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Antigua & Barbuda

Antigua & Barbuda

ABOUT YOUR SAILING COLLECTIVE JOURNEY Your journey will be crewed by a captain and chef who are not only trained professionals but explorers at heart. With diverse backgrounds as sailors, travelers, artists, gastronomes and academics Sailing Collective crew members offer a wealth of information and life experience to every journey. Your crew will work with you to build a customized day to day itinerary tailored to your group needs, interests, and desired activities. Double and Single cabins are available for you to book and join a one of a kind Sailing Collective experience. You'll make new friends while enjoying the greatest week of your life. Take the leap this winter and join the adventure!

Package includes:

• Private Collective captain and chef (for some of the best food of your life) • Journey Coordinator travel support to help guide you on your journey • Onboard family dining with 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 3 dinners and snacks • Marina fees and dockage • Boat incidentals including fuel, water, bedding, towels, etc. • And of course 7 days unabashed adventure and epic memories...

50% due at booking, remaining balance due 60 days prior to departure Please review cancellation, change, and insurance policy on the booking page before proceeding with booking SEE TRIP DETAILS FOR MORE INFORMATION ON PANDEMIC TRAVEL PROTOCOL

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Dates

February 11th — 18th 2023

8 days, 7 nights

Location

Antigua & Barbuda
Antigua and Barbuda

Price

$3600 Single Cabin

$6400 Double Cabin

Availability

2 Double Cabins

2 Single Cabins

Itinerary

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive at the base, Jolly Harbour, a relaxed Caribbean town with open air bars on the waterfront – perfect for atmospheric cocktails as the sun sets. Greencastle Hill Park is one of Antigua’s highest points and popular for its views and megaliths.

Day 2: Head to Five Islands Harbour and the boat accessible Pinching Bay, where you can enjoy a peaceful, undeveloped beach – something that’s becoming rare on Antigua. Snorkeling and beachcombing are good here but take your own provisions for lunch and dine on board. If you want amenities, try the neighboring Hawksbill Bay with its resort.

Day 3: Sail north to Deep Bay, which is renowned for great snorkeling thanks to a 100-year old shipwreck in the bay. You’ll be able to see a lot underwater here as the water is so clear and calm. If you are feeling energetic you can hike for 10 minutes and explore Fort Barrington, which was built in 1780.

Day 4: Head south to English Harbour, which is also known as Nelson’s dockyard due to its heritage as an important former British military base. Horatio Nelson lived in the dockyard in the late 1700s. This is the last working Georgian-era dockyard in the world and it’s recently undergone a major transformation and restoration.

Day 5: Head to Green Island, an uninhabited isle which is privately owned by the Mill Reef Club. The western part of the island is just the spot for snorkeling and spotting colorful fish, even turtles, as well as exploring quiet, sandy beaches. It’s often described as a charter highlight. You can also stop by Willikies and the rock formation Devil’s Bridge.

Day 6: Make for Carlisle Bay, known for its luxury resort where you can enjoy the fine dining ashore or stop at the wonderful anchorages to explore beautiful scenery. It’s a great place to kayak and explore the mangroves.

Crew

Sailing Collective Chef

Sailing Collective Chef

Chef

A Sailing Collective chef embodies our pholosophy of travel, storytelling, learning, and sharing. We use local ingredients to create a unique culinary experience for each voyage. This is unlike any food adventure you've ever been on.

Sailing Collective Captain

Sailing Collective Captain

Captain

Your professional crew are talented explorers who combine their love of sailing with personalized hospitality. Each captain is professionally certified and able to lead your one of a kind experience at sea.

General Information

Provisioning

Sailing Collective will provision your journey with local foods and produce.  Cooking Aboard: Your Sailing Collective chef/crew is incredibly talented and can handle the group's needs with ease. We are all about participation and learning, so if you'd like to help, just ask and we'll get you involved! Collective groups may choose to dine out more times than scheduled if the group or individuals choose.

Included in provisioning package: 

  • 7 Breakfasts

  • 6 Lunches

  • 3 Dinners (or similar)

  • Light Snacks

  • Water

  • Coffee & Tea

Dietary Restrictions: We can accommodate as long as we know in advance! It is important to notify us of any dietary restrictions ahead of time and include full details in the Guest Form that you will fill out prior to the start of the trip.

