Caribbean Cruises | Schedule and Rates
Winter 2013 – 2014 Caribbean Sailing Schedule
Caribbean Cruise Schedule
San Blas Islands
Jan. 20 thru Feb. 16
San Blas to Isla Providencia
Feb. 17 – March 2 Island hopping and offshore sailing
This trip encompasses a variety of different experiences, including some ocean voyaging and exploring new ports. When we depart the San Blas Islands we will have an overnight sail to Portobelo Panama. We will stay in Portobelo for 3 days exploring the 3 sets of ruins that were once guarding the deep water harbor.
Then we have a 3 day offshore passage to Isla Providencia, 150 miles off the coast of Nicaragua. 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 Bioshere 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.
Isla Providencia Harbor Local boats
Isla Providencia to Guanaja Honduras
March 5 – 14 Offshore Cruising
On this trip you will join the Alliance in Isla Providencia and enjoy 3 days here exploring the island and snorkeling the vibrant reefs. We will depart Providencia March 8 for the 3 day offshore voyage to Isla Guanaja Honduras. Isla Guanaja is one of the 3 Bay Islands located ~30 miles off the coast of Honduras. The other 2 are Roatan and Utila. 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.
Guanaja Honduras to Key West Florida
March 17 – March 22
We will depart Isla Guanaja March 17 for the 5 day offshore voyage to Key West Florida.
Key West Florida to the Chesapeake Bay
March 24 – 31 Offshore Cruising/Fishing
We will depart March 25 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!
Yorktown Sailing Charters, P.O. Box 238, Yorktown, Va 23690 757-639-1233 email@example.com