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Winter Sun Sailing in the Caribbean

  • Vessel: Blue Clipper
  • Where: Caribbean
  • Duration: 8 days
  • Embark: St George's Bay, Grenada - 12 December 2022, 14:00
  • Disembark: St George's Bay, Grenada - 19 December 2022, 10:00
TicketPriceDepositPassengers
Single berth in Twin Ensuite£2,450 £612.50
Twin Cabin (Single Occupancy)£3,675 £918.75

Explore the beauty of Caribbean islands Grenada, St Vincents and the Grenadines onboard tall-ship Blue Clipper. No experience needed!

Join Blue Clipper for your Caribbean sailing holiday in St Georges Bay on the main island of Grenada. A horseshoe-shaped harbour, surrounded by a hillside of an old volcano crater, providing a beautiful scenic backdrop to board a beautiful tall ship.

Life in the Caribbean sea

Known as the Spice Island of the Caribbean, you really can smell nutmeg in the air as you arrive into Grenada. Traditionally old Caribbean buildings line the streets with shops and cafes dotting the narrow streets – a great place to explore on foot before you board.

The beauty of being on a ship in these breathtaking islands is that we can take you to the unspoilt, authentic Caribbean, away from the busy resorts and beaches. Experience true Caribbean culture, from small fishing villages to lively, colourful carnivals. The crew will aim to give you time to explore the islands as you wish, finding harbours to berth at and secluded bays to anchor in.

Feel the sand between your toes, soak up the wonderfully colourful Caribbean culture, snorkel with the fantastic marine life or simply kick back and relax on the beach. Blue Clipper offers a combination of sailing, shore visits and activities on the water, including snorkelling, paddle boarding and kayaking.

The Windward Islands

Remaining in the Windward Islands, your holiday on Blue Clipper 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.

St Vincent and the Grenadines is a southern Caribbean nation comprising  of the main island of St. Vincent and a chain of smaller idyllic islands providing picturesque anchorages for Blue Clipper.

With azure blue harbours, chic private isles and volcanic landscapes, the Grenadines chain of islands are made up of reef-lined Bequia Island, the celebrity island of Mustique and the snorkelling paradise in the colourful underwater world of Tobago Cays. Seemingly untouched by tourist exploitation, these islands offer white sandy beaches on deserted islands, crystal clear waters gently rolling the shores, refreshing waterfalls to explore and great walking trails throughout.

Caribbean Wildlife

Wildlife in the Caribbean is a real treat. Spot graceful Green and Loggerhead Sea Turtles gliding effortlessly through the water and Bottlenose Dolphins swimming with the wake of the bow. Whales also frequent the Caribbean sea, with the warm water providing the perfect breeding grounds at this time of year for the humpback whale. Birdlife in the Caribbean is an incredibly beautiful sight.

Keep your binoculars at the ready to spot these colourful delights. With species only native to the Caribbean, these are once in a lifetime encounters! Pink Flamingoes are also a common bird across the Caribbean islands; these sociable creatures inhabit the blue lagoons, mudflats and lakes, living in colonies that can contain thousands of individuals.

GETTING INVOLVED

Sailing with Blue Clipper is certainly an enjoyable hands on experience and guests are encouraged to get involved with all aspects of sailing this magnificent tall ship. From hoisting the sails to taking the helm, the friendly and knowledgable crew are on hand to show you the ropes.

Blue Clipper has a dedicated chef onboard to so you don’t have to worry about cooking after a days sailing in the salty sea air. Think locally sourced produce, fresh fish and home-made bread with hearty home-cooked meals and plenty of tea, coffee and cake!

As with all Blue Clipper’s sailing holidays, your ticket price includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snacks and Soft Drinks. There are six ensuite twin cabins and one four-berth cabin with a shared bathroom. All cabins have bedding and towels provided. 

Simply click “Enquire Now” to reserve your berth for five days whilst you sort your travel plans. No booking form or deposit is required until you are ready to book!

Schedule

VoyageSet SailDaysCost p/p
Winter Sun Sailing in the Caribbean12 December 20228£2,450Enquire now
Christmas & New Year Sailing in the Caribbean22 December 202210£3,850Enquire now
Winter Sun Sailing in the Caribbean4 January 202311£3,500Enquire now

Blue Clipper

Guest berths: 12 Rig: Gaff Schooner

Built-in Sweden in 1991, tall ship Blue Clipper is an impressive three-masted gaff rig schooner. With a clipper bow, original teak deck and elegant stern, she mixes a traditional tall ship feel with a relatively modern build giving guests an authentic experience with all the mod cons.

She has spent many years sailing all over the world from the Caribbean to the Arctic and is a frequent participant in the European Tall Ship regattas. Originally owned by the Brandy company Hennessy and named ‘Spirit of Hennessey, she appeared in many Tv programmes and commercials before being private bought in the late 90’s.

On deck, she boasts ample space for her guests to become fully immersed in hands-on sailing; heaving the ropes, hoisting the sails, learning ropes skills and even taking the helm. She has 3 kayaks and 3 paddle-boards for guest use while on anchor so you can explore even further inshore.

A spacious saloon, wheelhouse and galley also sit at deck level while below decks has been well-considered with six ensuite cabins a family cabin that sleeps six. All cabins have a porthole for natural light and heating/air conditioning.

Read more about Life on Board Blue Clipper here.

In 2016 she started her new life with her current owner and now spends her summers sailing Northern Europe and Scotland and the Hebrides and her winters chasing the Caribbean sunshine.

More about Blue Clipper

FAQ

  • Are all meals included?

    Yes, all meals on board are included in the price. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and hot drinks) Alcohol is not included.

  • Can you cater for dietary needs?

    Yes, please let us know when making your booking.

  • What language is spoken onboard?

    English

  • What are the sleeping arrangements?

    6x Twin Ensuite, 1x six-berth family cabin

  • How many toilet/showers does she have?

    9 in total. All Cabins are Ensuite aside from the six-berth that shares a bathroom.

  • Is there an age limit?

    Over 12's ideally but please check in the over for ages between 12-18 years.

  • Is there WIFI?

    No, but you should easily be able to reach 3G/4G from the shore.

  • Can I charge my phone/Camera?

    Yes - please bring EU adaptors.

  • Are there life jackets provided?

    Yes.

  • Are Waterproofs provided?

    No

  • Do I need sailing experience?

    No, absolutely not! Just a lust for adventure and a want to get actively involved.

  • Will I be sea sick?

    Everyone reacts differently but we recommend if you are at all worried to take some medication 24 hours before departure.

Locations

From: St George's Bay, Grenada

To: St George's Bay, Grenada

Getting There:

British Airways (ba.com) and Virgin Atlantic (virgin-atlantic.com) fly to and fro the island to Gatwick via St Lucia, (around 10 1/2 hours in total). It may also be worth checking flights from Barbados, of which there are much more frequent flights from the UK where you can then get a quick ferry between Grenada.

Explore the beauty of Caribbean islands Grenada, St Vincents and the Grenadines onboard luxury tall-ship Blue Clipper. No experience needed! Grenada’s airport – Maurice Bishop International Airport – is in the south-west corner of the island and approximately a 20-minute transfer to the harbour.

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