Catamaran boat tour puerto rico: Sailing Catamaran & Snorkel Tour — Puerto Rico
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Born and raised in Fajardo, Robert is a third-generation seafaring captain. His father was a captain in the U.S. Coast Guard in the U.S. Virgin Islands for over 25 years. He grew up sailing in the Fajardo area and learning at a young age his mate duties working under his father during boat deliveries to the Caribbean from East Coast ports of the U.S.
He attended and graduated with high honors a high school marine program at the world-renowned Chapman School of Seamanship in Stuart, Florida where he also achieved his master merchant marine officer license when he was 18. Since the summer of 2005, Capt. Robert has been in charge of operations of Sail Getaways!
In his own words: “I love my job! There is no better feeling than seeing and listening to our happy guests after they conclude their adventure with our company and knowing our crew and service made the difference. As a bonus, we get to show our guests the natural beauty of Puerto Rico and its Spanish Virgin Islands. And because our operation uses smaller sized vessels, we have the opportunity of making sure our guests enjoy the vacation they deserve by providing one-to-one service!”
Sailing Catamaran, “Getaway” – 32ft
Sailing Catamarans are extremely stable allowing for total relaxation and enjoyment while onboard. “Getaway” is favored for Private charters looking to sail away!
Make: 1998 Searunner custom sloop rigged sailing catamaran.
Specs: 32’ long x 16’ wide.
Capacity: US Coast Guard certified for 26 passengers, for your comfort we limit the capacity to only 20 passengers.
Details: Onboard you will find a private restroom, shaded & open deck space, comfortable cushioned seats, and easy water access ladder for snorkeling & swimming in the pristine carribean waters. When not under full sail power “Getaway” is powered by a 50 hp, low-emission outboard engine.
Our vessels meet all U.S. Coast Guard safety equipment requirements.
Motor Vessel, “On the Way” – 36ft
Custom designed & built for your special boat-day’s enjoyment our speedy motor vessel “On The Way” will get you to your destination in comfort and in less time, which means more time for snorkeling and beach exploration…the FUN STUFF!
Make: 2016 Newton Boats custom day charter boat.
Specs: 36’ long x 14.5’ wide.
Capacity: US Coast Guard certified for 26 passengers.
Details: Onboard you will find a private restroom, shaded & open deck space, comfortable cushioned seats, fresh water shower and easy water access ladders for snorkeling & swimming in the pristine carribean waters. “On The Way” is powered by a single 405hp Cummins Diesel low-emission eco friendly inboard engine.
Our vessels meet all U. S. Coast Guard safety equipment requirements.
Motor Vessel, “By The Way” – 46ft
Custom designed & built for your special boat-day’s enjoyment our speedy motor vessel “By The Way” will get you to your destination in comfort and in less time, which means more time for snorkeling and beach exploration…the FUN STUFF!
Make: 2020 Newton Boats custom day charter boat.
Specs: 46’ long x 16 ’ wide.
Capacity: US Coast Guard certified for 49 passengers, for your comfort we limit the capacity to only 40 passengers.
Details: Onboard you will find a private restroom, shaded & open deck space, comfortable cushioned seats, fresh water shower and easy water access ladders for snorkeling & swimming in the pristine carribean waters. “By The Way” is powered by twin 450hp Cummins Diesel low-emission eco friendly inboard engines.
Our vessels meet all U.S. Coast Guard safety equipment requirements.
Sail Getaways is a family business committed to excellence by creating lifelong memories through personalized service delivered with Genuine Puerto Rican hospitality.
As stewards and sailors we perpetuate our Puerto Rican culture and protect our environment. We value each other and inspire integrity, innovation, and community.
Since our start, Safety, Service, and Quality have been of utmost importance to us and has influenced how we design and build our boats, craft our menus, hire and train our crew, and engage with our guests. We welcome you into our family and look forward to giving you the best day of your Puerto Rican vacation!
