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About Sun Charters
The S/V ATABEYRA is a 69', traditionally rigged trading schooner that retired from cargo service almost 20 years ago. The vessel traded for years between Hispaniola and the Turks & Caicos Islands carrying such commodities as rum , beer, produce, plants, building materials and even a few critters. The ship has been refit as a charter vessel and now stays close to home in the sheltered waters of Grace Bay and the Caicos Cays of Turks and Caicos Islands. The S/V ATABEYRA is the perfect platform for learning hands on operation of traditional sailing craft, for exploring the exquisite undersea world and many islands that surround us or just lounging on her spacious, shaded decks. No vessel in the TCI charter fleet is as large or as versatile. Sun Charters and the ATABEYRA crew offer our guests a unique opportunity to get real sailing experience aboard the last of the tropical trading schooners. Being a gaff-rigged vessel carrying two headsails, there are lots of lines to pull, many sails to tend, and the skipper will even be happy to let you take the helm. Feel the past come alive as we sail through the uninhabited chain of Caicos Cays the same way it was done hundreds of years ago. The Cays were once the lair of the infamous lady pirates Anne Bonny and Mary Reid, and the waters and surrounding islands remain basically untouched since that time. The Crew of the Good Ship Atabeyra are proud that she is overwhelmingly the boat the residents choose when recreating in the Caicos Cays.
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Captain Dave and crew were great. We were given an overview of the trip before we started.we left a few minutes late since we waited for a couple no shows. It was quite scenic just traveling through the canal to get to open water. It...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Joanne Y
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Enjoyed a spectacular day today with Captain Dave, Junior and Willie The weather was perfect and the charter was amazing! Thank you so much for giving us a great Valentine’s Day treat! We look forward to returning next year! From the six folks from New...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Relax487996
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In the late afternoon of January 25, 2019 we took a sunset cruise on the Atabeyra with 40 of our wedding guests. What a magical sunset cruise it was. Our guest could not stain talking about how much fun they had. The boat was so...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank travel-lovers4eva
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Captain Dave and crew took my friends and I out for a special 30th birthday party organized by my wife. What a trip! These guys are awesome. They'll cater to just about any request and are so accommodating but I recommend leaving your day in...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank villarentalsTCI
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My entire family said that we wished we would have found the Atabeyra earlier in the week instead of our last night so we could have taken the snorkeling tour and longer sailboat tours. We took an evening sail and watched the sunset and it...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 8 January 2019

Dave and crew were fantastic. From the moment we stepped on the boat everything was perfect. We had a group of 11 for a sunset snorkel and we had a blast. Junior, Willy, Dave and his son made the cruise the highlight of our trip...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank SirCadillac
Reviewed 3 January 2019

This was a perfect laid back end to the day. Got a sunset, peaceful surroundings, great crew and the topping was seeing the Glow Worms. A MUST see if you are there around the full moon period. Very gracious Captain David and his crew. Not...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Caribbejon
Reviewed 12 December 2018

The Atabeyra is an awesome charter, we have gone with Captain David and crew every summer for at least one charter, sometimes two since 2015. The snorkeling day trip, sunset cruise and sunset cruise with glow worm tour this year. It's well worth the money...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Dennisrc407
Reviewed 22 November 2018

We have come to Turks for the past 7 thanksgiving weeks and ever year had taken some sort of boat adventure, and every year I say let’s skip the boat. Well this year we took the sunset cruise on Sun Charters with our 12 member...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Burt W
Reviewed 8 November 2018

Our 3 kids chartered this 70-foot sailboat as a 40th anniversary gift to us on our trip. Then, as we were making our way out to sea, they all popped up from the cabin to surprise - best anniversary ever. The boat is fantastic and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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3 May 2018|
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Response from Kalik_Kalik | Property representative |
Public or Private? Public is generally on Thursdays. Check out website for detailed info.
10 April 2018|
Response from Kalik_Kalik | Property representative |
In general check out the website on our TA home page for Private and Public Charter options. We are primarily a Private Charter Sailing yacht. Public Charter this week: 4/12 Sail & Snorkel...10 to 2:30 pm. 4/14 Happy... More
15 January 2018|
Response from Kalik_Kalik | Property representative |
When are you here? Drop us a line via suntours@tciway.tc. .