Broadreach offers experiential summer adventures for middle school, high school and college students, including scuba, sailing, multi-sport, marine biology, language immersion...
The Windward Islands are a sailor's paradise and a diver's dream. These ancient volcanic islands are breathtaking, literally towering out of the sea. Majestic mountain peaks,...
A summer that made all of the difference
Submitted by Davis - Wofford College | March 14, 2017
When I was 17 I went on the Grenadines voyage with Broadreach; to this day, 5 years later, as a 22 year old this summer was the turning point for me in my life. I have to say that the Grenadines voyage is a trip that you will never forget - it is still fresh in my memory. Weather it was hiking the Quil Volcano in Statia, the pirate's cove on Saint Vincent, or the sailing itself this adventure will give you whatever you are chasing in the Caribbean. For me the opportunity to sail was my most memorable opportunity, I had the pleasure of having an incredible leadership team. I learned a lot from the leaders and my peers; you will meet the most amazing people from all over the world. The diving was incredible; I also participated in the Leeward Islands program and had the opportunity to dive there as well. The diving in the Windward Islands is breathtaking; but, the training Broadreach provided was world class. I feel so comfortable with diving and sailing now, my friends look to me for guidance on diving sites and material. My biggest takeaway from this quite literal summer in paradise is hard to pin point; but, if i had to pick one it would be looking up at those clear caribbean stars. Laying on the Catamaran net staring up at this web of infinite beauty was like traveling back in time to a simpler place. Get away from the rat race, if not forever - do it just for a summer with Broadreach in the Grenadines. The best decision I ever made.
Submitted by George Gulizia - Horizon High School | January 15, 2017
Caribbean underwater adventures was one of the best trips of my life! It taught me how to respect the ocean, cultures, and especially my group members which will now be some of my best friends for life! Learning to sail and scuba dive is always a plus because you get to experience the world in a whole new way. All in all this trip was one of the best trips of my life! I also loved the Costa Rica Spanish Immersion, Costa Rica field biology, and Panama eco-adventures trips!
Submitted by Megan - Punahou School | January 13, 2017
This trip was such a fantastic experience that I cannot recommend it enough. On this trip you get to meet people from many different places and they become your boat family. You can roll your sleeping bag out under the stars and fall asleep to the gentle rocking of the boat. If you have even the slightest interest in marine biology or the ocean, this is the trip for you. The instructors (marine biologist, scuba instructor, and captain) are so understanding of their fields that you will walk away with so much knowledge, love, and respect for the ocean. The diving was incredible. If you aren't already a certified diver, this is a wonderful place to learn. Everywhere we went the ocean was clear and beautiful, and we saw something interesting on every dive. If you don't know much about sailing this is an awesome opportunity to learn as well. Sailing between islands was always a blast, and I can definitely say that there was never a point on this trip that I felt bored. We volunteered at a coral nursery on the island of Saba and were able to go hiking on the other islands too. Being able to meet people that lived on the other islands was an amazing way to learn about other cultures. If for some reason you are still on the fence about this trip, let this review convince you to go. Never will I regret the time I spent on this trip and the memories I made will be memories I treasure for the rest of my life.
Program: Caribbean Marine Biology Voyage
Caribbean underwater adventure
Submitted by Morgan Allen - Knoxville, TN United States | January 08, 2017
I had never been away on a lengthy trip by myself so I was reluctant to go at first, but my fears were quickly replaced with excitement the first night I arrived in the Caribbean. The moment I arrived I met the 11 other kids that would serve as my family for 3 weeks. It was so fun working together to accomplish our basic daily goals such as making breakfast lunch and dinner, keeping the boat clean, and everything it takes to have a functional catamaran. Everyday was different they varied with new diving goals, hikes, land adventures, and windy sails. We got to experience so many beautiful beaches, islands, sunrises, sunsets, and different cultures. I learned so much about myself. I realized that I am capable of doing more than I thought that I could by myself and that any goal is attainable.
Life long friends!
Submitted by Cam DeMuro - Broughton Highschool | December 12, 2016
If you haven't travelled with Broadreach before, I recommend this trip to be your first experience. On this trip, you will be exposed to many amazing things - from swimming with sea turtles and sting rays, to rising at 4:00 am for a sunrise hike. A personal highlight for me was the shipwreck dive. It was fascinating to explore the ruins and come face to face with so many different fish. One of the most amazing things I got out of this trip was really connecting with people on the boat. We listened to music and danced and stayed up late talking (even though we knew we had to get up early). It was really hard to leave these wonderful people when it was time to go. Not only will you meet kids your own age, and form friendships that will last forever, but you will interact with truly amazing instructors. I can't emphasize enough how much more you will get out of a 21 day trip over a 12 day trip. That extra week gave us the time to create strong bonds and I really didn't want to leave after three weeks so I can't imagine leaving a week earlier. This trip changed my life and I can't recommend it enough!