Environmental & Social Responsibility
Our business depends on a healthy environment to be successful. Our highest priority is the care and preservation of the reefs we explore and the beaches we visit. All of our tours are conducted in a manner that minimizes our impact on the environment. The sea life, flora, and fauna that we encounter in our excursions are shared with our guests in an ethical, respectful manner – we strive to leave every beach, reef, and trail that we explore, cleaner than when we found it.
We teach proper snorkeling etiquette such as the importance of not standing, walking on, or touching the coral reef, which can harm the fragile underwater ecosystems. Sail Getaways also volunteers in beach cleanups and maintaining trails. Whenever possible, we patronize local Puerto Rican businesses to meet our needs.
Our Cancellation Policy
- 14 days prior to the date of the trip there will be no penalty and you will receive a full refund.
- 13 days or less to date of trip: There will be a fee of 50% of your booking.
- 24 hours prior to trip: There will be a fee of 100% of your booking.
- No-shows and late arrival for the time the adventure is scheduled to begin will be charged the full price.
- Same day cancellations are considered a no-show and are non-refundable.
We reserve the right to cancel a public sail if a minimum number of reservations are not received. Customers will be given a full refund in case of operator cancellation due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances.
All marine activities are subject to water conditions. Please call a day prior for an update on cancellations or change of destination due to water conditions as per the captain’s discretion. These decisions can be announced at check-in.
If we cancel a tour due to weather or sea conditions, you will not be charged. You will have the option to reschedule for the next available space. Our captains will make the final decision as to weather conditions. Remember, a few passing rain showers are normal in the tropics and rain is more likely in the center of the island and to the west. We monitor weather reports constantly, and especially the conditions on the east coast. Fajardo’s weather can differ greatly from the weather in San Juan or wherever you are located.
Please don’t make the mistake of deciding not to come if it’s raining where you are, as you will be charged if the trip goes out. If you have any questions about the weather conditions, please call us to be sure.
Passengers who are inebriated, hungover or who are not in conditions to board the boat, the Captain will be in his right to deny the passenger(s) to board the vessel.
Passengers that don’t meet the proper requirements will not be allowed to participate and the money will be non-refundable.
Due to the unique nature and small size of our groups, we are forced to remain firm about our cancellation policy. Consider that on the day of the excursion we will be there, on-site, waiting and ready to serve you. Regardless of cancellation reason, our time and fixed cost are already invested. We may have turned down other customers by holding your space.
Thank You For Your Understanding.
East Island Excursions ¡Welcome to Paradise!
We are happy to take you to discover the best beaches in Puerto Rico and enjoy our abundant and colorful underwater life aboard our modern boats while you enjoy an all-inclusive trip and the 5-star service of our crew. Welcome to Puerto Rico, welcome to the East Island Excursions Experience!
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Sunsets: Experience a magical Caribbean sunset
Enjoy a romantic and relaxing evening while you enjoy the magical sunsets of Puerto Rico with Caribbean music and cocktails in Fajardo, San Juan or Ponce.
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We were a group of 8 adults and 2 small children ( ages 4 and 1 ) and this was the perfect trip. The entire crew was excellent! The sailing was steady, the views beautiful, the lunch and drinks delicious, and the swimming and snorkeling in crystal clear turquoise waters amazing! There was plenty of time to enjoy each part of the trip, very fun and relaxing!
Sailing, swimming, and snorkeling fun!
kbcassels / Farmington, New Mexico
We booked the Snorkel/BBQ/Sunset Sail on the” Zatara” directly with East Island Excursions due to a recommendation made by the owner of the house we were renting. Our party consisted of my wife and I, three 14 year old girls, and our 5 year old son. Everyone had a great time! The “Zatara”was well equipped and the maximum booking of 19 passengers was just right for the size of the boat. Everyone had space to relax on deck during the sailing portions of the trip. We sailed to an off-shore island that offered a lovely reef that was perfect for snorkeling. The crew was knowledgeable and attentive to our wants/needs. The open bar was well stocked, and the rum punch was tasty and refreshing.
Excellent Day Trip!
bigbrownpilot / Charlestown, Indiana
We enjoyed a day on the water on a catamaran with Captain Wilo and crew! What a wonderful crew. We never had to want for anything and they kept the liquid refreshments coming! We have a great BBQ lunch while at an island for some swimming and snorkeling. We cannot say enough good things about this day trip and would do it again on our next visit!
