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Our sailing holidays in the Caribbean are exciting and memorable experiences. The combination of being pampered by the crew while visiting an exciting new destination every day, make this a holiday which you will never forget. Once on board our boats, you are in the safe hands of our skippers and hostesses, who take care of the sailing and serve the food. You escape all the duties and can completely relax and enjoy life.
During a sailing trip in the Caribbean, you'll experience beautiful sailing days and the best of what the Caribbean has to offer. Black and white sandy beaches, turquoise lagoons, snorkelling with sea turtles and evening barbecues on the beach. The area where we sail is called the Grenadines, named time and again as the most beautiful sailing area in the world. The Grenadines consists of a string of islands located between St. Vincent in the north and Grenada in the south.
The days are interspersed with sailing, salt baths, good food and relaxation. Each day, you sail to a new place and new adventures. On a sailing trip, you can travel yourself and meet new acquaintances in a pleasant way. Or why not book the whole boat just for yourselves? Bring your family or friends and let our skipper and hostess spoil all of you. Our sailing trips can suit everyone. You need no prior knowledge, just book the trip and we'll take care of the rest.
Our sailing trips in the Caribbean start from St. Lucia, a sailing paradise and former British colony in the southern Caribbean. Here, people drive on the left side of the road, and Queen Elizabeth II features on the dollar bills. It is St. Lucia, the destination of the annual Atlantic voyage, the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers. For both the Atlantic sailors and guests booking our sailing trips, St. Lucia is the first thing you see when you arrive from the other side of the Atlantic. The airport is located on the southern side of the island, and a taxi will take you through the small island nation to the northern tip where our home port Rodney Bay is located.
Rodney Bay is a large marina. There are only a few marinas like Rodney Bay in the area you visit during a sailing holiday in the Caribbean. There are however plenty of turquoise bays. Therefore, at most of the stops during the trip, we either moor at a buoy or drop an anchor. With the help of the skiff on board, you can explore the bay or venture ashore.
The sun rises at 6 a.m. in the Caribbean, and the time difference means that you often wake up early in the morning. A perfect opportunity for a wonderful morning swim followed by a cup of coffee. The stewardess on board prepares the breakfast buffet and after everyone has eaten enough, it's off to sea for the day's voyage. On the way to the next island there is plenty of time to sunbathe, swim, read a book or just enjoy the surroundings.
Heading south from St. Lucia brings us towards the next island in the island chain, St. Vincent. Here you will see awesome and different black sand beaches as the island has had an active volcano for a long time. Many people associate St. Vincent with 'Pirates of the Caribbean' because parts of the movies were filmed here. Wallilabou Bay, in particular, is recognisable from the films.
Many Swedes have taken a liking to the island of Bequia, which lies to the south of St. Vincent. Here, you can find both hotels and restaurants owned by Swedes. The bay we shall halt at is called Admiralty Bay. Here lies the lovely Princess Margaret Beach, which usually becomes one of the visitors' favourite beaches of the trip. At Port Elizabeth, local reggae music, emanating from the the land, can often be heard by the boat passengers.
St. Vincent and Bequia belong to the same nation as St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Like many other islands south of St. Vincent, Bequia also belongs to the Grenadines. The Grenadines consist of islands, reefs, dunes and small fishing villages. Each island is unique, has its own charm and offers unique experiences and adventures. Photographs of the Grenadines, with white sandy beaches, turquoise bays and palm trees make ideal postcard images.
Salt Whistle Bay and Tobago Cays on the island of Mayreau, which is right next door, are favourite locations for many people. Salt Whistle Bay is a stunning turquoise cove where the beach extends in a semicircle around the bay. It's easy to relax and get into the Caribbean rhythm here, when you walk barefoot along the beach, hear the waves roll in and watch the sun go down on the horizon.
