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Celebrate Christmas Caribbean-style!

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Fri 20-12-2024, 19:00Bridgetown, Barbados Fri 27-12-2024, 10:00St George’s, Grenada Eye of the Wind 7 NightsEYE24/45

Across the Atlantic Ocean under Sail!

Escape the pre-Christmas rush and immerse yourself in the tranquility of the Caribbean Sea aboard Eye of Wind. This journey from Barbados to Grenada is more than a cruise; it’s an expedition through the breathtaking Lesser Antilles. Embrace the harmony of the sea, engage with the vibrant Caribbean culture, and be a part of an unforgettable adventure.

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VOYAGE HIGHLIGHTS

  • En suite cabins & elegant interior
  • Learn to sail a tall ship!
  • Enjoy Summer sailing
  • Friendly professional crew

Eye of the Wind

Sailing Areas New Zealand
Vessel type / Rig 2 Masted Brig
Guest Berths 12
Beam 7.01m (23ft)
Draft 2.7m (8.9ft)
Overall Length 40.23m (132ft)
Year Built 1911
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Voyage Description

Tropical beaches and palm trees - The Caribbean on a Tall Ship Sailing Morgenster with Classic Sailing

FULL VOYAGE DESCRIPTION

Setting Sail from Barbados

Embark on a captivating journey this December, leaving the festive frenzy far behind as you set sail from Bridgetown, Barbados. Bridgetown, the vibrant capital, is a gateway to both history and paradise. Before boarding Eye of the Wind, take a moment to explore the city’s UNESCO World Heritage sites, such as the Garrison Historic Area, or simply enjoy the bustling atmosphere and local cuisine at the Bridgetown markets.

Along the Way

As Eye of Wind carves through the Caribbean Sea, be prepared to be enthralled by nature’s wonders. The passage between Barbados and Grenada is a treasure trove of marine life. Keep your eyes peeled for playful dolphins, gliding turtles, and, if fortune favours, the magnificent sight of migrating whales. The journey promises a stunning palette of ocean blues and lush island greens. Witness the dramatic Pitons of St. Lucia, the rolling hills of the Grenadines, and the spellbinding sunsets that paint the sky in hues of orange and pink, creating memories that will linger long after your voyage.

Arriving in Grenada

Upon reaching St. George’s, Grenada, you’ll find a city steeped in history and bursting with culture. If your travels allow an extra day here, consider visiting the historic Fort George for panoramic views of the city, or indulge in the local flavours at the St. George’s Market. For nature enthusiasts, a hike to the Seven Sisters Waterfalls offers a refreshing escape. Do not miss the chance to immerse yourself in the island’s rich spice heritage with a visit to a nutmeg processing station.

Rodney Bay on Saint Lucia

WINDS, WAVES & WEATHER

Expect the soothing Caribbean trade winds to guide your December voyage, offering moderate sailing conditions perfect for both seasoned sailors and newcomers alike. The sea is typically calm, with temperatures averaging a comfortable 26°C to 28°C. This time of year is outside the main hurricane season, making for a serene and pleasant journey.

A NOTE ON VOYAGE DESCRIPTIONS

On a sailing voyage we never use the word itinerary, as skippers will always be aiming for the best and safest sailing routes for the forecast. They are as keen as you to include some of the highlights described above, but when it comes to sailing, you have to go with Mother Nature, not fight her. The description provided is based on what we think might be possible, based on past trips, or prior experience, but nothing is guaranteed on a sailing voyage. As such, the scheduled joining ports, routes, activities and/or destinations may be altered. Due to the complexities of weather systems, this may be at very short notice. 

HANDS ON HOLIDAYS

Whether you are an experienced sailor or a complete beginner, the professional crew will train you to be guest crew from the moment you arrive, with the intention that everybody works together to sail the ship. The common thread to all Classic Sailing holidays is ‘Hands on’ participation on ships that use ropes, blocks and tackles and ‘people power’ to set sail. Handling cargo adds an extra dimension – building teamwork and communication skills and leaving you with a great sense of achievement.

SAILING STYLE & LIFE ON BOARD

We cater for a wide range of ages and physical abilities and how much you are expected to do varies a bit between vessels. See the vessel tab above which explains all about the ‘sailing style’ and what to expect in terms of hands on participation. There is a lot of information about day to day life, the ships facilities and accommodation on the vessel pages.

Start & End Port

Bridgetown, Barbados

St George’s, Grenada

Sail in the Caribbean with Classic Sailing

Sail in the Caribbean with Classic Sailing

Discover St George’s and Grenada

St George’s, the lively capital of Grenada, invites travelers to experience its Caribbean charm. This picturesque harbor town offers a rich tapestry of history, culture, natural beauty, and adventure. Here’s a guide to make the most of your visit.

How to Get to St George’s, Grenada

From the UK and Europe:
By Plane: Travelers can find direct flights to Maurice Bishop International Airport in St George’s from major cities.

From North America:
By Plane: There are both direct and connecting flights from North American cities.

From Australia:
By Plane: Connecting flights to Grenada are offered through various global hubs.

What to Do in St George’s, Grenada

History and Culture:
Tour Fort George to experience the island’s colonial history and visit the Grenada National Museum to learn about local culture.

