Sail to the neighboring island of Bequia and enjoy free time in Port Elizabeth before re-boarding your catamaran to snorkel and pass a few leisurely hours on a pristine beach.
Board the catamaran right at the pier and sail due south toward the yachting paradise of Bequia (pronounced "Bek-way"), an island measuring just seven square miles. During the hour or so it takes to sail there, you'll enjoy the captain's hospitality and stunning views in all directions. After pulling into Admiralty Bay, you'll have some free time to explore Port Elizabeth. Most of the boutiques and restaurants are along Front Street, so you won't have far to walk.
Sailing on, you'll soon arrive at Moonhole, a cluster of quirky stone homes built under a large natural arch in a coastal cliff. Few of the homes have windows or doors, some are partially constructed with whalebones and hardwoods, and all of them use solar energy and rainwater collected in cisterns. You'll anchor just offshore, leaving plenty of time for you to admire this highly unusual private compound and snorkel, if you choose.
Afterwards, you'll enjoy lunch aboard, and then it's on to Princess Margaret Beach, a beautiful ribbon of golden sand named for England's Princess Margaret, who once swam there. You too can swim, meander down the beach or sunbathe over the next two hours. Afterwards, you'll sail back to Kingstown, during which time you may spot humpback, pilot or sperm whales, or even pods of frolicking dolphins, all of which frequent these waters year-round.
Please note: This tour includes moderate activity and is mainly at the guests' discretion. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests and not recommended for those with mobility concerns who may find embarking the catamaran challenging. Swim wear; a cover-up; sun cap; sunglasses; sunscreen; a towel from the ship; and flat, comfortable shoes that can get wet or aqua socks are recommended. Restroom facilities are available on board the catamaran. The lunch is "castaway style" using disposable ware and utensils. Those who participate in any water activities do so at their own risk and responsibility.