Operating in the Bahamas
Dining on Aft Deck
Lounging on Trampoline
Port Queen Stateroom
Port Queen Stateroom alt view
Starboard Queen Room
Starboard Queen Stateroom alt view
Entrance to Starboard Berth
Large Port Head (shower separate)
Spacious Port Shower Area (twin sinks)
Spacious Main Salaon - Table seats 10
Freebird with Spinnaker
Freebird at anchor for the evening
Sailing with Freebird
Captain Peter has always lived near the water and first started sailing as a teenager, racking up awards and experience in racing catamarans. He has sailed across the Atlantic Ocean four times and has been licensed by the US Coast Guard as a Captain since 1982.
Captain Peter has cruised the Bahamas for 35 years, anchoring in every hidden nook and cranny amongst the 2,000 cays and islands. His island specialty is free-diving and spearfishing. You are bound to have an amazing experience in his hands!
Freebird is available all inclusive with freelance chef or captain only.
Jen grew up in her grandparents' farmhouse with her brother and four cousins in New Rochelle, NY, a small waterfront community located on the WNW coast of Long Island Sound. Sharing and caring are instinctive in an extended family. This Kincaid-esque setting was naturally blessed with the freshest seafood and seasonal produce. Jen lives by the yogi adage: "Be good, do good, be kind, be compassionate." This is in part why Jen receives such glowing testimonials. But it’s even more for her amazing cuisine.
Jen’s childhood was idyllic. She recalls, “At home my grandmother taught me to cook and garden at an early age, pursuits I still love to this day. Fruits, vegetables, herbs and plants are my passion, especially growing them. At school, I volunteered to help other kids a lot; team manager, field day coordinator and subject tutor. I found greater pleasure serving quietly than being in the spotlight, but I did win a trophy in a national billiards competition and a youth modeling competition.”
In addition to being kind-hearted and a natural beauty, Jen also achieved a Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management, majoring in Culinary Arts and Restaurant Management. Education and talent was rewarded with cooking/management positions at several posh hotels. She specializes in vegan/GF/paleo/raw food and her most popular recipes include zucchini pasta with avocado alfredo sauce, conch fritters and burgers, red snapper, Mahi fish stew, gluten free protein pancakes, and "bullet coffee". She is also a meditation, mantra, pranayama, dance/fitness, yoga and yoga therapy instructor with two 200-hr RYT certifications, and she is certified in adult and infant CPR.
Jen’s motto:” Life, love, laugh and be happy! Enjoy each moment just as it comes.” Which, she admits, is not a hard thing to do aboard Rubicon in the Exumas, Bahamas.
Jennifer alternates as Chef / Mate between Freebird and Rubicon, so occasionally a Freelance Chef/Mate will be hired.
Freebird accommodates 2 adults in one queen cabin, featuring a low (for easy access) queen-sized berth, over-sized opening hatch over the berth, windows all along one side, 2 private vanities, a bookshelf, and 2 closets.
A door located inside the cabin opens into a single berth in the forepeak. This cabin is suitable for a child only since entrance is through the queen cabin. Berth size is 8' long x 37" wide. An opening port allows ample fresh air. A fan and light are located overhead. A large space at the head of the berth allows room for personal belongings on the floor, and a large silver hook on the wall is available for hanging clothes.
A large head is also located on the port side and is comprised of two rooms: a stand-up fresh-water shower, shower seat and utility sink in one room; and an electric toilet, sink and mirror in the 2nd room.
Captain only charters: Freebird can accommodate up to 5 guests, 4 adults and one child, with an additional cabin located starboard side, featuring a queen-sized berth, over-sized opening hatch over the berth, windows all along one side, 2 private vanities, a bookshelf, and 2 closets. A door opens into a half-head: a compost toilet and sink.
Crew use the external transom shower.
FREEBIRD has electric fans in all staterooms and main salon.Guests can invest in $30/week for international wifi on their smartphones and iPads. Works great when 4 miles away from a repeater in the Exuma Cays. Each island has a repeater so sailing by or anchored there ensures a good connection.
|29th March - 2nd April, 2017 ~ The Most Beautiful Place! |
Thank you so much for a wonderful birthday/anniversary celebration. This is the most beautiful place we have ever seen. Ya'll have been the most gracious hosts. Thank you for turning your boat over to us. We have made so many memories: from the slow ride on the water, relaxing, to the entertaining people at the Flip Flop beach. The food was absolutely amazing! We will be back, anxiously awaiting a cook book! Maybe one day we will meet you on our own boats and sail together! Lots of love to you!
