Route & Timeplan

Join us as crew member!

We offer the opportunity to get a taste of our lifestyle and sail with us to remote paradises in the Caribean! Regardless of your sailing experience you can join us and share our tour around the world for a limited time and without financial risks.

The costs to maintain Wild Too are pretty high  – annually about 25.000€ for maintenance.  This is why I have to ask from my crew a cost contribution. Please inquire the actual rate by mail. Crew visiting again get a 10% discount.

Fuel will be covered by me. Provisioning is done by the crew together on the departure day – we will assist but not be involved if not needed.

These contributions do not cover my costs at all but help me to keep running. I hope for your understanding. I believe that our cost share is fair since our crew can enjoy sailing with an exceptional boat and enjoy our lifestyle for a limited time without financial risk but contribute a little to costs.

For more details please email mernstbrunner@hotmail.com

Route- and timeplan Wild Too

Regardless of your sailing experience you can join us on the following passages and stopovers: (all passages below can be combined)

October 2019 we will enjoy Guatemala, Belize and the Bay Islands one last time and then sail north with stopovers at the highlights of our 2018 sail at Chincorro Atol (Mexico) and Cozumel. In Cuba we want to visit again the wonderful reefs of Maria La Gorda, Isla Juventud and Jardines de la Reina and revisit the Trinidad and Santiago. From January to March we  will sail at the large area of the Bahamas which we enjoyed very much with Wild One 2016. We are looking foward to sail in the turquoise, clear water sheltered from the altlantic swell by the island chains, discover many beautiful attraction above and underwater.

In April we start our atlantic crossing in 3 legs. Bahamas – Bermudas, Bermudas – Acores, and after a 2 week stay at the Acores the crossing to Europe.

Overview Routeplan Wild Too 2019 / 2020

find detailed description below

21.10.2019 – 28.10.2019 Guatemala and Belize

28.10.2019 – 11.11.2019 Belize City – Offshore Atolls – Belize City

11.11.2019 – 25.11.2019 Belize City – Offshore Atolls – Amergris Cay (Belize)

25.11.2019 – 9.12.2019 Belize (S. Perdo, Ambergris Cay), Lighthouse Atoll and Bay Islands – Honduras (Roatan, Utila)

9.12.2019 – 23.12.2019 Roatan – Bay Islands via Belize (Lighthouse Reef) to Mexico (Cozumel, Cinchoro Atoll)

23.12.2019 – 6.1.2019 Mexico (Cozumel) nach Cuba (Trinidad)

6.1.2019 – 20.1.2020 Trinidad (Cuba) to Georgetown (Bahamas)

Bahamas sails from Jannuary to March:

20.1.2020 – 3.2.2020 Georgetown via Exumas Islands to Nassau

3.2.2020 – 17.2.2020 Nassau to Abaco Island and Great Bahama Island to Nassau

17.2.2020 – 2.3.2020 Nassau to Exumas returning to Nassau

2.3.2020 – 16.3.2020 Nassau to Eleuthera, Cat Island via Exumas to Georgetown

16.3.2020 – 30.3.2020 Georgetown via Exumas Islands to Nassau

Transat 2020:

30.3.2020 – 13.4.2020 Bahamas to Bermudas

13.4.2020 – 27.4.2020 Bermudas to Azores

27.4.2020 – 11.5.2020 Azores Island Hopping: Flores, Graziosa, Pico, Sao Jorge, Terciera, Sao Miguel

11.5.2020 – 25.5.2020 Azores to Malaga

Detailed Description of Routes Wild Too 2019/2020

21.10.2019 – 28.10.2019 Guatemala and Belize – The nature´s beauty of Rio Dulce in Guatemala and Island hopping between the palm islands at Belize´s barrier reef and Atolls!

Starting point of this sail is Rio Dulce in Guatemala. Best is to fly to Guatemala City via Panama or the US (Miami, Atlanta) and then continiue by bus (7US and Aircon – 6hrs) to Rio Dulce. Alternatively you can fly to Honduras – San Pedro de Sula from Europe ort he US and continue by bus to Rio Dulce (3hrs). Highlights we like to discover via boat are Lake Izabel, which is surounded by 3000m high mountains, old fortresses and waterfalls with 40°C hot water, inlets were we can find houling monkeys and hot springs. After passing the inland lake El Golfete with its Indian settlements and dugongs, the impressive canyon of the Rio Dulce leads us to the sea.

The worldwide second largest barrier reef is situated in Belize. Many small palm islands with sandy beaches are lined along this barrier reef chain for a distance of several hundred miles. Due to the difficulty to reach these islands mass tourism has not set foot yet. Several passes (cuts) in the reef to the ocean serve us as snorkel or divesites.

We will sail within the protected and turquoise waters of the barrier reef were we have the full tradewind but no waves at all. This sail will also be suitable for sailors prone to seasickness.

Endpoint is Belize City were the international airport with flights to Cancon / Mexico or Miami is situated.

