Superyacht Charter Antarctica

Antarctica, South Pole Yacht Charter

Private Yachting Cruises in Antarctica

Blanketed with ice and largely unspoiled, the pristine land of Antarctica offers some of the most awe-inspiring sights in the world. Discovering the region on a superyacht charter, gliding past icebergs and cruising to islands populated with penguins, is a truly unique holiday experience. Rent a long-range expedition yacht with YPI to have the best luxury adventure possible on the South Pole. This is an example of an eight day yacht charter itinerary in Antarctica. Yacht charter itineraries are created individually for every client based around personal preferences and how you want to spend your time onboard your superyacht on the South Pole.

Explorer Yacht Charter King George Island

King George Island

The Adventure Begins

Arrive via Punta Arenas and join your luxury adventure yacht in King George Island, Maxwell Bay. This island is known as Antarctica’s unofficial capital, with eight national winter stations. Also the largest island of the South Shetlands, King George Island also boasts St Trinity, the first Orthodox church in Antarctica, located at Russia’s Bellinghausen station in Maxwell Bay. Settle into your surroundings as the vessel prepares to depart, sailing through Bransfield Strait to the first stop of your luxury adventure.

Explorer Yacht Charter Deception Island

Deception Island

Volcano Exploration

The active volcanic Deception Island is unmissable. A narrow channel in the volcano’s walls, known as Neptune’s Bellows, allows entry into Whalers Bay in the caldera. See the sulfurous steam rising off the beach from your crewed explorer yacht. Dig your feet into the black sand to feel the heat from the subterranean volcanic vents. Visit the ruins of a whaling station dating from 1906. Swim in the thermally heated waters of Pendulum Cove watched by thousands of chinstrap penguins on the surrounding hills.

Explorer Yacht Charter Port Lockroy

Port Lockroy

Penguins & Post

Wake up in Port Lockroy – an impressive harbour, ringed by high cliffs. Part of British Antarctica, it is a designated historic site. Visit Base A, now a museum, and the only post office on the Antarctic Peninsula. See the Gentoo penguin rookery at Jougla Point. Spot nesting blue-eyed shags and see remnants of past whaling activities - a reconstructed composite whale skeleton on the shore. And finally, visit Palmer Station, an American modern research post in the Antarctic before returning to your explorer yacht.

Explorer Yacht Charter Paradise Harbour

Paradise Harbour

Ultimate Selfie

Have cameras ready as you cruise through Lemaire Channel, so photogenic that its nickname is “Kodak Gap”. Arrive at Paradise Harbour and pass beneath multi-coloured cliffs – the emerald green of moss, blue-green from copper deposits and the oranges and yellows of lichens. Spot blue-eyed shags nesting in those cliffs. Take your luxury adventure ashore and wander amongst the Gentoo penguins. Look out for humpback whales and seals. Photograph the majestic icebergs of Paradise Bay and the mountains reflected in the water.

Explorer Yacht Charter Neko Harbour

Neko Harbour

Glacier Encounters

Set your first foot on the continental mainland of Antarctica at Neko Harbour. Neko was named after a Scottish whaling ship. From your adventure boat, venture up the snow covered hills. Capture dramatic video footage of great chunks of ice breaking off the glacier – known as calving – and forming icebergs. Take the kayaks to slide between the ice. Get up close to a glacier in the tender.

Explorer Yacht Charter Hannah Point

Hannah Point

Wildlife Watching

Hannah Point is on Livingston Island. Watch the wildlife spectacular flying, waddling, swimming or sitting all around you. 1500 pairs of Gentoos and 1000 pairs of chinstrap penguins call this home. See also a colony of giant petrel, kelp gulls and cormorants. Climb up the hill above Hannah point beach and look down at Elephant seals and Fur seals basking on a sheltered beach on the other side of the point on your South Pole expedition cruise.

Explorer Yacht Charter Penguin Island

Penguin Island

Penguins at Play

Tiny Penguin Island is just off King George Island. Observe Chinstrap and Adélie penguins here from your crewed explorer yacht. You will also find blue-eyed shags and southern giant petrels here. Climb Penguin Island’s highest point, the 170m Deacon Peak to the extensive crater at the summit with a meltwater lake in a former volcanic crater. Turret point is a group of prominent high rock stacks above the beach, a nesting area for Antarctic terns.

Explorer Yacht Charter Maxwell Bay

Maxwell Bay


Arrive back in Maxwell Bay, King George Island, for a final farewell to Antarctica and your explorer yacht crew before joining your transportation to Punta Arenas and beyond.

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