PELORUS is a leading experiential travel and yacht expedition specialist.
A ‘pelorus’ was the navigational tool used to maintain the bearing of a sea vessel back in the golden era of travel and discovery – it is responsible for mapping much of the world as we know it today. In a similar vein, PELORUS is on a mission to become the world’s leading experiential travel and yacht expedition specialist.
PELORUS put the focus on the experience, designing individual itineraries according to the client’s brief. We work exclusively with a network of industry leaders, who allow us to consider areas and experiences that most travel companies do not give a second thought. We pride ourselves on attention to detail, creativity and due diligence, designing extraordinary experiences for those seeking something truly different.
We are delighted to be working closely with specific organisations and charities, which help us gain access to the most unique and biodiverse regions in the world.
MEET THE TEAM
Co-Founder & Managing Director
Geordie is a fellow of the Royal Geographic Society, a winter mountain leader, advanced diver, paragliding pilot and skydiver. He has planned and led numerous adventures and yacht expeditions around the world and has a passion for unearthing the lesser-known regions of the planet. Geordie served as a Captain in a British Army reconnaissance regiment, deploying twice to Afghanistan before running a series of businesses across Europe. Prior to founding PELORUS he spent a number of years as MD of a high-end adventure travel company.
Co-Founder & Business Development Director
Prior to co-founding PELORUS, Jimmy worked as Head of Marketing and Communications for Winch Design, a world-leader in superyachts, private aviation and architecture. Jimmy is a fellow of the Royal Geographic Society, mountain leader and advanced diver with a passion for adventure. Jimmy served in a British Army reconnaissance regiment, with tours to Iraq in 2006 and twice to Afghanistan. He served for eight years and on leaving was appointed Expedition Manager for Xtreme Everest 2, the largest ever medical-research expedition conducted on Mount Everest.
Head of Private Adventures
Having graduated in modern languages, Dave spent five years working for Bloomberg in European Sales. Thereafter, a much-delayed gap year took him all over Latin America, India, Thailand, Australia and New Zealand. His passion for all things food then led him to undertaking a professional chef diploma and to cooking in a 3 Michelin-starred restaurant via some of the best private chalets in the Alps. Revisiting his passion for travel, Dave then started out at a villa agency, specialising in Europe. A further five years spent at a top luxury travel company saw him make his way to PELORUS.
Head of Yacht Expeditions
Elise grew up in Pembrokeshire, Wales. She has been in the yachting industry for 10 years, working on world travelling yachts from 30 – 90 meters, both private and charter. During this time, she has sailed across the equator in the Indian Ocean and the Atlantic, over the Arctic circle, and crossed the Atlantic more than 10 times. She holds her certificate of expertise in Scottish Whisky and she is currently studying Masters of Wine. At PELORUS, she is Head of Yacht Expeditions, working with captains and brokers to enhance guests’ experiences when venturing into lesser-known waters.
Head of Agency
Alexandra has managed events and experiences internationally for over eight years. From large trailblazing automotive rallies across archipelagos to a one-off pop-up ice table picnic on an Alpine peak, no experience is too big or too small. Previously Head of Experiences for Quintessentially, Alexandra launched this new department globally with a new emphasis on access-led and elevated experiences: a retirement from the classic corporate event or activation. Prior to this Alexandra managed smaller events for luxury fashion brands and media agencies, with coverage in British Vogue and the Evening Standard.
Head of Special Projects & Content Editor
Patrick was previously the editor of luxury lifestyle magazine Gentleman’s Journal. He has a passion for adventure, wild spaces and the people who live within them and has undertaken various expeditions in Africa, Scotland and Switzerland – these include mountaineering, rock climbing and mountain biking – always with his camera close to hand. His work has been published in Africa Geographic, Escapism, Evening Standard, Getaway, Vogue and Country Life. At PELORUS he is part of the project management team, designing experiences across all seven continents. He also edits the in-house travel magazine, Elements.