Îles des Saintes, French Guadeloupe

Feb 17, 2020 - Sea Cloud

One of the delights of this sailing voyage to the Windward Isles is that every island has its own personality and character. Today we visited the Îles des Saintes, or Islands of the Saints, a French Caribbean island group which remain part of France today and retain a distinctly French character. We had a beautiful morning visit illustrated in the photos here, with an opportunity for a colorful snorkel from a small sandy beach. In the afternoon we had an exceptional southward sail on a beam reach, reaching a speed of 9 knots (!) before we struck the sails at sunset for a talk about Sea Cloud’s riveting, legendary history.

We finished with a champagne reception in the original staterooms followed by Chef Giorgio’s Open House dinner to finish a beautiful day on Sea Cloud.

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Tom O'Brien

Expedition Leader

Tom O’Brien has been leading and designing expeditions for Lindblad Expeditions since 1985. With a background in physical geography and conservation, a Bavarian heart and a Celtic soul, Tom has been one of the most passionate advocates of the expedition experience around the world for nearly three decades. Many of the local people and communities that we work with today are the result of friendships that Tom and his expedition mates developed many years ago.

About the Photographer

Susan Seubert

National Geographic Photographer

Award-winning travel and editorial photographer Susan Seubert has photographed more than 30 feature stories for National Geographic Traveler. Her subjects range from Canada to the Caribbean and from Europe to Asia and beyond. Based in Portland, Oregon and Maui, Hawaii, Susan travels throughout the world shooting a variety of subjects and capturing a sense of place through her wide-ranging imagery. She has worked in Europe for National Geographic Traveler magazine and joined numerous National Geographic Expeditions over the years, from Alaska to Antarctica. 

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