Every Antarctic season seems to have a flavor or theme to it. The 2016-17 season will surely be remembered as The Season of the Whales because their numbers were truly remarkable.
EYOS partnered earlier this year with MY Arctic P on an ambitious expedition to the rarely visited Ross Sea in Antarctica.
While we always anticipate the unexpected on our expeditions, last month one of our expeditions in Melanesia witnessed an amazing, rarely seen spectacle out at sea—a volcanic eruption.
The World becomes the largest unsupported ship to complete the Northwest Passage transit.
After our recent expedition through Melanesia—sailing from New Caledonia to Fiji—our clients were entranced by the smiles and genuine warmth of the Melanesian welcomes we received all the way through Vanuatu.
The Pacific Ocean is the greatest geographical feature on Earth. At its widest point it is nearly 8,000 miles / 13,000 kilometers across, large enough to contain all the continents. Herman Melville called it “the tide-beating heart of the world.”
Over the last five years, the number of private yachts seeking to explore remote coasts and switch into ‘expedition mode’ has increased steadily.
It isn't much of a secret: we love the polar regions. We simply adore the opportunities to visit the Arctic and the Antarctic and observe the creatures that make these pristine environments their homes. However, each year we also enjoy the chance to shed our parkas, fill the Scuba tanks and warm our bones in some of the most culturally rich or remote tropical locations.
Antarctica has once again cast her magic spell on us, and more importantly all of our clients.
Antarctica is at once our nursery, playground and own backyard.
There’s nothing like calm seas, perfect weather and glaciers that carve on cue to make an expedition look easy!
The very name evokes images of polar explorers and their tales of triumph and tragedy, hardship and success, the transformation of hard men into legends, or their consignment into icy obscurity.