Sail in the beautiful waters around Providenciales aboard a Drascombe Longboat. Enjoy the experience of a private ‘hands-on’ adventure exploring the stunning coastline and famous Turks and Caicos beaches. The Longboat is a traditional sailing dinghy built in the UK and designed for scout training and coastal expeditions. She is a seaworthy and versatile craft with a shallow draft, twin masts and a back-up engine. The long light hull of the Longboat ensures exhilarating sailing in all conditions.
The Longboat is roomy and stable enough for a number of people to potter about in without feeling crowded. Guests are encouraged, if they wish, to helm and trim the sails. Basic sailing instruction is provided and all safety gear is provided. If you’re staying in south-west Provo or the Turks and Caicos weather dictates, the Longboat is easily launched in Chalk Sound and other convenient locations along the south coast.
Either sail up the Caicos Cays that extend north-east from Providenciales, venture along the coast of Blue Hills, or explore the south coast’s many bays. Choose either a 1/2 or full-day and take the opportunity to explore some of the Turks and Caicos beaches.
Enjoy the sheltered waters of the Chalk Sound in south-west Providenciales. Sail through the turquoise waters and around the numerous rocky islets found in this picturesque National Park. After your sailing trip, stay for lunch at one of the nearby waterfront restaurants.
Custom sailing trips are also available from a variety of locations and private villas around Provo. This includes Chalk Sound, Silly Creek, Sapodilla Bay, and the Turtle Tail area. You can rotate short trips among the family if preferred. Basic sailing instruction is provided.
|SAILING TRIP||TIME FRAME||1-2 PERSONS||3-4 PERSONS|
|CHALK SOUND or COASTAL CRUISE||3-HRS||$400||$475|
Custom Sailing: $150 per hour, minimum 3-hrs. All rates subject to 12% government tax
Customize a multi-day sailing expedition around the Caicos Islands. Single or multi-night options are available and you have the choice of camping on the beach or ‘inn-to-inn’ style travel. Please contact Amphibious Adventure Travel for more information.
SAMPLE EXPEDITION: Provo to North Caicos
- 3-DAYS, 2 NIGHTS
- GUIDED HANDS-ON SAILING & ISLAND BEACH EXPERIENCE
- CAMPING UNDER THE STARS
- FULL-MEAL PLAN
- $2800 (1-2), $3500 (3-4)[/span6][span6]
Sail on a 22ft Drascombe Longboat from Provo along the chain of cays towards North Caicos. Help helm the vessel through the turquoise waters and past white sandy beaches as you circumnavigate East Bay Cay Nature Reserve and sail up the length of historic Bottle Creek. Your captain and guide will teach you about the geography, history and wildlife of the Turks and Caicos Islands and introduce you to the friendly and relaxed residents you meet along the journey. Spend two nights camping under the stars and enjoy the peace, solitude and adventure of the Caicos Islands.
ADDITIONAL EXPEDITION OPTIONS
- Expand adventure package to include accommodation and activities on Provo and other islands in the Turks and Caicos.
- Swap the camping experience for a comfy guest house or hotel on the beach on North or Middle Caicos.
- Extend your adventure by spending additional nights beach camping or at local hotel, exploring Middle Caicos or sailing back to Provo via the Caicos Banks where you can explore a wild-life rich wetland reserve.
PRIOR TO DEPARTURE
You will be sent a provisioning request form and recommended packing list prior to your arrival in the Turks and Caicos Islands. Once you are here in the TCI, your Amphibious Adventure Travel guide will meet with you to review the 3-day itinerary, plot your course on a chart and discuss practical details about life in the wilderness.