Svalbard Summer Sailing 2018

Experiences for modern explorers in the far North

Summer in Svalbard is a mystical and golden destination filled with desolate landscapes and powerful energy. With infinite sunlight, summer is the perfect time to explore the power of the North.

Available Tours Summer 2018: 

Glacier & Walrus Safari / 3 Days

Dates:
July 31 – Aug. 2, 2018
Aug. 30 – Sept. 1, 2018 (can be extended into 6 day trip) 

The Itinerary 

Day 1 - Glacier Experience

Arrive onboard Duen III, your crew will pick you up at the tourist marina at 10.00 The captain will pick you up in a dinghy a drive you out towards Duen III. Waterproof / resistant bags are recommended, please notify the crew in advance if you have alot of luggage that is not waterproof.

Once onboard, you will meet the crew, get brifed about safety and routines while sailing with Duen III. When getting acquainted in your allocated cabins, the crew will set sail towards Ymerbukta. Once threre, we can go ashore an marvel a specatular glacier while we sit on land and are protected from (sometimes) big calvings. We will also have to keep an eye out for Polar Bears.

Back onboard there will be dinner waiting. Maybe a hottub session afterwards. While you sleep, the crew will take the anchor up and sail up towards Poolpynten.

Day 2 - Walrus Safari

Wake up and grab the binoculars. On the beach the walruses are chilling, enjoying life, playing around and feeding. After breakfast we will put the dinghy in the water and drive onshore to inspect these creatures more carefully.

After a visit to the walrus colony we will head towards Barentsburg. If we get a marina space there we can go into town and look at this still active sovjet style Russian town. Meet other travellers and locals in the pub as well.

Day 3 - Barbecue in Coles Bay

Departing from «Russia» at 08.00, we will stop at Coles Bay where we can do some urban exploring in a old abandoned mining settlement. The chef makes a fire while the skipper or guide explores the surrounding buildings. Then we eat lunch together on the beach before going back into Longyearbyen (weather dependant).

Svalbard Classic Explorer Package / 6 Days

Dates:
July 3 – July 8, 2018 
Aug. 30 – Sept. 1, 2018* (currently 3 day trip, but can be changed to 6 day trip)  

Day 1 - Boarding in Longyearbyen

Arrive onboard Duen III, your crew will pick you up at the tourist marina at 10.00 The captain will pick you up in a dinghy a drive you out towards Duen III. Waterproof / resistant bags are recommended, please notify the crew in advance if you have alot of luggage that is not waterproof.

Once onboard, you will meet the crew, get brifed about safety and routines while sailing with Duen III. When getting acquainted in your allocated cabins, we will sail out of isfjorden and the digital detox can begin. We will be heading far North in Northern Spitsbergen, where we will be in our own little bubble for the next few days.

We may do a short stop at Poolpynten to see some of the Walruses up close before we continuing North. Guests are encouraged to help out with steering but not required to.

Day 2 - The Den

Late in the day, we find ourself in the land of the polar bears. Depending if there are any polar bears in the area we can do some sightseeing ashore. Be careful not to step into the old graves of whalers, who did not come fully prepared for the hardship of this place.

Day 3 - Nature Hike

Explore small islands before doing an epic hike in magdalenafjorden. Here we can get really close to a glacier and do scenic trail. Polar foxes are sometimes seen here. During the night the crew will sail you down to Ny Ålesund

Day 4 - Ny Ålesund

Wake up in the worlds most northernly permanent settlement. Walk around in the town at your free will as this is one of few places where polar bear protection is not required. If we are lucky, the pub will be open. The people of this place are usually very friendly and curious about visitors from small groups.

Day 5 - Barensburg

After a long day of sailing we encounter Barentsburg. The Russian capital of the north. A big Lenin statue overlooks the town and the walls have slogans and poems from the soviet area. Try some Russian food at the restaurant as well.

Day 6 - Scenic Sail back to Longyearbyen

After a scenic sail close to birdmountains we are back in Longyearbyen before 10 o clock. Guests are asked to leave before 13.00

The Ultimate Svalbard Expedition / 10 Days

Dates:

July 19 – July 29, 2018

August 5 – August 14, 2018

August 18 – August 27, 2018

 

 

Day 1 - Boarding in Longyearbyen

Arrive onboard Duen III, your crew will pick you up at the tourist marina at 10.00 The captain will pick you up in a dinghy a drive you out towards Duen III. Waterproof / resistant bags are recommended, please notify the crew in advance if you have alot of luggage that is not waterproof.

Once onboard, you will meet the crew, get brifed about safety and routines while sailing with Duen III. When getting acquainted in your allocated cabins, we will sail out of isfjorden and the digital detox can begin. We will be heading far North in Northern Spitsbergen where we will be in our own little bubble for the next days

We might do a short stop at Poolpynten to see some walruses up close before we continue North. Guests are encouraged to help out with steering but not required to.

