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Magellan Explorer


Brand new vessel, the Magellan Explorer, is an 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 part of the design process. Working with engineers, naval architects and designers, the expedition experience of guests was always in mind. Built in Chile, the Magellan Explorer has a capacity of 73 passengers providing an intimate small ship cruising experience. 

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. The Magellan explorer is truly one of the most modern and advanced vessels to operate in Antarctica. 



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

Bow Thrust: 2x MAN main engines, total 3,440 kW

Ship Region:Antarctica

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.