Destination Area: Caribbean Ocean/Gulf Of Mexico
Length: 6 NIGHTS
Vessel: Vela


Departs:

St. Lucia on May 6, 2018

Returns:

St. Lucia (return) on May 12, 2018


All fares are per person. Call for single occupancy. Fares begin at $2,400. for a double occupancy cabin; $2,700. for a single occupancy cabin.

Fare includes all meals, port charges and complimentary beer, wine and rum punch.

Call for air and advance booking discounts.


For more information call us toll free at 1-877-882-4395.

SAILING AROUND THE FRENCH WEST INDIES: 6 Night, Round Trip Voyage From St. Lucia

Vela is a stately three-masted, gaff-rigged, square topsail schooner, with 8,500 square feet of canvas pulling when her 14 sails all are set. ...

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  • St. Lucia is a nature lover's paradise
  • The dueling Piton peaks serve as an inspiring landmark for sailors
  • You'll have a chance to visit waterfalls/ hot springs/ botanical gardens and the world's only 'drive-in' volcano
  • Hiking boots are what you'll need for trekking tails through the Rainforest Preserve- a favorite for bird watchers
  • The forest is loaded with wild orchids/ giant ferns and towering stands of bamboo
  • People say that the 'Nature Island' is the only Caribbean island that Columbus would recognize today
  • Virgin rain forests stand proud and tall
  • Waterfalls cascade from glorious heights where birds fill the forest with color and song
  • Dominica is a dream-like island full of surprises
  • The steep mountainsides and lush jungle-like beauty might remind you of a Rousseau landscape
  • Glide through a steamy orchid-festooned rain forest in a fascinating boat ride up the winding Layrou River
  • Hike to breathtaking Trafalgar Falls and a bubbling lake
  • Guadeloupe in the French West Indies looks like a butterfly from the air
  • Its giant wings are actually two islands separated by the Rivière Salée- a natural salt water channel
  • Basse Terre is lush and rugged dominated by La Soufrière
  • A stream of boiling water gushes from the top of the 4
  • 800-ft. mountain reminding you that this volcano is not dormant but very much alive
  • Further downstream you can swim in the beautiful triple falls of Chute de Carbet
  • Gourmets take note - Guadeloupe is purported to have the best chefs in the Caribbean
  • In Martinique roadsides are splashed with bougainvillea/ hibiscus and poinsettias
  • The romantic artist Paul Gauguin came here to paint in 1887
  • Martinique is the classic French Caribbean island- wild and mysterious yet urbane and sophisticated
  • It is France with a tropical twist

Sailing/ visiting 5 ports in the French West Indies.

See the list of possible port visits below.

Marigot Bay, St. Lucia
"The most beautiful Bay in the Caribbean", said James Michener. All year round, Marigot Bay is the home of dozens of sailboats which choose this tropical fjord, a wonderful natural harbor and yachtsman's haven. It's so picturesque in fact that it has been used for background shots in many Hollywood films.

The restaurants overlooking the bay are all unique, some laid back and mellow, others rowdy. The locals are very sweet and helpful, with real interest in showing you a good time. The beach merchants are definitely pushing their wares, but not in an obnoxious way.

The snorkeling is reported as excellent. You might like to try some scuba diving, as well.


Bequía, Grenadines
Pretty as a picture describes our beloved Bequia. You’ll be captivated by the island’s charm while strolling along the lovely harbor with its shops, restaurants, and pastel-painted gingerbread homes. There’s a long tradition of boat building and you’ll find a slew of handcrafted model ships, old nautical charts, and rare sailing books to bring back home.

Mayreau, Grenadine Islands
The island of Mayreau is a true break from reality, with only one road, virtually no development, and farm animals outnumbering the inhabitants. One of the Grenadines, in the larger chain of Windward Islands, it has beautiful beaches, and plenty of solitude. View it as your own private island.

Young Island, Grenadines
Young Island is an exotic private island resort in the Grenadines, adjacent to St. Vincent. The tiny island, just 25 acres, is covered with tropical flowering plants, palm trees, and lots of green foliage. The white sand beach extending part way around the island is lined with cottages and beach huts. If you have the chance, stop at the famous Coconut Bar.

St. Vincent Island
St. Vincent glimmers like an emerald in the sea. A boat ride along the coast is the best way to appreciate the island’s volcanic origins; and visit the Falls of Baleine, a breath taking waterfall that spills from a mass of foliage into a rockbound pool. Kingstown, the capital, is an 18th century town worth exploring. A walking tour begins at the docks and leads to the farmers’ market (Saturday mornings), past shops, restaurants, and old churches. Beachcombers will find beautiful black sand on the leeward side, proof of the island’s volcanic birth. Its botanical gardens are the oldest in the hemisphere.

Marigot Bay, St. Lucia
"The most beautiful Bay in the Caribbean", said James Michener. All year round, Marigot Bay is the home of dozens of sailboats which choose this tropical fjord, a wonderful natural harbor and yachtsman's haven. It's so picturesque in fact that it has been used for background shots in many Hollywood films.

The restaurants overlooking the bay are all unique, some laid back and mellow, others rowdy. The locals are very sweet and helpful, with real interest in showing you a good time. The beach merchants are definitely pushing their wares, but not in an obnoxious way.

The snorkeling is reported as excellent. You might like to try some scuba diving, as well.


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