CARIBBEAN We l c o m e t o P a r a d i s e
It is the Caribbean’s colourful character, from the local charm to the music, food and soul, that makes it your ultimate sailing destination. The Caribbean is our first love and where it all started for Escape Yachting. We invite you to join us for the voyage of a lifetime: welcome to your Caribbean!
“I felt like I got a superyacht experience for the price of a cruise. Every detail was considered; the itinerary had the perfect balance of action and relaxation. For an incredible (and unique) Caribbean holiday I would definitely recommend Escape Yachting.” Adam
Your Itinerary Wend your way through paradise during your sailing holiday, from majestic St Lucia through the delightful Grenadines to the spice isle of Grenada Naturalists will be awed by the flora, fauna and marine life – including an unforgettable swim with sea turtles Hedonists will find some of the finest beaches in the world. Jump right from your boat into the crystal-clear water and swim or snorkel among the kaleidoscopic coral reefs and colourful tropical fish in the world famous Tobago Cays Sailors will revel in the steady, tropical trade winds and cooling breezes Gourmets will relish the memorable meals on deck and in delightful local restaurants ashore Everyone will relax in spectacular surroundings and slip into ‘island time’ from the moment you arrive until long after you return home Sail away with us and we promise you will find your own piece of paradise where fun times and unforgettable moments with family and friends endure
Unparalleled Service Unmatched Value Your holiday is led by a skipper and crew who know these destinations well and are there to take care of your every need, in an atmosphere of complete relaxation, comfort and style. Your holiday includes a fantastic modern, luxury yacht, with great meals on board and ashore, the opportunity to swim, snorkel and dive, shore excursions to explore the local area and immerse yourself in the lively culture and welcoming atmosphere, and many extras. Sail as an individual, a couple, a family or a group of friends. Reserve a whole boat to yourselves to enjoy a uniquely rewarding experience together - or book your own cabin on board for a holiday where you meet new people, whilst still enjoying your own privacy.
WHAT IS INCLUDED
When We Say All Inclusive We Mean It Luxury, modern catamaran with plenty of space to relax Spacious, private en-suite cabin Experienced skipper and crew with local knowledge All meals included and freshly prepared Every other night we include a meal in a restaurant ashore We cater for special dietary requirements All drinks on board Return transfers between the airport and the marina All cruising taxes, customs and immigration fees Yacht fuel, moorings, bedding, towels, water and ice Fully insured yacht and crew No credit card fees - even for American Express
Your Private Oasis Your comfortable guest cabin, with a double bed, has plenty of natural light and ventilation. You have your own private en-suite bathroom with toilet and shower.The deck saloon enjoys great 360 degree views through picture windows and opens up into one big space, perfect for open-air living.
â€œWe never had to lift a finger for the entire trip and just relaxed and enjoyed the scenery.â€? Elly
Your Relaxation Zone On deck, there are separate areas to relax, from the trampoline at the bow to the helm on the upper deck, to the aft cockpit. Stretch out and sunbathe on deck, take the helm and help sail the yacht, or relax with a good book in the shade - the choice is yours!
EXPLORE. DREAM. DISCOVER. YOUR VOYAGE THROUGH PARADISE
Join us in the Caribbean, with direct flights from the UK. We meet you at the airport and bring you to the yacht for a cooling rum or fruit punch, as you begin to kick back and relax in the tropical warmth.
Experience an invigorating sail to the Blue Lagoon at St Vincent. Here you can relax at the bar or hike St Vincentâ€™s trails and admire ancient Arawak rock carvings.
Now, the Grenadines call to the south. You wake to the sound of the conch shell calling tradition which dates back centuries on the tiny, charming island of Bequia and enjoy an inspiring visit to the Old Hegg Turtle Sanctuary to see the endangered Hawksbill.
â€œOur group, which was made up of 2 families - 3 adults, 5 children spent 2 weeks sailing around the Caribbean with Esacpe Yachting . The food , service and on - going humour was THE best . . Thank you Escape for creating memories that will last foreverâ€? Alison
Just a short sail away is the exclusive island of Mustique, private retreat to the rich and famous. Spend the afternoon on the beautiful beach and enjoy a drink in Basil’s Bar as the sun comes down and you mingle with the island’s residents and visitors at the lively ‘Jump Up’!
Sail into the amazing Tobago Cays. The huge horseshoe reef that protects these deserted islets, with their dazzling, palm-studded shorelines, provides some of the best snorkelling and diving in the world. Relax for a day and re-enact the Pirates of the Caribbean, which was filmed here!
A short sail brings you to Union Island, the yachting hub of the Grenadines, home to the Anchorage Yacht Club and numerous restaurants, boutiques, galleries and more. At sunset relax with a rum punch at the legendary Happy Island!
Head south for a visit to the private Palm Island and Petit St Vincent before sailing into the waters of Grenada, visiting Carriacou on your way to the Spice Isle, so called from the nutmeg which fragrances the air and flavours the island’s original Planter’s Punch. Here we can arrange a day tour for you to visit spice plantations, rum distilleries and historic sights in the capital, St George’s, the Caribbean’s most beautiful city - as well as exploring the tropical rain forest, swim in cool, fresh waterfalls and walk around the volcanic crater lake of Grand Etang.
â€œThey managed to strike the perfect balance between relaxation, adventure, sailing and exploration, all under the glorious Caribbean sunshine. We cannot recommend this trip highly enough to anyone who wants to sail around the Caribbean with such experienced crew and in such style. Thank you very much Matthew and David - we look forward to our next adventure with Escape.â€? Jo
As you arrange your own flights, you could tag on a stay in a hotel before or after your sail! If you prefer, fly via Barbados and include a hotel stay in this popular holiday island. The choice of airline, hotels and schedule is yours!