 

28.10.2019 – 11.11.2019 Belize City – Offshoreatolls – Belize City

11.11.2019 – 25.11.2019 Belize City – Offshoreatolls – Ambergris Cay

Sail with us to the palm islands at Belize´s barrier reef and to Lighthouse-, Glover- and Turnife Atoll!

The worldwide second largest barrier reef is situated in Belize. Many small palm islands with sandy beaches are lined along this barrier reef chain for a distance of several hundred miles. Due to the difficulty to reach these islands mass tourism has not set foot yet. Several passes (cuts) in the reef to the ocean serve as snorkel or divesites.

Starting and endpoint of the first Belize sail is Belize City where the international airport with flights to Cancun / Mexico or Miami is situated. First half of the trip we sail within the protected and turquoise waters of the barrier reef where we have the full tradewind but no waves at all. This sail will be suitable for sailors prone to seasickness. Second half of the sail we visit the Lighthouse reef, a Offshore Atoll with palm islands within the sheltered turquise waters of the atoll and spectacular divesites along the outer reef. Highlight at the Other Possible destinations on this sail are Tobacco Cay, Southwater Cay, Queen Cays, Hatchet Cay.

The second Belize sail ends at San Pedro at Ambergris Cay from which Belize City or Chetumal (Mexico) can be reached via inexpensive ferry or plane several times a day.

 

25.11.2019 – 9.12.2019 S. Perdo, Ambergris Cay (Belize) via Lighthouse Reef (Belize) to Bay Islands Roatan and Utila (Honduras)

Sail with us from San Pedro via Lighthouse Atoll a worldclass dive and snorkelspot to the Bay Islands Roatan and Utila of Honduras.
Starting point is San Pedro at Amergris Cay which can be reached several times a day via ferry or plane from Belize City or Chetumal (Mexico).

Our first stop will be the Lighthouse reef with its protected nature and bird sanctuary Halfmoon Cay and the UNESCO protected worldclass dive and snorkelsite Blue Hole.

Our next stop is Utlia 80 miles south – a tranquile island and part of the Bay Islands of Honduras. The Bay islands are 100% save and independent of Honduras in many ways. We continue to the neighbour island Roatan which we discovered the year before and fell in love with its unique underwaterworld and the protected lagoons with turquoise waters and laid back villages. Roatan with its international airport (daily flights to Houston, Atlanta, Miami and many other destinations) is the endpoint of this sail.

9.12.2019 – 23.12.2019 Sail with us in Roatan, Belize and Mexico!

Island Hopping, snorkeling and diving in Roatan (Bay Islands), Lighthouse Atoll (Belize) and Cinchorro Atoll as well as Cozumel (Mexico)!
Roatan with its international airport (daily flights to Houston, Atlanta, Miami, Cancun and many other destinations) is the starting point of this sail. The Bay islands are 100% save and independent of Honduras in many ways. The first view days we explore Roatan which we discovered the year before and fell in love with its unique underwaterworld and the protected lagoons with turquoise waters and laid back villages.

On our way north we will make a stopover at Belize´s the Lighthouse reef with its protected nature and bird sanctuary Halfmoon Cay and the UNESCO protected worldclass dive and snorkelsite Blue Hole.

Next stopover a little more north is Mexicos Cinchorro Atoll with some nice anchorages and good snorkeling.

Last stop at this sail is the world famous divers island Cozumel. We will anchor off endless beaches and will do some really nice snorkeling and diving. The Cancun international airport is only a short and inexpansive ferry ride away.

 

23.12.2019 – 6.1.2020 Sailing, Diving and snorkeling in Cozumel and along the southern coast of Cuba

Discover one of the most beautiful reefs in the caribean and celebrate Xmas with us on a palm beach!

Besides some miles ofsailing we will have plenty of time to check out the highlights of this sail which are the reefs oof Cozumel, Maria La Gorda, Isla Juventud, Cayo Largo and the old colonial town Trinidad. .
Starting point of this sail is the world famous divers island Cozumel. We will anchor off endless beaches and will do some really nice snorkeling and diving. The Cancun international airport is only a short and inexpansive ferry ride away. We will celebrate Xmas on a palmbeach or / and the island village.
We will check into Cuba on it´s western tip and sail with short legs to Maria La Gorda, Isla Juventud and Cayo Largo which have some of the most beautiful reefs for snorkeling and diving I have ever seen. Our final destination Trinidad is UNESCO heritage and one of Cubas most beautiful Colonial towns. From here you can fly or go by bus to the international airport in Havana.

