ABOUT YOUR SAILING COLLECTIVE JOURNEY
Your journey will be crewed by a captain and chef who are not only trained professionals but explorers at heart. 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.
Lagoon 500 Premier Catamaran 2020 Model | Five Double-Occupancy Cabins Total
Solo Occupancy Cabin: $3400 | 0 available
Double Occupancy Cabin: $5600 | 0 available
• Private Collective captain and chef (for some of the best food of your life)
• Journey Coordinator travel support to help guide you on your journey
• Onboard family dining with 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 3 dinners and snacks
• Marina fees and dockage
• Boat incidentals including fuel, water, bedding, towels, etc.
• And of course 7 days unabashed adventure and epic memories...
50% due at booking, remaining balance due 60 days prior to departure
Please review cancellation, change, and insurance policy on the booking page before proceeding with booking
SEE TRIP DETAILS FOR MORE INFORMATION ON PANDEMIC TRAVEL PROTOCOL
Dayyan Armstrong founded the Sailing Collective out of a passion for connecting people with the world through adventure and sailing. Having been raised with values based on multi-cultural awareness and the importance of global culture, Dayyan combined his enthusiasm for sailing and exploration to create an integrated sailing vacation organization open to adventures, explorers, and sailors alike. With a background in music performance, social theory, and a graduate degree in economics from the New School for Social Research, Dayyan is always excited to participate in discourse in topics of theory, art, adventure, and exploration. Outside sailing and exploration, Dayyan is passionate about cured meats, design, Maine, social theory, Cook’s Illustrated, a good museum, photography, Harper’s Magazine, and various types of cooking over fire or coals.
Despite my tiny frame, I am an eater and food is always on my mind! I love every element of the food experience, from shopping the finest the farmers market has to provide to the preparation of an exquisite meal. A hostess at heart, it is the sensual and intimate aspect of dining that remains most important to me. I always keep in mind that overall indulgence is exemplified through flawless service and genuine hospitality. I believe that food has the capacity to fascinate and surprise, and I am not one to resist sharing my discoveries with any innocent bystander who has a set of ears, an open mind, and an empty stomach.
Each of the Caribbean islands is renown for their own distinctly unique cultures, and Antigua and Barbuda do not disappoint! We’ve carefully designed the Antigua Sailing Itinerary to show you the best of Antigua. Initially one of Great Britain’s sugar colonies, Antigua flourished. Over the years the island’s landscape, rule, and industries have changed, however – it’s beauty, charm and character have remained. With an intricate coastline, made up of bays and inlets, scattered with coral reefs and shoals, Antigua is the perfect spot for a sailing holiday. The beaches are gorgeous, the weather is some of the best in the world, and it’s blended creole heritage adds an interesting twist. In Antigua, you will find African influences and European influences, combined to give Antigua its own personality. These influences have had huge impacts on Antigua’s language, food, and music. During your time on this lovely island, take some time to uncover it’s deep and rich history to fully immerse yourself in its present-day culture on an Antigua sailing itinerary.
* Negative Covid-19 test taking within 5-days of arrival
* Agree to wear masks at all time while traveling to the destination
* Make required while in public spaces
* Self-monitor symptoms during entire stay with periodic temperature checks
* Read and sign the Sailing Collective Journey Pandemic Agreement
Each passenger must have a negative Covid-19 test taken within 5 days prior to arriving in Antigua. The negative test results must be printed to show to authorities when arriving in Antigua.
Passengers much follow the Sailing Collective Pandemic Safety Protocol outlined in The Pandemic travel agreement form. Masks are required during complete travel to Antigua. Masks will be required for all passengers partaking in public activities. Mask will NOT be required once aboard the boat. The use of hand sanitizer is required when returning the boat after an outing in effort to keep the boat germ-free.
Travel insurance is required for all passengers. This insurance is mandated to prevent financial hardships in the unfortunate event a passenger becomes ill with Covid-19 during the charter. Travel insurance will cover the cost of local medical treatment and lodging. All passengers will then be required to get a Covid-19 test, isolate, and quarantine.
In the event travel is restricted from the US to the destination, SC Travelers will be able to transfer their voucher to any upcoming Sailing Collective voyage through 2021/22.
MEETING TIME AND LOCATION
AIR TRAVEL: Fly to V.C Bird International Airport (ANU), Antigua.
PASSPORTS AND VISAS
It is the responsibility of each individual to ensure relevant visas are obtained where necessary. Check BVI visa requirements for your nationality here. U.S. citizens are issued a tourist visa at the airport passport control for a $15 tariff payable in cash only (USD are accepted). Please ensure your passport is valid for the period of travel and for six months after you return with at least 3 blank pages for visa stamps. Your passport name must match the name on the flight ticket otherwise you may not be able to travel and insurance may be invalid. The Sailing Collective cannot be held responsible for refusal of entry or travel due to lack of visas. If you are in any doubt of your visa requirements, please contact your Embassy for full details.
CURRENCIES / MONEY EXCHANGE
Accepted Forms of Payment: US Dollars and US travelers checks are used throughout the BVIs. Visa and MasterCard are also accepted in most places. ATMs can be found in Road Town, but it is recommended that you travel with the necessary cash. Travelers preferring to travel with travelers checks can cash them at most banks in Anguila.
The Antigua bask in a tropical maritime climate. Rainfall is moderately low for tropical islands. Scattered showers are common throughout the year, but all day rain is very rare. There is little seasonal variation in temperature ranging in the 80s during the day and the 70s during the evening. Brief rain showers can be frequent so please bring a light raincoat. Wind speeds vary throughout the year from 5-20 mph.
Sailing Collective will provision your journey with local foods and produce. Cooking Aboard: Your Sailing Collective chef/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.
* Included in provisioning package: 7 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 3 Dinners, Light Snacks, Water, Coffee & Tea
* Not included in provisioning package: Soft Drinks, Alcohol, Wine, Beer, etc.
Dietary Restrictions: Important to notify your Sailing Collective representative of any dietary restrictions ahead of time and fill out details in Guest Form
* 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 crew is standard in yacht charters and 15% to 20% for Caribbean charters is recommended by the International Charter Association. Gratuity is split evenly between captain and chef and can be accepted in cash or digitally.
Collapsible bags in place of large rigid suitcases are advised for ease of transport on and off the boat. 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
* water bottle
* sailing gloves
* iPod/music player
* beach towel (1 towel is provided with linens)
* bug spray
Day 1 Jolly Harbour → Dickenson Bay
Day 2 Dickenson Bay → Low Bay
Day 3 Low Bay → Coco Point
Day 4 Coco Point → Green Island → Nonsuch Bay
Day 5 Nonsuch Bay→ English Harbour
Day 6 English Harbour → Carlisle Bay
Day 7 Carlisle Bay → Darkwood Beach → Jolly Harbour
The Lagoon 500 is fast, luxurious and built for comfort. The flybridge offers comfortable seating and a panoramic 360-degree view, great for enjoying life underway. A spacious saloon offers lots of space for entertaining guests and spills out into a large cockpit area, perfect for drinking wine with friends and enjoying meals al fresco. The 500 is truly impressive. From the unique flybridge steering station to the nifty rumble seat cockpit forward to the stunning interior finished in mukali wood, the Lagoon 500 leaves an indelible impression. Designers Marc Van Peteghem and Vincent Lauriot Prevost were given a challenging assignment by the Lagoon management team: Design a catamaran for world cruising that includes just about everything you'd want or need at home. That's right, home; the design premise of the Lagoon 500 was to make the boat as much like a house as possible-albeit a house that can sail at double-digit speeds.