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The ultimate yacht charter experience: Superyacht TRANQUILITY heads to Antarctica

By Steph Loseby   14 December 2022

Beginning her new venture in 2023, the impressive 91m (300ft) expedition yacht TRANQUILITY will be taking guests to some of the most remote and beautiful locations in Antarctica, the ultimate destination for intrepid travelers looking for a one-of-a-kind luxury yacht charter vacation. 

Simply like no other place in the world, the Great White Continent of Antarctica is a haven for lovers of adventure and the outdoors and with more exceptional expedition yachts emerging onto the charter market each year, Antarctica’s accessibility among the world’s most elite travelers is on the up. 

Taking luxury and comfort to the next level, Oceanco’s mighty vessel, TRANQUILITY is well equipped for the harsher conditions of the Southern Ocean and is a fantastic charter option for those looking to satisfy their need for unique escapades in one of the most remote places on the planet. 

The ultimate expedition yacht

Perfectly suited to her name, superyacht TRANQUILITY is the ultimate blend of luxury living and indulgent relaxation. Delivered by the Dutch shipyard in 2014, the yacht is made for adventure with an ice-classed hull and state-of-the-art navigational equipment with sonars for detecting various floating icebergs and uncharted rocks.

tranquility superyacht charter expedition yacht

This superyacht is made for thrilling adventure and exploration in the most remote places around the globe.

The yacht boasts an Eastern-inspired warm and welcoming interior, helmed by Winch Design. The main social hub of the yacht is the upper deck aft, where a large 20 square meter Jacuzzi pool takes center stage. Perfect for glancing at the impressive landscapes around you, the pool is flanked by a multitude of lounging options and a free-standing bar for all-day refreshments.

Guests want to explore and have these once-in-a-lifetime experiences in parts of the world that only a superyacht can take you

Nicole Terry, Tranquility’s charter manager

For adventure further afield, a helipad located on the bow allows charter guests to explore the mountains in greater depth, taking them on heli-skiing adventures and catching a glimpse of some more unique wildlife along the way. Two tenders are also available to transport guests onshore for onshore excursions such as hikes and penguin spotting.

After a day of exploring this majestic wonderland, you’ll be pleased to know that the superyacht is home to an expansive spa and wellness zone where you can enjoy a steam room, Turkish bath and a luxurious beauty room where you can indulge in the latest beauty and hair treatments.

This charter vessel is one of a select few yachts of this size and caliber to sleep more than 12 guests. She has 11 elegantly appointed staterooms for up to 18 guests in total. This comprises 1 master, 3 VIP, 4 double, 2 twins, 1 convertible and 2 Pullman berths.

An unforgettable experience

With an abundance of untouched landscapes extending as far as the eye can see, Antarctica is the stuff of dreams for outdoor enthusiasts and those traveling by expedition yacht will have all the equipment needed to undertake a variety of adventurous activities, with an expert crew on hand too.

On land, beginners can learn how to snowshoe, while experienced hikers can put on their crampons for exhilarating ice treks over snow-covered slopes and across the vast glaciers that are scattered across this region. In particular, the Lemaire Channel is a haven for rock climbers, and there are also options for ice climbing and abseiling there too.

man photographing the snowy peaks in Antarctica
couple of people on a boat looking at the icy landscapes in Antarcticacouple whale watching in Antarctica on a kanoe

Yacht charter guests can also enjoy relaxed kayaking tours and thrilling Zodiac expeditions which will take them even closer to picturesque glaciers, wildlife and icy coves. Thrill seekers will enjoy scuba diving here as they discover the unique marine life and topography that is hidden beneath the water’s glassy surface. 

Unique cruising itineraries

A cruising itinerary in the Great White Continent allows you to disconnect from the stresses of everyday life and follow in the footsteps of great explorers.

Your yachting adventure is likely to begin in King George Island and encompass the likes of Deception Island, one of the only places in the world where yachts can cruise into the crater of a live volcano as well as the gorge-like Lemaire Channel, a place so photogenic it’s earned the nickname ‘Kodak Gap’. 

Never is the phrase ‘off the beaten track’ more fitting than when it’s used to describe Antarctica

Other interesting stop-offs include Paulet Island, unmissable due to its impressive 353-meter-high volcanic cone and Paradise Harbour, so-called because of the beautiful glaciated mountains and ice cliffs that surround it.

To get more of a feel for the area and gather more ideas of some of the most thrilling things to do whilst cruising here, read our sample itinerary: 8 unforgettable days exploring the fascinating world of Antarctica. 

The best time to go on an Antarctica yacht charter

Antarctica yacht charter guests who want to cruise this far south can only do so in the austral summer, between November and March. At the start of the season, the ice begins to break, allowing a clearer passage for super yachts. This time of year is also when temperatures start to climb, although they are not likely to exceed 0°C.

During these months, snow-covered stretches and distinctive peaks interspersed with rocky terrain and flourishes of wildflowers can be expected and, in December, 24-hour sunlight is guaranteed. This natural phenomenon is perfect for wildlife viewing, which can vary as the season continues.     

Need more information?

two penguins looking at each other in Antarctica with snowy topped mountains in the background

To find out more about chartering in this majestic location, please see our Antarctica yacht charter guide

You can also read more about this region in our in-depth article: Antarctica: A superyacht vacation of a lifetime.

If you are interested in chartering luxury yacht VICTORIOUS, please contact a recommended yacht charter broker who will be able to assist you with vacation plans, yacht bookings and put together your dream itinerary.

Tranquility 92m Oceanco 2014 from $1,100,000 per week + expenses

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