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Great excursion, the crew and views are amazing! A must do for Turks and Caicos

This is a fantastic trip, we have done it multiple times. Both the snorkeling trip and the sunset... read more

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Michelle H
Best Charter in Turks and Caicos

We took this charter when we were in Turks and Caicos early May. This was an amazing experience... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
lmgallagher2018
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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 today

This is a fantastic trip, we have done it multiple times. Both the snorkeling trip and the sunset cruise are amazing. This is on our to do list each time we visit Turks. The snorkeling excursion takes you to remote islands that you would not...More

Thank Michelle H
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We took this charter when we were in Turks and Caicos early May. This was an amazing experience and we could not have been happier. We snorkled we went to beaches that we were the the only ones on with incredible water. We saw JoJo...More

1  Thank lmgallagher2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is my second time sailing with Sun Charters in less than a year. It was truly amazing... the crew, the boat, JoJo, the beaches, endless rum punch, the weather...It couldn't have been more perfect - I even got to swim with JoJo. I have...More

2  Thank Robin M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I signed up for the 4 hour snorkeling cruise, and they take you to another island as well. They provided delicious rum punch, sodas, water, and chips & salsa! It was a lot of fun. We saw a dolphin and tons of...More

2  Thank Hannah C
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Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

This was the first thing we did when we got to Turks and Caicos. David took us around to different parts of the island. We went snorkling, had lunch on a secluded beach and just cruised around on the water. The crew was amazing and...More

2  Thank kristen73marie
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Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

Took a fantastic sunset cruise on the Atabeyra last night. Captain, Junior and Willie made it a memorable night and the sunset on Grace Bay was spectacular! Couldn’t have asked for better. Thanks!

2  Thank Linda H
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

Our family of 4 did the Thursday public sail and had a wonderful time. Beautiful boat, great crew. We sailed to the south side of of Provo, snorkeled around the shipwreck and then hung out on the Leeward Point beach. Unfortunately the snorkeling on the...More

2  Thank Tsukiji
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Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

This boat is the nicest boat around. The captain and crew are really killin it over here with their snorkeling adventures and rum punch.

2  Thank Alaleh S
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Reviewed 11 March 2018

The six of us - four in their 20's - had a really fun, yet chill time on the Thursday public trip. Matt, Willie and Jr make up the perfect crew. Good snorkeling, beautiful beach, awesome waters to sail in. It is true, you need...More

2  Thank julieags
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Reviewed 10 March 2018

We had a great time on the Atabeyra ... not your typical island booze-cruise! set sail on a refurbished former-rum-running schooner with a fantastic crew and dream your day away. Highly recommended.

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kkbeaches
3 May 2018|
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Response from Kalik_Kalik | Property representative |
Public or Private? Public is generally on Thursdays. Check out website for detailed info.
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Travellady1944
10 April 2018|
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Response from Kalik_Kalik | Property representative |
In general check out the website on our TA home page for Private and Public Charter options. We are primarily a Private Charter Sailing yacht. Public Charter this week: 4/12 Sail & Snorkel...10 to 2:30 pm. 4/14 Happy... More
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looney80
15 January 2018|
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Response from Kalik_Kalik | Property representative |
When are you here? Drop us a line via suntours@tciway.tc. .
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