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Best part of our trip!

This was the first thing we did when we got to Turks and Caicos. David took us around to different... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
kristen73marie
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Westbrook, Maine
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Fantastic sunset cruise

Took a fantastic sunset cruise on the Atabeyra last night. Captain, Junior and Willie made it a... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Linda H
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The S/V ATABEYRA is a 69', traditionally rigged trading schooner that retired from cargo service almost 20 years ago. The vessel traded for years between Hispaniola and the Turks & Caicos Islands carrying such commodities as rum , beer, produce, plants, building materials and even a few critters. The ship has been refit as a charter vessel and now stays close to home in the sheltered waters of Grace Bay and the Caicos Cays of Turks and Caicos Islands. The S/V ATABEYRA is the perfect platform for learning hands on operation of traditional sailing craft, for exploring the exquisite undersea world and many islands that surround us or just lounging on her spacious, shaded decks. No vessel in the TCI charter fleet is as large or as versatile. Sun Charters and the ATABEYRA crew offer our guests a unique opportunity to get real sailing experience aboard the last of the tropical trading schooners. Being a gaff-rigged vessel carrying two headsails, there are lots of lines to pull, many sails to tend, and the skipper will even be happy to let you take the helm. Feel the past come alive as we sail through the uninhabited chain of Caicos Cays the same way it was done hundreds of years ago. The Cays were once the lair of the infamous lady pirates Anne Bonny and Mary Reid, and the waters and surrounding islands remain basically untouched since that time. The Crew of the Good Ship Atabeyra are proud that she is overwhelmingly the boat the residents choose when recreating in the Caicos Cays.
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This was the first thing we did when we got to Turks and Caicos. David took us around to different parts of the island. We went snorkling, had lunch on a secluded beach and just cruised around on the water. The crew was amazing and...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Took a fantastic sunset cruise on the Atabeyra last night. Captain, Junior and Willie made it a memorable night and the sunset on Grace Bay was spectacular! Couldn’t have asked for better. Thanks!

Thank Linda H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family of 4 did the Thursday public sail and had a wonderful time. Beautiful boat, great crew. We sailed to the south side of of Provo, snorkeled around the shipwreck and then hung out on the Leeward Point beach. Unfortunately the snorkeling on the...More

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Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

This boat is the nicest boat around. The captain and crew are really killin it over here with their snorkeling adventures and rum punch.

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Reviewed 11 March 2018

The six of us - four in their 20's - had a really fun, yet chill time on the Thursday public trip. Matt, Willie and Jr make up the perfect crew. Good snorkeling, beautiful beach, awesome waters to sail in. It is true, you need...More

2  Thank julieags
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Reviewed 10 March 2018

We had a great time on the Atabeyra ... not your typical island booze-cruise! set sail on a refurbished former-rum-running schooner with a fantastic crew and dream your day away. Highly recommended.

1  Thank petrvspetrvs
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Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

From start to finish on this boat the crew was amazing! We took a half day tour with our two young boys and it was amazing. The water was a bit rough but we were still able to snorkel the reef a bit. Our littles...More

1  Thank Eryn-N-Ross
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Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

We sailed with a group of 15 with several young children and had a great time. The crew was friendly and knowledgeable. We went to a great snorkeling spot on the barrier reef and then headed to a remote beach with an awesome sandbar. Very...More

1  Thank PhillipClayton
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Reviewed 8 March 2018

What a day!! Matt, Willie, & Junior are incredible hosts and showed us an absolutely outstanding time!! We cruised over the beautiful Caribbean, snorkeled some vibrant reefs (and saw spotted eagle rays, a gazillion tropical fish, and yes...even a shark!), visited the pristine Pine Cay,...More

1  Thank Krista H
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Reviewed 8 March 2018

The Ataberya provides a phenomenal full day touring and snorkeling tour, with loads of rum punch! The friendly and experienced staff will provide you with the best experience of your trip, and lots of pictures and memories, for a very reasonable price! Do not miss...More

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Travellady1944
10 April 2018|
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Response from Kalik_Kalik | Property representative |
In general check out the website on our TA home page for Private and Public Charter options. We are primarily a Private Charter Sailing yacht. Public Charter this week: 4/12 Sail & Snorkel...10 to 2:30 pm. 4/14 Happy... More
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looney80
14 January 2018|
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Response from Kalik_Kalik | Property representative |
When are you here? Drop us a line via suntours@tciway.tc. .
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ChicagoSlots
14 August 2017|
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Response from Kalik_Kalik | Property representative |
Sorry for the late reply...we don't monitor this one on a regular basis. Atabeyra has plenty of flotation for snorkelers. Check out the photos posted with reviews on this site. Cheers.
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