How long are your Day and Sunset Trips?
For Sail & Snorkel trips, we offer 4, 5 and 6 hour packages. 5 and 6 hour packages can include lunch (high-end picnic) on request. Sunsets (Happy Hour, Glow Worms and Star Cruise) are 2 hours long.
Do you provide shade on the boat?
Absolutely…for us solar radiation is an occupational hazard! The main cockpit is always shaded (be warned of the skipper’s bad jokes) and the main deck is shaded except when sailing. When sails are up, at least half of the boat is shaded.
Do you have lifejackets aboard?
Yes…for every person on the boat. Sun Charters is fully licensed by the Turks & Caicos Maritime Department and our safety equipment is inspected annually.
Where do you leave from?
Blue Haven Resort’s VIP dock in Leeward (below the Fire & Ice Restaurant deck). See google map on this website.
Do you provide transport?
No, but we can recommend several good taxi drivers who work with us regularly and offer discretionary rates. We are 5 minutes from most Grace Bay Resorts.
What is in the lunch package?
A high-end deli -style lunch is an option for our 5 and 6 hour Sail & Snorkel trips. We can cater to all needs and tastes.
What refreshments are served?
On all trips we serve beer, rum punch, bottled water, soft drinks, & chips and salsa. On our Public trips, in addition to our standard fare, we encourage you to bring you own goodies.
What is your cancellation policy?
$500 down via major CC to reserve the day. 100% refund if there is bad weather (or any other issue) and we can’t accommodate the party. 50% obligation if the party cancels 24 hours in advance… 100% thereafter.
Do you require a deposit? How do we pay the balance owing?
Yes… if you would like to reserve the day Privately ($500 deposit is taken at time of booking). We don’t take deposits for Public trips. Balance due is taken care of on the boat when we are back at the dock.
How big is the boat?
70’ LOA…18’ beam…4’ draft.
How many crew are aboard?
You will always have a Captain and two Crew aboard. For larger groups we add additional crew.
Where do you go?
We typically cruise the Caicos Cay Chain and snorkel the Barrier Reef. Every trip is different based on tide and wind direction. The Crew is highly motivated to give our guests the best that can be offered on that particular day.
How long have you been operating?
Atabeyra was built the owners in 90-91 and operated as a cargo ship (supplying our own Farmers’ Market) between Turks & Caicos and the Dominican Republic until 1997. She has been operating as a charter yacht since ‘98. Atabeyra is considered the “Tall Ship of the TCI”.
Do you provide snorkel gear?
Yes…we provide masks/snorkels and fins in most sizes. We encourage folks to bring their own if they like.
Do you provide towels?
How many people can the boat hold?
Atabeyra is rated for 50 passengers but we average 12 on our Private trips, 20 on our Public Day trips and 40 on our Sunsets.
Can we see pictures?
Yes, in addition to the website, please check the TripAdvisor and Facebook links on this website.
A mouthful, but symbolic. Before Columbus arrived over 500 years ago, the resident Lucayan Indians thrived. Atabeyra was their mythical main lady.