Local Connections: America's Cup 12-Metre Yacht Race with Sailing Experts

Local Connections: America's Cup 12-Metre Yacht Race with Sailing Experts

2.5 hours | St. Maarten | S X M - 7 5 5
Average Guest Rating
$ 129.95
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Points of Interest

  • America's Cup Regatta
  • Outdoor Adventure
Moderate activity

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

Immerse yourself in the ultimate sailing adventure found nowhere else in the Caribbean. Become part of the crew as you actively take part in manning an authentic sailing yacht that once competed in the prestigious America's Cup. Feel the thrill of the wind in your hair and ocean spray in your face, as you compete in a true head-to-head race against another yacht crewed by guests just like you. No prior sailing experience is needed to join one of the highest rated excursions in the Caribbean, just a need for adventure and the desire for victory.

Special Notes:

A liability waiver must be completed prior to participating on this tour. The tour ends at the 12 Metre Clubhouse, when guests are then at their own leisure to walk to the cruise ship terminal (5 mins) or downtown Philipsburg/Boardwalk (10 mins). This tour is not recommended for guests with pre-existing medical conditions such as cardiac, respiratory or orthopedic conditions, including joint injuries or disease, or any other serious medical condition. Guests must consider their physical fitness level and medical history when determining whether this tour is appropriate. Guests who have concerns must consult with their personal physician before engaging in any activity that may be strenuous for them. There are no toilets onboard the 12 Metre Yachts. Guests are recommended to use the facilities before departing on this tour.


Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Introduction, team division, tender loading to yachts.

Transport type: Motorized Vessel
Transport Capacity: 30
Travel time: 00:25

Once onboard the yacht, safety briefing and crew job training with practice

Time at site: 00:15

Pre-start maneuvers, and then race!

Transport type: Sailing Vessel
Time at site: 00:45

Return to moorings

Transport type: Sailing Vessel
Travel time: 00:15

Tender transport to shore and rum punch victory party

Transport type: Motorized Vessel
Travel time: 00:30
Time at site: 00:20

At your leisure, walk back to the cruise ship terminal (5 mins) on your own, or if you wish walk to downtown (10 mins)

Travel time: 00:10