Water Sports: Complimentary water sports are available in the afternoons on most itineraries when anchored, on all three Windstar ships. Visit the open-air watersports platform located aft. All watersports are offered sea and weather conditions permitting. In the event of turbulent seas and adverse weather conditions, watersports may be cancelled for safety reasons. Waterskiing: Enjoy an open-water skiing adventure in an exotic lagoon, bay, or harbour. For experienced skiers only. Skiing slots are typically half an hour and take a maximum of two skiers at any one time. Sign up times are available on the sports platform during open hours. Kayaking: Paddle off together to enjoy the coastal sights and get some exercise. Kayaks are available for one or two people for half-an-hour and must be entered from the water. Windsurfing: Among the most challenging of water sports. For experienced surfers only. Sailing: Enjoy the wind and the sea on the Topper or Rumba Escape Sailboats. Designed for experienced sailors, sailboats accommodate one or two people. Scenic Boat Rides: A relaxing way to take a closer look at the surrounding coast and wildlife. Come for a ride in one of our inflatable boats along scenic coastlines. Do not forget to bring a camera! Swimming: If a swim is all you desire, this too is an option. A swim line and user-friendly ladder are provided as well as supervision for your safety. Snorkelling: Enjoy the underwater beauty of reefs, coral, sea life and sunken treasure in many of the ports. Complimentary snorkel gear is provided. Snorkelling excursions are available for an additional charge. Underwater cameras are also available. Discover Scuba Diving/Certified Scuba Diving Program: Both programs are led by our dive-masters who are PADI certified. The Discover Scuba Diving program for beginners includes a simple, comprehensive classroom and pool session. After that, beginners can sign up for designated dives. Experienced divers need to bring their certification card and can accompany the dive masters on all dives offered.
Around the Ship: You are sailing into the fabled port (ancient, romantic) you have seen in travel books and magazines, only the breeze on your skin tells you: it’s real. You are gliding through a beautiful harbour in the Mediterranean, the Greek Isles, the Panama Canal, Costa Rica or the Caribbean. The destinations of Windstar are classic sailing playgrounds, irresistible in every era, for the simple reason that their aura of cool elegance and sportive privilege never go out of style. This classic elegance is mirrored in the Windstar experience on board as well. Throughout you will find an intimate and refined ambiance, with an emphasis on expansive choices, unfettered access, and the liberty to do whatever you desire. You might spend time in the ship’s library, pouring over an atlas or choosing a CD or DVD to take back to your stateroom. Whereas you will find all manner of new appointments aboard our ships, from flat-screen LCD televisions to granite-clad surfaces and updated fitness rooms, the real luxuries Windstar offers are not luxuries “du jour” but rather, luxuries of the heart. Absolute freedom, a relaxed sense of being, a lighter mind.