22nd December 2022 to 2nd January 2023

Tall Ship: Christmas & New Year Caribbean Adventure

£3850 per person

Deposit 25%. Final balance due 12 weeks before departure
Explore the glorious and picturesque Spice Island of the Caribbean and St Vincent and the Grenadines on a tall ship.

In stock

Pay a 25% deposit per item
Suited to
Families, Couples, Individuals, Groups
Difficulty
This trip is suitable for both beginner and advanced sailors
Nights onboard
6
Vessel type
Topsail Schooner
Vessel length
32.7m
Skipper
Yes
Berth Style
En suite bunk beds
Insurance Required
Yes

Join this tall ship for Christmas and New Year spent exploring the Caribbean islands whilst soaking up some winter sunshine.

11 nights: 22 December 2022 - 02 January 2023

Price: £3,850 per person

An active hands-on sailing holiday in the beautiful Windward Islands of the Caribbean. This voyage is a combination of sailing, shore visits, and activities on the water including snorkeling, paddle boarding, and kayaking.

We don’t have a set itinerary, as skippers will always be aiming for the best sailing and shore landings for the forecast and most idyllic or sheltered anchors and ports. They are as keen as you to include some of the highlights describe, but you have to go with Mother Nature, not fight her. The description below is based on what we think might be possible, based on past trips, or experience, but nothing is guaranteed on a sailing voyage. If the following voyage description is not fulfilled for any reason, the vessel owners or crew cannot be held responsible.

Some of the places we may visit:

Your voyage begins in Grenada, the Spice Island of the Caribbean.  St George’s the capital is one of the most picturesque towns in the Caribbean.  It’s a fabulous place to explore on foot, from handsome old buildings to the Carenage harbour, interesting shops and cafes dot the narrow and busy streets.  It is well worth adding a stay in St George’s to the start or end of your voyage to allow you time to explore this fascinating Caribbean town.

Remaining in the Windward Islands, this voyage will be spent sailing around Grenada, St Vincent and the Grenadines and may extend further north, depending on where the warm Caribbean winds take you. After spending last winter in this area, the skipper and crew on board Blue Clipper, know all the best places to visit, secluded anchorages and great opportunities to explore the Caribbean both above and below the water.

  • All meals on board – including daily breakfast, lunch and evening meal
  • Refreshments throughout the day
  • Use of safety equipment
  • Accommodation in a twin en suite cabin
  • All instruction and lectures on board by fully qualified crew
  • Travel to and from the boat
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Alcoholic and soft drinks
  • Any shore excursions and meals onshore (unless otherwise stated)
  • VISA fees

ABOUT THE SHIP

Blue Clipper is a three-masted gaff rig schooner. This means that the sails are rigged to run from forward to aft along the length of the ship. There are 10 sails, with an area of 675m2. She has a steel hull and teak deck, steel masts and wooden booms/topmasts.

Below deck Blue Clipper has three main compartments. Furthest forward is the forepeak, with 4 trainee berths and 2 crew bunks. In midships we have the guest accommodation with 6 twin ensuite cabins and a family cabin for 4-6.  Furthest aft there is the crew quarters, with 4 twin cabins and a shared bathroom. The engine room and lazarette are also located at the aft of the ship. At full capacity, the ship can accommodate 30 people. The deckhouses are home to the galley, the saloon and the wheelhouse.

The ship usually sails with 8 crew, made up of experienced permanent crew and eager volunteers, wanting to put their sailing knowledge and experience to good use.

MEALS

All meals are included in the price of your voyage along with tea and coffee. Breakfast, Lunch, cake in the afternoon and Dinner are prepared by our lovely chef and served in the comfortable saloon. Alcoholic drinks are available during meal times, at anchor and when the vessel is alongside in port.

PASSPORTS AND VISAS

If your voyage is sailing in foreign waters, you will require a full passport that is valid for at least 6 months after the end of the voyage. You will be responsible for obtaining any necessary visas.

INSURANCE

The vessel has Third Party Liability Insurance. All those sailing are required to take out relevant travel insurance to cover their voyage.

MEDICAL CONDITIONS AND SPECIAL DIETS

Please inform us in advance of any medical conditions you have and medication which you might need to bring with you. If you have any special dietary requirements it is essential you inform us prior to your voyage. We will make every effort to cater for all diets with prior notice.

St George’s, Grenada

St George’s, Grenada

We don’t have a set itinerary, as skippers will always be aiming for the best sailing and shore landings for the forecast and most idyllic or sheltered anchors and ports. They are as keen as you to include some of the highlights describe, but you have to go with Mother Nature, not fight her. The description below is based on what we think might be possible, based on past trips, or experience, but nothing is guaranteed on a sailing voyage. If the following voyage description is not fulfilled for any reason, the vessel owners or crew cannot be held responsible.

Some of the places we may visit:

Your voyage begins in Grenada, the Spice Island of the Caribbean.  St George’s the capital is one of the most picturesque towns in the Caribbean.  It’s a fabulous place to explore on foot, from handsome old buildings to the Carenage harbour, interesting shops and cafes dot the narrow and busy streets.  It is well worth adding a stay in St George’s to the start or end of your voyage to allow you time to explore this fascinating Caribbean town.

Remaining in the Windward Islands, this voyage will be spent sailing around Grenada, St Vincent and the Grenadines and may extend further north, depending on where the warm Caribbean winds take you. After spending last winter in this area, the skipper and crew on board Blue Clipper, know all the best places to visit, secluded anchorages and great opportunities to explore the Caribbean both above and below the water.

Warm and waterproof clothing is very important, as it can get very cold during sailing, especially at night, even in the summer. A waterproof and windproof jacket is recommended to help keep warm and dry. Waterproof rubber-soled boots or shoes are also recommended to keep your feet dry and warm. Pack comfortable and practical clothing for all weather circumstances, the key is layers. It is recommended to pack in a soft bag that can be easily stored away as there is no room onboard for suitcases.

What we recommend you bring

  • Warm hat and gloves
  • Wet weather clothing – waterproof and windproof jacket
  • Clothing – enough clothing for all weather circumstances (think layers!!)
  • Deck boots or Deck shoes
  • Adaptor for European socket
  • Trainers or pumps (think of your old school plimsolls!)
  • Swimming gear
  • Toiletries
  • Towels
  • Sun cream
  • Sunglasses
  • Sea sickness medication
  • Personal medication
  • Book
  • Camera
  • Valid passport (voyages outside the UK)
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