After zig-zagging around the islands in the southern Grenadines for a few days, the boat turns northward again. Some of the islands on the way back are the same as those you visited earlier, but the boat docks at new and exciting places. You can see the mountain peaks of St. Vincent and St. Lucia, in the distance. The islands are tropical green with deep jungle and vegetation. Rain clouds collect around the high peaks and you may be greeted with a welcome shower sometimes. After a few minutes, the rain is gone and the hot sun dries the deck quickly.
A sailing trip in the Caribbean is as exciting as it is varied. The islands in the Caribbean offer a delightful variety of places to visit, while visitors have a lot of time to enjoy sailing, sunbathing, swimming and relaxation. A journey of experiences which promises memories for life. Note that the sailing route and the places we visit may change depending on the weather.
The Caribbean islands extend in a chain all the way from Florida down to Venezuela. Cuba is the furthest north and Trinidad and Tobago lie furthest south. The islands border the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea. The Caribbean comprises more than 700 islands, islets and reefs and there are 13 independent island nations there. Some of the islands belong to France, Britain, the Netherlands and the United States. We have chosen the southern part of the Caribbean for our sailing trips. The area is called the Grenadines. We sail between the two nations: St. Lucia and St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Both St. Lucia and St. Vincent and the Grenadines are independent nations. The currency used is called the Eastern Caribbean Dollar.
St. Lucia is a 620 square kilometre island with about 170,000 inhabitants. St. Lucia has belonged to France and England seven times each. From 1814 to 1967 when they were granted autonomy St. Lucia belonged to Britain. On 22nd February 1979, St. Lucia became fully independent. St. Lucia's most famous landmark is the two peaks of the Pitons located between Soufrière and Choiseul on the western side of the island.
St. Vincent and the Grenadines comprises 32 large and
small islands with about 100,000 inhabitants. The mainland is St. Vincent, which
forms the country St. Vincent and the Grenadines along with two thirds of the
Grenadines islands. The Grenadines are shared between St. Vincent and Grenada.
Besides St. Vincent, the islands Bequia, Canouan, Mayreau, Tobago Cays, Union
Island and Petit St. Vincent belong to St. Vincent and the Grenadines. The
nation has been independent Since 27th October 1979 but is still part of the
British Commonwealth. The total land area is 389 square kilometres and St.
Vincent itself is 344 square kilometres. St. Vincent is a volcanic island where
you can find both black and white beaches. All the islands in the Grenadines
have white sandy beaches.
When you land at St. Lucia on Saturday afternoon, your chauffeur is waiting. The transfer, which takes around 1.5 hours, takes you to Rodney Bay Marina where the boat and crew are waiting. Once you've arrived at Rodney Bay and made yourself at home on the boat the sun has already set and it's dark outside, so the first night is spent at the marina. You then set sail after breakfast on Sunday morning.
On the plane from London to St. Lucia you will be given a paper in which you declare your arrival to St. Lucia. In this paper, you should fill in your personal information as well as where you will visit during your stay. Write Rodney Bay and that you will be staying on board a yacht, as well as the name of the boat.
The following is recommended for trips to the Caribbean of less than three weeks:
Updated basic vaccinations (tetanus, diphtheria)
You need to start your vaccinations 1 month prior to departure. Please bring your yellow vaccination book if you have one.
If you have any allergies or special requests regarding food, it is important you inform us of this in good time before the excursion.
You must have a passport which is valid for at least six months after the return date. During this Caribbean excursion, your skipper needs access to your passport in order to make deposits and declarations between the nations you are travelling round.
In the interest of safety, please make copies of your passports, bank cards, flight tickets and other important documents. (It's always a good idea to have one copy at home and another one in your travel bag.)
Please ensure that you have a good travel insurance policy or that you are covered by your home insurance. It is also possible to take out travel insurance and cancellation insurance with More Sailing.
CURRENCY AND CARD PAYMENTS
At St. Lucia and in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, the currency is the East Caribbean Dollar. US Dollars are also accepted but often have a poor exchange rate. There are ATM machines at almost half of the stops during the trip.
