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Description: 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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We booked our trip via email which was excellent . The trip left from the VIP dock at the leeward dock. There were a large number of people waiting and I was somewhat apprehensive... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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Dubai
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

We booked our trip via email which was excellent . The trip left from the VIP dock at the leeward dock. There were a large number of people waiting and I was somewhat apprehensive that it would be cramped and awful! Nothing could be further from reality. Yes there were lots of people but the vessel was easily big enough... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We used Sun Charters and the Atabeyra for a sunset cruise prior to our wedding weekend. David was very helpful and responsive leading up to the event. We had about 65 people for the trip and everyone had an amazing time. There was plenty of room on the boat for everyone to walk around and enjoy the amazing sunset. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We had a day trip for a large multi-family group embarking at Leeward and taking in several of the Cays North East of Provo. The captain and crew were welcoming and helpful. Ditching our shoes in the basket provided set the tone for the day - relaxing and fun. The boat was shaded with a large canopy as we set... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

This was the best best day we all had during our 8 days in Turks and Caicos. The staff could not have been more friendly and inviting. From Captain Canada to the brother and sister duo ....I don't know if you could create a more dynamic crew. They let us dictate most of the excursion and offered different options for... More 

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Coastal South Carolina, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

I was invited by a group of local ladies to celebrate a birthday trip aboard Atabeyra! On Sunday, we boarded at Blue Haven Marina, and sailed out towards the open water. The boat was clean, plenty of shade and the music was surprisingly awesome. The captain played Classic Rock!! I like Reggae, but I love classic rock more! All in... More 

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Portland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Our day with Tibby & Junior aboard the Atabeyra was the highlight of our girl's trip to Turks & Caicos! The snorkeling was great and the amazing, pristine beach we swam at was the most beautiful beach I've ever seen. The best money I have ever spent in any vacation!

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Fort Myers, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

All I can say is AMAZING!!!! David was very accommodating in regards to scheduling and getting us some special requests. Tibby, Junior and his sister (I forgot her name) were absolutely great. We were a group of 8 ladies, and this was just the perfect private cruise for us. We were taken snorkeling to two different places, which were both... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Sunset cruise on the Atabeyra was an absolutely wonderful way to spend one of our days on Turks and Caicos!!! We snorkeled a beautiful reef, spent time on a virtually private beach, snorkeled an old sunken ship, and sailed with the wind as the sun set. The crew was energetic and laid-back and provided us with cold beer and rum-punch... More 

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Turks & Caicos
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

A very unique way to sail away from Provo, fine service on board, really good crew. Junior welcomed us along with Captain TB, Sail on the crystal clear water, snorkel on the reef, a really good briefing from the captain, the crew was very helpful and knowledgeable. The scenery is amazing, we stopped on a desert cay, and walked miles... More 

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Richmond, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We did the half day sail on the Atabeyra. We have been before, and this trip was as great as past ones. We snorkeled at a great spot, and spent time at a beautiful beach. The whole crew are great, but a special shoutout to Junior who remembered us from previous trips. If you are in Provo, don't miss thus!

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