Great snorkeling trip!
This was our first family vacations together. We choose to do the Catamaran day trip to Culebra. It was the highlight of our 8 day vacation. The crew of of Alex, Willie, the captain and Coral were awesome. I had been to Culebra before but the other 11 had not and no one was disappointed. The food, crew and organization of the whole operation from booking to the Marina was professional and on schedule. We highly recommend East Island Excursions.
Family of 12!
burritasabanera / Florida
One of the best day’s in Puerto Rico, ever! This excursion is affordable, fun and it was an amazing experience! Went to Icacos Island and snorkeling nearby. The staff was awesome and it felt safe and fun at the same time. (open bar and buffet) was awesome. I definitely high recommend!!
RozCt / CT
What an amazing ride! My son and I had an amazing time. The ride was awesome as we sat outside the entire time, the buffet lunch was delicious, Flamenco beach was beautiful and the staff was friendly and funny. We had a great time! We will definitely do this again next year.
Novacek2012 / Connecticut, United States
The trip was fantastic. The crew were professional, helpful and attentive. Highly recommend. Flamenco beach is one of the most beautiful we’ve seen.
Trip to snorkel Culebra
We thoroughly enjoyed the trip. We had a sunset cruise and the views were amazing. The staff was extremely attentive and friendly. Very very helpful. Snorkeling was great! BBQ on the boat was amazing and there was an open bar! Icacos was beautiful and we had a great time on the beach and could quickly go to the boat for drinks and refreshments. If you get motion sick please take something!! Overall was an amazing experience and would definitely do it again!! Maria was constantly checking to make sure we didn’t need anything, she was very sweet. They also made it fun for the kids on board. Highly recommend!!
Luxury Catamaran to Icacos
My husband, our 23 and 18 year old daughters,and I greatly enjoyed our snorkeling and Flamenco beach trip. Chris was Awesome! He kept us all entertained. Flamenco beach was so beautiful! We all agreed that this was a highlight of our trip to Puerto Rico
crazymomof2grls / Fort Worth, Texas
This catamaran trip was AWESOME! One of the best things I’ve experienced vacationing in Puerto Rico. First of all I want to thank Jorge one of the crew members for making this trip a great experience, he made sure my family and I had food, drinks and was very informative on the sights. Thank you for helping make great memories!
catamaran trip was AWESOME!
candelanj / nj
Highly recommend this excursion. Crew was exceptional!!!! Full of knowledge and extremely attentive. One of the best things we did on the trip!!
This was my second excursion with East Island Excursions and they did it again! We were a family of four (with a 5 yr old). Fun was had by all…I could not keep my 5 year old off the water-slide 🙂 Food was great and a great atmosphere.
Did it again!
chris o / raeford
Took the Icacos Island tour with East Island Excursions. Loved every bit of the tour. Truly professional, friendly and helpful crew. The places we were taken to were exotic and I just loved it . My phone which had most of the pics and memories got drenched in the sea water and died and Levi one of the member of the crew member truly felt our anxiety took pictures for us and sent it later . Wonderful guy. I am not a swimmer but took the plunge with the help of Moises from the crew team . I would recommend East Island Excursions and Levi to anyone visiting Puerto Rico and taking the Island tours
Loved the Icacos Island tour with East Island Excursions
sarmibhatt / India
Excellent day trip and awesome crew! This was my second time taking the excursion. The Culebra Island is absolutely beautiful. The crew members were all very friendly and helpful. It was a great experience.
Culebra snorkeling trip
This excursion is well worth it. We had a great time on the Zatara, with an exceptional crew who delivered the best service, and took time to get to know us. This was aboard a 19 passenger catamaran that provided a more intimate experience than some of the larger boats. We had a great time snorkeling, then enjoyed time at the beach and a delicious BBQ lunch. Would definitely do it again! Thank you, East Island Excursions, for a great day on the sea!
