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Yet_cruises_bg Gardens of the Caribbean on the Sea Cloud

Dates: January 30 - February 6, 2017

Total Duration: 8 days

Cost: Starting from $6,995 per person, double occupancy

Deposit (per participant): $2,500

Activity level: Moderately Active

Faculty:
Leo W. Buss
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Vehicle: Sea Cloud

Tour Operator: Arrangements Abroad

Region: North America And Caribbean

Overview


Visit great gardens, sail in waters with rich maritime history, and step ashore at lesser-known ports of call to experience Caribbean culture and culinary delights on a seven-night cruise aboard a legendary sailing yacht. Embark Sea Cloud in Antigua to cruise to chic St. Barthélemy, with its French savoir faire and beautiful white sand beaches. Tour two gardens on Tortola, the largest of the British Virgin Islands, and tender ashore on Virgin Gorda for a swim at the "Baths" – gigantic boulders along the beach that create small pools and cave-like structures. You may also wish to visit the Bitter End Yacht Club for a taste of its famous rum punch. Sail to St. Eustatius for an architectural walking tour of this charming, lesser-known Dutch island, and on Nevis, explore the childhood home of Alexander Hamilton before visiting the spectacular botanical garden, with its tropical plants, orchid terraces, and rainforest conservancy. On Îles des Saintes, an archipelago of eight tiny volcanic islands, learn of the 1782 battle that took place here between the Royal Navy and the French Fleet. Enjoy an optional swim before returning to the ship for our farewell dinner. Disembark in Antigua for morning visits to two private gardens.

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Leo W. Buss

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Leo W. Buss, Professor Emeritus of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and of Geology and Geophysics, is widely known for his research in... more>>
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