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Address: Providenciales
Phone Number: +1 649-231-0624

The S/V ATABEYRA is a 69', traditionally rigged trading schooner that...

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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I was traveling solo and just reached T&C on the same day, Jan 1, 2015. I am so happy that I took this tour and was lucky to get on the last one for the sunset. I got to see a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Parul K
Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was traveling solo and just reached T&C on the same day, Jan 1, 2015. I am so happy that I took this tour and was lucky to get on the last one for the sunset. I got to see a beautiful sunset, my first one for the year 2015. I made great friends along the way and the staff... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We did the sunset cruise this past Friday and couldn't have been happier with the outing! The sailboat was very clean and well-stocked with water, soda, beer and rum punch. The captain, his son, and the crew were all very friendly and made for a great sail. About halfway through, they brought out chips and salsa for the group to... More 

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Plymouth, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We sailed the S\V Atabeyra on the Friday night two hour sunset sail from 5pm to 7pm. It was called the public cruise. The ship was clean and the staff very friendly. We left late from the dock about 5:17pm and went out into the harbor. Standard rum punch was served along with beer, water and soft drinks. The snack... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

As long term residents of Provo we have tried every charter company here. Many times. We ALWAYS end up coming back to Dave and his good ship! Always a great day out, very professional and always a good chilled out vibe. Today, on our way to the sublime Fort George Cay, we passed two boats from another charter company) who... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Everything was nice and clean. Snorkeling equipment in great shape. If you are specifically wanting to sail, make sure you clarify that before you book it.

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Louisville, Kentucky
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

I am not one who enjoys the water, but the crew of this vessel made me feel like I was born to be on the seas. They were wonderful hosts for our seven (7) hour excursion. Our time at sea included simply cruising, lunch on an island beachfront, and snorkeling. (I passed on the snorkeling) With that said, you could... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

We were lucky enough to catch the last cruise before Captain Dave and his wife set off on vacation and it was a treat. The people aboard were lively and entertaining. It was a relaxing experience with music playing in background while the boat cut smoothly through the beautiful turquoise waters and the sun set on the horizon. I would... More 

Thank Kyle H
Toledo, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Oh my goodness where do I begin?! First of all the sight of the boat pulling up is incredible in itself. Then you hop on the boat and are greeted like family! We lucked out and had multiple "local" families crusing along side us as well. Each crew member and guest were smiling and engaged in happy conversation the entire... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

This was one of the best day of my life! We all had an amazing time and the crew was phenomenal! The lunch and rum punch were delicious. Wily Junior and Dave were so friendly and made our day so wonderful!

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Kronberg im Taunus, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

I was on the Atabeyra for a Snorkel Trip and it was an unforgettable experience. The captain David is a gregarious storyteller, whose glib jokes contribute to the guests' inevitably good mood. David seems very authentic in his role as the captain. He has not only grown up in the Carribeans but also built the Atabeyra himself, as he told... More 

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