Caribbean sailing adventure with a mission! 4-Jan to 5-Apr 2015

Thunderbird 5, Yacht, Gaff-rigged ketch, Windjammer, Disaster relief vessel, International Rescue Group
 

  • A fabulous 1 to 13 week adventure in air-conditioned comfort, you fly in and out of the islands listed
  • Adventure Sailing Cruise aboard a classic 97' gaff-rigged ketch, expedition-style cruising
  • Explore the Caribbean from the Bahamas all the way south to Trinidad! Choose sections or the entire cruise
  • All inclusive, food and beverages
  • A once-in-a-lifetime sailing experience you will never forget on a boat with fin stabilizers
  • Offshore passages in relaxed "Windjammer style"

THIS IS ESPECIALLY FOR PEOPLE WHO WISH TO BE INVOLVED IN A HUMANITARIAN AID EXPEDITION while gaining serious sailing time and experience.
Click here for pricing. To book passage, contact Captain Ray on ray.thackeray@gmail.com or call 510-426-7111.

Adventure with a mission - supplies to Haiti orphanages and visits
Put 2000 sea miles in your logbook! Hands-on training in:
  • Passage-making and planning – actually take your own watches offshore if you wish
  • Navigation using Thunderbird 5's extensive instruments, computers and manual charting
  • Vessel management – sail handling, instruments, machinery etc. (only if you want to get your hands dirty!)
Mahogany-paneled cabins available:
  • 1 fully en-suite master stateroom
  • 2 double cabins
  • 2 bunks cabin
Book early to secure a cabin for the entire adventure!

Stay in touch with your friends with our satellite phone

Master Stateroom Master Stateroom

Dinner on deck Dining on deck

Superbly equipped Wheelhouse & instruments

Thunderbird 5 salon Air conditioned comfort


CARIBBBEAN VOYAGE PLAN 4-Jan to 5-Apr 2015 
You can enjoy the entire 13-week expedition, or join us for a single week of the cruise!

Note: Dates below are embarcation dates. New passengers should plan to arrive by the day before. Please call for unlisted embarcation dates.

4-Jan: Fort Lauderdale, FL. Overnight crossing of the Gulf Stream, offshore sailing

11-Jan: Nassau, Bahamas. Explore Nassau, diving, snorkeling and glorious anchor-outs

18-Jan: Germantown, Exumas. Enjoy megayacht heaven then set sail for Rum Cay, Bahamas

25-Jan: Rum Cay, Bahamas. Sail into the open Atlantic, heading for Haiti via West Caicos Island for snorkeling on a well-known dive wall

1-Feb 2015 and 8-Feb: Arrive Ile a Vache, Haiti. Activities: Anchoring in a fabulous safe island off the south coast of Haiti, Visit local orphanages and clinics, Escorted bus to Port-au-Prince. We can pick you up at Port-au-Prince airport OR Dominican Republic and escort you to the boat by bus and taxi

15-Feb: From Haiti. Around Hispaniola to Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico and on the way to the Virgin Islands

22-Feb and 1-Mar: 2 weeks in the Virgin Islands. Enjoy the classic BVI islands inc. Tortola, Virgin Gorda, Salt Island (“The Baths”, William Thornton Pirate Ship, Foxy's, diving, Bitter End & other great attractions) and a stop for city sights and restaurants at USVI

8-Mar:  St. Martin. More day-sailing down the island chain – St. Barth's, Anguilla & St. Kitts, you fly in and out of St. Martin

15-Mar:  Martinique. Fly in and out of Martinique

22-Mar: St. Lucia

29-Mar: Kingstown, St. Vincent and the Grenadines - Visit Grenada

5-Apr: Voyage ends in St. Vincent & The Grenadines - visit Trinidad and Tobago.
13 weeks total cruise