Join us on this unique HOT BuOYS gay sailing cruise from Palawan, Philippines to Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia! Puerto Princesa is a coastal city on Palawan Island in the western Philippines. It's a base for boat trips through the massive limestone caves and underground river of the biodiverse Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park. Dive sites are dotted around Puerto Princesa Bay, home to long-nosed dolphins, turtles and rays.
Balabac is one of the hidden places in the Philippines that's worth a spot at the top of your bucketlist. These remote islands are located in the often skipped southern half of Palawan.
Kota Kinabalu is the capital of Malaysiaís Sabah state in the northern part of the island of Borneo. Often referred to as KK, itís a coastal city partly surrounded by rainforest. It's known for its bustling markets, modern boardwalk, beaches and waterfront Kota Kinabalu City Mosque. It is also a gateway to Kinabalu National Park, the home of 4,095m-high Mount Kinabalu.
This is the first leg of our Philippines to Thailand gay sailing cruise and we sail from the city of Puerto Princesa, Palawan to Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia.
Day 1 , September 30, 2018
We sail from the city of Puerto Princesa, Palawan. However, we must first all meet in the City of Cebu on Cebu Island. The reason is there is a chance immigration may need to take your photograph when they stamp your passport. The vessel must clear out of Cebu, since the vessel cleared into Cebu. The good thing about this is you get a chance to see two of the most popular cities in the Philippines.
Arrive Cebu Mactan airport (CEB). Take a taxi to the Big Dreams Residences Hotel where we will all meet for dinner.
Day 2 , October 1, 2018
After the paperwork is completed in the morning, you are free to check out the City of Cebu and explore the Spanish Cathedral, and Spanish Fort. Our dinner choices include the food court at one of the world's largest shopping malls. Food court? Well, you have never seen a food court like this one.
Day 3 , October 2, 2018
Air Asia 13:40-14:55, Flight Z2 545. Move aboard yacht and welcome dinner at Abanico Yacht Club.
Day 4 , October 3, 2018
Optional van ride to Puerto Princesa Underground River National Park or Tour of Puerto Princesa, or kayak the mangrove forest looking for kingfishers.
Day 5 , October 4, 2018
Mid-morning sailing and day and night at sea.
Day 6 , October 5, 2018
Arrive Balabac Island and night in Port of Balabac.
Day 7 , October 6, 2018
Tour of Balabac Island. This is a good place to do SCUBA diving and crew aboard have gone to a private island and had a fantastic experience last time.
Day 8 , October 7, 2018
Day and night at sea.
Day 9 , October 8, 2018
Arrive Kota Kinabalu, Mayalsia, Sutera Harbour Resort. Olympic sized swimming pool, hot tub, and bowling alley. They even have a golf course.
Day 10 , October 9, 2018
Check in to immigration and optional bowling night.
Day 11 , October 10, 2018
Optional road trip to Poring Hot Spring on Mount Kinabalu. You are welcome to spend the night aboard if you fly out on October 11th, 2018.
Day 12 , October 11, 2018
Flight back home from Kota Kinabalu, Mayalsia (BKI).
Join us on second leg of Philippines to Thailand gay sailing cruise and sail
From Kota Kinabalu (Malaysia) to Miri (Malaysia) via the Kingdom of Brunei.
Notes: Before you are allowed to board a plane to the Philippines, you may need proof of an airplane ticket leaving the Philippines. Unfortunately, it is one of the costs today of travel by private boat and even yacht owners are not able to escape it without official letters from immigration. Suggest buying a cheap ticket on Air Asia from Cebu (CEB) to Kota Kinabalu (BKI) about 6 months out. It should be the least expensive option. If you are not continuing on the trip after Kota Kinabalu please make your reservations to leave after 5 pm on October 10, 2018 to allow for weather delay or delay in paperwork upon entry.