Sample Itinerary – 7 days
Day 1 : Leave St. Vincent and motor-sail north along St. Vincent’s west coast, past Kingstown to the remote anchorage at Cumberland Bay. A picturesque setting with rustic, natural scenery, good snorkeling, hiking to the local volcano or island’s interior region.
Day 2 : South for a short run to Admiralty Bay, Bequia. Many activities are available here, including snorkeling, diving, waterskiing or simply enjoying the white sand beaches. Onshore, there is ample shopping and excellent bars and restaurants.
Day 3 : A close reach sail over to Mustique, known for it’s rich and famous residents such as Mick Jagger, David Bowie, Princess Margaret and Raquel Welch, to n ame a few. Perhaps lunch at Basil’s, a well-known bar and restaurant located on the bay. Then, on to the Tobago Cays, which offer coral reefs, crystal clear water and beautiful beaches. There are several excellent anchorages to chose from which are breathtaking overnight stops.
Day 4 : A short sail to a “secret” lunch stop, which offers excellent snorkeling in clear water with a multitude of sea life and a seawall with a 40 foot drop. This anchorage features the beauty of the Tobago Cays, without the crowds. Then, a short aid on to Salt Whistle Bay in Mayreau, one of the most magnificent spots in the Caribbean. The bay is formed by a narrow, crescent-shaped beach and offers a stunning view of the windward side of the Caribbean.
Day 5 : Petit St. Vincent, a privately owned island known for it’s exclusive cottage-style resort is a short morning sail. Excellent snorkeling off of white sand beaches, a bar and restaurant with a breathtaking view of the anchorage below. After lunch, continue on to the lovely island of Carriacou, with perhaps a quick stop at Sandy Island for excellent snorkeling at this tiny, palm-fringed islet. Then, on to Tyrrel Bay. A beautiful, calm anchorage, there are a number of local bars, restaurants and run shops close by.
Day 6 : An early start with an open water crossing to the coast of Grenada. Then a short run down the protected waters of Granada’s west coast to Halifax Bay for an optional, but highly recommended, land tour . The tour features spice farms, cane fields, the rain forest, as well as the rugged coastline with spectacular views. The tour ends at St. Georges Harbor, where your boat awaits you. The night will be spent here, so you have time to explore this delightful town.
Day 7 : The day will begin with a leisurely sail southwest, rounding the corner and heading back toward the lovely anchorage at Prickly Bay. This quiet bay has a marina, bar and restaurant for shore side entertainment, and it is only a short drive to the airport from here. You will return home relaxed, with many memories of the beautiful places you have visited.
(Thanks to Distinctive Yacht Charters publications for the above itinerary).