Day 1: Set sail north wards along the west coast of Grenada to Tyrell Bay, Carriacou. Enjoy the stunning sights of quaint French style towns, Carib Indian ruins, lush vegetation and mountain tops disappearing into the clouds. Anchor in Tyrell Bay, swim in crystal waters or explore the mangroves. Carriacou is the only place where I have seen a Pelican on a Buoy, with a Seagull sitting on the Pelican’s head – both content. Somehow this symbolizes the relaxed easy going nature of this island. Eat ashore economically or pop one of our tasty, ready prepared meals in the oven to enjoy with a frosty beer or rum punch!
Day 2: Make an early start and set sail to the Tobago Cays – the most spectacular anchorage in the Windward Islands. The rich colours here are unbelievable – the blues, greens and deep turquoise of the water offset by the golds, browns and dark green of these islands. These are a small group of deserted islands fringed with golden beaches and crystal waters and protected by Horeshre reef which offers amazing snorkeling. Quite the most perfect place. Barbecue on board one of the fish you might have caught or buy a lobster from one of the local fisher boys.
Day 3: Set sail for Mayreau and Salt Whistle bay, a tiny anchorage with pristine beach that sweeps around in a majestic arc. The Salt Whistle Bay Resort is located just behind the beach. It has a charming, unique style and offers good food at a reasonable price. The snorkeling on Grand Col Point can be good and the beach offers safe, calm swimming. Unbelievable on a full moon night.
Day 4: A short sail brings you to Palm Island, spend the morning swimming and exploring the island and boutique. On then to Petit Martinique and Petit St. Vincent is an exclusive island resort, with tasteful store cottage tucked into the trees. The main building stands on a hill overlooking the anchorage and Petit Martinique. It makes great spot to have some of the wonderful Petit St. Vincent cocktails and watch the sunsets. The islands has lots of beach and is small enough to walk around it in no crowds, cruise ships or calypso fire eaters – a wonderful place with a secluded romantic atmosphere.
Day 5: Petit Martinique is unique – quite different to the usual tourist spots. The people here live by boat building, seafaring and fishing and years ago smuggling! The men have reputations for being superb sailors and a number of Petit Martinique built wooden cargo vessels can be seen at anchor. Being unspoiled it’s an interesting place to explore The Palm Beach Restaurant offers good, tasty meals served on tables under thatched roofs, at a reasonable price.
Day 6: On your last day, enjoy a leisurely sail south back to St. George’s crawl a line on the way down and see what fish you can catch oven ‘Kick em Jenny’ a submerged volcano. Look for Diamond Rock, Isle de Rhonde, Isle de Caille, Pelicans fishing and Boobies watching for the leftovers.
Tour available upon request. The charter rate is for the boat and the Captain per day, for a maximum of six guests.
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