Elude the depths of winter and experience seafaring in its most timeless form on this custom-designed, seven‑night sailing experience amid the Caribbean’s tropical Windward Islands. Enjoy classic “life under sail”—the very best way to see the islands—aboard the exclusively chartered, 64-passenger, three-masted sailing yacht Le Ponant, featuring all ocean-view Staterooms and an Observation Platform, ideal for viewing marine life and snorkeling amidst colorful coral reefs. Cruise into secluded harbors, exploring the natural and cultural treasures of the Windward Islands and, of course, the ever-blue ocean. Visit Bridgetown, Barbados, known for colonial architecture and vibrant Bajan culture; Grenada, the Spice Island; St. Vincent and the Grenadines, including the awe‑inspiring lagoons of Tobago Cays Marine Park, Union Island with its dramatic volcanic peaks juxtaposing its flat and shallow coral reefs, and Bequia’s seaside Old Hegg Turtle Sanctuary; Martinique’s Clément Plantation and Rum Distillery; and St. Lucia’s Diamond Falls Botanical Gardens, Soufriére Volcano and Sulphur Springs.
John Meffert, consultant on Heritage Conservation Services, has a long tradition with the National Trust. He has served as the Director for our Southern Office from and was the director of the Preservation Society of Charleston, the oldest nonprofit organization in the United States, responsible for preserving the historic resources of Charleston, S.C. John has delighted many study tour groups with his lectures and insights on preservation, and receives rave reviews as study leader.
1 Depart the U.S./Arrive Bridgetown, Barbados/Embark Le Ponant
3 St. George’s, Grenada
4 St. George’s/Chatham Bay, Union Island, Grenadines/Tobago Cays
5 Chatham Bay/Admiralty Bay, Port Elizabeth, Bequia/Kingstown, St. Vincent
6 Fort-de-France, Martinique
7 Soufrière, St. Lucia/Rodney Bay
8 Vieux Fort/Disembark ship/Return to the U.S.