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7 night Caribbean Sailing Yacht Charter

pride-travel-st-kitts-caribbean-yacht-sailing-catamaran-festivaNow you can access a members-only exclusive sailing charter in the Caribbean. The itinerary below can be customized by you and your captain upon arrival; your pace is your own to set!!!

Thesae superlative sailing packages give guests the opportunity to experience a vacation unlike any other on an all-inclusive luxury crewed catamaran charter throughout some of the most sought after sailing destinations in the world. Relax and enjoy the sights and adventures of the crystal blue waters while our captain and chef take care of your every need and let you enjoy the vacation of a lifetime. In addition to Sint Maarten, you can base your vacation out of The Grenadines or Tortola and the British Virgin Isles.

Pride-Travel-Festiva-sailing-yacht-catamaran-sea-kayakThere is a reason why St. Maarten is recognized as the European capital of the Caribbean, delightfully Dutch and fantastically French, this tiny island of just 36 sq miles is the smallest country shared by two nations. Fly into Princess Juliana International Airport on the Dutch side. Our yacht is docked at Simpson Bay Marina, just moments away from the airport. After meeting your crew and storing your things, we encourage you to stroll around the duty free shopping and sidewalk cafes. With so many fine restaurants to choose from, tonight you will eat ashore. Catch a shuttle to take you to a Casino or for late night dancing – return at your leisure.

Our charters all come with an experienced Captain and Chef to take care of your every need. Over the week you will enjoy a set menu of „island gourmet‟ dishes all prepared in an elegant style, sure to please any palette. Our pre arrival provisioning process will ask for any special dietary requirements, such as vegetarian, allergies and special needs that we will need to be aware of to make your vacation with us the best it can be. We will also cater to your beverage selections. The menu for the week consists of five dinners, six lunches and seven breakfasts, appetizers and desserts. There are two nights when you will be dining ashore on your own.
Activities onboard the yacht are also included which consist of snorkeling gear, sea kayaks, games, swim toys, and fishing gear. Scuba Diving is available at nominal tank fee. Divers must be certified and have appropriate certification cards with them in order to take advantage of this benefit.

Pride-Travel-Festiva-sailing-yacht-deck-planThe Lagoon 440 is the very latest design and technology to come from the Beneteau factory. Beneteau’s commitment is to the continued evolution of the sailing product with the 440 at the leading edge. This time the emphasis has been both technology and styling, by relocating the helm station (steering wheel) from the back of the boat to the center above the salon. A technological breakthrough, as you are in fact moving the center of gravity requiring much larger sails. Ergonomically, this creates so much more space for our guests to move around the boat, as the ropes from the Genoa (the front sail) tie back to the winches on the top rather than the side of the boat. Two other improvements are the extended seating at the helm station (room for six), and the addition of a forward cockpit seating area, which will be a tremendous spot to enjoy and feel the motion of the boat while under sail.

The interior salon has the distinctive “lagoon” 360 panoramic view, and is directly accessible to a second (exterior) salon through sliding glass doors.

Featured in the main salon are a comfortable L-shaped sofa and chairs, music, a built in bar, and a full galley kitchen. The guest cabins are particularly well appointed with queen beds, ample drawers and closets, and – each with a private bathroom.All of the cabins and the interior salon are individually air-conditioned.

The exterior salon offers seating for up 8 and is the perfect spot for cocktail hour and dining, enjoying the sights and sounds of the Caribbean slowly saying – goodnight.

Pride-Travel-Festiva-sailing-yacht-lagoon-catamaran-stateroomSailing Itinerary (sample / baseline)
Cruising Day 1 After breakfast we depart through the Dutch Bridge on our way to Road Bay on the British Island of Anguilla. We have a leisurely morning sail and lunch at Road Bay after which you will have the opportunity to go ashore and mingle with the locals at Johnos and enjoy the live music. See the locally made sailboats on the beach ready for the next regatta, which is the National sport of Anguilla. Also visit Roys Bar and enjoy a cocktail with the resident beer-drinking parrot.
Cruising Day 2 Breakfast and we are off to Prickly Pear Cays – a remote uninhabited rocky atoll with amazing bird life and unspoiled lagoon surrounded by a living coral reef. Snorkel to the white powdery beach or jump in the dinghy with your Captain for a snorkel over the magnificent coral. An afternoon sail to Crocus Bay/Little Bay with a gentle tradewind to enjoy cocktails on the beach.

Cruising Day 3 A morning snorkel exploring the waters of Little Bay where shoals of small juvenile fish totally surround you and you can see the pelicans diving. This area has been designated as a marine park providing excellent snorkeling and swimming in the azure waters. Later we sail down the coast of Anguilla and across the channel to Marigot the French capital of St Martin. After lunch in the bay you have the opportunity to go ashore to explore this picturesque town and do some shopping. Late afternoon we anchor off Grand Case where you will dine ashore in the “Gourmet Capital of the Caribbean”.

Pride-Travel-Festiva-sailing-yacht-diversCruising Day 4 After breakfast and a short snorkel around Creole Rock, we head off to the small uninhabited island of Tintamare. This is a great adventure – if you dare! The clay cliffs of Tintamare will give you “Everlasting Youth” (according to the local folklore). You scrape up the clay, mix it with a little Caribbean Sea and plaster the paste all over your body. Bake in the sun until dry and wash it off while taking a swim and feel the difference. After lunch we set sail for Isle de Fourche – 2 hours away over open ocean. This island is the rocky remains of an extinct volcano with nothing but wild goats and cactus. We spend the night in this magnificent moonscape and for those who would like to climb to the summit – there are the most spectacular views.

Cruising Day 5 A short sail in the morning takes us to the beautiful harbour of Gustavia the Capital of St Barts. This island boasts the getaway homes of many celebrities and magnificent mega-yachts. After exploring the wonderful array of old Caribbean buildings and very French shops and maybe doing an island tour, enjoy a cocktail at Jimmy Buffet‟s “Cheeseburger in Paradise” Café. An afternoon snorkel around Gros Ilets, the small island in the middle of the anchorage and then we move on to spend the night at Anse Du Columbier.

Pride-Travel-Festiva-sailing-yacht-lagoon-catamaran-sunset-wheelCruising Day 6 The morning in Anse Du Columbier is spent exploring the bay in the kayak, walking on the beach or taking the (not too strenuous) cliff path into the next bay where the views are stunning. The bay is inaccessible by car and is totally unspoiled. There is also plenty of time for your last snorkel to see all the varieties of Caribbean fish you could wish for. After lunch we take a leisurely sail back to Simpson Bay, St Maarten to be in time for the Dutch Bridge at 5:30pm and then back to Marina. Enjoy an exquisite cuisine of your choice ashore tonight.

Departure Day 7 A continental breakfast will be served and then we say our fond farewells until your next cruise with us.