Spirit of Enderby

Tour Dates

Galapagos of the Southern Ocean from Dunedin
Beyond Fiordland: New Zealand's Wildest Islands
Galapagos of the Southern Ocean from Invercargill
Forgotten Islands of the South Pacific
In the Wake of Scott and Shackleton to Invercargill
In the Wake of Scott and Shackleton to Christchurch


This expedition vessel is one of the best-run ships of its kind. Ideally suited for cruising the Southern Ocean, the ship has been carefully outfitted with the best of expeditionary equipment, and staffed by extremely knowledgeable people.


The Spirit of Enderby was refurbished in Lyttelton (NZ) prior to the start of the 2004/2005 season. Refurbishment included the construction of a new bar/library, renovating the galley and dining rooms, refurbishing the cabins including the construction of lower berths in most of the twin share private facilities cabins on the 400 and 500 level, the recarpeting of the vessel and the construction of a lecture room with the latest technology in audio presentation. The ship is under the command of an experienced team of Russian Officers and crew but we will continue to place New Zealand and Australian hotel and expedition staff on board.


The Spirit of Enderby measures 72 metres in length and is fully ice-strengthened. Powered by two, 1,156 horse power, diesel engines. It is capable of speeds of up to 12 knots.

Our specially designed and built Hovercraft give us unprecedented over ice capability in Antarctica allowing us to land in places that are inaccessible to other ships.

Named in Honor of Antarctic Heroes

The name Spirit of Enderby honours the work and the vision of the Enderby Brothers of London. The Enderby Captains were at the forefront of Antarctic exploration for almost 40 years in the early 1800’s. It also celebrates Enberby Island, arguably the greatest Sub Antarctic Island in the world.

 Technical Specifications:

Classification: Russian register KM ice class
Year built: 1984
Accommodation: 48 berths expedition
Shipyard: Finland
Main engines: power 2x1560 bhp (2x 1147 Kw)
Register: Russia
Maximum speed: 12 knots (2 engines),
Cruising speed: 10 knots(one engine)
Bunker capacity: 320 tons

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Prices do not include Airfare or Government Landing Fees. Single Supplement rates are available at 1.8x the shared rate except for Suites which are 2x the shared rate. Please note that $75,000 Emergency Evacuation Insurance is required on all trips.

Kayaking on: Forgotten Islands of the South Pacific, Dec 14th - $550/person, Galapagos of the Southern Ocean, Dec 21 - $975/person.

All trips subject to possible fuel surcharge.

Spirit of Enderby Deck Plan