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Address: | Jolly Harbour Marina, St. John's, Antigua
Phone Number: +1 268-721-3456
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Miramar Sailing offers Private & Exclusive Day Sailing, Caribbean...

Miramar Sailing offers Private & Exclusive Day Sailing, Caribbean Sailing Holidays, and RYA Recognised training courses from its base in Jolly Harbour. Our private 47ft. Classic Ketch, "Hawnalea", with Captain Kevin and crew, will "Make Your Day Special". Hawnalea is not a "party boat" and she will be "yours for the day". She can accommodate up to 12 guests. Our monohulls "Miramar", "Phoenix" & "Danae", with Brian & Pippa, offer extended cruising holidays and RYA approved training, throughout the Caribbean for up to 4 guests or students.

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Don't even think of going anywhere else...

We just had a wonderful full days sailing on the Hawnalea. It's a beautiful 45ft ketch and Capt. Kevin and the crew (Wayne and Dylan) were so welcoming. The whole day was... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 July 2016
Michele M
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London, United Kingdom
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Seville, Spain
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3 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had a one on one training course which I wouldn't recommend. I feel you learn more if there are others to learn from. I didn't understand some of the course content and in the end resulted in failing the course, which I believe should not have happened. I stayed on board one of Miramar yachts, it was dirty and... More 

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PipTheSkip, Owner at Miramar Sailing, responded to this review

Hi R257SE Thanks for writing a review on our TripAdvisor page - we only have one record of a single person taking a theory course with us, and that was in May 2015, perhaps this was when you visited, rather than in December as stated in your review. We are sorry you found the yacht we allowed you to stay... More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

We just had a wonderful full days sailing on the Hawnalea. It's a beautiful 45ft ketch and Capt. Kevin and the crew (Wayne and Dylan) were so welcoming. The whole day was incredibly relaxed. We were taken to snorkel on a sunken wreck and then had a delicious lunch before going to a beautiful beach. My husband and son were... More 

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PipTheSkip, Owner at Miramar Sailing, responded to this review

Dear Michele Many thanks for your great review - we are so pleased that you chose to come sailing with Miramar! It is not only very helpful to Captain Kevin & his crew when his guests take the time to show their appreciation, it helps other people considering taking a trip as well! We hope you enjoyed your stay in... More 

Ladner, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2016

After reading all these wonderful reviews we were visiting Antigua for a few weeks and hired "Captain Kevin" to charter us over to Barbuda with its gorgeous, private wbeaches, sun and relaxation. He was amazing and made our stay there for 3 nights out of this world. Not only was he in total control, we are not experienced sailors and... More 

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Gravenhurst, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

We had a wonderful day of sailing on the Hawnalea. Captain Damari and his first mate Jaffy were great. Due to conditions we were unable to go to our original destination for snorkelling but they more than made up for it by taking us to snorkel around a sunken wreck and then to a lovely beach only accessible by water... More 

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muskoka ON
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2016

We had a wonderful day out on the Hawanalea with Captain Damari and mate Jaffiq. We were a group of 10 and had booked the sail prior to arriving in Antigua. From the moment we climbed aboard until we disembarked 7 hours later we laughed, learned many things about the island and shared tales of killer whales. The crew cooked... More 

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Ridgewood, New Jersey
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2016 via mobile

Having wanted to sail off Antigua for many years I finally booked a six hour cruise with my friend Lisa. I can't explain how excited this ex-yacht refinisher was (me;) to climb aboard and get on the water!! I was told via email that Cap't Keven would meet us at Jolly Harbor Marina. We were met instead by Cap't Damari... More 

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Miramarsailing465, Owner at Miramar Sailing, responded to this review

Dear Kath. We are sorry you were disappointed with Hawnalea which we clearly advertise on our website, with pictures, as a 1987 Ted Brewer Classic Ketch. The very word " Classic" indicates she is an older boat. We are very pleased Captain Damari proved to your liking, and hope you understand that on occasion we use other skippers when one... More 

Port Elgin, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2016

This was our 3rd year on board the Hawnalea for a sunset cruise. Left port in Jolly Harbour at 4 pm for a 3 hour cruise along the west coast. We love the casual atmosphere of the cruise, and are amazed at how safe we feel on board with Captain Kevin at the helm. Our group of 16 were easily... More 

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Calgary
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2016

This was our second trip to Antigua and our 2nd excursion with Miramar. Both times - Absolutley amazing!! All I can say is it's an incredible experience. Fabulous service! Fantastic people! Awesome food! Super professional. I would highly reccomend a tour with Miramar and will definitely be back!

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2016

My husband and I were exceptionally well looked after when we booked a Sunset Cruise with Miramar. The booking process was easily done online from the UK, with a deposit paid before we left and confirmation promptly received. Our crew, Damari and Jaffiq were great fun, chatty, providing us with lots of information abut the sights we saw, Antigua in... More 

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Brampton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2015

Dan and I had the pleasure of sailing on Cpt Kevins sailboat Hawnalea this past Christmas day with his designated Cpt. of the day Damari and his first mate Natto. This was our Christmas present to us as we spent a week on the island. I felt bad for Damari and Natto for not being able to spend this day... More 

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Miramarsailing465, Owner at Miramar Sailing, responded to this review

Dear Kathy and Dan. Thank you very much for taking the time to write such an extensive review. The whole Miramar Team are delighted you had such a good time. You are right it has been a bit windy lately but we are pleased it did not deter your enjoyment. We get "Christmas Winds" in Antigua. It was bound to... More 

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