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Yachtsman’s Caribbean – St Maarten to St Maarten

8 days / 7 nights - Wind Surf Ship

Experience the Caribbean’s private yachting scene during this voyage. Explore the quaint island charm of Soper’s Hole. At Jost Van Dyke, discover inviting beaches, charming shops and the famous Foxy’s as you overnight in the harbor. Sail to Virgin Gorda, with its assembly of house-sized rocks called “The Baths.” Savor the high life on St. Barts, with its 5-star restaurants, luxury resorts and boutiques.

 

Phillipsburg – Phillipsburg
Ship: Wind Surf
Number of nights: 7 nights
Embark – Disembark: Phillipsburg – Phillipsburg

Day 1 – Phillipsburg , St Maarten
Day 2 – Falmouth Harbour, Antigua
Day 3 – At sea
Day 4 – Soper’s Hole, Tortola BVI / Jost Van DykeGreat Harbour
Day 5 – Jost Van DykeGreat Harbour / Virgin Gorda, Prickly Pear Beach
Day 6 – Virgin Gorda, Prickly Pear Beach
Day 7 – Gustavia, St Berthelemy
Day 8 – Phillipsburg , St Maarten

Day 1 – Phillipsburg , St Maarten
It’s been some 300 years since the Dutch and French established a truce on tiny St. Maarten, dividing the island into two delightfully distinct yet amicable parts.
Philipsburg is the vivacious capital of the Dutch half. Along Front Street, the citrus-colored buildings are home to gourmet restaurants, lively casinos and some of the best duty-free shopping in the world.

Day 2 – Falmouth Harbour, Antigua
It’s said that Antigua has 365 beaches—one for every day of the year. But this precocious former British colony also boasts a fascinating maritime history. We’ll head for Falmouth Harbour in the south, across the island from the large cruise ship port of St. John’s and much closer to the island’s most famous attraction, Nelson’s Dockyard. Along with beaches and history, Antigua’s bounty includes a verdant rainforest, stately old sugar plantations and mills, and tempting English traditions such as afternoon tea.

Day 3 – At sea
This is your invitation to a day of indulgence. Treat yourself to a luxurious spa experience. Dine in sumptuous casual style, or wrap yourself in that comfy waffle-weave robe and enjoy your meal in the privacy of your beautiful stateroom. Your delight is our single priority for your day at sea.

Day 4 – Soper’s Hole, Tortola BVI / Jost Van DykeGreat Harbour
Unlike many islands in the Caribbean, Tortola has kept growth in check, with no buildings taller than a palm tree and no fast food restaurants. Pirate history abounds here. Soper’s Hole was the one-time hangout of Blackbeard the pirate, and nearby Norman Island is said to be the inspiration for Robert Louis Stevenson’s novel, Treasure Island.

Day 5 – Jost Van DykeGreat Harbour / Virgin Gorda, Prickly Pear Beach
Ask any yachtsman about Jost Van Dyke and watch his face light up. Known as the “Barefoot Island” for its laid-back lifestyle, Jost has a reputation that belies its tiny size. Guests on larger cruise ships must ferry over from Road Town, but we’ll anchor right in Great Harbour, the “commercial hub.” Sip a Painkiller and dine on a flying fish sandwich at the Soggy Dollar, or visit Foxy’s for some Calypso and barbecue. Head to the Bubbly Pool for a naturally effervescent soak. Go diving and hand-feed groupers. Come back aboard and count an infinite number of stars.

Day 6 – Virgin Gorda, Prickly Pear Beach
Virgin Gorda is where you’ll find the most exclusive resorts in the British Virgin Islands, lured by its other-worldly beauty. With a draft of only 17 feet, Wind Surf gives you rare access, maneuvering through the gap in the reef to North Sound—a secluded part of Virgin Gorda usually reserved for much smaller yachts. Venture south to The Baths, a labyrinth of Rubenesque granite boulders surrounding beautiful white sand beaches and turquoise grottoes. Or further north to mysterious Anagada Island, a flat limestone atoll boasting miles of white sandy beaches, the third largest barrier reef in the world, and hundreds of pink flamingos.

Day 7 – Gustavia, St Barthelemy
When the rich and famous head to the Caribbean, like as not they head to St. Barts. Not a bad outcome for an island the French originally sold off as being too hilly, rocky, small, and dry to be profitable. Others did see potential here though—first French buccaneers and later Sweden, which turned it into a profitable free port during the colonial wars of the 18th century.

Day 8 – Phillipsburg , St Maarten
It’s been some 300 years since the Dutch and French established a truce on tiny St. Maarten, dividing the island into two delightfully distinct yet amicable parts.
Philipsburg is the vivacious capital of the Dutch half. Along Front Street, the citrus-colored buildings are home to gourmet restaurants, lively casinos and some of the best duty-free shopping in the world.

Wind Surf

On any day, our 310-guest flagship, Wind Surf, draws admiring glances as she glides majestically into port with her tall sails billowing. And her beauty is far more than skin deep.
Everything about Wind Surf speaks of welcome. Come aboard and see it for yourself.

December 2014: 20 December, 27 December

January 2015: 10 January, 17 January, 31 January
February 2015: 14 February, 21 February
March 2015: 07 March, 21 March