This is Ibis, our sister ship in the Caribbean. She is a 48 foot Dufoour sloop fully equipped for comfortable and safe "blue water" cruising, We cruise the Windward and Leeward Islands from the Grenadines in the south to the islands of Antigua and St. Maartin in the north
Ibis's cockpit and salon are both spacious and untilitarian. Her three cabins sleep 8 persons
What’s Included in our
• private accommodation on board IBIS • quality towels and linens
• all breakfasts and lunches
• 2 barbeque style dinners
• filtered drinking water
• transport ashore
• all boat costs & cruising permits
• formal sailing instruction & certification (Leg Three)
What’s Not Included in our Skippered Charters:
• transport to/from the airport
• alcohol & soft drinks
• personal travel insurance
• meals taken ashore
Sail the Caribbean With Us
This Winter !
Snorkel crystal clear waters, explore exotic islands, sample native cuisine, improve your sailing skills, or just “chill out” on the warm sand under your own palm tree. You get the picture… So make your escape and join us on our island-hopping voyage to some of the most beautiful of the Windward and Leeward Islands, and make this picture come true! But beware, the cruising life can be contagious!
Ours is a 'hands-on” cruise , and because we take no more than 5 guests, everyone will have the opportunity to participate fully in all aspects of sailing and the cruising life, regardless of their experience. Our vessel in the Caribbean, is a spacious and comfortable 48 foot Dufour (sloop), fully equipped for off- shore cruising. Strangely enough she is also called the "Ibis"., the same as my boat here in Victoria.
Samantha Bartlett, her Captain will provide guidance and ensure you are well fed and entertained, if not hooked on cruising upon your return! Al Lubkowski, (Blackfish Sailing Adventures) will be on hand to provide Canadian Yachting Association (CYA) sanctioned sailing instruction on cruising legs so designated. Otherwise there is informal instruction provided and of course the opportunity to oarticipate in all aspects of sailing and the crusing life.
There are three- ten day legs on our northward route from St. Lucia to Antigua and St. Barts, not including the 2 week St. Maartin Heineken Regatta that you can choose from: Unless other dates are requested, the Antigua to St. Barts trip is the leg to choose if you would like to obtain formal sail training and certification. Note that there is no single supplement charged – your very own bed is guaranteed! But bring your teddy.
- St. Lucia to Dominica: January 9 to 18, 2012 (approx. 180 nautical miles)
Trek rainforest trails & shower beneath waterfalls: Highlights include the spectacular Pitons Park on St Lucia, the colonial delights of Martinique and Dominica’s wild, untamed rainforest. Climb a high mountain, swim in a refreshing rainforest pool… Cost $1825. USD -10 days
2) Dominica to Antigua: January 24th to Feb. 2, 2012 (approx. 180 nautical miles)
Enjoy Dominica’s wild, untamed rainforest, the beautiful Isles des Saintes and hilltop museum, and Nelson’s Dockyard in Antigua. Relive the Caribbean maritime history of pirates and privateers. Dive reefs of enchanting beauty and diversity.
Cost $1825. USD – 10 days
3) Antigua to St. Barts “Cruise & learn” February 7th to 16th, 2012 (approx. 160 nautical miles)
Sail the least visited Leeward Islands and enjoy a sophisticated and unspoiled paradise. From Antigua’s historic dockyards to Montserrat, Nevis, St Kitts, St Eustatius, St Barth’s and finishing in St Maarten. This 10 day “cruise & learn” provides a more relaxed pace of sail training with plenty of time to enjoy the sights. Cost $2250. USD. 10 days. Includes CYA Basic Cruising (Day Skipper/Crew) instruction, books, learning material, exam & certification
4) St. Maarten Heineken Regatta February 21st to March 5th, 2012.
This race and adventure- filled fortnight is the social highlight of the Caribbean regatta circuit. By the end of the practice week, you’ll be ready to enter this international attraction, even if you’ve never sailed before. But even if we don’t win, you can be sure we will have lots of fun, good food, good drinks and good company. Cost $2750. USD. 14 days.
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