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The Liberty Fleet Windjammer Cruise Blog offers a collection of trips reviews and Captain's Log journal entries that will help you discover what our special style of sailing ship cruising is all about. Please join us for an adventure as we share our tales of sailing in New England, the Bahamas and the Caribbean.

Discover our blog where our guests share reviews of their Windjammer Sailing Ship cruises in the Bahamas. The cruise reviews will offer insights into our week-long all-inclusive sailing vacations to the Out-Islands of the Bahamas upon our classic tall ship.

Review: "All our expectations were met, and then some!"

Over the next few weeks we will be sharing comments from previous guests written in the Liberty Clipper's guest book during the 2014-2015 Bahamas sailing season.  Check out what this couple from Michigan had to say during their mid-December cruise!

All our expectations were met, and then some!  Wonderful, caring crew and the cooks were fantastic.  Mike the engineer worked tirelessly.  The captain set a tone of competency that the whole crew embraced, giving us passengers total confidence with our voyage.  Thank you very much. 
                -David Michaels (Tustin, Michigan)

While I had the misfortune of falling ill during our cruise, I didn’t feel like I missed out.  The crew was caring and accommodating.  Bill and Jason kept me nourished.  If you are going to be sick, this is probably the best place to do it.  When I wasn’t sick, I got to enjoy amazing snorkeling, full sail, a dolphin in the bow wave, and watching my husband experience the deepest relaxation I have ever seen in him.  Amazing crew, amazing Bahamas.  Thank you for the fantastic memories.
              -Fondly, Laurie Michaels (Tustin, Michigan) – oohshinyart.wordpress.com

 

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REVIEW: If you want to have a fun time...and enjoy the Bahamas, take a Liberty Clipper cruise!

REVIEW:  If you want to have a fun time...and enjoy the Bahamas, take a Liberty Clipper cruise!

...The Bahamas are a favorite site for large cruise ships as well as smaller luxury yachts. And then there is the Liberty Clipper, a two masted sailing ship with humans operating sail raising. There is no TV, air conditioning or plush furniture. Sleeping quarters are not roomy and you can dry your swimming trunks/towel by hanging them on the cables that form railing around the boat.

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...Sounds bad? Not at all. This week of travel was excellent and a lot of fun as well as picturesque. Sure, the cabins are small but adequate. The toilet/showers are also small but adequate. The food was outstanding. Much praise goes to our chef/cook and his helper. Not only was the food well prepared, it was abundant and well served.

...My son and I were lucky since the passenger load for our week was only 7 while the weeks preceding and following our trip had 17-19 passengers. The trip itinerary was fluid, and the captain choose to traveled along the Exumas with much of our time spent in islands within a large wildlife protected area. The scenery was spectacular, the snorkeling was outstanding and the animal life (except for birds) was quite varied.

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A drop everything and SAIL adventure aboard the Liberty Clipper in the Exumas

A drop everything and SAIL adventure aboard the Liberty Clipper in the Exumas
Lets do it! Kids are grown, work will survive... This is how our dream adventure started and it certainly was a dream come true. A different beach everyday in the Bahamas to enjoy being a couple and having fun together again. The Exumas Island chains allowed us the perfect adventure. We had; snorkeling, visiting swine island and iguana island and the most beautiful beaches, sunrises and sunsets over the water. 


Thanks to Captain Chris and crew for a wonderful week in the Bahamas! I just have no idea how to top this when we want to escape again...

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Scott & Sharon, Jan. 25, 2014 cruise.
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Captains Blog: Eleuthera, fresh fish and lobster, and plenty of great sailing aboard our Schooner!

Captains Blog: Eleuthera, fresh fish and lobster, and plenty of great sailing aboard our Schooner!

Safe and sound in Nassau. 

 
This week we sailed to Eleuthera and explored some new territory. started off the week sailing to Egg Island where we snorkeled the wreck of an old fertilizer ship that is said to have burned in the 70's, although the wreck was filled with lionfish and grouper, we did not have a catch of the day to serve up. (Sorry Jan and Jason!)...However, they had their hands full making a beautiful Caribbean Lobster dinner for the guests!
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After lunch we hauled back and motored into the lee of Egg island to drop the hook and spend a few hours before dinner hanging out on the beach. Enjoyed the musical talents of passengers Erica and Skyler before beginning our night transit towards Alabaster Bay.
 
The following day was spent exploring the abandoned navy base. sailing the pea pod, and frisbee on the beach! Alabaster bay is perfect with its mile long beach, soft sand and friendly pot cakes! next was a great sail to the calm anchorage of South Palmetto pt. where we made our way to the Atlantic side beach bar "Tippy's" which Skyler made very apparent to have a very strong rum punch.
 
Governors harbor came next, with Junkanoo practice in full swing some passengers were able to get a preview of the festivities to come. to top off a great week we finished it off with some snorkeling and pea pod sailing at rainbow cay where we were finally able to serve up a few lionfish. Passengers surely enjoyed themselves.
 
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(Our little friend we saw swimming about)
 
We did leave Nassau with 10 passengers however only returned with eight.....................
 
Matt and Jackie had already planned on spending the next two weeks in Eleuthera so we left them in Rainbow cay after dinner Friday night!
 
Until next time
 
Captain Dylan Salzmann
Schooner Liberty Clipper
 
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Captains Log - Wonderful Windjammer Sail to Eleuthera Island with Snorkeling and Music on Deck

Safe and sound in Nassau. 

This week we sailed to Eleuthera and explored some new territory. started off the week sailing to Egg Island where we snorkeled the wreck of an old fertilizer ship that is said to have burned in the 70's, although the wreck was filled with lionfish and grouper, we did not have a catch of the day to serve up. Hauled back and motored into the lee of egg island to drop the hook and spend a few hours before dinner hanging out on the beach. Enjoyed the musical talents of passengers Erica and Skyler before beginning our night transit towards Allabaster Bay. Following day was spent exploring the abandoned navy base. sailing the pea pod, and frisbee on the beach. next was a great sail to the calm anchorage of South Palmetto pt. where we made our way to the atlantic side beach bar "Tippy's" which Skyler made very apparent to have a very strong rum punch. Governors harbor came next, with Junkanoo practice in full swing some passengers were able to get a preview of the festivities to come. to top off a great week we finished it off with some snorkeling and pea pod sailing at rainbow cay where we were finally able to serve up a few lionfish.  passengers surely enjoyed themselves. We did leave Nassau with 10 passengers however only returned with eight. Matt and Jackie had already planned on spending the next two weeks in Eleuthera so we left them in rainbow cay after dinner friday night.
 
Captain Dylan Salzmann
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