TRAK Tour - Palawan Expedition - May 7-14, 2019

Join TRAK in exploring the beautiful islands and coastline of Palawan, in the Philippines. This adventure includes a 6+ day expedition on the water, with all local expenses and needs covered. You may want to stay longer on either end, as part of a larger vacation, and we highly recommend exploring the unique culture and environment in this amazing country.

  • Country:  Philippines
  • Duration: 8 Days
  • Skill Level:  Beginner/Intermediate

What we're going to do

We'll be meeting in Puerto Princesa, and travelling up to El Nido on May 7th. We will then go out for a 7-day excursion in this bucket-list paddling destination from May 8-14, 2019.

You do NOT need to be an expert at multi-day kayaking expeditions! Our aim is to help develop your confidence and competence at planning, organizing, and leading your own trips or becoming a more capable teammate in joining others. This will be done in an area quite coveted as a worldwide paddling destination.

 

Tour Itinerary

  • Arrive in Puerto Princesa airport the morning of May 6, 2019 (Day 0)
  • Participants will be transported (by TRAK) up to El Nido on the afternoon of May 6th, where we will have a group gathering/planning at the resort where everyone will stay that night, prior to starting the paddling on May 7th (Day 1)
  • Paddling from May 7 to May 14 (Day 8) - details to follow
  • The trip will wind up on May 14 (Day 8) and early morning May 15th will be the onward travel day

 


Meet Your Guide

Jaime Sharp

Since joining TRAK in 2010, Jaime’s been testing our products and pushing the limits of what’s considered possible with a TRAK portable performance kayak. He’s paddled his TRAK in more than a dozen countries, while filming and creating The TRAK Files video series. He has worked as an adventure guide in several countries including Panama, Belize, Antarctica, Norway and Canada, using sea kayaks to explore the wilderness. Jaime grew up in New Zealand and enjoys meeting adventurers around the world. A great speaker and storyteller, he’s contributed remarkable original media and stories of unleashed paddling adventures. Jaime has also led personal sea kayak expeditions in remote locations - most notably the first Circumnavigation of Svalbard Archipelago Norway by Sea kayak in 2015.


Tour reviews

"My first foray into these waters was during the inaugural Bay of Fundy Sea Kayak Symposium where I spent three days working on fundamental skills, leadership, and paddling in current. The islands provide scaled learning environments from placid sheltered waters to more exposed tidal flows around the outer islands and the playful Hell’s Gate. I cannot think of a better place to develop skills as a paddler, or just enjoy the sheep, eagles, and osprey."

Kirk Dauphinee

"There is a group of more than 20 islands, known as The Tuskets, the Mi'kmaq word for the "Great Forked Tidal River". The actual river continues into the sea where the flow is augmented by the tidal cycle. There are 8000 acres of salt marshes alone. The tidal flood carries you north wise towards Cape Forchu and the Bay of Fundy, and the ebb takes you deep into the North Atlantic. The picture is of a demanding environment, an ideal place to run sea kayak leadership sessions, an excellent spot to exercise navigation, and an overall bucket list location for any competent Paddler."

Paul Maxan


Where we're going

  • Sulu Sea
  • Palawan, Philippines, SE Asia
  • El Nido islands

What you'll learn

This amazing tour includes hands-on experience and instruction and the  opportunity to discover the best ways to plan, lead, and execute a multi-day, tropical sea-kayaking expedition.

  • Expedition Planning
  • Navigation
  • Seamanship skills

What's included in the tour

We'll provide everything you need once you arrive in El Nido, until you leave.   You may want to bring your favorite PFD and paddle, and if you have a TRAK kayak already, bring it with you and save.

  • Meals
  • Accommodations (Day 0 night, to Day 7 night)
  • Skills Training

Not included

  • Airfare to Puerto Princesa
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature
May 7-14, 2019

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