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Yacht Expeditions Services

Captains & Crew

Pelorus works closely with captains and crew to reduce the pressures of executing yacht expeditions in more remote and lesser-known regions of the world. Whether we are engaged by a client, captain, broker or yacht owner, the captain and crew’s best interests are always taken into consideration.

As former crew members and long-time yachting industry experts, the Pelorus Yacht Expeditions team regularly converse with the captain throughout the planning process and any itinerary we create is reviewed and approved by the captain before it is finalised with the client. We take into account their preferences regarding cruising routes and schedules and we speak to the chief stewardess and chief officer to ensure we consider the crew’s skillset and required rest time. We won’t ask you to create a remote beach set up while also preparing the vessel for a change of guests, or schedule provisioning alongside an afternoon of water sports; unless we have the local support to take the pressure off, allowing the crew to do what they do best.

In addition to these very basic considerations, we also offer help and support with the following.

Permitting & Visas
Pelorus can arrange all the necessary permits for expeditions as well as organising the visa process for guests and crew, thus easing the workload on board when introducing a yacht and its crew to a new region. Whether it is arranging visas to be available upon arrival or navigating the complexities of permitting for restricted or military areas, Pelorus are able to provide crucial on shore support.

Cruising Plans
Aside from working with captains and crew to plan the best itinerary for each project, Pelorus Yacht Expeditions create one to two-year cruising plans for yachts that take advantage of the best possible opportunities in each region, and ensure that clients are fully prepared for the long-term. We provide year-round shore support and can offer marketing assistance if your yacht is available for charter. Find out more about our Itinerary Planning Service here.

Polar Code Training
Pelorus can facilitate Polar Code training for crews venturing into polar regions. We have also sent captains and chief officers to Antarctica and other regions ahead of their vessel to become experienced in ice pilotage and weather shelters, with a long-term result of minimising the additional personnel required by area regulations.

Helicopter Operations
Pelorus can arrange heli operations training for crew where required and have excellent access to a worldwide network of helicopters and seaplanes, even in more remote destinations. We remain up to date with regulations around the world and can source a support vessel to accompany you on your expedition if your yacht doesn’t have a helipad.

Submersible Pilot Training and Certification
With the demand for submarine experiences on private and chartered yachts on the rise, training existing yacht crew in submersible operations can be more cost-effective and space-efficient, sometimes even negating the need for additional support vessels to accommodate extra submarine crew. Pelorus can facilitate submersible training and certification for yacht crew, from 1-day introductory courses to in-depth chief pilot modules. We can even arrange for the training to be done on board your yacht should there be a need to train multiple crew members.