Cruise the Caribbean on Kalimba Too Luxury Powerboat
As well as Kalimba, our sailing yacht we also operate Kalimba Too our high speed RIB powerboat. Kalimba Too is perfect for thrill seekers who want to travel between the islands. Our boat will get you around the Grenadines at speed, allowing time to visit more islands, bays, beaches and secluded swimming and snorkeling spots. The powerboat whisks you between islands and, importantly, gets you to the party first!
What's Involved in the Kalimba Too Powerboat Adventure?
If you charter Kalimba Too you will need to sleep ashore. Unless you want to camp out under the stars on the beach we will assist by arranging accommodation in a local guest house or hotel. Various standards are available.
Each guesthouse has been carefully selected, they are locally owned, clean, friendly but may offer only basic facilities (this is not a resort holiday!) It's unlikely that they will make you Pina Coladas or Mojitos, but you can always find a local bar nearby for that or, more likely, enjoy a local rum. Rooms will have clean beds in them, but no spa, electric curtains, mini bar, power shower, in house masseuse, trouser press, butler service or champagne fountain. Although some do have swimming pools!
We know each stop off area well and will always point you in the direction of the best bars, good music and restaurants.
What is the itinerary like?
Like our Grenada sailing yacht, Kalimba Too is based in Bequia. We will suggest or assist with a tailor made itinerary to meet your requirements.
The greater speed of Kalimba Too allows more islands to be visited in a shorter time compared with a typical sailing itinerary. Kalimba Too is at your disposal everyday, we can take you to bays and beaches seldom visited, the shallow draft of Kalimba Too allows us to get into places that no yacht can ever access. Your skipper will discuss and agree the exact itinerary with you.
Kalimba Too has plenty of room to transport your luggage and at each island stop we will arrange transfer of bags to the hotel for you. Some hotels will have beachfront access and Kalimba Too can moor up at the hotel jetty. Close to the hotels you will find local bars and restaurants with plenty of variety.
Who's it for?
This tour is not for the faint hearted. We would not recommend it to those with back problems, whose who are pregnant, those less mobile (unless you're young at heart!) or young children (unfortunately we are unable to take children under 12 on this boat). The boat will carry a maximum of 10 passengers.
What to expect?
The Kalimba Too Caribbean powerboat is fast and you may get wet. Your luggage will stay dry but we ask you not to bring much. Soft bags only and not over 20kg per bag. Strictly no suitcases, no high heels and no glamorous party frocks. This is definitely for those looking for a unique holiday experience.
Most of the tour is in relatively sheltered inshore waters. However there are some exceptions to this. On some passages between islands waves can be big and wind strong, but don't worry, we won't take you if its too bad. We can slow up if the boats getting too airbourne or we may suggest some crossings are made by ferry. Mostly we try to stay on the sheltered side of islands. You can expect most journey times to be no more than half an hour between islands.
At bays and anchorages you can go ashore. We will drop you off if there is a jetty, or use a local boat to take you, or you can swim ashore whichever you prefer. The boat also has a large sunbathing area and swim platform, so you can just stay on board if you want. A selection of snorkels and fins are kept on board.
The itinerary is flexible, it can be adjusted by mutual agreement with the others on board. If you want to stay somewhere longer, or miss somewhere out or would like to go somewhere else we are more than happy to oblige. We would suggest adjusting the itinerary to be take in Union Island for a full moon party or Carriacou for the carnival if its on.
Kalimba Too can also be used for kitesurfing holidays. For more information about day-trips or full kitesurfing safaris with Kalimba please visit our kitesurfing page.
Grenadines Powerboat Day Tours
Kalimba Too is also available for day tours. We run local day tours from Bequia to Mustique or Tobago Cays throughout the season from December to May. Prices start from GB£550 (plus fuel) for the whole boat (up to 10 persons) plus crew. enquiry form.
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