The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Philippines will run 6 trips in the Sulu Sea with their research vessel, the M/Y Navorca, from April to May of 2020, three (3) of which will be headed to Cagayancillo and the other three (3) to Tubbataha Reefs.

Primetime is actively supporting WWF-Philippines and projects, assisting with activities such as MPA monitoring, livelihood support, and the survey of sharks, fish, corals, and seabirds. We sail with WWF-Philippines, and we would like to invite our guests to do so as well.

Our guests have the option to team up with WWF-Philippines’ researchers and immerse themselves in the daily work of marine conservationists. Guests can also engage in alternative sustainable activities through our diving and shore programs, customized to cater to a maximum of eight (8) guests and two (2) diving instructors.

Two evening events will also be held aboard Primetime during the cruise, to give time for guests to bond and discuss with the research team.

Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park encapsulates every diver’s dream of experiencing one of the few remaining healthy and pristine coral reef ecosystems on the planet. We work hand in hand with local and international scientists to gain access to unexplored and less frequented areas of Cagayancillo and Tubbataha as we continue our commitment to conservation efforts in the region.

Primetime

MY Navorca
(Photo: Sally Snow)

ABOUT US

Our Singapore based, luxury sailing catamaran under Swiss management offers four suites for a maximum of eight guests. The 2012-built Yacht has been fitted with all factory upgrades to specialize in catering to high class diving. The 20-meter sailboat is a flagship project from the French builder, Lagoon, customized for off- grid expeditions in 2018 and 2019. Aside from the impressive 250 squaremeter sail area, Primetime also has two 150 HP Volvo Penta diesel engines for propulsion. Air fillings on board are done using a Nuvair Nitrox compressor and two Bauer Air compressors, while an impressive 3.5kW solar roof delivers electrical power.

M/Y NAVORCA

The M/Y Navorca has served as WWF-Philippine’s research vessel since 2008. Refurbished in 2011, the M/Y Navorca is equipped with navigational and communication equipment, and has provided safe passage for research trips, expeditions, educational tours, and rescue operations.
The M/Y Navorca spans 80 feet and has a displacement of 70 gross tons. It boasts an eight-man crew, and has space for additional passengers.
The M/Y Navorca provides transportation services for WWF-Philippines’ conservation initiatives in the Sulu Sea, particularly in Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park and the island municipality of Cagayancillo. The vessel is crucial in obtaining data needed to protect the local environment.

As Primetime is a sailing Catamaran on the way to sustainability, we have established initiatives to make our expedition cruises more sustainable by using and/or implementing the following:

Water Making Machine: Pristine potable water is made readily available on board through the installed water making machine and filtration system which can also be used on all beverages.

Diesel saver: The yacht’s power source is diversified by using a combination of fuel and renewable energy by means of wind and solar panels. Primetime is equipped with a 40kW battery capacity, which is charged mainly using it’s solar roofing.

Plastic collector: Together with WWF-Philippines, Primetime believes in every individual’s capacity to be an advocate and steward of the environment. We encourage our guests to take positive action against plastic pollution by collecting marine debris during their dive and while taking their leisurely walk on the beach and most especially disposing it properly.

Saying No to Single-use: We try to avoid single-use plastics on board. Instead of using disposable PET bottles, guests are provided with a 500ml metal bottle for their drinking needs.

Sustainability Fee

As an added initiative, Primetime has started charging $ 1 or 2 USD per can or bottle of softdrink and beer, which will be matched by Primetime, to be donated directly to one of the local projects.

 GUEST SUITE 1-3MASTER SUITEFULLY BOOKED
Per paying guest - 8 days369 USD
387 USD
2988 USD
Per paying guest - 10 days446 USD468 USD3612 USD
  • Primetime will be donating USD369-468 for each booked paying guest to WWF-Philippines.
  • Moreover, the researchers can freely use Primetime’s facilities and technology as needed, such as the Mavic drone and DPVs.
ABOUT PRIMETIME, NAVORCA & WWF-PHILIPPINES

ABOUT US

Our Singapore based, luxury sailing catamaran under Swiss management offers four suites for a maximum of eight guests. The 2012-built Yacht has been fitted with all factory upgrades to specialize in catering to high class diving. The 20-meter sailboat is a flagship project from the French builder, Lagoon, customized for off- grid expeditions in 2018 and 2019. Aside from the impressive 250 squaremeter sail area, Primetime also has two 150 HP Volvo Penta diesel engines for propulsion. Air fillings on board are done using a Nuvair Nitrox compressor and two Bauer Air compressors, while an impressive 3.5kW solar roof delivers electrical power.

