Feb 1st – 7th 2018 | $1750
Join us for a week of recreation and re-creation as we sail and explore Grenada and the Grenadines with Sea Dragon this February!
NO experience needed, but a passion for adventure is a MUST
Leisure With Purpose is an adventure series designed to combine all of the fun things we enjoy doing – sailing, surfing, swimming, cooking, hiking, snorkeling, yoga – with meaningful conversations, workshops, and practices of respect for the environment that we do those activities in. This is the second Leisure With Purpose trip hosted on Sea Dragon, and is designed to help you travel with a different approach – one of mindfulness, sustainability, and meaningful adventure!
You will meet like-minded people, share new experiences, explore beautiful places, have way too much fun and if you are open to it, we can help you discover new practices to work toward a more sustainable approach to life, work, and your passions.
Come add some purpose to your travels with us this winter!
- Price: $1750
- February 1 – 7, 2018
- Depart: St George’s, Grenada
- Arrive: St George’s, Grenada
- Length: 7 days, 6 nights
- Focus: Adventure Sailing | Sailing skills | Leisure with Purpose
SHANLEY McENTEE & ERIC LOSS – SKIPPER & FIRST MATE
Eric Loss and Shanley McEntee have been with Pangaea Exploration since 2012. They have extensive experience working with scientific and non-profit research groups and enjoy running educational adventures for school groups. Eric and Shanley have taken Sea Dragon through the Panama Canal, up the St. Lawrence Seaway to Chicago, and to the Baltic, the Caribbean, and West Africa.
Shanley, born in 1987, grew up surfing and swimming in the Pacific in Del Mar, California. Throughout her youth, she worked with the Surfrider Foundation to protect California’s coastlines. She has a BA in Environmental Policy and Marine Science from Western Washington University. Her love and curiosity for the sea also extends underwater, where she is a PADI Rescue Diver.
After college she learned to sail, combining her passion for science, the environment, and the sea by spending several months aboard Sea|Mester’s schooners Ocean Star and Argo. Soon after she earned her Ocean Yachtmaster license. Shanley is the medical officer onboard Sea Dragon while on expedition and, alongside Eric, runs and maintains her both on and off program.
Eric, born in 1985, grew up in Laguna Beach, California. During his youth, he sailed dinghies, raced CFJ’s, Larks, and C420’s, and taught sailing to children in Dana Point, California. As a member of the Sea Scouts, Eric gained experience sailing and repairing cruising sailboats, 80’ to 130’ schooners, ketches, and brigs, locally and on several ocean crossings. He also earned the Sea Scout Quartermaster Award.
After graduating from Bowdoin College, Eric became a PADI Divemaster while working for ActionQuest and Sea|Mester, developing his teaching skills as he progressed from running summer programs on 50’ yachts to skippering an 88’ and 113’ throughout the Eastern Caribbean and across the Atlantic. In 2011, Eric took a break from professional sailing to buy and refit Odyssey, an Islander 36, to attempt a non-stop solo circumnavigation. Eight months later, he returned to Los Angeles, having sailed past the Great Capes of the Southern Oceans and back up the Pacific to his home port.
When not aboard Sea Dragon, Eric and Shanley have sailed throughout the Caribbean, across the Atlantic, and to the Arctic Circle aboard their own Pouvreau 42 Cutter, Fleur Australe.
JENNIFER PATE – MISSION LEADER
Jen is a seasoned sailor with Pangaea, and joins us aboard Sea Dragon as Deckhand for this leg.
When not working for Panexplore, she runs a community interest film company and leads/participates in expeditions as well as social and environmental responsibility projects. Living in Canada she also runs a sustainable outdoor recreation park called Windmill Lake.
She has been a filmmaker, Mission Coordinator and Mission Leader on a series of international sailing voyages raising awareness of plastic in marine and freshwater environments. She works to promote social and environmental change through her newest initiative Love Your Greats.
DANIELLA COMACCHIO – MISSION LEADER
Daniella is new to sailing with Pangaea, and joins us aboard Sea Dragon for this leg as a program facilitator. She is owner and facilitator at The Yoga Nook as a YA Certified Yoga & Meditation Instructor, Reiki Healer, and Thai Massage Specialist. Daniella has a fascination for the natural world and adventure. She has spent many years paddling on Canada’s freshwater rivers and lakes. She loves to travel, always exploring new ways to make travel and adventure eco-focused and sustainable. She traveled all over the world and volunteered in Thailand in eco-tourism and aims to leave a green footprint on the Earth. She has a deeply ingrained affinity for alternative healing, our earth and re-igniting our connection to Her in fun and exciting ways. She also facilitates wellness retreats through her company Revive Retreats.
Explore with us as we sail around Grenada and the Grenadines. This unique form of slow travel gives you a whole new perspective on the ocean andthewse amazing islands. We will snorkel, swim off the boat, hike, explore and come face to face with turtles in Tobago Cays. We experience life aboard a live aboard boat to its fullest and live off grid for a week, meeting new people and hopefully making new friends. This is a rare opportunity to try new things, explore sustainable living and test your comfort zone, its also time to have a jolly good time!
February 1:: Crew arrive at 1400, safety briefings, introductions, move in, familiarisation aboard Sea Dragon and dinner
February 2: Sail to Carriacou, Snorkelling at Sandy Island
February 3: Clear Customs, sail to Union, Clear Customs, sail to Mayreau
February 4: Sail back to Tobago Cays, Snorkel with Turtles, Explore Tobago Cays
February 5: Sail to Union, Clear Customs, Sail to Carriacou, Clear Customs, Explore Carriacou.
February 6: Sail back to Grenada, last night aboard
February 7: Crew depart at 1000
– 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 Grenada
– 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 and from Grenada. Please look into the specific type of visa you need: www.travel.state.gov/visa.