OK Charterers I need some advice. I have a 7 day bareboat scheduled for March out of St. Vincent and am looking for someone that has done this before. I pulled up a sample itinerary for a 2 week flotilla and have pasted it below, but we are only there for 7 days. Any recommendations as to a better 7 dayer and the preferred places to stop at? Only looking for 3-4 hours of sailing per day ---
Appreciate any comments. See sample 14 day itinerary below:
Arrive Sunsail Hotel and Lagoon Marina, St. Vincent
Arrive at The Lagoon Hotel and Marina with excellent facilities including its own restaurant and bar. Take a dip in the pool and end your day relaxed and ready to start your adventure!
Admiralty Bay, Bequia 8miles /1-1.5hrs
A thorough chart briefing and an exhilarating cruise across to Bequia. A good anchorage with a local market, a few bars and lots of art and craft shops ashore. Welcome punch party in the evening to get everyone in the Caribbean mood!
Britannia Bay, Mustique 14miles 2-2.5hrs
A great stop for horseback riding, scuba diving, shopping or celeb spotting at the famous Basil’s Bar.
Saltwhistle Bay, Mayreau 18miles /3hrs
A sweeping sandy bay joining other long, secluded beaches through the palm trees - idyllic beachcombing at a very romantic anchorage.
Tobago Cays 4miles /30mins
A tight cluster of tiny desert islands of sandy, palm-fringed beaches protected by an outer reef. Explore the giant lagoon housing colorful coral, with shoals of all shapes and sizes of fish.
Clifton Harbour, Union (customs) 5miles /1.5hrs
Visit this busy town with friendly, helpful locals for a great insight into life in the Grenadines. Clifton has everything - banks, supermarkets, Internet cafe, restaurants. The yacht club here is also excellent.
St. Georges, Grenada 40miles/ 7hrs
In the Caribbean Grenada is known as the place to spice up your life. With black and white sand beaches, waterfalls, lakes, sulphur springs and spice plantations the tourist board call it ‘the island next door where the rest of the Caribbean escapes’.
Tyrrel Bay, Carriacou 32miles /6-7hrs
A big protected bay on the largest of the Grenadines (six miles long by five miles wide).
Chatham Bay, Union (customs) 8miles/ 1.5hrs
This west coast stop is the usual place for the group BBQ ashore. Local musicians come along to perform and this is usually a great party. Excellent snorkeling around the rocks and reef.
Petit St. Vincent 5miles/ 1hr
A charming small island resort with nice walks and hammocks ready and waiting from where you can dinghy
across to Mopion - everyone’s idea of an idyllic desert island.
Canouan 8miles /1.5hrs
Known as the Heart of the Grenadines, this is a fantastic island for sports and activities. Beautiful lagoons, tennis, hiking and golf galore!
Admiralty Bay, Bequia 18miles /3hrs>
Re-visit your favourites from Day 2.
Sunsail Lagoon Hotel and Marina 8miles /1.5hrs
A chance to enjoy a mini-regatta on your last day, racing the other yachts back to base. Farewell party night.
All flotilla routes shown are examples only. They are subject to change depending on weather conditions, number of boats in the flotilla and routes remain at the lead crew Skipper’s discretion. Durations are based on average of 6 knots and allow for leaving/arriving at moorings. The maps are not for navigation.