Sylvia Earle

Polar Tracks Expeditions

Sylvia Earle

Luxury Expedition Cruise Vessel

About the Ship

Due to sail in October 2021, the Sylvia Earle honours the highly accomplished marine biologist, oceanographer and explorer. This new build is at the cutting edge of nautical technology, featuring both the Ulstein X-BOW design, reducing fuel consumption by up to 60% and offers advanced adventure activities such as diving, climbing and ski touring.

  • Guest Capacity: 138
  • Ulstein X-BOW® with Glass Atrium Lounge
  • Heated saltwater pool
  • Virtual anchoring
  • Mudroom
  • Advanced adventure activities
  • Ice Class: Finland 1AS
  • Cruising Speed: 10-12 knots

Why We Like Her


    The streamlined Ulstein X-BOW® cuts through the swell of the Drake Passage and the Glass Atrium Lounge inside the bow features huge windows and super views to the front of the ship. Custom-built hydraulic platforms provide dedicated observation areas that swing out to offer unobstructed views.


    Sylvia Earle utilises virtual anchoring, also known as dynamic positioning, to hold its position using a combination of GPS, steering technology, propellers and thrusters. This protects the sea floor and minimises the damage caused by conventional anchors.


    In addition to kayaking, Sylvia Earle also offers diving, climbing and ski touring with spacious activity preparation areas and loading platforms.

Photos of the Ship

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