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Sun Charters

Providenciales
649-231-0624
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Owner description: The S/V ATABEYRA is a 69', traditionally rigged trading schooner that retired from cargo service 16 years ago. The vessel traded for years between... more » Owner description: The S/V ATABEYRA is a 69', traditionally rigged trading schooner that retired from cargo service 16 years ago. The vessel traded for years between Hispaniola and the Turks & Caicos Islands carrying such commodities as rum , beer, produce, plants and building materials. 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. « less
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Floyds Knobs, Indiana
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Wonderful time w/Captain Tibby and ! We reserved our space for what was to be a 1/2 day sail w/others. When no one showed but us, Tibby and Junior honored their commitment and my husband and I had the entire sailboat to ourselves. First out to snorkel in the open water over the reef, then to uninhabited Half Moon Bay... More

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Bergenfield, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We were lucky enough to find this "best kept secret" in Provo. We called and made a reservation for the half day snorkel sail on the Atabeyra and it was truly the best decision we could have made. Not only did they just take our names over the phone, but you don't have to give a deposit or a credit... More

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Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

11 of us on the boat (5 kids) had an absolutely amazing day. the boat and crew were fantastic. Water Quay was magical. We cruised by the smaller boats (with the slides on the roof) of other charter operators, and were so happy we had a large boat, with room for everyone to stretch. walking onto a yacht itself was... More

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Winthrop, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We joined the good ship Atabeyra for the half day sail and snorkel trip. The mood on the boat was stress free. We headed straight for the reef and snorkeled over and under some fabulous corral formations. Then to the isolated beach on an island that had a rare freshwater source that Columbus and U boats in WWII had used.... More

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Potomac, Maryland, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

This was the perfect trip for all ages. My wife and I took our 5 year old son and my 70 year old parents out on the Atabeyra and everyone was thrilled. We sailed down grace bay and back enjoying a unique view and gorgeous sunset, Then we pulled into the passage way to view the Glowworms lighting up the... More

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Wake Forest, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

My family of four booked a half-day sail and snorkel trip on the Atabeyra with Sun Charters and had a great time snorkeling, sailing up and down the Caicos Cays, and hanging out on an isolated beach. Sun Charters appears to do mostly private charters, but this was one of their public trips. The outing wasn't crowded, and we got... More

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Madison, NJ
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014 via mobile

Thanks to Capt. Dave, junior and Eric for a fun, low-key relaxing sail at sunset at a great price!! The crew is super friendly and relaxed. 2 glorious hours taking in the sunset and happy juice with some snacks. There were a few families and couples and everyone was nice. I would definitely sail again!!!!

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Newport Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

If you want your own personalized sailing, snorkeling and beach combing adventure Sun Charters does a five star job. We were a group of 13, ranging in age's from 16 to 60, swimmers and non swimmer's, land lubber's and boater's and all had a great time. Captain Tibby, Junior and Eric could not have been more accommodating and attending to... More

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Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

A perfect evening, very enjoyable. The sunset cruise set out at 6pm in what seemed to be rough weather, but the exceptional crew made it very easy. We went along Grace Bay, nice scenery, couple of dolphins came alongside. Great hosts graciously offered rum punch, and came by many times to offer drinks and snacks. This was the 2nd sunset... More

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Flower Mound, Texas
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Sun Charters and Capt. David are the absolute best!! This is the 2nd time I have used them. :ast year, it was our family on a sunset cruise. there were 10 of us and ONLY us. It was great!! This year it was a 1/2 day trip snorkeling cruising around with lunch included. Again, our group ONLY. It was amazing,... More

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