Here are the answers to some of the questions we get most often in regards to our windjammer cruises.
Of course always feel free to contact us at any time if you have more!
All of our cabins have a maximum capacity of two, and our per-person price is based on two people occupying each cabin. Essentially, you are paying for a single bunk in one cabin at the per-person rate.
For any cruises within or traveling to/from the Bahamas, you MUST bring your passport, although no special visas are needed.
We often have groups or families come aboard with us or charter the entire ship for a week. Please call our office for details: 617-742-0333.
Windjammer Cruises: While we mostly stay in calm waters, from time to time we may have longer transit periods between islands and generally get some great sailing in! Keep in mind that everyone has different tolerance thresholds for motion sickness, and some people take a couple of hours to get used to the motion of the vessel. If you think you may have a problem, we recommend the Scopolamine patch over Dramamine or other motion sickness medications. The patch goes behind your ear, and does not have the side effects of other medication that may adversely affect your trip!
Offshore Adventure Cruises: Since we’re transiting for several days at a time, it is very likely that we will spend a significant amount of time heeled over at an angle while sailing! If you have never been offshore on a boat before, it would probably be a good idea to bring some motion sickness remedies along just in case.
Keep in mind that most of these over-the-counter options are PREVENTATIVE and must be administered BEFORE you feel sick! Additionally, we recommend consulting your doctor for further instructions and risks associated with using any medications.
Absolutely! Our chefs take great care to accommodate everyone on board each week (and no, you won’t just be eating salads for seven days!). Please be sure to let us know of any dietary restrictions when you make a booking, or call our office no later than a week before your trip so we can adequately provision the ship.
Children ages 10 and older are welcome aboard our Bahamas Windjammer Cruises, and we recommend that they have at least moderate swimming skills. If you have a younger child or any other concerns, please call our office 617-742-0333.
Offshore Adventure and Atlantic coast cruises have an age restriction of 18 years an older.
EnSuite cabins are only available at the full double-occupancy rate plus the upgrade fee. In other words, for a solo traveler to reserve an EnSuite, you would pay the full price of the cabin for two people plus the upgrade fee. i.e. at a $600 per person rate, the room would be ($600×2) + $400 = $1600.
No, unfortunately there is no place at the docks to store extra luggage, we recommend that you pack somewhat lightly, and use soft luggage for ease of storage.
Unfortunately, we are unequipped for SCUBA diving from our vessels. However, in the Bahamas most of the reefs are in only 15 – 20 feet of water, so just use our snorkeling gear and you’re all set!
Yes! We do have plenty of gear for everyone, but you are free to bring your own, or just bring your mask and use our flippers.
You certainly can and we do have rods on board while we are sailing on Eleuthera. However, if we’re sailing in the Exumas fishing is not permitted. If you are an avid fisherman, we do recommend doing a Bonefish charter, perhaps the day before or after your cruise. We do spearfish while snorkeling, and you are welcome to try!
We recommend bringing what makes you most comfortable – all of our cruises are very relaxed and laid back, so you have no need for formal wear. We highly recommend packing your things in a soft-sided duffel as storage space in our cabins is very limited. See our recommended Packing List for ideas!
The “marine head” is a combination toilet and shower room. On the Liberty Clipper there are three shared bathrooms with the toilet/shower combination for the standard and premium cabins, and one toilet only room in the Grand Salon. Each cabin features a private sink and an outlet (110 volt US) if you wish to bring a hair dryer or other electronic devices.
The water from the cabin sinks is safe and drinkable; however bottled water is available to purchase at any time.
There is no Wi-Fi or internet available on-board, and cellphone service is limited once we begin sailing. We encourage all guests to contact their service providers regarding roaming fees and data plans if you need to stay connected for any reason. We cannot guarantee that internet or cell service will be available at any time during the cruise. There is a phone on board that can be used for emergency purposes and we will provide you with this number prior to your cruise.
Included in the price of the cruise will be all your meals while abroad the ship, including water juice, tea, lemonade. Also, you’ll have use of our sea kayaks, paddleboards, sailing dingy, and snorkel equipment.