Antarctica by sailboat – exploration trip

Sail with a sailboat to the most remote place on earth.

Get on board the most adventurous sailing trip and discover the White Continent. It crosses Cape Horn and the Drake Passage. Navigate through one of the most emblematic places on earth with expert navigators with all the comforts.

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SUMMARY

  • 18 days
  • From: 11.300 €/person
  • Fitness: Accessible to all
  • Experience level: Beginner/Advanced
  • Activity: Sailing, Comfort, Water
  • Antarctica
  • Minimum 1, max. 12
  • Cancellation policy: Pol. Cancellation 4
  • Minimum age:
  • Languages: Spanish, English

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Antarctica, polar navigation workshop

01/12/2024 – 20 days
11.300€/person

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TRIP DESCRIPTION

CROSS CAPE HORN AND DISCOVER THE WHITE CONTINENT. DISCOVER THE CONTINENT: ICEBERGS, WILDLIFE AND A LOT OF HISTORY IN AN UNFORGETTABLE ADVENTURE TRIP.

Welcome aboard our most adventurous sailing trip, for those who dream of following in the footsteps of the great conquerors, crossing the Drake Passage and touring the Antarctic Peninsula.

You will enjoy sailing in one of the most emblematic places for any sailor. The Drake crossing is usually 4-5 days and then we will have 7-10 days to navigate between icebergs before facing the return.

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Expert navigators with various crossings and expeditions to Antarctica together with the leader of the Expedition and a Biologist and Doctor of Natural Sciences with extensive experience on the White Continent will share all their knowledge with us.

We will use a 21 meter long expedition sailboat. It is a very stable and comfortable boat built in steel, made to navigate in arctic waters. The ship has many amenities and all the essential safety elements to navigate through ice. It has capacity for 12 passengers and 4 crew members in 9 cabins with a very wide deck.

“SAILING WITH A SAILBOAT TO THE MOST REMOTE PLACE ON EARTH, ANTARCTICA”

ITINERARY

Day 1

DEPARTURE FROM PORT WILLIAMS

Day 2-4

DRAKE PASS CROSSING

Day 5-14

ANTARCTIC NAVIGATION OF EXPLORATION

Day 15-17

DRAKE PASS CROSSING

Day 18

ARRIVAL IN PORT WILLIAMS

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WHAT INCLUDES

INCLUDED IN THE PRICE

  • An unforgettable sailing adventure – Experienced and family friendly skipper/instructor on board.
  • Co-skipper and Polar Guide.
  • All the food we eat on board during the trip.
  • Our Comfort package, which consists of accommodation in a shared double cabin (bunk bed or double bed) with a prepared bed (duvets and pillows).
  • Use of our shared ride equipment: boat, kayaks, fishing gear, etc.
  • All expenses related to the boat, such as diesel, gasoline, port fees, etc.
  • Personal safety equipment, inflatable life jacket and survival suit.
  • A shared experience and friendship with like-minded adventurers from all over the world
  • Advice, orientation and practical training on sailing and nautical in general.
  • As an active member of the crew, you will participate and learn about the operation of a ship.
  • Technical and material advice.
  • access to ourtraining platform and OUTDOOR films for 75 days.

THE SERVICE EXCLUDES

  • Trips to / from Puerto Williams.
  • Optional meals in cafes / restaurants (before or after the trip).
  • Drinks like wine, beer or signature apple juice and other luxuries (yes, we drink beer and wine on board, bring your own).
  • Travel/cancellation insurance: recommended, but it’s up to you.
  • Everything not described in the “included” section

ADDITIONAL FEATURES

  • Nautical training prior to the trip (polar navigation, astronomy, meteorology…)
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Practical information:

Physical and technical level:

The Drake Passage is considered by all sailing sailors as a point to have great respect. It is a compromise navigation where there are high possibilities of hard time. The trip is made with a sailboat and crew completely appropriate to the navigation plan. We will carry out part of our sailing and all members of the group will be able to learn all the techniques and maneuvers on board.

The descents to land will be coordinated by our polar guide in the places of greatest interest and where moderate level walking excursions will be made.

Security:

Antarctica is a place subject to different international standards to leave the minimum impact on its ecosystem. On land, all instructions from the expedition leader must be followed.

On the boat, all management falls to the Skipper of the boat who will take all measures for safe navigation. The safety material for sailing will be delivered upon arrival and in the same way a briefing will be carried out to guarantee maximum safety throughout the trip.

Material:

A list of materials will be provided to participants.

Accommodation and Food:

The sailboat is fully equipped with heating to be comfortable inside both when eating and sleeping. The sailboat has capacity for 12 passengers and 4 crew members, has 9 cabins and a very large deck. Meals will be eaten on board by all members of the group.

Environment and sustainability

Sailing is an environmentally friendly activity. We try to navigate as much as we can and use the engine as little as possible.

Recommended courses

Take advantage of receiving free access to our entire platform for a year when you book this trip. We advise you to take the following courses before your trip to enjoy the experience to the fullest:

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