Chapman Freeborn collaborates with EYOS Expeditions
For many, the idea of venturing into the Arctic wilderness conjures up images of hardened arctic explorers, perilous sea voyages and frightening tales of hardship and human endurance. Others might envisage themselves sleeping in tents as they are relentlessly buffeted by blizzard conditions and sub-zero temperatures.
Whilst many in the past have had to contend with all of the above and more, the unique delights of such a majestic wilderness can now be accessed by a very different kind of adventurer.
Chapman Freeborn has collaborated with EYOS Expeditions, an outfit that specialises in chartering luxury expedition yachts to some of the most remote and remarkable places on Earth. With decades of experience exploring isolated areas in incredible vessels, EYOS are able to lead travellers to remote regions in absolute safety and uncompromising luxury.
The yachts EYOS work with manage to combine the luxury you would expect from a private superyacht with the safety of a rugged expedition vessel. EYOS CEO Ben Lyons says: “There are very few yachts sailing that are purpose built for expeditions. We need to know they are capable of operating safely in remote regions. At the same time, our guests expect luxuries such as an on-board sauna or spacious marble bathrooms. The latest yacht we are working with, the ENIGMA XK, has a large helicopter pad, a gym, massage treatment room, and an enormous Owner’s Suite with spectacular 180-degree views.”
As a result, guests are able to immerse themselves in luxury whilst traversing some of the most rarely visited parts of the planet. Adventurers could find themselves admiring colossal icebergs from the warmth of a jacuzzi and observing polar bears and seals from the comfort of an opulent dining room.
On-board the yacht, guests will be accompanied by an EYOS Expedition Leader carefully chosen to safely guide guests and work with the Captain to craft the perfect itinerary. More hands on travellers have direct access to the landscape and sights around them by means of their yachts on-board Zodiac. EYOS’ staff will safely guide travellers onto shore where they can get up close and personal with Penguin colonies, kayak amidst dazzling icebergs, cruise the face of majestic Glaciers and fully appreciate the awe-inspiring scenery. The expedition leader will also share their knowledge and provide a greater insight and understanding of the region clients are traveling through.
When you combine this with Chapman Freeborn’s air charter expertise, the collaboration provides one of the most unique experiences available. Clients are able to charter a private jet from worldwide departure points to their chosen destination with Chapman Freeborn, where they will then board their expedition vessel with EYOS. After a once in a lifetime experience, returning passengers can make full use of all the conveniences of private charter, working to their own schedule and flying home in absolute comfort, privacy and relaxation.
In 2014 EYOS is able to include expeditions that feature Norway’s rugged coastline, the polar landscape of Svalbard, Greenland, Iceland, Antarctica and the islands of the South Pacific amongst many others. Travellers will even be able to travel the Northwest Passage, a crossing that even today only around 200 vessels have successfully completed.
EYOS’ launch experience is a 10-night expedition from Bodo, Norway to the Arctic Archipelago of Svalbard. If you’re interested in joining one of EYOS expeditions and would like to find out more, click here