Whether it’s diving into an unexplored marine realm or enjoying extreme land-based sports, chartering is a multi-faceted experience and more than simply cruising.
For a chance to improve on one of the world’s most popular high-octane sports, try heli-biking. Imagine taking your mountain bike onto a helicopter before being dropped into remote, untouched terrain.
“Heli-biking offers the perfect way to escape the crowds, and, from a yacht, total exclusivity,” says Geordie Mackay-Lewis, co-founder at Pelorus. “Being able to access super-remote locations in the comfort and safety of a yacht is one of the greatest benefits of yachting. In addition, you have the perfect platform to move your logistics and guides to where the best riding is and have the entire area to yourself.”
Mackay-Lewis discovered heli-biking while exploring remote trails for a client. He’s been a devotee to the sport since. “One of my earlier memories was being dropped off at the top of a mountain in British Columbia surrounded by glaciers. We rode across one of the highest bike trails in North America with utterly breathtaking views and an exciting descent,” he says.
For the biggest thrills, he recommends Alaska, British Columbia, and New Zealand: “They all have a high number of helicopters, amazing trails, and superb mountain conditions to ride.”