Highlight of our trip
Russian center on the island of Gran Canaria
Dear guests of our island, in order to see and appreciate the beauty of the island Gran Canaria , we offer you the author’s excursion routes around the island of Gran Canaria, the services of Russian-speaking guides and comfortable transport for exciting excursions . Unforgettable trips are possible in mini groups or on an individual order. This small island knows how to surprise with its versatility!
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« Cruise Gran Canaria » is an unforgettable and exciting journey through the most special places of the island, popular attractions and corners, still little known to tourists. You will have a wonderful opportunity to taste the local Canarian cuisine, buy traditional delicacies and souvenirs. The guide will tell you about the history of the island, from millennia BC to the present day, introduce you to the best opportunities for an interesting pastime and charge you with the positive energy of Canaria! nine0006
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☆ Regularity: group once a week ☆ Duration: 8-9 hours ☆ beginning: 9:00 ☆ Location: Maspalomas ☆ Transfer: included in the south ☆ Cost: €70.00 H/50.00€ D
0004″ will allow you to get to know the most «promoted» and popular part of Gran Canaria. You will visit the best beach resorts, get acquainted with their sights, appreciate the chic southern beaches, see the unique natural wonder — the Guaideque Gorge and visit the cozy historical town of Aguimes! This is a great opportunity to experience all the charm of the southern part of the island in just half a day! More & Photos>>>
☆ Frequency: individual ☆
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☆ Regularity: every day ☆ Duration: 2-3 hours ☆ beginning: 9:00 ☆ Location: Puerto Rico ☆ Transfer: included ☆ Price: €30. 00 H/20.00€ D0004 will allow you to appreciate the best beaches of the island in one day and see the coastline from a height of 1800 meters! This is an amazing opportunity to get to know and understand Gran Canaria better, to feel how different and sometimes even contrasting it is. It is not for nothing that it is so often called the “continent in miniature”! An experienced Russian-speaking guide will tell you a lot of interesting things about the sights of the island, take you to the most memorable and amazing places. Don’t forget your camera — the most picturesque locations for photos are guaranteed! More & Photos>>> » is the ideal option for anyone who has come to Gran Canaria for the first time and wants to get an idea of both the resort and non-tourist parts of the island. Spend a day full of bright, unforgettable experiences: get to know the chic Atlantic beaches, appreciate the indescribable beauty of mountain landscapes, feel the breath of history in small towns in the center of the island, plunge into modernity in Las Palmas. You are guaranteed to fall in love with Gran Canaria and want to come back again and again to explore every corner in more detail! More & Photos>>>
☆ Regularity: individually ☆ Duration: 8-9 hours ☆ Beginning: 9:00 ☆ Location: Maspalomas ☆ Transfer: included ☆ Cost: 70.00 € c. 50,00€ d. In just a few hours you will see the bewitching Guaideque Gorge, visit a unique cave bar, appreciate the scale of the incredible volcanic crater Caldera de Bandama and touch the history of the period of the beginning of colonization. Feel like Columbus, discover Gran Canaria from a new perspective! More & Photos>>>
☆ Regularity: individually ☆ Duration: 5 hours ☆ Beginning: 9:00 ☆ Location: Maspalomas ☆ Transfer: included ☆ Cost: from 250. 00 €
