Suggested 1week itinerary from St Vincent
DAY 1 : After a comprehensive chart and yacht briefing at the Horizon Yacht Charter base in Blue Lagoon Marina on the south west coast of St. Vincent, set sail for a brief 2 hour passage to Mustique. Pick up a mooring in Britannia Bay, before heading ashore for cocktails at Basil’s Bar, or catch a taxi up the hill to the Firefly Restaurant for sundowners and a glorious dinner.
DAY 2 :After breakfast set sail for the beautiful Tobago Cays, one of the World’s most breathtaking anchorages. The anchorage is protected by an enormous horseshoe reef which also provides amazing snorkeling. You can swim with the turtles that feed around the five islands that make up the Cays, or explore ashore with the nearly tame iguanas and tortoises. In the evening you can arrange a wonderful lobster or fish beach BBQ with one of the local guides, or light up the BBQ yourself on board and dine under the stars.
DAY 3 : Leaving the Cays by the northern entrance enjoy an exhilarating reach past Mayreau and Union before reaching the sheltered waters of Petit St Vincent. Explore the tiny sand islet of Mopion with a single coconut thatch sun shelter before heading over to the PSV anchorage overnight. Dine exclusively at the resort or arrange a water taxi for excellent local food at Palm Beach Restaurant on Petite Martinique. Top off with water and fuel if required on Petite Martinique in the morning.
DAY 4 :& Sail downwind for an hour to Chatham Bay, Union Island. This large anchorage has a sweeping beach under high hills. There is excellent snorkeling along the north side of the bay and some great walking ashore. For dinner head for Seckie and Vanessa’s restaurant on the beach, in season this frequently ends up as a dancing party in the sand.
DAY 5 : A short sail to Mayreau in the morning, dropping anchor in Salt Whistle Bay, a palm fringed semi-circle of white sand. There’s some good walking here, but most worthwhile is the short hike to the top of the hill and the breathtaking view from the Catholic Church. For dinner try Dennis’s Hideaway in the village, a short climb up the hill from Saline Bay.
DAY 6 :Set out for a four hour romping sail to Bequia, arriving in time for lunch before setting off to explore the island. This island is one of the most laid back and attractive islands of the whole Caribbean – absolutely perfect for your last night. Restaurants and bars abound, choose between local fare and fine dining according to your taste and budget. Shore side activities include a guided tour of the island including a visit to the Turtle Sanctuary. For the more active there are numerous hiking trails around Bequia with superb views from the hill tops.
DAY 7 : A short but exciting sail brings you back to Blue Lagoon Marina in time for a noon finish.