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Day 1 Blue lagoon St. Vincent to Bequia
After a comprehensive chart and yacht briefing at Young Island Cut or Blue Lagoon on the south-west coast of St. Vincent, set sail on your St Vincent to Grenada sailing itinerary with a brief 2 hour voyage to Bequia. This island is one of the most laid back and attractive islands of the whole Caribbean – exactly what you need on the first day of your holiday. Bequia has been closely linked to seafaring for centuries, and old traditions continue. After picking up a mooring in Admiralty Bay you may want to stock up with some hard to find items at Doris Fresh Foods, before cocktails and dinner at one of the shore-side restaurants.
Day 2 Bequia
Take a day to explore during your St Vincent to Grenada sailing itinerary. Enjoy a breakfast of fresh tropical fruit purchased from the local market. 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.
A leisurely sail to Mustique, stopping for a swim and explore at Petit Nevis, a small palm covered island and the location of an old whaling station where the ruins can still be seen. At Mustique pick up a mooring before heading over to the World famous Basil’s Bar or catch a taxi up to the Firefly Restaurant for sundowners and dinner.
Day 4 Mustique
A day to Discover Mustique – one of the most special islands of the Caribbean. Mustique is privately owned and has developed into a holiday location for the rich and famous. The island is a mix of luxury houses, lush tropical gardens and stunning beaches. Take a taxi tour, or if you’re feeling adventurous hike or rent a mountain bike. One of the best ways to see the island is on horseback.
Sail south to the Tobago Cays, one of the most beautiful anchorages in the World. 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 6 Tobago Cays
Spend the day snorkeling and exploring the 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 7 Tobago Cays to Salt Whistle Bay, Mayreau
The mid-point of your St Vincent to Grenada sailing itinerary. A short sail to Mayreau in the morning, dropping anchor in Salt Whistle Bay, a palm-fringed semi-circle of white sand. There’s some good walking here, but most worthwhile is the short hike to the top of the hill and the breathtaking view from the Catholic Church. For dinner dine flintstone style on rock tables at the Salt Whistle Bay Resort or anchor in Saline Bay and walk up to Dennis’s Hideaway for fresh local fish or lobster.
Sail downwind for an hour to Chatham Bay, Union Island. This large anchorage has a sweeping beach under high hills. There is excellent snorkeling along the north side of the bay and some great walking ashore. For dinner enjoy a beach BBQ organized by “Shark Attack” or local food at the Sun, Beach and Eat Bar run by Seckie and Vanessa.
Day 9 Union Island to Petit St. Vincent
Continue your St Vincent to Grenada sailing itinerary with a sail from Chatham to Clifton Harbour, clear out of the Grenadines then sail on to Petit St Vincent for the night. Anchor off PSV Resort, dine exclusively at the resort or arrange a water taxi for excellent local food at Palm Beach Restaurant on Petite Martinique. Top off with water and fuel if required on Petite Martinique.
Day 10 Petit St. Vincent to Tyrrel Bay, Carriacou
A downwind 1.5 hour sail to Carriacou, anchoring off Hillsborough to clear into Grenada before moving onto a mooring at beautiful Sandy Island. Spend the afternoon snorkeling and walking the beach and either overnight here or motor the short distance round to Tyrrel Bay where you will find local restaurants and bars. It’s worth spending the time to explore Carriacou, another incredibly laid-back island of 1 gas station and 200 rum shops!
Day 11 Carriacou
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 12 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 a spot of 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 13 St. George’s
No visit to Grenada would be complete without an island tour. The “Isle of Spice” is one of the most spectacularly beautiful islands of the Caribbean with lush rain forest, waterfalls, old plantations and spectacular beaches. There are many hiking trails around the island – from easy half hour hikes to a waterfall to arduous all day hikes to the island’s highest point Mt St Catherine. The town of St George’s is regarded as the most picturesque capital in the Caribbean.
Day 14 St. George’s to Clarke’s Court Bay
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 and you can easily spend the day swimming and gunkholing the mangroves that line the bay. There are several local restaurants nearby with fresh fish or lobster on the menu. Alternatively, head for Phare Bleu Marina and enjoy the waterside restaurant there.
Day 15 Clarke’s Court Bay to True Blue Bay
Complete your St Vincent to Grenada sailing itinerary with an easy half hour sail around 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 the island and explore for a few more days.