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ADVENTURE MAKES US COME ALIVE.


Let us take you on an adventure.

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ADVENTURE MAKES US COME ALIVE.


Let us take you on an adventure.


Ask yourself what makes you come alive….

Is it the blue water sailing making headway to some exotic island or new distant land or is it creating a culinary delight with local produce collected from a village or the thrill of the sound…fish on!!! when the lines spins out of control as your first Mahi Mahi has taken the hook.

Freya is a 52ft ketch rig monohull that can offer all this and more.

Captain Louis and first mate Jules create an adventure for all aboard to experience another world… A world where you not only discover new people’s and cultures, great oceans and lands but to redefine who you truly are.

So just say…. let’s go.

Contact us today to see how you can be a part of the adventure!
Info@247sailing.net

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247 SAILING


247 Sailing is Julie Routledge Captain Louis Honeycutt.

247 SAILING


247 Sailing is Julie Routledge Captain Louis Honeycutt.

Our Vision

See the world from a different perspective

247Sailing invites people seeking a journey with a difference to share the adventure and challenge of the sea bringing about a profound shift in how they relate to their life, to community and to the world.

Our sailing yacht, Freya, a 1984 52 ft Irwin Ketch sailing vessel  refitted with AC, generator, water maker, radar, digital navigation, life raft,  fully equipped galley, private cabins and much more.

Adventure, Discover, Explore and much more!

Why dream when you can DO IT!

Sailing aboard Freya is an opportunity for you to experience a whole different way of life. Always keep in mind that you are coming to experience how a cruising boat functions so bring your open mind and fresh eyes.

This lifestyle is an unique way to embrace indigenous peoples, their cultures and rituals, scattered in remote islands and villages around the world,  where your enthusiasm friendliness, participation and listening are valued more than your bank account.  Discover the enrichment of seeing a different way of life through others eyes.

A Yacht is a place where everything renews itself day after day, everyday something new to do, learn, explore, see, understand or figure out.

Be a part of this extraordinary life and see the world through different eyes.

Captain Louis,  originally from Texas, is a USA 100 Ton Coast Guard licensed Captain who feels at home on the sea, having sailed, cruised and lived full time abaord sailboats since 1999.

Sailing and cruising through the Bahama Islands, Cuba, Mexico, Honduras Bay Islands, San Blas Islands Panama, Columbia, including 15 Panama Canal transits, Las Perlas Islands, Pacific coast Panama, Ecuador, Cruised the  Tuira River visiting the Embera Indians in the Darien Jungle of Panama, Galapagos Islands, 3 South Pacific crossings to the Tuamutos, Society Islands, Cook Islands, Kingdom of Tonga to the Fiji Islands which is where he met Julie in 2007. Now on his 4th Pacific adventure.

Julie, an Aussie gal, holds a 200 ton First Mate MYA license. She loves to discover local produce from around the world and to provide people with the opportunity to enjoy healthy local cuisine. She is a fantastic cook, no canned food from Jules. Jules is inspired by the possibility of connecting communities and traditional cultures around the world and is the founder of a sustainable development project in Africa.

Visit www.afadu.org.au

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Rates & Reserve


We accept reservations up to one month in advance for parties of up to 4 Guests. 

We will be in San Blas Islands 1st June 2017.  

Rates & Reserve


We accept reservations up to one month in advance for parties of up to 4 Guests. 

We will be in San Blas Islands 1st June 2017.  

PASSAGE Sailing ADVENTURES

Currently cruising in the San Blas Islands Panama.

All you adventurers please contact us on

info @247sailing.net.

2018  PACIFIC OCEAN ADVENTURE SAILING TRIP

Departing Panama crossing the Panama Canal approximately June 1st 2018. (Panama Canal scheduling and weather dependent)

Price: $15,000 per person all inclusive for 90 days. 

(French Polynesian island personal bond, land excursions and meals ashore not included)

The pricing of an adventure… Is it really that expensive? You pay how much to work?

The prices can look terrifying even in US dollars but when you look at the length of the voyage where we sail, crossing the Panama Canal and the amount of time spent in the Las Perlas, Marquesas, Tuamoto atolls, French Polynesian islands and the islands of Tahiti you begin to realize that this is a very rare opportunity and the price starts to make sense.

What you get for your money…. 

*You get to live and work aboard Freya...a 52ft blue water ketch rig fully equipped sailing yacht circumnavigating the world.

* You get your own private cabin and bathroom with unlimited fresh water and air con.

