Magellan Explorer

Polar Tracks Expeditions

Magellan Explorer


About the Ship

Magellan Explorer is a modern expedition vessel custom-built for Antarctic air-cruises to the latest Polar Code specifications. For air-cruises, Magellan Explorer has capacity for 73 guests accommodated in seven categories of accommodation, including dedicated single cabins.

The ship features a glass-enclosed observation lounge and presentation room with state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment, a spacious and stylish dining room, a well-stocked bar, a library, a meeting room, a gym, a sauna, and a medical clinic. The forward-facing observation deck leads to the ship’s bow, which is accessible to guests to offer proximity to marine wildlife. 

  • Passenger Capacity: 73
  • Fly Cruises (Skip the Drake)
  • Citizen Science program
  • Forward facing observation deck
  • Bow access for wildlife viewing
  • Large fleet of Zodiacs
  • Expedition Parka to keep
  • Rubber boots to borrow
  • Library
  • Gift Shop
  • Anytime Fitness Gym
  • Sauna
  • Express Lunch option
  • Ice Class: Polar Class 6 (1AS)

Why We Like Magellan Explorer


    Designed and operated by the original pioneers of the Antarctic Fly & Cruise concept, the Magellan Explorer allows you to fly to the Peninsula and skip the oft-dreaded Drake Passage crossing.

  • SIZE

    Limited to a maximum of only 73 passengers per departure, you’ll get more time off the ship and out in the elements, either on shore or in Zodiacs.


    The fitness centre aboard Magellan Explorer has been designed and built by the professionals at Anytime Fitness, the world’s only fitness company with boutique gyms in all seven continents.


    Guests on board Magellan Explorer can participate in citizen science projects including phytoplankton sampling and marine mammal identification.

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