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Kraken Travel Sailing Holidays

9th March 2024 to 16th March 2024

Tall Ship: Antigua to St Martin

From £645 per person

Deposit 25%. Trip balance due 12 weeks before departure.
Join the historic tall ship Florette in Antigua for an authentic Caribbean island hopping experience.
Clear
Suited to
Families, Couples, Individuals, Groups
Difficulty
No sailing experience is required. Sit back and relax or get as involved with crew life as you like. Learning to navigate, trim and set the sails, and helm the ship.
Nights onboard
7
Vessel type
Florette
Vessel length
40m
Skipper
Yes
Insurance Required
Yes

Set sail aboard the venerable wooden windjammer, Florette, for a refined Caribbean odyssey commencing from the illustrious shores of Antigua, and concluding at the majestic island of St. Martin.

7 Nights: 9 - 16 March 2024

Embark on a journey with the esteemed tall ship Florette, anchoring at Antigua, and immerse yourself in an authentic Caribbean maritime holiday. Allow the Leeward islands to unfold their splendour as you gracefully navigate from Montserrat through the serene vistas of St Kitts & Nevis, and finally to the beckoning shores of St. Martin.

This Caribbean sojourn, curated by Kraken Travel, promises an exquisite blend of traditional tall ship sailing under the favour of the trade winds, punctuated by island-hopping adventures, rare wildlife encounters, and moments of tranquil island reprieve.

ANTIGUA TO ST MARTIN

Embark from the pristine isle of Antigua, a radiant gem in the Caribbean’s crown that forms part of the Antigua & Barbuda ensemble. Direct voyages from the UK’s premier gateways, Heathrow and Gatwick, swiftly transition to a brief 30-minute sojourn to the harbour. In no time, you’ll be enveloped in the embrace of Antigua’s luxurious, palm-adorned beaches. Anchored majestically in the evocative Falmouth Bay, a spectacle of beauty, the Florette awaits, ready to welcome intrepid travellers aboard.

Consistent with Kraken Travel’s commitment to exemplary sailing experiences, the Florette harnesses the benevolent Caribbean trade winds, weaving through the Leeward islands, culminating the voyage at the illustrious isle of St Martin. The winds dictate our narrative, permitting exploration of the enchanting realms of Montserrat, St Kitts & Nevis, and the resplendent St Barths.

MONTSERRAT

Montserrat, with its arresting drama of geology and topography, stands as a sentinel of the Caribbean’s magnificence. This realm, defined by soaring mountain pinnacles and luxuriant rainforest terrains, carries tales of the cataclysmic 1995 Soufriere Hills Volcano eruption. Yet, from those ashes, Montserrat has blossomed anew. Today, it beckons those yearning for genuine, unhurried Caribbean rhythms — an island dance of congenial inhabitants, verdant trails, and unmatched avian spectacles, untouched by the cruises’ glare.

ST KITTS & NEVIS

Nestled amidst the Caribbean blues, the volcanic twins of St Kitts and Nevis are canvases of mist-kissed mountains and sun-kissed shores. St Kitts, crowned by the tranquil Mount Liamuiga volcano, unveils a world of verdant trails, mischievous green vervet monkeys, and tranquil crater lakes. Stroll through time along its remnants of sugar estates, or wander the vibrant lanes adorned with timbered houses, all under the gentle sway of palm silhouettes — a symphony of genuine Caribbean moments.

ST BARTHS

St Barths, with its French eloquence, has long been celebrated as the refuge of the elite. Yet beyond the glamourous façade, lies a heart of tropical allure — verdant peaks, endless stretches of powdery sands, and gardens blooming with radiant hibiscus. The island’s volcanic embrace crafts a haven of shallow reefs, perfect for immersive snorkelling and aquatic revelries.

Whether you’re a solo voyager, a couple, a family or a group of friends, this Caribbean sailing adventure promises wonders. Craft memories with each sun-drenched day, complemented by terrestrial explorations and the conviviality aboard the Florette. Dive into hidden bays shimmering in clarity, indulge in sandy retreats, and relish the aqua adventures that await.

  • HALF BOARD – All breakfast (includes tea and coffee), six meals (combination of lunch or dinner)
  • Use of all facilities on board including snorkeling gear, paddle boards, kayaks, board games
  • All bedding (pillow, duvet, bedding)
  • All tender trips during the voyage, to and fro the boat
  • Full crew, plus tuition

BOARD CASH (in EUROS OR USD)

  • €20 per person, per trip for water maker (unlimited water)
  • €14 per person, per day for waste charge
  • 6-7 meals ashore (at guest’s expense)
  • Tea/Coffee/Alcohol (cash honesty bar)
  • Wash or swim towels
  • Use of sleeping bags for sleeping on deck (only if you want!)
  • Any local taxes including departure and landing tax – are estimated to be between €100-200 per person. If there are places guests want to go that have a landing tax, the cost will be split between those that want to go and added to your honesty tab.
  • Domestic flights
  • Insurance
  • Crew and tour leader tips

Life Onboard the Florette

Dive into the embrace of the sea each morning, then relish a wholesome German-inspired breakfast aboard Florette. As the aroma of freshly brewed coffee fills the air, the day’s adventures take shape in animated conversations.

