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The Grenadines

Anyone charter with Sunsail? I have a 52''Jenneau reserved in spring leaving from St Vincent. Bequi, Mustique, etc. Anyone who has visited, I would love to hear. Also Sunsail good/bad would be great. Thanks in advance.
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Hi Mattf,
We chartered from sunsail in st.V. 2 years ago. Sunsail did a great job. The head workers are spread a little thin but they get it done. As far as the cruising goes,you are in for some spectacular sailing and sight seeing.The Grenadines are still my absolute favorite. Drop me a line ,I can tell you some great places to visit.
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Hi Bequia!!
I too am planning a charter to the Grenadines
next month, (With Horizon Charters out of
Grenada) I''d love to hear your suggestions
of places to see! I also be interested in any
comments you may have, (or have heard) about
Horizon Charters.

Thanks!
Bob
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Greetings Bob,
I think you''re gonna enjoy the islands.
Some great spots include; on Union island,
Chatham bay. Great snorkeling,loads of fish and wildlife.Stop at Salt Whistle bay in Mayreau.Good food and atmosphere.Definately
spend some time at Tobago cays.Huge corral heads and all kinds of sea life.Canouan is
fair.Bequia is very nice.Middle Bay good provisions.I wish I was joining you.
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I have just returned from our 10 day charter from Horizon Yacht Charter out of Grenada into the Grenadines. It was tremendous. The winds were a bit stronger than the BVI''s, but not unmanagable. Tabago Cays are fantastic. Chatham bay is beautiful and peaceful. (albeit a bit gusty) A very nice visit at Bequia. Horizon Charter was great! Very helpful folks!
Email me for further or waypoints.
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I am going to St vincent in June for 10 days and was planning on going all the way down to south Grenada. Any helpful tips or recos.
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Sounds like a great trip. We''ve done it several times from St. Lucia to Grenada. Only downside is clearing customs & immigrations as you change countries. I would suggest doing customs, etc in Prickly Bay in Grenanda. Much easier than St. Georges. Our favorite restaurant in St. Georges is the Nutmeg in the Carenage. Have a great trip.
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We chartered a month ago with Barefoot Charters out of St. Vincent''s and had one failed system after another. What should have been a memorable vacation turned into Outward Bound. To list the problems with the ''95 Beneteau we had would take too much time. Suffice to say, we had a broken valve-so no head; a continuously jamming windlass; the traveler failed and the boom became a deck clearing menace which required we go into Union Island for repairs; the steering failed in 15 to 20 foot seas and to finish the trip, the engine conked out. We found ourselves in the most disconcerting situation of seeking help from our charter company and having them show no interest in rectifying the problems during our 8 days on their boat.
These things happen, but the corker was when the owners hid from us after we limped into their base. They couldn''t even give us a lift down the road to a motel!
Moral of the story - stay away from Barefoot Yacht Charters!
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Has anyone had any experience chartering in Fiji or Tonga? We''ve been to the Leeward Islands of Tahiti, but are curious to try another place.
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My group is going from Granada to St. Lucia in Oct.\Nov. . Is it better to sail up or sail down? How are the seas, wind, and temperature? What are the must see bars,restaurants, etc.? Any other tips or information?

Tim Logan
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