Yacht of the month for November is: TI PUNCH Ti Punch is our Beneteau 45.3 sailing monohull, one of the most popular cruising boats ever built. Designed by Finot Conq and Nauta Design. She is a seamless blend of performance with the ultimate in  luxury accommodations. A perfect design for a yacht charter in the […]

This Black Friday, we are taking off more than just our shoes!

This offer is too good to keep a secret until Friday so we just had to let you in on what we are offering.

We want you to be able to get in now while there is availability. Indulge in the tropical trade winds, turquoise water and pristine sandy beaches in the stunning St Vincent and the Grenadines and receive PREMIUM season charters at the high season rate for all charters between December 22nd 2019 to January 3rd 2020.

In addition to this, we areoffering 10 DAYS sailing for the price of 7, at this reduced rate!

  • Check out our new Barefoot Black Friday Special
  • Receive high season rates during PREMIUM season when you book during the below dates
  • Valid for all Barefoot charters between December 22nd 2019 and January 3rd 2020
  • In addition, receive 10 DAYS sailing for the price of 7, for bookings made by November 24th

But hurry, this amazing offer is only valid on bookings made between Sunday December 22nd 2019 and Friday January 3rd 2020.

Spend your holidays immersed in sunshine and seas at the best possible price!

CLICK HERE TO ENQUIRE

 

 

You’ve chartered a sailboat for a week maybe even 2 weeks but it’s just not enough, well now you can enjoy a month or even three months sailing not just the grenadines but all the Caribbean islands from Puerto Rico to Grenada.

Chose one the participating yachts in our fleet and sail away on a vacation of a lifetime. No schedules, no time limits. Have you been contemplating purchasing a sailboat to live on? This is a great way to find out if your suited to live aboard life or the cruising lifestyle.

Barefoot Long Term Charters are limited to mid and low season, which means less crowds and better mooring opportunities for you. Plus the rates are amazing! Up to 50% less than the normal daily rate. Still too expensive? Have your friends come and join you for a week or two. Most of our yachts have three and four double cabins so there’s more than enough room for everyone. Pick up a group of friends in St Lucia, drop them of 2 weeks later in Grenada where you can pick up your next group of friends.

Fill out the form below and one of our charter experts will be happy to answer all of your questions to get you started on your vacation of a lifetime.

We absolutely love this time of year in the Grenadines. It is such a special gift. The sun is shining, the breeze is perfect and days in the islands are filled with a special Christmas magic like no where else on earth.

This year we wanted to share a little of the magic with you, so we have decided to make your Christmas shopping a little easier and help find the most special presents for your loved ones.

Great news ! Barefoot Yacht Charters and Barefoot Offshore Sailing School are now offering Gift Certificates for courses in St Vincent and the Grenadines.

Giving the gift of paradise is now easier than ever!

So now you and your family and friends can indulge in the Christmas magic that the Grenadines have to offer :) no matter where you are this holiday season!

Mopion Island, St Vincent and the Grenadines

Below are a couple of our ultimate Christmas specials that are bound to thrill both the relaxation seeker and adventurer alike! Our Learn to Sail ASA courses and Barefoot Navigator courses have great Christmas discounts:

 

 

 

 

 

That’s not all. We are also giving away a FREE dinner at our Barefoot base Driftwood restaurant with every Gift Certificate purchased in December 2017.

Simply purchase a Gift Certificate for a loved one this month and we will gift a FREE dinner for 2 at our beautiful Driftwood restaurant !

Just email us at bookings@barefootyachts.com for more information!

Sending island magic your way this holiday season

The Barefoot Family

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The Barefoot Offshore Sailing School is really excited about being able to offer this exclusive, no-tech/low-tech, barefoot navigation course.

We are the very first sailing school to offer this course and it we are launching the early bird price once this year! You can be one of the first to become a Barefoot Navigator! Be warned, places are limited to ensure you get the highest quality, learning experience. We’ve got you intrigued? Do you want to know more?

The Barefoot Navigator

Before we tell you about the course, we need to introduce you to Jack Lagan. Jack is the author of The Barefoot Navigator. Navigating with the skills of the Ancients, A, B, C –  as well as a very experienced sailor and a film maker.  In 2006 The Barefoot Navigator was nominated for the Mountbatten Maritime Prize,

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Jack Lagan, award winning author

awarded annually “to the author of a distinguished publication that has made a significant contribution to maritime history”.

In his book The Barefoot Navigator, which is the cornerstone of the Barefoot Navigation Course, Jack first looks at how the ancients were able to navigate without the technology we take for granted today.

For example, how did the Polynesians manage to populate such a large area of the ocean by using clouds, stars, the sun, wind direction and sea birds? The second half of the book takes this ancient knowledge and applies it to modern day use.

The Objective

To support modern sailors to become not only better navigators but Barefoot pioneers!

We’ll let Jack explain the objective of the course in his own words;

After the course you’ll be a much better navigator than you were when you first stepped onto the boat.  You’ll boast new practical skills inherited from the seafarers of ancient times.  With practice, you will become confident enough to stand on deck, look at the sky, look at the sea around you and just kind of know where you are. You will be a shaman of the sea. You will be a Barefoot Navigator.”

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The Course

Pre-Study

The course is divided into 2 parts. The first part is the pre-study, or the theory. As well as Jack’s book, which will become your bible, you will have access to online eLearning material, specifically tailored for St Vincent and The Grenadines. Its user friendly with lots of graphics.

It’s interesting and not too heavy, plus you have the bonus of being able to work through it at your own pace. There are no exams!

The Practical

This is where it gets really exciting! The second stage of the course takes part on-board a yacht in The Grenadines. You get one week sailing around this beautiful part of the world whilst putting all you have learnt into practise.

And it gets better! Your instructor for the week is the Jack Lagan. Who better to help you than the author “The Barefoot Navigator”? And make sure you have your book for him to autograph.

Tobago Cays Marine Park – (Photo: Mark Pratley, Barefoot Yacht Charters)

The 3 Key Questions

The basis of the course is to help you to answer the 3 key questions:

  • Where are we?

  • How do we get to the next place?

  • Why has the ocean become a zone of uncertainty?

To answer these questions, you will learn to use the indigenous birds in the area, persistent swell directions and the stars, plus other tips from our ancestors.

Wait! No Technology?

All our yachts come fully equipped with up to date navigational equipment. This course is not meant to usurp what we are fortunate to have, however, reliance on such aids can dumb down our instincts.

This course is meant as a supplement. Say, for example, and in the worst case scenario, you end up out at sea with an electronics failure.  After completing this course you will have the confidence, the knowledge, and the skills to be able to reduce the zone of uncertainty regarding where you are and where you should be heading.

Plus, it is fun, it’s getting in touch with our ancestors, it’s going back to basics. It’s living a barefoot lifestyle!

The Details

This great opportunity to open to everyone from beginners to qualified sailors who want to enhance their sailing skills.

Places are limited so find more HERE or email info@barefootoffshore.com for more info on how you can secure your place using the early bird special for the January course! (early bird price available until 10 November 2016)

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BAREFOOT NAVIGATION. Remember, this is the first course of its kind, so not only will you be a barefoot navigator, you will also be a barefoot pioneer!

Email: info@barefootoffshore.com for more information and to book your place!

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