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Christmas Caribbean Tall Ship Sailing

  • Vessel: Eye of the Wind
  • Where: Martinique, Caribbean
  • Duration: 9 days
  • Embark: Le Marin, Martinique - 22 December 2022, 19:00
  • Disembark: Le Marin, Martinique - 30 December 2022, 10:00
TicketPriceDepositPassengers
Single berth in twin cabin£1,950.00 £975.00
Twin Cabin (single occupancy)£2,925.00 £1,462.50

Leave the stresses of Christmas behind as Eye of the Wind sails you around the Lesser Antilles.

Escape the festive season as you sail from the Caribbean island of Martinique for a tall ship sailing holiday on Eye of the Wind. Discover paradise anchorages in azure blue waters and perfect trade wind sailing.

  • Fully crewed tall ship
  • Caribbean island hopping
  • Great for couples or solo travellers
  • Private ensuite cabins
  • Winter sun

YOUR SAILING AREA

Lesser Antilles, Caribbean

Azure ocean, palm beaches and the incomparable flair of the “Caribbean way of life”… explore some of the most beautiful harbours and bays in the enchanting island world of the Lesser Antilles. Breathtaking landscapes, adventures at sea in a mild ocean climate and the lively culture of the Windward Islands make skippered Caribbean voyage a unique sailing holiday experience.

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Begin on the rugged and volcanic island of Martinique. An overseas region of France, with its culture reflecting a lovely blend of French and West Indian influence. The north of the island is mountainous and home to Mont Pelée, an active volcano with an abundance of beautiful rainforest. The sand on the beaches in the north is a silvery grey as a result of the historic volcanic ash.

The south of the island, however, is home to the iconic white sands with Fort-de-France its largest town, featuring steep hills and quaint narrow streets and the gardens of La Savane bordered by shops and cafes.  Christopher Columbus landed on the island in 1502, after a 21-day trade wind passage he christened the island as Martinica.

Perhaps visit the butterfly shaped island of Guadeloupe, home to beautiful long stretches of beach, sugarcane fields and the Parc National de la Guadeloupe encompassing the beautiful Carbet Falls and the volcano of La Grande Soufrière. Guadeloupe has smaller islands that include Marie-Galante and La Désirade.

The island of Dominica is mountainous and covered in rainforest reserves teeming with wonderful wildlife spotting opportunities. The National Park is home to the volcanically heated, steam-covered Boiling Lake, hot springs and the 65m-tall Trafalgar Falls – don’t forget your swimsuit! Wander the pretty streets of the capital of Dominica, Roseau, visit the beautiful botanical gardens and immerse yourself in the relaxed Caribbean culture.

Wildlife in the Caribbean

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!

Life on 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 culture, snorkel with the fantastic marine life or simply kick back and relax on the beach.

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.

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”.

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Christmas Caribbean Tall Ship Sailing22 December 20229£1,950.00Enquire now
New Year Caribbean Tall Ship Sailing30 December 202215£3,690.00Enquire now
Tall Ship Sailing in the Caribbean20 January 20238£1,885.00Enquire now
Tall Ship Sailing in the Caribbean27 January 20238£1,885.00Enquire now
Tall Ship Sailing in the BVI, Caribbean10 February 20238£1,885.00Enquire now
Tall Ship Sailing in the BVI, Caribbean17 February 20238£1,885.00Enquire now
Caribbean Expedition Sailing from BVI to Bermuda25 February 202311£1,740.00Enquire now
Offshore Ocean Passage from Bermuda to the Azores8 March 202320£3,265.00Enquire now
Offshore Ocean Passage from the Azores to Amsterdam29 March 202320£3,265.00Enquire now
Taster Sailing through the Kiel Canal8 May 20235£1,095.00Enquire now
Tall Ship Taster in the Baltic Sea12 May 20235£1,095.00Enquire now
Sailing the Baltic Sea & Exploring Denmark16 May 20235£1,095.00Enquire now
Sailing the Baltic Sea & Exploring Denmark22 May 20236£1,360.00Enquire now
Sailing the Baltic Sea & Exploring Denmark27 May 20238£1,885.00Enquire now
Sailing the Baltic Sea & Exploring Denmark3 June 20238£1,885.00Enquire now
Sailing the Baltic Sea & Exploring Denmark10 June 20238£1,625.00Enquire now
Sailing the Baltic Sea & Exploring Denmark26 June 20236£1,360.00Enquire now
Scandinavian Sailing from Denmark to Sweden1 July 20238£1,885.00Enquire now
Scandinavian Tall Ship Sailing in Sweden8 July 20238£1,885.00Enquire now
Scandinavian Summer Sailing in Sweden15 July 20238£1,885.00Enquire now
Swedish Summer Sailing22 July 20238£1,885.00Enquire now
Scandinavian Tall Ship Sailing29 July 20238£1,885.00Enquire now
Tall Ship Sailing to Copenhagen14 August 20238£1,885.00Enquire now
Scandinavian Tall Ship Sailing from Copenhagen21 August 20236£1,360.00Enquire now
Sailing the Swedish Archipelago26 August 20238£1,885.00Enquire now
Adventure Sailing from Amsterdam to France13 October 202311£2,165.00Enquire now
Offshore Passage Sailing the Bay of Biscay23 October 20238£1,885.00Enquire now
Offshore Passage Sailing to the Canary Islands30 October 202313£2,080.00Enquire now
Tall Ship Sailing in the Canary Islands11 November 20238£2,080.00Enquire now
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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 12 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 plan

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FAQ

  • What COVID policies are in place for sailing with Eye of the Wind?

    All guests must either be fully vaccinated or have a relevant recovery certificate which is required upon booking.

  • 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

  • Do I need to tip the crew?

    Tips are not mandatory but are welcomed by the crew!

  • What are the sleeping arrangements?

    There are 6 cabins and a total of 16 guest bunks.

  • How many bathrooms does she have?

    Each cabin has its own ensuite.

  • Is there an age limit?

    No! Please double check for under 8's.

  • 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?

    Yes.

  • 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.

  • Is there air conditioning?

    Yes, Eye of the Wind has air con in each cabin.

Locations

From: Le Marin, Martinique

To: Le Marin, Martinique

Getting There:

The recommended option is to fly from Fort-de-France Airport (Martinique) to London Heathrow with a changeover in Montreal, Canada.

Other options include taking a ferry from Martinique to the island of Dominica where you can a direct flight back to London Gatwick. Or fly direct to Paris and change for London.

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