Sailing Voyages in Antarctica

Sailing in Antarctica: FAQs

  • What's the typical length of a sailing voyage to Antarctica?

    Normally a minimum of 21 days in length for Antarctica.

  • When is the best time to go?

    The short sailing window is December to March. Each month has its own particular characteristics.

  • How fit do I need to be?

    Reasonably fit and in good health. A clean bill of health from your doctor is required before being accepted on to joining a voyage.

  • How much sailing experience is required?

    A good understanding of the logistics of sailing and fair sea legs would be a distinct advantage.

  • To what extent does weather affect the itinerary?

    The weather is everything and will have a direct and ever present influence on the voyages routing and progress. The master of the vessel reserves the right to alter itineraries without notice due to weather if necessary. Booking a flexible return flight is recommended, in case of delay, if you are planning on flying directly home after the voyage.

  • Where do these voyages sail from?

    The southerly city of Punta Arenas in Chilean Patagonia.

  • What is / isn't included in the cost?

    Included: Accommodation on board in a heated cabin, food and beverages including wine and beer, all port fees and local taxes, use of life jackets (PFDs) and harness, use of Inmarsat communication equipment, as per the Communications Agreement, use of Aire Sea Tiger double kayaks

    Excluded: The cost for any guiding expertise for special activities, e.g., mountaineering, scuba diving, kayaking, airport transfers, hard liquor, communications transmission costs, other items of personal clothing includes sleeping bag and sea boots, kayaking drysuits

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