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Brief description of the holiday
IT IS AVAILABLE THE LAST SINGLE FORWARD CABIN AT € 1,150 PER PERSON (WITH SHARED BATHROOM AND ACCESS FROM THE PORT).
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On board two brand new Lagoon 40 catamarans with cabins with private bathrooms we will sail in the flotilla in the heart of the Granadine archipelago , in the Southern Caribbean, in magnificent landscapes that will make your New Year's holiday unforgettable. The splendid colors of the Caribbean, the white of the sand and the shades of blue to blue of the waters will surround you and hypnotize you for their delicacy.
At our disposal there will be two excellent catamarans characterized by large spaces and complete with everything , you can choose whether to lie in the sun on the fly deck or on the net in the bow , read a good book in the cockpit or collaborate with the skippers in sailing . Long baths, diving or snorkeling, kitesurfing, rich barbecues on the beach and visits to the villages will be the main activities that will characterize your holiday. You will experience an authentic Caribbean experience with many unique emotions, we will stop in the most spectacular bays characterized by the turquoise hot water , colorful coral reefs populated by many multicolored fish and turtles , white sand beaches and palm trees and the sun always shining . You will eat in the characteristic local on the beach where you can taste the many tropical fruits and the excellent local cuisine flooded with Rum. For those who wish, they can also try their hand at diving or kitesurfing thanks to the many spots on the island, a real paradise for lovers of these sports (see dedicated sections). New Year's Eve we will be in the characteristic Union Island where, after a dinner of fish and local products, we will celebrate in an authentic Caribbean party! We will also stay two nights in the evocative setting of the Tobago Cays Marine Park , famous throughout the world for its huge natural pool populated by sea turtles, herons and iguanas and with kaleidoscopic shades of gold, blue, turquoise and green .
Boarding in the late afternoon at Le Marin , about 40 minutes by taxi from the island of Martinique. Accomodation in the cabins and first dinner together at the restaurant near the Marina.
The skippers will be involved in catamaran check-in and customs procedures while the crew will take care of the galley in one of Le Marin's markets. Departure before lunch to go down to the Grenadines . Lunch and dinner on board in navigation and arrival in Port Elizabeth on the island of Bequia (departure 11:30, 13 h of nav, 90Mg).
In the morning the skippers will pass through customs for immigration at the entrance, after which the crew can go ashore for breakfast and a ride in the village . In the late morning we will resume the sea to descend further south, we will open the sails pushed by the trade winds for an unforgettable sail to the private island of Petit St Vincent (departure 11:30, 5h of nav, 33 Mg). Afternoon relaxing on the boat. Those who want to go ashore can choose from the many services offered by the island's own boutique beach resort and also open to guests from yachts . On the island there is also a renowned Diving Center with which you can immerse yourself in diving throughout the archipelago (more info in the dedicated section). Dinner on the ground in the charming beach restaurant and night at anchor under the stars.
After breakfast we move to nearby Mopion , a tiny island of white sand resting on the reef that surrounds Petit St. Vincent (departure 8:00 am, 1 / 2h of nav). You will visit the famous island descending to the ground with the tender. With the Diving Center guides it is also possible to do the first dive or snorkel in the reef . If the weather permits we will anchor in the suggestive Sandy Island for lunch. In the afternoon we will resume the sea at the time of the island of Mayreau (departure 15:00, 2h of nav). We will anchor in the spectacular and characteristic Salt Whistle Bay , with its calm and turquoise waters, white sand and long palm trees. Dinner on the boat or on the beach in typical family-run restaurants and then dance to the local music with bare feet on the sand . Night at anchor under the stars.
After breakfast you can walk the small island with a pleasant walk to the only village or dedicate yourself to one of the most practiced sports in the Grenadines: diving or kitesurfing . Before lunch we will move to nearby Union Island (departure 12:30, 1h of navigation) where you will experience an authentic Caribbean experience! You can not miss a visit to the quaint village of Clifton and then take a trip on foot or by bike in the green tropical forest . We will have dinner in a typical Caribbean restaurant and then celebrate the new year together with music and excellent local Rum!
