OUR FALL 2019 - WINTER 2020 SAILING SCHEDULE:
Gulf of Mexico, Florida Keys, Bahamas, Turks & Caicos, Jamaica
November 2 – 8, 2019
New Orleans to Panama City
6 days, 225 nautical miles
An east-bound cruise along the Gulf coast of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida. The crew will have a lot of flexibility on this trip: We can stay inside and enjoy beautiful Mississippi Sound, Mobile Bay, and several smaller bays along the Gulf Islands National Seashore. Alternatively, if weather allows, we can jump offshore for some spirited offshore sailing. Or some combination. Expect varied sailing as well as a few pleasant nights at anchor.
Cost: $1,300 *
November 10 – 17, 2019
Panama City to Fort Myers
7 days, 300 nautical miles
Northeast winds, which are dominant in November, will make this a glorious offshore voyage down Southwest Florida’s beautiful west coast. An early winter cold front could make it a boisterous sail. Protection from the weather is available from Panama City to Apalachicola, and from Tampa southward. But crossing Apalachee Bay requires an overnight offshore passage. This sail offers a mix of coastal and offshore sailing, and will provide excellent route planning experience.
Cost: $1,500 *
Nov 23 – Dec 1, 2019
Fort Myers to Key West via the Dry Tortugas
8 days, 200 nautical miles
Spend your Thanksgiving holiday sailing the most beautiful parts of South Florida. We’ll leave Fort Myers on a southwesterly course to Garden Key in Dry Tortugas National Park, where the crew will have a chance to commune with the ghosts of Ft. Jefferson and/or snorkel the reefs. Then, depending on wind and sea conditions, we'll plot a course back to the east, where we'll celebrate our arrival in Key West with champagne in the cockpit.
Cost: $1,800 *
Dec 5 - 15, 2019
Key West to New Providence Island, Bahamas (Nassau)
10 days, 280 nautical miles
This beautiful voyage includes a crossing of the Gulf Stream, a transit of the Great Bahama Bank, and a sail across the Northeast Providence Channel before arriving at New Providence Island. Potential stops include Bimini and Chub Cay in the Berry Islands. We’ll see the cobalt blue water of the Gulf Stream, as well as the amazing turquoise and azure blues of the Bahamas. We’ll see amazing bioluminescence in the water, and a billion brilliant stars in the sky.
Cost: $2,200 *
Availability: 2 positions
Jan 10 - 20, 2020
New Providence Island (Nassau) to Georgetown, Exumas
10 days, 140 nautical miles
Here’s your opportunity to explore the Exumas by sailboat! We’ll be traveling coastal-cruising style, meaning we’ll be sailing during the day and enjoying peaceful evenings at anchor. There is no pre-set itinerary; we will decide on routes and stops each day based on weather and the crew’s wishes. In addition to sailing, we’ll explore uninhabited Bahamian islands by dinghy and on foot. Coral reefs provide wonderful snorkeling opportunities, and pristine beaches invite evening barbecues. This is Bahamas cruising at its best!
Cost: $2,200 *
Availability: 3 positions
Jan 25 – Feb 8, 2020
Georgetown, Exumas to Providenciales, Turks & Caicos
14 days, 250 nautical miles
This adventurous voyage is ideal for sailors looking to explore the remote out islands of the Bahamas. The sea between Long Island, just east of Georgetown, and the Turks & Caicos is dotted by several beautiful islands separated by deep offshore passages. Distances often require overnight sails so as to leave and enter anchorages in daylight. We’ll choose a zig-zag route that makes the most of often-contrary trade winds.
Cost: $2,500 *
Availability: 3 positions
February 23 - March 6, 2020
Turks & Caicos to Montego Bay, Jamaica
12 days, 450 nautical miles
Our longest Caribbean passage this season, this is a gorgeous, bluewater, trade-wind passage to the south and west through the Windward Passage and on to beautiful and fascinating Jamaica. The dominant winds are easterly, making for glorious off-wind sailing. If the weather compels (a cold front or two is likely at some point during this voyage) or the crew desires, potential stops include Great Inagua and Port Antonio.
Availability: 2 spaces
* Note: Discounts available for parties of two or more, for sailors under 40, and for repeat sailors.