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Kitesurf, Freedive, Yoga & Hike & Hands-on Adventure Sailing on a Classic Schooner| Caribbean

Sail The Caribbean With Us! Travel By Sail To Multiple Island Nations, Discover Freediving, Kitesurfing, Fuelled By Coconuts And Fellow Adventurers. Join us for 1, 2 or more weeks.

Full ON discovery experience on nomad/travel lifestyle possibilities and mindset, natural living, ocean sports introductions, while exploring the most beautiful Caribbean Islands, by sail. This together with fellow (aspiring) nomads as stoked about creating a life nothing less they are capable of living.

Our Caribbean trips are led by Suzanne and Jonatan, that created fulltime slow adventure travel lifestyles for more than 15 years now. From Sailboat hitchhiking on +50 boats, across the Atlantic (x 4), hitchhiking across West Africa, hiking the PCT, building a tiny house on wheels and then live in it. Just to name a few memorable experiences they’ve done solo, and will be happy sharing about.

This trip is a discovery of ways of life possible beyond doing the average things, a way to shift your mindset, and a way to get kickstarted with personal support, a boat load of inspiration, and of course full on action and adventure along the way. With on board instructors, each trip we introduce you to freediving AND kitesurf. If you’re considering a course change, jump on board and come explore!

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Trip dates:

Martinique, St. Lucia, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Grenada | December 21 – December 28 | 7 days | Kitesurf & Sailing & Freediving

Grenada, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, St. Lucia, Martinique | December 28 – January 4 | 7 days ' Kitesurf & Sailing & Freediving

Martinique – St. St. Lucia, Vincent & The Grenadines, Grenada, Martinique | January 7 – 19 | 13 days | Yoga, Kitesurf & Sailing & Freediving

Martinique – St. St. Lucia, Vincent & The Grenadines, Grenada, Martinique | January 21 – February 2 | 13 days Kitesurf & Sailing & Freediving

Martinique – Dominica – Guadeloupe | February 4 -11 | 7 days

Guadeloupe - Dominica - Guadeloupe | February 11-18 | 7 days

Guadeloupe – Antigua & Barbuda – St. Maarten | 18 February – March 4 | 13 days

St. Maarten | March 4 – 13 | 9 days

On purpose, we don’t plan out the routes in detail. Our captain and expedition leader have extensively explored the Caribbean by sail and know about the best and most remote anchorages to choose from. We make the best possible route, with for sure having the Grenadines part of the itinerary. We will go after remote turquoise bays in the Caribbean that can only be reached by sail. We’ll be sailing and snorkeling and exploring the crystal clear waters of the Caribbean seas, where the crowd can’t reach!

Distances between the islands are short. You can usually see the next one already lying ahead of you. That said, we will sail a few hundred miles to make the most out of this expedition!

Imagine jumping into warm turquoise waters just seconds after you wake up. Eating a freshly chopped papaya for breakfast, having consistent 15-20 knot breeze when sailing to the next island, and if we’re lucky spotting a whale or dolphins, do a boat swing, hiking up a hill for the view, climbing a palm tree for a coconut, and enjoying a sunset chillax with that coconut and green flash on the horizon. You can work on your swimming skills immersed in the evening bioluminescence, with the starry sky above you making wishes.

That’s just one example of a day on board SV Twister in the Caribbean. Each day you’ll experience something new, whether it’s spotting ocean wildlife, discovering a new island or trying some of the best local Caribbean cuisine.

Ocean Nomads trip are beyond ‘the usual’ sailing holiday. It’s and adventure experience aimed at making the dream lifestyle reality, not just for the time with us but beyond all that. Incorporating the Ocean Nomads values, of community, exploration, and positive impact into the elements of the trip. Ocean Nomads trips are always hands-on, everyone helps with the running of the ship.

With Suzy on board as certified Freedive Instructor, she also happily teaches some freedive basics to level up your underwater exploration time and experience.
Jonathan is our on board kitesurf instructor and happily teaches. We also have kite gear available for those who already practice the sport.

We’ll touch remote islands that can’t be reached any other way than by boat. Wherever we go we leave the places cleaner than we find it. Beach clean ups are part of the routine, not ‘just’ incorporated as an event.

This is a muti-adventure trip. But ofcourse, you’re always welcome to chill and read a book or just do nothing, but BEing.

A consistent 15-20 knots is present pretty much all days. Perfect for cruising and kiting. The water temperature is around 28 degrees and makes board short and bikini kiteboarding and snorkeling possible. Is it a dream? Yes, and one to make real!


Slow travel by sail, powered by wind, ruled by nature. Offshore and remote. On a 100+ year old hands on classic ship. No electrical winches here. With a bunch of ‘strangers,’ Expect the unexpected!

Expand your network with insight and inspiration. We walk the extra mile to unite your soul tribe members on board. Connection and conversation at sea goes deeper in one day than months on land.

Skill Building
Learn and expand your seamanship, sailing, navigation, resilience, conscious living, adaptation & social skills. Exchange skills and stories with fellow crew members

Gather tips and tools, to accelerate your journey to alternative adventurous conscious life on or near the sea.

We strive for minimum negative and maximum positive impact with our preparation & execution.

