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Sun Charters

Address: Providenciales
Phone Number: 649-231-0624
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Ranked #13 of 94 Activities in Providenciales
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: The S/V ATABEYRA is a 69', traditionally rigged trading schooner that retired from cargo service 16...
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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.
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

This was the highlight of our trip to Turks & Caicos. We were one of four couples who rented this boat for a half-day charter. The rum punch was ridiculous (I paid for it later--didn't do anything else that night thanks to the rum punch)!! The staff was awesome. Mike, Junior, Dave--everybody was just so nice and hospitable and courteous.... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

All you could expect from a snorkel / sail / beach walk in the islands . I would really recommended it for what it was... For the cost I have done better options of a similar style on other islands. But it even out on the water and review the other boats doing similar activities it looked like this was... More 

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Montreal
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

The boat is really cool and the staff is nice. The sunset is gorgeous and the glow worm phenomenom quite surprising so I am glad we did it once... But the tour itself was disappointing. First: there are way too many people on the boat to the point where you feel like in a city bus. Also because the glow... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

We had a wonderful time today on the Atabeyra! Thanks Tibi and Mike! We started off snorkeling the reefs, crystal water and the myriad of fish. Then we were taken to a beautiful beach to swim and relax with some of their special rum punch. Perfect day in Provo! The crew paid much attention to the energy of the group,... More 

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Morgantown, West Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

After reading the good reviews, I have to say I was a bit disappointed. First off, we were delayed after we just got started to stop and let on more late passengers. when we finally got under way, the sailboat never sailed...it motored on (perhaps there was not enough wind but I saw another sailboat that used its sails along... More 

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

My husband and I just had the most amazing day so far in TCI, spent with the excellent crew on the Atabeyra sailing schooner! This tour came highly recommended from a friend, and we are so glad we booked with Sun Charters for the 1/2 day Snorkel/Sail. Since we didn't have phone service, I contacted the owner through email from... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

We chartered David's wonderful sailing schooner for Canadian Thanksgiving Day (only three of us for 8 hours) and despite the choppy water, we had a most enjoyable day with both David and Junior. Being on the open water with such a nice couple of guys was perfect and, although we were unable to have the sail up, we were able... More 

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Lockport, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 via mobile

We were married on the beach at Grace Bay. For our gift to everyone that attended our wedding we chartered the Atabeyra for the day. We sailed, snorkeled, went to an island, drank rum punch and had a nice picnic lunch they made for us. Tibi and JR were great! Everyone in our group of 10 (ages13-68) loved this excursion... More 

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Norwalk, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014 via mobile

Too cool. An evening sail with Cap'n Dave, mates Junior and Milke. Gorgeous sunset. Sails up. And the glow worms doing their mating thing in the bay. If you're on Provo a few days after a full moon, be sure to do this.

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North Ridgeville, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

After reading about the full moon glow worms, we searched for a charter to take us out to see the phenomenon. Booking was easy. Quick phone call, followed by a couple of email exchanges. No money changed hands until we actually completed the trip! We arrived at the Blue Haven resort a bit early and the boat pulled in to... More 

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