Grenada & The Grenadines Adventure Charter

Explore Paradise In Style On SY Nemo

This is an example of a 10-night crewed charter around Grenada and St Vincent and The Grenadines. There are so many truly wonderful islands in the Grenadines that it is so easy to create a longer itinerary so we can visit a few more of the hidden gems and also spend some time ashore getting to experience island life!

This trip itinerary is approximately 115 nautical miles and is suitable for all levels of sailor – from complete beginner to salty dog!

If you want to make any changes to the itinerary, just let us know. We are happy to mix things up to make sure you have a truly memorable holiday. Changes may take place due weather conditions as well.

Please click the ‘Island Details’ button above, to see some of the pictures we have taken on previous charters.

DaySample Itinerary
1

Meet your crew, Sam and Neil in Port Lois Marina in Grenada. The airport is approximately 25 minutes away in a taxi. Once you are settled on your private yacht we will provide a guest briefing and then we will head straight out. Our first stop will be Molinere. This is an incredible underwater sculpture park and a great place to snorkel. After we will have a delicious dinner onboard Nemo and kick-off the holiday in style!

2

We will sail up the west coast of Grenada. A truly luscious green island that provides a hint of spice in the wind as we sail past. Neil will show you how to sail Nemo and if you like you can have a go on the helm or being crew. Our destination for the evening will be Tyrell Bay in Carriacou. Here we will have dinner ashore.

3

We will have a short sail to Sandy Island before breakfast. This sandy bar is a great place for a snorkel and for taking pictures on a deserted island! We will then have another short sail to Union Island for lunch and we can also head to see Mr King on Happy Island and partake in a cheeky afternoon cocktail if you so desire! After cocktails, we will have an hour sail to the beautiful Chatham Bay. We love this Bay as it is really great for snorkelling, kayaking and paddle boarding. There are also some great local bars to visit – Vanessa’s and Aqua. Aqua even has a beach pool you can laze in with a rum cocktail!

4

After a morning playing with the water toys or simply relaxing on board Nemo, we will then sail to the teeny tiny Morpion sandbank where you can laze in the warm tropical waters. Our final destination today will be the tiny private island of Petit St Vincent. We can have sundowners at Goatie’s Beach Bar and then our evening meal on board Nemo.

5

After breakfast, we will sail to Mayreau. We can stop in Windward Bay for lunch and then we will anchor in Salt Whistle Bay for the evening. This is a wonderful coconut tree lined beach, fabulous for taking a stroll along and for checking out the kite surfers. Dinner this evening will be served on board Nemo.

6

Just a short hop away is the stunning Tobago Cays. We can take you out to visit some of the islands in Dory the Dinghy and there is some incredible snorkelling to be had. A highlight of the trip will hopefully be swimming with Hawksbill Turtles. For dinner, we will head to the beach for a local BBQ. Willy one of the local boat boys together with his cook, Bets, will create a delicious dinner for us.

7

After breakfast, we will pop to Petit Tabac, a tiny deserted island just before World’s End Reef and one of the locations in the first Pirate of the Caribbean movie – Curse of The Black Pearl. Then we are off to the jet set island of Mustique. This will be a slightly longer sail day, with plenty of time to practice our tacking skills. Once in Mustique, we can head ashore to enjoy cocktails at the newly remodeled Basil’s Bar, followed by another tasty dinner on board Nemo.

8

We will spend most of the day in Mustique, giving you a chance to take a taxi tour of the island with Boom Boom, relax in the hammock or have a go at kayaking. In the afternoon we will have a couple of hours downwind sailing to beautiful Admiralty Bay in Bequia. A delicious dinner will be served on board Nemo.

9

Bequia is one of the most beautiful islands in the Grenadines and there is a lot to explore. During the day you can relax on Nemo or on one of the many beautiful beaches. Alternatively, take a stroll along the waterfront walkway or visit the Old Hegg Turtle Sanctuary. Dinner will be ashore in one of the many wonderful restaurants.

10

After a leisurely breakfast, we will sail to Wallilabou for our lunch stop. Here you can visit one of the ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ movie sets. We will then sail to Young Island for our last night anchorage. We can pop ashore for cocktails at the Young Island resort and then we will have dinner on board.

11

If you have the energy this morning, we would highly recommend a walk up 200+ steps on Fort Duvernette where you will get to see stunning views of the south of St Vincent. We will then head to the Blue Lagoon Marina on St Vincent.

Grenada

Grenada is a beautiful unspoiled island comprising mainland Grenada and its sister islands of Carriacou and Petite Martinique. Together they are known as the Spice Islands of the Caribbean and have a population of 102,000 incredibly friendly people. It is a special tropical destination where protecting the environment and the development of its National Parks is part of on-going efforts to save the rainforests and coral reefs.

