Lüderitz Sailing Holiday

7 Days

Dreams of oceansailing are fulfilled during this holiday on our comfortable 60ft catamaran Silverskye. With three double bunks with bathrooms, a roomy galley and saloon with plenty space outside to relax by observing marine life and the oceans majestic swells, there is more than enough space for six guests. An onboard chef conjures up three exquisite meals every day, with snacks and a variety of drinks being served throughout.

Meals include breakfast, lunch, dinner with various snacks in between.

Included are sparkling wine, beer, wines, cooldrinks and water on board. Any special requests in this regard will be charged extra. Beverages in Lüderitz are on own account.

Staff on the catamaran include two skippers, a deckhand and a chef/guide. All staff are suitably qualified and hold valid First Aid Qualifications.

Insurance for medical evacuations is in place.

The booking deadline is 14 days in advance. Copies of clients ID’s or passports are required upon booking.

This holiday will only be offered between January and June of each year. Due to weather dependency, tours may be postponed or cancelled altogether, in which case a refund on any monies paid will be given.

Please contact us for rates on any variations on the tour, or for any special requests.

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Itinerary

This seven-day tour is designed as a holiday in itself for those who wish to taste multi-day sailing in a safe and comfortable environment.

Day 1

Walvis Bay - Pelican Point

Check-in for this adventure is at 14h00 on day 1 from the Waterfront in Walvis Bay. After a thorough safety briefing and demonstration of the catamaran’s safety equipment and facilities, we head out to Pelican Point with its colonies of about 60,000 resident Cape Fur Seals. Coffee, tea and sweet treats are served whilst ensuring that everyone is comfortably settled in. Having passed Pelican Point we head out ... to the open Southern Atlantic and set sails. Sundowners of sparkling wine, cocktails and oysters are served on the outside deck, with dinner being served when the sun has set.

Meal information Dinner included

Day 2

Conception Bay

We sail throughout the night on our course to Lüderitz at about 20 Nautical miles offshore. Day 2 is spent relaxing on board. Upon reaching abeam Conception Bay we head a bit closer inshore to hug the coastline. Some of Namibia’s offshore island will be passed. With a bit of luck we will be joined by schools of Heaviside’s and Dusky dolphins, ... who often play at the bow of the catamaran, while the odd Humpback Whale may be spotted. Birds likely to be seen include several species of Albatrosses, Petrels, Skuas, Prions, Fulmars and Gulls. Guests are invited to assist with the rigging of sails, the navigation of the course to Lüderitz and general deckhanding. The evening will be spent with sundowners at sunset followed by a braai on board.

Meal information All meals included

Day 3

Lüderitz

We will arrive in Lüderitz early on day 3. After docking in the Lüderitz harbour, guests will be transferred to the Nest Hotel for two nights. After guests have settled in, we will explore Lüderitz and surrounding areas in the afternoon, which will include visits to Sturmvogelbucht, Diaz point, the beach ... at Grosse Bucht and various small bays in between. We will have sundowners and dinner at Nest Hotel.

Meal information All meals included

Day 4

Bogenfels

On day 4 we will be collected at 08h30 for a day excursion to Bogenfels and the old Ghost Towns of Pomona. In this area, the diamond rush of 1910 – 1930 played out. The Ghost towns of Pomona were left by all inhabitants in a few years after 1930. Guests can view the mining equipment and ... experience the harsh conditions that people lived and operated under. Bogenfels is Namibia’s famous rock arch with one foot in the sea and the other on land. It's about 60 metres high. The excursion will finish at the hotel at 18h30 for dinner.

Meal information All meals included

Day 5

Halifax Island

The morning of day 5 is at leisure, before we transfer back to the catamaran after lunch for our departure back to Walvis Bay. We initially head South along the rugged coastline of Lüderitz up to Halifax Island, where resident colonies of African penguins can be observed. We may be joined by the local pods of Heaviside’s dolphins.

Meal information Not included

Day 6

Late afternoon we head North again on a course to Walvis Bay. After Sundowners we settle in for dinner on board. Sailing throughout the night we spend day 6 on board relaxing. The final night on board is celebrated with a braai.

Meal information Not included

Day 7

Pelican Point

Pelican Point should come into view at around midday of Day 7, and we should arrive back at the Waterfront at around 14h00 for disembarkation.

Meal information Not included

This seven-day catamaran charters tour is designed as a holiday in itself for those who wish to taste multi-day sailing in a safe and comfortable environment, coupled with relaxation and sightseeing experiences in the diamond-fuelled history of Lüderitz.

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