CruiseMates' Readers Cruise Reviews

Windjammer Barefoot Cruises S/V Legacy by Tom Eastern Caribbean March 15, 2004

Six day sail aboard the 300 ft. Windjammer Barefoot cruises;SV Legacy.


Sunday: St Thomas; Boarded at 5:00pm, had a rum swizzle at 5:01 pm! Lol After the check-in stuff was complete we had dinner and then a band came on board to play. We danced and swizzled until about midnight and then turned in. Our two crew buddies from the Xmas cruise on the Polynesia were there; Nick the dive mate and Destin the "photo mon". Please tell them Tom and Joyce said hello. Also Popeye and Country the bar guy we have sailed with before. If you get a chance find the deck hand named "Bigga" He is just the nicest guy. Have Popeye make you an ankle bracelet!

Monday: St Thomas/Water island; Up early for bloody marys and sticky buns every day. Sailed to Water Island for the day. Stayed on board and hung out. Great time to start meeting our fellow sailors. Had an evening sail to St John

Tuesday: In St John; I recommend you take the island tour. 25$ and you get to see almost all the island as well as a snorkel stop at a popular beach that has a snorkel trail. Nature guide (Thunder hawk) gave a nice story about the islands on board ship before we headed into town for dinner. I highly recommend The Fish Trap for dinner and Duffy's Love Shack for dancing'. Half the ship was there, including some of the crew!

Wednesday: Off to Tortola; searching for supplies to build our cargo ship, hint: take some duct tape, string, and a plastic bag for a sail. Our ship "THIS SIDE UP" won last week. Take the catamaran tour to Peter Island. Great sailing and fantastic snorkeling, you'll see lots of fish, sea turtles etc. St Patty's day, Sea Hunt, Miss Windjammer contest, and P.P.P. dress up night. PARTY!!! Guess who won? St Patty Pirate and a Purser look-alike!

Thursday: Virgin Gorda; and THE BATHS! Don't bother taking a ship tour. Go early!! A $3.00 taxi p/p- takes you there. It's a hike down to the beach so wear teva's or sneakers to get there. The trail goes off to the left at the beach, TAKE IT! You'll really like where it takes you. After you have had your fill of the Baths, I suggest you go to Mad Dogs at the top of the hill and have a Shrimp sandwich and possibly the best Pina Colada in the islands! A $3.00 taxi back to the marina and get a bottle or two of wine to take back for the wine and cheese party! Evening sail to Norman Island. Went to the Pirates for drinks and dancing late! Note: Every other week the ship goes to Jost Van Dyke instead of Norman Island.

Friday: Norman Island; Snorkel tour to the Caves and Indians, Amazing Grace resupply ship visit. Lunch at Pirates and Sea Trials. Crab races and captains dinner. Late evening sail back to St. Thomas.

Saturday: St Thomas; Back at the dock in Crown bay; Trip over,,, BOO HOO.Up early, Packed, Ate breakfast , and then headed into town for some last minute shopping. Back at the ship at noon for lunch and then, goodbyes said; we headed for the airport and home. We are already looking into when we are going bare footing again!

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