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Sun Charters

#9 of 73 Boat Tours & Water Sports in Providenciales Features Animals
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Best trip on the island!

We have been on many different boat, sailing, catamaran, fishing trips on Providenciales over the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania
Excellent experience

We have done this tour twice now, and only have great things to say. The captain and mates are... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Chris J
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The S/V ATABEYRA is a 69', traditionally rigged trading schooner that retired from cargo service almost 20 years ago. The vessel traded for years between Hispaniola and the Turks & Caicos Islands carrying such commodities as rum , beer, produce, plants, building materials and even a few critters. The ship has been refit as a charter vessel and now stays close to home in the sheltered waters of Grace Bay and the Caicos Cays of Turks and Caicos Islands. The S/V ATABEYRA is the perfect platform for learning hands on operation of traditional sailing craft, for exploring the exquisite undersea world and many islands that surround us or just lounging on her spacious, shaded decks. No vessel in the TCI charter fleet is as large or as versatile. Sun Charters and the ATABEYRA crew offer our guests a unique opportunity to get real sailing experience aboard the last of the tropical trading schooners. Being a gaff-rigged vessel carrying two headsails, there are lots of lines to pull, many sails to tend, and the skipper will even be happy to let you take the helm. Feel the past come alive as we sail through the uninhabited chain of Caicos Cays the same way it was done hundreds of years ago. The Cays were once the lair of the infamous lady pirates Anne Bonny and Mary Reid, and the waters and surrounding islands remain basically untouched since that time. The Crew of the Good Ship Atabeyra are proud that she is overwhelmingly the boat the residents choose when recreating in the Caicos Cays.
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been on many different boat, sailing, catamaran, fishing trips on Providenciales over the last 10 years and we have to say this is our new favorite! We own a vacation rental on island and will now recommend Atabeyra to all of our future...More

Thank newinger10
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We have done this tour twice now, and only have great things to say. The captain and mates are personable, accommodating, and fun to interact with. The ship is beautiful, and the experience can't be replicated. We did snorkeling at a ship wreck, which was...More

Thank Chris J
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Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

We sailed on the Atabeyra the last evening of an awesome vacation in Turks and caicos. It was a perfect last evening on the island. The sunset was breathtaking and witnessing it on the sailboat was spectacular. It was the highlight of the trip for...More

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Reviewed 2 June 2017

This is the trip to book, no question! You can do the the cattle call trips with 30-40 people piled in, if you want a huge party. One group did not show, we went out with 8 and could not have asked for more. Owner...More

1  Thank tstanley4444
Reviewed 31 May 2017

My husband and I had the opportunity of experiencing a wonderful sunset cruise with captain Dave and his crew. It was the most relaxing amazing boat trips ever, Sailing off into the sunset. We had a moment to enjoy the stars, while on the water....More

2  Thank MissickGD
Reviewed 28 May 2017

This is a must do for your trip in Turks & Caicos. You cannot beat the vessel (S/V Atabeyra), crew, or experience. Capt. Dave, Capt. Matt, Junior, and Willie are awesome and thanks for making us feel at home. The trip is top notch, and...More

4  Thank Stephen A
Reviewed 20 May 2017

This is a must do for your trip in Turks & Caicos. You cannot beat the vessel, crew or experience. Snorkel, relax at the best beaches, and really sail. The owner and crew have one objective, to exceed your expectations. We are repeat customers and...More

2  Thank HappyTraveler413
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

Captain Dave and his crew: Junior and Willie were top notch and wonderful! This cruise was worth every cent, and I will remember this sail trip for the rest of my life! Thank you Dave, so grateful for the great service and cruise you took...More

1  Thank Kpsalms1830
Reviewed 11 May 2017

My wife and I did the day trip with our 2 year old daughter. We choose this particular boat trip due to a recommendation from friends who live in Turks & Caicos. The boat is well shaded and very smooth so good for our young...More

2  Thank RS9159AS
Reviewed 5 May 2017

We had a lovely time sailing aboard the Atabeyra. The captain and crew are attentive, skilled, and fun. They keep your cup filled with rum punch, chips and salsa flowing, and make sure everyone is comfortable with mask, fins, and snorkel (provided by the charter)....More

1  Thank Cecilia L
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Terri C
6 March 2017|
Response from Kalik_Kalik | Property representative |
5/13 and 5/14 for us. Check out website for details and to reserve space.
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How many folks??