Grenadines Yacht Charter Itinerary. Interested in exploring the Southern Caribbean? Consider taking yourself back 30 years and enjoy these marvelous jewel and spice islands uprising from the turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea.
St. Vincent & Grenadines strongly associate with British Royalty and maintain their tropical paradise status with an old-world style charm.
Here you will find Family-style stores, deserted white sand beaches, farmer markets, and eco-tourism appeal.
Stable Tradewinds abound for the perfect sailing vacation. We feature Turquoise Turtle catamaran here with a suggestion of enjoying a half-board charter to enjoy the local bars and restaurants through these Windward Islands. Thank you to them for giving me the bones of this itinerary. Check out the special deal for the summer of 2021 they are offering.
Day 1 Grenadines Yacht Charter itinerary
Blue Lagoon St Vincent to Bequia Island, approx 2 hours sailing
Pick up your yacht at Blue Lagoon Marina on St. Vincent. Enjoy a welcome cocktail while your crew explains the safety procedures and how the systems work on your new home for the following week or ten days.
If you prefer, you can take the local ferry, which is large, colorful, and fun, over to Bequia and join your yacht there.
Day 2 Grenadines Yacht Charter itinerary
Set sail upon the 12-mile passage to Britannica Bay, the only anchorage at exclusive Mustique Island
Yes, Princess Margarets Secret Hideaway from the 1950’s when absolutely nothing was on the deserted island.
Now, exclusive homes dot the palm-fringed sandy beaches in a hidden, tranquil paradise with over 90 palatial mansions.
Explore the stunning nature trails by foot, bike or horseback, or prefer to make the most out of the snorkeling in vibrant coral reefs; the choice is yours!
End the day sitting at Basil’s Bar and Restaurant, perched on stilts over the Caribbean Sea, for a panoramic view with the yacht in the foreground.
Venture back to your private yacht for a gourmet dinner prepared by your Turquoise Turtle chef with Mustique in the background.
Or stay ashore at Basil’s Bar or Fireside Restaurant and go all out.
Either way, you are in paradise.
Day 3 Mustique To Tobago Cays
Take a stroll on the deserted beach before setting sail to Tobago Cays.
The local anchorage is protected by an enormous horseshoe reef which also provides impressive snorkeling. Explore ashore with the nearly tame iguanas and tortoises.
Day 4 Tobago Cays
Tobago Cays Marine Park protects this precious ecosystem of nine islands, including the five uninhabited islands of the Tobago Cays, the Islets off Mayreau -Catholic Island, Jondall and Mayreau Baleine; as well as the populated island of Mayreau itself.
You need a full day to explore, snorkel and swim here –since the area is a national park, the wealth of sea life is extraordinary.
Just off the tiny island of Baradel is an area cordoned off for turtles to feed. If you have never gotten close enough to swim and watch turtles, it will be a highlight of your vacation.
In the evening, enjoy a lobster or fish beach BBQ with Teddy, Turquoise Turtles favorite BBQ’ers.
Day 5 Tobago Cays to Petit St. Vincent
Leaving the Cays by the southern entrance and enjoy an exhilarating reach past Union Island 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 Petite Saint Vincent anchorage to anchor overnight.
Day 6 Petit St Vincent –Chatham Bay Union Island
Sail to Chatham Bay, Union Island. This large anchorage has a sweeping beach under high hills. It features excellent snorkeling along the north side of the bay.
For dinner, head for Seckie and Vanessa’s restaurant ( Sun Beach and Eat) on the beach; this frequently ends up as a dancing party in the sand in season.
Day 7 Mayreau Island Saline & Saltwhistle Bay
In the morning, a short sail to Mayreau has you dropping anchor in Salt Whistle Bay, a palm-fringed semi-circle of white sand.
Mayreau’s main attraction is the small Roman Catholic Church built of local stone and perched on the central hill.
It offers a magnificent panoramic view from its lofty location -sweeping down over the village, the coastline, and onto the spectacular beauty of the Tobago Cays.
Day 8 Canouan Island
It’s about 1 hrs sail from UnionIsland. Canouan is known for its gorgeous white sand beaches, sheltered bays, and coral reefs.
Visit Carenage Bay and Godahl Bay which are stunning. Grondahl Bay Beach was voted #5 in ‘The World’s 21 Sexiest Beaches’ by The Travel Channel in 2008.
Most beaches are lovely for swimming, as they are protected by hills or barrier reefs.
Scuba Dive one of the best reefs in the Caribbean, or visit the Marina, which looks like it belongs in Portofino, Italy, not the Caribbean!
Day 9 Canouan to Bequia
A three-hour sail will take you to my personal favorite island in the Grenadines, Bequia. Hopefully, you will have been lucky enough to have caught a Mahi- Mahi on the trip over. Bequia definitely retains its West Indian Charm, and you will quickly find out why it has a beach called Friendship beach!
Bequia has a rich history of boat-building, with world-famous unique boats and also whaling.
Day 10 Explore Bequia
Stroll the long walkway around the bay with various local shops, bars, and restaurants.
Gingerbread Café, which sells unique gourmet goods including wine, coffee, and caviar…or
Auberge Des Grenadines, famous for the fresh lobster…or
Frangipani (at the water’s edge), known for its lobster specialties (grilled lobster, lobster cocktails, etc.), curried conch, and its Thursday night “jump-up” and barbeque or
Plantation House, an old West Indian-style plantation resort with cottages and a restaurant and bar.
I have enjoyed the best fish sandwich ever at Jack’s Beach Bar on Princess Margaret Beach (yes, the royalty tie in again!
Grenadines Yacht Charter Itinerary
I hope you have enjoyed this potential destination guide for St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Check out some of our accompanying material on the area on other blog posts.