Best Luxury Yacht Expeditions for Charter To Antarctica And The Arctic

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The Arctic and Antarctica are two of the most remote, wild, and beautiful places on Earth. Unfortunately, they’re also some of the most inaccessible places to visit. Getting there is expensive, uncomfortable, and logistically challenging.

Fortunately for adventurers like you who want to experience these incredible wildernesses in person without having to be a seasoned mountaineer or an explorer with years of travel under your belt, yachting expeditions have been created just for you.

This blog post will list the best expeditions in remote places like Antarctica, and the Arctic. All with luxury yachts with experienced captains and crew who know these polar areas well.

The itineraries of these yacht expeditions are carefully designed for maximum comfort, safety, and adventure. Each trip has been hand-selected by a team of experts based on their unique experiences in these regions. You will have an unforgettable journey through some of nature’s most beautiful landscapes as well as interact with local wildlife such as whales, seals, penguins, walruses, and more.

#1 Legend

LEGEND was built as a Soviet icebreaker during the Cold War with 11 individually styled suites to ensure no shortage of entertainment. Fully-equipped spa, cinema, gym, whiskey bar & piano lounge, this boat provides passengers with the perfect platform to explore remote areas while enjoying ample seating & lounging space.

The crew of 28 focuses on safety and comfort for the guests. LEGEND also provides high-speed tenders, snowmobiles, submarine explorations vehicles, or helicopter exploration, so there are always fun things happening at sea.

Don’t miss your chance to sail on LEGEND. This expedition yacht has a stellar reputation for providing adventurous trips in remote destinations like Antarctica and Greenland and comfortable cruising with her sturdy build and space. Explore the far reaches of sea life or explore local sites from aboard this fine vessel.

If you’re interested in making a reservation, contact us. We’ll be more than happy to introduce you to Camper & Nicholsons, the central agent for this yacht, and help make your stay an exclusive experience.

#2 Bold

In 2019, 85.3m BOLD was launched in Australia by SilverYachts with her naval-inspired design penned by the renowned Espen Oeino. This ground-breaking yacht was crowned the world’s fastest yacht expedition at the time of its launch with a top speed of 23 knots and access to shallow waters not seen before on vessels.

The 400-meter long by 34-meters expansive aft deck is cleverly designed to be a multi-use space. When the folding handrails and retractable hydraulic bulwarks are lowered, this area becomes certified helideck, complete with flush lighting for after-dark operations. A 6-ton crane with a 15-meter reach means that it can also act as an alfresco lounge or water toy launch pad.

BOLD‘s interior design uses her architectural features as well as oak and teak paneling, painted metallic accents, and oak and marble flooring to create a chic contemporary atmosphere. Interior living on board centers around the remarkable 300m2 loft-style sky lounge with adjoining Wintergarden, which offers exceptional oceanic views through her floor-to-ceiling windows.

The place is ideal for cozy movie nights in this adaptable all-weather space where guests can dine indoors or out thanks to wrap-around sliding glass panels that offer powerful air conditioning when needed.

If you’re interested in getting a good deal on this yacht, please let us know and we can introduce you to her central agent, YachtCharterFleet.

#3 Enigma XK

Enigma XK, a luxury expedition yacht designed to tackle the most ambitious itineraries, no matter how remote or challenging they may be. She was built with sturdy hulls and 5,000-mile ranges in mind for long trips into uncharted territory from Northwest Passage to Antarctica.

With an Owner’s suite located just forward of the bridge that offers stunning 180-degree views on either side, giving you spectacular scenery while lying comfortably inside your cabin, Enigma XK is undoubtedly one of those yachts where guests will feel as if they are making their dreams come true.

Enigma XK boasts the speed, endurance, and sublime comforts with the perfect combination of a professional crew. It holds scuba diving gear that you can use to explore underwater wildlife as well as fishing equipment for some fresh ocean air fun on board this luxury yacht.

If you have any questions about this yacht expedition for charter or if you would like to speak with Simpson Yacht Charter, the central agent, please do not hesitate to contact us. We can introduce you and even give a discount on your charter.

#4 Planet Nine

Built for long-distance cruising, Planet Nine‘s would make any luxury yacht expedition jealous with her helicopter hangar, ice-class hull, and an Owner’s suite that takes up half of one deck – all while accommodating 12 guests in 8 staterooms.

