Horizon Yacht Charters
Sailing for Fun is a new style of trip offered by Horizon Yacht Charters in Antigua, with the goal of getting newbies aboard 40-foot skippered Bavarias.
Opportunities for swimming, snorkeling, and beach-time are budgeted in to the four-day itineraries. The trips cost $630 per person based on four clients sharing two cabins. Price excludes provisions and fuel. Dining is a mix of onboard cooking and meals ashore.
“We’ve developed this package for people who are already vacationing here and are tempted to try sailing for the first time,” says Jackie Ashford, director of the company’s Antigua base. “This gives them a fun experience with complete flexibility built in. The first anchorage is less than five minutes from the base, and the sunsets are pretty spectacular.”
Learning is informal; captains are certified instructors who teach the curriculum of the American Sailing Association.
“The premise behind the package is to inspire people to get sailing, to do something that perhaps they’ve never done before but were always curious about, and to have fun while learning and absorbing life aboard,” Ashford says.
The charters can start on any day of the week, and must run at least three nights. Guests board the boat at the Horizon Yacht Charters base at Jolly Harbour, on the west coast of the island. For details contact the company at [email protected].