Island Windjammers

And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by….
Sea Fever by John Masefield

For those of you that have followed us for a while, you know that not only do we love beautiful tropical beaches, island vacations and rum, we have also grown to love sailing…so, when we got an invitation to participate in a week long sail on the Tall Ship Diamant through Island Windjammers, we jumped on it! The Diamant sails from Grenada through the Grenadine Islands on a 6 day sail for most of the year, but also offers several longer cruises.

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The Diamant has 6 cabins for 12 guests and a crew of 6. Meals and most beverages are included – and believe me, you are well fed! During our 6 day sail, we covered 144 miles and saw 9 different islands – some of them completely uninhabited. The sailing was incredible, the food was amazing and the sights were…well, indescribable.

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Tobago Cays, The Grenadines

We boarded not knowing any of our fellow passengers or crew, but left with lots of new friends!

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Our shipmates and new friends enjoying some Rum Punch on Happy Island

We took, oh, about 2,000 pictures during our sail and so we thought we’d give you the highlights of our trip through pictures. As they say, take only photographs and leave only footprints!

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Our berth for the week, Cabin #2. Diamant Deck Configuration: Roll your mouse over the diagram to see pictures of cabins.

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A beautiful beach on Carriacou

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Carriacou Sunset

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Princess Margaret Beach – Bequia

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Enjoying  Lobster Pizza at Mac’s in Bequia

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Conch Fritters for Happy Hour

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A great cheese plate (complete with jalapeño mice) for the wine and cheese party.

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Had a great time gettin’ happy at Happy Island.

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Kite surfers giving us a show at Happy Island

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Enjoying the cultural walk, er – bar crawl on Mayreau

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Shopping, island style, on Mayreau

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We were treated to a rainbow over Sweezle Time – the name of the new dinghy

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Enjoyed a picnic and an afternoon in the sun in Tobago Cays

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Snorkeling with the turtles in Tobago Cays – awesome experience!

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Captain Nervo demonstrating the proper rope swing dismount. Apparently he’d done this a few times before…

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Every evening during Happy Hour, Brandon served up the infamous Diamant Rum Swizzles (or Sweezles as Capt. Nervo calls them). I asked for Brandon’s recipe and he said, oh, just a bit of this juice and that juice and some rum. Hmmm…code for TOP SECRET RECIPE??  Anyway – they’re delicious!

One last day of sun, sand and snorkeling on beautiful Sandy Island. We look pretty stressed, huh?

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One last sunny sail back to the island of Grenada. Great adventure, great time.
Thank you Island Windjammers!

To find out more about Island Windjammers, check out their website:
http://www.islandwindjammers.com/default.aspx
Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/IslandWindjammers
Email them at:
[email protected]
Or call:
877.772.4549

To see more posts on The Grenadines and other islands, check out our Island Blog Directory

 

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Comments

  1. Wow! What an awesome trip and such beautiful pictures! I especially love the one of the sea turtle, I have a soft spot for turtles.

  2. Incredibly beautiful pictures! Wow. Allan and I are going to book this for our next winter vacation. Looks fabulous and I cannot wait to go experience it myself. Did you spend any time before or after on Grenada? I’m thinking we will, perhaps just a couple extra days.

    Thanks so much for sharing!!

  3. Ah…..the Diamant. Those photos look very familiar. Looks like you had a great time. I totally agree, you start off not knowing anyone, but by the time you leave you’re all best of friends. The crew is top notch and the scenery is…….well, I’ll just let the photo speak for themselves.

    cheers!