There’s no better way to explore the Caribbean than sailing on a tall ship under a full moon.    Since 2003, Source Events has been the leader in creating tall ship sailing adventures for our gay community around the world.

Get ready for an adventure filled with food, fun & fantasy.  By popular demand, we’re returning to the beautiful island of St. Lucia, a nature lover’s paradise where the dueling Piton peaks serve as an inspiring landmark for sailors.   

After enjoying St. Lucia, get ready to experience an unforgettable adventure cruise aboard the S.V. Mandalay as you set sail for the Grenadines.  When you board the tall ship Mandalay, you are part of a dreamscape where nature is your only guide and the only constant is freedom.   It’s like sailing in a picture postcard.  You’ll find yourself anchored off deserted beaches, docked in small charming harbors.  Imagine dancing under the stars, movies projected on the sails, and jumping off the ship into a sea of colorful fish.  It doesn’t get any better than this.

What’s your pleasure?  Life aboard the Mandalay is filled with activities and fun.  Whether it’s sailing, snorkeling, hiking, swimming off the boat or just relaxing, it’s your choice.  And since this private cruise for men is clothing optional, you’ll have the freedom to sail naked.

Sun St. Lucia 06:00 PM
Mon St. Vincent
Tue Union Island
Wed Tobago Cays
Thu Mayreau
Fri Bequia
Sat St. Lucia  08:00 AM

Sunday, February 17, 2019 – St. Lucia

A nature lover’s paradise, which is blessed by nature, St. Lucia has geographic and cultural riches enough to embarrass far bigger nations. The dueling Piton peaks serve as an inspiring landmark for sailors. You’ll have a chance to visit waterfalls, hot springs, botanical gardens and the world’s only “drive-in” volcano.

Monday, February 18, 2019 – St. Vincent

From St. Vincent’s lush tropical rainforest full of eco-adventures, to the idyllic beaches, coral reefs and turquoise lagoons of the Grenadines, St. Vincent is a tropical paradise for sailing, scuba diving, enjoying nature, and relaxing in luxurious hideaways.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 – Union Island

Welcome to Union Island, one of the undiscovered treasures of St. Vincent & The Grenadines. Unsophisticated, relaxed and friendly, Union is still off the beaten track. Once you land, you won’t want to leave. A charming destination and a great base to pick up a mooring and explore the natural beauty of this region, Union is a paradise for yachting enthusiasts, scuba divers, hikers and sun worshipers. There’s mile after mile of undisturbed sand and wild mangos for the taking.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 – Tobago Cays 

The highlight of cruising the Grenadines is the Tobago Cays (pronounced keys).  These uninhabited islets are ringed by pristine, white-sand beaches and clear azure waters.  Imagine heavenly lagoons full of green turtles, coral reefs and colorful fish.

Thursday, February 21, 2019 – Mayreau

Breathtaking, awe-inspiring, and pristine are three words that come to mind when one thinks of the island of Mayreau. The smallest of all the Grenadine Islands, Mayreau Island is home to roughly 300 inhabitants, mostly fishermen and their families as well as individuals involved in the tourism industry. An isolated island, Mayreau welcomes visitors that are in search of a remote get-away to relax and unwind.

Friday, February 22, 2019 – Bequia

Bequia (beck-way) is the most perfect island in the whole Grenadines. You’ll be captivated by the island’s charm while strolling along the lovely harbor with its shops, restaurants, and pastel-painted gingerbread homes. Stunning beaches dotting the shoreline, accommodations to fit most budgets and a slow pace of life all help to create an environment that is unforgettable. There are fine restaurants, shops that retain their local integrity and enough golden sand and blue water to keep everybody blissful

Saturday, February 23, 2019 – St. Lucia

Disembark in beautiful St. Lucia.

 • Windjammer cruises are known for laid back atmosphere. Due to change in weather or discretion of the captain please note that all ports and the exact itinerary is subject to change. 

History of the Mandalay ship

This 236-foot Barquentine was built in 1923 for financier E.F. Hutton and gifted to his wife, Marjorie Merriweather Post.

In 1935 this historic ship was sold to Norwegian shipping magnate G. Unger Vetlesen and his wife Maude Monell and was renamed Vema, a combination of Vetlesen and Maude.

World War II: Maude Monell donated Vema to the American war effort and was put into service as a merchant marine cadet training ship.

Vema was first put to use patrolling coastal waters for the US Coast Guard and later served as a barrack and training ship for the United States Merchant Marine.

In 1953 the Lamont Geological Observatory (now the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory [LDEO]), a research unit of Columbia University leased the vessel and soon bought it, becoming renowned as one of the world’s most productive oceanographic research vessels.

After its career as a research vessel, she entered a new career as a cruising yacht, the S/V Mandalay, accommodating 58 Passengers and about 24 Crew with teak decks and original wood work throughout the ship.

The Mandalay at a Glance

Berths: 29 Cabins; 58 berths
Crew: 30
Length: 236 feet Ft
Beam: 33 feet Ft
Draft: 15 feet Ft

Boat Deck

Cabin Main Deck
Admiral Cabins Large cabin on the main deck with double lower bunk and upper pullman

Cabin  Lower Deck Plan
Standard (S) Single bunk beds with shower
Commodore Deluxe (CD) Large Cabin with Bunk Beds. Lower bunk is a full double. Bathroom features a separate shower
King’s Cabin (KC) Largest Double sized cabin on the ship with large bathroom and a king size bed

Our Host Hotel is the Windjammer Landing Resort in Labrelotte Bay, Castries. Please call or email us for special rates. The Mandalay will be sailing right from the bay of the Windjammer Landing Resort.

King’s Cabin (1) $2,449 – Wait List
Admiral Cabins (6) $2,249  Sold Out
Commodore Cabins (4) $2,149 – Wait List
Standard Cabins (14) $1,899 – Limited 
Standard Single Cabins (4) $1,989 – Wait List
Port Fees & Taxes $199

Source Events All-Gay Full Moon Caribbean Cruise aboard S/V Mandalay

St. Lucia and Grenadines – 6 nights / 7 days – Sunday, February 17 – Saturday, February 23, 2019

What’s Included

  • Ship Accommodations
  • All meals on the ship
  • Rum Swizzles and hors d’oeuvre every afternoon
  • Wine with dinner
  • Shipboard activities and theme parties

What’s Not Included

  • International Flights
  • Gratuities
  • Pre and Post Cruise Hotel Accommodations
  • Airport Transfers
  • Travel Insurance
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Personal Expenses
  • Excursions

Prices are per person based on double occupancy. There are 4 single cabins that have no additional surcharge. Share Cabin program is only available on Standard Cabins Standard Cabins can be single with a supplement of 150%. Valid Passports Required. Non-US or Canadian Passport holders may require to secure a visa. Passports must be valid for six months beyond the return date. Arrival and Departure Airport code in St. Lucia (UVF). The Mandalay will be departing from the Windjammer Landing Resort in Castries.