legend private charter vessel antarctica cruises

Exclusive Antarctica - Private Charter

  • Overview

    Defining bespoke luxury in Antarctica.


    Available only in January 2019 the Legend will open its cabins to the very first private superyacht experience available to the public. This 8 Day expedition voyage to the Antarctic Peninsula provides the highest level of customisation, flexibility and luxury. Never before have couples been able to cruise Antarctica at a level of luxury like this, without chartering the entire vessel. The privilege to explore Antarctica is open to just 26 guests, who will enjoy one of the most intimate Antarctic experiences available. Flying into King George Island from Punta Arenas, Chile we'll enjoy 7 nights and 8 Days onboard the Legend. Expertly operated by the leaders in private superyacht polar expeditions, we'll go in search of Antarctica's treasures and share them with a select few. Our flexible itinerary, private yacht and just a handful of guests mean that our itinerary is as flexible as we need it to be. Join us today on this incredible adventure and experience Antarctica like never before on this exclusive voyage.

    Duration: 10 days
    Passengers: 26 passengers
    Embarkation Point: Punta Arenas, Chile
    Disembarkation Point: Punta Arenas, Chile
    Physical rating: Soft Adventure
    Fly/Cruise: Mandatory extra flight
    Single Supplement: 2.0x twin rate or share options
  • Itinerary
    • Day 1 - Puerto Williams; Arrival Day

      We arrive in Puerto Williams, Chile today and check into our pre-cruise lodge - Lukataia.

      Tonight we'll enjoy our first dinner together as a group and will have our briefing on the voyage that lies ahead of us.

    • Day 2/9 - Exclusive Antarctica on Legend

      By flying from Punta Arenas to the wildlife-rich South Shetland Islands, we save days of open ocean sailing and avoid entirely the notoriously rough Drake Passage. Upon landing on King George Island, we may choose to cruise to Antarctic Sound where tabular icebergs stretch for miles or into the volcanic caldera of Deception Island. As we push south through the fjords, islands and channels of the Danco Coast, we will take several days to explore its wildlife, frozen landscapes and towering peaks. We may visit legendary sites like Paradise Bay and the Lemaire Channel, and stop at research stations to learn from the scientists who work on the continent. On our final day, we return to King George Island to embark on the flight back to Chile.

      EYOS’ expedition guides underpin our commitment to excellence. Handpicked by our company founders, they are experts in their field with decades of experience. Our clients expect the best; we, in turn, demand the highest standards from our team. Friendly, knowledgeable, enthusiastic and skilled, our expedition guides are equally at home as your dinner guest as they are keeping you safe on the ice. They understand the unique environment of a private yacht and integrate seamlessly onboard. Their insights and stories bring Antarctica to life.

      Chat on the Bridge with your EYOS Ice Pilot as he shares his years of sailing Antarctica’s wild waters. Our Ice Pilots are unlimited tonnage Master Mariners, qualified to captain any sized ship anywhere.

      Switchbacks lead to the ridge at Orne Harbor. The fjord-like Errera channel is visible on one side as a glacier tumbles into the small bay on the other. A brief snowball fight erupts before you slide down the hill with childlike glee.

      Watch Gentoo penguins tend their nests and call raucously to the sky after their comical commute from the sea. As you sit contemplating the scene, a curious penguin gathers its nerves to peck around your feet. Time spent with penguins leaves you elated, energized, and laughing.

      As you cruise through the Gerlache Strait, the early morning light is punctuated with countless blows that catch the sun. A quick word from your Expedition Guide and moments later you are in a tender as a pod of Humpback whales lunge feed nearby.

      Infinite in combinations of color, size, shape and texture, Antarctic ice is captivating and mysterious. Sculpted blue icebergs glide past, the bow nudges gently through pack ice floes, and tabular icebergs—some miles long—tower above as you gaze in awe at these cliffs of ice.

      Zodiac tenders allow you to explore along rocky coasts or deep into ice-strewn waters. Passing below a wave-sculpted arch, your guide shares his favorite hidden cove. Tenders are the perfect platform to view penguins along the shore.

