Saturday, March 14, 2015



Did your receive a postcard from Tropical Sails Corp?  We mailed all past customers  for whom we have good postal mailing addresses.

Interest is peaking for the next eclipse in the Java Sea moving towards the Pacific Ocean.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Circumnavigate Papua New Guinea and West Papua Solar Eclipse Cruise 2016

Tropical Sails Corp is delighted to announce two outstanding itineraries for discriminating clients to experience an Indonesia Solar Eclipse Cruise 2016 in South East Asia aboard the luxury small-ship Oceanic Discoverer.
Launched in 2005, the Oceanic Discoverer is one of the most modern small ships operating in the South Pacific today, and accommodating just 72 guests in 36 spacious staterooms offers an intimate and personalized cruising experience.
Oceanic Discoverer travels with an expert expedition team, which will include specialists to talk clients through the eclipse. Joined by an all-Australian staff, including a high caliber chef and  astronomer David Reneke  to experience the solar eclipse.  Operated by Coral Princess Cruises, you are assured a memorable experience.  Tropical Sails has sailed on the Coral Princess in the Coral Sea.
You may choose from two outstanding itineraries, combining Papua New Guinea and Indonesia, with the itineraries comprising a mix of cultural, scenic and in-water activities. FULL BROCHURE – Indonesia Solar Eclipse Cruise 2016 

Coral Princess announces guest astronomer for 2016 Solar Eclipse expedition cruise

Australia’s small ship cruise line Coral Princess Cruises has announced that David Reneke, one of Australia’s most well-known astronomy experts, will be joining their expedition team to witness the total solar eclipse occurring in Indonesia on the morning of 09 March 2016. Reneke, who has over 40 year’s experience in astronomy and links to some of the world’s leading astronomical institutions, is the editor of Astro-Space News Magazine and a familiar voice to a radio audience of up to four million listeners who tune in to his weekly astronomy segments broadcast across Australia.

Throughout the expedition Reneke will be inviting guests to take part in a series of astronomy lectures and Q&As, as well as providing expert commentary throughout the morning of the total solar eclipse and regular star gazing sessions. Coral Princess’s flagship Oceanic Discoverer will be anchored close to the Indonesian island of Pulau Jiew, a prime viewing position along the center-line of the eclipse path, as part of a longer itinerary featuring Papua New Guinea and West Papua’s Raja Ampat and Spice Islands. Guests will be able to experience the entire three hour transition of the moon, including some three and  a half minutes of totality, where ‘day turns to night’ as the moon completely obscures the sun. 

Two itineraries are on offer to experience the eclipse; a 24-night New Guinea Circle program commences in Alotau (Papua New Guinea) on 23 February 2016 and incorporates the Eastern PNG coast, Raja Ampat and the Spice Islands before concluding in Darwin, whilst a shorter 14-night option from Wewak to Darwin departing on 04 April 2016 is also available.  The 24-night New Guinea Circle starts at $20,290 per person whilst the 14-night expedition is priced from $13,160 per person. Prices include all meals, lectures and services of the all-Australian expedition staff and excursions aboard a fleet of zodiacs, glass bottom boat, kayaks and the unique ‘Xplorer’ excursion tender.

Coral Princess Cruises pioneered small-ship expedition cruising in Australia and the South Pacific in 1984. In addition to the Kimberley expedition, the company operates year-round small ship cruises on the Great Barrier Reef from Cairns, along with an enthralling 11-night Cape York & Arnhem Land adventure between Cairns and Darwin. Further afield, Papua New Guinea, the Islands of the South Pacific, New Zealand and the Raja Ampat and Spice Islands regions of Indonesia feature in the company’s exciting range of itineraries throughout the South Pacific and South East Asia.

Monday, March 2, 2015

West Side of Grand Tetons Solar Eclipse Tour 2017

Tropical Sails Corp, a leader in Solar Eclipse Travel since Baja in 1991, has arranged a 8 night coach tour with the  finest accommodations available and use of the Tetons Springs Resort in Victor, Idaho. Victor, being on the west side of the Tetons has a 20% greater probability of clear skies than Jackson, WY. With TV and internet, we will have the latest weather information in hand.  Plus there is ample space for setting up telescopic gear.

The tour's itinerary is as follows:

DAY 1 – Salt Lake City – Idaho Falls (8/15 Tue)
DAY 2 – Yellowstone National Park (8/16 Wed)
DAY 3 – Yellowstone Wildlife Safari (8/17 Thu)
DAY 4 – Yellowstone  – Grand Teton (8/18 Fri)
DAY 5 – Snake River – Grand Teton (8/19 Sat)
DAY 6 – Jackson – Teton Springs (8/20 Sun)
DAY 7 – Total Solar Eclipse – Cowboy Cookout (8/21 Mon)
DAY 8 – Great Salt Lake – Salt Lake City (8/22 Tue)
DAY 9 – Journey Home (8/23 Wed)

Maximum early booking price $3959. Single add $1885. Triple deduct $423.  $50 initial deposit.  Deposit of $500 due May 1, 2016.  Balance due May 1, 2017.  Refundable less credit card fees until April 1, 2017.  Refunds after final payment are subject to tour operator’s schedule. Inquire.  Trip cancellation and accident insurance for your solar eclipse tour 2017  is available from Tropical Sails Corp.