Southern Caribbean Explorer

$1,980US/£1,490pp*

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Standard cabin: $1,980US/£1,490pp*
*Trips are priced in the operator’s local currency. The sterling amount shown is a guide only and the amount you pay in sterling will change with currency fluctuations.

15 Nights

 

On this 16-day adventure, we explore the most beautiful part of the eastern Caribbean on board a converted classic trawler. We start by exploring the beautiful Grenada and Tobago Cays, before heading off on an inter-island ocean voyage of approximately 90 miles to Trinidad. This trip is open to sails of all abilities and is perfect to experience real ocean sailing. This trip also suits those preparing for Yachtmaster coastal/offshore (it counts as tidal) or as a mile builder. Full instruction available from experienced RYA/ASA instructors onboard.

Trip Start: Various June – August



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VESSEL

Vessel Type

70-foot gaff rigged ketch. Originally built in 1943

Vessel Length

70ft

Skipper

Yes

Berth

Single bunks and double bunks

YOUR TRIP

Deposit and cancellation:

25% deposit. STRICT.

See deposit and cancellations policy

Included

  • All charges regarding port fees, tourists fees and fuel expenses.
  • Full board, breakfast, lunch, soft drinks on board and evening meals whilst on passage

Additional

  • Transport to and from the vessel
  • Personal expenses ashore
  • Food ashore
  • Fees for events that take place outside the ship.
  • Beverages besides the included drinks during the meals.

GETTING THERE (AND BACK)

Getting there

Port Louis Marina, Grenada

Getting back

Port Louis Marina, Grenada

On this 16-day adventure, we explore the most beautiful part of the eastern Caribbean on board a converted classic trawler. We start by exploring the beautiful Grenada and Tobago Cays, before heading off on an inter-island ocean voyage of approximately 90 miles to Trinidad. This trip is open to sails of all abilities and is perfect to experience real ocean sailing. This trip also suits those preparing for Yachtmaster coastal/offshore (it counts as tidal) or as a mile builder. Full instruction available from experienced RYA/ASA instructors onboard.

ITINERARY

Day 1
Arrive 8 am. (guests can stay onboard the night before at no extra cost), allocation of berths and watches, familiarization, briefing on the itinerary. Sail to Carriacou, possible lunch stop at Isle de Ronde, dinner ashore.
Day 2
Clear customs, sail to Union island for lunch and clear customs. Afternoon and evening in Tobago Cays. Swimming with turtles (almost) guaranteed.
Day 3, 4 and 5
Cruising the southern Grenadines, the jewel in the Caribbean. Mayreau, Canouan, Palm Island, Petit St. Vincent, etc.
Day 6
Sail to Union Island, clear customs then overnight in Chatham Bay. Great night ashore at local beach bars, good food and entertainment.
Day 7
Return sail to St. George’s Grenada, clear customs then guests who are only with us for the first half disembark, sending them off with a true Caribbean celebration party.
Day 8 and 9
Explore Grenada at your own leisure. There is plenty to do on this beautiful island. You could tour a cocoa plantation, dive some underwater sculptures, stroll through its gorgeous towns, or maybe just lime on the beach.

Day 10
Briefing on the itinerary for the second part of the adventure followed by a short sail to an anchorage on the south of the island, preparation for an overnight passage to Trinidad including clearing customs. Overnight 100 miles trip sailing past spectacular, flaming oil rigs.
Day 11
Arrive in Chaguaramas, clear customs, relaxing day to explore ashore, shop or just chillax onboard.
Day 12, 13 and 14
Cruising Trinidad coast including one memorable night anchored at Chacachacare Island which is an abandoned leper colony with the sanatorium, houses and workshop still standing. Very interesting.
Day 15
Sail back to Chaguaramas to clear customs, lunch in Scotland Bay surrounded by jungle echoing to the sound of howler monkeys. Spot an iguana if you can! Prepare for an overnight passage to Grenada. Depart late afternoon.
Day 16
Arrive Grenada, anchor for swimming/snorkelling and lunch. In the afternoon sail to St George’s, possible visit to world famous underwater sculpture park. Clear customs then depart or stay with us for another evening (at no extra cost).

KIT LIST

Light waterproof shell

Sunhat

Sailing Gloves

Hiking shoes / boots – suitable for exploring on rough or wet terrain ashore

Swimwear

Camera, batteries, memory cards etc – it is possible to charge camera batteries onboard but it is a good idea to bring spare batteries and lots of memory card space

Toiletries – basic wash kit with travel-sized bottles

Eye mask and earplugs – can make sleeping easier on board a boat

Any personal medications that you need – ensure you have enough to last the whole trip

Dry bags – recommended for keeping any electrical kit in and for taking things ashore

Head torch – ideally with a red light function

Sunscreen

Sunglasses

A set of ‘shore clothes’ for travelling in / rest days in town

Passport / visas

Credit/debit card for shore-based activities or travel emergencies

Kitbag – this must be squashy type (not a suitcase) a large barrel type bag is ideal

INSURANCE

It is the responsibility of each member of the voyage crew to ensure that they have sufficient cover for their needs.

You must be covered for tall ship sailing outside of coastal waters.

You will not be able to sail if you do not have adequate insurance.

We can recommend an appropriate insurer. Please enquire when booking.

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LOCATION

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