Until quite recently, seeing the world’s most remote and exotic destinations meant buying a cabin on an expedition vessel with a dozen or so equally intrepid strangers and then roughing it for several weeks. The experience often became a life memory, since many of these vessels entered waters where only navy sailors had ever been. These days, a few select charter operators have added luxury into extreme adventure travel by positioning some of the world’s best superyachts in some of the world’s most remote locations. With professional crews, beach clubs, spas, fine cuisine, and plenty of toys, these yachts offer a close look at the ends of the earth in the lap of luxury. Here are five of the finest.
*Some prices are converted from Euros to U.S. dollars at press time and do not include expenses like travel, food, fuel, and tips.