Cute penguins walking in front of Antarctic glaciers

Antarctica & South Georgia

Antarctica may be the most challenging cruising ground for any expedition yacht, but it offers the right vessel the most incredible experience. A couple of days sail or a short flight south from Cape Horn is the Antarctic Peninsula, where your vessel finds itself surrounded by snow, ice and penguins.

Surprisingly mild temperatures and the 24-hour sunlight of the Austral summer afford wildlife viewing is at its best. Cruise among unworldly icebergs with seals and whales, land at penguin colonies, visit scientific research stations and gaze in awe of the most incredible scenery on the planet.

On your way to or from Antarctica, explore some of the wild islands of the Southern Ocean such as South Georgia or the Falkland Islands. Some vessels may even be able to reach colonies of Emperor Penguins that breed on floating ice, or visit the Ross Sea and the huts built by Scott & Shackleton on their quests to reach the South Pole. If you wish to follow in their footsteps and visit the South Pole yourself, we can even arrange for an aircraft to take you there!

King Penguin (Aptenodytes patagonicus) colony in Gold Harbor, South Georgia
Land on South Georgia beaches with 200,000 King Penguins
Hiking in Antarctica
Hike in pristine, breath-taking landscapes that few ever reach
Zodiac boat in Antarctica with castle iceberg
Cruise by dazzling 'castle icebergs'
Antarctica is full of spectacular ice formations and haunting light
Experience intimate encounters with unworldly ice sculptures on Zodiacs
Hiking in Antarctica near penguin colony with Hanse Explorer Expedition Yacht in background
Experience awe & grandeur unique in the world. No other destination leaves our guests so inspired.