|Trip||Ports of Call||Dates||Days|
|202||Amanpulo||Apr 11 – Apr 21, 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 at Cuyo and then just doddle at our own leisure up to the Carnasa Islands, where the winds are steady and the anchorages are perfect. An ideal place to practice your newest tricks, as well as dive, spearfish, and ogle at the beauty of paradise in perfectly flat water in the steady trades.
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