Pelorus Releases its Top Experiences for 2023
From Citizen Science to Arctic Expeditions, Exploring
in 2023 is Reimagined
Austin, Texas (December 7, 2022): Travel and yacht expedition specialists, Pelorus, have put a new spin on the phrase, ‘Bucket List Travel.’ The team has designed once-in-a-lifetime experiences for travelers to see the world in a different way incorporating citizen science, exploring deeper into remote and lesser-traveled destinations, and exclusive-use accommodations such as yachts, villas, luxury mobile camps, and private chalets.
Citizen science trips allow travelers with a passion for science to embark on a very unique and unforgettable adventure while providing a lasting impact on the wildlife, environments, and communities they visit. For 2023, Pelorus has created trips focused on citizen science for travelers with a passion for doing good. Travelers can visit Ecuador to take part in a marine conservation project focused on safeguarding manta rays. Meanwhile, in Mozambique travelers can join a conservation team on safari to assist with rhino registration and identification procedures, while also getting involved with Pangolin conservation research in the Phinda Reserve.
For a less hands-on experience, but still impactful, clients traveling with Pelorus have an opportunity to invest credits with the company’s new Climate Investment Fund aimed at addressing travel emissions responsibly through a dynamic portfolio made up of nature and technology-based solutions to carbon removal, addressing travel emissions responsibly.
From a heli-safari in Kenya to the Southern Lights in Tasmania, here are 14 experiences for travelers to put on their travel bucket lists for 2023, while still traveling responsibly.
WHERE TO GO IN WINTER
– ACTION-PACKED ANTARCTICA –
SET FOOT ON EARTH’S SOUTHERNMOST POINT IN ANTARCTICA
From $90,000 per person for 8 nights
Best time to visit: November - January
Venturing to the southernmost point on Earth is no easy feat, but Pelorus can make it possible. Cross into the seventh continent by plane into a barely touched, desolate world of 24-hour daylight and unparalleled scenery, setting foot the furthest south any human has been before as you land at the South Pole.
Sight Emperor penguins in their clusters, learn to ice climb, and explore a maze of ice tunnels as you venture to the literal ends of the earth. Discover vast, empty landscapes with a series of action-packed activities, from fat biking to skiing and even abseiling. This is Antarctica.
WHERE TO STAY – The newly-opened Echo Camp is inspired by the seminal age of space exploration. This luxury camp is made up of six secluded and luxurious pods in the midst of the snowy desert, branded as the closest you can get to feeling like you’re off the planet without leaving Earth. Retreat in the evening to feast on an exquisite six-course tasting menu, designed to take you on a sensory adventure.
– REMOTE TASMANIA –
SAIL UNDER THE SOUTHERN LIGHTS IN TASMANIA
From $POA per person for 9 nights
Best time to visit: December - March
Escape down under in search of the Aurora Australis, Australia’s answer to the Aurora Borealis – perhaps less famous but no less beautiful. The island state of Tasmania is Australia’s most remote region, made up of epic wilderness, far-flung waterways and serene channels, as well as the home of famed food and festivals.
Beginning your Pelorus experience in Hobart, one of Australia’s oldest cities, set out to discover Tasmania’s diverse and untouched landscapes – best seen from the deck of a yacht. Fly inland and embark on an immersive bushwalk across Bruny Island’s craggy clifftops, sighting abundant and exotic wildlife that call this treasured part of Australia home. From here, take flight over Tasmania’s largest national park, stopping for exquisite wine tastings along the way.
WHAT TO CHARTER – DARDANELLA, an explorer yacht designed with the whole family in mind. She sleeps up to 12 in her six stylish cabins and features an extensive entertainment system and swim platform.
– UNDISCOVERED SAUDI ARABIA –
UNEARTH THE UNEXPLORED AS YOU TRAVERSE SAUDI ARABIA
From $12,000 per person for 8 nights
Best time to visit: November - March
One for the intrepid traveler, uncover a country that has seldom been explored. Be among the first to see Saudi Arabia from an angle that few have before in this brand new experience with Pelorus in 2023.
Learn about the rich history of this intriguing country as you venture out into the desert on a unique horse safari, along with an expert historian to show you the way, before getting your adrenaline pumping as you speed through vast, dusty canyons on a quad bike.
WHERE TO STAY – Stay in luxurious mobile camps that immerse you in a remote area, moving between different desert locations such as the extraordinary heritage sites of Al Ula, innovative hub Neom, lush forests and valleys in Al Baha, and the rocky Sarawat Mountains – to name but a few. These remote camps are built just for you, allowing for ultimate flexibility and seclusion, and true comfort, even in the heart of the desert. Or for a swimming pool, wellness center, and experiential rooms, Habitas AlUla lies amongst dramatic sandstone cliffs and the archaeological remains of Hegra.
– THE GREAT OUTDOORS OF NEW ZEALAND –
DISCOVER NEW ZEALAND FROM THE SKY AND FROM THE SEA
From $12,500 per person for 14 nights
Best time to visit: December - February
New Zealand is back and better than ever. Explore the country that best celebrates the Great Outdoors on a unique experience that takes you across water, over land and into the air, allowing access to parts of the country that few get a chance to explore.
Take in native bush-clad hills, steep pumice cliff, and hidden bays as you travel from north to south, immersing yourself in Māori culture along the way. Hunt and gather your own food alongside a local chef, hunter and guide in the Kaimanawa Ranges, before preparing your own meal for a truly unforgettable experience. As you get further south, soar over mirrored lakes and lush green islands in the breathtaking Fiordland National Park, touching base on a floating helipad before transferring to your private vessel for a day of fishing, discovery, and wildlife watching.
WHERE TO STAY – Take some time to relax after an adventure-filled and action-packed day with a stay at the deluxe homestead Mahu Whenua, an escape into the wilderness with a private helipad for easy access to the surrounding nature. Alternatively, go for the lakeside in Eichardt’s Private Hotel located in Queenstown. With an air of exclusivity and privacy, this hotel will whisk you away into chic interiors where impeccable service and outstanding cuisine awaits. The stunning Fiordland Lodge sits on Lake Te Anau’s shores and looks out over one of New Zealand’s most strikingly beautiful regions of World Heritage status.