Leeward Islands Celebration

Leeward Islands Celebration

Philipsburg to Philipsburg

Dec 23, 2023 to Dec 29, 2023

6 Days

SeaDream II

22345A

Rejuvenate during the holidays on this enriching voyage through the British Virgin Islands, with a touch of the French West Indies and Dutch Caribbean. Begin in Philipsburg, Sint Maarten’s lively capital, before sailing along pristine coastlines—where you are met by the white-sand shores and turquoise waters of Sandy Ground, Anguilla and Jost van Dyke’s sheltered White Bay. Explore the lush tropical paradise of Saba, nestled in the Netherland Antilles. Discover chic St. Barths’ incredible beaches, bistros, and resorts, one of our most treasured destinations in the Caribbean, where you enjoy an overnight stay before exploring Charlestown, Nevis. You disembark in Philipsburg for the opportunity to see more of Dutch-infused Sint Maarten.

Date Ports of Call Arrive Depart
Dec 23, 2023 Philipsburg,
Sint Maarten, Dutch Caribbean
2 PM - 4 PM
(Embarkation)
Evening
Dec 24, 2023 Sandy Ground,
Anguilla,B.W.I.
Morning Evening
Dec 25, 2023 White Bay, Jost van Dyke,
B. V. I.
Morning Evening
Dec 26, 2023 Saba,
Netherlands Antilles
Morning Afternoon
Dec 26, 2023 Gustavia,
St. Barths, F.W.I.
Evening Overnight
Dec 27, 2023 Gustavia,
St. Barths, F.W.I.
Evening
Dec 28, 2023 Charlestown, Nevis,
St. Kitts & Nevis
Morning Evening
Dec 29, 2023 Philipsburg,
Sint Maarten, Dutch Caribbean
Morning 8 AM - 10 AM
(Disembarkation)

Ports

  • Philipsburg
    Philipsburg

    Philipsburg is the main town on the Dutch side of St. Maarten. The town is situated on a narrow stretch of land between Great Bay and the Great Salt Pond. Philipsburg was founded in 1763 by John Philips, a Scottish captain in the Dutch navy. The settlement soon became a center for international trade. The main shopping district is located on Front Street and is in the heart of the city. Many consider Philipsburg to be the best shopping opportunity in the Caribbean. Depending on the traffic, SeaDream has the option to anchor or dock alongside. One of the highlight activities may be to participate in the America’s Cup 12 Metre Regatta.

  • Sandy Ground
    Sandy Ground

    This British Overseas Territory is becoming more popular due to the incredible resort options as well as world recognized beaches and amazing golf. SeaDream offers an opportunity to tee off, swim with dolphins or for the energetic, bike around the island with the Captain or Club Director. Naturally, we will also offer water sports while we are anchored off Sandy Ground.

  • White Bay, Jost van Dyke
    White Bay, Jost van Dyke

    The BVI’s barefoot island and home of the "Painkiller" drink. Population depends on the month – typically 250-300. This is another SeaDream destination where you may be served Champagne and Caviar in the surf followed by a beach barbecue lunch. A hike is always offered to guests to visit the famous Foxy’s Bar at Great Harbour (hopefully, the boutique is open) or you can stroll a few meters down the beach to the Soggy Dollar Bar. Snorkeling equipment is provided as well as some of our water toys!

  • Saba
    Saba

    This Caribbean paradise is a special municipality of the Netherlands. Due to this fact, Saba is actually the location of the tallest, or highest point/elevation of the Netherlands, even though it is a few thousand miles away from its European homeland. With an estimated local population of just over 2,000 people, Saba is now primarily supported by tourism, and is known for a concentration on “eco-tourism”. This includes diving, hiking, and climbing its mountainous terrain. The island is so small that there is only 1 main road, and its airport is well-known for having one of the shortest commercial runways in the world. The island’s intimate size, picturesque Red rooftops and lush vegetation make it a perfect port to call on during your special Caribbean yachting vacation.

  • Gustavia
    Gustavia

    Perhaps our most treasured destination in the Caribbean! This small island belonging to the French West Indies has so much to offer our SeaDream guests. Incredible shopping only steps away from the pier. Incredible beaches, resorts, restaurants and activities both day and night. SeaDream has created various land adventures for you to discover the island from sea or land. Ask one of the officers to take you on a hike or bike ride around the island. Another great activity here is to simply relax and watch all of the incredible yachts arriving and departing just off your SeaDream yacht.

