Visit The Antarctic Peninsula on this stunning tall ship voyage setting sail from Chile
Explore one of the world’s last wildernesses this Antarctica sailing expedition to this rarely visited part of the planet on board a family run classic sailing boat where you are the crew.
Antarctica – perhaps the ultimate destination for the most curious traveller. Perhaps you’ve read of the voyages of Willem Barentz and Shackleton, or perhaps you’re a wildlife lover, or maybe just a pure adventurist. Whatever draws you to the White Continent, this 20-day journey on board an old herring drifter will ensure you get to incredible places and sights of this wonderful wilderness.
With a small crew of just 12 fellow guests on board, you’ll begin in Puerto Williams, Chile before setting sail across the infamous Drake passage, where Elephant Island will be your first land fall. Following this chain of Islands you’ll come to the South Shetland Islands. Its highlights the imploded Deception Island. From there the journey continues to take in the sights of the great white continent. Possible places to visit are Half-moon bay, Paradise harbour, Port Lockroy, al depending on the weather conditions of course. During our stay on the peninsula it would be very possible to be in company of Humpback whales and Fin Whales.
The most Southern continent also has its own kind of fauna like the many penguins, but also a great variety of seals among whom we can hopefully find the fearsome looking Leopard Seal. If the ice allows us we will try to transit the Le Maire channel with it awesome views!
Each night, your ship will anchor in sheltered bays. During the day, your experienced crew will take small groups ashore in dinghies for close up views of penguin rookeries, glaciers, seals, birds, and various flora. The further south you voyage, the more Minke, Orca, Humpback, and Killer Whales will travel with you.
No sailing experience is necessary and the professional crew will teach you as much as you’d like to know about navigation, manoeuvres, weather observations, furling the sails, and more.
Why you'll love this adventure
- Cross the infamous Drake Passage
- Tierra del Fuego, Elephant Island, Leopard Seals, Half moon bay, Deception Island
- Sail a beautiful traditional tall ship where you are the crew
Your journey to Antarctica starts in the Puerto Williams, Chile where you'll cross the infamous Drake Passage, before reaching the Antarctic Peninsula. For more details please submit an enquiry.
- Full pension
- One bunk per booking in a two person room
- Coffee and tea
- Blanket, sheets, pillow and covers
- 3-4 crew members guiding the group
- Soda and alcoholic drinks (during sailing no alcohol will be served)
- Paid excursions ashore
- Transfer to and from the vessel
There are 6 cabins, each for 2 persons. The cabins are situated in the middle of the ship, which makes them as stable as possible.
Your bunk is inside one of the two person cabins. Your bed will be either the high or the lower bed of a bedbunk. All beds are over 80cm wide and 2 meters long. Each bed has a reading light for the evening hours. The cabins are ensuite. In a wet cell you will find a shower, of course with hot and cold water, and a toilet, that when possible flushes with outside water. In the cabin itself you will find a fountain and mirror. Your clothing can be stored in closet and your bag or suitcase can be stored under the bed.
An old Herring drifter (Logger) built in 1915, the ship is 28 meters long over deck (38 meters overall) and takes 16 trainees on her voyages. No previous sailing experience is needed and experienced and new sailors love her equally.
A family of four professional sailors have owned and run this vessel since 2006 and sail her with true passion. Built for the North Sea she’s a fast sailor and her rigging is as traditional as it gets.
We love that the boat’s appearance is kept as traditional as possible yet combined with modern techniques and equipment. Everyone on board is part of the informal sail training program that is designed to get the best out of everyone whether you join for 2 days or a longer ocean crossing.
On September 13th she and her crew were the first traditional sailing ship to complete the North West Passage after Roald Admundsen with his ship Goya in 2013.
Sail Antarctica Expedition 2023
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