Embark the Sea Cloud in the late afternoon and begin your voyage in the Caribbean.
You have the day to enjoy one of the great pleasures of travel anywhere: sailing aboard your barque, seeing the crew go aloft unfurling the sails the traditional way — by hand — as you sail the trade winds. This is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy the many amenities of your unique sailing vessel.
Dominica is called the “Nature Island” because of its beauty and many reserves. Hike through enchanting rainforest, walk up to the ruins of 18th-century Fort Shirley with your Historian, or go for a swim and snorkel. Spend the evening docked in the forested tranquility of Cabrits National Park.
Iles des Saintes are decidedly French in character. Visit the town’s shops, galleries and cafés, don some snorkeling gear, or walk with your ship's historian up to Fort Napoleon for panoramic vistas. This afternoon set sail in the Guadeloupe Channel, where the winds fill the square sails in a glorious spectacle.
Spend the morning sailing. Conditions permitting, lower the Zodiacs so you can go alongside and get great photographs of the Sea Cloud. Anchor under the iconic twin peaks of St. Lucia, called “Les Pitons.” Drive through the active crater, plunge under a tropical waterfall, explore the beautiful botanical gardens, and finish with an incredible view from the hills above.
Spend the morning aboard Sea Cloud under sail, exploring the idyllic Grenadine islands, with their quintessential tropical cays. You have options to take a local catamaran to snorkel at the Tobago Cays or enjoy the sheltered beaches of Mayreau or Union Island.
Anchor at tiny Bequia, and explore the charming waterfront. Snorkel at a nearby reef, swim along palm-backed beaches, or visit a sea turtle sanctuary to learn about local conservation. In the afternoon, set across St. Vincent Channel before heading back to Barbados overnight.
Disembark this morning after breakfast and take an optional transfer to the airport for your continued journey home.