M/Y NAVORCA

The M/Y Navorca has served as WWF-Philippine’s research vessel since 2008. Refurbished in 2011, the M/Y Navorca is equipped with navigational and communication equipment, and has provided safe passage for research trips, expeditions, educational tours, and rescue operations.
The M/Y Navorca spans 80 feet and has a displacement of 70 gross tons. It boasts an eight-man crew, and has space for additional passengers.
The M/Y Navorca provides transportation services for WWF-Philippines’ conservation initiatives in the Sulu Sea, particularly in Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park and the island municipality of Cagayancillo. The vessel is crucial in obtaining data needed to protect the local environment.

SUSTAINABILITY
As Primetime is a sailing Catamaran on the way to sustainability, we have established initiatives to make our expedition cruises more sustainable by using and/or implementing the following:

Water Making Machine: Pristine potable water is made readily available on board through the installed water making machine and filtration system which can also be used on all beverages.

Diesel saver: The yacht’s power source is diversified by using a combination of fuel and renewable energy by means of wind and solar panels. Primetime is equipped with a 40kW battery capacity, which is charged mainly using it’s solar roofing.

Plastic collector: Together with WWF-Philippines, Primetime believes in every individual’s capacity to be an advocate and steward of the environment. We encourage our guests to take positive action against plastic pollution by collecting marine debris during their dive and while taking their leisurely walk on the beach and most especially disposing it properly.

Saying No to Single-use: We try to avoid single-use plastics on board. Instead of using disposable PET bottles, guests are provided with a 500ml metal bottle for their drinking needs.

Sustainability Fee

As an added initiative, Primetime has started charging $ 1 or 2 USD per can or bottle of softdrink and beer, which will be matched by Primetime, to be donated directly to one of the local projects.

PRIMETIME DONATIONS TO WWF-PHILIPPINES
 GUEST SUITE 1-3MASTER SUITEFULLY BOOKED
Per paying guest - 8 days369 USD
387 USD
2988 USD
Per paying guest - 10 days446 USD468 USD3612 USD
  • Primetime will be donating USD369-468 for each booked paying guest to WWF-Philippines.
  • Moreover, the researchers can freely use Primetime’s facilities and technology as needed, such as the Mavic drone and DPVs.

TOUR OPTIONS

Cagayancillo and Tubbataha Reefs

DatesTour NumberDuration
6. April - 15. April 20202020-1110D/9N
03. May - 10. May 20202020-148D/7N
22. May - 31. May 20202020-1610D/9N

Tubbataha Reefs

DatesTour NumberDuration
17. April - 24. April 20202020-128D/7N
25. April - 02. May 20202020-138D/7N

Tubbataha Reefs and Cawili Islands

DateTour NumberDuration
13. May – 20. May 20202020-158D/7N
Get to know the Philippines

The Philippines, officially the Republic of the Philippines, is an archipelagic country in Southeast Asia. Located in the western Pacific Ocean, it consists of about 7,107 islands that are categorized broadly under three main geographical divisions from north to south: Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.

The Philippines is served by 2 international airports, which are located at the capital city of Manila, and the oldest city of Cebu. Bounded by the South China Sea on the west, the Philippine Sea on the east, and the Celebes Sea on the southwest, the country is endowed with abundant natural resources and some of the world’s greatest biodiversity.

Philippines
Photo: Chris Murer

Important notice:
WWF-Philippines and their Navorca schedule are based on their annual research work plan which coincides with Primetime’s Expedition and Exploration Cruises. Please see detailed trip description of each trip.
Schedules, however, are subject to change depending on the weather and operative conditions or whenever some unavoidable circumstances arise.


