Our Itinerary is subject to change, at the Captain’s discretion, based on sailing conditions, space availability, customs rules, and/or any unforeseen circumstances.
Note: The sailing route and islands visited are the same for both the Sailing Vacation and ASA Sailing Instruction. Students certifying will participate in all functions of the trip, daily reviews and 3 exams over the course of the 7 days. Passengers on the Vacation Sail are required to RELAX ONLY.
Saturday Afternoon Day 1.
Arrivals at the dock to board the catamaran. After moving into your cabins, we’ll settle in with some snacks and local beer and go over the catamaran’s operating and safety procedures. Then it’s off to dinner ashore where we will go over the upcoming itinerary and get to know each other.
Sunday Day 2.
After breakfast, we’ll set sail for Carriacou where we will anchor overnight in L’Esterre Bay with Paradise Beach to the south and Sandy Island to the north. Sandy Island is an uninhabited strip of sand surrounded by wonderful snorkeling and diving reefs. This area is part of a marine protected area (SIOBMPA).
Monday Day 3.
Spend the morning and early afternoon exploring Carriacou. There are lots of activities including snorkeling, kayaking or paddle boarding through the mangroves, or just relaxing on the beach. Diving in the marine protected area requires a guide. Captain will check out of Grenada at Customs.
Later in the afternoon we’ll sail to Union Island to check into Customs for St. Vincent and the Grenadines. We’ll anchor at either Union or Palm Island for the evening.
Tuesday Day 4.
Sail to Mayreau and check out its beautiful half-moon Salt Whistle Bay. If you’d like you could take a stroll to the top of Mayreau for magnificent views of the Tobago Cays.
Wednesday Day 5.
It’s a short morning sail to the Tobago Cays, four small islets, virtually deserted, but incredibly appealing for those who love underwater exploration. Tobago Cays have the third longest barrier reef in the world. We’ll enjoy the day diving, snorkeling, paddle boarding, or kayaking around the reef-fringed collection of small cays.
Thursday Day 6.
Continue exploring Tobago Cays in the morning, then depart for Union Island to check out of Customs. The world-famous Happy Island is only a short dingy ride away if you’d like to enjoy a cocktail and lunch while watching the kite surfers. You may want to take kite surfing lessons while you’re there! Union has become the kitesurfing center of the Windwards.
Friday Day 7.
After breakfast we’ll head back to Grenada along its western coast for our final night aboard.
We will stop to snorkel or dive to see the underwater sculptures at Moliniere Point on the way back. Later we’ll enjoy dinner ashore in St. Georges Harbor.
Saturday Day 8
Departure. Time to fly home.