Join a Caribbean boating experience on classic yacht



 Min stay requested: at least a week



  • Description


    Please note we will be in Bahamas, and perhaps Turks, DR, before BVI. INQUIRE FOR LOCATION ESTIMATE ON DATES. We do have a Cat aboard, very social friendly adventure cat.

    Our workaway experience is about mutually beneficial fun. Many of my guests say that this is an experience like no other, as I do not just expect something from you, but I give too. You will be welcome to join us on our nights out, our weekend activities, our travels, you will be welcomed in as a part of the family and really, most people never want to leave... and some come back again and again :)

    We have bought a classic sailboat which we are maintaining and enjoying using, as well as sharing with others. I am a paitient teacher and enjoy sharing my skills and knowledge with enthusiastic people. We are sailing this boat from USA back toward the BVI and beyond, this winter onwards, so you will be crew onboard as we go place to place through the Bahamas toward the BVI including Turks ans Caicos , Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico too... While the main focus of this listing is to get folks to help with day to day life , as crew on the boat, we are open to people without prior experience.

    We are looking for younger flexible openminded easy going persons, 1 at a time or MAYBE 2 at a time ( if youre both very close and very small) as you'll have a small forepeak bunkbed cabin with about 2sq ft floor space amd 5ft 4in standing room under the hatch. Please note the beds are 5ft 10in by 20 in wide. We had one taller guy already decry 'too little space' so smaller people are best! Showers are currently found ashore, or in the cockpit between. Or swimming. Anyway.

    Tasks such as light cleaning, cooking, painting, moving supplies, boat building or repair, and other tasks will occupy your mornings, leaving the rest of the day free for you to explore if in port. If we are at sea youll have (2) 4 hour watches a day, and be given days completelt free after to makeup for the extra time.

    We will help with you to help you attain your travel goals in order to have the best experience while also making a contribution to our project here. Flexible with schedules and dates and many options to make the most of your trip. Write to us for more detail and with any questions. We have hosted over 85 people in the past 5 years, and now look to host 1-3 persons this winter and have really great experiences through all of this almost without exception. Immigration and Finances are not a problem, we will help with all if needed. Stays of 1-2 weeks are best, and we are open to longer stays for the right persons after a first visit...and you will have one of the most unique experiences of a lifetime. Come visit us!

    We are welcoming to people simply here to help make life and home better... have confidence , you have value, 'use your words and don't be nervous' , we look forward to hearing from you.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Here on my project we are working on using our energy to develop the community we wish to live in all around us. Some cultures believe that you should work hard, focus, keep your head down, save, and one day in the future you will be rewarded with retirement and fun. We believe that you should make every day fun, and do work that is so interesting to you its difficult to tell whether you are working or just living! Come visit, help, and learn about the NOW. Your reality is created with each decision you make.

  • Help


    We are looking for energetic, creative people to help us make the most of this island and boating lifestlye. We have a special need for varnish, and also sewing/canvas or even sailmaking. General cleaning activities and crew tasks daily means we can also host you even if you don't have experience with more technical things. While in general we would only ask minimal help day to day in port, there will be times at sea, or even in harbour in certain sitastions, that its not possinble to get off the boat. You have to understand this is a crewing opportunity, so the ship comes first. We will of course provide compensating shore leave to make up for these times to be fair to all.

    Come see us!

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation


    We have a forepeak cabin with two single beds, on the boat that has its own exit hatch and attached (shared) bathroom. There is about 2 sq ft od floor space with about 5 ft headroom so you cannot stand in the forepeak. You can stand with the hatch open or in the bathoom (heads). Really 1 perspn is the prefernece.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Tons of local activities from bouldering, climbing, surfing, paddleboarding, sailing, diving, swimming, hiking, partying. Lots of local culture and great community all around. Hitch hiking is common and normal here so getting around is easy. Sailors are friendly so opportunites unfols all around you.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    4-5 hours per day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 946492428714

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