If you are NOT coming by boat, there is a road just opposite Hotel Centro on the National Highway just at Junction 2 and very close to Budget Home Depot, turn down this road (Nabayao Road is not marked, there is a chicken roasting place on the corner.), continue on this road crossing over Abanico Road, passing Abanico School on the left, just before you go into the water, look to the right, there we are, come through the gate, you are welcome.
GPS Location: N9.764094° E118.733764°
Position: 09°50.3'N, 118°50.4'E
Puerto Princesa lies approximately in the middle of the east coast of Palawan in the Philippines.
Club Facilities: anchorage, moorings, good dinghy-dock, pub-grub
Call: VHF 72 or Tell # 0998 304 9566 on approach (daylight) for guide to moorings /anchorage
Marine VHF: 72
Smart Tel: +63 998 304 9566
Globe Tel: +63 995 665 9195
Approach and Navigation
Cmap, is not accurate in this area. Paper charts are better, or AYC can guide you in, we monitor VHF Channel 72.
Anchorages or Moorings
See Services for all fees.
There is a safe dinghy dock.
Hot simple meals are served and a wonderful Sunday lunch buffet. (See Menu for details)
We reserve the right to refuse service and/or allow access to anyone for any reason.
Puerto Princesa is half way up the eastern side of the island of Palawan, one of the most southern islands in the Philippines. This is the preferred island to travel along while headed north from Malaysia. The island is long and skinny making it possible to travel either the east or western side of Palawan and give Mindanao a very wide berth. In Mindanao (SE about 280 miles) abduction and ransom is a possibility and while some of those unfortunate enough to run across these modern pirates, some may have friends affluent enough to bail them out of trouble but generally it’s extremely doubtful these yachties could raise the funds to get themselves out of such trouble and could be with these Modo Pirates for years…best to just give them a wide berth.
The passage up from Kudat involves 220 miles of travelling.
Going up West Coast of Palawan - Coast Guard information
1. Avoid Ulugan Bay/Oyster Bay - this is a Military Reservation Area which is an exclusion area for military use only.
2. Turn on your AIS transmitter all times and ensure it emits the correct information as to vessel specifications and name of owner.
3. Call the Light Station Lalutaya whenever you are anywhere in west Philippine sea.
Abanico Yacht Club
22 Zone 5 Purok Abanico
San Pedro, Puerto Princesa,
Smart Phone: +63 998 304 9566