Caribe 1 // ICEBEAR: Tortola-Bequia-Guadaloupe // 500 Miles & 10 Days // $4,500 // 6 4 AVAILABLE
Join ICEBEAR for some fast offshore sailing down to Bequia, then enjoy a brief pause to explore the Grenadines before we island-hop our way north to Guadaloupe. This trip will combine offshore and island-hopping and give you a great taste of Caribbean sailing that’ll stop in two of our absolute favorite places - Bequie and Ile de Saintes in Guadaloupe! Easy travel into the BVI and then out of the French island Guadaloupe.
Skipper & Mate
Andy started 59 North with Mia back in 2013 with the idea to share his passion for offshore sailing with like-minded people. He’s sailed close to 100,000 miles offshore, crossed the Atlantic 4 times, & skippered ISBJORN to 80º North in Svalbard. Yachtmaster Ocean & USCG Master Mariner.
Mia grew up in the countryside in Sweden a non-sailor until meeting Andy in New Zealand in 2006. Her first sailing trip was aboard SOUTHERN ENDURANCE, a 28-foot charter boat in the Marlboro Sounds on NZ’s South Island. Since then she’s sailed over 50,000 miles offshore, crossed the Atlantic 5 times (on 3 different boats), & sailed ISBJORN to 80º North. Yachtmaster Offshore.
Join ICEBEAR in Tortola in the British Virgin islands. We’ll spend half a day getting to know the boat and then will quickly set sail south towards Bequia. Once cleared through customs, we’ll take a day or two to explore this beautiful island that makes up the northern end of the Grenadines and is part of St. Vincent. Bequia has a wonderful natural harbor, great hiking and snorkeling and some really interesting boatbuilding history.
From Bequia we’ll cruise north, doing a combination of daysails and overnight hops. We’ll have the choice of stopping off in several places along the way, including St. Vincent itself, St. Lucia, Martinique, Ile de Saintes and finally Guadaloupe. The exact itinerary will be decided in the moment, so it’ll be a true island-hopping adventure!
Crew leave the boat on the final day from Guadaloupe’s main city of Pointe-a-Pitre, where there are excellent flight connects to the USA and Europe.
Photos from 2017 (Grenada-BVI)
Photos from the Grenadines, 2017
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