KAYAKING IN ANTARCTICA
A desert of abundance
A land of extremes, Antarctica is the coldest and driest continent on earth yet remains one of the most enchanting
During its summer months from November to March, when the sea ice melts enough to allow access, Antarctica rewards visitors with an amazing landscape and unique wildlife. Although technically a desert, this white wilderness - scarcely touched by humans - boasts an array of breath taking activities to remember for a lifetime. And with access usually restricted to research vessels, a superyacht like Big Fish or Sherakhan makes for an exclusive platform to discover this mysterious new world.
Antarctica holds some of the most surreal sights on the planet
There are opportunities for glacial walks and mountaineering, even bathing in hot springs. View a variety of penguin species as you trek over massive ice flows. But for a truly humbling experience ask the crew to prepare a daytrip out on the sea kayaks to explore the massive glaciers up close.
TOWERING ABOVE SEA LEVEL THE GRANDEUR OF NATURE IS REVEALED AS YOU PADDLE ALONGSIDE A SHEET ICE OVER 2000 METRES AT ITS THICKEST. 70 PERCENT OF THE WORLD’S FRESH WATER IS CONTAINED WITHIN THIS BEHEMOTH
NO ANTARCTIC JOURNEY WOULD BE COMPLETE WITHOUT A STOP AT DECEPTION ISLAND
Formed by the eruption of an ancient volcano, this island is a popular nesting ground for Chinstrap penguins. In the island’s ‘Pendulum Cove’, steam rises from large, natural geothermal pools creating a prehistoric atmosphere unlike anywhere else on earth. If the weather permits you might even brave a quick dip!
FROM THE NORTH POLE TO THE SOUTH POLE
A timeless design from 1966 – fully rebuilt in 2005 – Sherakhan offers 13 bespoke cabins accommodating up to 26 guests. With a cruising range of 3,500 nautical miles, she is a go-anywhere explorer, ready to take on the world and the ideal yacht for cruising around Antarctica.