ABOUT YOUR SAILING COLLECTIVE JOURNEY
Sailing Collective is a hands-on, bespoke charter company exploring coastlines of the world on crewed sailing adventures. Our customized voyages integrate adventure, heritage, and great sailing through a unique and thoughtful approach to modern travel.
Your journey will be crewed by a sailing collective captain and private chef who are trained professional and explorers. With diverse backgrounds as sailors, travelers, artists, gastronomes and academics, Sailing Collective crew members offer a wealth of information and life experience to every journey. Your crew will work with you to build a customized day to day itinerary tailored to your group needs, interests, and desired activities.
OPTION ONE: Dufour 520 GL (2019 model): a monohull with 4 double cabins
Total trip cost: $13,000 | Per person: $1,625 (8 pax)
OPTION TWO: Oceanis 51.1 (2019 model): a monohull with 5 double cabins
Total trip cost: $13,600 | Per person: $1,700 (8 pax)
OPTION THREE: Bali 4.5 (2019 model): a catamaran with 4 double cabins
Total trip cost: $13,600 | Per person: $1,700 (8 pax)
OPTION FOUR: Saba 50 (2015 model): a catamaran with 6 double cabins
Total Trip Cost $14,400 | Per person: $1,800 (8 pax)
Included in the total trip cost:
• Private captain and chefs for each boat
• Travel support to help customize and guide your group's journey
• Delicous family style meals with seven breakfasts, six lunches, three dinners and snacks aboard, all prepared by your private chefs
• Marina fees, dockage, and moorings for overnight anchorages
• Boat incidentals including fuel, water, bedding, towels, local taxes, etc.
• And of course unabashed adventure and epic memories!
A 50 percent deposit is due at booking; the remaining balance will be due 60 days prior to departure
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Martinique is one of the shining jewels of the French Caribbean. Situated in the heart of the Caribbean archipelago, at 14 degrees 30 minutes north latitude and 61 degrees 0 minutes west longitude, Martinique is part of the Windward Islands in the Lesser Antilles. It's an island rich with history. Christopher Columbus sighted the island on his first voyage in 1493, although he didn't land there until his fourth expedition in 1502. Martinique officially became part of France in 1815. It became a Department of France in 1946 before being named a Region of France in 1974, as it is today. Martinique's capital, Fort de France, celebrates every aspect of French culture with style and panache — from the excellence of its cuisine to the chic sophistication of its fine resorts and hotels. Shops sell the latest French in merchandise, and there are art galleries, theaters and museums that all pay homage that heritage. Old men play Boules in the squares, while crowds sit at sidewalk cafés. Yet, an enticing West Indian warmth and friendliness, a special spice in its music, dance, local food, and cultural roots, combine with everything French, to create a unique way of life. Martinique offers the classic Caribbean beaches-white sand on the south coast, black sand on the north coast. There are secluded coves perfect for swimming and snorkeling, reefs, unspoiled fishing villages, hot springs, lush rainforests, rugged peaks and exotic flowers and fruit everywhere. From here, depending upon your preferences and the weather, we will set sail north to Dominica or South to St. Lucia. Dominica is a diamond in the rough. A famed filming location for Pirates Of the Caribbean, it’s easy to be whisked back in time. By exploring the extensive hiking trails, you could visit a different waterfall on every day for a year in Dominica. Adventurous spirits can get deep into the cascading river valleys on a canyoneering expeditions or for a more relaxed vibe you can take a boat tour into the jungle right from the harbor in historic Portsmouth. One of the top ten dive destinations in the world, Dominica has unparalleled underwater diversity. From the calmer tropical fish-filled waters to spectacular drops and a submerged volcanic crater. The opportunities for underwater discovery and photography are unparalleled. To the South, St. Lucia beckons. On the northern side of the island, Rodney Bay, a horseshoe bay capped by Pigeon Island National park, offers modern luxuries and sandy beaches, as well as a wide variety of restaurants, spas, and a thriving nightlife. Further south, we dip our sands in the white sands of the island's most famous beach. Ideally located between the two Pitons, which rise from the sea in greeting, Sugar Beach has unparalleled views to be enjoyed from the Viceroy Resort whilst sipping cocktails. Whichever direction you choose, prepare for beautiful landscape, delicious meals, vibrant culture, and as much adventure and chill time as you please.
Sailing Collective will provision your journey with local foods and produce. Your Sailing Collective crew is incredibly talented and can handle the group's needs with ease. We are all about participation and learning, so if you'd like to help, just ask and we'll get you involved! Collective groups may choose to dine out more times than scheduled if the group or individuals choose.
Dietary Restrictions: It is important to notify your Sailing Collective representative of any dietary restrictions ahead of time and fill out details in Guest Form
Meeting time: Saturday 6:00 p.m. (if you arrive later, no worries but please contact your captain)
Disembark the boats at 9:00 a.m. on the final day
Wheatley Taxi Service: $5 to $15 taxi ride from the ferry terminal to the starting marina.
