Reading this I would suggest getting a captain for a couple of days, or doing the BVI..........i2fHi, and thanks for the answers so far. Grenadines - got it. I have been sailing my own boat for about a year and a half. I go out weekly, usually solo. No real cruising experience, just a couple of weekends at the local islands. I am taking my family (4 total) and maybe 2-3 others. I would like to get a 3 or 4 cabin cat. I'm not sure of the departure site, as I am still looking. Any tips will be greatly appreciated. We all love the water and so diving and snorkeling will be near the top of the list of activities.