Destination Area: Caribbean Ocean/Gulf Of Mexico
Length: 7 NIGHTS
Vessel: Eye of the Wind


Departs:

Antigua, Lesser Antilles on January 10, 2020

Returns:

Pointe-a-Pitre, Guadeloupe on January 17, 2020


Fare: €1,820 per person. Call for Euro to US Dollar exchange rate.

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Sail through the Magical Islands of the Caribbean



Eye of the Wind is a brig, with two masts carrying 8,000 square feet of tanbark sail. Built in 1911 in Germany, she went through a complete res ...

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  • • Island hopping to some of the most scenic beaches and coves of the Windward Islands
  • • Across the Caribbean Sea aboard a windjammer with a young and friendly crew
  • • Attractive ports of embarkation and debarkation: Antigua and Guadeloupe
  • • Active sailing and manoeuvering on a 100-year-old tall ship ... feel free to participate!
  • • Nature impressions on the ocean and
  • Caribbean flair on shore
  • • Excellent onboard cuisine - delicious meals from morning to evening
  • • Well-balanced ratio between time at sea and sailing in coastal waters plus time for shore leave

Breathtaking natural landscapes, sailing adventures in a sunny ocean climate, and the culture of the colorful Caribbean islands make this voyage a unique vacation experience. A detour to the volcanic island Montserrat is planned en route. The azure blue ocean, beautiful palm beaches and the incomparable flair of the Caribbean way of life will remain in your memory.

Our crew will welcome you on board at the cosy marina of Jolly Harbour on the sugarcane island of Antigua. Opposite the bay lies a pink and white sandy beach that stretches for miles, attracting adventurers, water sports enthusiasts, sun worshippers and beach walkers alike. The breathtaking sunset is the highlight of a romantic evening stroll.

Embarkation takes place at 19:00 hours. Afterwards, there will be dinner together in the comfortable lounge, where you will quickly feel at home on the Eye of the Wind's deck and soon get to know your fellow sailors. From Jolly Harbour, there is the possibility of a helicopter flight to the active volcano on the neighbouring island of Montserrat.

Eye of the Wind as a seaworthy and reliable ship that has proven itself in all weather conditions. You can help actively with the sailing manoeuvres or just relax and watch. The setting and trimming of the sails during the days at sea will become an ever more fascinating spectacle from a long gone seafaring era.

During the trip, we will make some stops, either at ports or in sheltered bays. Where we go ashore depends on the wind and weather conditions, and is decided at short notice by the captain, who will take your wishes into account whenever possible. This ensures that your sailing trip is a pleasant mix of adventure, relaxation, active participation and pure enjoyment.

St. John's in northwest Antigua is the first option for a stop. In the centre of the island's capital, small streets and markets invite you to take a stroll. In the Heritage and Redcliffe Quay shopping centres, you can do some duty-free shopping and get some good bargains. Don't miss out on a visit to one of the rum distilleries – some of the rums on offer are considered to be the most remarkable ones in the world.

You will diembark at Pitre on the island of Guadeloupe. The butterfly-shaped island is influenced largely by French, African, as well as East and West Indian cultures. This mix is especially evident in the architecture, which ranges from the French colonial style to the Hindu temple. Be enchanted by a fascinating blend of exotic smells.

The cuisine of the Antilles is characterised by fruits, spices, coconuts and seafood of all kinds. We will drop anchor again in the small bay of Deshaies on the west coast of Guadeloupe, situated in a quiet and scenic location from where you can discover the wide sandy beaches, a botanical garden, walking trails through the hilly landscape, and maybe even one or two cocktails in one of the countless bars. For nature lovers, Guadeloupe – the Emerald Island – is a green paradise where you can discover the largest national park in the Caribbean with the highest waterfalls of the Antilles, a treetop path, mysterious mangrove forests, and a lush plant and animal life. From the Eye of the Wind's deck, we will have a breathtaking view of the almost 1,500 metres high volcanic cone of La Soufrière, and will round off the day by watching the stunning sunset. In the port town of Pointe-à-Pitre, you will leave the ship with a sailor's bag full of unforgettable memories of your journey.

Antigua, Lesser Antilles
Antigua and Barbuda is an independent nation in the Leeward Islands of the West Indies (Lesser Antilles), about 260 miles east-southeast of Puerto Rico.

The Lesser Antilles (also known as the Caribbees) are a long, partly volcanic island arc in the Western Hemisphere. Most of its islands form the eastern boundary of the Caribbean Sea with the Atlantic Ocean, with the remainder located in the southern Caribbean just north of South America. The Lesser Antilles and the Greater Antilles compose the Antilles, which are in turn part of the West Indies along with the Bahamas, the Cayman Islands, and the Turks and Caicos Islands.


Montserrat Island, Lesser Antilles
Montserrat is a mountainous Caribbean island, part of the Lesser Antilles chain. Its Soufriere Hills volcano erupted in the 1990's causing significant damage to the south side of the island but leaving the north side unscathed. Black sand beaches, coral reefs, cliffs and shoreline caves remain intact.

Montserrat was the home of the famous recording studio founded by the Beatles producer, Sir George Martin, now deceased.

Tourists travel here to observe the devastating destruction of the south side.


Guadeloupe
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, the southern or leeward part of Guadeloupe, 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.

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