Luxury Yacht Sailing in the Caribbean
- Vessel: Skyelark
- Where: Caribbean
- Duration: 10 days
- Embark: Falmouth Harbour, Antigua - 19 April 2023, 10:00
- Disembark: St Martin - 28 April 2023, 16:00
Explore the Caribbean with luxury yacht Skyelark from the island of Antigua to St Martin.
Join luxury modern yacht Skyelark for a skippered Caribbean sailing holiday as she sails and island hops from Antigua to St Martin.
This voyage is perfect for those looking to explore the colourful Caribbean culture from the comfort of a luxury skippered yacht. Owners Dan and Em have spent many seasons exploring the Caribbean so are well versed in exploring and showing guests the more secluded side of the Caribbean, away from the tourist hustle and bustle.
- Fully crewed sailing yacht
- Island hopping
- Snorkelling & swimming
- Suitable for beginners
- Whole boat yacht charter available
YOUR SAILING AREA
Join Skyelark on the island of Antigua and follow the trade winds as you island hop your way to Antigua. Think, blue water snorkelling, delicious food and breath-taking bays to explore. Experience the unspoilt, authentic Caribbean, away from the busy resorts and beaches with ideal sailing conditions and fantastic weather, this is blue water Caribbean sailing at its best. There are ample opportunities to explore a stunning collection of islands, go snorkelling amongst colourful reef fish with turtles, and enjoy fresh barbecued lobster on the beach at sundown. Anchor in secluded bays, dive from the bows of the boat and feel the powder white sand between your toes.
This luxury skippered sailing holiday in the Caribbean will focus on the island chain between Antigua and St Martin, exploring
Caribbean Island Hopping
Join Skyelark in the iconic Nelson’s dockyard, there will be time to discover its naval history as well as admire the well-known classic and mega yachts, before setting off in search of beaches, volcanoes, adventure and rum! Antigua is famous for its 365 beaches, and the warm shallow waters of the leeward coast create stunning azure seascapes.
We then hope to visit Montserrat (if the seas are calm), Nevis, St Kitts, Statia and the glamorous St Barths before making landfall on the French side of St Martin. The 10 day trip has a mix of day sails, pretty bays for snorkelling and time ashore to explore. Whether you want to cycle around Nevis, lunch in the plantation houses on St Kitts or shop in St Barths, there is plenty to do.
Caribbean Wildlife watching
Wildlife watching 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. Birdlife in the Caribbean is an incredibly beautiful sight so 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.
All voyages for Skyelark
Guest berths: 8 Rig: Sloop
Skyelark is a luxury Oyster 62 sailing yacht, built for elegance and speed whilst maintaining the utmost comfort for her guests both below decks and while under sail.
Designed and built as a competitive pedigree to match her beautifully drawn lines and sumptuous interior she has had many successes in ocean races and regattas.
Her sloop rig and modern design mean sailing with her can be done with just two people and she is an excellent boat to learn the ropes during your sailing holiday.
Below decks, private cabins are beautifully appointed and a well thought out layout means she is suitable for a variety of travellers; single sailors, couples or private charters of family or friends. Skyelark has a spacious saloon and a generous galley where the crew will prepare healthy and home-cooked meals after a days sailing. with full air conditioning, Webasto heating and quiet flush heads, staying abord Skyelark is more akin to a hotel than a boat!
On deck there is a large, safe and family-friendly cockpit, a lounging deck and transom seats. There is always somewhere comfortable to be, either for socialising or some quiet reflection.
A removable bimini over the cockpit keeps the sun or the rain out, and if the weather is inclement at anchor, then a full cockpit enclosure keeps everyone snuggly warm, whilst maintaining the alfresco views.
Oyster 62’s are known to circumnavigate with young families on board or sail to the Arctic reaching 80 degrees north. Oyster 62 ‘s offer the perfect package of speed, elegance, luxury and easy, safe comfortable cruising – Skyelark is certainly one of the finest examples. She spends her summer sailing the UK, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly with voyages around Scotland and the Hebrides before sailing winters in the Caribbean.
Take a look inside!
