8 Day / 7 Night Antigua to Barbuda Sailing Itinerary aboard “Talaria”
Your catamaran, “Talaria” is docked at Jolly Harbour Marina, on the South West coast of Antigua. Upon arrival you will be greeted by your crew with a refreshing cocktail and shown around the yacht and your cabins. We will then take her out of Jolly Harbour to a nearby overnight anchorage. Here you can watch the sunset and enjoy a delicious dinner aboard.
Following breakfast, we do a short briefing on all safety aspects and set sail past Five Islands for Deep Bay. Once anchored in Deep Bay, you can relax on the beach or take a short hike up to historic Fort Barrington. You can even snorkel on the 1905 wreck of the “Andes”- an old wood and iron carrier that caught fire after anchoring, en route from Trinidad to Peru. A sumptuous lunch is served on-board before we set sail along the northern shores of Antigua. Our next stop is at Long Island, home of the exclusive Jumby Bay Resort. We will spend the night at anchor in this idyllic bay. You can take a romantic starlit stroll along the shore after dinner, or simply relax on the trampoline or sun mattresses before retiring to your cabins.
After breakfast, we take a short trip over to Red Head Reef where lunch will be served. You can enjoy great snorkeling, swimming or just relaxing onboard. In the afternoon we move position over to Great Bird Island. It is a wildlife sanctuary and home to the rare and endangered Antigua Racer Snake, a non-venomous snake unique to the island. There is a path which leads to the top of the island for a spectacular panoramic view of the bay. After sundown the barbeque is lit and we will serve another delicious dinner at this stunning location. Here, the light pollution from the islands is virtually non- existent so you can enjoy a nightcap and some amazing star gazing!
It’s time to gently make our passage through the narrow reefs leading out to the Atlantic Ocean and eastern side of Antigua. We set sail to Green Island and its many avians. These include red-billed tropicbirds, white crowned pidgeons, ospreys, night herons and pelicans. On arrival we will have lunch followed by some great snorkeling and a chance to go ashore and generally laze around with a good book.
After breakfast we will make an early start and sail off to the west side of Barbuda heading for Palmetto Point. It has miles and miles of pristine pale pink beaches. The longest of these beaches are 16 miles long and you can wander around without seeing another soul. After lunch you can enjoy the beach and snorkel or simply laze around. This area is dotted with coral and teeming with every kind of fish. You also have a good chance of seeing beautiful eagle rays, often swimming in pairs.
Today we head up to Codrington which is the main settlement on Barbuda. Ashore there are little shops that you can look around and numerous little pubs. Roads meander around and you will see numerous horses and donkeys. A boat ride can also be arranged to take you to the frigate bird colony. This is a great experience where you can get up close to the birds to take pictures.
After breakfast we sail down to English Harbour, home of Nelsons Dockyard and formerly the English naval base. You will have the opportunity to wander around this historical site, visit old English Bar and some interesting gift shops. A taxi can be arranged to Shirley Heights, where you can enjoy a drink and view picturesque English Harbour while the sun is setting. The day finshes by returning to your yacht for dinner.
Here we set off early for Jolly Harbour and say our goodbyes after a fantastic week of great adventures.
Whether it is deep sea diving, snorkeling, or on-land sightseeing that interest you most, we will build a Antigua Barbuda sailing itinerary that best suits your interest and desires. This is just a sample of what your yacht charter adventure in Antigua & Barbuda may look like. Furthermore, weather – or other outside factors – may require your Captain to set an alternative course for a duration of your trip. “As the wind blows, so shall the sail”.
Contact Us at (321) 777-1707 to book your Antigua & Barbuda sailing adventure.