Thursday, November 15, 2018

Dominican Voluntourism with Sailing Catamaran Sagittarius

* Travel with purpose, expand your horizons * 
* open hearts and minds *

Charter Yacht Catamaran Sagittarius
All Inclusive Caribbean Catamaran Sailing Vacations

Dominica voluntourism yacht charter adventure aboard Sailing Catamaran Sagittarius is an unforgettable, life experience. The tiny island country of Dominica has long been a mecca to adventure travelers. The island beckoned with rain and cloud forests, volcanic craters, lush, tropical surroundings, breathtaking beaches and spectacular dive sites. That is, until September 2017, when Category 5, Hurricane Maria changed the landscape. You, with family and frienda, can help restore the island and lend a hand to her people.

* Sample Itinerary *

Begin your journey in Martinique, Guadeloupe or St Lucia
It's a thrilling sail to Dominica

Day 1 - Sail to Scotts Head in southern Dominica.

This is the start of the Waikubuli National Trail, which is currently being cleared and restored by volunteers. Spanning 115 miles from north to south, it was designed by the local community to link up remote villages. This is the only long-distance walking trail in the Caribbean. It is a treasure to locals, visiting nature lovers and international trekkers.

Dominica Voluntourism yacht charter participants work with the Forestry Division and the Waitukubuli National Trail Management Unit. Your charter party can assist with efforts to clear, restore and rehabilitate the trail.

Days 2-4: Dominica Voluntourism Yacht Charter Options

You can help at all three project sites if you wish. Chart your course with Captain Piero aboard Catamaran Sagittarius. Chartering a private yacht means your itinerary is always flexible. Work
to restore natural wonders above and beneath the sea and you'll achieve a holistic understanding of Dominica's unique environments.

- Clear and clean the Indian River

Sail to Portsmouth to help clean and clear Dominica's longest river, the Indian River.

- Dive to help clean up and restore the marine reserve

Join a scuba diving volunteer project focused on cleaning the marine reserve in northwest
Dominica. Fragile island structures, tin roofs, and a massive amount of other debris was blown into the sea. Dive sites have been severely damaged by large amounts of debris settling on the ocean floor.

- Clear a segment of the Waikubuli National Trail

The Waitukubuli National Trail (WNT) connects National Parks, local communities, farm lands, forest reserves and coastal areas. It links the Morne Trois Pitons National Park, a UNESCO natural World Heritage Site. Dominica Voluntourism Yacht Charter participants who elect to work on the trail should be prepared to handle equipment. Your work may require a chain saw, cutlass, shovel, rake and wheel barrow, for clearing, pruning and in some cases planting. Visit their website at

Day 5: Discover the wonders of this tropical island paradise

There are many options to choose from. Here are some ideas:
  • 1-day Central Island Tour: Imperial Road, Pond Casse, Emerald Pool, Castle Bruce, Kalinago Territory, Northern Forest Reserve, Spanny Twin Falls
  • 1-day Beach Walk: Salisbury to St. Joseph, 7km on the newly formed beach
  • 1-day North Island Tour: Cabrits/Fort Shirley, Northern Link Road, Indian River Boat Tour

 Day 6: Set sail aboard Sagittarius

Pull up anchor and set a course for the Isle des Saints, a perfect lunch stop. In the afternoon continue sailing to Martinique, Guadeloupe or St Lucia for the night.

Day 7: Discover Martinique, Guadeloupe or Saint Lucia

Trek up a volcano, take an island tour, visit a distillery, wander botanical gardens, explore the town museums, shops and restaurants.

Day 8: Disembarkation at noon

First, enjoy a full breakfast on Sagittarius' aft deck. Next, grab your gear and go for a final swim or snorkel in the balmy Caribbean Sea. Then it's time to bid your crew farewell.

* About Catamaran Sagittarius *

Charter Catamaran Sagittarius

Sagittarius is a 65-foot Privilege catamaran with a crew of 3 (summer) or 4 (winter). The yacht is air conditioned and can accommodate up to 10 guests in 5 cabins (1 King, 4 Queens) each with ensuite heads that have separate shower stalls.

They have an 18-foot dinghy with 60HP motor, waterskis for children & adults, kneeboard, wakeboard, tubes, 2 standup paddleboards (SUPs), boogie board, snorkel gear, TV/DVD, iPod dock, wifi where available, hammock, hair dryers, etc. Sagittarius has 2 dive masters. Click Scuba diving link below for more information.

- DIVING: CLICK to view diving info
- BROCHURE: CLICK to view brochure

Please inquire about rates for private charters, single rates, cabin charters and possible 10% voluntourism group discounts.

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