Itinerary Grenadines from Martinique
Day 1: Le Marin
In the international marina "Le Marin" you'll be well received with a delicious welcome drink and you'll get tips and tricks for your sailing trip. Here in the bay "Cul-de-Sac" hundreds of sailing yachts await you.
Day 2: St. Lucia (Rodney Bay, Marigot Bay)
Right after your first breakfast you'll make your way through beautiful coral gardens to St. Lucia. After a cruise of around four hours it's time for a refreshment: jump into the sea in the Rodney Bay. The Marigot Bay is only a few miles away, and is said to be the most beautiful one, in the whole of the Caribbean, as it is surrounded by palm trees. Right to your dinner you'll see perhaps the most beautiful sunset in your life. Here was filmed the movie „Dr. Dolittle“ in 1966.
Day 3: St. Lucia (Soufrière)
After a relaxed breakfast you have time to buy any needed utensils. Then you will head south, along the coastline. Once you have arrived in St. Lucia, you will anchor in front of the „Pitons“ the emblem of St. Lucia, and visit the local site Soufrière. If you like, you can take your time for a walk to the volcanic crater or alternatively do a roundtrip.
Day 4: Bequia (Admiralty Bay)
Today it is time for some relaxation on board. In the mean time you sail the 50 nautical miles to the previous whaling island Bequia -pronounced "Beck wej"- you will sail past many Bays of St. Vincent and places that can visually be compared to those of the rain forest. In Bequia it's recommendable to save water and fuel. You could order in Port Elisabeth per VHF a service boat which provides you your inventories. But your destination is the Admiralty Bay. Here are friendly natives as well as their Bars, Restaurants, Shops and even a little market waiting for you. After a long day of sailing you can then relax in this picturesque scenery while enjoying dinner on board. If you like, you can further chill out by having a drink on the beach.
Day 5: Petit Nevis, Mayreau (Salt Whistle Bay)
After breakfast you will leave the common life of the boat builders and fishers progeny behind, when heading just a few nautical miles to Petit Nevis. Here one can find the leftovers of the former whale handling, and can anchor nicely for some time. In the early afternoon you will arrive the small dreambay „salt whistle bay“on Mayreau. Between palm trees you can find a few exclusive hovels, and after dinner you are welcome to spend time in a beautiful bar which is totally built out of stone
Here a hint: A 30 minute walk to the small chapel on the hill will lead you to a breathtaking sunset.
Day 6: Palm Island, Tobaga Cays (Horse Shoe Reef)
From the prominent island Mayreau you will sail 25 nautical miles further to Palm Island. The American Coconut-John leased this island in the 60's, planted coconut palm trees and step by step built a paradisiacal hotel resort onto this small dream island. Four nautical miles away, you will anchor between four abandoned islands. The unoccupied Tobago Cays, which can be reached only through a tiny inlet, will be reserved to sailors. The turquoise colored water in the almost circular „horse shoe reef“ is simply staggering. The afternoon and forenoon are therefore dedicated to amazement, snorkeling at the reef, small walks on the beach or as u like, sweet idleness. So called „boatsboys“ from the neighboring islands will offer you freshly caught spiny lobster, which against a fee, can be concocted directly on the beach.
Day 7: Mustique
After a relaxing breakfast and an unstressed morning you'll sail northbound to the private island Mustique. Here are celebreties not rare. From Tommy Hilfiger, across Mick Jagger to David Bowie. They all love it to stay here a few days every year to forget the rest of the world. In the legendary meeting place, the Basil Bar, you could also feel youself as a celebrity and maybe you'll see some on your neighbour table during dinner or a drink.
Day 8: Bequia (Friendship Bay), St. Vincent (Blue Lagoon)
From Mustique we hoist the anchor towards Bequia, into the Friendship Bay. Here we can enjoy the „hangout“ on the beach for a short moment, or jump once more into the Caribbean waters – directly from board. Another hint : the coconut crisps taste just incredible with a drink. We shall leave The northernmost Grenadine island after lunch, to reach the 10 nautical miles afar Blue Lagoon of St. Vincent. The rather small marina is the piece of jewelry of the besides quite simple island. Caution: The night might not get very long in the bar of the marina.
Day 9: St. Lucia (Rodney Bay), Le Marin
Right in the early morning you will make your way to the southern lobe of St. Lucia. This requires a whole day of sailing in the northern direction. The tour discontinues for a stop in the scenic fishing village Vieux Fort. The destination for the night is Rodney Bay. Let the last evening of your spectacular trip come to an end in one of the local Creole bars, or in the yacht club.