THE CONTRASTS OF BEQUIA ON A CATAMARAN

  • Hamn

    Kingstown

  • Svårighetsnivå

    Måttlig

  • Typ

    ej tillgängligt

  • Pris

    Vuxna

    EUR89.0

  • Varaktighet i timmar

    3.5

  • Utflyktskod

    03M4

In a nutshell

Are you ready to become the Robinson Crusoe of the Antilles at Moonhole, a quirky eco-village set into the rock, and then a new Captain Ahab near the only whaling station still operating in the Caribbean? But the happy ending here is yours: you can enjoy a snorkeling experience like no other.



Main stops
  • Moonhole: private eco-sustainable community at the western end of the island.
  • Ile à Quatre
  • Petit Nevis, whaling and snorkeling station


The programme
  • Bequia is a land of contrasts, and you'll see all of them: the first is at the far western end, where your eyes will be drawn to a huddle of quirky buildings visible from the catamaran.​ Our guide will reveal that it is a private community founded in the 1960s by a couple of retired New York advertising executives. Its name is Moonhole because it was built under a massive arch of volcanic rock that frames the moon in a very evocative way. The houses are sustainably built with whale bones, local timber and objects washed up by the sea. Some of them are available to rent: the proceeds allow this natural oasis to be preserved.
  • Sailing southwards you'll pass by Ile à Quatre, a private island that could very well be described as an earthly paradise: if you fall in love with it, you might like to know that it's up for sale.
  • Bequia is one the three places in the world where whale hunting is tolerated by the International Whaling Commission: at Petit Nevis you'll see an ancient whaling station, the only one still operating, with large tanks and cauldrons for processing the catches, as well as many whale bones.
  • Your tour ends a short distance away, in one of the best snorkeling sites in the world. You can expect to see many different species, including parrot, damsel and surgeon fish: yes, the blue ones like Dory in Finding Nemo.

Good to know
  • Slight changes may be made to itineraries and the length of excursions in order to protect your health and to comply with regulations and the safety protocol.
  • You'll be accompanied by an English-speaking guide.
  • We recommend you bring a mask and mouthpiece. If you don't have this equipment, we can provide it for you and it will have been sanitized in compliance with local anti-COVID regulations.