Antarctica Private Yacht Charters

Hanse Explorer

First-class expedition yacht

Cruise remote, untouched icey wildernesses

Tough yet filled with comforts, this expedition yacht offers an epic journey with experiences of a lifetime tailored entirely to you.

Managed by an expert private expedition crew, the Hanse Explorer has been created with serious adventures in mind. Its six staterooms are dressed in comfort, promising complete relaxation between your glacial encounters.

Watch humpback whales from the bar and lounge, photograph glass-like icebergs as they float by, before heading out on close-up zodiac experiences. The knowledgable and experienced crew will take you on exhilarating excursions to walk on glaciers, camp on ice and spot seals and penguins – all customised to your desired pace.

Back on board, sink into comfort at the luxurious Finnish sauna, watch movies on the flat-screen TV and share stories over gourmet meals. With an Open Ship Philosophy, you are encouraged to wander wherever you wish, while the warm and friendly staff ensure a safe, private and unforgettable stay.

Highlights

Private yacht charter

Six staterooms

Lounge & Bar

Finnish sauna

Zodiac trips and glacier exploring

Ice camping

Kayaking

Diving and snorkelling

Wildlife watching

Plan your trip to Antarctica

Whatever you want from your adventure in Antarctica, our team of expert travel designers are ready to help.

Places to combine Hanse Explorer with

Torres del Paine

Awasi Patagonia
You wouldn’t think that the spectacular Patagonian region of Torres del Paine could get any better regarding luxurious design-led hotels, but it has, courtesy of the exclusive sibling hotel to Awasi Atacama, and the only one in the area to do tailor-made excursions for each guest. Adding to that, a portion of the proceeds from each guest’s stay helps to support The Awasi Patagonia Conservation Project, which aims to create a natural corridor for wildlife. Awasi guides also help to monitor the puma populations and keep hunters away, increasing the positive impact the property and its guests are able to have on the region. 14 wooden-clad, shipping crate-style ‘villas’, which were inspired by the old outpost shelters, lie scattered over the wind-protected plains of its own private reserve and facing the unfolding scenes of Lake Sarmiento and the three-tower peaks. Inside these, the warming and minimal Scandinavian cabin decor nicely cushions you from the harsh scenes outside, with natural wood interiors, large inviting beds, your own living room with log fireplaces, a hot tub, and with every modern amenity to hand. The master villa, which has two bedrooms, is good for families. The dispersal of these freestanding villas befits the solitude of your surroundings, giving you a pleasing level of privacy but also a heightened experience of the landscape’s isolation. The main house, just a short walk from the villas, features a Relais & Chateaux member restaurant, terrace and living area. Awasi is renowned not only for its style, but for tailoring its tours for each individual guest and for serving delectable gourmet food. Guests can choose whatever excursions they want to do, without having to compromise for the sake of a group.

Lake District

Hotel Vira Vira
Set a beautiful area of woodland, fresh water and traditional farmland that is so characteristic of the Pucon Valley, Hotel Vira Vira provides a delightful selection of comfortable accommodation with the intimate feel of a Chilean hacienda in its own 23-acre estate. The design is both modern and at one with the wild surroundings, with large windows and a warming use of wood. Just 21 beautifully crafted rooms are spread between the guest house and the main hotel building’s junior suites, with a handful of villa suites on the banks of the Liucura river and the opulent Ruca Suite set in the middle of the forest. The latter two options offer their own living room and fireplace, with a private terrace and an outdoor tub to enjoy the clear Chilean night skies. Vira Vira’s restaurant offers food created from homegrown produce, a blend of local, ancient indigenous recipes coupled with the best and truly fresh ingredients, accompanied well paired wines. The area around Pucon and the neighbouring Villarrica volcano is famed for its range of actives, from hiking and hot springs to a plethora of adventure activities. Several beautiful wilderness areas are nearby, including Huerquehue National Park, and horseback riding, mounting biking, river rafting, fly fishing, kayaking, varied hiking tours, ascents to the active volcano and even skiing on Villarrica’s slopes can be arranged. Each day, guests meet with Vira Vira’s excursion manager to discuss and plan excursions, or one can chose to explore the area around the estate, getting a glimpse at some of the rare wildlife species that live nearby or visiting the lodge’s farm to learn the skills of artisanal cheese making.