Caribbean Sailing – the Paradise of the BVI
- Vessel: Eye of the Wind
- Where: Caribbean
- Duration: 7 days
- Embark: Marigot, Saint-Martin - 7 February 2020, 19:00
- Disembark: Tortola BVI - 14 February 2020, 10:00
Discover the beauty and paradise of the British Virgin Islands as you sail with Eye of the Wind from Saint Martin across the Caribbean Sea.
Your holiday will begin on the island of St Martin, home to 37 palm fringed white-sandy beaches, tranquil bays and turquoise coves. From snorkelling to jet-skiing to island hiking this is the perfect way to begin your sailing holiday.
Your main destination will be the British Virgin Islands (BVI), a paradise for sailing enthusiasts and sailing beginners offering numerous uninhabited islands with great bays and beaches. This necklace of volcanic islands consisting of the main islands Tortola and Virgin Gorda are encircled by the enchantingly named islands Fallen Jerusalem, Dead Chest, Salt Island Peter, Cooper and Ginger Island. These smaller islands conjure up tales of treasure maps and piracy offering a unique sailing holiday experience. These extraordinary names hark back to the days of explorers and pirates, made accessible by sailing across the aptly named Sir Frances Drake Channel named after the Queen’s favourite Privateer and Westcountry hero, Frances Drake. After a night under the stars, the perfect way to start the day “island style” is with a swim. Dive over the side into balmy crystal waters and treat yourself to a breakfast gleaming with fresh tropical fruits to start the day.
There is no fixed itinerary for your sailing holiday, Eye of the Wind will need to sail where the wind and weather take her. The Skipper will have a better idea of the holiday plan as you board and will give a briefing on your first evening. Rest assured where ever you sail in this beautiful part of the world you won’t be disappointed and the skipper is always happy to take guest wishes into consideration.
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.
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.
Wonderful nature and wildlife, sailing adventures, and the culture of the colourful Caribbean islands turn this trip into a unique holiday experience. Enjoy the azure ocean, palm beaches and the incomparable flair of the “Caribbean way of life”.
|Voyage||Set Sail||Days||Cost p/p|
|Caribbean Sailing – the Paradise of the BVI||7 February 2020||7||£1,650||Enquire now|
Eye of the Wind
Guest berths: 16 Rig: Brig
With incredible amounts of character, Eye of the Wind has all the modern amenities and an authentic interior, with a teak maritime décor. Oozing with maritime history, the opportunity to sail on Eye of the Wind is one in a lifetime. This beautiful ship is as eye-catching as they get and she has even featured in several movies, including White Squall, due to her breath-taking appearance as a 1911 brig.
This windjammer offers luxurious holidays on board, cruising some of the most stunning locations in the world.
Although the ship has a large, capable engine, traditional sailing is naturally the preferred mode of travel so there is plenty to get stuck into on deck. The crew are extremely experienced and ready to teach you the workings of a classic tall ship, so no prior knowledge is necessary. Join the crew at any number of the large maritime festivals they appear at, cruise the European coast, or relish some winter sun and climb aboard for their voyages in the Caribbean – including a transatlantic crossing back from the Caribbean to Portugal.
Thanks to the 6 luxurious cabins, all with ensuite bathrooms, Eye of the Wind can sleep a total of 16 guests ensuring ocean passages can be travelled in true comfort. A large dining area, library and sun deck offer a multitude of different spaces to unwind and to get to know your fellow guests and crew.
Deck planMore about Eye of the Wind
- Are all meals included?
Yes. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Hot and Soft drinks are included in your ticket price. Alcohol can be purchased as extra onboard
- Can you cater for dietary needs?
Yes, please let us know when making your booking.
- What language is spoken on board?
English and German
- What are the sleeping arrangements?
There are 6 cabins and a total of 16 guest bunks in the former cargo hold.
- How many bathrooms does she have?
Each cabin has its own ensuite.
- Is there WIFI?
No, but you should easily reach 3/4G from the shore, just make sure your phone is set up for international roaming. There may be some locations that will not get good signal.
- Can I charge my phone/camera?
Yes, 12V sockets are available
- Are there life jackets provided?
- Are Waterproofs provided?
No, please bring your own.
- Do I need sailing experience?
Not at all. We give everyone who joins us on board the choice to do as much or as little as they like.
- Will I be seasick?
Everyone reacts differently but if you are unsure, we recommend taking tablets up to 24 hours travelling.
From: Marigot, Saint-Martin
To: Tortola BVI