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Address: Providenciales
Phone Number: 649-231-0624
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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 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.

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Beautiful trip

We booked the lunch trip on Thursday and had an enjoyable trip. The boat was spacious and clean. They provided chips and dip along with beverages which was adequate. The highlight... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Progolfer3777
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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We left from the Marina. It was kinda cool to see the massive ocean yachts as we left. We proceeded east of provo. We cruised at a relatively slow pace. After about 30 minutes of cruising, we stopped at a snorkeling location. I didn't get to explore quite as long as I would have liked. Others stopped snorkeling fairly quickly.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We booked the lunch trip on Thursday and had an enjoyable trip. The boat was spacious and clean. They provided chips and dip along with beverages which was adequate. The highlight of the trip was an breach far away from everyone. The gentle lapping of the surf was very relaxing! Junior the 1st mate was very helpful and Capt. Tim... More 

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Pezinok, Slovakia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First of all I'd like to thank to Erik and his parents for inviting me on their boat. Junior and his little sister for making it super fun. And Cap for bringing us home safe and sound. You get enjoy caribbean breeze and sun on your face while kicking your legs up drinking fresh jungle juice, snorkeling in nearby corral... More 

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Ottawa, Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did the 1/2 day snorkel/sail on the Atabeyra 3 days after we arrived on Provo. There were so many companies to choose from but we like the idea of being on the sailboat. We were not disappointed with our choice as the experience is not only unique but the crew were top notch and provide some of our best... More 

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2 Thank dandjmcgrath
Burlington, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took the half day trip during our stay and were very pleased with the experience! Great boat and crew made for a relaxing day of snorkeling and cruising. We lucked out with weather too which always helps! We have done other snorkeling g trips and this one proved to be a bit more sophisticated. Just depends on what you... More 

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Thank Lauren S
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a fantastic time on the Atabeyra on our first day in Provo! David, Tibi, Willi, Adam and Junior provided just the perfect combination of fun, relaxation, attention and spontaneity to our trip. Though it was not the best day for snorkeling, by the end of our tour I wanted for nothing from our day. We had a gorgeous... More 

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1 Thank AAM20152016
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I joined the Atabeyra crew for the group half-day sail and snorkel trip, and I can't recommend them more strongly! Compared to the tour companies whose motorboats you'll see frequently around Grace Bay, packed full and blasting loud music, this is a much more authentic and personal experience. The boat is spotless and the group can spread... More 

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Sterling, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We did the glow worm cruise with Atabeyra and could not be more satisfied. The yatch is excellent, the crew really takes care of you. The glow worms were also a treat. I highly recommend this company for a relaxed evening cruise and if you happen to be in T&C 3 - 4 days after a full moon, then a... More 

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Leesburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

We have sailed with the owner and crew of Atabeyra twice for the 1/2 day sail and snorkel, once for the sunset cruise and once for the glow worms. It is a pleasure noone should deny themselves. Everything about this sailing experience is exceptional. The crew know exactly where to go to give you a unique experience every time you... More 

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1 Thank Pat D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015 via mobile

We went in the month of November with 20 people to celebrate two birthdays. Two ladies celebrated their birthday in style. We rented the boat for the day from 9 o'clock in the morning till 4 o'clock in the afternoon. They took us snorkeling and beach hopping. I cannot say enough great things about the experience. The crew - Captain... More 

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