Sample Delta Voyage Itinerary
Here's a taste of what life might be like when you join us on Delta's teen summer adventure camps! You'll learn sailing techniques, participate in exciting water sports and community service projects, and explore the beautiful culture that is so unique to the Leeward Islands.
Note: This is a Sample Delta Itinerary. Actual program itineraries will vary based on weather, and Caribbean holidays, so as to create the best experience for each of our students.
Day 1 Sunsail, Captain Oliver's Marina, Oyster Pond, St. Martin
Get acquainted with our beautiful home base; meet your Captain and everyone on your program. If you arrive in the afternoon, you'll have a chance to go to a gorgeous beach for volleyball and swimming. Your program will then take a walk to a perfect spot to watch the sun set over the water. You'll have your first boat meeting over delicious pizza and set the course for the adventures ahead!
Day 2 Tintamarre & Grande Case, St. Martin
Your captain and mate will go through some preparations and lessons at the dock before you tackle your first de-docking and make way! You'll become familiar with the parts of the boat, take a turn behind the helm, and practice with the winches as head toward Tintamarre for some group games and mud baths! Then, you're off sailing again to Grand Case, where you'll cook your first dinner on board and enjoy a pleasant night at anchor under the Caribbean sky.
Day 3 Marigot, St. Martin
You'll spend a little time in the morning on the beach, and then sail to the port of Marigot. On the way you'll begin to master sail trim and the right-of-way rules! Once anchored, you and your crew will head ashore to visit an old fort, with an incredible view of the town and surrounding islands. Then comes your first chance to shop for souvenirs in this exciting French town. A night out with the fleet at a French disco completes an exciting day.
Day 4 Columbier, St. Barths
You wake up early to sail from Marigot to Columbier on St. Barths, focusing on navigation and learning the names of the islands along the way. You'll practice tacking and jibing and review the parts of the sail. Then you'll work with your crew to pick up your first mooring ball in St. Barth's beautiful water. After a great lunch, you will have the chance to kayak, hike and snorkel in this gorgeous bay. Keep an eye out for lots sea turtles! In the evening, your captain will give a Leave No Trace seminar on the importance of using environmentally friendly products on board while in the Caribbean.
Day 5 Saba
After an intense sail, prepare yourself for this mysterious and unique island "rock" jutting out of the sea! Years ago, passing sailors could only visit this island by climbing a single set of 800 steps cut into the sheer rock-face of the island. Today it's not so difficult, but its long history of inaccessibility has made it one of the most unique islands in the world. After arriving, you'll go on an amazing snorkel, checking out the many tropical fish and Saba's terrain from under the water. Divers will check out some of the best dive sites in the Caribbean! You'll also explore a special beach that only appears during the summer and take some time out for water skiing and tubing.
Day 6 Saba
Get ready to explore and give back! Your fleet will catch a ride up the mountain to the main town called "The Bottom". There, you'll join James from the Saba Conservation Foundation to clear historic trails in Saba's rainforest. Afterwards, you'll explore town, and if you're up for it- hike the trails through the clouds to Saba's summit. Finally, create your own glass beads and bring home a gorgeous homemade souvenir from Jo Beans! End your busy day with some friendly competition; it's time for Chili Cook-off!
Day 7 Statia
As you head for secluded Statia, you'll watch Saba's peak get smaller as you sail further and further away. It's another beautiful day and it feels great to be back on the water. As a challenge event, each boat organized tacking teams to compete for the fastest and safest tack as your fleet moves from Statia to St. Kitts. These Sail Caribbean challenges test your crew to see how you are improving as sailors and gives you a chance to really show your stuff! You'll arrive in the afternoon and have a few hours to snorkel for Statia's blue beads, dive, hike, explore a fort, and water-ski before making dinner. After dinner, you'll head back to shore for brownie sundaes and a little socializing between boats.
Day 8 Basseterre, St. Kitts
You awake early to hike to the top of the Quill, an inactive volcano. Afterwards, you'll set sail for St. Kitts to arrive by late afternoon. Your captain will teach you all about docking techniques before you head into Port Zante. There, you'll complete your first, and most challenging, docking before heading into Basseterre to explore a bit of town. In the evening your whole fleet will enjoy a barbecue dinner on the docks!
