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Why use us?

PELORUS puts 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.

What is a ‘pelorus’?

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.

Travelling responsibly

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

Pelorus Founder Geordie Mackay-Lewis

GEORDIE MACKAY-LEWIS

Co-Founder & Managing Director
geordie@pelorusx.com

Geordie is a fellow of the Royal Geographic Society, a winter mountain leader, advanced diver and paragliding pilot. 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 successful businesses across Europe. Prior to founding PELORUS he spent a number of years as MD of a high-end adventure travel company.

Jimmy

JIMMY CARROLL

Co-Founder & Business Development Director
jimmy@pelorusx.com

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 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.

Dave

DAVE LORCH

Head of Private Adventures
dave@pelorusx.com

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.

Elise

ELISE CIAPPARA

Head of Yacht Expeditions
elise@pelorusx.com

Elise grew up on the coast of Pembrokeshire, Wales. She has been in the yachting industry for 10 years, working on world travelling private and charter yachts from 30 – 90 meters. During this time, she sailed across the equator in the Indian and Atlantic Oceans, over the Arctic circle, and crossed the Atlantic numerous times. She holds her certificate of expertise in Scottish Whisky and she is currently studying for a Masters of Wine. At PELORUS, Elise is Head of Yacht Expeditions, working with captains and brokers to provide innovative and unique experiences around the world.

Ali

ALEXANDRA KINMAN

Head of Agency
alexandra@pelorusx.com

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.

Hannah Cornforth, Marketing Manager

HANNAH CORNFORTH

Marketing Manager
hannah@pelorusx.com

Hannah’s love of travel and adventure has taken her all over the world, including visiting her family in India and Japan; these passions followed her to Canada for a gap year spent teaching skiing and onto university where she studied Geography. Since graduating, she’s spent nine years’ working predominately for tailor-made, luxury travel brands. She spent several years in the marketing team leading on the CRM strategy for luxury tour operator Black Tomato. Following this she led on all marketing and campaign activity for several brands within the Active Travel Group. At PELORUS, Hannah is responsible for all marketing and PR.

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