The Cabrinha Quest - An Ocean Odyssey
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Year 3
Hoo baby! Here's where things really start to get interesting. On a whim back in 2008/2009 we headed 2,000 miles north from Tonga breaking a long ways off what is commonly referred to as the "milk run". In other words- off into places very very few people go. At one stretch in Micronesia we went almost 3 months without seeing another recreational vessel. And what we found there remains the stuff of dreams. Beyond dreams even, unless you have a really good imagination! So off we go, way up into the remote atolls of the Marshall Islands for 4 months of solid waves and wind, then back down to the Kingdom of Tonga, where we can confidently say we know the area even better than most Tongans themselves; then over to Fiji, where we spent two seasons back in 2003/2004, a huge area with a TON of hidden secrets. We have the area dialed, and beautiful is only the beginning...
  Trip (Click for details) Dates (Click for map) Days Cabins
142Majuro to Mili via Arno, Marshall IslandsDec 13-23, 2014103
143Majuro to Aur via Arno, Marshall IslandsDec 28, 2014 - Jan 7, 201510
144Majuro to Maloelap via Aur and ArnoJan 12-22, 201510
145Majuro to Maloelap via ArnoJan 26 - Feb 5, 201510
146Majuro to we'll never tellFeb 9-19, 201510
147Marshall Islands Never Never LandFeb 23 - Mar 5, 201510
148Marshall Islands Wave adventureMar 9-19, 201510
149Vava'ua, Tonga AdventuresMay 11-21, 2015102
150Vava'ua and Ha'apai Tonga AdventuresMay 25 - Jun 4, 201510
151Tonga Kitesurfing and ExploringJun 8-18, 201510
152Kadavu, Fiji and Astrolabe ReefJun 26 - Jul 6, 201510
153Kadavu, Fiji and Astrolabe Reef AdventuresJul 10-20, 201510
154Yasawas, Fiji AdventuresJul 24 - Aug 3, 201510
155Yasawas, Fiji Kite and Surf AdventuresAug 7-17, 201510
156Mamanucas Islands Adventures, FijiAug 21-31, 201510
157Vanua Levu, Savu Savu, White Wall, Taveuni...Sep 4-14, 2015102
158Fiji's northern Isles, Great Sea ReefSep 18-28, 201510
159Lau Group, FijiOct 5-15, 2015101
Year 2
During the research for year 2 I kept finding I had goosebumps. During the Best Odyssey's circumnavigation we plied tropical waters for nearly five years. The exception was a summer in the Outer Hebrides off the coast of Scotland. In short, it was the highlight of the entire expedition, cold water and all. For more than twenty years I've wanted to sail the Chilean archipelago. The only place on Earth that might compare is the myriad of islands in the Pacific Northwest that stretches from Olympia to Glacier Bay, Alaska (hint- year 5!). Just looking at a map of Patagonia and the "land of lefts" inspires vivid dreams of radical adventure. So off we go- 4400 nautical miles in the roaring 40's to explore the misty and mysterious coast of Patagonia. We'll then return to French Polynesia for a second romp through on the Cabrinha Quest, and our 4th voyage through an archipelago that is about as perfect as it gets for waves and wind. Paradise anyone?
