We’ve put together an exciting 10-day bareboat yacht charter itinerary for a sailing vacation around Grenada and the Grenadines that you won’t forget with the help from our friends who crew Silent Wings, a limited edition Jeanneau 54DS Sun Odyssey in the region. From the Island of Spice to Mustique and the Tobago Cays, get the true Caribbean experience with our handy tips.
Grenada & the Grenadines itinerary summary
Day 1: Grenada
Day 2: Grenada to Carriacou
Day 3: Carriacou to Chatham Bay, Union Island
Day 4: Chatham Bay, Union Island to Bequia
Day 5: Bequia to Mustique
Day 6: Mustique to Tobago Cays
Day 7: Tobago Cays to Clifton Harbour, Union Island
Day 8: Clifton Harbour, Union Island to Petit St Vincent
Day 9: Petit St Vincent to Carriacou
Day 10: Carriacou to Grenada
The Grenadines sit in the Caribbean between St Lucia and Grenada in the south. You’ll find most islands are uninhabited, such as the renowned Tobago Cays. Whether you want to swim secluded bays, stroll sandy beaches or snorkel with marine life, such as eagle rays and turtles, this part of the world will offer you a special charter experience.
Weather and sailing conditions
From mid-December, the north easterly trade wind between 15 and 25 knots arrives which is great for sailing. It’s high year-round temperatures vary little reaching 82ºF between December and March.
Provision planning in the Grenadines
Support the islands and buy from traders who have fantastic supplies of local produce, such as fruit, vegetables and bread. Definitely buy the locally caught fresh fish and lobsters, often at a great price, for a BBQ to remember. You can also find supplies at:
- Bequia – stock up at Doris Fresh Food for gourmet food and wines
- Union Island – you can buy freshly baked bread at Bougainvillea Marina
- Grenada – shop at the supermarkets, such as: Food Fair (Carenage, St. George’s), Blue Danube Grocery (Lowther’s Lane), Foodland (Port Louis), Real Value Supermarket (Grand Anse) and CK’S SUPER-VALUE (Grand Anse)
Get to know the islands
- Bequia has 28 dive sites around the island, including wrecks and shallow caves, a true diver’s paradise
- Carriacou, the Isle of Reefs, offers breathtaking mountain views towards Grenada
- Union Island’s Clifton Harbour boasts bars and restaurants where you can try the local delicacies. Chatham Bay has wonderful swimming and snorkelling
- Petite St. Vincent’s nearby island of Morpion offers unforgettable snorkelling
- Tobago Cays, an archipelago of five small uninhabited islands, is the must-see location in the region. On Petit Tabac, the film ‘The Pirates of the Caribbean’ was filmed and you can still see some of the overgrown film locations. Visit the Tobago Cays Marine Park to swim with turtles and visit the iguanas
- Mustique’s Macaroni Beach is a great stop off and you can mingle with the famous at Basil’s Bar
- On Grenada, spot cocoa and nutmeg trees growing wild or visit the organic chocolate factory and the River Antoine’s rum distillery
- St. Vincent’s waterfalls and volcano craters are worth the hikes, as is a stroll around the old towns and villages with their Creole buildings
Grenada and the Grenadines are also perfect for all-inclusive by the cabin cruising and skippered charters, as well as bareboat charters, just give our team a call on 877-292-0737 or request a quote.