While the Mediterranean and the Caribbean have their classic charms, an increasing number of adventurous superyacht owners and charterers are looking for an alternative experience and venturing into colder climates to experience the beauty of ice. From the Antarctic Peninsula to the historically treacherous Northwest Passage, there are a variety of destinations depending on how adventurous you want to be.
To help you decide, Tim Soper from EYOS Expeditions has chosen seven of his favourite ice destinations to visit with a superyacht.
1. Antarctica, Antarctic Peninsula — for your first ice experience
The entire continent of Antarctica is covered in ice, making it an obvious destination for any ice adventure. The Antarctic Peninsula is the northernmost part of the mainland and is only a short flight or a couple of days cruising from Cape Horn.
“Awe inspiring icescapes await; you will see everything from giant tabular icebergs that can be tens of miles long, to pinnacle bergs, eroded “castle” bergs or the smaller ‘Bergy Bits’ and ‘Growlers’,” says Tim. “Of course, you will also have the chance to spot seals, whales and visit penguin colonies against the backdrop of the glaciers that produce all this ice.”