Sail Destinations - PHILIPPINES

PHILIPPINES

The Philippines is a cultural hotpot and a delight to discover. With the 5th longest coastline in the world, the Philippines spans a massive arc into the western Pacific Ocean.

Consisting of approximately 7,641 islands in its chain, it is festive and vibrant with its signature mega cities, steaming volcanos and dense, jungle-covered outlaying islands, happy-go-lucky locals and of course, sublime dive and snorkelling sites to rival those of the rest of the Pacific.

Sail Expeditions to PHILIPPINES

Discover Tubbataha Reef

It is no secret that Tubbataha Reef offers, hands-down, one the best diving or snorkelling experiences you will ever have in your life! Proclaimed a UNESCO World Heritage Site and with a spot on the ‘New 7 Wonders of Nature’ list, Tubbataha Reef needs to be on your bucket list!

A delight since its discovery in the 1970’s, the Tubbataha Reef has become a world-renowned marvel among avid divers and marine biologists, dubbed one of the most remarkable coral reefs in the world. A pure diver’s delight, you will have the opportunity to experience dramatic underwater terrain not seen in any other region of the Pacific, as well as breathtaking biodiversity and a plethora of large marine animals such as sharks, turtles and manta rays.

The Tubbataha Reef is, in fact, a natural park and is a region that is highly protected by the government. The reef itself has two massive atolls – the North Atoll and South Atoll as well as the smaller Jessie Beazley reef.

Coral formations along the reef are said to rival those found along the Great Barrier Reef, with this diverse sanctuary playing host to 350 different coral species and over 500 different fish species.

Tubbataha Reef Sailing Holiday
Exclusive Sailing Holiday El Nido

Discover a El Nido

El Nido has endless beaches, crystal clear waters and an underwater world that will take your breath away.

Located in the area of Palawan, not only is it a destination that truly looks like paradise, but it’s also considered the gateway to the beautifully unspoiled Bacuit Archipelago.

Made up of 45 islands and islets, El Nido is a Philippine dream of signature karst cliffs, covered in a thickets of deep green jungle vine, blue-green waters and impossibly white sand beaches.

If you have travelled to the likes of Halong Bay in Vietnam, parts of El Nido may appear similar with its towering karst cliff backdrops and beautiful waters, but little can prepare you for how beautiful it is first-hand.

The rest of the islands in the Bacuit Archipelago feature steaming tropical jungles as far as the eye can see, sparkling, clear ocean waters, secluded and peaceful inlet coves and beaches – perfect for days of exploration and lazing on the soft, white sands, under the warm Philippine sunshine.

El Nido also offers a fantastic dive experience for both new and well-seasoned divers. Our team will do their best to deliver you to some of most uncrowded and unique spots. Dive spots in this region have up to 800 species of fish, 120 species of coral as well as the endangered hawksbill and green sea turtle.

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