This was the highlight of our cruise. The crew is awesome and accommodating. Nothing like a 130 foot sailing ship creasing through the ocean under sail. Cant stop talking to my friends back home about it.
I booked our Eldorado Schooner Sail-away and Airport Sightseeing trip through RCI during our cruise on the Oasis of the Seas. I'm a sailboat fan and an aviation enthusiast, so this seemed the perfect excursion for my daughter and I. I was right!
The crew was excellent. Everyone was very friendly and you are allowed to help set the sails if you want. The younger guys and some of the kids were helping out. It was a great afternoon on a beautiful boat with a great crew to see some really cool sights. I would do it again!
After reading reviews on tripadvisor, we decided to try this excursion and it was wonderful! The crew was kind, courteous, and knowledgeable. The captain offered information on sailing and even let a few passengers take a turn at the wheel (supervised of course). The stop at the beach was beautiful and the water was perfect. They had life jackets and noodles to help you float if you wanted, or you could stay on the ship. The crew was great with all passengers, including the little kids. They also have beverages and snacks available for purchase, but gave us a small portion of soup and some cake after our swim. We even saw a few planes landing at the famous SXM airport. This is a great, relaxing excursion for all ages!!
My wife and I ventured onto the El Dorado Schooner and it was superb. Outstanding crew and outstanding Captain. Very comfortable ship and these folks never over book so there is plenty of room to move about. Ship is very nice and well maintained. The crew is knowledgeable and friendly. The Captain is very experienced and knows exactly what he is doing at all times. Nice smooth sail and then time for snorkeling and a swim. Sightseeing at the St. Maarten Airport / Maho Beach was a treat via the view from the ship. Very enjoyable shore excursion.
Our family which includes my husband, Larry, son Jake, daughter in law Rachel and two grandsons Jake and Graham sailed on the El Dorado out of Tortola for a day sail. It was one of the best days of our vacation. The ship is beautifully maintained, the crew professional and helpful. We dropped anchor in a small inlet and were able to go swimming in the warm water surrounding the islands. Perfect Day! I would recommend this experience to anyone looking to have a magic day on vacation.
Heineken Regatta march 2016 St. Maarten
I have returned to Los Angles with fond memories of St. Maarten. I had such a lovely experience on the Eldorado with the wonderful crew and delicious food and drink. Top drawer in every way. What a huge surprise, a genuine pleasure, and the perfect way to enjoy the start of the Heineken Regatta. Rocky
Dear Oliver, I hope this email finds you well. I would like to inform you that due to the good cooperation of you and your team, we as Costa Group decided to extend our current business relationship for the coming season 2016/2017.
Our team on board and us back here in Hamburg enjoy working with you. We are having many satisfied passengers! No wonder
Schooner Sail Away and Airport Sightseeing
The crew was extremely nice, and super informative of the island's history and their voyages.