Caribbean Cabin Charter - Antigua & Barbuda
Trip 10 - Friday 16 April to Sunday 25 April 2021
This is an example of our Caribbean cabin charter sailing holiday around Antigua and Barbuda. The perfect sailing holiday for solo travellers, couples and small groups looking for some hands-on sailing experience and relaxation in paradise. Changes may take place in the sailing itinerary due to your requests and weather conditions.
Meet Sam, Neil and your fellow guests at 14:00 (2 PM) in Jolly Harbour Marina, Antigua. Jolly Harbour is approximately 30 minutes in a taxi from the airport. Once you are settled in your cabin on board Nemo we will have our guest briefing and head out to anchor with Five Islands as our backdrop and our first dinner on board Nemo under the stars.
Will set sail for Hermitage Bay, a beautiful and secluded anchorage for lunch. This will give us a chance to let anyone who wants to, have some time working the ropes and helming Nemo. Then we will head to Deep Bay, home to the ‘Wreck of the Andes’, and a great spot for a snorkel. We will have dinner on Nemo.
Great Bird Island is our sailing destination today, and it is a perfect spot for snorkelling, kayaking and relaxing. To get there we have to tack up Boon Channel which is great fun and will give us all a workout! Once anchored we can hike up to the top of Great Bird Island and get great views of both the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea and watch the birds having fun in the thermals. The beaches on the island are incredible so don’t forget to bring your swimwear! Dinner will be on Nemo
A real change of scene today as we sail to Dickenson Bay. This is one of the most popular areas on the island, boasting many top-tier hotels and resorts. The vast sugar-sand beach that extends across the bay offers idyllic conditions for swimming, sunbathing and is lined with laid-back establishments perfect for bar-hopping. We will head ashore for dinner tonight.
A longer sail day today as we head to Barbuda, giving you plenty of time to take the helm. The aim is to reach Low Bay when the sun is high in the sky. Our evening meal will be served on board. Once we get there we can take a walk along the stunning beach and jump into the cool turquoise waters.
Relax onboard or head ashore for a visit to the Frigate Bird Sanctuary, which is located in the Codrington Lagoon. Then we will take a short sail down to Cocoa Bay. Here you can snorkel, kayak, paddleboard or simply relax on the incredible beach. We will get a taxi to take us to a lovely spot for dinner ashore…and hopefully, get to see some of the wild donkeys that act as stop signs en route!
We will sail back to Antigua and beautiful Green Island today. This will be quite a long sail and we will be sailing along the west coast, so lots of new views to take in as you practice your sailing skills. Uninhabited and unspoiled Green Island is a great hideaway located just off the eastern coast of Antigua. This is a popular snorkelling and kite surfing destination. We will have dinner on board tonight.
A downwind sail to the historic English Harbour which was inscribed in 2016 as a UNESCO world heritage site and is home to Nelson’s Dockyard, a fully restored 18th-century working dockyard. In days gone by, Nelson would keep his fleet here and there is a museum dedicated to his memory and has some fascinating exhibits. We will head ashore for our dinner and get to sample some of the great local cuisines.
After a morning exploring we will sail to Carlisle Bay. This beautiful secluded cove is a perfect place to snorkelling and see turtles. We can also pop ashore to the exclusive resort for some cocktails before we have our last dinner on board
A leisurely sail back into Jolly Harbour inside Cades Reef will give you a chance to hone all the sailing skills you have learnt during the week. We will arrive in time for a noon (12 PM) departure from the marina.
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