Antarctica remains even to this day the most remote and untouched wilderness on the planet. Its location and challenging climate as well as its distance across cold oceans from mainland Latin America or Australasia, its nearest landmasses, makes it an exhilarating and unique destination for anyone who wishes to embark on a true adventure into the unknown.
Marvel at its vast icebergs of glittering blue and array of truly unique wildlife with 7 species of penguins that live or breed in and around the continent. The majestic giants of the ocean, whales, are attracted to its nutrient rich cold waters during the austral summer where you may spot in Jan-Feb some 6-7 or more species of cetaceans including the largest species, the Blue Whale.
Leopard, Elephant and Weddell seals languish on ice floes looking for their next meal while vast number of sea birds wheel in the skies ahead or follow in the wake of your sailing vessel as you cross to the Antarctic continent.
Discover a unique opportunity to explore the White Continent and its spectacular walls of blue ice by private sailboat! If you are passionate about serious outdoor adventure, you won't find a more exhilarating way to travel to Antarctica than on this one-of-a-kind polar expedition. With either a private charter for your own party or a very small guest list of like-minded adventurers, there are only a few departures each season for those who wish to not only voyage to Antarctica but experience at closer hand the exhilaration of this unique region as the early explorers did.
Explore the Antarctic Peninsula by ice-strengthened sailboat, surrounded by seals, whales, penguins and icebergs. Imagine the rush of spotting a humpback or blue whale off the bow of your sailboat as you watch these magnificent creatures journeying to their feeding grounds. Sit out on deck as you watch the lone albatross following in your wake as you cross the Drakes Passage to the Antarctic Peninsula.
While this expedition has not just some of the very finest expedition staff in the world onboard, it also has of course an extremely experienced sailing crew. For those who consider themselves sailors, this is a chance to try your skills in polar waters, advised by your crew and captain, a truly unique lifetime experience.
This is true exploration that will reward the adventurous with a rare experience of one of the most remote and magnificent places on earth and a chance to immerse yourself completely in one of the planet’s last great wildernesses onboard an 8-passenger sailboat in the company of a carefully selected expedition leader and crew.
Other expedition cruises to Antarctica give you wonderful encounters with nature in a very comfortable environment but if you want a little more out of your one-off journey to Antarctica, then this is a chance for a more intimate encounter with nature and the elements and a genuine adventure.
We would be delighted to discuss this very special sailing adventure or indeed any of our other unique Antarctic adventures from expeditions on skis or by Arctic truck and our recommendations on Antarctic voyages with you.
By Marcela Kunova - 20th April 2017
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