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Charter from Grenada or St Vincent and explore these Robinson Crusoe islands with soft white sand, turquoise seas and spectacular coral reefs.

The Grenadines rise up out of the emerald Caribbean Sea in a chain of exquisite islands stretching from the Spice Island of Grenada in the south as far as St Vincent, 50 miles to the north. These beautiful, unspoilt islands have idyllic beaches with white sand, palm trees, clear turquoise waters and a myriad of bays, anchorages, and moorings - perfect to explore on a sailing holiday.

Start your yacht charter at Grenada, where the trade winds are perfumed by tropical spices and the easy going islanders make you welcome. Sail north into the Grenadines, just far enough off the beaten tourist track to let you explore the authentic Caribbean. Visit the islands of Carriacou, Union, Bequia, Mustique, Mayreau and Canouan and anchor in the fabulous Tobago Cays, a breathtakingly beautiful national park. Nightlife is conspicuous by its absence, peace and solitude are unsurpassed, and the dress code, like the lifestyle, ranges from informal to barefoot casual.

Start your yacht charter from St Vincent. Located at the re-developed Blue Lagoon Marina the new base is ideal for skippers who want to cruise the unspoilt Grenadines. Bequia, one of the most sought after locations in the Grenadines, is only an hour and a half’s sail away. You can also plan a one way charter from St Vincent to Grenada.

The Grenadines are one of the great yacht cruising areas in the world and now with a charter base located at each end, St Vincent and Grenada, you have even more options and flexibility for your sailing holiday.

Grenada & St Vincent Yacht Charter

  • Overview
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    St Vincent

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    Mayreau

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    Sailing holidays in the Grenadines

    • Flights are available with BA and Virgin
    • Explore the stunning coral reefs of the Tobago Cays
    • Rub shoulders with the rich and famous on Mustique
    • Known as the 'Spice Island', be sure to try Grenada's infamous nutmeg
    • Why not try a one way charter between St Vincent and Grenada
    • Level 2 sailing
    • Average temperatures of around 30 degrees
    • Average winds force 3-5
    • An idyllic caribbean escape away from the crowds
    • Mostly anchorages in this area
    • Flexible start and finish dates possible
  • 1 Wk Grenada

    Suggested 1 week sailing itinerary from Grenada

    DAY 1 : Carriacou (30nm)

    From base at True Blue Bay, make an early start for an exhilarating day sailing to Tyrrel Bay, on the island of Carriacou. Anchor amongst the local fishing boats and dine ashore or BBQ the fish you caught on the passage from Grenada!

    DAY 2 : Petit St. Vincent (10nm)

    Take a swim at Sandy Island, a flawless sandy spit with no more than half a dozen palm trees, before visiting Hillsborough to pick up fresh fruit and vegetables at the market, as well as to clear out of Grenadian territory. Sail over to Petit St. Vincent and anchor behind the reef to the north east of the island. Dinghy ashore for an excellent meal at the exclusive hotel on PSV.

    DAY 3 : Mayreau (12nm)

    The dramatic peaks of Union Island are a short down-wind sail away. Enter Clifton Harbour and complete check-in formalities for St. Vincent territory. Set sail for palm-lined Saltwhistle Bay on the north west shore of Mayreau. Snorkel the reef on Grand Col Point. Hidden behind the pristine beach and palms of Saltwhistle Bay nestles a fine resort where you can enjoy dinner Flintstone-style on rock tables.

    DAY 4 : Tobago Cays (5nm)

    Take an early morning stroll to the top of Mayreau and enjoy the magnificent views of the Tobago Cays and surrounding islands. Navigate the channel to the Tobago Cays under the midday sunlight. The horseshoe reef offers limitless snorkeling and some fine drift dives. Dine aboard under the stars, in the knowledge that you are in one of the most spectacular anchorages on earth.

    DAY 5 : Tyrrel Bay (15nm)

    Sail back to cosmopolitan Clifton Harbour to check out of St. Vincent territory, then ease the sheets for a great down-wind sail to Tyrrel Bay on Carriacou.

    DAY 6 : Prickly Bay (35nm)

    One last passage to Grenada and overnight at Prickly Bay, a large tranquil bay on the south coast of Grenada. Enjoy exclusive dining at one of the best restaurants on the island. At weekends, dance the night away to the local sounds of the steel pan band at the Boatyard.