  • Charlestown, Nevis
    Charlestown, Nevis

    Nevis is one of our favorite islands, and we encourage you to explore Nevis beyond the small town to make the most of your visit! We offer several excellent and varied options for you to do so and still leave you with plenty of time on your own for the beach. Less commercial and laidback than its large neighbor St. Kitts, Nevis, at first glimpse, offers a stunning approach with dramatic views of the potentially active volcanic Nevis Peak (3,232 feet/985 meters). Your SeaDream tender will bring you within a few steps of the small town center. Charlestown does not offer too many sightseeing or shopping opportunities though the house where American statesman Alexander Hamilton was born is only a short walk away along the waterfront (now the Museum of Nevis History). To enjoy Nevis to its full potential, we recommend that you divide your day into Morning, Lunch/Afternoon and Evening activities. Morning - Start your day by exploring the island, above or under water, on one of our fun optional Land Adventures. They are all enjoyable & exciting, and you will also support the local community. The Four Seasons Resort still offers incredible golf options as well as beautiful beach and dining facilities. Another option for lunch could be at Coconut Grove (less than ten minutes from Charlestown by taxi). Make sure to ask Gary, the owner, to show you his extensive wine & champagne cellar! Evening - For a romantic sunset with cocktails and a snack or dinner, we like to take the short drive to see Gillian, the owner of the charming Bananas Restaurant, which offers lovely views surrounded by lush tropical gardens. Of course, there is also Sunshine's Beach Bar & Grill, home of the famous "Killer Bee" Caribbean rum drink. We hope that the above recommendations allow you to plan your special day on Nevis. Now, all you have to do is to decide which of the optional morning activities to join.


Suites & Staterooms

*Government, Port, Document Issuance, Handling & Service fees: $336 per guest


Single Supplement for this voyage is 200% for Yacht Club Deck 2,3 and 4. For Commodore, Admiral and Owners Suite, a 200% single supplement rate applies.


Please Note: Fares are capacity controlled and may change without notice. The fares are per person based on double occupancy. Single and third person rates are also available. SeaDream Yacht Club strongly recommends that all guests purchase travel insurance.


Yachting Land Adventures & Activities

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  • Philipsburg - Transfers / Private Arrangements / Pre and Post Stays / Accommodations - Philipsburg, St. Maarten

    Description

    Our Destination Specialists “St. Maarten Lagoon Incentives" can assist with making your pre-arranged transfers, hotels accommodations and any other personalized pre or post cruise arrangements for your SeaDream cruise embarking or disembarking from Philipsburg, St. Maarten.

    If you have any questions, please contact St. Maarten Lagoon Incentives directly:
    Email: sid@lagoongroup.com
    Phone: +590 690 247213
    or Ami: ami@lagoongroup.com
    Phone: +590 690 18 4025

    Notes

    Duration

    N/A hour(s)

    Price

    (USD)

  • Sandy Ground - Shoal Bay Beach Break

    Description

    Discover Shoal Bay Beach, one of the top beaches in the world, on this Yachting Land Adventure that includes your transfers with a reserved beach lounge chair and shared umbrella. Upon arrival a cool cocktail welcomes you at this stunning place.

    This beach can compete with any beach in the world and also has a great reef for snorkeling. Shoal Bay is the most popular beach in Anguilla and attracts locals, tourists, and day trippers from the neighboring island of St. Martin for a good reason.

    You will be transferred to Shoal Bay Beach and greeted with a cocktail upon your arrival. Here you will have a reserved beach lounge chair and shared umbrella waiting for you. Your time here is on your own schedule. You can relax and enjoy the view of the two-mile sandy beach, swim, snorkel or take a stroll in the fine sand from one end to the other. Restaurants, beach bars and hotels line Shoal Bay's shores. Additional water sports equipment can be rented directly if you wish. Don’t forget to bring your camera to capture the moments you spent on one of the best beaches in the world.

    Notes

    You will be dropped off and picked up at an assigned, central location. Your beach lounge chair and umbrella are reserved so there is no worry about finding one. There are also several restaurants and bars along the beach where you can enjoy a local snack and drinks. If you plan to snorkel, be sure to bring your equipment from the yacht. A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. All adventures and prices in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. Final departures times will be advised onboard. If this tour operates on the first day of your voyage, we strongly recommend you prebook this before embarking to avoid any disappointment.

