Sunsail Archives - Ed Hamilton

Mediterranean Bareboat Specials: All of Sunsail’s Med bases: May 1 – June 30, September 1 – October 31: 10% off all charters. 10% off charters booked at least 6 months in advance. Excludes Easter. Caribbean Bareboat Specials: Many companies are offering free days this year, and they’re starting a bit earlier than usual. Most free day specials in the past few years have ...

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Whether you’re bareboating the Caribbean for the first time, or you’re an experienced Caribbean sailor looking to explore somewhere new, a great way to get your feet wet is to sail in a flotilla. When it comes to flotillas, there are few operators who do a better job than the company who pioneered the concept – Sunsail. Sunsail is a well known and ...

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We introduced Dream Yacht Charters nearly a year ago as a new addition to the bareboat charter companies in The Caribbean. At the time, Dream Yacht, a company that started in the Seychelles and quickly grew to several Mediterranean locations, only operated bases in Martinique and Guadeloupe. In November, Dream Yacht opened operations in the British Virgin Islands. They have taken over the ...

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We don’t make a habit of quoting charterer’s comments in our blog, but this one really summarizes the service we offer! Here’s what our client said: “Learned about this company about 5 years ago and remembered them because they send very useful bareboat literature package. I didn’t use services of this company until this year – booking directly seemed to be simpler. However ...

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From Dalyan, we sailed southeast down the coast, to The Bay of Fethiye, arriving in time for lunch. We motored through a relatively narrow entrance between two islands, into the beautiful sheltered cruising ground known as Skopea Limani. This lovely area is strewn with pretty bays and places to explore. Most yachts drop an anchor and tie a stern line to a tree ...

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While Emily is attending the Crewed Yacht Charter Show in the British Virgin Islands next week, Barbara and I (Ed) will be viewing crewed yachts at The 7th International Yachting Symposium, in The Greek Islands. The show is on the island of Poros, in The Saronic Gulf Islands. To get there, we flew to Athens, where we were met by a driver who ...

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The latest Charter Connection Newsletter asked readers to vote if they felt Air Conditioning was a necessity when choosing a Bareboat. The advantages of A/C are obvious, but the article pointed out some of the disadvantages which might not be so evident, particularly as most Bareboat Charter Companies charge for A/C in some form or another. The results are also interesting. Currently only ...

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Sunsail has started announcing their Reef Weeks for next winter much earlier than usual. Reef Weeks are a discount unique to Sunsail in which bareboat charters for specific weeks are discounted by 15% to 25%, sometimes even in high season. Single Reef Weeks are 15% off, and Double Reef Weeks are 25% off. With Reef Weeks, all of Sunsail’s Caribbean yacht charters are ...

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Speaking of summer destinations, Sunsail announced quite an incredible special offer for Tahiti today: Charters that are booked by March 31, 2008 and sail by July 31, 2008 are 30% off. Returning Sunsailors save 5% on top of this offer. What makes this such a notable offer, aside from simply the rather large discount itself, is that July is the high season for ...

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If my previous post on the Caribbean sailing seasons didn’t sufficiently allay your fears of tropical storm systems interrupting your sailing vacation; or if you can only get away from August to October when the statistical risk of storms in the Eastern Caribbean is higher, then you may want to consider sailing the Grenadines. The Grenadines is a magical cruising destination, and when ...

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