Palmitos Park is one of the most popular entertainment and educational centers in Gran Canaria. Here, in a subtropical oasis, you can see about 200 species of birds, including hummingbirds, peacocks, toucans, hornbills, pink flamingos, cranes and many others. On the territory of the park there is a chic cactus garden, a butterfly house, an orchid pavilion and, the main attraction, a magnificent dolphin show. Do not spare a few hours, come to Palmitos Park — both you and your children will be delighted with visiting it! More & Photos>>>
☆ Regularity: every day ☆ Duration: 4-5 hours ☆ Beginning: 10:00 ☆ Location: Maspalomas ☆ Transfer: not included ☆ Cost: 30. 00 € V ./10-20€ d. Coming to the resort region, it is always interesting to learn about its real, non-tourist life, about its inhabitants, about what they do. This tour will allow you to get acquainted with the picturesque Agaete region and local wineries, with the bright colonial architecture of Teror and Las Palmas, with the unforgettable flavor of Firgas. Small restaurants, farms, vineyards and markets in the central part of the island will help you feel the atmosphere and flavor of non-resort Gran Canaria. A sea of impressions is guaranteed! More & Photos>>>
☆ Regularity: individually ☆ Duration: 8-9 hours ☆ Beginning: 9:00 ☆ Location: Maspalomas ☆ Transfer: included ☆ Cost: from 350.00 €
Sioux City Theme Park . Here you will find a bright, interesting, dynamic entertainment program that will take you back to the time of the «Wild West». Bandits and cowboys, sheriffs and Indians will play a colorful performance with spectacular tricks, and realistic scenery will help you immerse yourself in the atmosphere. And in the park you can try on a themed costume, ride a horse, visit a small zoo and sit in a cowboy bar! This is a great trip for travelers of all ages! More & Photos>>>
☆ Regularity: every day ☆ Duration: Upon request ☆ Beginning: 10:00 ☆ Location: San Agustin ☆ Transfer: included ☆ Cost: 21.90 € c./15.90 € € € € d. It is impossible to visit Gran Canaria and not visit its capital! This is a colorful, bright, memorable and such a different city. History and modernity are closely intertwined on its streets, ancient colonial buildings and trendy shopping centers, cozy, quiet parks and cheerful, sunny beaches coexist very close by. In Las Palmas you can find everything your heart desires and even a little more! We guarantee that after this tour you will want to come back here again! More & Photos>>>
☆ Regularity: individually ☆ Duration: 3-5 hours ☆ beginning: 9:00 ☆ Location: Las Palmas ☆ Transfer: included ☆ Cost: from 200. 00 €
Camel ride through the oasis in Arteara — Barranda, through a picturesque canyon, among many palm trees towards Fataga. On the way, you can see the variety of flora and fauna of the island, enjoy the beauty and charm of nature. You will also visit a local farm, and at the end of the tour you will be offered a delicious lunch under the shade of an Arab tent. A ride on such a colossus is an exciting and unusual adventure that will give you and your children bright, unforgettable impressions. More & Photos>>>
☆ Regularity: every day ☆ Duration: 3 hours ☆ Beginning: 9:00 ☆ Location: ☆ Transfer: included ☆ Cost: 35.00 € c/17 ,50€ d. There are many ways to explore Gran Canaria: on foot, by bike, car or bus, from the air or from the ocean. You can also take a ride on horseback, discovering the unexplored, almost wild corners of the island. This is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy the beauty of the nature of Gran Canaria, to diversify your vacation with physical exercises and new experiences, to give yourself a lot of positive emotions. Such a walk will appeal to vacationers of all ages. More & Photos>>>
☆ Regularity: every day ☆ Duration: 5 hours ☆ Beginning: 9:00 ☆ Location: Puerto Rico ☆ Transfer: included ☆ Cost: 59.00 € c. 39.00€ d.