    Duration

    4 hour(s)

    Price

    119 (USD)

  • Sandy Ground - Speed Boat Beach Hopping & Snorkeling

    Description

    Board a private speed boat and set off to your first snorkel spot at Little Bay, the tiniest beach on Anguilla and one of the most beautiful locations to snorkel. It is also one of the most private beaches on Anguilla, since the only way to get there is by foot or by water. Since it is protected by high cliffs on three sides there is hardly any surf, making it a perfect snorkel stop. Snorkeling in these crystal-clear warm waters will be a rewarding experience with plenty of colorful fish, squids and shells. In general, Anguilla is well known for its snorkeling and has an abundance of fish; you can find the feisty little black-barred Sergeant Major and plenty of colorful Wrasses, Snappers and Grunts. Then on to the second snorkel stop, which is at Shoal Bay, where you will find a reef abundant with coral and sea fans, along with Parrot Fish, Blue Tang and even Trunk Fish, the ones that look like little triangular boxes. After this, the third stop will be Sandy Island also well known for its excellent snorkeling. After this last snorkel experience, you will board the speed boat to return to the pier in Road Bay while enjoying a well-deserved rum punch.

    Notes

    Guests must be proficient swimmers and comfortable with snorkeling equipment. In addition, the Captain will use his discretion when selecting the stops and snorkeling locations based upon the current weather and sea conditions for the best guest’s experience. A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures, and some may have limited capacity. All adventures in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. Final departure times will be published on-board. If this tour operates on the first day of your voyage, we strongly recommend you prebook this before embarking to avoid any disappointment.

    Duration

    3 hour(s)

    Price

    269 (USD)

  • White Bay, Jost van Dyke - Sandy Spit National Park Snorkel Adventure

    Description

    From your yacht marina, you will board a motor snorkel boat and cruise throughout the Jost van Dyke collection of islands. The vessel will anchor off Sandy Spit National Park, where you can snorkel and swim over a fascinating reef. Then it’s anchors aweigh, and head for Diamond Cay - a tiny islet completely surrounded by powdery white sand, azure blue waters and an underwater world filled with colorful marine life. Swim, snorkel or sun directly off the boat before returning to the ship’s anchorage.

    Notes

    Wear your swimsuit under your clothes; bring a towel, dry t-shirt or sweatshirt, sunscreen and a hat. Alternative snorkel locations may be selected according to sea and weather conditions. This activity may be operated on a sailing catamaran. Masks, snorkels, and snorkel vests are provided as well as instruction for a novice. Approximately 1 ½ hours snorkel time. A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. All adventures in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. Final departure times will be published onboard. Kindly note that you will be asked to sign a waiver prior to participating. If this tour operates on the first day of your voyage, we strongly recommend you prebook this before embarking to avoid any disappointment.

    Duration

    3 hour(s)

    Price

    139 (USD)

  • Saba - Hiking The Crispeen Track

    Description

    If you like a good workout in beautiful natural surroundings, this hike is for you! Enjoy some of Saba's unspoiled beauty with a hike along the Crispeen Track.

    Named for Saint Crispeen, the patron saint of shoemakers, this vigorous trail starts at the little town known as The Bottom. From the tender pier, you get to the starting point by local taxi van and set out with your local nature guide. The guide will point out the island flora as the trail leads you through the rainforest, across fields and over a forest ridge.

    The trail continues through pasture land, highlighting views of The Bottom and secondary rainforest, until it meets with the Mt. Scenery Trail. From this point, a downhill trek of about 300 steps brings you to the town of Windward side, where you will have some free time to take a swim in a refreshing pool (towels provided), buy a refreshment, or do some shopping. At the time and place designated by your driver, you'll be picked up for the ride down to the tender landing and your SeaDream yacht.

    Notes

    As this is a hike covering a distance of approximately 3½ miles, (mostly uphill) please wear appropriate footwear. Participants must be in good physical health. Bring protection from the sun and some water from the gangway. We recommend that you keep your hands free so bring a small backpack if you have one. Pack your bathing suit for a swim after the hike at Tropics Cafe pool; towels will be provided.

    A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. All adventures in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. Final departure times will be published onboard.

    Duration

    3 hour(s)

    Price

    109 (USD)

  • Saba - Saba Sights

    Description

    Find out today why the charming island of Saba has been dubbed the "unspoiled queen." This SeaDream Land Adventure will introduce you to the island's history and main points of interest and is your best and most convenient way to "see it all." Your sightseeing is conducted in the local taxi vans that await to show you the island's main villages and magnificent scenery.

    Starting at the port, you first visit "The Bottom", Saba's capital. Then continue through St. John's, home to the island's schools, where you have an incredible vantage point of the neighboring islands of St. Eustatius, St. Kitts and Nevis. Then pass through Windward Side, the village at the highest elevation, en route to Zion’s Hill. See the local ladies working on their Lacework at a local shop, and there's a beautiful view of Saba's death-defying airport and surrounding islands from the Holy Rosary Church. Finally, return to Windward Side for some free time to explore the village, do some shopping or grab a snack before returning to the harbor.