* You sail around some of the most remote incredible archipelagoes on the planet visiting remote communities with pristine beaches and swimming clear waters. 

* Help islanders on remote islands with food delivery and share in their traditions and culture.

* You will learn navigation, radar, blue water sailing, line handling, tender driving, anchoring, weather planning, passage provisioning, culinary skills and much more.

* Captain Louis (100ton USCG Captain) can certify crew through ISPA...www.ispa.com

Consider the cost of other adventures around the world... Around the world by plane, Mount Everest Climb, Round the world yacht races....

Ask yourself what is it worth to experience this unique adventure... we recognize that this voyage involves more than a little pocket change but what we know is that you will never forget this unique experience.

See the world through a different perspective....

Email Captain Louis at info@247sailing.net

 

 

Adventure Sailing
Package Pricing: 

2 Persons per day USD 550.00

3 Persons per day USD 725.00

4 Persons per day USD 900.00

Maximum 4 persons.

December 21st 2017 to January 5th 2018 surcharge of 20%

Surcharge for special significant dietary requests of 20%.

2018  1st January pricing as follows:

2 Persons per day USD 600.00

3 Persons per day USD 800.00

4 Persons per day USD 1000.00

Maximum 4 persons.

Packages are fully inclusive providing fresh cooked meals accessing fresh local products and seafoods prepared by our Chef with accompanying wines,  fresh linens and ensuite bathroom providing unlimited fresh water showers, snorkel equipment (not all sizes), water lounges, outdoor fresh water shower and off shore fishing equipment for those enthusiatic fishermen.

Captain Louis, Merchant Mariner 100 ton USA licensed and First Mate Jules, Master of Yachts 200 ton licensed, together, with a combined 25 years sailing and worldwide cruising experience, welcome you aboard. 

 

double CABIN

Sleeps 2

Includes Bedding, Towels, and personal Bathroom access.

DOUBLE CABIN

Sleeps 2

Includes Bedding, Towels and Bathroom access.

Email info@247sailing.net to get in touch.

 

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YACHT DELIVERIES


Specializing in International Long distance Yacht Deliveries

YACHT DELIVERIES


Specializing in International Long distance Yacht Deliveries

Captain Louis,  originally from Texas, is a USA 100 Ton Coast Guard licensed Captain who feels at home on the sea, having sailed, cruised and lived full time abaord sailboats since 1999.

Sailing and cruising through the Bahama Islands, Cuba, Mexico, Honduras Bay Islands, San Blas Islands Panama, Columbia, including 15 Panama Canal transits, Las Perlas Islands, Pacific coast Panama, Ecuador, Cruised the  Tuira River visiting the Embera Indians in the Darien Jungle of Panama, Galapagos Islands, 3 South Pacific crossings to the Tuamutos, Society Islands, Cook Islands, Kingdom of Tonga to the Fiji Islands which is where he met Julie in 2007. 

Info@247sailing.net

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Testimonials


Kind words from our sailing guests

Testimonials


Kind words from our sailing guests

August 5th-12th 2017                                            Fantastic Journey by Susan  

We took a seven day (once in a lifetime) journey with Jules and Louis through the San Blas Islands, Panama in August 2017. Everything was perfect from the moment we stepped foot aboard the Freya.  She is a beautiful sailboat and was clean, comfortable, and safe. Jules and Louis are wonderful hosts that have decades of experience and knowledge to share.  Our days were spent snorkeling, swimming, eating, drinking, resting, exploring, playing cards, meeting new people from around the world, and most importantly enjoying the natural beauty of the San Blas Islands. Jules is a fantastic cook with a special touch for preparing healthy and delicious foods that were fresh and local.  The mid-day banana smoothies were delicious! Louis is ALWAYS a calm, cool, and collected captain.  He made sailing look easy even though it is anything but easy or simple. We were in excellent hands with Louis and Jules!  We sailed to different areas of the San Blas Islands and had the unique experience of interacting with and learning more about the Guna Indians. Each island had one or more families of Gunas residing on it and each family was unique and fascinating. The Gunas were very familiar with Jules and Louis and therefore, also visited us aboard Freya. Louis and Jules were gracious in sharing their knowledge of local snorkeling areas on reefs.  The sights were unforgettable.  We snorkeled and swam in areas that were pristine and isolated.  What a gift to have this experience.  Our short week with Jules and Louis on the Freya will last a lifetime in our memories. 

