Saba

What the Tribe Says

Saba was amazing, different from what we expected. It’s a volcanic island jutting out of the Caribbean. From St. Martin we took a small turbo-prop and landed on a tiny strip shorter than an aircraft carrier. The island is authentic with Dutch cottages and natives who have lived there for many generations. Because there are no beaches, the specialty is DIVING. The Sabans have protected their reefs and the results are amazing. Volcanic underwater pinnacles host healthy corals and abundant fish life. Frog fish and seahorses were our favorites. Accommodations at Queens Garden were luxurious, a bit remote from the action on the funky Windward side of the island. But it’s all a cab ride away. All in all, truly an unspoiled Queen. ~ David and Sue Metzner, Founding members since 1999.

Why We Think This Place Kicks Butt! (aka-Why Do We Go Here?)

The Caribbean is overrun with condo developments and 3000 passenger cruise ships. If that’s your thing, that’s cool; but it’s not ours. Having lived all over the Caribbean for the better part of a decade, we’re about old school. Saba, is an island of NO traffic, cruise ships, shopping malls or crime. AND it has excellent, uncrowded diving. Saba’s vibe comes from its laid back atmosphere, population of just 1500 people (ALL of whom know each other!), and big scenery.

What’s the Adventure?

This is our annual Turkey Day in the Tropics the perfect way to have a fun week with friends. We’ll spend the mornings diving, including some great pinnacles. In the afternoon there are miles of hiking trails and good birding. Its fun to explore around the island or just kick back. We like boutique and we’ll chill out at a small, luxury boutique resort, Queen’s Garden Resort. It sits above the town of The Bottom at 1200 feet of elevation with views to match. All rooms look over the hillside to the sea as you sit in your private Jacuzzi by candlelight. Saba, being a volcanic island rising straight out of the sea, does not have a beach but the resort has a pool with views. Yoga and spa services are also available. We offer a complimentary nitrox certification because you’ll definitely want to use it here and we’ll be doing in depth multimedia talks on the marine life so you know exactly what to look for. Digital u/w photo instruction and shared DSLR use included! Ditto for digital video! And Saba is fantastic for underwater digital photography.

Details You Want To Know.

DATES: November 20-27, 2010 WAIT LISTED
PACKAGE PRICE: 2695.00 diver deluxe suite, 3195.00 diver superior Jacuzzi suite, 2395.00 snorkeler/non-diver deluxe, 2895.00 snorkeler/non-diver superior; p/p double occupancy.
**** The first 3 people to deposit this trip for Superior accommodations will receive free upgrades to Royal Suites a $1000 value****
INCLUDED: 7 nights accommodations at Queen’s Gardens Resort, BL for seven days, 5 dinners, 12 dives including one night dive, group diving and airport transfers, use of underwater digital camera and video, services of expedition leaders including any specialty courses taught and nitrox certification, slide shows and some other fun stuff on the island.
NOT INCLUDED: Air transportation/ferry service, travel insurance, dive insurance, alcoholic beverages, items of a personal nature, departure tax where applicable, excess baggage fees, SCUBA or snorkel equipment, marine park fees, dive staff gratuities, on-island taxi fare to and from town.
ARRIVAL AIRPORT: St. Maarten (SXM), and then there’s a ferry or puddle jumper to get to Saba.

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