What does Pelorus do?
“We cover all the various elements of planning,” continues Geordie, “from cruising route consultation and detailed logistics, to drawing on our extensive expertise in designing land- and sea-based experiences to create unique yachting itineraries.”
Designing these experiential cruising routes is done in collaboration with the captains, whose knowledge is vital to the creative process. “By working closely with captains, we understand the limitations of the vessel, the crew, and the guests or owner. It’s about making everything seamless and keeping all logistical issues away from the guests. Pelorus shares the same objectives as captains: to provide the best possible experience, executed to the highest standards. It’s a symbiotic relationship.
“Once we have the brief from the captain and clients, our first action point is to understand the logistics: how long it’ll take to get visas, permitting, the best times of year to go, etc. Providing this is all fine, we contact our experts on the ground, who have an incredible knowledge of the region and the experiences available.
“Once the general itinerary is planned, we focus on how to pull the technicalities together, ticking all the right boxes when it comes to luxury as well. We scrutinise all the regions on the cruising route, determine anchorages, consider vessel capabilities, and establish what additional resources we may need to bring in.”