About Liberty Fleet of Tall Ships
Liberty Fleet of Tall Ships was founded in 1995 to pursue a dream of offering sailing outings on traditional tall ships. The fleet currently includes the tall ships Liberty Clipper and Liberty Star, two gaff-rigged schooners modeled after 19th-century vessels. Since 2009, the Liberty Clipper has been exploring the sparkling, crystal-clear waters and pristine beaches of the Bahamas, visiting in particular (if the wind cooperates!) the remote islands of the Exumas, inhabited by iguanas and wild pigs, as well as the colorful towns along the long island of Eleuthera.
The Liberty Star joined the fleet in 2012 and has been known and loved by all sailors as the best sailing, swimming, and snorkeling waters in the Caribbean. In the spring, the fleet sails north to their homeport in Boston for the summertime. In the fall we begin our journey south again, with the Liberty Clipper beginning her windjammer season in October, sailing along the Atlantic Coast and participating in the Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race!
HEALTH & SAFETY for BAHAMAS WINDJAMMER CRUISES:
Liberty Fleet of Tall Ships will follow the guidelines set by the Bahamas as we strive to keep crew and passengers healthy.
Based on the current guidelines which have been put in place by the Bahamas (where we sail exclusively in the winter season, no other countries), Liberty Fleet of Tall Ships will have to require passengers to be vaccinated in order to comply with the country’s guidelines. You can check https://travel.gov.bs for the most up-to-date requirements for the Bahamas Travel Health Visa and please keep in mind that these restrictions and guidelines may be subject to change.
**COVID POLICY of THE BAHAMAS • Shared from www.travel.gov.bs/file/travelProtocols. Please visit that website for more details**
“International Travel Protocols • Every person traveling to The Bahamas is required to create a profile, submit an international trip application, be accepted, then purchase the Travel Health Visa in order to receive the approved Health Visa for their trip to The Bahamas. This document is to be presented to airline agents/pilots and boat captains/operators before boarding takes place.
Fully Vaccinated Travelers will be required to upload their Vaccination Card along with a negative RTPCR Test result or a Rapid Antigen Test result during The Bahamas Travel Health Visa trip application process. They can submit their vaccination card once they have received the required doses of the COVID-19 Vaccine administered to them. Travelers must also be past the 2 week immunity period to apply using a vaccination card. A Travel Health Visa is not required to depart from The Bahamas to a foreign country.”
**PLEASE NOTE: Liberty Fleet is unable to accept unvaccinated passengers as we cannot guarantee the ability to take the mandated test for unvaccinated persons five days within arrival. This is due to the Liberty Clipper’s varying schedule.**