Here's what some of the previous crew says:

"The experience on the boat and the effort made to create a beautiful team was just really beautiful and I felt connected for the first time in decades, I felt part of a community and had companionship. I was so happy that it’s so all-inclusive of gender race religion nationality and most importantly age. It has connected me with like-minded people of all ages and being very transformational personally because my life has been incredibly isolated as a single parent Who works from home. I can honestly say October and November I felt happy and free for the first time in maybe 22 years" – Cay

"I always had the dream to go sailing one day. But, like many, I did not grow up with sailing and I thought it’s something for the very wealthy. Now, thanks to this tribe, I know different..
Last summer I had my first sailing experience wit Suzanne and I initially signed up for one week, but ended up staying 1,5 months, and sailed as part of the crew with fellow members from Northern Spain to the Canaries Islands. On this trip, I met a lot of like-minded people with similar goals and dreams. I also realized that it is possible to learn sailing in a low-key, affordable way. After this trip, I got so inspired that I decided to buy my own sailboat. After some research, I decided to buy a previous sailboat of a fellow crew member that I just met, and together we sailed the boat from Ireland to Spain. Thanks to him I gained enough confidence to continue on my own. Without joining this tribe this would not have been possible. So if you are slightly interested in sailing, the ocean, meeting like-minded people and perhaps want to join a sailing trip in the future, join! " Nadiem

"In my opinion, sailing adventures organized by Captain Suzanne are: 1. A reward for the senses by discovering incredibly beautiful places and breathtaking sceneries. 2. An unbeatable way to get introduced into the nice world of sailing, 3. An open window to learn watching our world and the people from another more conscious perspective. I see her as an inspirational person who, with her example, inspire others with ideas and proposals to define or redefine life projects and use inner energy for more noble purposes.
Please gather support in every possible way at your hand for Suzanne. Our oceans need strong committed people like her to advocate for our natural resources and leave them intact for the generations to come." Jose - Sicily Crew 2018

"She has a deep love for the sea and she is helping others to experience the same. It was an amazing experience to sail with her. She constantly inspired us to explore, to test things out and enjoy her little surprises along the way.
I highly recommend to sail with her and was always feeling safe with her at the helm." Matthias - Sicily Crew 2018

“The most unforgettable week. The trip preparation and the crew members turned what would otherwise be an adventure into something a bit more special. I took part in the Lanzarote sailing week earlier in the year. To say it was life changing sounds dramatic but it really was. Being able to share time and experiences with people with different backgrounds but of a similar mindset was incredible. I like to think that I can have and help contribute to a similar experience for myself and others as a member of the Flotilla crew.” – Ben ( Lanzarote Crew 2019)

"As soon as I hung up the phone I thought to myself "This trip is going to change my life".... and it sure did. So I packed up my life into a duffle bag a few months later, boarded the boat in Madeira and set sail towards The Canary Islands. Long story short, after I hopped on the trip and sailed off into the sunset, I was surrounded by amazing people and had the complete feeling of freedom I had hoped for. With little convincing from fellow shipmates during one of the monthly meetups, I also decided to take their advice and spend the winter in the canaries. This included...renting a caravan with fellow nomads. My lifelong dream has been to spend time outside of the US, explore different places, meet , new people and just live somewhere different than what I grew up with. If you told me this time last year that I would have spent the better part the last 365 days sailing around The Canary Islands, surfing in Ireland, sleeping in a van ALONE in England and writing this newsletter on an island in the Adriatic Sea, I would have rolled my eyes at you. But after joining a trip with Suzy little over a year ago my life has done a complete 180° ( in the best way possible) and I have the experience and so many of you to thank for that!" - Brianna

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  • Crew positionNovice Crew

  • Availability 20 Dec 2022 until 15 Mar 2023

  • Expenses to/from vesselPaid by crew

  • Expenses onboardPaid by crew

  • Team / SoloNot important

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  • TypeSailing Yacht

  • Make/modelCustom Built

  • Length36 metres

  • Berth14

  • Sailing from General (Caribbean)

  • Sailing to General (Caribbean)

  • Language spoke aboardEnglish

  • Boat descriptionFor the upcoming expedition we collaborate again with a one-of-a-kind classic. Sail the ocean on her, with all safety measures in place and engine use to a minimum (no scheduled end-date). Sailing is what we’re going to do! When there’s no wind, we’ll jump into the 3000 deep blue. Happy, safe, and meaningful. 2 plates is all we broke on the last 2000 miles trip. She's one of the few classic vessels safely, legally taking souls out on the ocean without being on a tight schedule so we can actually sail and not engine. She’s beautiful. She’s solid. She’s big. She’s spacious. She’s super comfortable. She’s got soul. She lasts. Sailing ship Twister is a schooner built in 1902, with an impressive story to tell. Originally a fishing boat built out of wood, fifty-five years later, her wooden hull was replaced for a steel one so she could continue to fish. After 17 years in various ports, Twister was again rebuilt into the modern schooner that she now is. After the baptism in May 1999, under the name Twister, her speed since then proves the ship to be one of the fastest sailing ships of the Northern Europe sailing area. Renovated again in 2012, she was updated with all new safety features/equipment and all the modern comforts you could possibly want from a charter vessel. She sails under the highly regarded Dutch flag and complies with all related safety certificates. Her current owners are driven to sail her far, and with purpose. The aim is to facilitate memorable expeditions that people will treasure for life, and contribute towards a better planet. She has all the safetygear and professional crew will also join to comply with Dutch regulations. She's approved with all latest ocean necessities under Dutch law. She has sailed numerous ocean passages. What you'd need to bring is a good weather proof wear. The ship does have an awesome steering hut where we can shelter if it's cold or wet :) Learn about all trip and vessel details on our website www.oceannomads.co

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  • NationalityDutch

  • Age36

  • GenderFemale

  • Fluent languages Dutch

  • Qualifications 1st Aid
    MCA Master 200 GT (Yacht) Certificate
    STCW 95 Compliant
    VHF Radio Telephony

  • Sea Miles 10,000+

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