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October 17, 2012updated Feb 08, 2013

Superyacht Sherkahan Follows in Amundsen’s Footsteps with Luxe Antarctic Adventure

By Pardhasaradhi Gonuguntla

Monte Carlo, Monaco—Reported by Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazine

During its summer months from November to March, when the sea ice melts enough to allow access, Antarctica rewards visitors with an amazing landscape and unique wildlife. Although technically a desert, this white wilderness – scarcely touched by humans – boasts an array of breath taking activities to remember for a lifetime. And with access usually restricted to research vessels, a superyacht like Sherakhan makes for an exclusive platform to discover this mysterious new world.

Sherakhan has announced its availability in the Antarctic for Christmas and New Year, offering a party of 26 friends and family an amazing voyage to the end of the earth. Beginning in Punta Arenas, Argentina, Sherakhan will journey to remote islands and straits such as Half Moon Island, Deception Island, Paradise Harbour, Lemaire Channel and King George Island.

During the voyage, guests will encounter nature at its most spectacular, its magnificent landscapes and the array of wildlife including whales, penguins and seals. There are opportunities for glacial walks and mountaineering, even bathing in hot springs. View a variety of penguin species in volcanic steam-misted Pendulum Cove and, for a truly humbling experience, ask the crew to prepare a daytrip out on the sea kayaks to explore the massive glaciers up close.

The 230 foot M/Y Sherakhan is an ideal choice for large charter groups with plenty of spacious entertaining areas and versatile accommodation. The 19 strong crew ensure slick service is delivered at every turn including manning the yacht’s own beauty salon. Classical, elegantly styled interiors complement her unusual exterior which houses a host of facilities including a vast central dining room, an 18 person Jacuzzi, a fully equipped gym two RIBS and a classic Dutch tender for excursions onto the ice guided by Sherakhan’s resident ice pilots. The yacht is available for $597,000 per week and comes with two ice pilots and an English speaking naturalist/guide on board. Oh, and as if all that weren’t, charter guests get a free pair of Burberry boots to help to keep their toes warm while on the edge of the earth.

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