If the adventurer in you is stirred by mention of Cape Horn, the Beagle Channel, the Drake Passage, Deception Island, Pendulum Cove and Whalers Bay, and if your senses are moved when all around are glaciers, icebergs, fjords and waterfalls, and if the naturalist in you feels a tingle down the spine at the sight of whales, penguins, seals, albatross, petrels and gulls, then the Antarctic is your environment and you simply must find a way of getting there.
For those with a desire to quite literally travel to the ends of the earth, there remain two destinations that simply have to be explored. The Arctic in the North and its southern hemisphere counterpart – the Antarctic. Every year a small number of yachts head south to the bottom of the world and some will be available for charter. And of those, Indigo Bay has carefully chosen a select few whom we trust in this frozen wilderness and with whom we are proud to work. These range from luxury super-yachts to purpose built explorer boats and smaller sailing yachts. But all have one thing in common – the experience and exemplary safety record to ensure that no unnecessary risks are taken when cruising in this extra-ordinary and unforgiving environment. It’s not for everyone but if it’s for you, you will know.
We are currently updating details of those yachts making the trip to Antarctica in winter 2023/24 but for any immediate enquiries, please call the office on + 44 (0) 23 8081 3909 or get in touch using the form below and we can send details of specific yachts together with possible itineraries.
Sailing through Patagonia and the Antarctic is a once-in-a-lifetime adventure, offering breathtaking landscapes, diverse wildlife, and unique experiences. Keep in mind that sailing in these regions requires careful planning and consideration of weather conditions.
An itinerary might look like this
Day 1: Arrival in Ushuaia, Argentina
Day 2: Ushuaia to Beagle Channel
Day 3: Beagle Channel to Cape Horn
Day 4-6: Drake Passage
Day 7-11: Antarctic Peninsula
Day 12-15: South Shetland Islands and Return
Day 16: Return to Ushuaia
Please note that this itinerary is subject to change based on weather conditions and wildlife sightings. Sailing in these remote regions requires experienced crew and vessels that adhere to strict environmental regulations. Indigo Bay Yacht Charters will only recommend suitable yachts with experience in polar expeditions.
Whilst there are some ‘must see’ places and ‘must do’ experiences, everyone will have their own idea of the ideal itinerary. Let us know what type of activities you enjoy, the food you like to eat, and the types of places you like to visit, and we can work together to come up with YOUR perfect and personalised itinerary.
Call us now on + 44 (0) 23 8081 3909 or email [email protected]