5 Top Yacht Clubs Near Manila
December 18, 2018
Whether you’re exploring islands, swimming in the country’s bluest waters, or simply appreciating one of the world’s most spectacular sunsets, a boat is a luxury worth having. This is especially true if you live and work in Manila, an exciting and vibrant city but also one of the most densely populated cities in the world.
There are a variety of yacht clubs in or near Manila where you can berth your boat or yacht and mingle with fellow sailors and enthusiasts. These are exclusive clubs that cater to your lifestyle, providing services that make your sailing all the more enjoyable and fun. Listed below are the top 5 yacht clubs, in terms of popularity.
Manila Yacht Club (°33.865’N, 120°58.833’E)
One of Asia’s oldest yacht club is located at Manila Bay. This exclusive club can accommodate larger yachts, and they regularly organize regattas to promote boating culture in the country. One of the major sailing events the club participates in is the President’s Cup Regatta. As a member of the Manila Yacht Club, you get to enjoy exclusive benefits such as sailing lessons and the use of their dining facilities.
Subic Bay Yacht Club (N14° 49.20’ E120° 17.45’)
This marina country club is located north west of Manila at the province of Zambales. It lies in the tranquil Subic Bay with the Zambales Mountain range protecting it from typhoon winds. It’s considered to be one of the safest harbors with serene waters all year long. As one of the biggest marinas in the country, it can safely berth up to 178-foot long yachts. The club offers exclusive accommodations, dining, and other recreational facilities.
Puerto Galera Yacht Club (N13° 30.75’ E120° 57.25’)
Located at the province of Oriental Mindoro, Puerto Galera is one of the nearest vacation destinations from Manila. The yacht club is situated inside a natural typhoon shelter. This makes it one of the safest marinas for your boat, especially with the country’s erratic weather conditions. The yacht club hosts annual regattas that coincide with the country’s different holidays such as the All Souls Regatta and the Christmas/New Year Regatta. In addition, although officially a membership club, PGYC is open to the public and welcomes everyone with an interest in sailing, including beginners and enthusiasts interested in the art of sailing, offering courses on the subject.
Punta Fuego Yacht Club (N14° 07.79’ E120° 35.39’)
Punta Fuego is a relatively new, members-only beach resort located in Nasugbu, Batangas. The resort includes a yacht club with 30 berths and 150 parking spots for trailers. Amenities include a chandlery, fuel station, chart room, lockers, and shower rooms. With a club membership, you will be free to access the resort’s other facilities such as dining, casitas, golf course, spa, and more.
Taal Lake Yacht Club
Situated at the north shore of the famous Taal Lake, you’d have to haul your boat to a trailer to get it into the lake. But all the trouble is worth it for the unique and absolute serenity the place offers. The club provides boat storage for powerboats and sailboats. Although officially a membership club, they are open to the public and offer everyone the chance to experience the sailing lifestyle. The ultimate aim of the club is to promote sailing and sustainable ecotourism in the country.
There are many benefits of joining a yacht club. For one, you can expand your connections and network with influential people from the top rungs of Philippine society. Opportunities could open up for your business, and new friendships could develop from a common interest in sailing and yachting. Next, the expensive membership will “force” you to make time for recreation, leading to a healthier lifestyle and closer family bonds. Finally, you’ll get to learn more about sailing and yachting, which will hopefully inspire you to go on future adventures with your boat.
Whether you’re still going through the process of choosing a boat that you can call your own, or you’re now exploring the many berthing options available to a yacht owner like you, Europa Yachts can help you. Call us now at (+632) 553 2027 or (+63) 917 657 0045, or drop us a message at email@example.com to reach out to our team.