An adventurous Caribbean dream.
Longsail Bonaire - Jamaica
An adventurous Caribbean dream.
Costs all-in: breakfast, lunch and dinner, coffee/tea and soft drinks, insurances, harbor fees, water, fuel, cleaning etc. and full-face snorkeling masks.
Not included: own expenses (drinks and dinners in bars/restaurant, social networking, souvenirs, island trips etc.), flight to and from Bonaire, bus/taxi from airport to the marina (and vice versa).
Ports of stay: Bonaire: Harbour Village marina. Jamaica: The Royal Jamaica Yacht Club or Morgan's Harbour Club in Port Royal, Kingston.
7 nights in port.
A minimum of 3 and maximum of 6 participants.
Day 1: Arrival
Saturday 30 March, arrival Bonaire, familiarization with the yacht, safety rules, weather, route a nice swim and a good sleep (overnight stay in port).
Sunday 31 March, checkout customs and migration, sail training offshore e.g. sails changes, sail trim, helm, navigation, routing, watch keeping, cooking, cleaning, in the afternoon course to Little Curacao (overnight at anchor, sleeping on board, getting used the rhythm of the yacht and the seas).
Monday 1 April, early departure, sailing South of Curacao, after rounding the island we set course on Jamaica (day # 1 at sea).
Tuesday 2 April, cruising the Caribbean Sea (day # 2 at sea).
Wednesday 3 April, cruising the Caribbean Sea (day # 3 at sea).
Thursday 4 April, arrival Kingston, Jamaica, immigration and custom clearance, first visit of the island (overnight stay in port).
Friday 5 April, lay-day, visiting the island attractions (overnight stay in port).
Saturday 6 April, lay-day, visiting the island attractions (overnight stay in port).
Sunday 7 April, lay-day, visiting the island attractions (overnight stay in port).
Monday 8 April, early departure, sailing an easterly course south of Jamaica, direction Haiti and Dominican Republique in light northerly (coastal) to easterly winds (day # 1 at sea).
Tuesday 9 April, crossing in easterly direction to Haiti and Dominican Republique and sailing south of the coast in light northerly (coastal) to easterly winds (day #2 at sea).
Wednesday 10 April, crossing comfortably south-south-east the Caribbean Sea towards Bonaire in moderate north-easterly to easterly winds (day # 3 at sea).
Thursday 11 April, crossing comfortably south-south-east the Caribbean Sea towards Bonaire in moderate north-easterly to easterly winds (day # 4 at sea).
Friday 12 April, arrival Bonaire, customs, and immigration clearance, snorkeling, swimming (overnight stay in port).
Saturday 13 April, lay-day Bonaire, snorkeling, surfing (overnight stay in port).
Sunday 14 April, departure.
Bonaire, an island municipality of the Netherlands, lies off Venezuela’s coast in the southern Caribbean. Its reef-lined coast is protected by Bonaire National Marine Park. Beyond its rich marine life, the island shelters lizards, donkeys and birds within its immense Washington Slagbaai National Park, marked by beaches, lagoons, caverns and desert-like hills.
Curaçao, a Dutch Caribbean island, is known for its beaches tucked into coves and its expansive coral reefs rich with marine life. The capital, Willemstad, has pastel-colored colonial architecture, floating Queen Emma Bridge and the sand-floored, 17th-century Mikvé Israel-Emanuel Synagogue. It’s also a gateway to western beaches like Blue Bay, a popular diving site.
Bonaire Travel Guide Jamaica Travel Guide Weather Map
Climates (by MeteoBlue)
This is our favorite tour. You arrive on 1 April in beautiful Bonaire, followed by 2 days offshore training, and snorkeling. Then we set course for 600 NM sailing through the Caribbean Seas to Kingston in Jamaica. The Trade Wind in March and April normally blows from the East. In the southern part for 80% and the northern part for 65%. The remaining percentage is mostly a north-eastern component. The (warm) wind varies in strength between 15 and 22 knots. On our way to Jamaica we expect beam reach to running winds and following seas.
Kingston is the capital and largest city of Jamaica, located on the southeastern coast of the island. It faces a natural harbor protected by the Palisadoes, a long sand split which connects the town of Port Royal to the rest of the island. We stay for 4 nights at The Royal Jamaica Yacht Club or Morgan’s Harbour Club in Port Royal. This is enough time to enjoy a kaleidoscope of breathtaking landscapes and the warm, welcoming people, that makes Jamaica the most precious jewel in the Caribbean. The busy cosmopolitan Kingston is one of a kind; a combination of exotic jungle, thriving business districts and a nightlife uniquely Jamaican.
No place on earth provide the range of natural attractions and the cultural diversity that can be found here: experience the most astonishing beaches and the rainforests with its tropical animals. Hike the Blue Mountains. Taste the local food while watching the sunset over the Caribbean Sea and listening to slow reggae rhythms. Jamaica is the Caribbean country that comes with its own soundtrack. Groove to its singular rhythm as you explore the white rushing cascades of the Reach Falls. The 55m-deep ‘Blue Hole’ that opens to the sea through a narrow funnel but is fed by freshwater springs that come in at a depth of 40m. As a result, the water changes color through every shade of jade and emerald during the day. And don’t forget to visit the Bob Marley Museum and the Seville Great House. This fascinating plantation consists of the main house and the former African slave houses. The setting is in a historical park overlooking the sea, that marks the site of the first Spanish capital on the island – Sevilla la Nueva – and one of the first Spanish settlements in the New World.
On our way back, we sail first for 150 NM eastwards, upwind, in relative light easterlies and north easterlies (between 7 and 15 knots). This will give us a better position to cross the Caribbean in moderate easterly trade winds, beam reach.
Upon arrival you can enjoy the island Bonaire for another 2 days. Relax, surf, dive, snorkel with our full-face masks, wine and dine, before catching your flight back home.