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Boracay to Cuyo Islands via Seco

Boracay to Cuyo Islands via Seco

Trip Ports of Call Dates Days
200 Boracay, Cuyo Mar 10 - Mar 20, 2018 10
The Philippines archipelago is comprised of over 7,000 islands that are steeped in a deep marine cultural history. White sand beaches, turquoise warm water, limestone crags and abundant sea life (although heavily fished in some areas) make it a popular vacation destination in Asia. But on the Quest as you know we like to get off the beaten path, you won't find any information on this area in the Lonely Planet guides! How did we pick this small area in the northern Sulu sea then to explore? Between December and March the tradewinds in the Philippines blow harder here than anywhere else, and the Philippines in general get terrific, reliable winds. It's also a safe zone free of some of the troubles that plague the more southern islands in the region.

On this adventure we'll start in bustling Boracay, a major kitesurfing mecca but one we'll be quick to leave and head off downwind 25 miles to the sand cay of Seco. A perfect place to practice your newest tricks in perfectly flat water in the steady trades. Once the sunburns set in and the legs are fried we'll head off again for a longer passage down to the Cuyo archipelago where more adventure awaits. The Cuyo archipelago has dozens of small islands to explore and toy around and big downwinders between isles a distinct possibility:)

Here's a video of Seco: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Ok54FRpnIs

And more information on the wind and kitesurfing in the Cuyo area: http://cuyokiteboarding.com/about-cuyo-island/wind-conditions

For information regarding passports, travel alerts and visas: https://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/country/philippines.html

Pluses
  • Excellent protected flat water
  • Great snorkeling and ocean life
  • Long fetch for clean wind
  • Small, remote islands
  • Wind and more wind!
Minuses
  • Boracay start
Conditions
Air33 C
Water24 C
Mean Avg Wind13-25 knots
Miles120

Reservations
ReservedReserved
ReservedReserved
Cabin 1 - Sebastien Vilgrain - Guests: Guest
Cabin 2 - Claire Morton - Guests: Guest
Cabin 3 - Fred Bowers - Guests: Guest


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