Explore the Chile's channels, fjords and the Antarctic Peninsula on this stunning 35 day tall ship voyage.
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 tall ship 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 35-day journey 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 the plan is for Elephant Island to be your first land fall. As with all sailing voyages in Antarctica there’s not a fixed itinerary but following this chain of Islands you’ll come to the South Shetland Islands and 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 your 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 you can hopefully find the fearsome looking Leopard Seal.
Each night if not under sail, 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
- Sail a beautiful traditional tall ship where you are the crew
- Cross the infamous Drake Passage
- Tierra del Fuego, Elephant Island, Leopard Seals, Half moon bay, Deception Island
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
- Visa if needed
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.
On board the crew doesn’t work with a set menu instead taking inspiration and influence from the surroundings. In the galley the cook will use as many local fresh products as possible, this means that around the Canary Islands we eat a lot of tapas, peppers, plantanas (banana’s). In Brazil we eat a lot of fresh fruit, beef and rice. And around the North Sea, when it gets colder you will find some ‘stamppot’ (Dutch mashes potatoes specialty) with smoked sausage on your plate.
During a longer stay on board you will hardly ever see the same dish come by. Most of the meals are served with a salad or fruit on the side. During longer trips we take good care of our vegetables and fruit to ensure that you will enjoy fresh food as long as possible.
If you have an allergy or cannot eat certain food, please contact us with your dietary concerns. We provide a healthy menu were you will have enough choice.
We do not provide a vegan diet and on certain voyages we do not provide a lactose intolerant or gluten free diet.
We do provide sweet, savoury, hot and sometimes somewhat fat delicious food, but there is always a healthy choice next to it.
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 & Chile’s Fjords
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