The Adventure Yacht Company was founded by sustainability expert, adventurer and explorer, Keith Tuffley, inspired by a sailing and skiing expedition to the Antarctic Peninsula with the legendary, high-latitude sailor, Roger Wallis. Following this experience of unmatched wilderness and adventure, Keith started the Adventure Yacht Company to offer adventurous, life-changing sailing experiences to the world’s wildest and most remote destinations. Keith is a Fellow of the Explorers Club and is the first person to cycle from the Antarctic coast to the South Pole.
The "Abel Tasman"
The "Abel Tasman" has been with us since the start of the Adventure Yacht Company. We have sailed all around the world - including Antarctica, the Northwest Passage, Alaska, Greenland, and Svalbard - showing our guests the unique virtue of exploring nature by sea. She is a magnificent, hand-built, 75-ft Bermuda Schooner yacht, designed to be the ultimate adventure vessel capable of sailing to the wildest places on Earth.
Sail and Science trips
In 2022, we started to offer “Sail and Science” trips in Lofoten, with brothers Isak and Alex Rockström as our captain, first mate, and expedition leaders. Isak and Alex have sailed all their lives, racing, instructing and crossing oceans together. They are Climate Science students at the University of Bergen in Norway, and joined us at the Adventure Yacht Company with the opportunity to combine their two passions of climate and sailing. With their resources from university, scientific counsel from Professor Dr. Johan Rockström, and with Keith Tuffley advising on sustainability in the business and finance world, we set out to create an adventure experience in Northern Norway connected to nature and with a strong environmental purpose.
It is a truly unique experience to be able to sail and explore on the beautiful Abel Tasman yacht, with climate experts Isak and Alex Rockström, and in one of the most beautiful places in the world - the Lofoten Islands in northern Norway