 

6.1.2019 to 20.1.2020 Trinidad (Cuba) to Georgetown – Great Exuma Island (Bahamas)

Startingpoint of this trip is Trinidad, one of the oldest and most beautiful Colonialtown in the Americas. You get there best via Bus / Taxi or plane from the international Airport in Havanna. We will sail along the reef and island group Jardines de la Reina which is underwater world heritage and offers unique snorkeling and diving. On our way to Sntiago we can do stopovers at the fisher villages Cabo Cruz and Portillo. In Santiago we will visit the old town, do reprovisioning and check out from Cuba. From there we sail around the eastern side of cuba were we expect favourable wind from the side for our passage to Georgetown. On this passage the Bahamas islands Crooked Island und Long Cay or the far off the beaten track Ragged Islands are possible stopovers. Endpoint of the trip is Georgetown at Grand Exuma island where you have several flights a day to Nassau where the international airport is situated.

 

Bahamas sails from Jannuary to March:

20.1.2020 – 3.2.2020 Georgetown via Exumas Islands to Nassau

3.2.2020 – 17.2.2020 Nassau to Abaco Island and Great Bahama Island to Nassau

17.2.2020 – 2.3.2020 Nassau to Exumas returning to Nassau

2.3.2020 – 16.3.2020 Nassau to Eleuthera, Cat Island via Exumas to Georgetown

16.3.2020 – 30.3.2020 Georgetown via Exumas Islands to Nassau

 

Starting and end point is either Georgetown at Grand Exuma, to which there are several inexpansive flights a day from Nassau (int. Airport) or Nassau were the international Airport is situated with cheap flights to Miami, Atlanta, Houston or directly to Europe.

 

EXUMAS: The Exuma island chain stretches far north almost towards Nassau and offers countless beautiful anchorages and adventures. We will check out the swimming pigs, snorkel into the James Bond caves and visit the Bahamas Iguanas at Allen Cay. Most ofthe time we will sail in turquoise clear water well protected from the ocean swell by the island chain. Between Nassau and Exumas in the middle of a Lagoon we can explore the Blue Hole – a Highlight for snorkelers and divers.

ABACOS: The Abaco Islands are like the Exumas Bahamas most beautiful sailing destination. It offers countless beautiful and well protected anchorages in the large lagon formed by Abaco and Great Bahama island. On the west coast of Abaco we can sail within the small barierreef and visit the main settlements. We will also check out several dive and snorkeling spots around the island.

ELEUTHERA: Eleuthera Island has some top snorkelspots like Current Cut and a wreck. In Eleuthera we can visit the fishervillages Spanish Wells and Harbour Island, were we also can check out the Flamingo Beach with its pink coralsand. From here further south Cat island offers protected anchorages and snorkelspots.

 

Transat 2020:

30.3.2020 – 13.4.2020 Bahamas to Bermudas

13.4.2020 – 27.4.2020 Bermudas to Acores

27.4.2020 – 11.5.2020 Acores Island Hopping: see details below

11.5.2020 – 25.5.2020 Acores to Malaga

We cross the atlantic from West to East in 3 parts. We sailed this route twice before. The route- and weatherplaning is a bit more challenging compared to the other direction but more rewarding with the interetsing stopovers at the Bermudas and Acores. Our Satphone with daily weather information helps to avoid possible depressions and plot a safe course to the Acores.

Bahamas – Bermudas:

Staring Point is Nassau with its international airport and direct flights to Europe or Miami and Atlanta. For the 750nm we will need 5 to 7 days which leaves us plenty of time to check out some nice anchorages and snorkel sites at the Bahamas and Bermudas.

Bermudas – Acores:

Starting point is St Georges Harbour with good infrastructure for provisioning. We will avoid passing depressions on this trip by accurate routeplanning with the help of online weather information via satphone.  Mostly we experiance all possible weather on this trip. Rain, sun, calm and wind. On past sails we always encountered Orcas and humpback whales. For the 1770 miles we will use 12 to 14 days. Endpoint of the trip is the island Flores with daily flights to the main island S Miguel, where the international airport is situated.

Acores via Gibraltar to Malaga:

Starting Point is San Miguel with it´s international airport and cheap flights to Canada and Europe. We will sail the 1100nm in 8 to 10 days and expect changing winds. First stopover will be on the portugeese Atlantic Coast where we can anchor off some nice villages and beaches. After passing the strait of Gibraltar in suitable westwinds we will soon reach the endpoint of the sail Malaga in Spain. Malagas international airport serves flights to most large European towns.

 

27.4.2020 – 11.5.2020 Island Hopping Acores: Flores, Graziosa, Pico, Sao Jorge, Terciera, Sao Miguel

Starting Point is the island Flores with daily flights to the main island S Miguel, where the international airport is situated. In Flores we can discover the beautiful hiking trails on the westside along the steep coastline. After a couple of days we continue to Graziosa were we can visit the thermal springs, the nice fishing village and a vulcanic cave system. On Pico we can climb the highest mountain Portugals or check out the interesting island by rental car. In Sao Jorge it is worth to get into the hiking boots again and discover the steep Fajas on the north side of the island. The next island Terciera has one of the most beautiful towns in Europe.  Endpoint ist he main island Sao Miguel with high vulcanos and mountain lakes. Sao Miguels international airport has cheap flights to Canada and Europe.