  Trip (Click for details) Dates (Click for map) Days Cabins
121Way Way Way down to ChiloeDec 7-17, 201310
123Archipelago de las Guatecas, PatagoniaJan 3-13, 201410
124Sur Chico Wave adventuresJan 20-30, 201410
125Valdiva to Concepcion Wave ExtravaganzaFeb 3-13, 2014101
126Concepcion to Constitucion Wave EpicFeb 17-27, 201410
127Pichilemu Wave RadnessMar 1-10, 201410
130Hao Atoll to FakaravaMay 11-21, 201410
131Fakarava to Arutua via Apataki and Toau, TuamotusMay 25 - Jun 4, 201410
132Arutua to Takaroa via ApatakiJun 11-21, 201410
133Takaroa to Ahe via ManihiJun 24 - Jul 4, 201410
134Ahe Atoll to RangiroaJul 8-18, 2014101
135Rangiroa to TikehauJul 22 - Aug 1, 201410
136Tikehau to MooreaAug 4-14, 201410
137Huahine and Tahaa Paragliding and Kitesurfing HeavenAug 22 - Sep 1, 201410
138South Pacific kiting, surf, paraglidingSep 5-15, 201410
139Tahaa, Bora-Bora and possibly MaupitiSep 19-29, 201410
140Leeward Society Islands (Tahaa, Bora, Maupiti)Oct 3-13, 201410
Year 1
The Cabrinha Quest starts off with world class destinations, places that are nearly impossible to access without a yacht like Discovery. Half our season we will spend in the southern Caribbean, exploring the best spots and beyond that we found back in 2007/2008. Barbados, Los Roques, and the amazing San Blas.

Once through the Panama Canal and into the Pacific...the world is literally our oyster. Logistics, difficulties, dangers, and distances go way way up. But say goodbye to the boating neighbors and say hello to a magical paradise. And then another, and another. Uninhabited islands peppered with palm trees rimmed with white sand beaches and barreling waves- well, you get the picture.
  Trip (Click for details) Dates (Click for map) Days Cabins
100Los Roques and Tortuga RadnessOct 26 - Nov 5, 201210
101Los Roques and Tortuga RadnessNov 9-19, 201210
102Los Roques, Los Aves and BonaireNov 21 - Dec 1, 201210
103San Blas, Panama #1Dec 10-20, 201210
104San Blas, Panama #2Dec 23, 2012 - Jan 1, 201310
105San Blas, Panama #3Jan 3-13, 201310
106San Blas, Panama #4Jan 16-26, 201310
107San Blas, Panama #5Jan 31 - Feb 10, 201310
108San Blas, Panama #6Feb 14-24, 201310
109Panama Pacific, Coiba ExplorationMar 10-20, 2013101
109Panama Pacific Coiba Exploration #2Mar 22 - Apr 1, 2013101
111Fakarava to Apataki, TuamotusMay 25 - Jun 4, 201310
112Apataki Lagoon to Rangiroa LagoonJun 10-20, 201310
113Rangiroa Atoll to TikehauJun 25 - Jul 5, 201310
114Tikehau atoll and MooreaJul 8-18, 201310
115Raivavae- Prettiest island in the PacificJul 29 - Aug 8, 201310
116Tubuai Austral Islands Humpack whales and wavesAug 11-21, 201310
117Tahaa and Huahine Kiting and Paragliding heavenAug 27 - Sep 6, 201310
118Leeward islands kiting, surf, paraglidingSep 12-22, 201310
119Leewards, Tahaa, Bora-Bora and possibly MaupitiSep 25 - Oct 5, 201310
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The Cabrinha Quest's focus will be the South Pacific (years 2-5). Why? Well after spending 13 years exploring the world's most remote and best spots to kite, surf, paraglide, and SUP, we feel the Pacific is simply the best for a number of reasons. Firstly, it's massive. The largest swells in the world and the most reliable winds have the greatest fetch on the planet there. So conditions for kiting and surfing are just more reliable than anywhere else on Earth. Second, logistically the Pacific is very challenging. Distances between major ports are vast, airports are minimal, services nearly non-existent. So while this makes it more difficult for us to operate there, it also keeps the punters where they belong- in the Caribbean and in the Med. We've gone many months at a time WITHOUT SEEING ANOTHER BOAT in the Pacific (TRUE!). Lastly, the region is politically stable and piracy doesn't exist. So yes, it's hard to get to; yes it's hard to access; yes it requires serious planning and logistics- but trust us- it's worth it. And this is our specialty. In the meantime, enjoy a slideshow of our last 5 years to get you psyched!

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