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


Departs:

Marigot, St. Martin on February 7, 2020

Returns:

Road Town, Tortola, BVI on February 14, 2020


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

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Sail through the enchanting British Virgin Islands, with breathtaking landscapes, adventures at sea in a mild ocean climate and the lively culture of the BVI.



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 stunning beaches coves and harbors of the BVI
  • Across the Caribbean Sea aboard a Tall Ship with a young and friendly crew
  • Excellent onboard cuisine - delicious meals from morning to evening
  • Attractive ports of embarkation and debarkation: Saint-Martin and Tortola
  • A relaxing holiday in a mild sea climate and with a lot of “Caribbean way of life”
  • Active sailing and manoeuvering on a 100-year-old windjammer … feel free to participate!
  • Well-balanced ratio between time at sea and time for shore leave or swimming / snorkelling at anchorage

On this voyage we will explore some of the most beautiful beaches and bays of this archipelago. You will never forget the azure blue ocean, the palm beaches and the incomparable flair of the "Caribbean way of life".

A unique attraction worth seeing is immediately visible on anchoring at the Caribbean island paradise: on the nearby Maho Beach, the distance between landing airplanes and beach-goers' heads (or the masts of the boats anchored there) is often only a few metres. On a chalkboard attached to a surfboard, the arrival times of the largest planes are announced for hobby photographers every day.

You can reach Marigot in a short drive by taxi or minibus, during which you will pass the monument on the Dutch-French border line. This monument is remarkable for two reasons: first, because the mother countries on the European continent are at no point adjacent and second, because there is no other small island of this size in the world that is divided between two nations. By the way, the EURO is the official currency in the French part of Saint Martin.

Our crew will welcome you on board in the modern Fort Louis marina of Marigot in the French part of the colourful and lively Caribbean island. Embarkation takes place at 19:00 hours. Afterwards, there will be dinner in the comfortable lounge, where you will quickly feel at home on the Eye of the Wind's deck and get to know your fellow sailors.

Make the most of your stay with a relaxing day at the breathtaking Dawn Beach. Our tip: Saint Martin is considered the culinary capital of the Caribbean – therefore do not miss the local specialities made from the guava fruit!

After a thorough safety briefing and sailing instructions from our experienced crew, you will soon be familiar with the ship and be able to take part in the sailing yourself – always on a voluntary basis, of course. A pleasant wind pushes us through the azure water of the seemingly boundless ocean. The smooth and steady rise and fall of the hull in the waves, the vast ocean and the soft creaking of the rigging are the perfect ingredients for a wonderfully relaxing holiday experience. Many nautical miles later, the first of the roughly 60 British Virgin Islands will appear on the horizon.

We will drop anchor off Virgin Gorda, the third-largest island of the archipelago. Here, the randomly arranged granite boulders of "The Baths" form small caves and pools, and invite you to explore and snorkel. In this natural lagoon you can enjoy the tranquility and a first-class swim, too. After a trip to the beach and a swim in the sea, you can round off the day with a glass of quality wine from the onboard bar while watching the sun go down.

After a night at anchor, enjoy a relaxing voyage under full sail through the waters of the BVI, past islands with adventurous names such as Pelican, Dead Chest, Mosquito Island and Carrot Rock. Our excellent galley, which consistently receives the top grades in customer satisfaction surveys, offers food and refreshments around the clock, including regional delicacies. In our extensive onboard library, you will surely find a good book for a comfortable read under the sun sail on deck. You can round off the day's sailing by relaxing with a cocktail under the tropical night sky.

The journey ends on the main island of Tortola, in Road Town. It is well worth taking shore leave to see this port which exudes a special holiday feel with its combination of mild climate, beautiful landscape and Caribbean serenity. Why not make the most of your time by taking a walk through the botanical garden in the town centre? And on the Main Street of the British Virgin Islands' capital, numerous colonial-style houses will tempt you to stroll through the shops and enjoy a drink or two in the bars and pubs. You will notice that a certain British etiquette is blended with the tranquility and cheerfulness of the "Caribbean way of life". Here and there, the shores of the white sandy beaches are lined with mangrove trees and prickly cactuses. The constant sound of the Atlantic Ocean will dispel any thoughts of a cold, wet winter.

Marigot, St. Martin
St. Martin's capital city of Marigot is perhaps the most French in flavor of all the cities in the Caribbean. Smart cafés, bistros, pastry shops and luxury boutiques stand beside lovely colonial houses. In many ways Marigot looks just like a French market town you might find in Europe. A new shopping center at the foot of Fort St. Louis, boasts luxurious boutiques such as Chanel and Lacoste. By the harbor is the Marina Port la Royale, with elegant stores offering the latest in European designer fashions and fine jewelry, duty free. The entire town is just four streets wide, and very easy to navigate.

Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands
When you think of Virgin Gorda, you think The Baths - one of the Caribbean's natural wonders, a spectacular formation of gigantic boulders, creating grottoes and caves that you can explore on foot. The island is home for the famous resort of Little Dix Bay, as well as the Bitter End Yacht Club.

British Virgin Islands
Tortola, Virgin Gorda, Jost Van Dyke, Anegada, Peter Island, Cooper Island, and 8 or 10 more of the most gorgeous Caribbean Islands, with white sandy beaches, swaying palms, fun beach bars... you get the picture. Your Captain chooses where to stop.

Road Town, Tortola, BVI
Road Town is the Capital of the British Virgin Islands. The town encircles the harbor like an amphitheater, with buildings stretching up into the surrounding hillsides. Road Town’s beautiful harbor is a busy center of island life and marine activity in the idyllic archipelago known as the BVI. Beneath its placid tropical exterior, Road Town is very much an international city, at the crossroads of a vigorous Caribbean maritime culture of upscale tourism and offshore finance.

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