Caribbean Cruises | Schedule and Rates
2017 – 2018
Offshore Voyages and Island Hopping
These trips encompass a variety of different experiences including some ocean voyaging and exploring new ports. You will be standing watch and participating as part of the crew, including helping in the galley with cooking and cleaning, steering and standing lookout, helping set and trim sails, etc. These trips are for the more adventurous traveler who wants a real sailing experience. You must be a fit adult who can withstand the rigors of offshore sailing. Rough weather and seasickness are a real possibility. A Physical exam is required prior to sailing.
Bocas del Toro,
Isla Providencia, Roatan Honduras
January 31 – February 17 Island hopping and offshore sailing
$3400 per person
You will join the ship in Bocas del Toro Panama January 31 and enjoy 3 nights aboard here. We then depart Panama for the ~3 day offshore passage to Isla Providencia Colombia, 150 miles off the coast of Nicaragua. We will stay in Providencia for 4 days to explore the island and reefs. This English speaking island is owned by Colombia. The Island is a beautiful unspoiled destination with great snorkeling and friendly people. It has the 3rd largest barrier reef and is a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. The infamous pirate Henry Morgan used Providencia as a base for raiding the Spanish empire, and rumors suggest that much of his treasure remains hidden on the island. Many parts of the island are named after Morgan. Forts and cannons dating back hundreds of years can be found scattered all over Santa Catalina Island.
The diving here is amazing with lots of sharks and stingrays. Plus there are some great hikes to the mountain peaks. A trip to Providencia wouldn’t be complete without an evening at the infamous Rolands reggae beach bar, and a mixed lunch platter at El Divino Nino beach restaurant.
Isla Providencia Harbor
From Providencia we will have a 3 day sail to Isla Guanaja Honduras, one of the 3 Bay Islands located ~30 miles off the coast of Honduras. Guanaja is the least visited of the 3 Bay Islands. The island’s warm, clear waters support an extensive coral reef that is part of the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef and second only to the Great Barrier Reef off the coast of Australia. This reef system extends along the coast of four countries: Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, and Honduras. It begins near the northern tip of the Yucatan Peninsula and continues south down the eastern coast of Belize extending past the north-east corner of Guatemala and ends near the Bay Islands of Honduras. The diving here is spectacular! You will depart the ship on Roatan where the international airport is located.
All meals are included with the exception of 1 meal ashore in Bocas, 3 meals ashore in Providencia and 3 meals ashore in Honduras.
February 20 – 26 or February 27 – March 5
Island hopping in Honduras
This week is just for Island Hopping and experiencing the Bay Islands of
Honduras. You are not expected to stand watch or help with the sailing although you are welcome to if you like. You will join the ship in Roatan on February 20. We will spend 2 days in Port Royal Roatan and then sail to Guanaja for 3 days of
exploring. If you are a diver this is
the place to take in some dives with the local dive company. We will sail back to Roatan on the 25th for your departure on the 26th. All meals included except 1 meal ashore in Roatan and 2 meals ashore in Guanaja.
$2000 per person
Roatan Honduras to Key
March 12 – March 21 Island hopping and offshore sailing
$1500 per person
You will join the ship March 12 in Roatan for 3 days of exploring and snorkeling the beautiful reefs of Roatan and Guanaja. We will depart Guanaja March 16 for the 5 day offshore voyage to Key West Florida. This trip is for the fit adult who can withstand the rigors of offshore sailing. You will be standing watch and participating as crew. Rough weather and seasickness is a possibility. Physical exam required prior to sailing.
All meals are included with the exception of 2 meals ashore in Guanaja and 1 meal ashore in Key West.
Key West Florida to the Chesapeake Bay
March 22 – 29 Offshore Cruising/Fishing
$850 per person
You will join the ship March 22 in the afternoon for orientation and 1 night at anchor in Key West. We will then depart March 23 for the 6 day offshore passage to the Chesapeake Bay. We will be in the Gulf Stream “sleigh ride” up the coast for much of this passage north. We are likely to catch a bunch of tuna, mahi, wahoo and maybe even a marlin! This trip is for the fit adult who can withstand the rigors of offshore sailing. You will be standing watch and participating as crew. Rough weather and seasickness are a real possibility. Physical exam required prior to sailing. You will disembark upon arrival at Cape Charles. All meals included.
Yorktown Sailing Charters, P.O. Box 238, Yorktown, Va 23690 757-639-1233 firstname.lastname@example.org