SAILING ITINERARY IN GRENADA

Yacht Charter Sailing Holidays around Islands of Grenada and Carriacou:

Day 1:
As is the case with all yacht charter crews in the area, you will depart from True Blue Bay when starting with your Grenada sailing itinerary. Most of the crews will most likely sail to St. George’s for the first stop, and usually anchor off Ross Point, staying there for the night. In some cases, you will schedule visit to the capital upon return, depart earlier and sail directly to Carriacou on this day. 

Day 2:
On the next day an adventurous sail will take you to Tyrrel Bay on Island of Carriacou.  When here, you can practice your tacking or alternatively anchor amongst the local fishing boats and simply enjoy a leisurely meal or a drink ashore at one of the local rum shops. Alternatively you can lounge in the cockpit and watch the sun set behind you.

Day 3:
Getting exciting more and more about your yacht charter adventure, following the breakfast, you would normally hit Sandy Island while observing the pelicans performing aerobatics around your sailboat. You can also have a fine swim and snorkel here on the reef. 

Dasy 4 and 5:
Its important to know this is customs area so you will need to get your paperwork sorted at some point.  Ideally, you will clear with plenty of time at Hillsborough before sailing over to Clifton Harbour, Union  Island, where you will have to clear in before spending the rest of the week in Tobago Cays.  




Sailing around Petit St Vincent and Petit Martinique:

Day 6 and 7:
From Union Island, we recommend you take an afternoon sail (one hour) down to Petit St Vincent, one of the loveliest sailing yacht charter spots in the Grenadines. Your sailing itinerary is most likely going to take you through the passage between Mopion and Pinese sandbanks but it’s made very easy by using a bearing on the peak of Petit Martinique - when the peak is on 163 Magnetic you’ll pass safely through the gap (suggestion based only given the time of writing). WARNING: !!
When leaving Union Island, be sure to give Grand de Coi reef a wide berth. It’s clearly marked, but it’s astonishing how many yachts decide to hit it.

Island Petit Martinique, lying to the South, is another volcanic island that rises steeply out of the water and on a clear day can be seen from 30 miles away. The island has black sand beaches yet as you head towards the pass between Mopion & Pinese from Union Island, you’ll see a little white sand beach that looks as if it is on Petit Martinique. What you’re seeing is Mopion, the ultimate desert island, only 15 yards long, with fine white sand, and with a triangular thatched shelter in the middle of it.  Someone was resources enough to place a bottle opener bolted to the shelter’s support beam and this can be very useful for many a yacht charter crew and independent sailors in particular.

As you approach this gap, when it’s low water, you should see elkhorn and staghorn coral on top of the surface. During the high water however, the Pinese is subsiding and will be just below the surface. With the gap about 200 yards wide, there should be plenty of searoom around and if you can see Petit Martinique island, you should have cleared the area. In general, you will have about 20ft of water as you pass between the sandbanks, and at slow speed, should probably see the bottom as you go through. You will then need to motor up to the east to the lovely anchorage at P S V. The recommendation is not to go too close in the seabed shelves and you’ll find yourself anchoring in about 20ft or more. If you stay a little further out and the chart does show the soundings you’ll be able to anchor in about 15 feet. In most cases, there should be a sandy bottom with the area well protected from the swells, but it can be breezy and you might want to consider a second bow anchor simply to reassure yourself and the crew. A visit to the local bar located a few minutes walk up the hillside is highly recommended. The ambience is extraordinary with hummingbirds flying through tropical vegetation, fat Labradors lounging in sandpits, and with finest fresh, tropical fruit frozen daiquiris in the Grenadines. There is an excellent, though somewhat expensive (around US$ 80 per person) restaurant, but if you’re planning one very special night out during your sailing charter holiday, this is the place to go. The dress code for gentlemen can be strict however and long trousers for dinner may be required. If you need ice, you can obtain it at PSV, but you won’t be able to get diesel or water.

Day 8:
On return, you would also visit Tyrell bay which will be 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 try and reserve a mooring in advance at the new Port Louis Marina where you will ideally dine at their local restaurant or choose to try authentic local cuisine at the BB’s Crab Back on the Carenage. A final morning’s sail around True Blue Resort is also on the cards as the marina is just a few minutes drive from the airport. It is also a very nice place to base yourselves if you plan to be on island and explore the country for a few more days, given that Grenada is a spectacular island which offers plenty options for any type of holiday maker.  As an example, you will find numerous options for relaxation and adventure, from excellent diving, rain forest hikes and stunning beaches, island tours to old plantations, thus spending here at least 24hrs before or after your sailing yacht charter vacation is recommendable, both in order to relax a bit more as well as to catch the best available flights. 

In case you are interested in sailing holidays in Grenada and the Grenadines, please do consider putting a yacht charter request to A2A YACHTING either by email, phone call or filling out a Yacht Charter Request form available on top right corner of this page.

WARNING:!!
lease note itinerary suggestions are not substitute for charts and pilot books and are simply descriptions of possible routes you may wish to consider.  No responsibility will be accepted by A2A YACHTING or any of our partners for your captains failure to follow GPS charts, paper charts or any other relevant navigations tools.