Tailoring your Air Canada flight to your sailing itinerary
With our amazing year-round, tropical sailing conditions here in Grenada and the Grenadines, you don’t have to wait for the snow to fall to join us from Canada. Here’s a sample itinerary that fits perfectly with your Air Canada flight.
Air Canada to Grenada
Tuesday and Thursday: land 15.20
Saturday: land 17.35
One of our friendly, Horizon taxi drivers will meet you from Maurice Bishop International Airport and drive you to our base in True Blue Bay on the southern tip of Grenada. You can choose to take the evening sleep-aboard on your yacht for a small supplement or take advantage of the discount given to our clients from the True Blue Resort located literally steps from our base.
Day 1: True Blue Bay to Carriacou (40nm)
Take advantage of our skipper service to Carriacou and get a head start on your charter! You will leave the dock at 9 am and our skipper will conduct the chart and boat briefings on the way to Tyrell Bay, Carriacou (US$350.00). The other option would be to start at midday with chart and boat briefings before sailing to St George’s on the West Coast of Grenada. Anchor amongst the local fishing boats and enjoy a stroll along the beautiful white sand beach and drink ashore at one of the many rum shops! Clear out of Grenada at customs and immigration before dining on board, or ashore at one of the small restaurants on the water’s edge. Carriacou is one of the 3 islands of Grenada; your skipper then takes the ferry back to the mainland.
Day 2: Carriacou to Mayreau (13nm)
Enjoy breakfast and a swim and your first snorkel in the crystal-clear waters at Sandy Island, a stunning stretch of sand with no more than half a dozen palm trees. Watch the pelicans performing aerobatics around your boat as you eat al fresco. After breakfast, sail over to Union Island to briefly complete customs formalities and then continue north for a short distance to Mayreau. Drop anchor at Saltwhistle Bay, definitely one of the all-time most beautiful anchorages – a perfect horseshoe-shaped palm-fringed beach. Enjoy dinner ashore at one of the beach-side, casual Caribbean restaurants.
Day 3: Mayreau to Tobago Cays (1.5nm)
Take an early morning stroll to the top of Mayreau and enjoy the stunning views of the surrounding islands. Afterwards, it’s an hour’s sail to the Tobago Cays; arguably one of the most picturesque and peaceful places on earth. Just off the little island of Baradel is a specific area just for you and the turtles. Here the turtles come to feed; it’s an incredible experience to get close and swim with these remarkable creatures. Enjoy a beach BBQ of lobster and fish; on rickety tables set alongside the water’s edge under the trees strung with little lights. It’s a must!
Day 4 Tobago Cays to Union Island (7nm)
After a leisurely breakfast, sail back to Union Island and head for peaceful Chatham Bay on the west side of the island. Seckie and Vanessa are the wonderful owners of The Sun Beach and Eat restaurant and they will take good care of you; including arranging a ride for you to clear out of the Grenadines at customs and immigration. This way, you also get to hear more about the island and its heritage and see yet another side of this paradise.
Day 5 Union Island to PSV (7nm)
From Union Island, sail across to the tiny island of Mopion, a perfect circle of sand in the turquoise waters with a coconut thatch for shelter. After a snorkel and lunch, sail the very short distance to Petit St Vincent, an exclusive private island resort with an excellent restaurant.
Day 6 PSV to Grenada (50 nm)
Sail back to Grenada; make a stop at Isle de Ronde (an uninhabited island with breath-taking snorkelling and bird watching) for lunch and a cooling swim on the way. Head for Prickly Bay (currently closed for renovations, due to re-open in the New Year 2020) or Clarkes Court Bay on the south coast of Grenada. Enjoy your last night dinner on board or book into one of the many local restaurants. Two of our favourites are Cruiser’s Reef at Clarke’s Court Boatyard and Marina and The Little Dipper in Woburn for some authentic, local fayre.
Day 7 Return to our Horizon base in True Blue Bay
A short and leisurely sail brings you back to our base at True Blue Marina for your noon finish, in good time to catch the 15:10 (Tuesday and Thursdays) or 17:25 (Saturdays) flight back to Toronto. We’ll arrange for one of our drivers to collect you and take you the short distance back to the airport.
For our No-Customs 6-day itinerary, please click here; it’s a 3-island cruise exploring Grenada, Carriacou and Petit Martinique.