Island Windjammer Cruises

Island Windjammers Tall Ship Vela

Ship Specifications

Length: 156 feet
Beam: 30 feet
Draft: 14 feet
Built: 1988
Crew: 10
Capacity: 26

Her name means “sail.” One look, and you’ll be taken back to a time when tall ships ruled the waves. Everything about Vela will light your imagination and inspire a sense of wanderlust. Newly refitted, Vela’s snug cabins all feature portholes and private bathrooms. Her teak decks are spacious and inviting with plenty of room to spread out.

Sail Vela and experience the kind of adventure that fulfills your pirate soul in 21st-century comfort!


Vela accommodates 26 guests in air-conditioned single and double occupancy cabins. All cabins feature portholes, 110v outlets, blow dryers, and shampoo/soap are provided in all cabins.

Cadet Solo Cabins are single occupancy cabins with a raised berth and a compact, all-in-one bathroom.

Standard Cabins feature a wider lower and single upper berth and an all-in-one shower/bathroom.

Deluxe Cabins feature a double lower and single upper berth and a private bathroom with shower.

Staysail Cabins feature a roomy double berth and private bathroom with shower.

Compass Cabins are located in the aft section of the ship. These spacious cabins feature a queen size bed (no upper bunk) and an ensuite bathroom with shower.

A queen size bed and luxury bathroom are the star features of the roomy Topsail Cabin.

The spacious Owner’s Suite boasts a king size bed and large bathroom. There are portholes in both the cabin and the bathroom.

Island Windjammers Tall Ship Vela Deck Plan

Cadet Solo Cabin: Single occupancy cabin with a raised berth and compact, all-in-one bathroom.

Cadet Solo Cabin: Single occupancy cabin with a raised berth and compact, all-in-one bathroom.

Standard Cabin: Wider lower and single upper berth and an all-in-one shower/bathroom.

Standard Cabin: Wider lower and single upper berth and an all-in-one shower/bathroom.

Deluxe Cabin: Double lower and single upper berth and a private bathroom with shower.

Deluxe Cabin: Double lower and single upper berth and a private bathroom with shower.

The spacious Owner’s Suite boasts a king size bed and large bathroom. There are portholes in both the cabin and the bathroom.

Topsail Cabin: The only one of it's kind on the ship, the cabin boasts a queen size bed and luxury bathroom.

Staysail Cabin features a roomy double berth, and a private bathroom with shower.

Staysail Cabin features a roomy double berth, and a private bathroom with shower.

Staysail Cabin features a roomy double berth, and a private bathroom with shower.

Staysail Cabin features a roomy double berth, and a private bathroom with shower.

Compass Cabins are located in the aft section of the ship. These spacious cabins feature a queen size bed (no upper bunk) and an ensuite bathroom with shower.

Compass Cabins are located in the aft section of the ship. These spacious cabins feature a queen size bed (no upper bunk) and an ensuite bathroom with shower.

Rates are per person and are based on double occupancy, unless noted otherwise. All rates are in US funds.

Cruise rates are inclusive of all onboard meals and snacks, beverages (water, juice, soda, beer, wine, and rum punch), port charges and taxes, and complimentary use of snorkel gear for the week.

Here’s a link to our Cruise Terms & Conditions.

2017 | 2018 | 2019

Vela 2017 Schedule & Rates

Aug 27 - Oct 7 Windward Round Trip Grenada 6-Night Sailings
Oct 8 - 14 Windward Grenada to St. Lucia 6-Night Sailing
Oct 15 - Dec 9 Windward or French West Indies Round Trip St. Lucia 6-Night Sailings
Dec 10 - Dec 22 French West Indies + Windward Round Trip St. Lucia 12-Night Explorer
Dec 24 - Dec 30 French West Indies Round Trip St. Lucia 6-Night Sailing
2017 Rates 6-Night Sailings
Sunday to Saturday
12-Night Sailings
Sunday to Friday
  High
Mid-Dec - May
Low
May - Mid-Dec
Aug | Sep Explorer Captain’s
Special
Standard Cabin 2325 2125 1625 3525 3025
Deluxe Cabin 2525 2325 1825 3925 3425
Cadet Solo 2625 2425 1925 4125 3625
Staysail Cabin 2625 2425 1925 4125 3625
Compass Cabin 2825 2625 2125 4525 4025
Topsail Cabin 3025 2825 2325 4925 4425
Owners’ Suite 3425 3225 2725 5725 5225
August | September Savings Lowest available published rates

Vela 2018 Schedule & Rates

Dec 31 - Jan 6 French West Indies Round Trip St. Lucia 6-Night Sailing
Jan 7 - May 19 French West Indies Round Trip St. Lucia 6-Night Sailings
May 20 - Jun 1 French West Indies + Windward Round Trip St. Lucia 12-Night Captain’s Special
Jul 22 - Aug 18 French West Indies Round Trip St. Lucia 6-Night Sailings
Aug 19 - Aug 25 Windward St. Lucia - Grenada 6-Night Sailing
Aug 25 - Oct 27 Windward Round Trip Grenada 6-Night Sailings
Oct 28 - Nov 3 Windward Grenada to St. Lucia 6-Night Sailing
Nov 4 - Dec 8 French West Indies Round Trip St. Lucia 6-Night Sailings
Dec 9 - Dec 21 French West Indies + Windward Round Trip St. Lucia 12-Night Explorer
Dec 23 - Dec 29 French West Indies Round Trip St. Lucia 6-Night Sailing
2018 Rates 6-Night Sailings
Sunday to Saturday
12-Night Sailings
Sunday to Friday
  High
Mid-Dec - May
Low
May - Mid-Dec
Aug | Sep Explorer Captain’s
Special
Standard Cabin 2400 2200 1700 3675 3175
Deluxe Cabin 2600 2400 1900 4075 3575
Cadet Solo 2700 2500 2000 4275 3775
Staysail Cabin 2700 2500 2000 4275 3775
Compass Cabin 2900 2700 2200 4675 4175
Topsail Cabin 3100 2900 2400 5075 4575
Owners’ Suite 3500 3300 2800 5875 5375
August | September Savings Lowest available published rates

Vela 2019 Schedule & Rates

Dec 30 - Jan 5 French West Indies Round Trip St. Lucia 6-Night Sailing
Jan 6 - Apr 20 French West Indies or Windward Round Trip St. Lucia 6-Night Sailings
May 19 - May 31 French West Indies + Windward Round Trip St. Lucia 12-Night Captain’s Special
Jun 2 - Aug 10 Windward or French West Indies Round Trip St. Lucia 6-Night Sailings
Aug 11 - Aug 17 Windward St. Lucia to Grenada 6-Night Sailing
Aug 18 - Nov 2 Windward Round Trip Grenada 6-Night Sailing
Nov 3 - 15 French West Indies + Windward Grenada to St. Lucia 12-Night Captain’s Special
Nov 17 - Dec 28 French West Indies Round Trip St. Lucia 6-Night Sailings
2019 Rates 6-Night Sailings
Sunday to Saturday
12-Night Sailings
Sunday to Friday
  High
Mid-Dec - May
Low
May - Mid-Dec
Aug | Sep Explorer Captain’s
Special
Standard Cabin 2400 2200 1700 3675 3175
Deluxe Cabin 2600 2400 1900 4075 3575
Cadet Solo 2700 2500 2000 4275 3775
Staysail Cabin 2700 2500 2000 4275 3775
Compass Cabin 2900 2700 2200 4675 4175
Topsail Cabin 3100 2900 2400 5075 4575
Owners’ Suite 3500 3300 2800 5875 5375
August | September Savings Lowest available published rates
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