By Heidi Sarna.
For the past decade, Island Windjammers has been tootling around the Caribbean with its trio of 10-, 24- and 26-passenger sailing ships in all their wonderfully quirky glory. The vibe is laid-back, wind-in-your-hair, rum-in-hand chilling out. Click here for our Island Windjammers review.
Adding some spice to the already appealing Island Windjammers ethos of island hopping, sun bathing, swimming, and snorkeling, is a handful of annual quirky Island Windjammers theme cruises. The newest addition to the roster — a Yoga Cruise.
Yoga Retreat Cruise
Two yoga teachers are on board to lead classes and workshops. Mornings start with an energetic vinyasa session, while evenings wind down with restorative yin, hatha or yoga nidra. There will also be workshops on exploring the chakras, sound bowl meditation, and essential oils. Vegetarian meal options will be offered and shared cabins are available for those interested.
SAGITTA, Oct 14-20, 2018
Round-trip from Grenada, calling on Mayreau, Bequia, Tobagao Cays, Carriacou, and Union Island.
Other upcoming theme cruises for 2018 include…
Taste of the Islands Food Cruise
Savor onboard cooking demos and visits to local markets to check out the island spices and flavors.
SAGITTA, July 22-28, 2018
From St. Lucia to Grenada, calling on Mayreau, Bequia, Tobagao Cays, Carriacou, and Union Island.
Pirates and Mermaids Week
We’re talking costume party, treasure hunt, story time and lots of rum swilling. Did we mention rum?
Vela, October 28-November 3, 2018
From Grenada to St. Lucia, calling on Bequia, Carriacou, Mayreau, Tobagao Cays, and Union Island.
Sagitta’s Solo Sojourn
These cruises are for solo cruisers only, no couples or children, just a group of adventurous, like-minded travelers looking for some relaxing fun in the sun.
Sagitta, April 22-28, 2018
Round-trip from Tortola in the British Virgin Islands, calling on Virgin Gorda, Norman Island, Cooper Island, and Jost Van Dyke.
Sagitta, December 2-8, 2018
Round-trip from St. Kitts, calling on Anguilla, Nevis, St. Barts, St. Kitts, and St. Maarten.
You can guess what this is about. Learn the history of rum, how rum is made, and how to mix great rum drinks. Sample premium whites, darks, aged, spiced, flavored and even a drop or two of over-proof rum. Rum-related activities are hosted by Dave Russell and fares include daily sampling of some of the world’s most exotic rums.
Vela, November 4-10, 2018
Round-trip from St. Lucia calling on Guadeloupe, Iles des Saintes, Marie Galante, and Martinqiue.
Island Hops Beer Cruise
Island Windjammers has partnered with West Indies Beer Co. to offer beer lovers a sailing to remember. Cruise hosts for the week, Mark and Jill Heath, the proprietors of West Indies Beer Co., will explain all there is to know about styles, hops, yeast and malts. Sample lots of local brews, from Drunken Goat to Rogue Pirate and more, and even brew beer on board the Vela!
Vela, October 14-20, 2018
Round-trip from Grenada, calling on Bequia, Mayreau, Carriacou, Tobagao Cays, and Union Island.
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