ADDITIONAL COSTS

We recommend planning on having at least $300 – $600 in spending money depending on spending habits. You will be responsible for paying for:

  • All expenses on shore including meals and drinks

  • Flights and transportation to and from the marina location

  • Onboard Alcohol

  • Gratuity (a 10% to 20% offering)

PASSPORTS AND VISAS

Please ensure your passport is valid for the period of travel and for six months after you return. Your passport name must match the name on the flight ticket otherwise you may not be able to travel and insurance may be invalid. It is the responsibility of each individual to ensure relevant visas are obtained where necessary. The Sailing Collective cannot be held responsible for refusal of entry or travel due to lack of visas. If you are in any doubt please contact your Embassy for full details.

GRATUITY

Tipping your captain and crew is welcomed. If you are satisfied with your service, the industry standard for yacht charters ranges from 10-20% of the cost of the charter. Gratuity is split evenly between the crew and can be paid via cash, check, Venmo, or PayPal. Please contact your Sailing Collective Journey Coordinator if you have any questions.

Travel Insurance:

We require purchasing a travel insurance policy that protects you in case of general and covid-related trip interruptions. If you choose not to purchase travel insurance, you forfeit the right to a refund or credit in the event you have to cancel your trip with Sailing Collective.

PACKING LIST

Collapsible bags in place of large rigid suitcases are advised for ease of transport on and off the boat. Loading and unloading from the dingy can be a wet activity, a pair of shoes such as flip-flops that you can get wet if we are landing on a beach.

During days on the water, you’ll want to be wearing light and comfortable clothing.  As the vast majority of your time will be spent outside, prepare for elements - bring a light raincoat just in case, a hat to shield yourself from the sun, and a warm layer.  Throughout the week we may dine out at a nice restaurant, so bring an outfit looks nice and suits your style. Loading and unloading from the dingy on beaches can be a wet activity, a pair of shoes that you can get wet is recommended.

We also encourage that people bring ecologically appropriate products into ocean environments. You can read more about those recommendations on the Sailing Collective Journal here: Packing for a Healthy Ocean

KEY ITEMS:
  • Passport

  • Camera or sketchpad - a dry bag or waterproof case for your phone and camera is highly recommended

  • A hat - something with a little sun protection

  • Sunglasses

  • Sunscreen - preferably reef safe

  • A light raincoat/wind jacket

  • Boat shoes or non-slip shoes such as sneakers or tennis shoes

  • Shoes you don’t mind getting wet such as flip-flops

  • Any special dietary foods

  • Water bottle

  • Toiletries

  • Beach towel, Turkish towel, or Sarong (1 bath towel is provided with linens)

  • A handful of bathing suits

  • A USB charing cord - the most universal way to charge a phone

  • Printouts or notes of important info such as meeting details and travel documents

OPTIONAL:

Terms & Conditions:

By booking this journey, you agree to comply with the stated Terms & Conditions and Covid Considerations, available on our website. Please contact info@thesailingcollective.com with any questions. 

Covid Travel Protocol:

Travelers are required to review and agree to our Sailing Collective Pandemic Guest Agreement. All travelers are required to be vaccinated on our group journeys. Please email info@thesailingcollective.com with any questions or if you believe you qualify for a health-related exception. 

Location Information

MARINA AND STARTING LOCATION

Marina: Jolly Harbour Marina

Charter Company: Dream Yacht Charter

  • Meeting time: 7:00 pm on Day 1

  • Disembarking time: 9:00 am on the final day

AIR TRAVEL

For your Antigua charter, you can get to VC Bird International Airport (ANU) via several daily direct or connecting flight options from the US.

From Miami (3 hours flight time), New York (4 hours flight time), Atlanta or Charlotte.

Carriers include American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines, and US Airways. Most direct flights are from the eastern US. 

WEATHER

The best time to visit Antigua is between January and May when the weather and trade winds are more stable, and temperatures are comfortable. 

The average temperature in Antigua between December and May (the winter months) can reach 86ºF with cooler nights around 68ºF and a water temperature of 78ºF. Between June and November, the weather is warmer and less stable with temperatures around 89ºF and a water temperature of 82ºF.

The sailing conditions for Antigua yacht charters during the winter months are stable with trade winds generally blowing from the east or northeast around 18 to 20 knots, with occasional higher speeds during gusts or squalls. 

During winter, there can sometimes be northerly ground swells that affect some anchorages – especially Barbuda. Talk to the base about your itinerary before you set off. 

In the summer, winds blow from the east to southeast between 10 and 25 knots.

CURRENCIES / MONEY EXCHANGE

The currency in Antigua is Eastern Caribbean Dollar (XCD). Use any chip debit card at an ATM at the airport to get local currency.

Boats

Lagoon 45

Lagoon 45

Antigua & Barbuda

Antigua and Barbuda

Dates

February 11th — 18th 2023

Location

Antigua and Barbuda

Only 4 Cabins Left

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