Summer Adventures in Sailing & Island Exploration
You left Saba last night at 2200 (or 10pm). You and two crewmates take your turn at watch on deck with your Captain. You harness up and snap your safety line securely onto the jack line. St. Kitts is your destination, and it's still far away. You're logging your coordinates every half hour, then radioing your exact position to the other boats in the fleet. The sky is cloudless and packed with shimmering stars. It's been a long night, but as the sun hovers slightly below the horizon, you wish it wouldn't end just yet.
Delta Sailing, Island Exploration & Watersports is a teen summer adventure camp experience you'll never forget. The Leeward Islands offer the most culturally diverse destinations we visit, and with longer sails between islands including an overnight passage - you'll feel like an intrepid ocean explorer. This is real "blue water" cruising, and as you roam these islands the water reaches a deep navy hue. The places you'll sail to are historically rich in culture and diversity. St. Barths has all the glamour of the French Riviera as the holiday hotspot of the Hollywood set. Sleepy Statia boasts lush rainforest, incredible diving and snorkeling, and a dormant volcano. In fact, every destination offers something unique and unforgettable. Even if you arrive as a complete beginner, you'll head home from Delta feeling like a seasoned sailor and explorer.
There's nothing between the Leeward Islands and the west coast of Africa but the Atlantic Ocean, so the trade winds blow a little stronger than in the British Virgin Islands. A mix of cultures has blown across the Atlantic, too, and through our cultural exchange projects we'll sample the sights, sounds, and tastes they've created. Our itinerary includes Ile Fourche, Nevis, Saba, St. Barths, St. Kitts, St. Martin/Sint Maarten and Statia. Delta programs start and end in St. Martin. See a sample Itinerary
Sail Caribbean provides a unique setting - a boat that is your home for 18 days and a crew made up of students just like you, with a thirst for adventure and a love for being in and on the water. You take charge with the guidance and instruction from our staff, and learn as individuals and as a team to take on the responsibilities that come with sailing a 50' yacht. The challenges are many and we help you meet them. Whether you're reading charts, hauling in the sails, chopping vegetables, or just getting to know one another, there's a certain magic that takes place. You'll return home stronger and more confident than before. More about Experiential Learning
Adventurers don't sit still for very long, and there's so much to keep you up and running on the Delta Programs. On the water, you can take a kayak with a buddy and explore the coast. Hold on tight and wakeboard or water ski. And for those who can't stand anymore there's tubing! On land, we'll explore busy towns, remote villages, flat sandy islands, waterfalls and the craters of volcanoes that formed these islands.
All of our teen summer adventure camps give back to the islands that teach us so much. Delta program teens perform 5-8 hours of community service on Saba and St. Kitts. Everyone enjoys the cultural exchange these islands offer. We'll also help promote conservation with trail maintenance and beach cleanups. See more on Activities
Expand your definition of island exploration by checking out the reefs surrounding these beautiful islands. If you're a certified scuba diver, you can enjoy recreational dives around the islands of Saba, Statia and St. Barths Nevis. If you'd like to try Scuba diving for the first time, you can take a Discover Scuba Diving course to add to the excitement and adventure. Learn more about Optional Courses