✈️ Flights: Return – British Airways London Gatwick LGW – Granada St George GND
Below we suggest one possible itinerary. We can adapt to your pace and what you feel like doing, and to any watersports you would like to do, to create together a custom-built cruise itinerary. Programme also depends on the weather.
Day 1: Grenada
When you land in Granada, you will be picked up at the airport by the crew. The cruise starts when you board the La Surprise catamaran, with a short trip to Dragon Bay. Get your diving mask and flippers on and explore the submerged sculptures by the British artist Jason deCaires Taylor. A total of 82 life-size sculptures pay tribute to the island’s culture and the history of slavery, and create a habitat for corals, sponges and fish. A rare experience well worth a visit. Evening on board or cocktail on shore, in the bay’s bar, with your toes in the sand, immersing yourself in the Caribbean culture.
Day 2: Carriacou and Its Islands
An early start for a 30-mile cruise (4 hours) to the deserted Saline Island and White Island south of Carriacou. Enjoy amazing kite or wing foiling sessions in turquoise waters and white sandy beaches, while the keen snorkellers don their snorkel masks and flippers and enjoy exploring the surrounding coral reefs. Carriacou is a delightful island to explore off the standard charter boat itineraries. At the end of the day, a short cruise (1 hour) will take you to Hillsborough, the main village of Carriacou, with its relaxed reggae atmosphere.
Day 3: Union
We set sail for the Grenadine archipelago, with a first stop at Union Island. The captain will take care of the customs formalities and you will be able to enjoy a tour of the colourful village of Clifton, its craft shops and its typical little fruit market. The anchorage is also a well-known kite surf spot.
In the afternoon, we set a course for Frigate Island for a perfect kite session or if you prefer a little hike up the hills for a panoramic view of the many surrounding bays and islands.
The sunset from New Island reef, a short distance from Clifton is a must. This small artificial island has a really friendly bar from which you can enjoy watching professional kite surfers doing jumps and figures up close.
Day 4: Tobago Cays
It is off to the legendary Tobago Cays, inhabited islands bathed in a turquoise lagoon (1 hour sail). In the morning we put in at Petit Tabac, a picture-postcard island where the Pirates of the Caribbean was filmed. For lunch, we set sail for the Island of Baradal at the centre of the marine reserve: keen snorkellers will love the many protected turtles and the windward coral reef. For surfing fans, the waters are in a thousand shades of turquoise. If you feel like it in the evening, the local fishers will prepare a fish and crayfish barbecue on one of the archipelago’s beaches and you will be able to unwind with your toes in the sand and your head in the stars.
Day 5: Mayreau – Morpion - Petit Saint Vincent
Enjoy a last morning in the Tobago Cays before weighing anchor for the island of Mayreau and Salt Whistle Bay (1-hour sail). Salt Whistle Bay is well named, since it is enclosed by a windward sand spit, creating a peninsula lined with palm trees. Seasoned kiters can try an upwind kiting session. The walk to the village at the top of the island gives you a breathtaking vista of the whole of the GrenadineArchipelago.
In the afternoon, it’s off again for another 1-hour-and-30-minute sail to the legendary Morpion Island: a tiny sand bank with a single parasol made of palm tree leaves. The surrounding reefs are wonderful for snorkelling, unless you prefer a kayak tour of the closest island, Petit Saint Vincent, where we will spend the night. This private protected island has a few villas and a luxury bar, in which local jazz bands give concerts.
Day 6: Carriacou and Its Islands
In the early morning, we head north for the customs formalities in Union, so that we can leave the Grenadines.
Then we set a course south to Sandy Island in Carriacou for an afternoon relaxing or enjoying watersports and a last memorable sunset on this island with a Treasure Island feel.
Day 7: Granada
40 nautical miles separate us from our last stopover: Prickly Bay in Grenada. It will be a good day of sailing (6 hours) with a sunrise start and ending at around midday. The crew will organise your transfer to the airport in the afternoon.