Holiday Sail | St. Thomas to Fort Lauderdale
Depart: St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands
Arrive: Ft. Lauderdale, FL, USA
Length: 8 days
Focus:Fun, Fast Sailing in the Holiday Season
Sail across the Caribbean from St. Thomas to Fort Lauderdale. This is a fast paced passage aboard ex-ocean racer Sea Dragon, and you will be put to the test as we push the boat fast and hard en route to Florida. Experience the thrill of driving 54 tons of steel at 10 knots through the tropical seas of the central Caribbean! Crew will learn all they need to know to sail Sea Dragon well – seamanship, sail handling, and navigation. Ring in the New Year at sea as you rush past the Bahamas in the grip of the gulf stream!
This trip is focused on sailing fast and hard. Experienced sailors who want to enjoy pushing a fast boat in great conditions in the Caribbean, or novices looking for an exciting and challenging trip are encouraged to join us.
December 26: Guest crew will join Sea Dragon in St. Thomas between 3-5 pm. Everyone will have an opportunity to settle into the yacht, and put away their personal belongings. The captain and first mate will give crew a safety and expedition briefing, followed by basic safety training, as well as some brief practice on the use of the sextant. After an evening meal, the crew will retire and sleep on Sea Dragon for the night.
December 27: Sea Dragon will clear customs in St. Thomas and depart for Fort Lauderdale.
December 28-31 Underway to Florida
January 1: Arrive into Fort Lauderdale, clear customs
January 2: All crew can leave the boat by 8am.
- Enough clothes for a 7 day voyage (warm weather clothing, plus layers for cold nights)
- No hard suitcases or roller bags with frames
- Sunscreen and and required medications
- Sunglasses and a hat with a brim
- Pen and notebook/diary
- Camera or video camera (optional)
- Snorkeling gear (optional)
- Set of twin sized sheets for bunk
Everything you bring (with the possible exception of snorkel/dive gear) must fit in a box next to your bunk, dimensions- 50cm x 40cm x 26cm. Please avoid bringing anything in plastic packaging that will need to be thrown away.
Please note that Sea Dragon is a dry vessel. No alcohol or cigarettes will be permitted on board.
– 7 nights accomadation on board Sea Dragon
– All meals, snacks and drinks on board
– Sailing instruction
– Safety equipment and foul weather gear
Contribution does not include:
– Transportation to St. Thomas and from Fort Lauderdale
– Transportation to and from the dock
– Personal expenses while at port
Crew will require a passport from their home country that will allow them to travel to the US Virgin Islands and the United States. There may be specific visa requirements for travelers from countries outside of North America. For specific visa information, contact the US Customs and Border Protection. Non-US citizens will need a B1/B2 visa in order to enter the United States by sea.