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Colgate New Adventure Vacations – Abacos & Grenada

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Cruise somewhere new! Offshore Sailing School, head-quartered in Fort Myers, FL, USA, is offering its Colgate Sailing Adventures Flotilla Cruises to The Abacos, Bahamas, and Grenada, in 2023. The Abacos flotilla, set for March 6-13, departs from Marsh Harbour on Great Abaco Island, aboard a fleet of 42’ and 45’ Moorings catamarans. Islands with sandy cays, beautiful barrier reefs, and a super friendly culture awaits. The Grenada adventure, from November 4-11, leaves from St. George’s, on 45’ and 50’ Moorings catamarans. Known as the ‘Spice Island of the Caribbean’, trips ashore to spice markets, hikes to beautiful waterfalls, and anchoring in bays with the backdrop of lush mountainsides lie ahead. The company also had a flotilla to Thailand planned for April 22-May 2. 

Abacos group on picnic tables. Courtesy Offshore Sailing School
Abacos group on picnic tables. Courtesy Offshore Sailing School

“We like to offer exotic sailing destinations such as Thailand and some island adventures closer to home, i.e. The U.S., such as the Abacos and Grenada. We have hosted flotillas in both places and found The Moorings/Sunsail charter bases very accommodating, the boats well maintained, the residents so warm and welcoming, amazing food and cultural destinations for touring,” says Beth Oliver, vice president, director of sales and marketing.

What makes an Adventure flotilla a good way to sail to a destination for the first time is that all the details are handled in advance and during the trip, according to Oliver. Hosts, Nate and Heather Hild-Atwater, organize the crews based on completed Sailing Resumes so there is an experienced skipper and navigator aboard each boat in the charter fleet. The Atwater’s also arrange the provisions and coordinate the Welcome Dinner and grand farewell event. Offshore Sailing School provides a comprehensive Trip Program Book upon enrollment, so participants have all details on dates, times, where to meet, how to get there, what is included, and what is not. www.offshoresailing.com

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Carol M. Bareuther, RD, is a St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands based marine writer and registered dietitian.

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