British Virgin Islands: St Maarten – St Maarten

British Virgin Islands: St Maarten – St Maarten

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The British Virgin Islands – a sailor’s paradise
With more than 60 islands and reefs (of which only 16 are inhabited), the British Virgin Islands are a real dream destination. Fans of sailing from all around the world are drawn to their idyllic and tropically warm waters, and the quaint beach bars bring together everyone from luxury yacht owners to solo sailors. It is so easy to get used to the carefree lifestyle, and with your feet in the sand as you gaze out over green hills and the tranquil sea, you will soon forget about the stresses of everyday life back home.

“The Baths” – imposing granite formations
It is sometimes easy to think that this is one of nature’s fairy tales: Once upon a time, there was a giant who played with large stone marbles. His favourite playground was in Virgin Gorda, a place now called “The Baths” – a gigantic rock labyrinth made out of circular-shaped granite boulders.

Relaxed luxury on St Barths
Ever since billionaire David Rockefeller discovered the island for himself in the 1960s, St Barthélemy has been a favourite destination for the international jetset. You spend some time on one of the glorious beaches, then stroll along the luxurious promenade, and bring the day to a relaxed close enjoying a sundowner while gazing at the impressive private yachts in Gustavia’s harbour.

A lecturer accompanies the trip
Knowledge, entertainment and facts – our expert is on hand to give talks on a wide variety of specialist subjects. He will also be on board to answer any questions that you may have.

Trip Name
British Virgin Islands: St Maarten – St Maarten
Vessel Type: Tall Ship (Sailing) Length: 109 metres Passenger Capacity: 64 Built / refurbished: 1931 / 2011 Sea Cloud is a ship with a soul, imbued by the original owners, Marjorie Merriweather Post and her husband E.F. Hutton in the 1930’s. The ship has played host to royalty, known service in wartime, and sailed the world over. She is a vessel of incomparable grace that harks back to the golden age of ship travel. Once you’ve been on Sea Cloud under full sail, you’ll begin your own love affair. Welcome aboard a legend Sea Cloud accommodates 58 guests in 28 outside cabins including two original owner’s suites that still feature original marble baths and fireplaces. At 360 feet she is an expansive ship with extensive public spaces on the top deck, where we luxuriate in deck chairs and watch the crew of 18 go aloft in the web of riggings to hand-set her 30 sails. Her dining room is hung with marine oil paintings of the period and accommodates all guests at once for a single seating. We’ll gather in the lounge each evening for Recap. Life aboard is a uniquely pleasing mix of elegance and informality—a return to the golden age of sailing in shorts and deck shoes. You’ll find all shipboard services impeccable.  Discover the romance of tall ship sailingExperience something many people don’t know exists in the 21st century—the romance of life under square sails. Discover the thrill of standing on deck as Sea Cloud gently glides through the water, her crew aloft in the riggings, running out and reefing sails. Settle in to your favorite areas on the top deck and bask in the incomparable experience of traveling aboard the finest tall ship to ever sail the seas. Lose yourself in an adventure that, in this day and age, is almost unimaginable. Please note deck and suite plans are indicative only and may vary slightly.


Day 1 - Day 1 Philipsburg/St Maarten
Day 2 - Day 2 North Sound/Virgin Gorda
Day 3 - Day 3 North Sound/Virgin Gorda, Sir Francis Drake Channel & Great Harbour/Jost van Dyke
Day 4 - Day 4 Great Harbour/Jost van Dyke & White Bay/Jost van Dyke
Day 5 - Day 5 Gustavia/St Barthélemy
Day 6 - Day 6 Cove Bay/Anguilla
Day 7 - Day 7 St John’s/Antigua
Day 8 - Day 8 Philipsburg/St Maarten
Day 9 - Please Note:
Itineraries are subject to change.

Trip Dates

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    • The British Virgin Islands – a sailor’s paradise
    • “The Baths” – imposing granite formations
    • Relaxed luxury on St Barths
    • A lecturer accompanies the trip