Join Twister in the Caribbean for winter sun sailing as she sails around the Windward Islands in the Caribbean Sea. Spend 12 days sailing and exploring these beautiful turquoise waters while sailing around Martinique, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines and Grenada.
Your holiday will begin on the rugged and volcanic Caribbean island of Martinique. An overseas region of France, with its culture reflecting a lovely blend of French and West Indian influence. The north of the island is mountainous and home to Mont Pelée, an active volcano with an abundance of dense rainforest. The sand on the beaches in the north is silvery grey as a result of the historic volcanic ash. The south of the island, however, is home to the iconic white sands with Fort-de-France its largest town, featuring steep hills and quaint narrow streets and the gardens of La Savane bordered by shops and cafes. Christopher Columbus landed on the island in 1502, after a 21-day trade wind passage he christened the island as Martinica.
‘Island of Spice’ Grenada is located at the southern end of the Grenadines island chain, southwest of St. Vincent and the Grenadines and famous for its nutmeg production. As happy pastel-coloured houses rise up the hillsides from the Carengage (waterfronts, since the island schooners were once careened there) of the wide range of mountains on the islands. It is home to many forests (teak, mahogany), tropical fruits and wild animals such as mona monkeys and many turtles. There is no fixed itinerary for your sailing holiday so there is no guarantee that you will reach all the islands listed as Twister will need to sail where the wind and weather take her. The Skipper will have a better idea of the holiday plan as you board Twister and will give a briefing on your first evening. But rest assured where ever you sail in this beautiful part of the world – you won’t be disappointed.
The beauty of being on a ship in these breathtaking islands is that we can take you to the unspoilt, authentic Caribbean, away from the busy resorts and beaches. Experience true Caribbean culture, from small fishing villages to lively, colourful carnivals. The crew will aim to give you time to explore the islands as you wish, finding harbours to berth at and secluded bays to anchor in. Feel the sand between your toes, soak up the wonderfully colourful Caribbean culture, snorkel with the fantastic marine life or simply kick back and relax on the beach.
Wildlife in the Caribbean is a real treat. Spot graceful Green and Loggerhead Sea Turtles gliding effortlessly through the water and Bottlenose Dolphins swimming with the wake of the bow. Whales also frequent the Caribbean sea, with the warm water providing the perfect breeding grounds at this time of year for the humpback whale. Birdlife in the Caribbean is an incredibly beautiful sight. Keep your binoculars ready to spot these colourful delights. With species only native to the Caribbean, these are once-in-a-lifetime encounters! Pink Flamingos are also a common bird across the Caribbean islands; these sociable creatures inhabit the blue lagoons, mudflats and lakes, living in colonies that can contain thousands of individuals.
Onboard schooner Twister, we give everything to provide a unique sailing holiday experience. The aim is to include you in as much or as little as you wish to take part in; hoisting of the sails, helming the ship or simply being on wildlife watch and soaking up the Caribbean sunshine. We believe that in our fast-moving modern world, there is a great deal of satisfaction to work as part of a team aboard a ship from a bygone era; navigating the seas, discovering new islands and enjoying that winter sunshine. Twister’s crew are exactly whom you want to be joining you whilst you holiday. Their accommodating nature and experience will instantly put you at ease and they will undoubtedly look after you. If you have no experience, they will instil great confidence in literally – helping you to learn the ropes.
Breakfast, lunch, dinner and hot drinks are all included in your ticket price and alcohol and soft drinks can be purchased onboard at a reduced rate.
€3200,- including all food, hot drinks, harbour money, diesel and other extra costs.
If you would like to book this trip now or have any questions, you can e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
|Starts: 21st January 2023||Ends: 2nd February 2023||Location: Martinique, Caribbean|