12 Metre Challenge

America's Cup 12 Metre Regatta
Price: $105.00
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Shore Excursion Size ? Standard
Shore Excursion Type Active, Scenic, Water/Beach
Shore Excursion Duration 2 Hours 30 Minutes
Activity Level ? Moderate
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? An approximate 10 minute walk from the cruise pier.
Food/Beverage Provided Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.
Recommended Dress Comfortable, weather appropriate clothing, swimwear underneath, soft-soled shoes, sunscreen, sunglasses and hat. No heels. Camera for photos (with plastic bag for protection).
Restrictions Guests must be able to step in and out of a sailboat and should not be prone to seasickness. Must be at least 9 years old to participate and at least 21 years old to consume alcohol. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Life jackets are required. All guests should take their own physical health into consideration before signing up for this tour, as this is a participatory tour by nature and moderate activity will be experienced. This tour is NOT wheelchair/scooter/walker accessible.

12 Metre Challenge

Have you ever watched sailing regattas and wondered what it would be like to be in one during a race? Here's your chance to find out by booking this St. Maarten excursion!

During this two and a half hour tour you will board one of three yachts and be assigned a crew member's position. Your expert guide crew will show you exactly what to do and will be on hand every step of the way to ensure your safety and enjoyment. Head out to the race course and help move your yacht to victory as you trim a sail, grind a winch or punch a stopwatch. Alternatively you can choose to sit back and relax with water, canned soda or beer and breathe in the salty air as your yacht races along the course. Once back on land celebrate your victory with a refreshing beer or rum punch drink in the 12 Metre Yacht Club, visit the museum and pick up a souvenir or two in the shop.

Please Note: Guests must be able to board the yacht and not be prone to seasickness. The minimum age to participate is 9 years of age and guests must be at least 21 years of age to consume alcohol. Guests with limited mobility and children must be accompanied by a companion/adult and life jackets are available on the boat (not mandatory). This tour is not wheelchair/scooter/walker accessible. Price includes bottled beverages onboard the yachts and at the party; crew gratuity not included. Meals can be purchased near the club facility.

5 Stars5.0 / 5  |  3 ReviewsReview This Tour
Best sailing experience
October 04, 2017
The best excursion I have ever done. We did it with our children on our 50th wedding anniversary cruise in Jan. 2017 on Stars and Stripes. It was fantastic!! We loved. sailing. Our crew was so awesome. I give it 10 stars!
Reviewer: Jan Graf
5 Stars
That was a lot of fun!!
September 30, 2017
Well organized, ran like clockwork. It was a lot of fun participating in the race and was also a lot of work!! We will do it again next time in Cozumel!
Reviewer: Myriam Gagne
5 Stars
Best tour of the cruise
December 07, 2016
I used to sail, actually owned my own boat for many years. This brought back the best of those days, racing of the coast of Fla. Exciting as they could make it with an amateur crew, and kept everyone involved. It was the best.
Reviewer: Fayette W Grover
5 Stars