The Grenadines to St Lucia

Adventure Chartering in Style

This is an example of a 9-night crewed charter from St Vincent & The Grenadines to St Lucia.

A perfect vacation for anyone looking for some hands-on sailing experience as well as relaxation time in the beautiful Caribbean.

This trip itinerary is approximately 175 nautical miles and suited to all sailors – beginners to experienced sailors.

If this itinerary is of interest, then please get in contact. We are happy to mix things up to make sure you have an unforgettable holiday.

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

DaySample Itinerary
1

Meet your fabulous crew, Sam and Neil in the Blue Lagoon Marina in St Vincent (hyperlink) and get settled on board your private yacht Nemo. The marina is approximately 15 minutes from Argyle International Airport. Once you are settled we will have a guest briefing, and then the sailing adventure will get underway as we head straight out to Young Island. If you have the energy, we would highly recommend a walk up 200+ steps on Fort Duvernette where you will get to see a stunning sunset! After which we will have a delicious dinner on board (hyperlink).

2

We will sail to the jet set island of Mustique, giving you time for some helming practice on Nemo. Once we arrive, you can relax on board in the hammock, or have a go at snorkelling or kayaking. Alternatively, you can head ashore for an island taxi tour with Boom Boom to see where the rich and famous live. After which we suggest sundowners at the famous Basil’s Bar. After you have sampled a rum punch…or maybe two, we can head back to Nemo for our evening meal.

3

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. We will head ashore tonight so you can sample some local BBQ food.

4

Three short sails today. First, we will sail to the Morpion sandbank where you can laze in the warm tropical waters and get a picture on a really deserted island! Then on to Clifton Harbour, our first stop in Union Island. Here you can pop in to see the very quaint town, or head to see Mr King on Happy Island and partake in a cheeky afternoon cocktail! We will then have another short sail to Chatham Bay, which is where we will spend the rest of the day relaxing and having fun. 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! This wonderful anchorage will be our home for a delicious dinner on board Nemo.

5

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.  Our evening meal will be under the stars on Nemo.

6

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 have a longer sail with plenty of helm time on our way to Bequia. We will arrive in the beautiful Admiralty Bay. in time for cocktails and dinner ashore at one the many fabulous restaurants.

7

From Bequia, we will sail to Wallilabou for our lunch anchorage and a chance to visit one of the ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ movie sets. Then we will sail to Cumberland Bay for the evening. Here you can visit Dark View Falls or pop ashore. Dinner will be on board Nemo.

8

We will have a longish sail to Marigot Bay in St Lucia today. En route you will get to see the stunning St Venetian coastline before arriving in St Lucia and seeing the majestic Pitons. We will arrive in time for cocktails and dinner ashore in this charming bay.

9

A relaxing day in Marigot where you will get the chance to swim off the back of the boat in one of the most beautiful anchorages in the Caribbean or visit the wonderful Hotel & Marina facilities and dive into the pool. Dinner will be served on board for our last evening.

10

We will sail to Rodney Bay this morning and we will arrive in time for a noon (12 PM) departure. If there is time we highly recommend a visit to Pigeon Island Nature Reserve. From the top of the reserve, you can get a wonderful view of St Lucia and on clear days even see Martinique.

This is an example of our sailing adventure in Google Maps, including photos of each of the anchorages. Please note that sailing trip changes may take place due to your requests and weather conditions.

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.

A necklace of 32 islands and cays, only nine of them inhabited, St. Vincent and the Grenadines is one of the most popular destinations in the world for sailors, who flock here for its numerous uncrowded anchorages and charming ports of call. Snorkellers and divers are drawn by the many underwater attractions, especially the turtle rich Tobago Cays. And those who just want to get away from it all are drawn to the remote private-island resorts, with their secluded black and white sand beaches and lush tropical vegetation.

A stunning sunset on Saint Vincnet

Wallilabou anchorage on Saint Vincent

Perry welcoming us to Cumberland Bay

Young Island from Fort Duvernette

The Grenadines

Bequia is 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.

Mustique is a private island in the Grenadines, and 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.    

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.

Mayreau a 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, and are a little more secluded for those of you who want some peace and quiet.

With its mountain peaks and colourful market, Union Island 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.

SY Nemo anchored of Mayreau

Sundowners on Happy Island

Coffee stop on Union Island

Kids having fun on Bequia

Saint Lucia

Saint Lucia is the perfect destination. A genuine, natural landscape of gorgeous palm-fringed beaches, miles of unspoilt rainforest and the majestic Piton Mountains, are sure to satisfy every taste. Natural waterfalls, breath-taking views, friendly locals and authentic culture impress the most travelled individuals for a sailing holiday with lasting memories.

Picturesque Soufrière in the south draws visitors looking to catch a glimpse of its old fishing port, sulphur springs, and UNESCO World Heritage Sites.  As you head south you come to Marigot Bay, a picture postcard bay with the wonderful Capella Marina. We often anchor or take a mooring ball here, to take advantage of the incredible snorkelling and many restaurants. Rodney Bay in the north of the island is packed with hotels and sailing yachts. Hobie cats from the hotels wind their way through the beautiful anchorage which has Pigeon Island at one end of it. Pigeon Island is a National Park with beautiful beaches and a wonderful fort with obligatory canons.

Breath-taking views, friendly locals & authentic culture welcomes you as you sail the coast of St Lucia.

SY Nemo anchored in Rodney Bay, Saint Lucia

Captain Neil getting his coconut water fix

A guest on the helm as we sail to Saint Lucia

Fresh groceries delivered to us in Saint Lucia while at anchor