      Dipping your paddles into the clear, crisp water, you feel a profound appreciation for the scale and stillness of the Antarctic wilderness. Penguins surround your kayak as you pause to watch a seal sleeping on the ice.

      We pick a sunny day and stand by with a stiff, warming drink. Gather your nerves and jump! The sauna is only steps away once you’re back onboard.

      Antarctica is an escape from the stress of the office and the constant buzz of a cellphone. For morning yoga, breathe in crisp, fresh air surrounded by silence, or enjoy a massage in the spa.

      Learning about the heroic age of exploration and science that continues to this day is an integral part of an Antarctic expedition. Schedule permitting, we’ll visit a station and even get a chance to mail postcards!

    • Day 10 - Puerto Williams; Departure Day

      You are free to depart Puerto Williams, Chile from this afternoon. It would be our recommendation to stay an additional night in either Puerto Williams or Punta Arenas and organise flights out for the following day.

      Just in case we are delayed flying back in our return to South America from Antarctica.

    Please consider that our voyages are expeditionary in nature. This means, that there are no concrete itineraries, your Captain and Expedition Leader will utilise their vast experience to chart the best course for your expedition depending on the climatic and environmental conditions. Mentioned highlights and wildlife cannot be guaranteed.

  • Adventure Activities

    Explore Antarctica

    We will make use of the onboard Zodiac's and tenders to explore Antarctica every day as much as possible.


    Adventure Activities

    We'll use the onboard kayaks to explore the polar waters for more intimate experience with wildlife and ice.


    Exclusive Antarctica

    Never before has there been an opportunity for the public to book a cabin on a private superyacht in Antarctica. Join this exclusive voyage today, for one of the world's most customised, flexible and luxurious expeditions to Antarctica that has ever been available.

    With just 26 privileged guests onboard we'll form close friendships and explore this wondrous landscape together as one of the most intimate groups in Antarctica.

    Antarctica's Babies

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    An iceberg in your Whiskey

    Don’t miss your chance for a whiskey or water refreshed by millenary Antarctic ice. While luxury bars in the world’s top cities can double the menu price for adding glacier ice on your whiskey, here it’s quite at hand.

  • Inclusions

    Antarctica Charter Flights (Return)

    We'll board our charter flight in Punta Arenas for our flight into King George Island on the South Shetland Islands where we board the Legend and begin our Antarctic expedition.

    Return flight to Punta Arenas from King George Islands is also included.

    Open Bar

    You'll enjoy an open bar onboard the Legend.

    *Top shelf wines and spirits are at additional cost.

    Puerto Williams Accommodation

    Enjoy 1-night pre-cruise and 1-night post-cruise night accommodation at the Lukataia Lodge in Puerto Williams.

    Inclusions / Exclusions

    Included in your Expedition

    - All shore excursions and lectures in the itinerary
    - All meals and accommodation during the voyage

    Not included in your Expedition

    - Expedition gear is not provided.
    - Items of a personal nature such as; Beverages / Laundry / Medical expenses / Gratuities / Internet & Wifi
    - Travel insurance (mandatory)
    - International and internal flights that are not specified
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  • Vessel

    One of a kind is a term often used when talking about superyachts but this one is different. Legend cruises a new course in yacht charter offering pure unadulterated adventure, thrills and fun with all the luxuries you would come to expect of a superyacht from world-class cuisine to a dedicated spa center.

    There are luxury yachts out there, and there are luxury yachts that sleep more than 12 guests. There are yachts that have commercial helipads and there are yachts that have submarines. There are yachts that go to the Arctic, there are yachts that go to Antarctica, but all of the above? There is not one other luxury ice-breaking yacht with all these capabilities and then some.

    Built as a fully classified Class 1 ice-breaking ship, Legend has been converted at the Icon Yachts shipyard into a superb charter yacht with the project management of Verkerk Yachting Projects. Legend is capable of carrying 26 guests in total luxury, without losing her safety and strength as an icebreaker.

