Winter in the Caribbean
Meet us at our dock at the Catamaran Hotel and Marina in Antigua, the island of 365 beaches.
Set sail on the most stable vessel in the fleet. Enjoy the sun and the warm temperatures and consistent trade winds that will allow us to sail almost every day. The Tree of Life makes a great platform to explore the many coves and inlets around Antigua. Grab snorkel gear and swim with beautiful tropical fish. Jump on the newest sensation, the paddle board, and explore along the beach. If you want to scuba dive, the Tree of Life has partnered with a local diving company and can arrange to sail to the perfect diving site.
However, aboard the Tree of Life you should not feel obliged to do any of those activities if what you need and want is to just relax. Sit on one of the two three-person chaise lounges on deck and read or just rest. Swing from the hammock as the vessel gently sails along. The beauty of windjammer cruising is that there is no schedule, no right way to do it, we just go with the flow. Literally we go with the flow of the wind and the weather, and what our guests need in order to have a great experience.
Antigua and Barbuda
Tree of Life is docked at the Catamaran Club Hotel and Marina. Conveniently located just five minutes from town in Falmouth Harbor the “Cat Club” offers free Wi-Fi, a beautiful swimming pool, and a restaurant on site. www.catamaranmarina.com. From the “Cat Club” there are endless choices of sailing destinations. Antigua is the island of 365 beaches, and there are almost as many safe anchorages. The island of Barbuda offers some of the most magnificent beaches in the world. Everywhere we go there are opportunities to swim and snorkel and be seduced by the beautiful tropical fish. Many anchorages offer excellent restaurants for dining ashore. www.antigua-barbuda.org/index.htm
While in Antigua, enjoy the secluded pleasure of Half Moon Bay, Falmouth Harbor, Jolly Harbor, Runaway Bay and Parham Harbour. World famous St. John offers delights for a night of fun and excitement. Right around the corner are Nevis and Montserrat. Just an overnight sail away is the French island of Guadalupe. A bit further south is the beautiful island of Dominica boasting an amazing rain forest. It is famous for its eco-tourism offerings.
For those who wish to head north, there is St. Maarten and St. Bartholomew as well as the Virgin Islands.
Any cruising outside of Antigua and Barbuda, including anywhere further away than a day sail, must be discussed and confirmed in advance.
- Montserrat, 30 miles (typically a 4-6 hour sail)
- Guadalupe, 45 miles (typically a 6-8 hour sail)
- St. Kitts and Nevis, 65 miles (typically a 10-14 hour sail)
- Dominica, 120 miles (typically a 20-24 hour sail)