    DAY 7 : True Blue Bay Marina (5nm)

    A short leisurely sail brings you back around to True Blue Bay Marina for a noon finish.

    Grenada 1 week sailing holiday itinerary

  • 1 Wk St Vincent

    Suggested 1 week sailing itinerary from St Vincent

    DAY 1 : Mustique

    After a comprehensive chart and yacht briefing at the 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 : Tobago Cays

    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 : Petit St Vincent

    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 : Chatham Bay, Union Island

    Sail downwind for an hour to Chatham Bay. 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 : Salt Whistle Bay

    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 : Bequia

    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 : Blue Lagoon Marina

    A short but exciting sail brings you back to Blue Lagoon Marina in time for a noon finish.

    St Vincent 1 week sailing holiday itinerary

  • One Way

    Suggested one way sailing itinerary from St Vincent to Grenada

    DAY 1 : Blue Lagoon Marina

    After a comprehensive chart and yacht briefing at Blue Lagoon Marina on the south west coast of St. Vincent, set sail for a brief 2 hour voyage to Bequia. This island is one of the most laid back and attractive islands of the whole Caribbean – exactly what you need on the first day of your holiday. Bequia has been closely linked to seafaring for centuries, and old traditions continue. After picking up a mooring in Admiralty Bay you may want to stock up with some hard to find items at Doris Fresh Foods, before cocktails and dinner at one of the shore-side restaurants.

    DAY 2 : Mustique

    A leisurely sail to Mustique, stopping for a swim and explore at Petit Nevis, a small palm covered island and the location of an old whaling station where the ruins can still be seen. At Mustique pick up a mooring before heading over to the World famous Basil’s Bar or catch a taxi up to the Firefly Restaurant for sundowners and dinner.

    DAY 3 : Tobago Cays

    Sail to 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 4 : Mayreau

    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 5 : Union Island

    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, which in season will frequently end in dancing on the sand.

    DAY 6 : Petit St Vincent

    Sail from Chatham to Clifton Harbour, clear out of the Grenadines then sail on to Petit St Vincent for the night. Anchor off PSV Resort, 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.

    DAY 7 : Carriacou

    A downwind 2 hour sail to Sandy Island, Carriacou - a quarter mile strip of perfect sand topped with a few palm trees. Snorkel and walk the beach before lunch, then head the short distance around to Tyrrel Bay to clear in at the boat yard facility. Tyrrel Bay is an interesting community of locals and cruisers and the shore is lined with restaurants and rum shops. You’ll often catch some live music at the local jump up. It’s worth spending time to explore Carriacou, another incredibly laid back island of 1 gas station and 200 rum shops!

    DAY 8 : St George's

    Exhilarating downwind sail to St George’s on Grenada passing the isolated islands of Kick ‘em Jenny and Isle De Ronde, where a stop for a swim is possible if conditions permit. On arrival at St George’s anchor off Ross Point or for luxury book a slip at the new Port Louis Marina. Dine at the marina’s own restaurant or for some very authentic local cuisine go to BB’s Crab Back on the Carenage.

    DAY 9 : St George's

    No visit to Grenada would be complete without an island tour. The “Isle of Spice” is one of the most spectacularly beautiful islands of the Caribbean with lush rain forest, waterfalls, old plantations and spectacular beaches. There are many hiking trails around the island – from easy half hour hikes to a waterfall to arduous all day hikes to the island’s highest point Mt St Catherine. The town of St George’s is regarded as the most picturesque capital in the Caribbean.

    DAY 10 : True Blue bay

    A last short sail across the flat waters of Grand Anse Bay and around the South West tip of Grenada to the charter base at True Blue Bay. True Blue Resort is just a few minutes ride from the airport and is a great place to base yourselves if you plan to be on island and explore for a few more days.

  • Sailing Conditions

    Sailing conditions in the Grenadines

    Temperatures in the Grenadines are around 30°C all year with short tropical rain showers, especially in July to October. Trade winds at 20-25 knots during the peak winter months, north-easterly and lighter in the summer. Passages are more exposed than in the BVI, but islands are no more than three hours sail apart.

    We have rated this destination a 'Level 2-3' (levels info)

  • Getting There

    Getting There

    Flights to Grenada

    Flights are available with British Airways and Virgin Atlantic, both with short stops in St Lucia. Transfer time to True Blue Bay Marina 10 minutes.