    Alongside the completion of the technical and system upgrades of this magnificent yacht, extensive modifications to her exterior were made. The stern has been extended by 3.6 meters and is equipped with a swim platform and a swimming pool.

    The helicopter landing pad is commercially certified and a submarine is stored in a garage on the forward deck. The helicopter and submarine are offered for charters at an extra cost. She also features a gym, a Balinese spa with sauna, jacuzzi and beauty salon, a movie theatre and entertainment system, medical suite, swimming pool and any toy you can imagine from paddle boards to jet-skis to snow scooters.

    Legend's interior configuration has been designed to comfortably sleep up to 26 guests in 13 cabins, including a Master suite, two VIP suites, four double staterooms and six twin staterooms (all of them convertible to double staterooms). She is also capable of carrying up to 19 crew on board, plus an extra 10 expedition crew (doctor, ice-pilot, expedition leaders, naturalists, etc), which will ensure the most relaxed luxury yacht experience combined with the thrills of an unparalleled discovery adventure.

    Legend is available for charters in the more remote areas of the world, such as South America, Antarctica, Greenland, the Norwegian Fjords and the Arctic circle.

    Features & Facilities
    Key Facts
    Luxury star rating: 5
    Guests #: 26
    Crew #: 20
    Ice Class: Class 1
    Speed: 11
    Refurbished: 2015
    Technical Specs
    Year built: 1974
    Length: 77m
    Draft: 6
    Tonnage: 2407
    Registry: Panama
    Elec Outlets: 2 Round Prongs
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Ready to book your expedition?

We understand that the trip of a lifetime takes planning, so we make the financial commitments easy to manage.

  • Confirm your booking today with just USD$ 1,000 per passenger.
  • Pay your 25% deposit 5 day later.
  • Final payment due 120 days prior to departure.
legend category 1 suites

Category 1

12 Jan 2019 - 21 Jan 2019
The Sydney, Rio Janeiro, Panama, Dubai ( twin single beds or double beds ( except Panama ) suites all feature private bathrooms with walk-in shower, Desk, Minibar and Safe. Suites are available on a twin and double basis, please confirm bedding configuration. Please consider that every suite on the Legend follows a theme, so no two are alike. The image shown is a representation of the cabin category only if you would like exact photos of the cabin you are enquiring about please ask.
USD$ 28,000pp
USD$ 28,000pp
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legend category 2 suites

Category 2

12 Jan 2019 - 21 Jan 2019
The Surabaya, Istanbul, Tokyo, Beijing, Amsterdam (Double beds) (Amsterdam suite is with Twin beds) suites feature a private bathroom with walk-in shower, Desk, Minibar and Safe. Suites are available on a twin and double basis, please confirm bedding configuration. Please consider that every suite on the Legend follows a theme, so no two are alike. The image shown is a representation of the cabin category only if you would like exact photos of the cabin you are enquiring about please ask.
USD$ 33,040pp
USD$ 33,040pp
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legend category 3 suites

Category 3

12 Jan 2019 - 21 Jan 2019
The Legend's Category 3 suites all feature a private bathroom with walk-in shower, Walk-in wardrobe, Desk, Minibar, Safe and Fireplace. Suites are available on a twin and double basis, please confirm bedding configuration. Please consider that every suite on the Legend follows a theme, so no two are alike. The image shown is a representation of the cabin category only if you would like exact photos of the cabin you are enquiring about please ask.
USD$ 34,720pp
USD$ 34,720pp
legend category 4 suites

Category 4

12 Jan 2019 - 21 Jan 2019
The Legend's Category 4 or the Moscow and New York Suites are the vessels VIP Suites. Please consider that every suite on the Legend follows a theme, so no two are alike. The image shown is a representation of the cabin category only if you would like exact photos of the cabin you are enquiring about please ask.
USD$ 39,200pp
USD$ 39,200pp
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legend category 5 suites

Category 5

12 Jan 2019 - 21 Jan 2019
The Legends Owner's Suite or the Paris Suite is one of the most opulent suites available in Antarctica. At a massive 63m2 this suite is decadent in every way.
USD$ 43,680pp
USD$ 43,680pp
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