Grenadines and Turtles | Barbados to Trinidad
Depart: Bridge town, Barbados
Arrive: Chaguaramas Bay, Trinidad
Length: 7 days, 6 nights
Focus: Adventure Sailing, Exploring,
Explore the Grenadines, swim with Turtles!
Join the crew of Sea Dragon for a leisurely cruise down the windward islands from Barbados to Trinidad. On this trip there’s no overnight sailing, only beautiful fast daysails in the trade winds past jungle-covered mountains and spectacular reefs. We’ll visit Bequia, a top contender for almost everyone’s favorite Caribbean island, even if we’ve never met anyone who can quite pin their finger on why. Then it’s on to the Tobago Cays, a little slice of paradise – beautiful crystal clear waters, a thousand shades of blue, and herds of friendly sea turtles more than happy to share the water with you. Then we’ll head back towards “Civilization,” stopping for the afternoon in Union Island, home to about 3,000 residents and Jenny’s famous hot sauce, home-made and ripping hot. Then it’ll be an overnight sail down the windward side of Grenada to Chaugaramas, Trinidad – home to the best food you will ever eat – Doubles! This is our favorite breakfast food in the whole world and they’re dirt cheap – it’s too bad you can only get them for breakfast. Mmmmmm…..
Eric Loss – Skipper
Eric has been Captain on board Sea Dragon since January 2013 and he loves to facilitate the understanding of and connection to the sea for all of those who come on board.
Shanley McEntee – First Mate
With a degree in Environmental Policy and Marine Science, Shanley continues to explore the world and the different issues mother earth faces. She’s full time with Sea Dragon as First Mate since January of 2013.
Thomas ‘Owen’ McMahon – Deckhand
So now when not on Sea Dragon, Tom can be found teaching people to sail, imparting the joy direct engagement of the sea brings and all sailing has to offer. You will find Tom helping his new sailors to immerse themselves in all things sailing and in building an attachment with their surrounding environment, an interdependence that can only be found on the ocean.
December 16: Crew arrive at 1400 Careenage, Bridge town, Barbados, briefings, intros, move in
December 17: Sail to Bequia
December 18: In Bequia
December 19: Sail to Tobago Cays, enjoy Tobago Cays
December 20: Morning swim with the turtles, sail to Union, visit markets, clear customs, depart in the evening for Trinidad.
December 21: Arrive in Chaugaramas, Trinidad, clear customs, listen to Christmas Music
December 22: Eat Doubles for breakfast!!!! Crew depart (after doubles) at 0900
– 6 nights accommodation on Sea Dragon
– All meals, snacks and drinks on board
– Sailing Instruction
– Safety equipment and foul weather gear
Contribution does not include:
– Transportation to and from Barbados or Trinidad
– Transportation to and from the boat
– Additional nights spent ashore
– Personal expenses while in port or onshore
All crew members will require a passport and visas from their home country that will allow them to travel to/ from Barbados and Trinidad. Please look into the specific type of visa you need for arriving at these destinations by sea: www.travel.state.gov/visa.