Day 9 Whitehouse Bay, St. Kitts
Local youth from the UNESCO Youthpath project join your crew for games and sailing lessons. You'll make fast friends and help lead team building games! They'll teach you all about St. Kitts, then it's your turn to teach sailing basics as you hand over the helm to your new friends. Once anchored, you'll assist in teaching snorkeling basics and learn about marine life. After a busy day, you fall fast asleep on deck under the Caribbean night sky.
Day 10 Pinney's Beach, Nevis
The first half of the day you'll take a taxi tour around St. Kitts, learning more about the history and culture of this interesting island. You'll explore the famous Brimstone Hill Fortress, taste real sugar cane, and visit the Batik factory for a special souvenir. Then, it's just a short sail down the Leeward side of Nevis to Pinney's Beach. You'll head to the beach for some volleyball and a chance to see a movie star staying at the secluded Four Seasons Resort. Finish the day at "Sunshine's" a classic beach restaurant where your toes can wiggle in the sand as you eat your favorite island cuisine and dance to some great Caribbean music.
Day 11 Montserrat
Arrive in the afternoon at Carr's Bay and prepare to explore some of the hidden snorkeling spots in this area. You'll have the option to attend a Marine Biology seminar on the effects of Montserrat's volcano on the surrounding coral reef and marine life. After dinner sit back on the boat and see the incredible star galaxy. This island is far from any bright lights, which will enable you to see stars you never even knew existed!
Day 12 Montserrat
During the day explore villages that once had stores and homes and see how the volcanic ash has destroyed the entire southern side of the island. Come back from the island tour and start to prepare the boat for your night sail. You'll be assigned your night watches over dinner and discuss with your crewmates how you will safely plot and navigate your course. You'll set sail in the evening heading towards the island of Ile Fourche, moving cautiously under an incredible night sky.
Day 13 Ile Fourche
Your fleet will arrive on this beautiful deserted island late in the morning. You'll take time swimming and relaxing and talk about what you learned during the challenging night sail before going for a short hike. In the afternoon, you'll have the opportunity to watch a windsurfing demonstration and take a stab at windsurfing yourself! At night, you'll host your sister ship's crew for a delicious jerk chicken dinner, and have fun challenging each other in a fleet-wide dominoes tournament!
Day 14 Gustavia, St. Barths
You sail into St. Barth's unbelievably blue waters, and you know this is going to be an awesome place. After mooring in this charming harbor, you head ashore to explore the island. Take a ride in island jeeps to the most beautiful and famous beaches in the Caribbean, you'll have quite the experience when you see an airplane take off right over your heads while lying on beautiful Airport Beach. You'll get a taste of the French culture with fabulous shopping and indulgent French food. Enjoy a dinner out with your Captain at one of Gustavia's amazing restaurants. Be sure to try the crepes!
Day 15 Columbier, St. Barths
It's Sail Caribbean's favorite tradition- The "Olympics!" You'll begin with a race around Ile Fourche. Map out your tactics and psyche your crew up for some friendly competition! The race ends on anchor in Columbier. This time you'll see the bay from a different view when you take over the beach for events such as the kayak pull, dizzy fender relay, and bury your captain! To continue the excitement you'll dress up your captain and mate as a celebrity couple for their theme staff meeting and hope to win for most creative ensemble. "Olympics" day always proves to be full of laughs and memories.
Day 16 Oyster Pond, St. Martin
Wake up for your final snorkel and swim in the amazing Caribbean waters. Celebrate your last sail together by showing each other all that we have learned and accomplished. After spending the day laughing and reminiscing over the first time you cooked a meal, scrubbed the decks, captained the boat, tried diving or worked with local youth, you'll make your final approach to docks. As you pack up your belongings, look forward to pizza, dessert, and awards night. Staff and student skits create a night full of fun, surprises, and memories with your friends.
Day 17 Fond farewells as you head back home, with airplane letters in hand, ready to tell your family about all of your amazing adventures!