We invite you to discover the island from a bird’s eye view. Unforgettable sensations and vivid impressions are guaranteed! You will see a breathtaking panorama of Gran Canaria, the neighboring islands and the endless expanses of the sea, you will be able to appreciate the beauty of the Canary Islands from a new angle — this opportunity should not be missed! The tour is conducted on a small but reliable and comfortable helicopter or plane. More & Photos>>>
* Tour 10 min — Maspalomas area — € 80.00 / person / north — 198.00 €
Exclusive tour 60 min — 990.00 € / up to 3 people
* Flight 30 min — island center area — 99.00 € / person
* Flight 50 min — around the island — 149.00 €
The Poema del Mar Aquarium is a must-see for everyone! This is one of the most spectacular and modern aquariums in the world, where 38 stunning displays have been prepared for visitors. Sharks and piranhas, freshwater rays and crocodiles, cuttlefish and turtles, as well as lemurs, parrots, various amphibians — they all live here in recreated natural conditions. This amazing place will appeal to both adults and children — we recommend it! More & Photos>>>
☆ Regularity: every day ☆ Duration: 2-3 hours ☆ Beginning: 9:00 ☆ Location: Las Palmas ☆ Transfer: included ☆ Cost: 25. 00 € B ./€17.50 d. Coming to rest in Gran Canaria, you can not be limited to only one island! A great opportunity to get to know the Canary archipelago in a week and see the island of Madeira in addition is to go on a cruise! This opportunity is provided by the company AIDA, whose cruise ships with a recognizable design are frequent guests in the ports of the Canary Islands. You will never forget this exciting sea voyage on a comfortable modern liner! More & Photos>>>
☆ Regularity: ☆ Duration: from 7 days ☆ beginning: 9:00 ☆ Location: Tenerife, Santa Cruis ☆ Transfer: not included ☆ Cost: from 599.00 € € /person
The Cactualdea cactus park will impress even those who are not particularly interested in these thorny plants. This is the largest cactus theme park in Europe — its area is 15.000 m2! Here you can see about 1200 varieties of cactus plants from different countries, explore the stylized Guanche cave, visit a restaurant with local cuisine and enjoy the stunning views around! Peacocks, ducks, roosters and even ostriches live in the park, and you can feed them all! The Cactualdea cactus park is sure to please both adults and children! More & Photos>>>
☆ Regularity: every day ☆ Duration: at the request of ☆ Beginning: 10:00 ☆ Location: San Nicholas de Tolentino ☆ Transfer: not included ☆ Cost: 6.50 € € € c./3.50€ d. sailing catamaran, sailing yacht
Sea voyage to the islands of the Caribbean.
Every day, the white sand of the beaches, mixing with the blue color of the sea, colors the breaking wave in the color of the sky mixed with milk. This color is so indescribable and amazing that you can probably see it only here. To Antigua and Barbuda, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Saint Kitts, Saint Nevis, Saint Lucia, Grenada.
Yacht charter for a week for sailing trips to numerous islands in the Caribbean:
Antigua and Barbuda,
Grenada and the Grenadines,
St. Kitts, St. Nevis, St. Lucia
Yacht charter rates for the Caribbean region here…
The motor-sailing luxury catamaran/yacht will accommodate up to 8 guests in cabins without hesitation. At your service is the spacious luxury apartments of a five-star hotel on the water with a usable area of up to 100 square meters, a fully equipped kitchen, 3 toilets with showers, cabins decorated with precious woods, beds with orthopedic mattresses 2×2 meters.
Russian-speaking captain will kindly give you the opportunity to command a yacht on the high seas. You will be able to choose the places for parking and ports of the cities that you wish to visit.
Yacht Voyage is the owner of all presented yachts / catamarans, so you will be completely sure that the booked catamaran is waiting for you at the pier and is completely ready to go to sea.
We do not use intermediaries, so we have more than reasonable prices. nine0005 In all sailing directions in the Caribbean it is written that the island of Antigua is the center and heart of the Antilles. It was naturally discovered by Christopher Columbus. Then the island passed from the Portuguese to the Spaniards, the French, the Dutch for a long time and eventually turned out to be owned by the British crown. Even today, despite independence from Britain, the head of state is the Queen of England, and the governor general is just an administrative function. For more than three hundred years, the British fleet began to use one of the bays of the island as a military base. Since then, it has been called English Harbor, and it is truly the heart of Antigua. Lord Horatio Nelson, lived here for a long time in his youth. nine0006
Yacht Voyage is the owner of all presented yachts / catamarans, so you will be completely sure that the booked catamaran is waiting for you at the pier and is completely ready to go to sea.
We do not use intermediaries, so we have more than reasonable prices.
In all sailing directions in the Caribbean it is written that the island of Antigua is the center and heart of the Antilles. It was naturally discovered by Christopher Columbus. Then the island passed from the Portuguese to the Spaniards, the French, the Dutch for a long time and eventually turned out to be owned by the British crown. Even today, despite independence from Britain, the head of state is the Queen of England, and the governor general is just an administrative function. For more than three hundred years, the British fleet began to use one of the bays of the island as a military base. Since then, it has been called English Harbor, and it is truly the heart of Antigua. Lord Horatio Nelson, lived here for a long time in his youth.
