Insight into Water Sports with Star Clippers

27th August 2015


The Gargantuan cruise ships of the 21st century can offer amenities such as climbing walls, bumper cars, extensive spas and glitzy restaurants. Thousands of passengers will battle against each other to use the same facilities, but you won’t find this issue on board any of the three Star Clippers ships. Facilities such as those previously stated are not present on board a Star Clippers vessel. Instead, all that’s left to do is admire the beauty of the sea as your tall sailing ship gracefully carries you from one destination to the next.

Part of appreciating everything the seas of the world have to offer is being able to swim around and dive into their depths; and that’s exactly one of the advantages Star Clipper ships can offer. As a result of their small size, Star Clippers ships are able to sail into smaller, more intimate ports. At these ports, guests will be able to take full advantage of a range of exciting water sports equipment.

At selected destinations on each itinerary, a hidden feature of the Royal Clipper springs into action. A marina platform lowers under the ship’s stem, allowing passengers to use a wide range of water sports equipment from wind surfs to banana boats. Sister ships, Star Clipper and Star Flyer, offer a range of similar activities either from the tender service or on-shore.

Complimentary activities include sailing, windsurfing, kayaking, water-skiing, wake boarding and snorkelling; and guests can also enjoy a banana boat ride or simply relax in the sun as your float around on a lilo. For a small fee, guests also have the option to complete diving certification classes and there are a range of diving trips on offer.

Considering the extent of the marine life visible, particularly in the Caribbean, these water sports could form one of the best parts of your cruise with Star Clippers. Some of the best destinations for snorkelling include Virgin Gorda, of the British Virgin Islands; and Tobago Cays, of the Grenadines.

All water sports activities are supervised by the sports team, who ensure your safety whilst using the equipment. The dedicated and knowledgeable team can offer expert guidance and advice.

Wherever you decide to travel with Star Clippers, you’ll be able to take full advantage of this truly unique feature. Whether you enjoy snorkelling, want to try your hand at windsurfing, or simply want to relax on an inflatable craft in the sun – you can do it all with Star Clippers. With itineraries in the Eastern and Western Mediterranean, Caribbean and around Cuba; there are plenty of tall-ship sailing experiences to enjoy.

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