LIVING ON BOARD THE BOAT
Living on a boat is not so different to living at home; the biggest difference is that on board you have limited access to water and electricity. In the Caribbean there are few marinas and the most common way to come ashore is to moor by a buoy and take a dingy to land. This means that you must be economical in your water usage and take shorter showers. For the most part, it is possible to charge mobile phones and cameras; 220V sockets can be used when the boat is in the marina and when the ship is still and the generator is on. When the ship is sailing you will have access to 12V sockets.
There are 10 guests and two crew members on board each ship. Guests sleep in pairs in the five cabins on board; the captain and the stewardess sleep in the captain's cabin and in the lounge. On board there are three lavatories with shower facilities.
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DAY 1 - Ankomst
You land at St. Lucia in the afternoon, and transfer to Rodney Bay Marina which takes about 1.5 hours depending on traffic. The first night is spent in the Rodney Bay Marina.
DAY 2 - Marigot Bay, St Lucia
On Sunday morning after you have eaten breakfast, we set sail towards Marigot Bay. Marigot Bay is also located in St. Lucia, and on the way you will stop for both swimming and lunch.
DAY 3 - Wallilabou Bay, St. Vincent
There will be a long sailing trip on Monday, after which you will leave St. Lucia and sail to the next island, St. Vincent and Wallilabou Bay. In Wallilabou Bay, you will drop anchor and take the skiff ashore and visit a restaurant. Wallilabou is famous as a filming location for the Pirates of the Caribbean movies.
DAY 4 - Admiralty Bay, Bequia
Bequia is the next stop, where you will be moored at a buoy in Admirality Bay. The town of Port Elizabeth has many restaurants, several of them owned by Swedes. Princess Margaret Beach is one place you have to visit.
DAY 5 - Salt Whistle Bay, Mayreau
Salt Whistle Bay is a stunning lagoon with turquoise water and a pure white sand beach that stretches in an arc around the bay. Here, dinner is a barbecue on the beach.
DAY 6 - Tabago Cays & Clifton Bay, Union Island
On Thursday there will be less sailing but more time will be spent snorkelling. During the day you will visit Tobago Cays and snorkel with turtles. Then it's off to the Union Island and Clifton Bay to spend the night in a small marina.
DAY 7 - Petit St. Vincent & Chatham Bay, Union Island
Friday also features lots of snorkelling and swimming, when the boat anchors at Petit St. Vincent, and from there you can take the skiff to go ashore to the small island of Mopion, which consists only of sand and a beach umbrella. In the afternoon, the boat sails back to Union Island and the bay located on the other side of the island, Chatham Bay.
DAY 8 - Saline Bay, Mayreau
The next day we head north again, now sailing back to the island of Mayreau, but this time to a cove further south, Saline Bay. From the top, you can have a very nice view of the Grenadines.
DAY 9 - Grand Bay, Canouan
Saline Bay on Mayreau is around 10 nautical miles from Grand Bay on Canouan, and you'll arrive in time for lunch. The country has a fantastic sandy beach and a nice resort where you can spend the afternoon.
DAY 10 - Young Island, St. Vincent
On Monday there will be a long trip up to the southern part of St.Vincent. Young Island is a small island located just off the southern tip of St.Vincent. The boat docks at the buoy between St. Vincent and Young Island.
DAY 11 - Cumberland Bay, St. Vincent
Cumberland Bay is located next to Bay, which you visited on the way south. This beach is not white like most places in the Grenadines, but black.
DAY 12 - Piton Bay, St. Lucia
The penultimate day is also a long sailing day, when you sail from St. Vincent up to St.Lucia. When you reach St. Lucia, you will dock at the buoy between the two peaks that characterize St.Lucia, Petit Piton and Gros Piton. Between the peaks is a chalky white beach and a fantastic resort. It is very good for snorkelling too.
DAY 13 - Rodney Bay and Departure
On the last day, you will sail on the leeward side of St.Lucia back up to Rodney Bay, where taxis are waiting for the journey to the airport.