Sailing the Caribbean

Caribbean Sailing Cruise

  • Sea Cloud
  • Sailing Vessel
  • 58 Capacity
  • 8 Days
  • 2015 View Departure>
    • 2015
    • Feb 26 Thu Offer
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  • Price from
  • $7,990

Summary : The Sea Cloud sails the natural features of the Caribbean and visits colonial towns, historic forts and botanical gardens. Learn about reef ecology, as you snorkel among colorful corals and tropical fish. And discover a surprising mosaic. French, Dutch, English and Spaniards traded these islands as pawns and left their persisting imprints in a diversity of historic culture and architecture. During your time aboard, your guides will help to illuminate and navigate these cultures, both historic and contemporary.

Activities : Birding, Child-Friendly, Culture, Hiking, Snorkeling

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$7,990 to $15,750

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Itinerary
Day 1
U.S. / Barbados / Disembark

Embark the Sea Cloud in the late afternoon and begin your voyage in the Caribbean.

Day 2
Under Sail

Discover one of the great pleasures of travel anywhere: sailing aboard the barque, seeing the crew go aloft unfurling the sails the traditional way — by hand — as you sail the trade winds. This is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy the many amenities of this unique sailing vessel.

Day 3
Dominica

Dominica is called the “Nature Island” because of its
beauty and many reserves. Hike through enchanting
rain forest, walk up to the ruins of 18th-century Fort
Shirley with your historian, or go for a swim and
snorkel.

Day 4
Iles Des Saintes / Under Sail

Iles des Saintes are decidedly French in character. Visit the town’s shops, galleries and cafés, don some snorkeling gear, or walk with a Historian up to Fort Napoleon for panoramic vistas. This afternoon you set sail in the Guadeloupe Channel, where the winds fill the square sails in a glorious spectacle.

Day 5
Under Sail / Soufrièe & Les Pitons, St. Lucia

Spend the morning sailing. Conditions permitting, Zodiacs will be lowered so you can go alongside and get great photographs of the Sea Cloud. Anchor under the iconic twin peaks of St. Lucia, called “Les Pitons.” Drive through the active crater, plunge under a tropical waterfall, explore the beautiful botanical gardens, and finish with an incredible view from the hills above.

Day 6
Under Sail / Exploring the Grenadines

Spend the morning aboard Sea Cloud under sail, exploring the idyllic Grenadine islands, with their quintessential tropical cays. You’ll have options to take a local catamaran to snorkel at the Tobago Cays or enjoy the sheltered beaches of Mayreau or Union Island.

Day 7
Under Sail / Bequia, the Grenadines

Anchor at tiny Bequia, and explore the charming waterfront. Snorkel at a nearby reef, swim along palm-backed beaches or visit a sea turtle sanctuary to learn about local conservation. In the afternoon, set across St. Vincent Channel before heading back to Barbados overnight.

Day 8
Barbados / Disemark / Home

Say your goodbyes as you disembark in Barbados and head home.

Notes

Included:
All accommodations aboard ship; all meals and nonalcoholic beverages aboard ship; shore excursions; sightseeing and entrance fees; special access permits; transfers to and from group flights; use of snorkeling equipment and wet suits; gratuities (except to ship’s crew); taxes and service charges; services of a ship physician on most voyages; services of expedition staff.

Not Included:
Air transportation; extensions; passport, visa, and immigration fees; scuba diving (where available); meals not indicated; travel protection plan; items of a personal nature, such as alcoholic beverages, internet access, and laundry; gratuities to ship's crew are at your discretion.