a journey to the end of the earth
This month I’ll take you to one of the most mystical and untouched regions in the world, Antarctica. Yachting in Antarctica is known for its captivating landscapes, challenging cruising grounds, and pure wildlife interactions this destination offers an extraordinary experience. Discover a new sense of solitude as you travel through this remote sanctuary onboard your ice-strengthened yacht. Spend your days ashore exploring the southern-most continent before returning to a piping hot beverage prepared by your crew as you check off this humbling bucket list item few travelers have had the privilege of experiencing.
Begin your journey by flying into the capital city of Chile, Punta Arenas. From there you can fly directly to King George Island on the most exclusive transcontinental flight. You’ll avoid crossing the Drake Passage, an infamously tumultuous voyage. Before heading to the waterfront take time to visit Russia’s Bellingshausen Station, where you can visit the first Orthodox church in Antarctica. Embark on your journey where you will travel through the Antarctic Sound dubbed “Iceberg Alley.” Here you will find yourself surrounded by cathedral-like icebergs as tall as buildings drifting through the ocean from the Weddell Sea. If you choose to cruise the eastern side of the Antarctic Peninsula, devote your time to searching for the elusive Emperor Penguins. During the winter months, the Emperor Penguins breed on Snow Hill Island. Consider yourself lucky if you are able to catch a glimpse of these playful animals during the summer months.