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“Amazing Atabeyra!”
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Owner description: The S/V ATABEYRA is a 69', traditionally rigged trading schooner that retired from cargo service almost 20 years ago. The vessel traded for years between Hispaniola and the Turks & Caicos Islands carrying such commodities as rum , beer, produce, plants, building materials and even a few critters. 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.
Reviewed July 20, 2009

We just returned from the TCI and have nothing but the best to say about David and Atabeyra. Our first experience was a Sunset Glow Worm Excursion and we followed it up a week later with a Half Day Snorkel. We called them after the Glow Worm cruise about a half day snorkel, and although they did not have one scheduled, they were able to gather a small group together to make the trip work...and it was fabulous!

Both trips out were fun, relaxing and memorable. We were traveling with our children (7 & 2) and they had a blast. Atabeyra has plenty of spots on board for sun or shade and is very safe for children. The crew is incredible! Huge thanks to Isabella (Happy Birthday!) who kept an eye on the 2yr old while the rest of the family snorkeled the Barrier Reef. And when my 7 yr old requested a stop on Little Water Cay to see an iguana they graciously fit it into the schedule.

We are looking forward to returning to the TCI and visiting again with Atabeyra!

Thank Higgy4
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Reviewed April 26, 2009

I could not have asked for a more perfect experience! We planned a sunset cruise for our wedding rehearsal and had it catered by Kissing Fish on the Atebeyra. All 27 of us were picked up at our hotel & driven by bus by a very friendly driver to the marina where we boarded the beautiful handmade sailboat. Our photographers from Tropical Imaging were there for the experience as well. Everything was again PERFECT! The staff was very courteous and pleasant! Thanks again David & staff for a memorable experience. I definately recommend sailing with Sun Charters to everyone!!

1  Thank zsazsal
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Reviewed March 27, 2009

We went to Beaches, Turks & Caicos to get married. As our thanks to our guests we booked a private half day with sunset sail with Sun Charters. It was the hightlight of our 2 week vacation. Everyone loved it. It was a great sailboat (not catamaran). The crew was spectacular. We went to the most "only in your dreams" beautiful secluded beach. The price was very reasonable. Should we return to Turks, we will definately look these guys up again. Very professional, very friendly, very fun crew. I would highly recommend this trip, especially as a group. We were 26, including kids. Thanks you to David and the crew.

3  Thank SherryB_F
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Reviewed March 23, 2009

while vacationing in providenciales turks and caicos, we went for a sunset cruise on a big sailboat 67ft called Atabeyra, hand made by its owner David,we had a great time, 2hr boat trip with beer and the famous rhum punch some chip and salsa for only 25$ there was about 40 peoples lots of residents and tourist, very friendly crew, some island music in the background and beautiful landscape. it was a nice way to end our vacation. we will definitly come back and try their glow worm cruise.

Thank sunburn35
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