide safety rating available. The yacht is designed with extreme weather capabilities and a high level of comfort. The shallow draft means she can access places off-limits to other yachts in her class.
GREY WOLF accommodates six guests in three cabins with three professional crew.
Contact Select Yachts today. Launch your once-in-a-lifetime adventure.