3 Our Clients


As diverse as the areas of the world we travel, our guests have ranged from a variety of backgrounds yet all have one thing in common: A thirst for adventure. Hanse Explorer has successfully hosted film and television crews, scientific researchers, world-famous photographers, renowned adventurers and lovely groups of families and friends eager to explore. Our guests are a constant source of inspiration, motivating us to create exciting and unique itineraries and find fresh approaches to deliver unforgettable journeys. We are honored that after spending time on board Hanse Explorer our guests leave so enthused that they are compelled to share about their experience. We invite you to enjoy in their expression and encourage you to find out for yourself what makes life on board Hanse Explorer so extraordinary.

Private Charter
“Our trip to the Arctic was amazing. We really enjoyed every moment of it. The yacht was perfectly adapted for this kind of experience. The Captain and his crew were very professional, but also very friendly. They did a fantastic job. Everything went very smooth from the beginning to the end.”

Jean-Claude, Private Charter 


Private Charter
“…we spent a wonderful week on Hanse Explorer. The ship is wonderful, but most of all you have a dream crew. I have chartered a lot of boats, and this is by far our best experience and the most friendly and efficient crew that I have ever had. The food was also the best we ever had on a ship!”

Laurent D., Private Charter


OCEANA – Baltic Expedition 2011/2012
“To spend some time in an expedition yacht for pleasure is, for sure a great experience. But to do it to develop research and documentation for conservation purposes may present some challenges. Oceana, the largest international marine conservation organisation, has done it two years on a row. I had the honour of leading those expeditions on board the Hanse Explorer. I have sailed in great ships with great crews, but never found such a practical, comfortable vessel as the Hanse Explorer. I never found a group of professionals, starting with her managing team and the two captains that commanded the ship, that were so easy to work with. They are great seamen, kind and strong leaders of a fantastic and committed multinational crew and excellent professional advisers. It has been a pleasure for all the Oceana team to spend time onboard…”

Xavier Pastor, Vice President, Oceana


National Geographic – Ocean Now 2009
“I led two National Geographic expeditions on board the Hanse Explorer. The goals of the expeditions were to conduct an ecosystem-scale survey and film two National Geographic Channel documentaries. We could not have chosen a better ship to conduct these expeditions. Navigation during the two expeditions was impeccable, without a single issue. We were able to conduct our work, even in remote places, in total safety. The crew of the Hanse Explorer is extremely professional – we did not experience a single moment of tension. The ship itself is the most comfortable vessel I have used in my 20+ years at sea. I wish the National Geographic Society had such a vessel…”

Dr. Enric Sala, Ocean Fellow, National Geographic


University of California – Expedition to the Northern Line Islands, 2010
“The Hanse Explorer is a very capable and flexible vessel for scientific operations. The crew and shore staff are very focused on fulfilling the mission of the expedition, applying all resources, creativity and effort to complete the tasks proposed. My team and I have found living on Hanse Explorer to be particularly comfortable, which is essential for long term expeditions. The ship and operation are the best that I have found, especially for the long distance, remote operations that form the centrepiece of my research efforts. It is important to me to trust the vessels that I use and to rely heavily on the support that the crew provides. This vessel provides such trust and support.”

Stuart A. Sandin, PhD, Assistant Professor of Marine Biology, University of California