The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Philippines will run 6 trips in the Sulu Sea with their research vessel, the M/Y Navorca, from April to May of 2020, three (3) of which will be headed to Cagayancillo and the other three (3) to Tubbataha Reefs.

Primetime is actively supporting WWF-Philippines and projects, assisting with activities such as MPA monitoring, livelihood support, and the survey of sharks, fish, corals, and seabirds. We sail with WWF-Philippines, and we would like to invite our guests to do so as well.

Our guests have the option to team up with WWF-Philippines’ researchers and immerse themselves in the daily work of marine conservationists. Guests can also engage in alternative sustainable activities through our diving and shore programs, customized to cater to a maximum of eight (8) guests and two (2) diving instructors.

Two evening events will also be held aboard Primetime during the cruise, to give time for guests to bond and discuss with the research team.

Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park encapsulates every diver’s dream of experiencing one of the few remaining healthy and pristine coral reef ecosystems on the planet. We work hand in hand with local and international scientists to gain access to unexplored and less frequented areas of Cagayancillo and Tubbataha as we continue our commitment to conservation efforts in the region.

MY Navorca (Photo: Primetime)
MY Navorca (Photo: Sally Snow)

Our Singapore based, luxury sailing catamaran under Swiss management offers four suites for a maximum of eight guests. The 2012-built Yacht has been fitted with all factory upgrades to specialize in catering to high class diving. The 20-meter sailboat is a flagship project from the French builder, Lagoon, customized for off- grid expeditions in 2018 and 2019. Aside from the impressive 250 squaremeter sail area, Primetime also has two 150 HP Volvo Penta diesel engines for propulsion. Air fillings on board are done using a Nuvair Nitrox compressor and two Bauer Air compressors, while an impressive 3.5kW solar roof delivers electrical power.

The M/Y Navorca has served as WWF-Philippine’s research vessel since 2008. Refurbished in 2011, the M/Y Navorca is equipped with navigational and communication equipment, and has provided safe passage for research trips, expeditions, educational tours, and rescue operations.
The M/Y Navorca spans 80 feet and has a displacement of 70 gross tons. It boasts an eight-man crew, and has space for additional passengers.
The M/Y Navorca provides transportation services for WWF-Philippines’ conservation initiatives in the Sulu Sea, particularly in Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park and the island municipality of Cagayancillo. The vessel is crucial in obtaining data needed to protect the local environment.

As Primetime is a sailing Catamaran on the way to sustainability, we have established initiatives to make our expedition cruises more sustainable by using and/or implementing the following:

Water Making Machine: Pristine potable water is made readily available on board through the installed water making machine and filtration system which can also be used on all beverages.

Diesel saver: The yacht’s power source is diversified by using a combination of fuel and renewable energy by means of wind and solar panels. Primetime is equipped with a 40kW battery capacity, which is charged mainly using it’s solar roofing.

Plastic collector: Together with WWF-Philippines, Primetime believes in every individual’s capacity to be an advocate and steward of the environment. We encourage our guests to take positive action against plastic pollution by collecting marine debris during their dive and while taking their leisurely walk on the beach and most especially disposing it properly.

Saying No to Single-use: We try to avoid single-use plastics on board. Instead of using disposable PET bottles, guests are provided with a 500ml metal bottle for their drinking needs.

Sustainability Fee

As an added initiative, Primetime has started charging $ 1 or 2 USD per can or bottle of softdrink and beer, which will be matched by Primetime, to be donated directly to one of the local projects.

 GUEST SUITE 1-3MASTER SUITEFULLY BOOKED
Per paying guest - 8 days369 USD
387 USD
2988 USD
Per paying guest - 10 days446 USD468 USD3612 USD
  • Primetime will be donating USD369-468 for each booked paying guest to WWF-Philippines.
  • Moreover, the researchers can freely use Primetime’s facilities and technology as needed, such as the Mavic drone and DPVs.
ABOUT PRIMETIME

Our Singapore based, luxury sailing catamaran under Swiss management offers four suites for a maximum of eight guests. The 2012-built Yacht has been fitted with all factory upgrades to specialize in catering to high class diving. The 20-meter sailboat is a flagship project from the French builder, Lagoon, customized for off- grid expeditions in 2018 and 2019. Aside from the impressive 250 squaremeter sail area, Primetime also has two 150 HP Volvo Penta diesel engines for propulsion. Air fillings on board are done using a Nuvair Nitrox compressor and two Bauer Air compressors, while an impressive 3.5kW solar roof delivers electrical power.