Approximate taxi fare to the base from Beef Island airport is $24. To order a taxi in advance, call (284) 496-5120 or (284) 494-3357
As schedules often shift, we highly recommend calling the night prior to your ferry to confirm departure times. Do not rely solely on the posted schedules. The last ferry leaves St. Thomas at 4:15 p.m. most days. Ferries depart from Charlotte Amalie in St. Thomas and arrive at the Road Town Ferry Terminal in Tortola.
Road Town Fast Ferry
Cost: $60 roundtrip or $35 one way
Contact: toll-free call to (866) 903-3779 or (284) 494-2323; visit tortolafastferry.com
Native Son Ferry
Cost: $60 roundtrip or $35 one way
Contact: call (284) 495-4617; visit nativesonferry.com
Cost: $60 roundtrip or $40 one way
Contact: call St. Thomas office at (340) 775-7292 or Road Town office at (284) 494-4454; visit smithsferryservices.com
Please ensure your passport is valid for the period of travel and for six months after you return. Your passport name must match the name on the flight ticket otherwise you may not be able to travel and insurance may be invalid. It is the responsibility of each individual to ensure relevant visas are obtained where necessary. If you are in any doubt please contact your embassy for full details.
Must have visa clearance for the following countries :
• British Virgin Islands
Before leaving the airport, you will have to clear Immigration and Customs. A landing card will be given to you on the plane, along with a Customs declaration form. It is not possible to take fresh food into most Caribbean islands and airlines will assume no liability for perishable articles that may be confiscated by Customs.
Recommended $300 – $600 in spending money depending on spending habits.
Additional food and beverages including alcohol.
All expenses on shore including meals and drinks.
Flights and transportation to and from the marina location.
Tipping is yacht charters is regular, 10% - 15% of charter cost is acceptable. Tips are split evenly between crew and can be accepted via PayPal, Venmo, or cash.
Collapsible bags in place of large rigid suitcases are advised for ease of transport on and off the boat. Loading and unloading from the dingy can be a wet activity, a pair of shoes such as flip flops that you can get wet if we are landing on a beach.
During days on the water, you’ll want to be wearing light and comfortable clothing. As the vast majority of your time will be spent outside, prepare for elements - bring a light rain coat just in case, a hat to shield yourself from the sun, and a set of warm clothing. Throughout the week we may dine out at a nice restaurant, so bring gear that you’ll look nice in and suits your style. Loading and unloading from the dingy can be a wet activity, a pair of shoes that you can get wet is recommended.
printouts of important info such as meeting details and travel documents
camera - dry bag or case for your phone and camera is highly recommended
hat / sunglasses / sunscreen
light rain coat / wind jacket
boat shoes or non-slip shoes
shoes you don’t mind getting wet such as flip flops
books / travel books
any special dietary foods
beach towel (1 towel is provided with linens)
• Le Marin, Martinique • Anse d'Arlet, Martinique • St. Pierre, Martinique • Roseau, Dominica —OR— • Rodney Bay, St. Lucia • Sugar Beach, St. Lucia
The Oceanis 51.1 is spacious, elegant, cleverly designed, and fast, and successfully revisits the cruising yacht. The large hull portholes bathe the boat in light and elegantly emphasize the interior design by Nauta Design creating a wonderful atmosphere. One third of the Oceanis 51.1’s hull is now stepped. In addition to the aesthetics of this flared shape, the new hull creates additional interior space allowing for exciting new layouts on a boat this size. With emphasis on taut cruiser lines, she is a joy to move around and reassuringly safe. The spacious cockpit, many relaxation and sun bathing areas, as well as an aft swim platform, promise true comfort.
The Dufour 500 Grand large is modern, with straightforward lines and the strong and appealing design characteristic for Dufour Yachts. It offers a unique cruising concept for comfortable and secure live-aboard, blue-water cruising, yet still offers a dynamic sailing performance combined with the Dufour’s renowned style and elegance.
The Bali 4.5 has a unique cool feeling in the interior, due to the large, totally retractable windows, exceptional light and a panoramic view thanks to the numerous, large openings in the saloon. The sleek design and interior décor is arranged for living as you would at home.
The Saba 50 has enormous living areas making it ideal for extended cruising ventures and entertaining family and friends. The spacious saloon is accessed via an extra-wide entry door that seamlessly integrates the indoor and outdoor spaces, and features new skylights plus a spectacular panoramic window that encases the saloon and provides exceptional views and natural light. The L-shaped galley overlooks the saloon and cockpit, and boasts an abundance of storage space, a 190 litre fridge with draws, and is adjacent to the convenient forward-facing chart table. The Saba 50 has been designed with multiple relaxation areas including a luxurious 12.4m2 upper lounge deck that is equipped with a chaise lounge and two sunbathing decks. The generous cockpit features a large lounge, extra sofa, dining table for 12 guests, and there is also an option for a huge sunbathing lounge on the fore deck.
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