We start our journey from English Harbor Bay — one of the marinas of the island, where a sailing catamaran is waiting for us, on which we will go around the Antigua and Barbuda archipelago.
English Harbor — a place where everything is close and clear to anyone who has ever sailed a yacht in Europe.
The entire coastline of the island is an endless series of snow-white beaches, very often cut off from the outside world by mangroves and tropical thickets. And although all the beaches on the island are the property of the state and are open to everyone, most of them are uninhabited and accessible only from the sea. Half Moon Bay is one such bay. Covered from the side of the earth by mountains, and from the side of the ocean by reefs, it is surprisingly beautiful in its desert silence. We are alone on this three-kilometer beach, we swim, run like children on the sand, collect nuts lying under our feet, and only the sun reminds us that we still need to successfully exit back along the fairway between the reefs. Having weighed anchor, we carefully move between the stones, and suddenly the forecaster notices against the background of the rocks pieces of the wooden skeleton of the ship, slightly protruding above sea level. From this it becomes a little uncomfortable and the further journey takes place in complete silence. The sun sets below the horizon, and we enter Falmouth Marina, where we have an overnight stay planned. Unlike English Harbor, Falmut marina is a modern luxury marina run by an Italian company. Accordingly, everything here is Italian fashionable, bright and modern. Because of this, modern motor mega yachts have chosen this marina for parking. nine0006
Local residents of Antigua can be roughly divided into three groups — the first is those who work in the white tourist industry. «Descendants of Gone with the Wind Mammy» — in pants with stripes, plump cheeks and always smiling with a snow-white smile, they are ready to grab your luggage and carry it in the hope of getting a tip. The second, no less numerous group, are fans of Bob Marley, smoking weed and listening to reggae. From the very morning, wearing funny multi-colored rastaman T-shirts and hats, with a pocket for laying dreadlocks, sticking a player in their ears, dancing along the sidewalks. Sometimes they stop, gather in groups of three or five people and dance joyfully, rolling cigarettes. «Do you have a paper?» they ask those passing by. Apparently, with the paper in Antigua tension. The third group is similar to the descendants of American basketball players. They walk around in knee-length T-shirts, talk rap with funny finger gestures, and gather in large groups in the haunts of St. John. All three groups of residents are perhaps united by one thing — the desire to help a white man who has lost his way on their island. There is no crime directed against the guests of the island in Antigua. nine0006
The capital of the island, Saint John, is a combination of traditional Latin American favelas with classic colonial architecture, a portside tourist area and many original corners with Carribean Haute Cousine. In the very center of Saint John, where the number of favelas is reduced to a minimum, there is a large shopping area, the city of Duty Free, where you can buy Colombian emeralds and diamonds, watches and jewelry of famous brands, at prices half the price of Russia. There are also cafes and restaurants, between which representatives of all three groups of the local population walk alone and in groups. nine0006
Unlike Antigua, which has about 40,000 inhabitants, Barbuda has just over a thousand inhabitants. The island is a sandy mountain in the ocean, where all life is concentrated in the capital of the island, the city of Cordigngton. In the north of the island there is a giant sandy spit — a beach, 12 kilometers long and 400 meters wide. This beach, as well as the frigate bird sanctuary located on it.
Caribbean visa information:
Dominican Republic — no
Puerto Rico — US visa
St. Lucia — Visa issued at the British Embassy or upon arrival on a yacht — visa issued on the spot — 50 USD
Antigua and Barbuda — no
Barbados — no
St. Vincent and the Grenadines — no
Grenada — no
St. Kitts and Nevis — required, can be applied online
British Virgin Islands — Visa issued at the British Embassy
Saint Maarten (French) — Visa issued at the French Embassy
Sint Maarten (Netherlands) — The following citizens who require visa to enter the country by sea or air, are exempted from obtaining it in the following case:
— if they already have it;
— if they have multiple US, Canadian or Schengen visas;
— have a residence (residence permit) in the indicated countries;
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