    Please do not judge the beauty of this magnificent island by the industrial looking harbor. This island simply should not be missed.

    Notes

    A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. All adventures in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. Final departure times will be published onboard.

    Duration

    2.5 hour(s)

    Price

    89 (USD)

  • Gustavia - Sailing the Leeward Coast

    Description

    Board a beautiful catamaran and set sail for a lovely, leisurely cruise in the direction of “Pointe de Colombier” and its sheltered bay. En route, you will enjoy a scenic panorama, while passing the mega yachts at anchor. Once at anchor in Colombier Bay, you will be able to enjoy sun bathing and swimming in the warm waters of the bay or just relaxing on the trampoline net. The helpful crew will be there to assist you at all times and mineral water, soft drinks, beer, rum punch will keep you refreshed. Upon return to Gustavia you may choose to stay in town and explore on your own, or return directly to your SeaDream yacht.

    Notes

    Please wear your swimsuit and bring sunscreen plus a towel from the gangway. As per French Regulations, any guests participating in swimming or a water activity will do so at their own risk. This is not a recommended snorkel destination, however if you want to snorkel, please bring your own equipment from the yacht. The crew of the catamaran is not licensed as a snorkel, dive and swimming center and cannot be held liable.

    No Yachting Land Adventures are offered on January 1st in St. Barts. This excursion must be booked 72 Hours (3 days) prior to arrival in the port to confirm its operation during your voyage. Cancellations after the deadline are non-refundable. Please book on the Seadream.com website before your voyage starts to avoid disappointment. A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures, and some may have limited capacity. All adventures in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. Final departure times will be published on-board.

    Duration

    3 hour(s)

    Price

    179 (USD)

  • Gustavia - Sights of St Barts

    Description

    This is a full island tour with a knowledgeable guide that includes several stops providing a great overview of the beautiful island of St Barts. Departing by mini van from the island's capital, Gustavia; a local guide introduces you to the island's history. See the salt ponds and learn of their impact on the local economy and its history on the island. From the top of Grand Fond Valley, you will have breathtaking views before a visit to Pointe Milou seeing beautiful villas perched on the hills over the sea. Pause at Colombier for views to the neighboring islands of Anguilla and Saint Martin. Before returning to the yacht, you will enjoy a stop at the Domaine de Felicite for a refreshment and visit of the botanical gardens and home on the Domaine.

    Notes

    This Yachting Land Adventure will not be available from the 20th of December until after the 5th of January. The tour sequence can vary and the local guide has a French accent that takes a moment to become accustomed to. This excursion must be booked 72 Hours (3 days) prior to arrival in the port to confirm its operation during your voyage. Cancellations after the deadline are non-refundable. Please book on the Seadream.com website before your voyage starts to avoid disappointment. A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and this adventure has limited capacity. All adventures in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. Final departure times will be published onboard.

    Duration

    2.5 hours hour(s)

    Price

    139 (USD)

  • Gustavia - St Barts Snorkeling

    Description

    Take a rib boat ride across the harbor to snorkel near a reef while observing reef fish and marine life in the crystal-clear waters off St Barts. Keep an eye out for green sea turtles, an endangered but relatively abundant species in these waters.

    From the pier side in Gustavia Harbor, you will board an open-air rib boat to begin this excursion. The captain will determine where the best site is to anchor, based upon the weather and sea conditions of the day. If possible, the snorkeling will be just outside the harbor to maximize your snorkeling time. This is where the waters are usually crystal-clear and filled with reef fish. You may spot brilliantly colored angelfish, large groupers, and schools of queen triggerfish. One of the most curious-looking species is the four-eye butterflyfish, which is named for the two dark spots – or false eyes – on the sides of its tail, which are meant to confuse predators. The endangered green sea turtles also gracefully swim these waters too. You may see them feeding on the seagrass and algae on the reef. They are known as being the largest of all sea turtles and the only ones that are herbivores.

    After your time in the water, you will climb aboard the rib boat ladder for the journey back to the pier and the tender waiting to return you to your SeaDream yacht. Alternatively, you can stay in town and browse the shops to return on your own when ready.

    Notes

    Guests should be good swimmers and MUST be in good physical condition to get on and off the boat using a ladder with 6 steps. While turtle and fish sightings are very likely, they cannot be guaranteed.

