Offshore Sailing Adventure Cruises

Offshore bow watch

 Join the LIBERTY CLIPPER for our most adventurous sailing cruises as we transit offshore from the East Coast to the Bahamas and back. You'll have a once in a lifetime opportunity to join the crew and help sail a working tall ship offshore! If you prefer a more "easy paced" windjammer cruise, please book a Bahamas Windjammer Cruise with us. On this offshore sail, you will be a member of the crew, welcome to help sail the ship, but never required! While our crew is always there for your enjoyment, on this trip in particular, their primary focus is keeping you safe and secure on our passage.

During these offshore cruises where the ship will be underway, we will be out of sight of land for multiple days in a row. We intend to make the best possible speed bound for our destination. The dates described are approximate and may vary due to weather conditions. Depending upon the weather, we may make port sooner or later than described. The Liberty Fleet is not responsible for missed flights or other travel arrangements due to weather delays.

Work hard or just relax and enjoy the ride.  This is a rare adventure and experience all wrapped up into one cruise.  Cozy bunks in genuine cabins as well as fortifying meals are included for the six lucky sailors that snag a spot on this northbound transit.  Perhaps this quote from The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame can help you make up your mind:  "Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing - absolutely nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats".

 

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Northbound Offshore Sailing Cruise

 Nassau to Boston

Trip Info (SOLD OUT!)
Dates: May 20 – May 31, 2018
Route: Nassau, Bahamas to Boston, Massachusetts
Pricing: $ 1,699.00
Passengers: 6 (SOLD OUT!)
Board in Nassau: 12:00 – 3:00 PM on Sunday, May 20th
Arrive Boston, MA: Morning of Thursday, May 31st  (weather permitting)

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Join the ship in Nassau between 12:00pm and 3:00pm. Weather and tide permitting, we will set sail that evening and begin our voyage to Boston. As we sail across the Gulf Stream, you’ll have the opportunity to join the crew in the sailing of the ship, possibly enjoy an ocean swim call, try fishing for a meal, navigate, perhaps climb the rigging if the seas are calm, and gaze at the stars which are a stunning sight, so far away from light pollution

We expect to arrive in Boston on Thursday morning, May 31st.   However, if we don't make as good a time, we may not arrive until Friday June 1st.  The voyage is likely to have at least one stop along the way for re-provisioning of food, fuel, and fresh water (feed the ship, feed the crew!).  Typically vessels heading north to their summer cruising grounds from the warmer waters of south Florida and the Bahamas find Beaufort, located on North Carolina's Crystal Coast, to be a convenient stop along the way before rounding Cape Hatteras.  However, if the weather is good and we are making good time, why stop? This is a re-positioning cruise and our goal is to transit safely from our winter cruising grounds to our homeport of Boston, Massachusetts.  During this voyage we will be underway 24 hours a day with the crew (and if you, if you'd like) rotating on 4 hour watches.  Liberty Clipper is a traditionally rigged schooner and she loves to sail (just like we do!), although as mentioned above, our goal is to arrive safely and on time, so motoring may be required at times if the wind is not cooperative. 

We suggest booking a flight home no sooner than the afternoon/evening of June 1st.  Then again, why not stay another day or two and enjoy the beauty of Boston and get your land-legs back?  (Should the Liberty Clipper arrive in Boston as planned on May 31st and you have booked a flight for June 1st you may need to book a hotel room.)

 

NOTE: THIS TRIP WILL BE PHYSICALLY DEMANDING AND REQUIRES PARTICIPANTS TO BE PHYSICALLY ABLE TO CLIMB LADDERS AND WALK ON A WET DECK OF A SAILING SHIP THAT WILL BE HEELED OVER AND HANG ON WHILE WALKING.

Important Note: A valid passport is required.