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


Departs:

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

Returns:

Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe (return) on January 24, 2020


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

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A week-long voyage of discovery through the enchanting island world of the Lesser Antilles.



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 port of embarkation and debarkation: the Windward Island 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 time for shore leave

Our crew will welcome you on board in the port of Pointe-à-Pitre. 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.

The butterfly-shaped island of Guadeloupe 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.

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.

We will set course along the coastline of Guadeloupe towards the neighbouring northern islands. You will get to know the 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.

Eye of the Wind is not a ship that likes to lie idle in the harbour, so it's time to cast off the lines the next day. After receiving safety instructions and an introduction to sailing from the ship's crew, you will soon be able to take part in sailing yourself – no previous knowledge is required. A number of en route stops are planned, either at a port or in a sheltered bay. 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.

Îles des Saintes,the archipelago south of Guadeloupe is a colourful scenic panorama. In the village of Terre-de-Haut, it is well worth going for a stroll along the main street with its countless shops, cafés and restaurants. If you want to shop Caribbean-style, this is the place to go! With a rented scooter, you can drive up to the Fort Napoléon further north, which is surrounded by a huge cactus park with big iguanas. From up here, you can enjoy spectacular views of the bay. For water-sports enthusiasts, a variety of activities from diving to kite surfing is on offer. A ride with the Eye of the Wind's dinghy from the natural harbour at Terre-de-Haut to the exceptionally beautiful, uninhabited neighbouring island of Îlet à Cabrit gives you a true adventurous feeling from the time of the explorers and Buccaneers. When snorkelling in the shallow and crystal clear water, the underwater rocks reveal a variety of tropical fish and maritime vegetation.

The island of Dominica is the botanical garden of the Caribbean. It bears the unofficial nickname "Nature Island" due to its lush and diverse flora and fauna. Turquoise water, green palm forests and white beaches make up the charm of this region. In the morning hours, go for a two-hour guided rowing boat ride up the Indian River and through mangrove forests. The boat tour can also be combined with a tour of the island and a visit to the reserve of the Caribe Indians. The island capital, Roseau, is a typical Caribbean town that invites you to stroll and do some shopping.

At the end of the trip, we will drop anchor once more in the small bay of Deshaies, on the west coast of Guadeloupe, in a quiet and scenic location. From Eye of the Wind's deck, you will have a breathtaking view of the volcanic cone of La Soufrière, almost 1,500 metres high, and you can round off the day by watching the stunning sunset.

By the time we have arrived in Pointe-à-Pitre, Eye of the Wind will already be the ship of your dreams! Here you will bid the crew farewell and leave the ship with a sailor's bag full of travel memories.

Pointe-a-Pitre, Guadeloupe
The port city of Guadeloupe, Pointe-à-Pitre, is located on the Grande-Terre side of the butterfly-shaped island of Guadeloupe. It's narrow streets are filled during the day with colorful crowds. Along the waterfront are cafes where you may sit to enjoy the passing scene. Or enjoy the outdoor market in the early morning. Take in the shopping at your leisure.

Iles des Saintes
The Saints are an archipelago of 8 volcanic islets, tropical hideaways scalloped by white sandy beaches and sheltered coves. The 17th century Fort Napoleon is impressive, with fine views over the islands and surrounding seas. A charming and seductive atmosphere pervades Iles de Saints. It's enough to make you want to buy your dream villa and leave the world behind.

Marie Galante
Marie-Galante is basically a rural island where sugar cane farming is everywhere, rooted in the local culture. Grand Anse refinery, a sugar factory, is located here. There are also three distilleries to offer you the world's best rum, a fabulous nectar of 59 proof. The local Ti Punch, sweetened with cane syrup, is a favorite aperitif, while pure old rum is served as a digestive.

There are many things to do here; try water sports or hiking, or discover the Island in an ox-drawn wagon. The traditional folk dances, tug-of-war's with oxen, and cock fights are all part of the natural rhythm of the Island's life. Those seeking night life will enjoy the piano bars and nightclubs that produce the mischievously wild and turbulent beat of the West Indies.


Dominica
People say that the 'Nature Island' is the only Caribbean island that Columbus would recognize today. Virgin rainforests 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 rainforest in a fascinating boat ride up the winding Layrou River. Or, hike to breathtaking Trafalgar Falls and a bubbling lake.

Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe (return)
The port city of Guadeloupe, Pointe-à-Pitre, is located on the Grande-Terre side of the butterfly-shaped island of Guadeloupe. It's narrow streets are filled during the day with colorful crowds. Along the waterfront are cafes where you may sit to enjoy the passing scene. Or enjoy the outdoor market in the early morning. Take in the shopping at your leisure.

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