Breakfast on the boat or on the ground before moving to lunch in the nearby Protected Marine Park of the Tobago Cays : a large natural pool surrounded by the famous Horseshoe reef (departure 11:30, 1h of nav). Afternoon of unforgettable baths in turquoise waters where you can admire an underwater world full of colors and life . In the Tobago Cays there are the main spots for diving and kitesurfing in the Grenadines . In the evening we will anchor the catamarans in packs and dine together on board with excellent local grilled fish, night at anchor under the stars.
Breakfast on the boat to continue exploring the many beauties and attractions of the Tobago Cays Marine Park . You can descend to the turtle island where you can meet land turtles, walk on the soft white sand and swim with sea turtles or admire the colorful underwater world with unforgettable dives or snorkeling. For those with experience, they can also practice kitesurfing. After lunch on board we will move to the evocative Petit Tabac , a famous sand spit where some scenes from the movie Pirates of the Caribbean were filmed (starting at 13:30, less than 1h of nav). Walk on the island or snorkel or dive on the reef and then return to Tobago Cays for the characteristic barbecue on the beach . Lobster dinner or other local grilled fish and night in the harbor rocked by the warm waters of the Park.
Breakfast on board and last baths (or last dive / kitesurf) in the splendid setting of the Tobaco Cays and then up towards the north to the island of Canouan (departure 12:00, 1h of nav). We will moor in the new Marina and then go ashore to visit the island. You can take a taxi or rent the fun golf carts typical of the island and reach the vantage point on Mount Royal , with its picturesque view over the archipelago . Dinner on the boat or in the many restaurants on the island.
After breakfast we leave the Marina to move to the most famous anchorage on the island: a large lagoon of turquoise water protected by the force of the ocean from a long coral reef (departure 8:30 am, less than 1h of nav). An enchanting and suggestive place in which to do unforgettable snorkeling . Before lunch we will set off again north to reach Mustique (departure 11:30, 2h nav). The island is a small pearl suspended on the Caribbean Sea , it is entirely private and taken care of in every detail. With a local taxi you can enter this paradise for a moment: you will visit the small local village, the green and well-kept tropical vegetation, the white beaches , the reef and the spectacular villas of famous people like Mick Jagger, Lacoste and many others scattered around the whole island. Last dinners all together in the famous beach restaurant and night at anchor.
Wake up early to go north to Martinique (departure 4:30, 14h nav, 100Mg). Dinner on board in St. Anne near Le Marin.
Return to the Marina in Le Marin, check out and disembark by 10:00 .
DIVING: it is one of the most practiced sports in the Grenadines thanks to the many spots present in all the islands. With the collaboration of a local Diving Center, with very experienced guides, it is possible to add to the cruise a package of one or more dives for all levels. The many spots present also allow less experienced divers to admire unique underwater shows in the world . The Diving Center, in addition to offering the rental of all the equipment , will go on to take the interested divers directly on our catamarans anchored in the bay and then go immediately to the nearest dive site, without having to go from the ground. Thanks to their boat equipped with everything they need they can offer yacht guests exceptional service . The Center also organizes snorkeling with the guide and equipment rental . Write me for more information
KITESURF: this too is one of the most practiced sports in the Grenadines thanks to the trade winds that blow all year round . The two specialized centers located on Union Island organize lessons for all levels , both for those who want to try their hand at this exciting sport for the first time and for those who want to improve their technique . Union Island is the only place suitable for beginners, but the more experienced kiters will have spots available in all the islands where they can use their own equipment or rent it in the two specialized centers . During the cruise it is possible to start with the kite directly from the catamarans stopped at anchor and head to the nearby spots present throughout the archipelago. Write me for more information
Check out the crew!
The two catamarans that will form our flotilla are two large and brand new Lagoons 40 of 2019 and 2017, they are about 13 meters long and 8 meters wide and can comfortably accommodate 10 people (including the skipper). They are each composed of 4 spacious double cabins with private bathroom with shower, two single cabins in the bow with shared bathroom and a large room with open kitchen.
They are well designed architecturally and are an example of comfort, safety and livability of the spaces.
The large double cabins are very large, well-kept and all have side windows that directly overlook the water, a large porthole and a 12V fan.
The bathrooms are spacious and bright and each has a shower with hot water. The interior and exterior spaces are very large and the dinette with the kitchen is distributed over the entire width of the boat.
The kitchen is well equipped with: 4 burners, a gas oven, a 2-bowl sink, lots of furniture to store the galley and two large refrigerators. The fresh water tanks have a total capacity of 800 liters.
