Destinantions for Sailing
Caribbean – St.Lucia (Windwards islands of the Grenadines)
The Jewel of the Windwards. Offering stunning views, picturesque harbours, lush rainforest and a spectacular dormant volcano you can actually venture inside, a sailing vacation here is the perfect place to begin your exploration of the beauty and riches the Caribbean has to offer. Calypso rhythms, Creole culinary specialties as well as sun and wind provide the frame for unforgettable holidays on the water.
The islands of the Caribbean are situated like pearls on a string between North America and Venezuela. Coral atolls with dream beaches, reefs with colorful fishes and volcanic Islands come one after the other. Luxuriant vegetation and green landscapes surrounded by turquoise waters will cast a spell on the observer.
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is an island country in the Lesser Antilles Island arc, in the southern portion of the Windward Islands, which lie at the southern end of the eastern border of the Caribbean Sea where the latter meets the Atlantic Ocean. The country is also known as St. Vincent.
Its 389 km2 (150 sq mi) territory consists of the main island of Saint Vincent and the northern two-thirds of the Grenadines, which are a chain of smaller islands stretching south from Saint Vincent Island to Grenada. The main island of Saint Vincent measures 18 km (11 mi) long, 11 km (6.8 mi) in width and 344 km2 (133 sq mi) in area. From the most northern to the most southern points, the Grenadine islands belonging to Saint Vincent span 60.4 km (37.5 mi) with a combined area of 45 km2 (17 sq mi). Most of the nation lies within the Hurricane Belt.
Situated in Western Antilles Islands of the Caribbean, the temperatures vary little during the whole year, with temperatures between 25°C and 30°C. The season between December and May offers the most settled weather. The Trade Winds blow from the North East, offering great sailing in breezes typically between F4 – F6.
Days/7 Nights Grenadines Charter
Day 1: Leave Marigot early. Set sail for St. Vincent. This is the longest stretch of the trip: an exhilarating 36-mile crossing. Anchor in Wallilabou in the heart of St.Vincent, the island’s wildest and richest country setting...
Day 2: A pleasant sail takes you to Bequia, home of the first sailing whaleboats in the world. Clear customs and spend the day exploring.
Day 3: Set sail to Mayreau, where you’ll anchor in beautiful Salt Whistle Bay. Climb the hill for a stunning view of the Tobago Cays.
Day 4: Visit the fabulous Tobago Cays… everything you ever dreamed of in an anchorage and then some. Snorkel the Horseshoe Reef and explore the secluded beaches at your leisure. For many, this is the most beautiful area of the Caribbean.
Day 5: A short crossing takes you to Palm Island, where you’ll find a lovely little resort with one of the finest beaches anywhere. Afternoon brings you to the resort island of Petit St. Vincent.
Day 6: Depart for Mustique, a tiny island where the celebrities outnumber the locals.
Day 7: Visit Mustique in the morning and set sail to St. Vincent and anchor in the scenic Young Island Cut.
Day 8: Back to St. Lucia today. Participate in the sailing or find a spot on deck with a good book.
SAMPLE SAILING ITINERARY
|Day 1||Arrivals and transfer to Rodney Bay Marina for embarkation.|
|Day 2||After your full yacht briefing, set sail for St Vincent and on to Bequia and anchor overnight in Admiralty bay. Go ashore and explore the town of Port Elizabeth.|
|Day 3||After stocking up on fresh fruit from the boat boys, enjoy a lunch stop in Petite Nevis before sailing across to Mustique, anchoring overnight in Britannia Bay.|
|Day 4||After rubbing shoulders with the rich and famous on this private island, head south east to the unspoilt island of Canouan.|
|Day 5||A short sail after some snorkelling in the crystal clear waters takes us across to Tobago Cays, a perfect spot for Rum punches and a BBQ.|
|Day 6||Enjoy swimming and exploring the Cays before heading south to Petit St Vincent. Try the exclusive hotel for dinner or dine aboard under the stars.|
|Day 7||Sailing back north west, we head across to Union Island and anchor in Clifton Harbour. Enjoy the afternoon ashore exploring the island.|
|Day 8||Stock up on provisions and then sail around the island to the unspoilt Chatham Bay, with no bars or restaurants, dine aboard and relax.|
|Day 9||After a refreshing early morning swim, sail across to Saltwhistle bay on the island of Mayreau.|
|Day 10||Soak up the beauty of Mayreau before sailing on to Canouan, where we anchor in another unspoilt bay for the night.|
|Day 11||Sail past Petit Canouan and Savan Island before anchoring once again in Mustique.|
|Day 12||After bidding farwell to Mustique, head towards Bequia and anchor off Princess Margaret Beach.|
|Day 13||Sail from Bequia towards St Vincent, anchoring in a choice of bays on the sheltered leeward side of the island.|
|Day 14||Sail back to St Lucia and arrive in Rodney Bay Marina in the afternoon.|
|Day 15||Dis-embark and transfer to the airport for your journey home.|