Jere and Laurie, Clay and Judy
February 18-25, 2017 ~ Honeymoon Dreams!
We have had a most wonderful time with you and Bella and your Freebird. Our honeymoon could not have been more fitting to our dreams and desires. The sailing, the snorkeling, the amazing waters! Who knew that there were so many shades of blue? What incredible creatures we have seen! The sea turtles, the lobster, the conch, the rays, the iguanas, and swimming pigs!?! And way too many fishes to keep count. And amazing little Bella on board!
We had every confidence in Peter's captaining skills. And he always had us anchored in the right place for each new adventure. What a great dive guide!
What fantastic meals we have had!! Fresh caught lobster and conch, ribs, lamb, and seafood quesadillas. And always a glass of wine, a cold beer, or a Dark and Stormy at the right moment.
What a dream come true for us! Thank you for sharing your life stories. Thank you for introducing us to the spirit of the Bahamas and the cruising way of life.
We will be back! No doubts! We will be back!
Michelle & Bob , Canandaigua, New York
August 6-12, 2016 ~ Exumas ~ Amazing Adventures!
Our daughter's fascination with the swimming pigs brought us to the Exumas. From the moment we set foot on Freebird, it was like we were staying with family. Our kids were entertained the entire week from sting rays to exciting drift dives to afternoon naps on the trampoline. We had a week full of amazing adventures and much-needed family time. Your knowledge of the area is second to none! We loved eating fresh caught conch and lobster. And the swimming pigs were SO MUCH FUN!
Thank you for a week full of adventure and fun!
Steve, Wendy, Talya, and Landon
Our adventures and itinerary:
Day 1, Fed tame stingrays and free-dived the blue hole in Georgetown.
Day 2: Feeding of the swimming pigs at Glass Cay, free-dived 2 blue holes at Sugar Cay, cast-line fishing off stern of Freebird.
Day 3: Caught a big fish while trolling en route offshore. Drift-dived Rat Cay, collected conch and sea biscuits off the bottom, Williams Cay paddle-boarding.
Day 4: Rudder Cut drift-dived grotto (3 turtles, 2 sharks, 1 cuda sighting!), speared 2 lobsters, and free-dived underwater piano with mermaid at David Copperfield's island.
Day 5: Lee Stocking drift dive, speared 2 lobsters, fed wild iguanas, snorkeled reef.
Day 6: Children's Bay overnight, beach time at Boysey Cay geyser, snorkeled wreck in shallow water and Square Rock (1 turtle, 3 stingrays)
June 28 - July 5, 2016 ~ Educational Dive research in remote Exumas
I want to formally thank you for your can-do enthusiasm, excellent meals, and for your calm.
We hope to be able to complete essential parts of Clay's thesis project at some future date.
Thanks and best wishes,
Paul and Co.
March 30 - April 6, 2016
Words cannot express how wonderful this week has been. You are truly beautiful people in every sense. The knowledge you have of sailing is so very impressive. We have felt safe and comfortable the entire time. I am a drift diver for the rest of my life! I really could get used to this. So many things will be in our minds for years to come. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
Love, Ray, Tammie and Bensyn
|March 20-26, 2016|
Thank you for a wonderful week of adventure and relaxation aboard Freebird! You all made us feel welcome, at home and completely spoiled. We enjoyed too many thrilling and unique experiences to fully recount - one drift dive after another over glorious fish filled reefs, snorkeling in caves, watching the nurse sharks at Staniel Cay Yacht club, feeding the wild pigs and iguanas, walking isolated beaches, beautiful sunrises and sunsets, quiet anchorages, delicious cooking, watching Bella balance atop the bow of the dinghy as we sped across the water and hearing of your inspiring excursions around the globe.
Spending this week with you has changed our definition of what is possible to expect from 'quality of life'. What a beautiful life you have here. Thank you so very much for sharing it and yourselves with us!
Love, Heidi, Peter and PD
|Jan. 27 - Feb. 5, 2016 - Exumas|
Relaxing, carefree, adventurous, fun, interesting, so many positive words are needed to describe our fantastic week aboard Freebird with Peter.
Peter's attention to safety and knowledge of his boat & seas made us feel at ease and without concern the whole trip. The healthy and yummie food was a real surprise .. cracked conch, coconut cream pie, salads galore ...
From the bottom of our hearts, we thank you for sharing passion and enthusiasm for the life on the seas and a little glimpse of how the Happy People live!
Janine and Dave