    This excursion is not recommended for guests with mobility concerns and back or neck problems. Please wear your bathing suit and coverup, and comfortable flat walking shoes. There are no changing room, or restroom, available on the boat. Don't forget a towel, hat, and sunglasses. Snorkeling equipment will be provided. Guest will be required to sign liability waiver.

    This Yachting Land Adventure must be booked 72 Hours (3 days) prior to arrival in the port to confirm its operation during your voyage. Please book on the Seadream.com website before your voyage starts to avoid disappointment. Cancellations after the deadline are non-refundable.

    A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures, and some may have limited capacity. All adventures in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. Final departure times will be published on-board.

    Duration

    1.5 hour(s)

    Price

    119 (USD)

  • Charlestown, Nevis - Montravers Hike & Beach

    Description

    This adventure is a great and active way to see more of the island! A moderately challenging hike through a lush forest will introduce you to the flora and fauna of Nevis, offering a variety of plants, trees and shrubs including bamboo, tropical fruit trees and if you are lucky, you might even see glimpses of green vervet monkeys.

    Hike through the lush, canopied rainforest to an ideal spot for panoramic views some 1800 feet (549 meters) above sea level. On a clear day you can observe the volcanic activity on Montserrat as well as spectacular views of neighboring islands of Antigua, Redonda, St. Kitts and Booby Island. Admire colorful traditional homes and shops and see how the villagers live as you stroll through picturesque villages. At the end of the hike there will be a short beach stop to enjoy a cool refreshment and swim (if desired) before making your way back to the yacht. The alluring beauty of the Nevisian countryside will provide a lasting memory.

    Notes

    Comfortable walking shoes and our SeaDream hiking sticks are recommended, no flip-flops please. Includes some uphill sections in a rain forest environment; hence the trail is likely going to be wet, and it can be muddy. Bring a towel and wear your swimsuit under clothing if you plan to swim at the beach. Wildlife sights cannot be guaranteed. A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures, and some have limited capacity. All land adventures in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. Final departure times will be published onboard. If this tour operates on the first day of your voyage, we strongly recommend you prebook this before embarking to avoid any disappointment.

    Duration

    3 hour(s)

    Price

    99 (USD)

  • Charlestown, Nevis - Plantations, Gardens & Rum

    Description

    This refreshing yachting land adventure reveals the origins of Nevis’s sugar and rum industry with featured tastings and cocktails; plus visits the stunning Botanical Gardens and a historic plantation.

    Today begins with traveling on board a customized jitney safari jeep as the driver-guide shares the history of Charlestown, including the story behind the Caribbean’s first 5 diamond resort and the historical St Paul’s Church. Charlestown was built in an area where it could be protected by Fort Charles and Fort Black Rocks. With its many historical churches and buildings, Charlestown gives you a glimpse of the past before heading to the next exciting stop, Clifton Estate Rum Distillery.

    Enjoy a unique rum tasting experience by sampling a selection of local rums with a rum connoisseur, who shares the history and qualities of each rum. A highlight of this tasting will be preparing your own bottle of Clifton Estate Rum. This artisanal process involves pouring the spiced rum mixture into the classic bottle and applying the seal of your keepsake bottle.

    Next you will visit the Botanical Gardens which will entice you to discover the abundant flora around you, before enjoying their signature cocktail ‘Purple Rain’, created from a special local flower ingredient from their garden.

    Rejoin the bus toward the final stop at the Hermitage Plantation; with Gingerbread Cottages and a traditional Great House, this family-run hotel boasts the oldest wooden building in the Caribbean. Discover this storybook plantation and try their famous cocktail a ‘Hermitage’s Breeze’ at this magical venue before returning to the yacht.

    Notes

    A non-alcoholic beverage option is available upon request at the Hermitage Plantation. Tour sequence can vary to avoid congestion at the venues. A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. All adventures in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. The minimum age to participate is 21 years old.

    This excursion must be booked 48 Hours (2 days) prior to arrival in the port to confirm its operation during your voyage. If this tour is on the first day of your trip, it must be prebooked before the voyage begins to ensure it's operation and to prevent your disappointment. Book this Yachting Land Adventure early to secure your spot and avoid the non-refundable cancellation penalty.

    Duration

    3.5 hour(s)

    Price

    219 (USD)

Prices are per person, in USD. Duration is in hours.


Testimonials

We enjoyed every minute of our "yacht adventure" and it really is impressive to be addressed by name from the moment we boarded! [...] The crew is really first rate and didn't miss a beat in providing the best service I've ever experienced. Dale W.California
Everything from service to cuisine was first class. It is truly an experience we will never forget-we will return to take another voyage with you. Jerry & Catherine A.Ohio