NOW AVAILABLE FOR CHARTER
Furthur at a remote anchorage in Coron
We are excited to be offering limited charters for 2-4 people in Jan- March 2018. This is a great opportunity for a private, customized adventure aboard a luxurious well-equipped yacht in the heart of Palawan, celebrated as a world class destination yet pristine and not crowded.
Come explore one of the most amazing areas on earth, Coron, Palawan. This area is well known for phenomenal wreck diving as 7 large Japanese ships were sunk in battle in a small area. I have been diving on the wrecks for 4 years and never tire of it. Steeped in history and exciting to see.
Coron is also a thermally active area creating great hot springs, and the oh so bizarre Barracuda Lake,, where at a depth of 10 meters the temp rises to over 40C (105F)
First Mate Donna looking over the anchorage
Dolphins point the way to Apo Reef
World class wreck diving.
We will enjoy isolated anchorages out of the way of the normal tourist traffic where you can swim, snorkel and kayak the day away and enjoy solitude on white sandy beaches. Weather permitting, we can also include a trip to the famed Apo Reef in your adventure (slight extra cost)
As we are specializing in custom adventures for couples, we can customize your week aboard. Be it more diving, more relaxing or exploring we will set an itinerary to your needs, this separates us from the normal livaboard boats with many guests. We can also include instruction in all the aspects of cruising for those considering this life style with our Trawler School.
Life in Coron will include diving all the major wrecks plus Barracuda Lake, several nights in remote anchorages and some next to our friend’s boutique fairy tale like resort where you enjoy fine dining and a breath taking sunset while sipping on a cocktail in the pool.
A typical day: rise at your leisure, healthy breakfast and a dive or two (these are pretty deep diving so 2 a day is max) relax a bit, lunch, then a kayak ride, swim or explore. We will move every day, usually in the afternoon. Anchor just in time for sunset and a snack, then dine under the stars and maybe take in a movie or join for some music with the singing Captain,
The boat: 2005 Selene Ocean Trawler, Furthur. Private master suite with in suit head and large shower, gaze at the stars above your head each night. 2nd state room has two large bunks and shared head. fully equipped for you enjoyment, ice maker, AC, washing machine, big screen TV with vast movie collection. Upper deck with BBQ and settee. We carry two kayaks and a large inflatable with dive tank racks, even a joy ride inflated ring towed behind the dinghy. We have plenty of tanks and a compressor, also dive gear if you like, you will need: mask/snorkel, wetsuit if you get cold (the water is mid 80’s so not usually needed) you can use our gear but best to bring your own if you have it.
The Crew: Capt. Brian –that’s me—was in the boat biz for 30 years, including whale watch boat captain and delivery skipper, retired in 2009 and crossed the Pacific winding up falling in love with the Philippines and calling it home for the last 3 years. Holding a USCG Masters license, PADI Dive Master with well over 1000 dives in 19 countries. First mate Donna is a Filipino, excellent dinghy driver—she loves following the bubbles—and a fantastic cook. She can teach you a bit of the language and customs and real handy at bargaining for your souvenirs.
Getting there: Fly to Manila, connection flight to Coron, Basuanga Island.. a van will pick you up and take you to the boat. Very easy.
The cost: $225 for master stateroom, $200 for guest stateroom a night per person, double occupancy, minimum 4 nights. This is all inclusive with these exceptions: all transportation to and from, meals taken ashore, alcohol (beer and wine purchased on boat or bring your own) park fees or other entrance fees,
I have written quite a bit about our Coron adventures in my www.furthuradventures.com it is simply my favorite place on earth – or the half I have seen. So I hope you can come and enjoy it with us. Please let me know if you have any questions, I hope to see you soon! CONTACT firstname.lastname@example.org