Deck planMore about Skyelark
Life on board
Skyelark is part of our luxury fleet and as soon as you step onboard you will feel the high quality finish and standard throughout the boat. From the comfortable cockpit seating area on deck for al fresco dining under the stars to the well appointed stateroom ensuite cabin, Skyelark’s design has been well considered to ensure luxury and comfort are at the forefront of her sailing experience.
Fitted with all the mod-cons, guests are welcomed to get involved with the sailing of Skyelark if they wish but the easy winch system and racing rig mean she is designed to be operated with a small crew. So if sitting back and enjoying the views is top of your list, you’ll be well looked after aboard. On her expedition sailing voyages, guests are encouraged to get involved to fully experience life at sea.
Sleeping, Eating and Relaxation
All* meals are cooked aboard so you can be sure to be very well fed, with both healthy and cooked choices for breakfast, delicious lunches and a varied menu of home-cooked food for dinner. With minimal light pollution, the Caribbean have some of the clearest skies you’ll have ever seen so make use of Skyelark’s generous seating area on deck and eat beneath the stars. Below decks, Skyelark has private twin cabins, a generous ensuite double cabin and VIP luxury double cabin for that added bit of comfort.
*During 10day Caribbean voyages, 4 meals (lunch or dinner) are to be eaten ashore at guests expense to ensure the full Caribbean experience.
- All inclusive* (breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks and soft/hot drinks) *During 10day Caribbean voyages, 4 meals (lunch or dinner) are to be eaten ashore at guests expense to ensure the full Caribbean experience.
- All bedding (pillow, sheets & duvet) and a wash towel
- Full crew plus tuition
- Marina and fuel fees
- All tender trips to and fro the boat
- Use of the boat’s stand-up paddle-board
What’s not included
- 4 meals ashore
- Any flights
- Transit hotels
- Travel to and from the boat on the day of joining/leaving
- Travel insurance
- Sailing Insurance (Please read our Sailing Insurance page for more information)
- Crew tips
- Personal expenses
What COVID policies are in place for sailing with Skyelark?
All Caribbean guests must provide proof of vaccination. UK sailing voyages currently have no Test & Sail policies in place in order to join the boat.
Are all meals included?
Yes, all food and drink is included in your ticket price* *On 10 day Caribbean voyages, 4 meals (lunch or dinner) are to be eaten ashore to get the full Caribbean experience.
Are there any added extra's?
No, unless you go ashore. Excursions are not included.
Are drinks included?
Can you cater for dietary needs?
Yes, please ask at the time of booking.
What language is spoken onboard?
Do I need to tip the crew?
Tips are not mandatory but are welcomed by the crew!
What are the sleeping arrangements?
3x Twin, 1x Double and 1x VIP cabin if req.
How many toilet/showers does she have?
3 bathrooms, all with showers.
Is there WIFI?
No, but you should easily be able to reach 3G/4G from the shore.
Can I charge my phone/Camera?
Are there life jackets provided?
Are Waterproofs provided?
Do I need sailing experience?
No, absolutely not! Just a lust for adventure.
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.
Is bedding included?
All bedding and wash towels are included. Please bring a swimming towel if you wish to swim ashore.
From: Falmouth Harbour, Antigua
To: St Martin
To see where the ports are, along with your likely sailing area, please view the sail area & highlights.
Antigua Airport is a 30-minute shuttle journey to Falmouth Harbour. Flights go direct to Antigua Airport from London Gatwick and London Heathrow with British Airways, Finnair, Virgin Atlantic and Air France.
STAY IN FALMOUTH HARBOUR:
There are plenty of places to stay in Falmouth Harbour. Try Eko Cosy Guest House, Tequila Sunrise Antigua and Antigua Yacht Club Marina & Resort.
St Martin Esperance Airport is a 25-minute taxi ride to Marigot Bay.
Flights* go to St Martin Esperance Airport from Newcastle, London Gatwick, Birmingham and Glasgow International.
*You may find flights to/from Paris are shorter and with fewer stops.
STAY IN MARIGOT BAY:
There are plenty of places to stay in Marigot Bay. Try Fantastic Hotel, Over The Hill Guest House and Hevea Hotel.