We are currently booked on the December 19 Atlas Ocean Voyage Antarctica Discovery. Right now, AOV does not have their parka/boot supplier arranged. My issue is that I am a plus size gal with 21 inch calves. If I look at Crystal's supplier for example, they state that if your calves measure more than 17 inches, you need to provide your own boots. I have no problem buying and bringing my own boots except that I cannot find anyone who makes cold weather boots for my size calves. I really don't want to go to Antarctica if I cannot get off the zodiac (unless of course bad weather prevents it as I know it might).
Does anyone who has been to Antarctica have any advice? I've never been. Are all zodiac landings wet? Can anyone see any way around this dilemma? I have started a major health/eating change to hopefully lose enough weight to make a difference, but I need to sort this out by mid September when our final payment is due and penalties begin.