You can feel the warmth of Planet Nine as you walk from its welcoming entranceway into a large, modern, and spacious abode. Its retractable glass panels are meant to provide guests with panoramic views that stretch for miles in every direction. It’s all about merging an indoor space with outdoor landscaping by providing stunning vistas at any time during the day.

If you’re interested in making a reservation, contact us. We’ll be more than happy to introduce you to Edmiston, the central agent for this yacht, and help make your stay an exclusive experience.

#5 Cloudbreak

Cloudbreak is a modern expedition yacht designed to connect guests with the environment. Cloudbreak‘s crisp interiors offer ample light from sliding glass walls, retractable balconies, and large windows throughout her living areas – providing fantastic views of where she cruises.

Surf small breaks in Polynesia, past ski icebergs near the Antarctica Circle, and get lost in Greenland’s picturesque landscapes. Cloudbreak offers an unparalleled mix of adventure and luxury yacht expedition with a global network that will take you to where the waves break around every continent.

If you’re interested in getting a good deal on this yacht, please let us know and we can introduce you to her central agent, SuperyachtsMonaco.

#6 Hanse Explorer

The Hanse Explorer is an expedition yacht that can handle the most challenging waters. It’s ice-classed and built to go anywhere, making it a favorite of ours for both tropical and polar oceans. The boat has two Mark IV Zodiacs perfect for landing on remote Pacific beaches or pushing through Antarctica brash ice with ease.

When you head out for expeditions, a yacht is a perfect companion. With Hanse Explorer‘s 12 cabins with bathrooms and large windows to give stunning scenery indoors, there’s no better place than this stylish ship when it comes to yacht expedition-style living.

For those seeking an immersive, intimate adventure in the planet’s most remote regions, Hanse Explorer is ready to take you there. Nimble and stout, this ship has proven herself time and again for expeditions of all kinds—whether it be multi-generational families or a romantic escape.

If you have any questions about this yacht expedition for charter or if you would like to speak with Mark Robinson, Founder and Managing Director of Yacht Carbon Offset, the central agent, please do not hesitate in contacting us. We can introduce you and even give you a discount.

#7 Vertigo Yacht Expedition

Vertigo, and stylish and adventurous sailing yachts afloat, with spectacular loft interiors. She has a unique luxury lifestyle wherever she goes on the globe, boasting an oversized Jacuzzi, versatile Bimini covers for sun or wind protection as well as glass screens to keep out both elements when desired.

Up to 12 guests can be accommodated in 5 cabins looked after by 11 crew members who will take care of you and her ample deck space, which works well for tropical cruising and scenic polar exploring alike.

If you’re interested in making a reservation, contact us. We’ll be more than happy to introduce you to Eyos Expeditions, the central agent for this yacht, and help make your stay an exclusive experience.

#8 Seawolf

Seawolf is an amazing combination of a robust commercial vessel with facilities and a luxury interior. Her ice-classed hull reveals her original design, while deep draft offers long-range remote Pacific atolls.

To explore the depths of the ocean, this yacht expedition has recently been refitted with a full nitrox dive set up. She offers an onboard hyperbaric chamber that makes her perfect for those who are serious about diving.

If you’re interested in getting a good deal on this yacht, please let us know and we can introduce you to her central agent, iExpedition.

#9 Big Fish

The elegant and stunning Big Fish is the perfect yacht for any luxury expedition. Her meticulous design makes her a joy to explore while also taking on more adventurous trips when needed. A three-story atrium with an open skylight tops off this beautiful resort of comfort and style that has floor-to-ceiling windows everywhere you look! The Owner’s Suite features gorgeous bedroom views and private sundecks where one can relax in peace or enjoy breathtaking sights from remote places around the world.

The outside is always only steps away from this yacht. Enjoy the world’s most awe-inspiring scenery from a secluded nook perched 50 feet above the sea and so much more!

Big Fish is a luxurious yacht expedition that can take you on the most wondrous adventures. Her interior has an elegant and comfortable feel with beautiful furnishings, including leather couches, pool tables, bar stools made of mahogany wood for all your party needs.

She’s always clean, thanks to her 3/4 inch curved tempered glass windows, which provide maximum visibility in any weather conditions. If adventure is what you seek, then this yacht won’t disappoint; she has space for up to 10 guests who are looking to explore new horizons as well as plenty of cargo storage, so there will be no need for packing light when onboard.