    Flights to St Vincent

    Bonded for your financial protection under ATOL 3016British Airways and Virgin Atlantic have daily flights from Gatwick to Barbados, with connecting flights to St Vincent. Transfer time to Blue Lagoon Marina 10 minutes.

    Yacht charter rates are shown WITHOUT flights giving you the flexibility to book your own flights. If you would prefer a flight-inclusive holiday then Nautilus Yachting is a fully bonded ATOL tour operator and can book flights from the UK to fit your sailing holiday. Choose from a wide choice of airlines - we are not tied to any particular airline. All flight-inclusive holidays are fully bonded for your financial protection under our ATOL 3016.

    Transfers

    We recommend all clients pre-book transfers from the airport to the base as some flights arrive later in the evening. We can arrange these transfers for you with the base. A transfer from Grenada airport to True Blue Bay Marina takes approximately 10 minutes and from St Vincent airport to Blue Lagoon Marina the transfer is also approximately 10 minutes. Please ask a member of staff for pricing.

    Hotels

    The Caribbean is a fantastic place to experience a sail and stay holiday. Why not make the most of your time in the sunshine and combine a yacht charter with a hotel stay in Grenada or even another caribbean island! We offer a range of hotels, from family friendly to romantic retreat so you are sure to find something that takes your fancy. See our range of Caribbean Hotels.

"Excellent service as always. Yacht was almost brand new and in tip top condition - base staff very helpful and chart briefing was most informative. Non Such Bay was very tranquil and relaxing."

Antigua 2014 - J.H.

Grenada & St Vincent Yacht Charter prices

Horizon Yachts from Grenada Prices shown are in GB£ per yacht for 1 week

EARLY BOOKING OFFER PRICE shown in red. 10 Nights for 7 10 Jul-31 Oct

Yacht details 10 Jul - 31 Oct 16 Apr - 09 Jul
01 Nov - 17 Dec
05 - 30 Jan 18 Dec - 04 Jan
31 Jan - 15 Apr
Model / layout Year Cabins WC

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Horizon Yachts from St Vincent Prices shown are in GB£ per yacht for 1 week

EARLY BOOKING OFFER PRICE shown in red. 10 Nights for 7 10 Jul-31 Oct

Yacht details 10 Jul - 31 Oct 16 Apr - 09 Jul
01 Nov - 17 Dec
05 - 30 Jan 18 Dec - 04 Jan
31 Jan - 15 Apr
Model / layout Year Cabins WC

2019-VC-BB-Hor/2

Horizon Yachts from Grenada Prices shown are in GB£ per yacht for 1 week

EARLY BOOKING OFFER PRICE shown in red. 10 Nights for 7 10 Jul-31 Oct

Yacht details 10 Jul - 31 Oct 16 Apr - 09 Jul
01 Nov - 17 Dec
05 - 30 Jan 18 Dec - 04 Jan
31 Jan - 15 Apr
Model / layout Year Cabins WC

2019-GD-BB-Hor/3

Dream Yachts from Grenada Prices shown are in GB£ per yacht for 1 week

5% EARLY BOOKING DISCOUNT valid 6 months prior to departure, Extra 5% DISCOUNT for 2 weeks

Yacht details 18 Aug - 03 Nov
08 Dec - 22 Dec
05 May - 17 Aug
03 Nov - 07 Dec
07 Jan - 05 May 23 Dec - 06 Jan
Model / layout Year Cabins WC

2018-GD-BB-Dre/3

Horizon Yachts from St Vincent Prices shown are in GB£ per yacht for 1 week

EARLY BOOKING OFFER PRICE shown in red. 10 Nights for 7 10 Jul-31 Oct

Yacht details 10 Jul - 31 Oct 16 Apr - 09 Jul
01 Nov - 17 Dec
05 - 30 Jan 18 Dec - 04 Jan
31 Jan - 15 Apr
Model / layout Year Cabins WC

2019-VC-BB-Hor/3

Horizon Yachts from Grenada Prices shown are in GB£ per yacht for 1 week

EARLY BOOKING OFFER PRICE shown in red. 10 Nights for 7 10 Jul-31 Oct

Yacht details 10 Jul - 31 Oct 16 Apr - 09 Jul
01 Nov - 17 Dec
05 - 30 Jan 18 Dec - 04 Jan
31 Jan - 15 Apr
Model / layout Year Cabins WC

