Water Sports and Activities
As you would expect in the Caribbean we have a profusion of water sports and activities available during your sailing vacation!
SUP, Kayaks, iFloats, Noodles, Skis, Sea Scooters
Try out the hot new trend on the water by using one of La Grande Bellezza’s Stand-Up Paddle Boards (SUP’s). Instead of the traditional surfboard style, where you paddle out to the wave with your arms and stand up to catch it, on a stand-up paddle board (SUP) you stand up the entire time and use your paddle to get around. You don’t even need waves to have a great time on an SUP. Ideal for exploring deserted beaches and coves.
Paddleboards are a fabulous charter accessory. The SUP is an easy and stable paddle for first timers, perfect to explore idyllic creeks and bays with a great vantage point to see fish, without putting a mask on! The boards are fun to paddle longer distances, “Do a Downwinder” or catch a wave for the more experienced paddler. They also make an excellent mode of transport to head to a bar or beach…..or just to relax on, or even yoga on, tethered to the back of your yacht. Adjustable length paddles ensures a perfect fit for all.
Our double kayak come equipped with seat backs, bottle holders and gear storage giving you the potential to do a grand tour of the bays from your yacht, or a convenient way to get to the beach. Alternatively, their stability lends itself to trying a spot of fishing . The highly durable and lightweight combination make it an easy accessory to add to your charter and adds another dimension to your adventure.
Kayaks, Paddleboards, iFloats, Noodles and Sea Scooters are a wonderful way to enjoy anchorages at the end of the day in peace and tranquility, or take a picnic to a deserted beach … and its great exercise too!
iFloats & iSki: La Grande Bellezza has 18ft. iFloats on board: www.youtube.com/watch?v=wk7SvHnVvt0
Learn to Kiteboard
Most islands where we charter have kiteboarding companies that can provided lessons, guided excursions, and feature the latest in equipment and apparel.
We don’t expect you to get airborne on your first lesson, but after a little guidance from the experts you may be tempted to try it! We can arrange to have a windsurfer on board for your arrival, and before you leave the dock an instructor from your selected water sports equipment provider will meet with you at your boat and give you some tips on windsurfing (should you need them). Most companies have first-rate intermediate and advanced windsurfing equipment available.
If you can’t live without cycling or biking, then you can rent one from a variety of companies depending on where your charter is. Most have a wide range of cycling and biking equipment available to suit all sizes and budgets. Cycling/biking is a great way to get around on some of the larger islands that you might want to explore, and avoid the expense of renting a car.
“If you want to fly fish there are Fly Fishing Outfitters throughout the islands
There’s a tremendous variety of bars, cafes and restaurants on all the islands. Your Captain and Chef will be able to show you where they are.
Helicopter tours are available on most if not all islands.
Enhance your scuba diving adventure with local companies on the islands. These instructors are PADI certified and intimately know the best and most beautiful dive sites for scuba diving. Your Captain can organize a pre-arranged rendezvous with La Grande Bellezza.
The Caribbean may not be the first place you think of as a surfer’s paradise, many of the islands have several excellent locations for surfers depending on the time of year. For more information speak to your Captain.
Many of the islands have zip line adventures. The eco-friendly tour involves being hooked to a double line that takes individuals through a soaring path in the sky, offering breathtaking views of the surrounding islands.
Thinking of getting married before, during or after your sailing vacation? We can assist you with local wedding coordinators who can assist in planning your special day.
Limin’ (taking it easy Caribbean style!) – after all you’re on vacation so you can take a breather.