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Private Expedition Yacht Charters

Chartering an expedition yacht to the Polar regions is one of the world's ultimate luxury experiences. Choose from a wide variety of private expedition yachts and explore the Polar regions with just you and your chosen guests. With every charter to the Polar regions, you can enjoy the peace of mind that everything will be taken care of from the onboard service, to exploring the ice with an experienced guide. Whether it is a special occasion, family gathering, corporate event or you just want the reassurance of your very own bubble, chartering an expedition yacht is all about getting everything, just the way you want it!

Polar Routes works in partnership with one of the worlds leading expedition charter companies. This means we can offer a wide variety of private charter vessels from the small and exclusive, to the large and palatial. All ships in the programme are ice-strengthened and come with a first-class expedition guide to organise all of your explorations on the ice. Naturally all ships are equipped with everything you'll need like Zodiac and tender boats, but some will offer even more including helicopters and even submarines to explore whats below the surface - the options are almost endless! 

Our experienced Travel Specialists are ready to help you with all the knowledge and expertise you'll need to find the right private expedition yacht and create your perfect cruise to the Polar regions. 

Benefits of Chartering A Private Expedition Yacht

  ✔  A beautiful expedition yacht all to yourself
  ✔  No compromise on your exploration of the Polar regions
  ✔  Everything tailored to you, from the service and food to the expedition itself
  ✔  Enjoy a special occasion, family gathering, corporate event or just the reassurance of your own bubble
  ✔  Great choice of expedition yachts available
  ✔  First class operations from one of the world's most experienced expedition charter companies
  ✔  800+ Antarctic Voyages operated and counting
  ✔  We'll look after everthing including the cruise, flights and any arrangements either side of your cruise
  ✔  100% financial protection through the MYBA Charter contract

If you are looking for regular expedition cruise departures, with prices from £1,899pp, please click here

Guide Prices

When you enquire, we will take down all your requirements and then begin to make enquiries about the availability of vessels that will match with what you are looking for. The price of your charter will depend on a number of factors, but the main variables are the size of ship, luxury level and the crew and equipment required to fulfil your needs. The price is normally made up of the following elements;

Charter Fee

This is the cost of chartering the vessel and normally includes full access to the ship's facilities along with the captain, crew and typically 1 first-class expedition guide to run that side of your cruise. The charter fee normally includes up to 2 outings / landings per day, but this can be tailored depending on your requirements. Prices range from £160,000 - £800,000 per week and vessels generally carry 12 guests, though some can accommodate up to 22 guests. 

If you are looking for regular expedition cruise departures, with prices from £1,899pp, please click here

Provisioning Fee

In addition to the charter fee, you will pay a provisioning fee. This is the cost of provisioning your charter and includes the fuel, food, drinks and port fees. Typically the fee will be around 30% - 40% of the charter fee payable in advance, and the Captain will then keeps tabs on this throughout your cruise with the final tally presented at the end of your charter. Any balance is then refunded back to you.

Relocation Fee

If the ship you require has to be relocated from another area of the world , then a relocation fee may be payable. This is not always required as a number of vessels base themselves in the Polar regions each season. 

Gratuity

It is customary when chartering yachts to provide the crew with a gratuity at the end of your charter, typically around 10% of the charter fee. This can be taken out of your provisioning fee if there is any balance left over and of course the exact level is at your discretion.

Flights for Antarctica

If you would like to skip the Drake Passage and join your charter ship in Antarctica then this can be easily arranged. Flights from Punta Arenas in Chile, to King George Island in Antarctica cost US$125,000 each way for the aircraft. The cost could be halved dependent on the aircraft being able to be utilised in both directions by other charters and we'll advise on this when you make your enquiry. 


Ready to enquire about chartering a private expedition yacht to the Polar regions?

Simply complete our enquiry form to get in touch, or call our Polar Specialists directly on 0203 196 1000.


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About Us
  • We'll compare a huge selection of expedition ships, cruises and operators to find your perfect cruise.

  • Our prices are amongst the best you'll find, plus look out for Polar Routes exclusive offers!

  • As supporters of the Marine Conservation Society, booking with us helps support the protection of our oceans.

  • All our holidays are ATOL protected (11104), for your complete peace of mind.

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Why book with Polar Routes?

CHOICE
  • We can compare a huge selection of expedition ships, cruises and operators.
  • From former Russian research vessels to larger and luxurious ships - there is an expedition cruise to suit you. 
  • Our Polar Specialists will help you choose the perfect expedition cruise for your requirements.
SPECIALISTS
  • We are the expedition cruise specialists and know all the polar destinations inside out.
  • Our expert team of Polar Specialists have extensive knowledge of all the expedition ships & operators.
  • All of our Polar Specialists have first-hand experience of expedition cruising to the polar regions.
VALUE
  • Our prices are amongst the best you'll find, plus look out for Polar Routes exclusive offers!
  • All our holidays are ATOL protected (11104), for your complete peace of mind.
  • As supporters of the Marine Conservation Society, booking with us helps support the protection of our oceans.