Fundraising cruises, celebrity hosts and more… As if sailing around otherworldly Antarctica wasn’t special enough, Chimu Adventures is taking things to a whole new level.

Antarctica cruising season is only a few months away and it’s promising to be an exciting one, thanks to Polar specialist Chimu Adventures putting a range of ultra-unique exclusive charter experiences on the menu that could see your client set sail with a celebrity, raise funds for charity or cruise the White Continent in the wake of the early Antarctic explorers.

Expedition cruising, yes, but not as you know it!

“Antarctica is a destination larger than life and while all our Antarctica cruises are sure to leave your client utterly inspired, our exclusive charters will add that additional spark of uniqueness, that ultimate wow factor you can’t get anywhere else.”

Greg Carter, co-founder of Chimu Adventures.

Only a few weeks ago, Chimu took award-winning Aussie TV personality Sam Johnson from Love Your Sister on board, raising funds to assist Love Your Sister’s quest to kick cancer in the behind.

Chimu’s Marketing Manager Meg Hall (middle) in Antarctica with Sam Johnson (right) from Love Your Sister

There is a lot to look forward to from the Polar specialists who believe that this year will be the ‘hottest and most inspiring year yet’ in Antarctica cruising history.

Listen up and get inspired by these five unique charter experiences set to rock Antarctic waters this season.


1. The charter: Shackleton’s Antarctica


What makes it so special? This exclusive Chimu charter is an 18-day exploration that cruises in the wake of Sir Ernest Shackleton enabling guests to be inspired and give back, as just by going on this voyage, they will be supporting Australia’s unique Antarctic heritage with berth sales directly benefiting the Mawson’s Huts Foundation who fund conservation expeditions to the huts.

Cruising the Falkland Islands and South Georgia, guests will take in inspiring mountain ranges, beautifully carved icebergs and glaciers while being greeted by penguin colonies, seals and whales.


2. The charter: Frozen Frontier


What makes it so special? This exclusive 11-day fundraising voyage, organised by Chimu in conjunction with Chimu’s very own not-for-profit Make a Difference Project (MAD), allows travellers to depart on the trip of their lifetime alongside one of Australia’s favourite personalities, Peter FitzSimons, former Wallaby and best-selling non-fiction author of ‘Mawson and the Ice Men of the Heroic Age: Scott, Shackleton and Amundsen’ who will spice up the normal events of a typical journey to Antarctica.

Proceeds from berth sales will benefit the MAD Project a fundraising project for lesser known reputable charities working hard to make a difference with a limited voice.


3. The charter: In the Wake of Mawson


What makes it so special? This exclusive 26-day expedition, retracing the footsteps of Sir Douglas Mawson, is a collaboration between Chimu and Mawson’s Hut Foundation, giving guests exclusive access to the very rare tourist ships departing Hobart, Australia for East Antarctica.

Visiting the historic Commonwealth Bay, where the Mawson story truly began, this exciting adventure cruise will visit Macquarie Island, Campbell Island, the Auckland Islands, the rugged East Antarctic coast, Commonwealth Bay and if really lucky, Mawson’s Huts, before making its way back to Bluff, New Zealand.


4. The charter: Images of Antarctica


What makes it so special? This unique charter, a best value trip, is the ultimate introduction to the White Continent. Travelling in a small vessel of just 88 passengers, this voyage takes in the last pristine region of the world, landing at penguin colonies and research stations and observing various different species of whales, seals, penguins and sea birds.

On this bucket list trip travellers will often make two landings a day via our fleet of zodiac vessels.


5. The charter: Discover Antarctica


What makes it so special? Enjoy Antarctica up close and personal on this newly refurbished vessel. Starting from Ushuaia, the world’s most southerly city, set sail across the infamous Drake Passage to the wild and untamed Antarctica giving guests the chance to walk among the penguins, admire fascinating scenery and wildlife.

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Will you be cruising Antarctica for the celebs, the fundraising or just because it’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience you’ve just gotta tick off that bucket-list?! Tells us in the comments below.

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