ABOUT NAVORCA & WWF-PHILIPPINES

The M/Y Navorca has served as WWF-Philippine’s research vessel since 2008. Refurbished in 2011, the M/Y Navorca is equipped with navigational and communication equipment, and has provided safe passage for research trips, expeditions, educational tours, and rescue operations.
The M/Y Navorca spans 80 feet and has a displacement of 70 gross tons. It boasts an eight-man crew, and has space for additional passengers.
The M/Y Navorca provides transportation services for WWF-Philippines’ conservation initiatives in the Sulu Sea, particularly in Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park and the island municipality of Cagayancillo. The vessel is crucial in obtaining data needed to protect the local environment.

SUSTAINABILITY

As Primetime is a sailing Catamaran on the way to sustainability, we have established initiatives to make our expedition cruises more sustainable by using and/or implementing the following:

Water Making Machine: Pristine potable water is made readily available on board through the installed water making machine and filtration system which can also be used on all beverages.

Diesel saver: The yacht’s power source is diversified by using a combination of fuel and renewable energy by means of wind and solar panels. Primetime is equipped with a 40kW battery capacity, which is charged mainly using it’s solar roofing.

Plastic collector: Together with WWF-Philippines, Primetime believes in every individual’s capacity to be an advocate and steward of the environment. We encourage our guests to take positive action against plastic pollution by collecting marine debris during their dive and while taking their leisurely walk on the beach and most especially disposing it properly.

Saying No to Single-use: We try to avoid single-use plastics on board. Instead of using disposable PET bottles, guests are provided with a 500ml metal bottle for their drinking needs.

Sustainability Fee

As an added initiative, Primetime has started charging $ 1 or 2 USD per can or bottle of softdrink and beer, which will be matched by Primetime, to be donated directly to one of the local projects.

PRIMETIME DONATIONS TO WWF PHILIPPINES
 GUEST SUITE 1-3MASTER SUITEFULLY BOOKED
Per paying guest - 8 days369 USD
387 USD
2988 USD
Per paying guest - 10 days446 USD468 USD3612 USD
  • Primetime will be donating USD369-468 for each booked paying guest to WWF-Philippines.
  • Moreover, the researchers can freely use Primetime’s facilities and technology as needed, such as the Mavic drone and DPVs.

TRAVEL DATES

Cagayancillo and Tubbataha Reefs

6. April – 15. April 2020
Trip No. 2020-11
Available

22. May – 31. May 2020
Trip No. 2020-14
Available

3. May – 10. May 2020
Trip No. 2020-16
Available

Tubbataha Reefs

17. April – 24. April 2020
Trip No. 2020-12
Available

25. April – 2. Mai 2020
Trip No. 2020-13
Available

Tubbataha Reefs and Cawili Islands

13. May- 20. May 2020
Trip No. 2020-15
Available

Important notice:
WWF-Philippines and their Navorca schedule are based on their annual research work plan which coincides with Primetime’s Expedition and Exploration Cruises. Please see detailed trip description of each trip.
Schedules, however, are subject to change depending on the weather and operative conditions or whenever some unavoidable circumstances arise.

Get to know the Philippines

The Philippines, officially the Republic of the Philippines is an archipelagic country in Southeast Asia. Situated in the western Pacific Ocean, it consists of about 7,107 islands that are categorized broadly under three main geographical divisions from north to south: Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.

The capital city of the Philippines is Manila and the second most important city is Cebu, both have an international airport. Bounded by the South China Sea on the west, the Philippine Sea on the east and the Celebes Sea on the southwest, the Philippines shares maritime borders with Taiwan to the north, Japan to the northeast, Vietnam to the west, Palau to the east, and Malaysia and Indonesia to the south.

Philippines
Photo: Chris Murer

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