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Grenada Sailing Itinerary Day 1 Yacht charter starts at noon. Following the comprehensive yacht and chart briefing with Horizon Yacht Charters depart from True Blue Bay. Sail to St. George’s for the first stop, anchor off Ross Point for the night. If you are sailing with a crew you will depart earlier and sail directly to Carriacou on this day.
Day 2 Set off on an exhilarating day sail to Tyrrel Bay, Carriacou. Anchor amongst the local fishing boats and enjoy a stroll and drinks ashore at one of the local rum shops, or simply lounge in the cockpit and watch the sun set behind you.
Day 3 Breakfast and swim at Sandy Island while you watch the pelicans performing aerobatics around your boat. After snorkeling the reef, clear out in Hillsborough before sailing over to Clifton Harbour, Union to clear in and pick up fresh pineapple and homemade bread before taking a short sail to palm lined Salt Whistle Bay, Mayreau.
Day 4 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. Simply spectacular! Anchor or pick up one of the moorings inside the Cays with the huge horseshoe reef in front of you to protect from the ocean swell. There are no restaurants or bars in the Cays – light up the BBQ and dine under the stars.
Day 5 Spend the day snorkeling and exploring the Tobago Cays – since the area is protected the wealth of sea life is extraordinary. Just off the little island of Baradel is an area cordoned off for turtles to feed, and it’s an incredible experience to get close and swim with these remarkable animals. Explore the islands ashore and climb to their summits for the stunning views and watch the almost tame iguanas and land tortoises lumbering around.
Day 6 A four hour sail brings you to Admiralty Bay, Bequia, capital of the laid back Caribbean. Bequia has a unique, magical charm which is hard to find anywhere else in the Caribbean. The island combines an enduring seafaring heritage with a wonderful laid back atmosphere. Pick up a mooring in Admiralty Bay and clear in with Customs and Immigration. Stock up on provisions and then enjoy cocktails and dinner at one of several waterfront restaurants.
Grenada Sailing Itinerary Day 7 Spend the day exploring the island. For divers, Bequia offers some of the best dive sites in the region with locations within easy reach of the anchorage. Shore based activities include a guided tour of the island including a visit to the Turtle Sanctuary. For the more active there are numerous hiking trails around Bequia with superb views from the hill tops.
Day 8 Stock up on fresh provisions and then it’s a short cruise to chic Mustique, with a perfect swim stop at Petit Nevis on the way. Enjoy lunch at Basil’s Bar, or a sunset dinner at the Firefly while you dream of your holiday home on this perfect tropical island.
Day 9 Set off south again, this time heading for the west side of Union Island. Chatham Bay is your destination, a beautiful deserted bay surrounded by hills. Hike up for magnificent views or enjoy snorkeling along the north edge of the bay. A beach barbeque with a local chef can provide the entertainment on an otherwise quiet night.
Day 10 Back to Clifton Harbour to check out of St. Vincent, then a sail over to Petit St Vincent for the night, stopping at Mopion on the way, a flawless piece of sand in turquoise water topped with a small coconut thatch shelter for shade. Caribbean perfection! Spoil yourself for dinner if you want at PSV resort or arrange a water taxi for excellent local food at Palm Beach Restaurant on Petite Martinique.
Day 11 Top off with water and pick up some supplies at Petite Martinque, then it’s off to Hillsborough on Carriacou to clear in on the next stage of your Grenada Sailing Itinerary. Move the short distance to Sandy Island and pick up a mooring within this Marine Protected Area. There is some excellent snorkeling here, or just lounge on the perfect beach. Stay overnight here or alternatively move around to Tyrrel Bay and drop anchor for the night.
Day 12 Take a tour of Carriacou – head to Windward village on the NE corner of the island where traditional boat building skills have been passed down the generations and still continue today. Stop at Hospital Hill and take in the views over Hillsborough and north to Union Island. If you’re feeling fit and adventurous set off on a hike – one of the easiest and most scenic trails is from Hillsborough to Tyrrel Bay. Alternatively, explore the mangroves in Tyrell Bay by dinghy.
Day 13 Tyrell bay – St George’s; an exhilarating downwind sail to St George’s passing the isolated islands of Kick ‘em Jenny and Isle De Ronde. On arrival at St George’s anchor off Ross Point or for luxury book a slip at the new Port Louis Marina. Dine at the marina’s own restaurant or for some very authentic local cuisine go to BB’s Crab Back on the Carenage.
Day 14 Sail around the south coast of Grenada and explore one of the many sheltered anchorages on the south side of the island. Clarke’s Court Bay is one of the best and easiest to enter. You can spend the day swimming and gunk holing the mangroves that line the bay. There are several local restaurants nearby with fresh fish or lobster on the menu.
Day 15 A short downwind sail takes you to True Blue Bay where the Horizon staff will assist you to the dock for a noon finish. True Blue Resort is just a few minutes ride from the airport and is a great place to base yourselves if you plan to be on island and explore for a few more days. A great end to your Grenada Sailing Itinerary!