Expedition Equipment

A variety of ways to explore with state-of-the-art vessels.

  • The Hangar

    An industry first, this enclosed in-ship marina permits the launch of small excursion craft through the ship’s slipway. Guests can embark on Special Operations Boats shielded from wind and waves from a flat, stable surface inside the ship and glide into the water to depart on their excursion. They re-enter The Hangar after excursions via the slipway to the protected marina before disembarking their Special Operations Boats.

  • Special Operations Boats

    Our two military grade, 12-seater ice strengthened aluminum, ocean-going Special Operations Boats are built for exploration. With twin water jet propulsion (2 x 450 horsepower onboard engines), individually suspended seats and the unique ability to convert the open seating into an enclosed cabin.

  • Zodiacs

    Designed for professional use in the harshest of environments, our fleet of seventeen Zodiacs with fuel-efficient Yanmar Dtorque 111 engines are reinforced throughout yet stable and comfortable for a day of exploration.

  • Kayaks

    Our nine traditional tandem paddle kayaks offer superb stability and a large, open cockpit for easy accessibility. Built of durable rotomolded polyethylene, these kayaks are equally at home on the Great Lakes and in the Arctic or Antarctica.

  • Submarines

    Our uniquely designed submarines comfortably accommodate 6 guests and a pilot for an incomparable undersea experience. The revolving seats plus nearly 270° spherical windows offer an undistorted view in all directions for every guest.

  • Viking Expedition Kit

    The Viking Expedition Kit provides all gear that might be needed for relevant excursions; plus, for polar itineraries, a keepsake Viking Expedition Jacket.