In one day, you can see many of the wonders the island has to offer. Stop at the Spice Market in St George’s, walk along the Careenage waterfront before a seafood lunch. Later, drive north as Grenada’s rich natural beauty comes alive. At Gouyave visit one of the nutmeg processing stations where the seeds are sorted, stacked and stamped.

Also worth a quick detour is the Grenada Chocolate Company which entices chocoholics with its sweet, organic treats. Nearby is a historic rum factory, River Antoine Rum Distillery, which will fascinate rum lovers, as it is the Caribbean’s only water-powered mill still operating. Then head back to Gran Anse for sunset.

One of the many stunning sunsets seen in Grenada

Visiting the nutmeg factory

Beautiful Saint George in Grenada

The stunning west coats of Grenada

Carriacou

More than 20 sites around Carriacou attract scuba divers and snorkelers, and deserted islets like Sandy Island can easily be accessed by Nemo, giving you a real desert island experience. Known as the Land of Reefs, Carriacou has a small community whose residents might invite you to observe customs handed down from African and European ancestors. The village of Windward is known for building beautiful wooden sailboats using the old-time methods passed down by Scottish settlers.

Union Island

With its mountain peaks and colourful market, it is the ideal place for snorkelling and picking up some provisions.  When we anchor in Clifton, snorkelling is a must as is a stop at Happy Island to see Mr King and grab a tasty rum punch. Chatham Bay is also a stunning anchorage with one of the best snorkelling spots we have found.

Beautiful Saline Bay in Mayreau

Goatie's Bar on Petit Saint Vincent

One of the market stalls on Union Island

A local bar in Mayreau

Petite St. Vincent

Home of the ultra-exclusive Petit St. Vincent (PSV) Resort; the island offers the ultimate in barefoot elegance and unobtrusive attentive service. We pop here for a drink at Goatie’s bar after visiting Morpion, a tiny sandy islet with only one sunshade on it!

Mayreau

Just northeast of the Tobago Cays, this tiny island has scarcely 300 residents but its lovely palm-lined beach, Salt Whistle Bay, is dreamy and magical and does wonderful beach BBQs for all the yachts.  Salt Whistle and Windward Bay are two other stunning anchorages. They are a little more secluded for those of you who want some peace and quiet.

Tobago Cays

Tobago Cays is famous for its protected waters, and it is now a national marine park. The waters of the Tobago Cays are populated with Hawksbill sea turtles, which provide friendly swimming companions, making the experience of swimming in the Tobago Cays a magical and memorable one. Petit Tabac just inside World End’s Reef, with only space for three yachts to anchor, is also a favourite stop of ours too…a real deserted island.

SY Nemo in Tobago Cays

Guests in Dory The Dinghy heading to Petit Tabac

Kids at the Easter Coconut Race Regatta in Bequia

A fishing boat on the beach in Bequia

Mustique

This renowned 1,400-acre private island in the Grenadines is known as a favourite hideaway for the world’s most discerning travellers. Once ashore it is well worth taking a taxi tour with Boom Boom and you will get to see the huge contrast between this island and all those around it. After the tour, a drink or dinner in Basil’s Bar is a must, especially as it is going to be newly refurbished this autumn.

Bequia

Lying just a few miles south of St. Vincent, Bequia, the largest of the Grenadines islands has only one real town, Port Elizabeth. It is a charming, sleepy port of call with a pedestrian footpath that stretches around most of the bay. Shops feature the works of model shipbuilders. Among the attractions are the Old Hegg Turtle Sanctuary and a number of galleries and artisans’ shops. We always anchor here on our trips as the people are lovely, the waters are crystal clear and the bars and restaurants are fantastic.

Saint Vincent

St. Vincent, “the mainland,” is almost 18 miles long and made imposing by La Soufrière, its volcano, which last erupted in 1979. Thick banks of clouds typically shroud La Soufrière, making its peak a rare sight. Guides lead hikes that wind through the surrounding forest for a close-up view.  Let us know if you would like to include a hike to La Soufrière during your crewed yacht charter.

St. Vincent’s other natural attractions include the Falls of Baleine, spectacular cascades that are accessible only by boat when we anchor at Cumberland Bay.

Young Island situated only 200 yards off the southern shores of the mainland is the privately owned Young Island Resort. With a handful of moorings, this is a wonderful place to stay on our first night as it also means we can walk up the 200+ steps of Fort Duvernette and get wonderful views of the south coast and Bequia.