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.
The passion for exploring remote regions of the world was triggered in the foothills of the Hindu Kush in Asia, where founders and ex British Army Officers Geordie Mackay-Lewis and Jimmy Carroll lead reconnaissance units on long-range desert patrols. The knowledge they forged during these years lay the foundation upon which PELORUS is built.
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. He has developed a fresh approach to experiential travel.
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.
Jimmy served as a Captain 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.
Prior to co-founding PELORUS, Jimmy worked as head of marketing and communications for the design studio 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.