2019-GD-BB-Hor/4

Dream Yachts from Grenada Prices shown are in GB£ per yacht for 1 week

5% EARLY BOOKING DISCOUNT valid 6 months prior to departure, Extra 5% DISCOUNT for 2 weeks

Yacht details 18 Aug - 03 Nov
08 Dec - 22 Dec
05 May - 17 Aug
03 Nov - 07 Dec
07 Jan - 05 May 23 Dec - 06 Jan
Model / layout Year Cabins WC

2018-GD-BB-Dre/4

Horizon Yachts from Grenada Prices shown are in GB£ per yacht for 1 week

EARLY BOOKING OFFER PRICE shown in red. 10 Nights for 7 10 Jul-31 Oct

Yacht details 10 Jul - 31 Oct 16 Apr - 09 Jul
01 Nov - 17 Dec
05 - 30 Jan 18 Dec - 04 Jan
31 Jan - 15 Apr
Model / layout Year Cabins WC

2019-GD-BB-Hor/6

Dream Yachts from Grenada Prices shown are in GB£ per yacht for 1 week

5% EARLY BOOKING DISCOUNT valid 6 months prior to departure, Extra 5% DISCOUNT for 2 weeks

Yacht details 18 Aug - 03 Nov
08 Dec - 22 Dec
05 May - 17 Aug
03 Nov - 07 Dec
07 Jan - 05 May 23 Dec - 06 Jan
Model / layout Year Cabins WC

2018-GD-BB-Dre/6

Horizon Yachts from St Vincent Prices shown are in GB£ per yacht for 1 week

EARLY BOOKING OFFER PRICE shown in red. 10 Nights for 7 10 Jul-31 Oct

Yacht details 10 Jul - 31 Oct 16 Apr - 09 Jul
01 Nov - 17 Dec
05 - 30 Jan 18 Dec - 04 Jan
31 Jan - 15 Apr
Model / layout Year Cabins WC

2019-VC-BB-Hor/6

FREE outboard for tender, end cleaning, welcome pack.

Extras payable on embarkation:

YACHT SECURITY:
Non refundable insurance US$50/day (max US$500) + refundable deposit US$1000
YACHT SECURITY (Cats):
Non refundable insurance US$50/day (max US$500) + refundable deposit US$1000
EXTRA
Grenadines cruising tax
SKIPPER:
US$150/day + food. Express check-out skipper Grenada to Cariacou US$350
ASA INSTRUCTOR
US$185/day + food
ONE-WAYS:
Grenada yachts which start in St Vincent US$1000. St Vincent yachts which finish in Grenada US$800

Dream Extras (St Vincent or Grenada)

Includes Outboard

YACHT SECURITY:

Refundable deposit GBP2700- GBP8100 OR Non Refundable insurance GBP189-378/week which reduces refundable to €500-750

(COMPULSORY)

End Cleaning, Starter Pack and fees: GBP220-333 (Depending on size of vessel)

Fuel used (fill up on return)
Optional extras (i.e SUP's, Kayaks etc) available on request.
SKIPPER: GBP1,260/week + food and drink + own cabin

One way available on request

Sailing Qualifications

To skipper a bareboat charter or flotilla yacht, you need to hold a practical sailing certificate equivalent to RYA Day Skipper Practical qualification or RYA International Certificate of Competence (ICC). You must also be assisted by at least one competent crew member over the age of 18.

For charters in Croatia, Malta and the Canaries, at least one member of the crew or the skipper will also need a VHF licence.

RYA qualifications can be obtained by RYA sailing schools in the UK or alternatively choose from one of our overseas centres in Gibraltar, Greece or Turkey.

For Caribbean and Tropical charters, formal qualifications are not compulsory, however, you should be Day Skipper standard and be assisted by at least one competent crew. A brief sailing resume should be provided to outline your experience.

If you don't hold the relevant qualifications then why not add a skipper?

Sailing Levels

Level 1

Winds force 2-3 (4-11 Knots)combined with generally shorter distances. Good for beginner or intermediate sailors. Line-of-sight navigation but basic knowledge of charts and ability to plot your position required.

Level 2

Winds force 3-5 (7-21 Knots) with approximately 15-20nm per day. Intermediate experience required. Predominately line of sight navigation but an understanding of how to sail in open water.

Level 3

Winds force 4-6 (11-27 Knots) with mileage of approximately 20nm+ per day. Ideal for experienced skippers looking to venture out to new destinations. Day skipper standard but with experienced crew would be recommended.