As the sun rises you are collected by helicopter and whizzed to a remote lagoon for a private kayaking expedition, before a gourmet alfresco lunch on the ice. As you indulge, iceclimbing equipment is set up that leads you to a virgin glacial walk before the chopper returns to take you home. This is just one example of a day on a Pelorus adventure, this experiential travel company is on a mission to create extraordinary experiences for people seeking something different.
Founded by two ex-military professionals, co-founder Geordie served as a Captain in a British Army reconnaissance regiment, deploying twice to Afghanistan before running a series of businesses across Europe. Unlike most luxury travel companies, Pelorus has flipped the standard model and puts experience over accommodation, while covering the most remote regions around the world. Additionally, its pricing structure is transparent, with no hidden costs.
Geordie says: “In a time of pick-and-pay itineraries, Pelorus goes against the industry grain and puts the focus on the experience, designing individual holidays according to the client’s brief.”
Split into three divisions, Pelorus Private Adventures are bespoke, and built from scratch from the ground up. The second sector covers yacht expeditions to far-flung corners of the world.
“We’re trying to get out of the Caribbean and into more interesting areas such as Alaska, Patagonia and Madagascar,” says Geordie. “The way we have approached this is completely new to the market, helping captains and owners get to more difficult cruise areas. We’re creating the rulebook for some of these places where there is zero infrastructure.”
Finally, there is the special projects division, covering initiatives that the luxury travel sector has yet to embrace. From standalone conservation projects to espionage experiences and expeditions, if you can dream it, Pelorus can make it.