ONE CAN ONLY LOVE WHAT ONE KNOWS, AND ONE ONLY PRESERVES WHAT ONE LOVES.

But how can we get to know the oceans, especially in the polar regions? They can usually only be seen and experienced from shore – or from enormous cruise ships. As such, however, the distance is either too great or the experience is diminished by the presence of hundreds of fellow travellers.

Aboard the MS „Cape Race“, a former deep-sea fishing cutter from 1963 converted into an expedition ship in 2019, you will be introduced to the seas and sublime nature of the Arctic at close range, intensively and individually. With a maximum capacity of 12 passengers, every journey on this small, highly seaworthy and extremely environmentally friendly ship – with its authentic tramp shipping era charm – will be a deeply personal experience.

We, Nikolaus Gelpke,  shipowner, marine biologist and publisher of the Hamburg-based mareverlag and Leguan Reisen, have set ourselves the goal of bringing man and nature closer together in a sustainable and respectful way.

Travelling with the MS „Cape Race”

Exploring Spitsbergen and the Norwegian Coast

Travelling with the MS „Cape Race”

Exploring Spitsbergen and the Norwegian Coast

Travelling with the MS „Cape Race”

Exploring Spitsbergen and the Norwegian Coast

Travelling with the MS „Cape Race”

Exploring Spitsbergen and the Norwegian Coast