Onboard the Vessels
Comfort Meets FunctionBluewater Adventures recently introduced a new flagship yacht to the fleet. We are proud to provide comfort at every level. All of our sailing vessels have been custom built, locally with expedition travel in mind. From 6 guest cabins with private ensuite bathrooms (heads) to 7 guest cabins with 3 shared heads each vessel especially caters to small-group travel. Each equipped with a cozy salon, natural history library, fantastic on-deck viewing and covered wheel house - we ensure that all guests will find our yachts the perfect "adventure home", away from home.
StyleBuilt in the early 1980's, Island Odyssey and IslandRoamer were beautifully designed and go through annual maintenance upgrades and more recently some major renovations. Experience a more modern vessel aboard SV Island Solitude - a sloop with clean lines and more "beam" providing added stability on the water.
The style of our vessels reflects in the style of our trips - Unique. These are educational trips, with a focus on learning and having fun. Small group size allows for interactive participation and allows guest to experience places that larger groups can not access.
SpaceAll our yachts have large inflatable boats for shore excursions, and stable sea kayaks for exploring protected bays and along the shore. Each day is full - walks ashore, voyaging island to island, then anchoring each night in a new, secluded bay. Each day we are off the boat more than once. Even though these are small ships, it is never a problem finding your own space to rest, read or reflect your thoughts in a journal.
Physical CapabilitiesPeople of any age and most physical capabilities are eligible for our trips. Just bring your curiosity and a sense of adventure. Our yachts are spacious and comfortable and afford easy access to almost everyone. At most of our stops we will use our inflatable zodiac boats to transfer participants to the beach and depending on the trip, explore along simple trails. We may stop at a small coastal village and simply step from the boat onto a dock.
You will have to climb up and down this ladder on Island Roamer, onto the swim grid and into the zodiacs. Island Odyssey and Island Solitude have steps leading to the swim grid where you step down and into the zodiacs. Most landings are "wet landings" requiring guests to step out of the zodiacs and into about 6 inches of water to access the beach. Guests can expect some shores to be rocky or slippery - not to worry, Bluewater guests and Crew are always happy to lend a helping hand!
MealsA professional cook is in charge of all the cooking during the trip. We carry ample quantities of fresh vegetables, fruits, meats, grains and dairy products for the duration of the voyage. Meals are served buffet style. We are confident that you will be very impressed with the variety and excellence of the meals that are prepared for you. Complimentary wines are served with dinner. There is no bar onboard to purchase additional drinks. Guests are responsible and welcome to bring their own cocktail, beer and soft drinks.
WeatherWhile guests should come prepared for some gusty winds and the possibility of rain, we usually experience clear skies and a good amount of sunshine. It always feels cooler on the water than the actual temperature.
Please refer to our What to Bring Page for specific items that will make your trip more comfortable.