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Great snorkeling cruise to adjacent islands

We had a lovely day sailing and motoring to a great snorkeling reef, time on an uninhabited island... read more

Reviewed 9 November 2017
Richmond, Virginia
via mobile
The BEST in Turks & Caicos!

S/V Atabeyra is a CLASS ACT! My boyfriend and I just had an amazing Private Sunset Sail with them... read more

Reviewed 12 September 2017
Los Angeles, California
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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 9 November 2017 via mobile

We had a lovely day sailing and motoring to a great snorkeling reef, time on an uninhabited island, and a long cruise home. Nice crew and very knowledgeable and safety focused on a custom designed sailboat. Enjoyed snacks and a wide choice of alcoholic and...More

2  Thank Rcomet
Reviewed 12 September 2017

S/V Atabeyra is a CLASS ACT! My boyfriend and I just had an amazing Private Sunset Sail with them. The boat is beautiful & very clean. The crew was wonderful & could not have been better. After I told them I wanted to find the...More

1  Thank kem198
Reviewed 28 August 2017

We went on a sunset cruise on August 25. The crew is really nice and friendly and kept refilling my cup with rum punch. Great music, great company, great sunset! Highly recommend doing the sunset cruise with this company!

1  Thank cherriteardrops
Reviewed 15 August 2017

We didn't know what to expect with the 6 hour boat trip but we had an amazing time. Everything was perfect especially the crew. They were so friendly and helpful during the entire trip. We didn't want for anything and they just wanted to please...More

1  Thank Chris C
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

We went on the glow worm trip on August 12. The down side was that we saw very few glow worms. However the trip itself was great. The boat was nice and clean. The crew was super friendly and helpful. We had an amazing sunset...More

1  Thank Kelly D
Reviewed 12 August 2017

From our initial contact with Dave to schedule our charter to the final sip of rum punch as we docked, this by far was the best boating excursion we have ever had in any of the island adventures we've taken. We did a morning sail...More

1  Thank Fred K
Reviewed 9 August 2017

This was our first trip with Capt. Matt and his crew, Odessa, Willie, and Jr. What a great experience! The sailboat is very relaxing and the crew was awesome! Very attentive and friendly. Rum punch was tasty and the scenery was beautiful. Heading out to...More

1  Thank Ragincajun2000
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

We have sailed on the beautiful Atabeyra once before, and was certainly not disappointed again this time! Took friends on a private charter to experience the pleasure of sailing in such fabulous waters, and then stop off in Pine Cay for some swimming and snorkeling....More

1  Thank TravelWeLuv
Reviewed 25 July 2017

I am so glad that my mom and I went with Sun Charters. The crew (Matt, Junior, and Willy) were so nice and fun. We did the public once-a-week cruise, but everyone else who was supposed to come, canceled last minute! My mom and I...More

2  Thank Sierra W
Reviewed 24 July 2017

A must do! My husband and I took the group sail and snorkel on the Atabeyra. There were only 11 guests on board that day so there was plenty of room to relax and move about. Captain Matt and his crew were warm and welcoming....More

1  Thank Kathleen O
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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.
Terri C
7 March 2017|
Response from Kalik_Kalik | Property representative |
5/13 and 5/14 for us. Check out website for details and to reserve space.
19 May 2015|
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Response from Kalik_Kalik | Property representative |
How many folks??