Costuma-se dizer que o Everest esta para o alpinista assim como o Cabo Horn esta para o velejador. Dobrar a ultima esquina da America do Sui e um sonho para qualquer esportista da vela. E por isso que esse roteiro fo1 batizado de “A Ultima Aventura”.
In April and May 2011, Mary Crowley visited and inspected yachts in the Mediterranean and Aegean Seas. The waterfront of Genoa offered an amazing array of classic sailing yachts, expedition ships, and luxury motor yachts. There were many magnificent new yachts to be viewed for the first time, as well as the wonderful charter yachts that provide custom designed Mediterranean vacations.
In Greece, besides visiting many friends in Poros and Piraeus Mary Crowley had the pleasure of staying aboard two of her favorite yachts, the Carmen Serena and the Carmen Fontana. The charming expert captains and incredible crews on both of these yachts make one feel that it would be nice to spend several months a year cruising the Greek Islands.
Mary Crowley, founder and director of Ocean Voyages, first sailed to Galapagos in 1973 on the brigantine Westward and spent a month sailing around the islands. She returned a year later on the New Zealand-built schooner New World and explored the islands for five weeks.
In February of 2011, Mary spent a week cruising the Galapagos Archipelago on the classic motor yacht Grace and another week visiting friends and inspecting all of the quality yachts in Galapagos. This amazing archipelago is an area that justifies multiple visits. The uniqueness and diversity of the wildlife offers adventures such as snorkeling at Tower Island and viewing the Hammerhead Sharks, visiting Santa Fe, and frolicking with the sea lions, hiking through lava rock and watching the Frigate Birds.
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I recently visited the Tuamotus, spending a week on SEASAUVAGE with their excellent crew of Sophie and Didier.
The Tuamotus are one of my very favorite areas in the world, they remain a chance to find incredible oceanic wilderness, beautiful snorkeling, scuba diving, beach combing, etc. The 60′ sailing vessel SEASAUVAGE is a well designed and run yacht. Her superb crew have done a excellent job for us on 5 week expeditions to Antarctica, expeditions to Pitcairn Island, explorations in French Polynesia, 50 days with scientists in the Marshall Islands as well as innumerable charters in the pacific.
SEASAUVAGE is available beginning July 31st. I had a difficult time leaving this yacht, as I so enjoyed my time on board. Special rates available for 3 weeks or longer. This vessel has 3 cabins, each is equipped with a queen berth and has a additional pullman berth, all with ensuite facilities. She is great for groups of friends and families from 2-6 persons.
This vessel is ready to explore French Polynesia, Cook Islands, Samoa, Tonga, Fiji, Vanuatu and is also after the Pacific Island season in Nov headed to Micronesia.
Mary T Crowley
KEAMA II is a 80′ Australian built sailing yacht which offers a fine combination of high performance sailing with a good degree of comfort. She has a excellent master cabin and would be a good candidate for honeymoon charters. She also can well accommodate groups of friends or families. She is currently based in Fiji but is willing to entertain charters in Vanuatu, Tonga or other Pacific Island groups. She is available beginning July 25th. After her Pacific season, the vessel will be relocating to Micronesia.
I had the pleasure of spending two and half weeks on KEAMA II last Feb in the Marshall Islands and I highly recommend Micronesia for anyone who wishes a combination of good sailing, snorkeling and scuba diving. We even had a chance to sail with the native people on their traditional canoes.
Mary T Crowley, Director
Kaisei means ocean planet in Japanese. Project Kaisei uses the Tall ship Kaisei as the figurehead and focal point in an innovative research expedition designed to figure out the best way to clean up and recycle the plastics which are converging in the Pacific ocean and forming an 8th continent.
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