The Kalimba Caribbean Sailing Tour
Holidays Aboard Kalimba
Kalimba Caribbean Tours' luxury sailing yacht 'Kalimba' has sailed across the Atlantic and cruised the Caribbean from Trinidad to The British Virgin Islands. Since May 2013 she has been based in Bequia from where we now operate our luxury yacht charter holidays.
Bequia is a true gem amidst the turquoise waters of the Caribbean.
Beneteau Oceanis 45 Luxury Yacht Charter
Kalimba is the perfect choice for people who love to sail or want to take life a little slower getting from island to island. During your vacation you will live and sleep on board a yacht. (Unlike our powerboat tour where you stay in local guest houses on each island).
To see the typical cost of our sailing holidays please visit our pricing page.
The per day price gives you full and exclusive use of the yacht. The price includes to experienced skipper who will look after all the sailing. The yacht is self catering, so food is at your cost; Kalimba has a fully equipped galley and there are shops on some of the islands to stock up. Alternatively there are plenty of restaurants and bars ashore at most anchorages for eating out.
What to Consider?
As far as possible the sailing tour visits the same places as the powerboat tour, although compromises are needed to be taken to account for the slower speeds.
The type of boat you decide to choose for your holiday will depend entirely on your requirements, so it really is a matter of personal preference. If you prefer to take life a little slower, our sailing boat Kalimba will better suit your needs. For those who enjoy speed our powerboat vacation might be better.
Before chartering a yacht you should understand the size and facilities. Most companies will have photos and layouts of the boats available. You should also check the equipment and amenities available; including basic safety, galley equipment, entertainment, linen, etc. Discussion with the yacht owner before booking will help you to understand what you will need to bring.
Which Route Do We Follow?
Your skipper will discuss and agree an exact sailing itinerary with you, tailoring it to your personal preferences. Each night Kalimba will anchor in a protected bay or pick up a mooring (other than in Grenada there are no marinas to stop in) but where you visit on your trip is entirely up to you!
Kalimba will visit the Islands of the Grenadines. Distances between the islands are short and sailing times each day are unlikely to be more than 2 or 3 hours. We don’t suggest sailing everyday, all day, as your holiday may become more about the travel than the destination. Unless you love sailing, of course, and that’s all you want to do, in which case we will plan your itinerary with longer passages!
If you wish to charter Kalimba for a longer or shorter duration, or wish to spend time in a particular place then we can easily build a tour to suit you. This is the beauty of our holidays: the freedom and flexibility to build the adventure you want, something that you cannot do with all-inclusive cruises and hotels.
You can get involved in sailing Kalimba as much, or as little, as you please. Our skipper will welcome the help and will happily teach you the ropes. Alternatively if you just want to lie back, chill out and sunbathe and leave the sailing to the Captain, that's fine too.
What is the Kalimba Yacht Like?
Kalimba is a Beneteau Oceanis 45, a new design released in 2012 which won first prize for European Cruising Yacht of the Year 2012. Find out more about the Kalimba Caribbean sailing yacht and read details of what's on board here
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