The weather during your holiday will see the temperatures ranging from 24° to 31°C. Your sailing area boasts superbly consistent and warm winds for sailing. Your itinerary offers both short and long through wide open waters between the islands, for a real sense of adventure.
Escape Yachting sails some of the newest and most innovative sail and power monohull and catamaran yachts in the charter market, all of which are professionally maintained and offer you great comfort and plenty of space. Your private, double cabin stateroom comes with en-suite toilet and shower. There is ventilation throughout the yacht to help you sleep at night – open your hatches and enjoy the cool night breezes as you gaze up at the myriad of stars! During your holiday, you can get involved with sailing the yacht, under the guidance of your professional crew, or just sit back and relax. The choice is yours!
OTHER DESTINATIONS Ask us about sailing holidays to other stunning worldwide destinations: Other parts of the Caribbean, including the British Virgin Islands North West Pacific: sailing from Vancouver up the coast of British Columbia to Desolation Sound in Canada Explore the coast and islands of beautiful Croatia Wherever you go, you will enjoy a holiday of a lifetime!
ESSENTIAL INFORMATION Please email us at email@example.com for dates of our shared charter trips. For private, exclusive groups please contact us with your preferred dates. The price of your sailing holiday is only £250 per person per day, and includes: • • • • •
Accommodation in a private, double ensuite cabin. Individual guests are invited to contact us to discuss single supplements and other options. All meals and drinks on board. All-inclusive is breakfast, lunch and dinner with local beer, rum or house wine, snacks and pre-dinner cocktails on board. Return transfers from the airport to the yacht Cruising taxes, customs and immigration fees whilst on the yacht Yacht fuel, mooring fees, bedding, towels, water and ice
The price of your sailing holiday does not include: • • • •
Flights to the Caribbean Travel insurance Personal expenses – drinks and meals ashore, laundry, visa and passport charges, vaccinations, activities or excursions (where not included on your confirmation) Gratuities for your skipper and crew
DOCUMENTATION After you have reserved your date, you will be sent our online booking form and payment information. After we have received your booking form and deposit (or full payment if less than 8 weeks before departure) you will be sent your confirmation by email. WEATHER The wind and sailing conditions described in this brochure give you a guide of the conditions to expect. Please bear in mind, however, that conditions can vary. VISAS AND PASSPORTS Whilst we are able to provide basic advice to our guests regarding passports and visa requirements, you should check with the appropriate High Commission (St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Grenada) or the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office (www.fco.gov.uk) for the exact requirements and advice for your chosen holiday and date of travel.
It is your responsibility to ensure that you have the correct passport and visas to gain access to any country included in your holiday. If you fail to do so, we have no liability to you for any cost, loss or damage which you suffer, nor will we refund you the cost of any unused portion of your holiday. In some cases, countries will refuse entry to people who have criminal records. Should you be concerned about this, please check with the High Commission of the countries to which you will be travelling. The lead name on the booking is entirely responsible for ensuring that all members of the group have the correct and valid documentation for travel. We cannot accept responsibility for any failure to comply resulting in costs or fines being incurred and we advise to check if you have any queries. HEALTH We are able to advise on mandatory health requirements; however, we are not medical experts. It is your responsibility to ensure that you obtain proper and detailed medical advice at least two months prior to travel for the latest health requirements, recommendations for your destination and any costs. Where you do not do so and either are not allowed to enter any country, or suffer personal injury or death as a result, we have no liability to you for any cost, loss or damage which you suffer nor will we refund you the cost of any unused portion of your travel arrangements. Guests with existing medical problems, pregnant women and anyone who has recently visited other countries should check requirements with their GP. When assessing whether your sailing holiday will go ahead we use information and advice from the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office and other relevant government bodies. It is your responsibility to acquaint yourself with the travel advice provided by these government bodies. At the time of publishing this brochure no compulsory vaccinations were required for British Citizens visiting any of the countries featured in our sailing holiday programme, however some precautions may be recommended for travel to some of our destinations. We recommend that you refer to the NHS travel health website or consult your GP. All expectant mothers should carry a medical certificate confirming the stage of pregnancy and fitness to travel. Please check your travel insurance policy for any restrictions. DISABLED TRAVELLERS We are not a specialist disabled holiday company, but we will do our utmost to cater for any special requirements you may have. Due to the nature of a sailing holiday and the facilities on a yacht, guests who require support or advice prior to booking, should please contact us by email on firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01202 313607.
MINIMUM AGE There is no minimum age for children on our sailing holidays, but please contact us by email on email@example.com or telephone 01202 313607 prior to booking as some of our sailing holidays are only for adult guests. LUGGAGE Aside from your airline luggage allowance, you are limited to what you can store in your cabin and we recommend you use a collapsible bag for ease of stowage on board. CURRENCY & CREDIT CARDS International credit and debit cards are widely accepted throughout the Caribbean. The local currency is the Eastern Caribbean Dollar (EC$) but the US Dollar is widely accepted.. There are banks and ATMs on most islands, but not all. SPECIAL REQUESTS Any special request, including special dietary requirements, must be advised in writing well in advance of departure. We will make every reasonable effort to make arrangements for you. CLOTHING On board the yacht and, generally, throughout the Caribbean, casual attire is acceptable during the daytime and smart casual is usual in the evenings, especially at restaurants ashore. Appropriate dress ashore, away from the beaches, is expected in the Caribbean. For advice or further information please contact us by email on reservations@ escapeyachting.com or telephone 01202 313607.
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Escape Yachting Caribbean brochure for our luxury skippered sailing holidays.