Steeped in maritime charm, Florette beckons all aboard to be a part of her journey. Join in the exhilarating “all hands on deck” experience or simply lounge under the sun, letting the gentle rhythms of the ship lull you into relaxation. Whether you’re kayaking, paddleboarding, or just lounging in a hammock with a good book, Florette ensures there’s something for everyone.

Nicole, with her culinary flair, transforms local catches and seasonal delights into mouthwatering Mediterranean masterpieces. Every breakfast and six main meals are woven into your journey, with the tantalizing option to sample the local fare ashore.

As the Caribbean sun sets, retreat to your cozy cabin or choose a celestial blanket and slumber under the stars. Anchored in tranquil bays or against the backdrop of quaint fishing villages, Florette promises an intimate family atmosphere, uniting you with the deep serenity of the sea.


WANT TO ADD SOME EXTRAS?

Florette and her crew can organise extra activities for guests including things like wine tasting, BBQ evenings, and pizza-making nights. None of these are mandatory and will depend on the feeling of the group but once agreed, will be planned, cost, and split between the guests. Florette runs a very fair ship and is transparent with any extra costs. All guests are responsible for recording their usage/extras in their honesty tab which is payable in EUROS/USD at the end of the trip.

PLEASE NOTE

We do require 12 guests to run this voyage, which we know is achievable for this boat given the least time and good following she has. However, the boat reserves the right to cancel the trip up to 60 days before departure if this minimum number is not reached. For the payment, we ask for a 25% deposit now and no full balance payment until the 60-day date once the voyage has been confirmed. If the trip does not go ahead, your deposit will be refunded in, but we can not be liable for the cost of your flights. 

Fly into V. C. Bird International Airport, Antigua

Fly out of Princess Juliana International Airport, Sint Maarten

ANTIGUA TO ST MARTIN

Embark from the pristine isle of Antigua, a radiant gem in the Caribbean’s crown that forms part of the Antigua & Barbuda ensemble. Direct voyages from the UK’s premier gateways, Heathrow and Gatwick, swiftly transition to a brief 30-minute sojourn to the harbour. In no time, you’ll be enveloped in the embrace of Antigua’s luxurious, palm-adorned beaches. Anchored majestically in the evocative Falmouth Bay, a spectacle of beauty, the Florette awaits, ready to welcome intrepid travellers aboard.

Consistent with Kraken Travel’s commitment to exemplary sailing experiences, the Florette harnesses the benevolent Caribbean trade winds, weaving through the Leeward islands, culminating the voyage at the illustrious isle of St Martin. The winds dictate our narrative, permitting exploration of the enchanting realms of Montserrat, St Kitts & Nevis, and the resplendent St Barths.

MONTSERRAT

Montserrat, with its arresting drama of geology and topography, stands as a sentinel of the Caribbean’s magnificence. This realm, defined by soaring mountain pinnacles and luxuriant rainforest terrains, carries tales of the cataclysmic 1995 Soufriere Hills Volcano eruption. Yet, from those ashes, Montserrat has blossomed anew. Today, it beckons those yearning for genuine, unhurried Caribbean rhythms — an island dance of congenial inhabitants, verdant trails, and unmatched avian spectacles, untouched by the cruises’ glare.

ST KITTS & NEVIS

Nestled amidst the Caribbean blues, the volcanic twins of St Kitts and Nevis are canvases of mist-kissed mountains and sun-kissed shores. St Kitts, crowned by the tranquil Mount Liamuiga volcano, unveils a world of verdant trails, mischievous green vervet monkeys, and tranquil crater lakes. Stroll through time along its remnants of sugar estates, or wander the vibrant lanes adorned with timbered houses, all under the gentle sway of palm silhouettes — a symphony of genuine Caribbean moments.

ST BARTHS

St Barths, with its French eloquence, has long been celebrated as the refuge of the elite. Yet beyond the glamourous façade, lies a heart of tropical allure — verdant peaks, endless stretches of powdery sands, and gardens blooming with radiant hibiscus. The island’s volcanic embrace crafts a haven of shallow reefs, perfect for immersive snorkelling and aquatic revelries.

Whether you’re a solo voyager, a couple, a family or a group of friends, this Caribbean sailing adventure promises wonders. Craft memories with each sun-drenched day, complemented by terrestrial explorations and the conviviality aboard the Florette. Dive into hidden bays shimmering in clarity, indulge in sandy retreats, and relish the aqua adventures that await.