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Our Favorite Luxury Explorer Yachts

Extending the frontier of exploration in style

As the demand for experiential travel continues to boom, so the call for luxury yachts able to explore the remotest destinations continues to rise. In response, we’re seeing the emergence of luxury explorer yachts purpose-built to meet this demand.

Allowing their guests to explore for longer periods away from marinas, these higher spec charter yachts provide their operators with real autonomy. Capable of handling even the most challenging conditions, these vessels are the ideal marriage of seaworthiness and sophistication.

This is a round-up of our most favored luxury explorer yachts available for charter.

CLOUDBREAK: Extreme Exploration

Cloudbreak yacht exterior
Cloudbreak Yacht stern

The modern explorer’s ideal luxury yacht. Her main deck sits six, while a curved design maximizes the spaciousness and natural light of the regal staterooms. Adding that extra frisson of adventure is the luxurious crow’s nest day bed for when you want to sleep al fresco.


Beyond her impressive seagoing capabilities, CLOUDBREAK is abundantly equipped for some R&R while onboard. An onboard spa and circular cinema room offer diversions while at sea. The helipad provides access to transfers to land as well as heli-skiing forays. Adding to the adrenaline-rush is the vessel’s impressive toybox that includes inflatables and two onboard tenders.

BIG FISH: A Big Deal

Big Fish running, French Polynesia, with tender
Big Fish master stateroom view

With a cruising speed of ten knots, BIG FISH is an elegant blend of luxury and performance. Among its many eye-catching features are a private outdoor sunbathing area and 270° views through full-height windows.


A sizeable asset onboard is the 22ft. video wall—perfect for cinematic diversions en route to remote archipelagos or as a visual platform for corporate gatherings. Adding extra flexibility to your ocean adventures is the custom 25.9ft tender with a 200 nautical mile. The tender includes an extensive dive set-up—the perfect support vessel for your undersea exploration.

SuRi: A Floating Waterpark

SuRi yacht exterior featuring slide
Suri Yacht Tenders and Toys

The luxury charter yacht of choice for families, SURI comes equipped with a tremendous array of water toys and tenders for entertaining on the high seas. Spacious accommodation and a contemporary open plan layout round out SURI’s high-flying social credentials.


Perhaps the highlight of its toybox is the floating water park. Among the armada of recreational assets attached to this are underwater scooters, water skis, kayaks, and a 36ft inflatable water slide.

There’s plenty of room for a helicopter to land on the aft deck, or guests can take off or land using BIG FISH’s seaplane ready to deliver an adventurous flight.


BALTO Yacht Exterior Hero Image
BALTO Yacht Interior Master Suite With Tea Service

A former Finnish government ice breaker, BALTO is a historic luxury yacht charter with a cozy, classic interior and reinforced hull for icy waters.


Roomy enough for 12 guests, her pragmatic exterior belies her luxurious inner spaces. There’s a comfortable bar, large lounge aft, and a sumptuous library. One of the details we like most is its open kitchen, where you can watch the talented chefs creating your meal from your dining table.

On the exterior, you’ll have an abundance of room for photographing the Arctic wildlife or simply gazing at the gorgeous panoramas.


LEGEND Yacht exterior ariel
Legend Yacht Cruising in Antarctica Research whale conservation

Purpose-built with expedition cruising in mind, LEGEND brings with it an eye-catching roster of tenders, toys, and exploration vehicles. Among these are a submarine, snowmobiles, and helicopter to ensure you maximize the adventure at sea.


Within her 260ft and 44ft beam, LEGEND contains a Balinese-style spa, gym, movie theatre, whiskey bar, and piano lounge, alongside the 11 individually-styled suites. It adds up to unforgettable voyages full of adventure and entertainment.

Coming Soon… ESQUEL: The Space Rocket

Esquel Ariel shot showing the layout
contemporary interior featuring a pool on deck

Not quite yet ready to charter, ESQUEL is a deeply impressive explorer yacht being constructed at the leading edge of yacht technology. At 344ft, it provides those yearning to explore the world’s most remote regions with the ultimate vessel.


Connectivity is a keystone of the design phase of ESQUEL, a concept that’s visible in the way in which the master suite has a panoramic portal that opens out over the sea providing an indoor/outdoor experience with stunning views beyond.

While navigating through the planet’s most isolated corners, ESQUEL’s diesel-electric propulsion framework ensures dependable green power far from the nearest marina.


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