If you have any questions about this yacht expedition for charter or if you would like to speak with Eyos Expeditions, the central agent, please do not hesitate in contacting us. We can introduce you and even give you a discount.

#10 Pioneer

The Pioneer is proof that the expedition yacht market has been redefined. This 46-meter long vessel with 3,000 square feet of exterior deck space offers an unmatched level of luxury and versatility for your next voyage to some remote corner on Earth (from the Northwest Passage to Antarctica). With a wide selection of toys available (diving equipment, sailing gear), you’re sure to find something new no matter where in the world you go.

Pioneer is a rare combination of an elegant and comfortable yacht expedition with an adventurous spirit. The 10 guests permitted onboard can enjoy beautiful lounges after long days exploring ashore. At the same time, these relaxing spaces encourage socializing to open up about their adventures in-between time spent aboard this splendid vessel.

Inside Pioneer, there are exercise spaces, and 5 staterooms available for use when accommodating 10 guests at maximum capacity following the recent extensive renovation process, including new furniture such as couches, tables, and kitchens.

If you’re interested in making a reservation, contact us. We’ll be more than happy to introduce you to Eyos Expeditions, the central agent for this yacht, and help make your stay an exclusive experience.

#11 Asteria Yacht Expedition

Asteria is a salvage tug turned expedition yacht. Her strong hull and excellent seakeeping make her an ideal vessel for deep-sea exploration, while the helideck on board makes it possible to reach inaccessible destinations by air. She also can handle up to a Bell 407 helicopter with ease, which means she’s able to see glaciers from above or explore remote landmarks that would otherwise be out of flight range.

A 12-person maximum capacity is available for Asteria’s guests. The Asteria luxury yacht features a master suite with a bathtub and shower, an elegant dining room area that opens to the deck for outdoor dining in inclement weather. Above the bridge is a sun deck with Jacuzzi, offering 360-degree views of passing icebergs or whales.

Zero speed stabilizers can reduce a yacht’s motion. This helps to make for smoother sailing and makes it easier for passengers. The three tenders also have many uses, including scuba diving, fishing, waterskiing, and wakeboarding.

If you have any questions about this yacht expedition for charter or if you would like to speak with Mark Robinson, Founder and Managing Director of Yacht Carbon Offset, the central agent, please do not hesitate in contacting us. We can introduce you and even give you a discount.

#12 Ragnar

In 2012, a Dutch shipbuilder constructed an icebreaker vessel and called it Sanaborg. This boat was later renamed Ragnar in honor of the Norse god Odin’s son, who sacrificed his life for human beings. The exterior design is reminiscent of medieval war craftsmanship, while contemporary design principles have inspired the interior with British heritage at its core.

Ragnar is a luxury explorer with an ice-friendly super hull that allows guests to explore the frozen north. Not only does Ragnar come equipped with luxurious accommodation areas, but she and his crew also provide exclusive entertainment for you.

This yacht expedition is certified Arctic Explorer-rated, with a state-of-the-art hull and two fully LY3 compliant cabins. This includes 16 passenger accommodations for 8 luxurious staterooms in total, including 2 owner suites – 1 foremast cabin on the main deck equipped with an office area as well as a VIP lower deck suite all fitted out to perfection with designer furniture from around the globe that will be sure not disappoint any discerning travelers taste buds.

If you’re interested in getting a good deal on this yacht, please let us know and we can introduce you to her central agent, Burgess.

#13 Yersin

The 76.6-meter long superyacht named after famed scientist and adventurer Alexandre Yersin will be ready at your service for just €600k/week thanks to Monaco-based firm ‘SuperYachtsMonaco’.

Boasting a full-displacement steel hull and aluminum superstructure, Yersin is one of the only Ice Class yacht expeditions in her class to be entirely made from iron ore. With an exterior profile designed by Pierre Jacques Kubis himself, this vessel’s low impact on the environment has earned it a Clean classification for all-weather sailing.

The vessel can be configured for large groups and includes private dining options to cater to any need. She has a media center, library, spa with an observatory deck on the top level that’s perfect for taking in stunning views of your surroundings. With two formal dining rooms accommodating up to 12 people plus bars onboard, you’ll never go hungry or thirsty!

If you’re interested in making a reservation, contact us. We’ll be more than happy to introduce you to SuperyachtsMonaco, the central agent for this yacht, and help make your stay an exclusive experience.

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