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!  Nichole and Susan

 

February-March 2017 from Darlene

I joined SV Freya as a crew for five weeks to learn about what it takes to run and sail a yacht and to experience the world of cruising. Captain Louis was very respectful, helpful and a great teacher allowing me to navigate my way through all the facets of sailing a 52 ft Ketch rig yacht. SV Freya is a very well laid out, comfortable and extremely clean. My duties included cooking and the galley provided more than adequate equipment and space to perform my culinary delights. We sailed to all the islands in Honduras Bay Islands meeting locals and other cruisers. I would be very happy to join Freya again. 

21 Mar 2016 from Adele,
Five stars for this yacht and her captain! If you get the chance to hop aboard this boat, do not let it pass by. I had the pleasure of spending 4 weeks aboard this beautiful yacht, island hopping through 4 countries down the eastern coast of Central America. From day one, I felt safe, comfortable and extremely fortunate for the opportunity. This was my first experience sailing on someone else’s boat and Louis welcomed me with open arms, shared his vast knowledge of sailing, great stories and how to kick ass and take names at the card table. A generous, friendly and respectful guy, Captain taught with patience and showed us what the cruising life is all about. He has friends everywhere he goes, takes exceptional care of his boat and knows how to catch a fish. I saw a part of the world I never imagined existed, ate extremely well every day and collected a couple good stories myself. The only bad part about the trip was having to say goodbye so I hope we reunite one day.

Jun 2016 from Vanessa and Michael

My husband and I spent 2 memorable weeks aboard the boat with Captain Louis and his First Mate Jules. From the moment we arrived, we felt comfortable, welcomed and in good hands considering this was our first ocean sailing experience. When stepping aboard, we were quickly impressed with the maintenance of the boat, the comfort of the cabins and how tidy and organized everything was.

The primary goal of the trip was to improve our sailing skills and to experience the cruising lifestyle. We really felt that Louis was able to offer this experience to us and more. Louis is an experienced Captain and is extremely knowledgable when it comes to sailing. We had a few days of rough weather, high seas and squalls and he always remained calm and confident regardless of what challenges came our way. He provided many opportunities for us to build on our sailing skills by quickly allowing us to be on the helm, work with sails, navigate with the GPS, anchor and perform other sailing tasks. His First Mate Jules, is also an experienced sailor and enjoys sharing her knowledge and experience about handling the boat. In addition to sailing, Jules taught us a lot about provisioning and cooking fantastic fresh meals while living aboard a sailboat.


25 Jun 2016 from Trish, 58, female
From the moment we arrived to our reluctant departure, my husband and I felt welcome and completely at home aboard Louis’s yacht. She is a beautiful boat, clean, and well maintained inside and out. Our berth was very comfortable (and air conditioned!) with it’s own head.

We are somewhat new to sailing but Louis treated us as competent and trustworthy crew. He enabled us to fully participate in all operations on the boat and to develop confidence in our skills. Louis is such an amazing guy and a wonderful, skilled captain — never hurried or getting rattled, he handled everything with equanimity. Jules was not only a competent first mate but a good teacher and a wonderful chef. We had a lesson in how to live aboard with healthy food and a varied diet and in the 3 weeks we were aboard we had some of the best meals I’ve had all year.

I hope Jeff and I have another opportunity to join Louis and Jules on their journey and we look forward to keeping in touch with our new friends.

 

19 Mar 2016 from Joel, 52, male
Louis showed us a great time in Mexico and Bay of Islands, Honduras. Went out of his way to cruise the best sites for snorkeling and local culture. Not only an accomplished cook and host, but also a highly experienced captain with the crew and boat’s safety (and comfort) a priority. Easy and fun to ‘hang out’ with, and a great time had by all……highly recommended!
Joel & Robin, Seattle

 

21 Apr 2016 from Roberta, 64, female
I first met Louis in honduras in 2003, when we were both sailing our own boats. He helped me numerous times on short deliveries and fixing the millions of things that can go wrong on a boat, and then he sailed off to the Pacific. the next time I sailed with Louis was in Fiji, where we spent 3 months cruising the island chain and onward to Vanuatu, and eventually Australia.
That trip led to many other sail adventures with Louis and with Jules, on three different boats and as many different areas of the world. I can say without reservation that I trust my life on board any sailboat with Louis. His skills as a captain, his instincts to realize an issue and deal with it in time, and the quality of his boat and gear is all one can ask for. He has a great fun personality, and that is just louis! Jules is an extraordinary chef, great sailor, and, neither of them get sea sick ever!
I know I will be back on board with them again and again, and I recommend to anyone that can get some time sailing with them to go for it!