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Address: Providenciales
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The S/V ATABEYRA is a 69', traditionally rigged trading schooner that...

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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Sunset Cruise

We had an amazing Sunset Cruise on Atabyara. We saw turtles and the sunset was beautiful. The staff were so friendly would definitely recommend.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Amanda B
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Midlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had an amazing Sunset Cruise on Atabyara. We saw turtles and the sunset was beautiful. The staff were so friendly would definitely recommend.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Impressive memorable trip enjoyed by the whole family. Highly recommend. Very attentive and caring crew. Julian especially so.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'm hesitant to write this review because it was such a special trip and part of what made it so special was how intimate it was and I want to keep it my own little secret. But Dave and his family and crew are awesome people and deserve the business. My wife and I typically do a boat outing on... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

This was our 3rd time out on the Atabeyra and it never gets old. We come to visit friends here and I never want to leave without going out for a sail. The views are spectacular, the colours of the ocean are honestly indescribable, the owner and his crew are so easy going and you can't not have the happy... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

My group of 6 booked this based on reviews. We showed up and the crew was all smiles. We couldn't have been happier with our first trip. We went out on a fairly windy day and Captain Dave still showed us a great time. We hit some of the beaches we couldn't reach by car. Private areas for the most... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

If you’re lucky enough to be in Providenciales for a full moon, definitely check this out. I went with a friend that’s from the island, so he knew what was worth doing. You get a sunset sail and the glow worm thing is fascinating, not to mention beautiful! The Atabeyra is a gorgeous boat, and Dave and his crew Junior,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

The only possible way other companies ( including island vibes, we've gone with them before and although still had a good time it doesn't come close to comparing the times we've had with sun charters) is that they have more reviews in numbers why? Because they jam pack the boats so you have no personal space. If your looking to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

This trip had been recommended to us by our concierge and lived up to expectations. The captain and crew were very friendly and competent. We had 12 people on the boat for the sail and snorkel tour, and had a wonderful time snorkeling on the outer reef (we were blessed with a beautiful calm day). Very laid-back vibe and great... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

I was traveling solo and just reached T&C on the same day, Jan 1, 2015. I am so happy that I took this tour and was lucky to get on the last one for the sunset. I got to see a beautiful sunset, my first one for the year 2015. I made great friends along the way and the staff... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

We did the sunset cruise this past Friday and couldn't have been happier with the outing! The sailboat was very clean and well-stocked with water, soda, beer and rum punch. The captain, his son, and the crew were all very friendly and made for a great sail. About halfway through, they brought out chips and salsa for the group to... More 

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