Join Date: Mar 2009
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Since the OP asked about SVG: We chartered out of St. Vincent last June. We were on a TMM boat on owner time. TMM was excellent to deal with, and put our experiences with the Moorings (in Tortola and Marsh Harbor) to shame. We enjoyed Bequia, and Mustique, but Mayreau and the Tobago Cays were the best--the Tobago Cays are probably the most beautiful place we've ever been, land or sea. If you get to Mayreau, make a point to visit Dennis at Dennis's Hideaway.
Union Island was very interesting. Canouon, OTOH, was a bit weird--parts are really upscale, and parts are really down-scale. The hotel there had nice facilities, but the adjoining Moorings base seemed nigh abandoned.
The actual sailing pushed our envelope a bit that time of year. We were getting the beginning of tropical weather. Nothing big, but we did run into a few squalls that took us to a level of seamanship we hadn't dealt with before. (We had previously chartered in the BVI and Abacos) Nothing you shouldn't be able to handle with reasonable care. In retrospect, we feel very good about it, but it was scary at the time. And of course, it was hot and humid.
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