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The Classic Sailing and Snorkeling Tour
St. John's | Antigua |
Price: $199.00
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The classic design of the sailing vessel has been maintained by passionate boat builders since the design was born on the Island of Carriacou back in the 1600s. At that time Scottish boat builders were brought in by plantation owners to build very fast freight carriers to help the plantations on these small islands maintain trade with the larger islands. Believe it or not the same boats are being built using the same tradition and expertise today. Built on the beach with local wood cut from local forests by local descendants who helped build the original boats, these fast work boats can be found in small numbers across the Caribbean fishing, carrying freight, smuggling, doing charters and most particularly racing!

The Carriacou Sloop you'll sail on, the Ocean Nomad, was built on the island of Carriacou, and the construction method strictly observed all traditions and classic designs. Launch in April of 2008 she competed in the famous Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta later that month. Since then she has been outfitted to comfortably accommodate guests on sailing tours.

You will join the Ocean Nomad at Jolly Harbor on the West Coast and sail on a straight reach to Cades Reef where we will snorkel in the clear waters there with a maximum of 8 guests onboard. From Cades it will be a short motor sail up to the beautiful Carlisle Bay where we will have a delicious lunch and watch the turtles which are very common there. After lunch you can relax under the shade of the awning or have a gentle swim while the crew prepares the boat for the leisurely afternoon sail back down to the West coast. On this unique cruise you can decide how much you would like to take part in sailing this classic vessel. You'll learn the basics of sailing as well as knowledge of how this historical vessel was built.

A taxi ride of approximately 30 minutes is required to reach Jolly Harbour. The approximate cost for the taxi (not per person) is $25. The taxi to Jolly Harbour is not included in the tour price.

Tour Size
Tour Type
Scenic, Active, Water/Beach
Tour Duration
6 Hours 30 Minutes
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Food/Beverage Provided
Lunch and Beverages
Recommended Dress
Casual attire
Minimum age to participate is 6 years old. Guests must be able to step onto / off boat.

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