The Liberty Clipper is a 125-foot beautifully renovated gaff-rigged schooner, a replica of the renowned Baltimore Clippers, made famous over a century ago for their speedy and safe rounding of Cape Horn on expeditions to the California Gold Rush. Her authentic design is exceeded only by a state-of-the-art galley, modern accommodations for up to 24 guests, and a beautifully adorned grand salon.
The Liberty Clipper is rigged as a traditional gaff-rigged schooner. She carries three head-sails, or jibs. In addition, the sailing ship has a fore-sail and main-sail. The Liberty Clipper's size ensures safety and comfort aboard during a sailing vacation. Enjoy time on the main deck during the day without having to worry about the sails. If shade is preferred, there is plenty of space on the vessel in the shadow of a sail or spar.
Life on board your sailing vessel
Each cruise is a once in a lifetime sailing vacation where daily guests wake to the smell of freshly baked breads from their home on the sea. Nothing compares to setting sail each morning for a new harbor and a new adventure.
The main deck of the Liberty Clipper is spacious and beautiful. There is ample seating and find a place to relax and enjoy each day while a guest on this sailing vessel.
While the Liberty Clipper is traditionally rigged, she also carries modern comforts and amenities. The ship carries almost 1,000 gallons of fresh water and has a water-maker aboard so that hot-showers are available. Each of the passenger areas aboard the ship has a well-appointed bathroom with shower.
It is really just like being at home. A stay aboard the Liberty Clipper will be comfortable and enjoyable. Notice the attention to detail and care with which the ship is maintained - this same level of care is offered to all guests. The Liberty Clipper was specifically configured to maximize the comfort and enjoyment of guests.
A professional Chef is aboard the ship during your sailing cruise to provide home-cooked meals daily. All cruises will also feature a Caribbean Lobster Bake. There are fresh baked breads each morning, local seafood, fruits and other local favorites. The Liberty Clipper is renowned for her great fare and guests will never leave hungry.
Accommodations aboard the Liberty Clipper
The ship has 12 cabins with accommodation for 24 guests. Each cabin is appointed with yellow pine paneling providing a warm and comfortable feel. Cabins are fitted with comfortable linens, towels and soaps. If something is forgotten at home, such as sunscreen, toothpaste, or even a toothbrush, don't worry, there are extras on-board so that you can get back to enjoying your vacation!
Each cabin aboard the Liberty Clipper includes a vanity with a hot and cold running water sink and the ship has 110-volt outlets to charge cameras and other electrical devices. Each bunk also has a reading light. Imagine reading to sleep, after a wonderful home cooked meal, to the sound of the water lapping gently at the hull... feel transported back to simpler days.
Sailing Vacation Activities
During your cruise, enjoy access to all common areas of the vessel. On a ship this size, there is ample space to find a quiet place. Help the crew sail the ship by raising sails or even taking a turn at the helm under the careful supervision of the experienced US Coast Guard licensed captain.
During your sailing cruise, enjoy access to other small boats. High-quality inflatable sea-kayaks are available for exploration. Each kayak is large enough to comfortably seat two people and still provide storage space for towels and/or snorkeling equipment.
Also, sail the Classic Catspaw Dingy - a beautiful 13-foot sailing dingy custom made in Newfoundland, Canada by master craftsmen. This beautiful boat can be sailed or rowed. Any of the crew will be happy to teach guests how to skipper this beauty.