Dr. Sky®, Steve Kates, will be leading a group of avid star gazers on a Star Clipper cruise off the Costa Rican Coast, December 1-8, 2013. Comet ISON will be in the sky at both dusk and dawn according to Dr. Sky,® “Indeed, northerners will see it at both dusk and dawn.”
The latest predictions suggest a comet as large as Hale-Bopp, but then again, ”They are just predictions,” says Steve Kates who is the host of the Dr. Sky® radio program which launches from News Talk 92.3 KTAR Phoenix, AZ and is heard on many affiliates throughout the nation. Steve regularly gives talks throughout Arizona on Astronomy and is a frequent television guest on the subject of the “sky.” Steve will be giving daily lectures on the sky along with leading comet observation and photography.
The cruise on the Star Flyer begins Sunday December 1st in Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica. On Monday you will be at sea, observing the comet at both dawn and dusk. Sail this week to: San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua, Playa de Coco, Costa Rica, Cuanjiniquil, Playa Flamingo, Islas Tortugas and Puerto Caldera. With five full days ashore you will have time to go horseback riding, zip-lining, go boating on a river, take a water slide down a mountain, climb volcanos, buy coffee or soak in hot springs. Costa Rica is for active vacationers, but then again you may just sit on the ship and smell the salt air!
The 360 foot long Star Flyer has almost an acre of sails and 85 well -appointed cabins. She has many amenities of a big cruise ship. She sails most of the time trying to keep the fuel bills low. The itinerary is designed to give the maximum amount of time ashore, and to be at sea at night. The low number of passengers offers a more intimate experience not found on big cruise ships.
The Star Flyer offers a full range of shore excursions, water sports, and onboard activities. The onboard dive shop is a hit with many clients. With a maximum of about 170 guests, you will be on an off the ship in a jiffy every day!