EYOS co-founder Tim Soper has spent nearly three decades exploring the world’s wildest places by sea and is an expert at planning and managing superyacht expeditions.
Growing up sailing the Devon coast of Southwest England he developed a passion for the ocean, which led to a degree in marine biology and oceanography.
As a professional diver, guide and expedition leader, he has voyaged throughout the Polar Regions and tropics, gaining a comprehensive knowledge of extraordinary cruising destinations worldwide. In 2017, 2018, 2019 and again in 2020, Tim was selected by Conde Nast Traveler as one of their Top Travel Specialists, a testament to his unsurpassed expertise of expedition geographies and challenging logistics.
He has managed some of the most extreme superyacht expeditions ever, guiding clients to the most inaccessible and beautiful locations for remarkable experiences. These include the voyage of Arctic Pto Antarctica’s Ross Sea, which set a record for the furthest south reached by any vessel, numerous voyages through the Northwest Passage and skiing expeditions to Antarctica and Greenland. In the tropics he has guided expeditions to dive some of the most remote oceanic islands never before visited by superyachts.
With his background in marine science, Tim is always keen to explore, pioneering new regions and even discovering a previously unknown emperor penguin colony in Antarctica. He has guided dedicated research expeditions as well as superyacht voyages with scientists aboard, allowing owners and their guests to share the excitement of making new discoveries.
His specialist knowledge of expedition operations led to playing a key role in developing protocols for yachts visiting wilderness areas, including Antarctica with IAATO, and consulting on vessel design. EYOS is proud to be design partner for the Damen Yachting SeaXplorer range.