Island Windjammers Sagitta Cruise Review

Most of the articles that I write are not in the first person but this one is different.  I had the distinct pleasure of spending a week aboard the lovely Sagitta and I can’t wait to share with you my amazing experience. Island Windjammers is an exclusive Cruise Company based in the Caribbean.  Sagitta sails out of St. Maarten while the Diamant … [Read more...]

Galapagos Islands

The Galapagos Islands are 21 volcanic islands located 600 miles west of the mainland of South America, parallel to Ecuador, on the equator, where the winds from the south meet the winds from the north.  At times this can cause ‘doldrums’ to occur and, in days long past, sailing ships that depended solely on wind power could get stuck in one place … [Read more...]

Liberty Star

Each day your Virgin Islands sailing vacation will begin with a hearty, home-cooked breakfast upon those famous waters.  You'll have the opportunity to help the crew sail the ship by raising sails or even taking a turn at the helm under the careful supervision of our experienced US Coast Guard licensed captain. The Virgin Islands were made for … [Read more...]

Liberty Clipper

Join the schooner LIBERTY CLIPPER in The Bahamas for a windjammer cruise and an unforgettable sailing experience that will change your view of small ship cruising forever.  Take the wheel on one of our night sails while the stars are out, get the course from the Captain, set your cup of coffee on the cabin top in front of you and feel the power of … [Read more...]

Island WindJammers Sagitta

Island Windjammers has a new girl in the fleet and her name is Sagitta!  She joins the Diamant to offer unique Caribbean sailing cruises—Sagitta from St Maarten in the Leeward Islands, Diamant from Grenada in the Windward Islands. Sagitta measures in at 120 feet in length, with a 22 foot beam and 10.3 feet draft.  She cruises along at a top … [Read more...]

Cruise the San Juan Islands on the Schooner “Spike Africa”

Spike Africa is more than a schooner.  She is a beautifully crafted vessel with her own league of admirers.  Lovingly built by Bob Sloan in the late 70’s over a period of 7 years, Spike Africa was both his conception and his construction save for the interior, which he hired another man to build as he did not consider himself a cabinet maker.  He … [Read more...]

Sailing Grenadines

A cruise to any part of the Caribbean will never be disappointing but with so many islands how do you choose which area to focus on?  If you are the type of traveler that prefers to go slightly off the beaten path and look for the more unusual experience, consider visiting Grenada and the Grenadines. Grenada and the Grenadines offer a wide … [Read more...]

Cruises to Grenada

If you are booked on a cruise sailing out of Port of St. George’s in Grenada, you will want to arrive a day or two early if possible to allow for possible flight delays and best of all to spend some time exploring the island.  Islands, really as Grenada is actually a three island state: Grenada, Carriacou, and Petit Martinique.  Grenada, or ‘the … [Read more...]

Island Windjammers Cruises

If you want to take a cruise that is unlike almost any other, consider boarding the Diamant and spending a week or two with the Island Windjammer’s crew. Preceded by the now defunct Windjammer Barefoot Cruises, Island Windjammer is the only true year-round sailing cruise line in the Caribbean. When I say, sailing, I mean sailing.  Yes, this ship … [Read more...]

Caribbean Island Cruise

Lush islands surrounded by clear turquoise seas, hammocks swinging lazily from shady coconut palms while puffy white clouds drift slowly by as the breeze carries strains of calypso music;  pure relaxation.  This is the image conjured up in most of our minds when we hear the word Caribbean.  There is a reason that the Caribbean is one of the world’s … [Read more...]

Planning Your Dream Vacation

There are a number of things you should take into consideration before booking your dream vacation and here are some helpful tips to get you on your way to sitting poolside or enjoying the view from your stateroom balcony.  So let’s get packing! Speaking of packing, nothing can ruin a vacation faster than forgetting one or more very important … [Read more...]

Honeymoon Cruises

Honeymoon Cruise Ship Vacations The best honeymoons are all about creating a feeling of privacy and seclusion for you and your new spouse. Cruising might not be one of the first things that springs into mind when you are planning what is likely to be the most important vacation of your life. But you should definitely have a look as you might be … [Read more...]

Royal Caribbean, San Juan Puerto Rico

ROYAL CARIBBEAN; SAN JUAN PUERTO RICO: If you’re planning a cruise to the Southern Caribbean on either Royal Caribbean or Celebrity Cruise Lines you will depart from the port of San Juan, Puerto Rico. Because Puerto Rico is accessible only by air, you may want to consider the advantages of arriving a day or two early and stay in one of the many … [Read more...]

Disney Cruises

If you’re planning on a summer getaway vacation with your whole family including the kids, take a cruise aboard a Disney cruise ship. The Disney Cruise Line, operating since 1998, consists of two main ships namely: Disney Magic and Disney Wonder each equally magnificent and grandiose. The Disney Cruise Line provides families with exciting 3-7 … [Read more...]

Hawaii Cruises

Have you been dreaming of going on one of the relaxing Hawaii cruises? After a long school year or months of work, it’s not surprising that anyone would want to take a long and relaxing vacation in an exotic destination such as the islands of Hawaii. Very dear to the hearts of many including tourists, vacationers, and even nearby islanders, … [Read more...]