Sailing holidays 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.
From Grenada sail north into the Grenadines, visiting Carriacou, Union and the fabulous Tobago Cays, a stunning anchorage protected by the horseshoe reef. Linger a couple of nights at Tobago Cays, a stunning anchorage protected by the horseshoe reef. Union is full of local life and colour, while the smaller islands are just the way you imagine - untouched, uncrowded, with perfect white sandy beaches.
From St Vincent sail south to Mustique, where the jet set have their holiday homes. Visit the Tobago Cays and Bequia, one of the most sought after locations in the Grenadines.
One-way charters between St Vincent and Grenada can also be arranged.
Start your charter at True Blue Bay on the south-west tip of Grenada, just minutes from the airport. Or start your charter from Blue Lagoon Marina on the southern coast of St Vincent.
To ease you into your Grenada sailing charter and maximise your time onboard, hire a check-out skipper for your first day's sail from Grenada to a mooring on the island of Carriacou. During the passage, the skipper familiarises you with your charter yacht and the sailing area. The skipper then disembarks in Carriacou, leaving you to enjoy sailing at your leisure through the Grenadines.
FLIGHTS TO GRENADA: Virgin Atlantic and Monarch operate direct flights from Gatwick to Grenada. British Airways and Virgin Atlantic also have daily flights from Gatwick via Barbados. Transfer time to True Blue Bay Marina 10 minutes.
FLIGHTS TO ST VINCENT: British 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.