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. The ship will sail as much as possible, but will motor if necessary to maintain the schedule.

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.

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Northbound Offshore Sailing Cruise

 First Leg: Nassau to Charleston

Trip Info
Dates: May 14 – 18, 2017
Route: Nassau, Bahamas to Charleston, South Carolina
Pricing: $995 per person; $1899/person for both legs
Passengers: 6
Board in Nassau: 12:00 – 3:00 PM on Sunday, May 14th
Arrive Charleston, SC: Morning of Thursday, May 18th (weather permitting)

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Join the ship in Nassau between 12:00pm and 3:00pm. Weather permitting, we will set sail that evening and begin our voyage to Charleston. 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, climb the rigging, and gaze at the stars!

We expect to arrive in Charleston on Thursday morning, May 18th, however, if we don't make as good a time, we may not arrive until Friday May 19th. If you plan to disembark in Charleston, you will either want to book a last minute flight when we arrive in Charleston, or if you prefer to book in advance, we suggest booking a flight on Friday the 19th in the afternoon.

The ship will be in Charleston only briefly to re-fuel and re-provision (feed the ship, feed the crew!) before putting to sea again, so you may need a hotel room Thursday night if you've book a flight for Friday the 19th.

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.

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Second Leg: Charleston to Boston

Trip Info
Dates: May 18 – 27, 2017
Route: Charleston, South Carolina to Boston, Massachusetts
Pricing: $995 per person; $1899/person for both legs
Passengers: 6
Board in Charleston: 3:00 PM on Thursday, May 18th
Arrive in Boston:

Afternoon of Saturday, May 27th (weather permitting)

 


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Report to the ship in Charleston, SC at 3pm – if we have made fair time from Nassau, we'll be dockside waiting for you! Otherwise if we will be a little later in arrival, you may need to stay shore-side in Charleston for the evening. When the ship makes port, it will re-provision and then set sail again.

Voyage to Boston: This will be an offshore passage, sailing in the Gulf Stream. We will round Cape Hatteras and we must wait for a good weather window to make that passage. We expect to arrive in Boston by Saturday, May 27th in the afternoon. We could get there a little sooner, or be delayed by a day or two, again depending upon the weather.

For a flight out of Boston, you may want to wait and book last minute. However, if you want to book in advance, we suggest not booking a flight until late in the evening of Sunday May 28th or Monday May 29th, 2017.

We dock in downtown Boston at Central Wharf near the New England Aquarium and North End, so you'll have a great place to stay to explore the historic heart of Boston for a day while waiting for your flight, and would be welcome to stay aboard the ship. Please note: upon arrival in Boston, the crew will immediately begin to "clean-up" the ship after her transit to prepare her for her summer season.

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.

Interested in booking both legs? Call us today! 617-742-0333


Southbound Offshore Sailing Cruise

PLEASE NOTE: These are details for the fall 2016 transit.  These are offshore trips, the dates are approximate only, call for details.

 

First Leg: Charleston to Florida

Trip Info
Dates: October 23 – 29, 2016
Route: Charleston, SC to Jacksonville, Florida
Pricing: $600
Passengers: 6
Board in Charleston: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM on Sunday, October 23th
Arrive Jacksonville: Midday on Saturday, October 29th (weather permitting)

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Sunday, October 23, 2016: Join the ship in Charleston, SC between 10:00AM and noon. We plan to set sail at 12:00 noon, weather-dependent.

Sail around Cape Hatteras! This is a wonderful sail off the coast of the Carolinas - come sail around Hatteras on the Liberty Clipper - you will be glad you did!

Travel details:

Boarding: Sunday, October 23rd between 10AM and noon in Charleston, SC.

Disembarkation: We don't have an exact arrival time in Jacksonville, however we generally plan to arrive on Saturday, October 29th, but this is weather dependent. You should plan your return flight home on Sunday the 30th in the afternoon from Jacksonville, FL. Note, we may also arrive earlier if the weather is fair and we make good time. We do not guarantee the duration of this trip.

 

Second Leg: Florida to Nassau

Trip Info
Dates: December 4 – December 10, 2016
Route: Jacksonville, Florida to Nassau, Bahamas
Pricing: $995 per person
Passengers: 6
Board in Jacksonville: 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM on Sunday, December 4
Arrive in Nassau: Saturday, December 10th (weather permitting)

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Join the LIBERTY CLIPPER in Jacksonville, FL in the morning and we will set sail in the afternoon for our sail to the Bahamas! This will be an offshore passage, sailing across the Gulf Stream. You'll be a true blue-water sailor by the time we sail into Nassau as you’ll have the chance to join the crew with sail handling and navigation.

On this cruise, you'll see the water color change to a turquoise blue, perhaps enjoy a swim call (drop what you’re doing and JUMP IN!) or catch a fish for your evening meal, and you'll definitely experience the wonder of sailing a tall ship in the open ocean!

We will arrive in Nassau by Saturday, December 6th. We could get there a little sooner, depending upon the weather. This is a repositioning cruise where will make the best time possible. We have allowed time for weather routing in the schedule.

Travel details:

Boarding: Between 9:00AM and 12:00PM NOON on Sunday December 4th, 2016. We will plan to sail at NOON, weather dependent.

Disembarkation: We should arrive in Nassau by Saturday, December 10, 2016. Please plan your return flight home on Sunday, December 11, 2016.

Important Note: A valid passport is required.