THE GRENADINES ITINERARY
Sailing cruises of one or two weeks in the GRENADINES. All levels
Start bases: MARTINIQUE or SAINT LUCIA/STE LUCIE
The ideal timing is two weeks in order to discover all the
Grenadines. One week only would be discovering the main islands as Saint Lucia
Starting from Saint Lucia gives you some extra time to
visit the place and avoid two sailing legs.
Starting from Saint Lucia gives you some extra time to visit the place and avoid two sailing legs.
TYPICAL ITINERARY: 1 WEEK
You will be first sailing close to the Martinique shore and leeward of Saint Lucia. There are numerous quiet and pleasant anchorages in Martinique to discover Saint Pierre and the volcano 'Montagne Pelee', the bay of Fort de France, the 'Anses d'Arlet' and the fishermen villages, the beautiful white sand beaches of Saint Anne. Sainte Lucia keeps nice moorings at the foot of the tropical jungle behind Pigeon island, in Marigot bay, or more south between the two pitons... You will enjoy swimming, snorkeling and good restaurants.
TYPICAL ITINERARY: 2 WEEKS
The Grenadines deserves some time. This cruise will be rich in discovery and wonderful sailing beam reach.
Day 1 Embarkation in the afternoon
Day 2 You will start from Martinique, 'marina du Marin', and sail down to Rodney Bay, Saint Lucia (4 hours). Dinner on shore with the steel band, or at anchor behind Pigeon Island.
3 An easy leg (5 hours)
along the leeward coast of Saint Lucia. A very impressive mooring between the
two pitons. A healthy walk up to the hot water cascades.
Dinner on board.
Day 4 Navigation day: heading south to Bequia (8 hours in two legs), the island of the formers whales fishermen. Mooring in Admiralty Bay. Customs formalities. Dinner in one of the very famous restaurants on shore after a sunset drink in the ' Frangipanier' bar.
Day 5 Heading down towards Mustique (2 hours); a quick stop to look at the whales bones at Petit Nevis before continuing to the billionaires island. Anchorage in front of the famous 'Basil's Bar'. If you do not know it, you have certainly seen a picture of it!
day 6 The best to discover this hidden island is to hire a 4x4 truck and visit this huge garden full of rich villas.
Then down towards Canouan (2 hours). Dinner on board in a bay under the stars.
Day 7 An easy
step down to Mayreau (1hour), anchorage in the ultimate bay: Salt Whistle Bay
and its coconuts.
Day 8 Let's go at last to the Tobago Cays (2 hours)... Now you are laying in the most beautiful lagoon in the Caribbean. Fish barbecue bought in the small fishermen colorful rafts.
Day 9 Free diving in the Horseshoe Reef, exploring the deserted beaches on the islands, rowing on the light green reef beaten by the Atlantic Ocean right behind.
Day 10 It is
a shame, but we cannot stay for ever in this paradise... heading east to Union
island (1 hour), to do some provisioning and discover this lovely island.
Day 11 Superb
channel crossing, beam reach, towards Saint Vincent (6 to 8 hours). We moor at
the base of the rich green slopes of the volcanic mountain at Blue Lagoon in the
middle of the touristic village or higher at Wallilabu. Customs formalities.
12 We sail up to Saint Lucia (8
hours), and spend the night in this magic anchorage of Marigot, surrounded by
Free anchorage or back to the
Free anchorage or back to the quay.
Day 13 The last exciting sailing (5 hours) to join the south part of Martinique island. Mooring facing beautiful Sainte Anne village, close to the most beautiful sandy beaches you can imagine...
14 The last dive in the
turquoise waters, an easy trip up to Le Marin (3 miles) and that's it!
Possibility of "One
Ways" Martinique towards Saint Lucia, Union or Grenade.