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Chartering sailing in St Lucia & Grenadines
I am taking a trip in October with some friends to the Grenadines. This will be my second bareboat charter trip to that area. My last charter was out of St. Vincent with Barefoot Yachts and of course Moorings and Sunsail also charter in that area. As I was doing my research for this trip, I came across Destination St Lucia Yachting (DSL Yachting). This outfit is owned by a very friendly couple in Rodney Bay, St Lucia, and they have a good selection of charter boats, both monohull and catamaran. They are sailing enthusiasts who have been in business well over a decade, and they have a good reputation. While St Lucia is a little further north than some of the other charter locations, Sandra has been very accommodating and has had some good suggestions for us to optimize our trip. Also, St Lucia is known to be an extremely friendly island, and also has some great scuba diving. I will be chartering a 46' Bahia catamaran from DSL, and the boat has a number of features that Moorings doesn't provide, such as a water-maker for desalinization. Their prices are very reasonable relative to Moorings and Sunsail, their boats are generally on the newer side, and I am told that they actually maintain their boats better than the big outfits. So far Sandra (one of the two owners) has been amazingly helpful and great to deal with, so I am quite excited about the charter. I wanted to report to the forum on this because in doing my own research on the Grenadines I found that there just isn't a lot of info like there is in the BVI, and DSL Yachting seems to be a gem-in-the-rough. Perhaps I'll post again on other things I find that would be helpful after the trip.
Last edited by donahuj; 08-31-2010 at 02:40 PM.