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. 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 small-ship adventure that fulfills your pirate soul in 21st-century comfort!


Rates are PER PERSON, in U.S. funds. Solo cabins are single occupancy. All other cabins are double occupancy.

2024 Rates

CRUISE RATES
Rates are per person
6-Night Sailings
Sunday to Saturday
12-Night Sailings
Sunday to Friday
  WINTER | SPRING
Mid-Dec - May
SUMMER | FALL
June - Mid-Dec
Jul | Oct
Island Girl Savings
Winter
Explorer Cruise
Spring | Fall
Captain's Special
Cadet Solo 1 - 2 3125 pp 2925 pp 2425 pp 4425 pp 4025 pp
Standard Cabin3 - 4 2825 pp 2625 pp 2125 pp 3825 pp 3425 pp
Standard Cabin Private3 - 4 3425 pp 3225 pp 2725 pp 5025 pp 4625 pp
Deluxe Cabin 5 - 6 3025 pp 2825 pp 2325 pp 4225 pp 3825 pp
Staysail Cabin 11 - 15 3125 pp 2925 pp 2425 pp 4425 pp 4025 pp
Compass Cabin 16 - 17 3325 pp 3125 pp 2625 pp 4825 pp 4425 pp
Topsail Cabin 9 3525 pp 3325 pp 2825 pp 5225 pp 4825 pp
Owners’ Suite 7 3925 pp 3725 pp 3225 pp 6025 pp 5625 pp
Rates are PER PERSON, in U.S. funds. Solo cabins are single occupancy. All other cabins are double occupancy.

2025 Rates

CRUISE RATES
Rates are per person
6-Night Sailings
Sunday to Saturday
12-Night Sailings
Sunday to Friday
  WINTER | SPRING
Mid-Dec - May
SUMMER
June
NOV | DEC
Island Girl Savings
Winter
Explorer Cruise
Spring | Fall
Captain's Special
Cadet Solo 1 - 2 3325 pp 3125 pp 2625 pp 5175 pp 4775 pp
Standard Cabin3 - 4 3025 pp 2825 pp 2325 pp 4575 pp 4175 pp
Standard Cabin Private3 - 4 3625 pp 3425 pp 2925 pp 5825 pp 5375 pp
Deluxe Cabin 5 - 6 3225 pp 3025 pp 2525 pp 4975 pp 4575 pp
Staysail Cabin 11 - 15 3325 pp 3125 pp 2625 pp 5175 pp 4775 pp
Compass Cabin 16 - 17 3525 pp 3325 pp 2825 pp 5575 pp 5175 pp
Topsail Cabin 9 3725 pp 3525 pp 3025 pp 5975 pp 5575 pp
Owners’ Suite 7 4125 pp 3925 pp 3425 pp 6775 pp 6375 pp
Rates are PER PERSON, in U.S. funds. Solo cabins are single occupancy. All other cabins are double occupancy.

2026 Rates

CRUISE RATES
Rates are per person
6-Night Sailings
Sunday to Saturday
12-Night Sailings
Sunday to Friday
  WINTER | SPRING
Mid-Dec - May
SUMMER
June
Winter
Explorer Cruise
Spring | Fall
Captain's Special
Cadet Solo 1 - 2 3625 pp 3425 pp 5675 pp 5275 pp
Standard Cabin3 - 4 3325 pp 3125 pp 5075 pp 4675 pp
Standard Cabin Private3 - 4 3925 pp 3725 pp 6075 pp 5675 pp
Deluxe Cabin 5 - 6 3525 pp 3325 pp 5475 pp 5075 pp
Staysail Cabin 11 - 15 3625 pp 3425 pp 5675 pp 5275 pp
Compass Cabin 16 - 17 3825 pp 3625 pp 6075 pp 5675 pp
Topsail Cabin 9 4025 pp 3825 pp 6475 pp 6075 pp
Owners’ Suite 7 4425 pp 4225 pp 7275 pp 6875 pp
Rates are PER PERSON, in U.S. funds. Solo cabins are single occupancy. All other cabins are double occupancy.

All-Inclusive
Cruise rates include meals, beverages (water, juice, soda, beer, wine, and rum punch), cabin service, port charges and taxes, and complimentary use of snorkel gear for the week. You’re welcome to bring your own spirits on board to mix your favorite drinks.

Payment Terms
A non-refundable deposit of $750 pp is required on 6-night sailings, or $1500 pp on premium cabins. Premium class cabins are the Owners' Suite, Topsail, and Compass cabins, and Lyra Suites and Staterooms. The non-refundable deposit on 10 and 12-night sailings are $1500 pp. Balance is due no later than 90 days prior to sailing. Full payment is required if reserving online or within 90 days of sailing. Book online or give us a call Monday through Friday 9 AM to 5 PM EST at 877.772.4549. After hours and weekends leave a voice message and your call will be returned promptly.

Payment may be made with Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express. Checks are not accepted.

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

 
 

Island Windjammers Tall Ship Vela Deck Plan

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

Cadet Solo Cabin: Single occupancy cabin with a twin berth and a 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.

 

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 twin 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.

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