A beautifully traditional yacht, with class and character++
Orion was custom-designed by her owners specifically as a charter yacht, and she is just perfect for the job!
With 60′ of space, there’s tons of room both above and below decks. A spacious cockpit, big enough to invite the neighbours over for Happy Hour, and later enjoy dinner-under-the-stars, with a feast rustled up by Skip and Thalie, a mix of Phillipino and western cuisine.
She has 4 double guest cabins, two of which can convert to bunkbeds for singles. The crew cabin is up f’ard, with their own facilities. Onboard there is plenty of snorkelling equipment; the tropical underwater world is just stunning, that snorkel gear is going to get a lot of use! Fishing tackle is also included; sea kayaks and SUPs are available on request also.
Orion normally charters out just to full groups; however, we also run an annual shareboat trip there, usually around the March/April timeframe. Contact us for the latest lowdown on each year’s shareboat trip.
(Else bring your own group of buddies, then you can come explore this tranquil, tropical paradise whenever you like!)
- 5 cabins in total
- 2 double aft cabins
- 2 double / bunk forward cabins
- Double crew cabin up f’ard
Your hosts on Orion – Skip and Thalie.
Hailing originally from California and France, Skip and Thalie have lived aboard their gorgeous S/Y Orion for over a decade now. Skip is the archetypal “man of the sea”, having lived aboard yachts for most of his adult years. He is also a very dab hand in the galley – don’t expect to lose any weight on this trip!
Thalie is the mermaid of the team; dive instructor and expedition leader, whether we’re exploring under the water, or hiking up to dramatic peaks.
|No. of guests||6 Jan - 19 Dec||20 Dec - 5 Jan|
|2 - 4||1080||1280|
|5 - 6||1280||1480|
|7 - 8||1480||1680|
|Skipper||Informal sailing instruction available too, if desired.|
|First mate / cook||Top class food, both local and Western. Our cooks do all the provisioning, cooking and cleanup for meals on board|
|Soft drinks, tea, coffee, bottled water||Always available|
|Fresh fruit||Always available|
|Breakfast, lunches & dinners all onboard, except the final night dinner||Our grand finale dinner is often ashore, at the gorgeous Al Faro (the "lighthouse")|
|All boat running costs||Mooring fees, fuel, water, local taxes, end-of-trip
|Airfares and transfers||Our local knowledge is at your service, though we don’t directly book travel|
|Personal insurance||We very, VERY highly recommend travel insurance. It is not yet obligatory, but new laws may soon require at least medical coverage.|
|Optional onshore excursions|
|Food and drink ashore||The last evening's dinner is usually ashore (not included in "package" cost)|
|Marine National Park fees.||Payable for some environmentally-protected beaches and bays. It's a nominal amount by our western standards.|
|Scuba dive package (full equipment + compressor supplied onboard||40 euros per dive. Usually one dive/pp/day, additional by special request||Includes full scuba kit and dive leader|
|3 person kayak(s)||15 euros/day|
|Stand Up paddle board||15 euros/day|
Sailing around Palawan
- Built in Cowes, UK specifically for chartering in the tropics. Full refit in 2009.
- Length: 60′
- Beam: 18′
- Guests: 8
- Crew: 2
- Fuel capacity: 1,400 litres
- Fresh water: 2035 litres
- Watermaker 60 l/hr
- Engine: Perkins 128hp
- Rigging: Slab-reefed main, furling genoa
- Electricity: 12V / 220V
- Fans in all cabins
- Tender + 30 engine hp
- Flat screen TV and movie library
- Optional sea kayaks & SUPs
- Snorkelling & fishing equipment
- 4 full sets of scuba gear, plus dive compressor
- Towing “donut” for the kids