Sites of Interest to a Sailor:
St George’s Harbor is a hub for sailors, complete with marina facilities, shops, and restaurants, and sailing tours of the Caribbean Sea are widely available.

Entertainment and Eating Out:
Enjoy Grenada’s vibrant nightlife, including beach parties and live music, and savor local cuisine at popular waterfront eateries.

Nature:
Relax on the stunning Grand Anse Beach or take a hike in the biodiverse .

Unique Features:
Visit the renowned Spice Market and experience why Grenada is known as the Island of Spice, or snorkel in the Underwater Sculpture Park for a memorable adventure.

Special Interests

If you have a special interest that you would like to find out about for this port or to tell us about, we would love to hear from you.

In Conclusion:
St George’s and Grenada offer a rich and varied travel experience. Whether you are drawn to history, sailing, entertainment, culinary delights, nature, or unique local attractions, this Caribbean gem has something to offer. An island vacation here is sure to be an unforgettable journey.

 

Sustainable Travel Carbon Offset Schemes

By selecting sustainable travel options and actively participating in carbon offset initiatives, you can make a positive impact while journeying to or from your voyage.

Here are some suggestions for carbon offset websites.

UK: One popular carbon offset website in the UK is “Clear” who offer a range of carbon offset projects and solutions for individuals, businesses, and organisations. They provide detailed information about their projects and allow users to calculate and offset their carbon footprint online.

North America: In North America, “Terrapass” is a well-known carbon offset website. Terrapass offers carbon offset projects across the United States and Canada. They provide options for individuals, businesses, and events to calculate and offset their carbon emissions. Terrapass also offers additional resources and information on sustainable living.

Europe: A popular carbon offset website in Europe is “MyClimate.” MyClimate provides carbon offset projects and solutions for individuals, businesses, and travel. They offer a carbon footprint calculator and allow users to support various sustainable projects worldwide. MyClimate focuses on promoting climate protection and sustainability.

Australia:Greenfleet” is a prominent carbon offset website in Australia. Greenfleet focuses on planting native forests to offset carbon emissions. They offer individuals and businesses the opportunity to calculate and offset their carbon footprint by contributing to tree planting projects across Australia. Greenfleet provides detailed information about their projects and the positive environmental impacts they create.

Please note that these carbon offset websites may vary over time, so it is recommended to research and explore multiple options to find the most suitable one for your needs. 

If any of these links do not work it would be kind of you to inform us, many thanks.

Kit List

What to pack for a sailing holiday on the Eye of the Wind

Working Language on Board is German and English

Practical Advice for Eye of the Wind   

Practical Advice for Covid 19 and Eye of the Wind

What is Included

  • Sailing Instruction
  • All meals to include refreshments throughout the day
  • Duvet, pillow and sheets
  • Hand towels

What is not Included

  • Waterproof jackets and trousers
  • Alcoholic drinks but there is a bar on board
  • Any entry visas required

What to Bring

Suitcases take up a lot of room in a cabin, so it is better to uses soft bags in a ship. A small rucksack for going ashore is useful.

  • Eye of the Wind does not supply waterproof jackets and salopette type trousers. Please bring your own waterproof clothing.
  • A mix of warm and wind proof clothing.
  • Lots of thin layers is better than one thick layer in cold destinations.
  • In tropical countries - long sleeves and long trousers to protect you from the sun
  • Footwear on board needs a good grip and soft soles- the decks are wood or steel.
  • Ashore stout, waterproof walking boots are best if you are in remote places.
  • Eye of the Wind has electric sockets in all the cabins 240 V 
  • Cameras, spare batteries, chargers if you need them
  • Binoculars are handy for bird watching etc.
  • Suntan lotion, hats, sunglasses
  • Dont forget any regular medication, persciption glasses and spare
  • Euros for bar bill 
  • Passport, travel insurance, tickets etc
  •  To get ashore is usually by dinghy so be prepared to get wet feet. Rubber boots or quick drying sandals - depending on the location.
  • The ship provides hand towels but please bring a beach towel
  • snorkel and mask for caribbean if you like snorkelling (travel tip: swimming goggles pack up smaller than a facemask)
  • Bring insect repellant for Caribbean as can get mosquitos ashore in evening (rare at anchor)
  • ear plugs can be handy 

Electricity

All the power to your plug sockets comes from the ship's generator which runs on deisel. The less the generators have to run to top up power, the nicer it is for the guests on board and also greener for the planet. Please don't bring loads of hairdriers, electric devices to charge.

There is no internet on board whilst at sea. 

Review

A fabulous adventure! Words cannot convey the experience.

John, Tortola to Bermuda

Tortola to the Azores! What a great time. Thanks to Captain Pit and the crew. An awesome adventure with awesome people!"

F Coutreau

What a wonderful, lovely, great, awesome trip we've had from Malaga to Lanzarote! I loved and enjoyed every minute.

Thanks again for this wonderful experience. I miss you guys!

Andrea

Now that was a voyage! The EYE crew - all 10 - five women and five men - embody two words:

COMPETENT and KIND

And such a beautiful ship. Thank you beyond measure

Susan

Vessel Gallery

With red sails against a blue sky, Eye of the Wind is a photogenic ship. If you have any new images we would love to see them since Eye of the Wind has only recently returned to our website. 

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