2018 Guadeloupe & Dominica SailVenture

2018 SailVenture: Guadeloupe & Dominica

January 13, 2018 - January 20, 2018

Join us on the trip of a lifetime: a one week sailing adventure exploring the islands of Guadeloupe, Dominica & surrounding islands!

The Plan

We will be chartering a 2012 Catana 47 catamaran from January 13 – January 20, 2018 from Pointe a Pitre, Guadeloupe.  There will be a captain &  co captain on the boat to be your host & guide.  There will be a total of 8 people on board the boat. We will explore parts of Guadeloupe, Dominica & surrounding islands.  Below is an example itinerary that is tentative & subject to change based on the groups expectations & desires for the trip: it will be customized to the group!

Itinerary & Highlights

January 10: Fly from Houston to San Juan, Puerto Rico. Layover in Puerto Rico for one night!

January 11 – 12: Fly from San Juan, Puerto Rico to Pointe a Pitre, Guadeloupe.  We will spend 2 nights on Guadeloupe doing a little exploring of Guadeloupe (Pointe a Pitre, Sainte Anne, Saint Francois), checking out the marina & begin to provision the boat.

January 13: Check in to Dream Yacht Charter & board the boat.  Finish provisioning, check out snorkel gear, get settled on the boat.  First evening sail to Gosier du Ilet & dinner aboard.

January 14: Morning sail to the island of Marie Galante.  We will spend the day exploring the island, relaxing on the beaches, & enjoy dinner ashore that evening.

January 15: Morning sail to Portsmouth, Dominica.  Explore on shore & dine ashore that evening. There are  a couple of bars on the hilltop that will have a spectacular view of Portsmouth & the anchorage.

January 16: Morning tour of the Indian River with a local guide.  Head back to the boat for an afternoon sail down to Roseau, Dominica.

January 17: Many adventurous options on this day!  Go on one of several hikes in the area including a hike to Trafalgar Falls or hike to the Boiling Lake on top of a mountain or hike to the mud baths.  In the evening, enjoy exploring the town of Roseau.

January 18: Early, early morning sail to Les Saintes.  This will take a good portion of the day but there are crystal clear waters to take a swim or snorkel in when we arrive to our anchorage.

January 19: Explore the islands of Les Saintes, relax, swim & snorkel!  Last night on the boat to enjoy the sunset & look for the green flash.

January 20: Head back to Pointe a Pitre to return the boat.  Unload the boat, clean up & spend one last night on the island of Guadeloupe.

(Optional Days Prior to Sailing): It is recommended you arrive 1 -2 days before the sail trip to acclimate to the time change, recover from traveling, etc.  Traveling to Pointe a Pitre is not always done in one day.  Often you will have a lay over in San Juan or Miami, so do keep that in mind.  The following is a tentative schedule including 3 days prior to departure on the boat & one day after returning the boat.  You can plan to get a hotel on your own or join the captains & co-captains early & stay in a Caribbean villa/condo. (The cost for the room in the villa will be in addition to the charter)

Ilet du Gosier
Marie Galante
Indian River in Dominica
Roseau, Dominica
Les Saintes

The Price: $3900/cabin

This includes: (for 2 people)
* 7 nights aboard a beautiful catamaran
* Your captain & co-captain
* Your portion of the kitty which will cover provisioning for all breakfasts, lunches & some dinners, rental car needs, fuel expenses, water expenses, boat check in & check out fees on the various islands, insurance.

It does NOT include:
*Airfare (In our experience, airfare to Guadeloupe averages around $800 – $1000/person)
*Your hotel/accommodations prior to & after charter (If you would like to stay with us before & after the charter, this cost will be kept to a minimum & is estimated to be around $50/night/person)
*Dinners onshore (many dinners will be on board but expect to try out the local fare at least half of your dinners)
*Alcohol provisioning for the boat

Additional Info:

  • This trip is designed to give you a real chartering experience.  You will participate in all aspects of the charter including checking out the boat, provisioning the boat, checking the boat in & out of customs between islands, etc.
  • We are keeping the group small.  There will be no more than 2 boats going so space is limited (Maximum 6 cabins available).  This is so we can keep the trip more personal & customize the trip to our group.
  • The deadline to reserve your cabin & be paid in full is October 1, 2017.  The sooner you can reserve, the better!
  • A payment plan is available & we will work with you individually if this is needed.
  • There will be no cancellations taken after October 1, 2017 unless you can find someone to take your place.
  • We will have already paid your way on the boat by this time & there will be absolutely no refunds.
  • We will have a pre-trip meeting approximately 1-2 weeks before the trip to finalize details, introduce everyone to the group, & make sure we are all on the same page. (This is not mandatory)

This trip is currently completely booked! Please call to put your name on the wait list should there be a cancellation: 281-467-2279

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