14 - 21 Feb 2015: St Vincent to Grenada
Can we tempt you to enjoy glorious cruising in the beautiful Grenadines?
St Vincent: Your adventures on Zenara will start on the gorgeous Young Island, St Vincent. It is the largest island in the Grenadines and is composed of partially submerged volcanoes that make it very mountainous, rich in vegetation and one of the only places in the world that can boast having both black and white sand. There is a drive up the east coast to a mountain trail, with the opportunities to walk through jungle to a volcano, or more gentle trips to stunning waterfalls. St Vincent is most famous for acting as the main filming location for Pirates of the Caribbean. We'd advise you to arrive here a few days earlier to explore your adventures begin.
With a relaxed passage through the Grenadine Islands, you will get a chance to see some amazing islands. They offer everything from lush tropical rainforests, spectacular snorkelling, idyllic white sandy beaches, turquoise lagoons, picturesque anchorages, a chance to try out the local culture and much more. If there is somewhere particular in mind that you would like to visit, suggestions are always welcome.
Bequia: First stop in the Grenadines is Bequia, where we slow down to explore at leisure. Bequia, is one of our favourite islands, know as a sailor's heaven, considered low key but fun. From the stunning, protected, natural harbour at Admiralty Bay to Port Elizabeth, the island's relaxed capital with its colourful wooden buildings, it's hard not to feel your pace of life slow down. Just around the corner is one of the many gorgeous beaches, Princess Margaret Bay with almond and cedar trees flanking the golden sand. Even in the peak seasons, don't be surprised to find you're the only one standing on the beach.
Tobago Cays: On leaving Bequia, there will be a couple of short hops around the islands including a stop at one of the many stunning anchorages in the Tobago Cays Marine Park. With some of the most extensive and well-developed coral reef complexes, you will be able to snorkel in waters teaming with some of the most colourful and captivating fish.
Union Island is next. With it's volcanic presence, it is often referred to as 'Tahiti of the West Indies'. There is a chance to try out the local rum and eat freshly produced traditional food at a variety of bars and restaurants here.
Carriacou: Moving onto the lovely Carriacou, the largest island in the Grenadines and characterised by its hilly terrain sloping down into white sandy beaches. Known as the 'Land of the Reefs', you have the opportunity to don your snorkelling gear again and take in more stunning marine life.
Grenada: From Carriacou, Zenara will move onto her final destination, Grenada. With the island's great mix of old Caribbean atmosphere and modern facilities, she will be stopping in the new marina at Port Louis and the idyllic anchorages on the south coast. It is essential that everyone gets time to explore this wonderfully diverse island with its lush and mountainous landscape and some of the finest beaches in the world, with Grand Anse Beach appearing in the top 10 Beaches of the World. Many delights are in store including a stop at the Grenada Chocolate factory!
The price for an individual berth is £1,500 and will include:
- Ocean Yachtmaster skipper
- All food and provisions whilst on board at sea
- All boat costs, including fuel, gas, berthing and safety equipment
You pay for flights, shoreside accommodation and your own personal insurance.
Contact us for more details.