Cabin cruise Caribbean: Grenadines Cocktail from Martinique on Lagoon 620
Attention: Due to the current Covid-19 restrictions, we are sailing an alternative Route.
1st Day: Le Marin - Béquia
Departing from Martinique, Le Marin, in the south of the island at 6pm. After a get-together with a welcome drink and security briefing, a night sail will follow after dinner. Enjoy exceptional moments under the Caribbean starlit sky or relax on an outdoor lounger, watching the coastal area of St. Lucia. If you get tired, your comfortable cabin is only a few steps away.
2nd Day: Béquia - Mustique
In the late morning you will pass by St. Vincent while heading to Béquia (pronounced "Beck-way") where the anchor will be dropped in Admiralty Bay. While you enjoy breakfast, your captain will take care of all clearance formalities. With an area of 18km², Béquia is the largest island of the Grenadines. In the beginning of the 18th century, the French colonialists were the first settlers on the island. White sand beaches around the island, turquoise waters and coral reefs , green valleys and hills - Béquia represents itself as a tropical island. Once populated by whalers, it offers a warm welcome and a cool Caribbean atmosphere for tourists today. The main locality is Port Elizabeth. The Church of St. Mary, built in 1829, expresses an Angelo-Saxon charm. Enjoy a walk, take a swim or let the soul linger on board during your first hours in the Grenadines. Anchor is hoisted in the afternoon for a short sail to the mystical island Mustique where we will lie at anchor again. Previously a hub for pirates, the locality is now a meeting place for millionaires. The situation has changed due to the watchful eye of Princess Margaret, who used to take care of the matter. The exceptionally great condition of the isle is thus not surprising: the lawns and beaches are perfectly neat and the streets perfectly clean. On shore, we recommend a visit to the popular and hot Basil's Bar, where it is not unusual to meet famous people. To get even deeper into the jet-set world it is possible to book a tour by taxi (not included). You might then catch a glimpse of the villas of Mick Jagger, Tommy Hilfiger and Rod Steward. Back on board you can enjoy a shared aperitif before dinner under the starlit sky. Overnight stay at anchor in front of Mustique.
3rd Day: Mustique - Tobago Cays
By 8 o'clock you will be able to enjoy great views during your roughly three-hour cruise to the Tobago Cays. The blue and green tones are fascinatingly intense, sky and sea seem to merge into one... you will get the feeling of having arrived in paradise. The small isles of the Tobago Cays are surrounded by the beautiful coral reefs of the Caribbean. Insider tip for snorkel-fans: the reef does not lie very deep and is blessed with an abundance of fish, turtles, sting-rays and colourful corals. A great opportunity for people who have never discovered the beauty of the underwater world via snorkel. The Tobago Cays are protected and the natural balance here is fragile - this is why it is fundamental to act thoughtfully in the lagoons. The natural habitat of all these animals will benefit from your avoiding of flipper strokes in between corals as well as your admiration of the shells from a respectful distance. These would lose their beautiful shimmering colour on shore anyway, as they would dry out and die. The clear sandy beaches of the islands Petit Tabac, Baradal, Jamesby, Petot Rameau and Petit Bateau invite you to take breaks à la Robinson Crusoe. There is also an interesting lunch or dinner option for you too: a traditional BBQ prepared by the native fishermen (not included in price). Salads, fruits and vegetables of the region, fish and crawfish - depending on season, but always fresh and prepared directly in front of you. Delicious! Enjoy every moment of the day in this paradise. Overnight stay at anchor.
4th Day: Tobago Cays - Mayreau
In the morning you will have time for a last snorkeling or swimming session, as we are heading to Mayreau which lies 30 minutes away at 11am. Enjoy a great lunch before going ashore for this beautiful stopover. This small island with an area of 4km² has two of the most beautiful Caribbean beaches to offer: Salt Whistle Bay, with perfect white sand, and Saline Bay. Discover the unique village Old Wall on the hill. A typical Caribbean town with colourful wood huts and a sociable atmosphere. A small inviting bar, managed by Robert - a typical rastaman, can provide refreshments after the magnificent view of the Tobago Cays, Canouan and Union. The 300 souls on the island have built an autonomous community. The island Mayreau is the poorest of the Grenadindes and yet the inhabitants (who are descendants of colonialism and slavery and have refused the offer of St. Vincents to move to Canouan) do not lack an easygoing attitude . We would gladly recommend you visit the small catholic church of padre Divonne, which has solved the water problem of the island with a shared preheater. Everyone will gather back at the yacht in the afternoon after you may or may not have enjoyed a swim.
5th Day: Mayreau - Bequia
You will head to Béquia after breakfast, where the day will be spent. After the siesta, when the temperatures have sunk a little, we suggest a voluntary scouting expedition (not included) to learn about the island. Here you find the small fishing village of Hamilton and it's colourful boats, the turtle farm in the very south, the small whaler's museum and incredible landscapes. It does not matter if you prefer to spend your time relaxing at the beach or discovering the island - this day on Béquia will be one of pleasure. Lunch and dinner will be held on board. Night is spent at anchor.
6th Day: Bequia - St. Lucia
The 8 hour sail to St Lucia begins in the early morning, at around 4am. This 620km² island is of volcanic origin and the hills are covered with thriving vegetation. You see the "pitons" - two mountains with lava tops, protruding sharply from the water. They are on the west side of the island and fall steeply into the sea. You will notice that the island has been fought for by England and France for a long time - as the main languages are French, English and Creole. Take the chance to swim in the clear waters in front of La Soufriére, before having breakfast on board. You reach Marigot bay via seaway, if you have decided to stay on board. If you prefer to discover the island by car (not included in price) you can meet the crew in Marigot Bay in the afternoon. The bay is known for the movie Dr. Doolittle, which was filmed there. Surrounded by palm trees, mangroves and white sand, it is an idyllic locality, much loved by sailing beginners. Passing a wooden bridge, you will reach the oldest bar of the bay - "JJ's Paradise", a great place to experience a Caribbean evening. Dinner and overnight stay in Marigot Bay.
7th Day: St. Lucia - Martinique
After Breakfast you will leave Marigot Bay, heading towards Martinique. If you are lucky, you will get to see dolphins during the 4-hour cruise between St. Lucia and Martinique and sometimes there are even whales to be spotted. As the sea can be slightly rough here sometimes, you will appreciate the stability and comfort of your catamaran. You will reach St. Anne on Martinique with the wonderful beach Le Salines by lunchtime. In the late afternoon anchor will be dropped in front of St. Anne in order to provide adventurous travellers with the possibility to take pleasure in the leisure facilities that the village has to offer. Dinner and overnight stay on board.
8th Day: Martinique
After Breakfast, anchor will be hoisted in order to get back to the harbour of Le Marin, where Check-out will be at 09:00.
(Routes are subject to change due to wind, weather, regulatory changes are reserved)