Since the age of 12, Pawel had cherished the time he spent sailing with his father and taking holidays in the beautiful lake region of Masuria, Poland. Over the years his passion for the sea grew strong and his mind was set on the yachting lifestyle, seizing the opportunity to cross the Atlantic at the age of 20 and then purchasing his own yacht just one year later. Soon after, Captain Pawel’s love for sailing developed into a career which has taken him on travels throughout the Caribbean, Mediterranean and French Polynesia logging over 80,000nm onboard catamarans and monohulls since 2008.
He also is a passionate kitesurfer and freediver. Highly experienced, confident, and enthusiastic, Pawel looks forward to treating guests staying onboard Orion for the holiday of a lifetime!
Lola is passionate about food and travel. She's curious to try news flavors and share them with you. Lola first worked in various restaurant and luxury hotels in France and French Polynesia. The yacht industry was obvious to Lola because she naturally has the pleasure of welcoming and her background prepares her to meet your expectations.
She specializes in French and exotic cuisine, enjoy cooking fresh, local products, she has an eye for details and likes to make beautiful plating.
Born between the land and the ocean, Heimoana grew up in the sister island of Tahiti, Moorea. Passionate about his culture and particularly the Polynesian navigation, it will be a pleasure for him to share stories and experiences. Naturally welcoming, he loves to make people happy, comfortable, and safe. As an ambassador of his country, it will be an honor for him to show you how beautiful sailing around French Polynesia can be!
Melanie is an ocean lover, she loves her job on board at sea.
She worked on the M/Y LATITUDE in Tahiti. She also used to work as an Aupair (Nanny) for a family of 4 kids in the US for about a year and half. A hospitable, caring and smiling person she loves making guests feel welcome and happy to be here by responding to their needs and providing a relaxing and carefree onboard.