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Magellan Explorer


The Magellan Explorer, is a modern and elegant base from which to explore the polar regions, combining boutique hospitality with top class expedition facilities. It is the ideal platform for air-cruise operations and several international polar expedition experts were involved in the design process. Working with engineers, naval architects and designers, the expedition experience of guests was always kept in mind. Built in Chile, the Magellan Explorer has a capacity of 73 passengers providing an intimate small ship cruising experience. All cabins include feature private batrooms and heaeted floors and all cabins except Porthole cabins feature private balconies.

The ship has a fleet of 10 zodiacs to ensure all guests can disembark the ship and enjoy time on the icy landscapes or drift through glacial waters in search of unique wildlife. The ship contains a glass observation lounge and presentation room that boasts state-of-the-art visual and audio equipment for presentations conduct by the expert expedition crew. Onboard you will enjoy fitness facilities including a gym, sauna and well stocked bar. 



Length: 90.7 m (298 ft.)

Breadth: 16.2 m (53 ft.)

Draught: 4.3 m (14 ft.)

Gross Tonnage: 4,900

Speed: 14 knots

Passengers: 100

Classification: Passenger Ship

Ice Class: LR PC6

Ship Region:Polar

Our ships comply with all safety regulations and are suitable for sailing in polar environments. For safety in navigation, there is an ice-detecting radar.




During any voyage on board the Magellan Explorer there is always a medical doctor on board. In addition, extra crew members with nursing training may be on board to assist in various health and safety functions. On-call service from our medical contractor’s shore-based team is accessible 24/7 to support the ship’s doctor. 

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