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Length: 7 days, 6 nights
Focus: Adventure Sail Training
Join the crew of Sea Dragon as we explore the stunning beaches and reefs of Antigua and Barbuda. We’ll spend time on the virgin beaches of Barbuda, swim with turtles in Green Island, and explore shipwrecks in Deep Bay. Depending on the weather you may even be able to learn to kitesurf in the protected lagoon at Green Island. Along the way you’ll learn the basics of navigation, seamanship, knots, and sailing and can head home with your IYT International Crew Certificate.
Eric Loss – Skipper
Eric has been sailing competitively since his time as a a young mariner and in 2011 he sailed around the world single-handed, and told his story in Loss at Sea.
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
Shanley has been all over the world and covered over 40,000 miles on all different types of sailing yachts and loves to do everything from scuba diving to surfing to swimming.
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.
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Day 1: Crew arrive in Antigua and board Sea Dragon in Falmouth Harbor in the afternoon. Time to get settled on board and receive crew briefing that evening.
Day 2: After morning safety briefing, crew will set sail for the afternoon to Green Island. We will have a beach BBQ, time to snorkel and swim, and wander the island. If you’re feeling adventurous there’s always the option of renting kiteboarding kit!
Day 3: Morning swim time and then set sail from Green Island to the beautiful beaches of nearby Barbuda. Free adventure and island time upon arrival! This beach is one of the most beautiful in the Caribbean!
Day 4: Barbuda island exploration. Snorkeling, beach walking, and even a visit to the famous frigate bird colony.
Day 5: Early morning departure to sail from Barbuda back to Antigua, this time headed to the West side of the island to anchor in Deep Bay. Upon arrival we’ll don snorkel gear and explore the wreck of the Andes, sunk in 1906.
Day 6: Sail from Deep Harbor to Falmouth Harbor. Afternoon hiking and swimming on last full day. Final crew dinner.
Day 7: Morning packing and crew depart Sea Dragon by 11am.
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– 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 Antigua
– Transportation to and from the boat
– Additional nights spent ashore
– Personal expenses while in port
All crew members will require a passport from their home country that will allow them to travel to/ from Antigua by sea. Please look into the specific type of visa you need for arriving at these destinations by sea: www.travel.state.gov/visa.