Day 2 - The Den

Late in the day we will find ourselves in the land of the polar bears. Depending on if there are any polar bears in the area we can do some sightseeing ashore. Be careful not to step into the old graves of whalers, who did not come fully prepared for the hardship of this place.

Day 3 - Wildlife Spotting

Explore small islands while taking the time to search for wildlife that we are prone to encounter at a safe distance.

Day 4 - Nature Hike

We will wake up and go for an epic hike in magdalenafjorden. Here we can get really close to a glacier and do scenic trail. Polar foxes are sometimes seen here. Afterwards, relax in the hottub while relaxing in one of the most desolate places on Earth (weather dependant).

Day 5 - Ny Ålesund

After breakfast we will sail down to the worlds most northernly permanent settlement. Walk around in the town at your free will as this is one of few places where you do need require polar bear protection. If we are lucky, the pub will be open. The people of this place are usually very friendly and curious about visitors from small groups.

Day 6 - New London & Fishing

Krossfjorden is such a diverse place. Glaciers, red mountains, big birdcliffs and old settlements all within a very small place. We will do a walk to New London and see the ruins of an old marmor excravation site. We also know about some good fishing spots in these waters as well.

Day 7 - Sailing South

We will start to sail south in Prins Forlandssound. Destiny and the latest intel will take us to an active hunting station, a glacier or to see the walruses again if they were absent when we sailed North. The night will be spent in Ymerbukta. Sit on deck with a warm drink and marvel at the glacier and observe on ocanial calving.

Day 8 - Barentsburg

After a short sail we encounter Barentsburg. The Russian capital of the North. A big Lenin statue overlooks the town and the walls have slogans and poems from the sovjet area. Try some russian food at the restaurant as well.

Day 9 - Coles Bay

Find your inner urban explorer as we look through the buldings of this former mining town. In the evening we will set sail back to Longyearbyen.

Day 10 - Longyearbyen

Departure day. If you have a late flight, spend it ashore in Longyearbyen. Visit the museum and local shops. Brunch is served onboard 10.00, if you have a earlier flight the crew will make a snack pack for you.

Tailored Private Tours  

A private journey tailored for you.

We know that many of you want to experience a Svalbard excursion your way, which is why we will tailor will design an itinerary that suits all of your travel needs. From a day trip to a 10 day expedition, we are here to make sure you experience the far north in ultimate comfort. If you have an idea, just let us know and we will do everything we can to make it happen.

 

fishing in tromsø
fishing in tromsø

The Yacht

Meet Duen III

Meet Duen III. A CT 65 designed by the world renowned American designer, Robert Perry. Duen III was born in 1987 and was built for the Arctic conditions of the North. She has a sturdy build with a thick hull and pilot house, along with a spacious, classic wooden interior with three different seating areas. For overnight trips she can sleep 8 guests, with 4 heated cabins (2 double berth and 4 single berth divided by 2 cabins). Each cabin has its own toilet and shower, for comfort and privacy. There are also 3-4 spaces on the boat to hangout, and feel like you have a private area to relax away and enjoy your time away from the rest of the world.

  • Year Built: 1987
  • Length: 23 Meters
  • Height of Masts: 20 Meters
  • Type of Rig: Ketch Rig
  • Engine: 215 HP Perkins Engine, Bow thruster

The Sleeping Quarters: For overnight trips Duen III can accommodate 8 guests, with 4 heated cabins (2 double berth and 4 single berth divided by 2 cabins). Each cabin has its own toilet and shower, for comfort and privacy. Room availability is on a first come first serve basis.

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Snapshots from these tours

Pukka Travelers: Words from those who have been here 

"Literally, the best vacation of my life" - Philip, Sweden

“The hiking and skiing is out of this world and the route was 10/10. Beautiful! The boats are great with unexpected features such as boot warmers and radiators and we were also able to cook our own fish. Literally, the best vacation in my entire life”

"They just pamper you" - Daisy, Norway

“I opted for Pukka travels last year, and now this year in June, will book my spot again and go sailing, hiking, and fjord-watching this summer”they just pamper you- providing you with comfortable living, where you unwind yourself, relive your energies”

"This trip opened my heart while reflecting the meaning of life" - Marie, Brazil

“This trip was an experience far beyond the most adventures. It opened my heart and started reflections about meaning of life”

"We loved Pukka so much, we went back on their boat the same day" - Nan, USA

“We loved Pukka so much, we went back on their boat the same dayI normally get sea sick, but their boat is very smooth on the water- no sickness sailing with them!”

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