St Vincent and the Grenadines is one of the most beautiful cruising grounds in the world, with 32 islands and cays, and a diversity of terrain, culture and amenities that are rarely seen in one location.
BVI Yacht Charters has worked closely with yachts in St Vincent & the Grenadines for many years, and one of our staff has more than 30 years experience operating charter yachts there.
The main island of St Vincent has lush terrain with mountains, rain forest, waterfalls that you can swim under, deserted beaches and incredibly friendly people. The Grenadines, lying on St Vincent’s doorstep, offer some of the finest beaches, snorkeling and diving in the Caribbean, and inter-island sailing distances are short, generally from 1 to 4 hours.
Easy to get there
St Vincent has an international airport (airport code AIA) and there are direct flights from the USA and Europe.
Board your yacht at Blue Lagoon Marina, just 20 minutes from the airport. This is a full-service marina with a boutique hotel, 3 restaurants and bars, and a provisioning store.
A great one-week itinerary, with approximate inter-island sailing times, would be –
Day 1 Sail to Mustique – 2.5 hrs. Home to the rich and famous – don’t be surprised if you bump into Mick Jagger or Richard Branson while sipping a rum punch at world-famous Basil’s Bar.
Day 2 Sail to Salt Whistle Bay, Mayreau – 3.5 hrs. A picture-perfect anchorage with a stunning beach and, a a short walk up the hill, a picturesque village with stunning views – on a clear day, you can see from St Vincent in the North to Grenada in the south.
Day 3 Sail to the Tobago Cays Marine Park – 45 mins. Swim with turtles, snorkel over stunning, shallow coral reefs, tuck into a fresh lobster dinner cooked and served by local chefs on the same desert island where Johnny Depp found himself during the filming of “Pirates of the Caribbean”.
Day 4 Sail to Petit St Vincent (PSV) – 3 hrs. En route, picnic at your own private island – Mopion, 30 yards long, white sands, world-class snorkeling and a tiny thatched shelter built from palm leaves.
Day 5 Sail to Union Island – 2 hrs . Visit Happy Island, the Caribbean’s only man-made island!
Day 6 Sail to Canouan – 2 hrs. An island of fishermen, farmers and sailors. Watch spectacular sunsets from the beach.
Day 7 Sail to Admiralty Bay, Bequia – 4 hrs. Visit the turtle sanctuary and model boat-building shops, enjoy a drink and meal at one of the many superb bars and restaurants that are all within walking distance of the anchorages.
Day 8 Return to Blue Lagoon, St Vincent – 1.5 hrs
This gets you to all the high spots of the Grenadines. Although the islands are close together, you’ll find that they each have a unique character of their own – and in all of them you’ll find superb anchorages with moorings available, wonderful beaches and snorkeling and super-friendly locals.
We offer a wide selection of Cats and Monohulls, either bareboat, skippered or fully crewed.