In addition, there is an internal and external audio system, various USB ports for charging mobile phones, tablets and cameras and 220V outlets (only in port).
On deck: large covered cockpit with a large table where everyone can sit comfortably, Fly Deck, 2 large sunbathing nets at the bow, helm station and navigation instruments, electric winches, various sunbathing areas and 2 comfortable rear beaches with outdoor shower (with hot water). To reach the land there is a tender with an outboard engine.
Our trip starts here
Le Marin, Martinica
Friday 27 December from 19:00 until Saturday 28 December at 8:00
Our trip ends here
Le Marin, Martinica
Monday 6 January from 8:00 until Monday 6 January at 10:00
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Other important information
STARTER PACK : The Starter Pack is mandatory (60 €) and must be paid to the skipper in cash. Includes: rental of the tender with outboard motor and fuel, bed kit (sheets, pillow with pillowcase and blanket), replenishment of gas bottles and consumables.
DEPOSIT: on boarding it will be necessary to lock the security deposit on some credit cards. The amount will be fully released upon landing at the end of the holiday in the absence of damage to the catamaran.
FLIGHTS FOR BOARDING AND BACKING: The embarkation and disembarkation will be on the island of Martinique in the French Antilles which is very well connected with Paris .
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HEALTH INSURANCE: it is possible to take out optional health insurance at a cost of € 20 per person. Contact me for more information
EXPERIENCE REQUIRED, PROGRAM AND LIFE ON BOARD:
EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: no sailing experience is required, the skipper will be responsible for navigation and safety on board . If you are interested you will be happy to teach you everything you know about sailing and the places we're going to explore. During the cruise, in navigation and during maneuvers , it will be necessary for all the crew to actively participate by helping the skipper in simple activities that will be explained on board, such as the use of the anchor remote control, fix fenders or put in water the tender.
PROGRAM: the cruise program indicates in detail the planned stages, the departure times and the hours of navigation so as to give a clear idea of the times of the holiday and the activities that can be carried out. All the proposed activities , including dinners on land in restaurants, are not mandatory and it is always possible to stay on board the catamaran. Changes to the program are possible only due to technical or weather- related problems and upon the unquestionable judgment of the skippers .
LIFE ON BOARD: sharing spaces and collaboration between people are the main features of the sailing holiday. During the cruise the crew will also have important responsibilities such as buying and embarking on the galley, cooking, keeping common areas clean (eg kitchen, cockpit and bathrooms) and helping the skipper during the maneuvers when requested. On board it is important to always pay attention to the consumption of fresh water and electricity , in catamarans there will be large batteries and large tanks but all the people on board will have to be careful not to waste fresh water or forget the lights on . The supply of water can be carried out at most twice during the cruise because not all the islands can find this service . During our cruise we will anchor in the most beautiful bays and to reach land we will have the tender with the outboard motor available . The skipper will take care of driving it during the transfers but will also be available to explain to the crew how to put it in the water and use it so that you too can reach the beaches on your own (we will be very close, we will also be able to swim). However, since the tender is the only means of getting off the ground, it is important to coordinate the whole crew in choosing the time to land and return , respecting everyone's needs!
Cancellations and Refund
This experience undergoes Sailsquare's standard Cancellation and Refund Policy:
- As long as the Experience is Not Confirmed, you can cancel your reservation at any time and receive a refund of the amount paid.
- If the Experience is Confirmed, you can cancel your reservation up to 30 days before departure and receive a full refund.
- If available for the selected Experience, you can choose our Extended Refund Terms and cancel your booking at any time up to the departure, and receive a refund of the paid amount, upon the occurrence of certain conditions (illness, including Covid-19, work-related reason, domestic emergency, previous medical conditions and many more).
Knowing what expenses are included and excluded from your booking fee will enable you to have a good idea of the total cost of your chosen experience.
Included in the price.
- Final cleaning
Not included in the price.
- Meals/drinks consumed ashore
- Trip from and to embarkment/disembarkment port
To be paid onboard.
In addition to the price, there will be some additional expenses that you will incur during your trip. Expenses have been listed below.
- Meals onboard
- Mooring fees
- Drinks onboard
- Starter Pack (obbligatorio): 60€
- Dogana stato St Vincent
The estimated expenses for the rest of the holiday are approximately 50-150€ per person.