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Expedition and Explorer Yacht Charters

On an explorer yacht charter, the entire world is yours to discover. The world’s most intrepid travellers can reach remote, off-the-beaten track yacht charter destinations and untouched landscapes for a unique charter experience. Cruise the ice-filled waters of Antarctica, ski untapped terrain on a heli-skiing adventure, or discover under-the-radar remote islands accessible only by yacht.

Also known as long-range expedition yachts or adventure yachts, explorer yachts were once reserved for researchers; however, as more people seek to visit remote destinations, these vessels are being embraced by owners seeking to get off the beaten track.

Expedition and Explorer Yachts for Charter with YACHTZOO



  • Motor yacht
  • 63.40 m / 208 ft
  • HALTER - 1978
  • 12 guests in 7 staterooms
S/Y DRUMBEAT yacht for charter


  • Sailing yacht
  • 53.00 m / 174 ft
  • ALLOY YACHTS - 2002
  • 10 guests in 5 staterooms
M/Y WIDER 170 yacht for sale overview


  • Motor yacht
  • 51.56 m / 169 ft
  • WIDER - 24 months
  • 12 guests in 6 staterooms


  • Motor yacht
  • 47 m / 154 ft
  • SANLORENZO - 2027
  • 10 guests in 5 staterooms


  • Motor yacht
  • 43.5 m / 143 ft
  • EUROCRAFT - 2011
  • 12 guests in 6 staterooms
Yacht New Build For Sale Maori Insert


  • Motor yacht
  • 38.2 m / 125 ft
  • MAORI - 2022
  • 10 guests in 5 staterooms
Aerial picture of M/Y INFINITY NINE yacht for charter


  • Motor yacht
  • 35.20 m / 115 ft
  • AVA YACHTS - 2022
  • 12 guests in 6 staterooms

What makes explorer yachts different from regular yachts?

Explorer yachts are specifically built for long-range cruising in the most extreme conditions. They are typically built to ice-class standards and feature large fuel tanks and ample cold and dry storage space for extra provisions. So, no matter where you might be in the world, you can always enjoy the finest cuisines on an explorer yacht charter. In addition, adventure yachts often boast exceptional long-range fuel efficiency, enabling them to cruise to the most remote destinations in the world. 

Expedition yachts are typically loaded with state-of-the-technology and their large hull space enables them to carry specialist equipment and toys, including submersibles, snowmobiles, helicopters and a selection of tenders suited to the most extreme environments. The largest vessels may feature research laboratories and medical centres. 

While explorer yachts may boast rugged exteriors, they still offer all the luxuries and onboard comforts of a more traditional superyacht. Long-range expedition yachts are purposefully built to ensure comfortable cruising, often boasting deep displacement ice-classed hulls, stabilisers, and a high degree of manoeuvrability.    

Helipad aboard explorer yacht charter

Where can you go on an explorer yacht charter?

On an explorer yacht charter, the world is yours to discover. From cruising glacier-filled waters to remote island destinations, you can explore the most untouched landscapes in comfort and style. YACHTZOO offers an exquisite selection of explorer yachts for charter, and our team of yacht brokers can help tailor an itinerary to meet your precise needs and create the perfect expedition yacht charter.

What amenities can I expect to find on board an expedition yacht?

Explorer yachts for charter boast an exquisite range of onboard amenities. Many include luxury onboard spas that rival the finest resorts, swimming pools, hot tubs, treatment rooms, hair salons, saunas, and hammams. They will also include fully equipped fitness centres, state-of-the-art cinemas, and spacious saloons and cabins. You’ll find explorer yachts feature designer furnishings, fixtures, and fittings, all boasting the very best craftsmanship and materials. Outside decks are equally luxurious, offering plenty of space for al fresco dining or entertaining family and friends while on an expedition yacht charter.

Jacuzzi on expedition yacht charter

What are the benefits of an explorer yacht charter?

Explorer yachts for charter enable you to enjoy long-range cruising to some of the world’s most exquisite and remote destinations in style. Adventure yachts will boast a higher crew capacity, ensuring exceptional service at sea. These ocean-going vessels require specialist crew members, including helicopter pilots, dive, and ski instructors, along with all the standard crew you would expect to find on a superyacht. Built for long-range voyages at sea, chartered explorer yachts will often include medically trained crew, such as a qualified nurse, giving complete peace of mind. No matter what your needs are, the crew will be able to cater to them.  

So, if you want to cruise to destinations where few people have gone before, an explorer yacht charter is the ideal choice. 

Get in touch with one of our explorer yacht charter brokers here to learn more about our available explorer and expedition charter yachts and itineraries.

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