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Sunset cruise...amazing crew!

We took the sunset cruise on February 23 and it was amazing. It had been quite windy the whole time... read more

Reviewed 8 March 2018
movingritealong
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Wpg., MB, Canada
Wonderful Day

I would highly recommend booking a day of sailing with Sun Charters! We had a incredible experience... read more

Reviewed 7 March 2018
darboo
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Toronto, Ontario
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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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“sunset cruise” (81 reviews)
“glow worms” (40 reviews)
“happy juice” (22 reviews)
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Reviewed 8 March 2018

We took the sunset cruise on February 23 and it was amazing. It had been quite windy the whole time we were there and this day was no exception, but the crew made the best of it. Matt was very personable on the phone and...More

1  Thank movingritealong
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Reviewed 7 March 2018 via mobile

I would highly recommend booking a day of sailing with Sun Charters! We had a incredible experience and the crew was amazing!

1  Thank darboo
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

Just returned from T&C and we had a fantastic time sailing, snorkeling and enjoying a gorgeous sunset cruise. Matt tried to take us out to see some whales a little farther out, but we took too long swimming with the fish and sharks! Crew were...More

1  Thank VTTish
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Reviewed 20 February 2018 via mobile

We did the 5 hour sailing and snorkeling trip with Matt, Junior and Willie. We went to Pine Cay and snorkeled off the reef in a slightly less windy spot. Saw a bunch of different kinds of coral and fish. Went to Fort George and...More

3  Thank TimPA1004
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Reviewed 15 February 2018

Great half day private trip on Atabeyra with our captain Matt and crew Junior and Willy (she made a terrific rum punch!) They were all wonderful, professional, knowledgeable and friendly. Although it was too windy to snorkel the day we went we still had a...More

3  Thank PeachyBloss
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Reviewed 14 February 2018

We had the privilege of experiencing a 4 hour trip on the gorgeous Atabeyra. If you are looking for a vacation highlight, this is IT! The crew are top notch and experienced professionals that you can trust to take you safely on a sailing trip...More

2  Thank KathyRae53
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Reviewed 26 January 2018

Excellent! 110% recommend. The crew were amazing and the owner incredibly responsive. We'll most definitely book them again when we are back!

1  Thank nikkagirl
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Reviewed 12 January 2018

First Class service and experience. The crew made sure we were comfortable, and entertained. Great trip, music, and service. Thanks!

1  Thank Tarheeleon
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Reviewed 10 January 2018

Had a great trip with the Atyebara crew with Sun Charters to see the glow worms. Since our last trip they have added bean bag chairs to the seating area that were a great way to enjoy our trip. Junior and his team were fun...More

3  Thank Mark N
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Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

Went out with Matt, Willie, Junior - and to our pleasant surprise, it was just my boyfriend and I on the trip. Speaks volumes that they took us out when we were the only ones that showed up. We were looking for a relaxing cruise...More

2  Thank xinoe
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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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