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Address: Providenciales
Phone Number: 649-231-0624
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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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"Outstanding Sail Experience"

One of the highlights of our week in TCI was the half-day excursion on the ATABEYRA, a former rumrunner schooner. The very friendly and competent crew motored us out to a reef for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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Long Island, NY
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Long Island, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

One of the highlights of our week in TCI was the half-day excursion on the ATABEYRA, a former rumrunner schooner. The very friendly and competent crew motored us out to a reef for snorkeling, and a private beach for swimming, more snorkeling, or just enjoying the beautiful vistas. Then the crew raised the sails for the return trip to the... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

Back in our villa after a wonderful day with Sun Charters. We took the 10-2:30 day trip and it was fabulous. Lots of wind for great sailing, beautiful fish while snorkeling near the reef and time on a private beach. This is a "can't miss" trip while visiting TC.

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Providence, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

This is a beautiful 77' schooner that takes you to amazing snorkeling spots and beaches only accessible by boat. The crew keeps you plowed with happy juice and decent (light) snacks. My family took the 10AM-2PM tour and it was really a must-do while visiting TCI. The only downside: the wind wasn't great when we went, so we motored on... More 

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Bloomington, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We enjoyed a half-day sail tour from Sun Charters. The tour leaves from Blue Haven Resort. Captain Tibi and Junior were welcoming hosts and friendly. The boat had approximately 20 guests, but there was sufficient room aboard to move about with places to sit throughout the deck. Rum punch, sodas, water, and chips & salsa were served throughout day. You... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

On March 8 my family - 6 adults 2 children 6 and 8 as well as a babe in arms enjoyed the sunset and glow worm cruise on the wonderful boat Atabeyra- -This was our 2nd cruise on this sailing ship we went snorkling with them last year - It is the best-This night on March 8 we sailed in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

We had such a fabulous time! - sunset cruise on a smooth and stable sailboat manned by an excellent crew with wonderful service, then we got to see the glow worms - stars in the sky and sea. It couldn't have been better- safe, fun, educational, and novel. Highly recommended. -Texas tour group

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FORT LAUDERDALE
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

The staff of the Iris Stubbs Primary School enjoyed a wonderful day cruise. Beautiful beach, excellent service. Thanks guys.

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Plano, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Our group of 9 had a wonderful time on the Atabeyra. We booked the Thursday public charter with around 30 people total. The boat was very comfortable and did not feel crowded at all. Captain Tibi and Junior did a great job of entertaining us with snorkeling, Rum punch and a nice sail from Pine Cay back to the marina.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

The past two years, my family of 11 and I vacationed in Provo. We spent one of the most perfect days of our vacation on The Good Ship Atabeyra. We snorkeled, jumped from a ship, explored Iguana Island and spent the day relaxing and enjoying each other. Captain Tibi and Junior were wonderful, professional, fun and truly made our vacation... More 

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Providenciales
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Beautiful Beaches, unique, what you never find by yourself! Chilled Athmosphera, thanks to crew! Never expected places for snorkeling! Highlight of vacation!

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