Fabulous One Week Sailing In Saint George, Grenada
Enjoy some incredible sights, the thrill of sailing, some wonderful snorkeling in Saint George, Grenada! Reserve the Sunsail 51 Cruising Monohull for up to 11 person. Rate starts at $1,595 per day. Skipper and crew service also available at extra fee. Special pricing available if departing on January 12, 2019, request to book now! Rate: • Starts at $1,595 per day Rates may vary, depends on days booked and age of yacht. Inquire for exact rates. Extras: • Insurance: $301 • Hire a Cook: $1,183 ($169 per day) • Hire a Skipper: $1,323 ($189 per day) • Allow 1 extra cabin for crew What You Can Expect: Overview Grenada, ‘The Spice Isle of the Caribbean’, is a rolling, mountainous island, abundant with fragrant plants and rare tropical flowers, dotted with crater lakes and teeming with a wide variety of animal life. Bordered by stunning, unspoilt white and black sand beaches, this verdant island has for centuries been a major source of nutmeg, cloves, ginger, cinnamon and cocoa. Grenada’s bustling Market Square, historic forts, spice plantations, rum distilleries, and colorful coral gardens add to the island’s appeal. Consider a tour of the many beautiful waterfalls nestled in the lush rain forest surroundings, or an outing to the organic chocolate factory or spice plantation. Visit the crater lake at Grand Etang National Park and Forest Preserve. True Blue Bay is close to shopping, while Grand Anse Beach is a premier spot for beachcombers, divers and hikers. Throughout the year, Grenada also hosts many exciting cultural celebrations and sporting events such as The Grenada Sailing Festival, Easter Round Grenada Race, Grenada Classics Regatta and various other informal races. Although there is so much to explore in Grenada, the island is ideally positioned for a one-way charter. Heading southward from our base in St. Lucia through open-water passages, you can explore other equally enchanting islands such as Tobago Cays, Mayreau, Mustique, Bequia, St. Vincent and St. Lucia before arriving in Grenada. It’s this diversity of the pleasures that make cruising in the Eastern Caribbean so special. Cruising in Grenada Lying in the southernmost portion of the Windward Islands, a Grenada yacht charter vacation offers a world of itinerary options to suit the tastes of captains with basic skills in coastal navigation to those experienced skippers wishing to embark on longer hauls with more challenging open water passages. Many charterers opt for a one-way cruising vacation southward from the Moorings base in St. Lucia to Grenada, allowing them to cover more ground and avoid traveling windward. The winds are nearly always NE-SE and run the gamut from a gentle 10 knots to a more spirited 25 knots, intensifying around the northern ends of the islands; calms are rare. The trade winds typically blow from the northeast during the winter months, prime time for a Grenada yacht charter, and more southeasterly during the summer. The north-south orientation of the islands means the wind will be on the beam more often than not when cruising south, but, since most of the islands in the Grenadines are close together, the onboard experience is great no matter the heading. On northward passages, such as from Union Island to Bequia, cruising close-hauled or on a close reach isn’t beyond the realm of possibility. Year-round temperatures average from 79° F - 82° F Grenada Highlights With so much to explore in this region, a Grenada yacht charter is filled with many rewarding experiences. Enjoy the superlative cruising among the islands of the Eastern Caribbean, as well as white-sand beaches, swimming, windsurfing, kayaking, snorkeling, and scuba diving. Ashore, a Grenada charter opens the door to casual and fine dining, sightseeing, shopping, hiking, and exploring historic sites. Grenada Cruising Itinerary With so much to offer around Grenada, you could spend the entire week cruising around Grenada and nearby islands. Enjoy days filled with snorkeling and diving, as well as outings ashore to enjoy the many great restaurants and bars, sandy beaches, fun shopping and inland tours through rum distilleries, spice plantations, rainforests and waterfalls. As gateway to the Grenadines, Grenada’s southernmost location in the Windward Islands also opens the door to one-way charters through more challenging open-water passages, allowing you to experience the beauty of other points of interest in St. Vincent, the Grenadines and St. Lucia. Day 1: Dragon Bay After a nice day of sailing around the islands, pick up a government mooring ball in Dragon Bay. Enjoy some amazing snorkeling at Moliniere Point, and if you enjoy diving, be sure to arrange a dive at the underwater sculpture garden, which is rumoured to be home to a family of black and red sea horses. Be sure to anchor on sand or pick up a government mooring ball when in Dragon Bay. Things to do Snorkel or dive, swim, sunbathe, and relax in unspoilt beauty. This island has a unique charm. The palm-fringed beach of Dragon Bay is especially charming with its black volcanic sand. Day 2: Carriacou Sailing into Carriacou, stop into the town of Hillsborough. Built on a wonderful beach, the town offers charming seaside dining and just a short walk from the docks, the museum features an eclectic collection of artwork and historical pieces. If you’re seeking a taste of the local culture, be sure to stop into one of the many rum shops or watch the locals build boats by traditionally by eye on the beach. Before heading for Tyrrel Bay stop at Sandy Island for lunch, great snorkeling spot, sunbathing, beach combing and to chill out. Over-night around the corner at Tyrell Bay, and enjoy a drink at the Tipsy Turtle in Tyrell Bay. Things to do Sunbathe and enjoy excellent snorkel conditions around Sandy Island; then swing into Hillsborough for seaside dining, a taste of locally prepared rum and to experience the island’s unique culture. Tyrrel Bay is home to a mangrove swamp, which is protected by the fisheries department and well-worth a visit by dinghy. Coming ashore from Tyrell Bay, there’s plenty of hiking possibilities, including a walk up Chapeau Carre. Day 3: Union Island Complete customs and immigration clearance out of Grenada; then enjoy a nice sail across to Union Island, which is part of St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Arrive in Clifton Harbour, Union Island to clear into St. Vincent. Clifton is the island’s main town and a bustling small port that’s full of color where you’re welcomed by warm, friendly islanders. The roads and trails offer some of the best hiking and biking in The Grenadines. Be sure to get a drink on Happy Island, an island made entirely from conch shells. Things to do Union has neat boutiques with clothing, local original art, hand-made jewelry and gifts. It’s also becoming well known for its entertainment and fun restaurants. Union Island offers superb hiking and biking – great view points include Fort Hill, Ashton, Mt. Campbell and Mt. Taboi. Considering hiring a local guide, who is familiar with the local trails and can show you all of the best view points. Day 4: Tobago Cays The five deserted isles of the Tobago Cays are the jewels of Tobago Cays Marine Park, which comprises the surrounding waters as well. Horseshoe Reef nearly encircles the four main cays, and beyond its protective embrace is Petit Tabac. One of the premier snorkeling and diving locales within the Grenadines, and the entire Windward chain, for that matter, it’s no surprise that Tobago Cays cruising is a highlight of exploring these waters. Things to do Snorkel, swim, sunbathe, and relax in unspoiled beauty. Observe the sea turtles at the sea turtle-watching area on Baradel. Contact one of the local dive companies to go scuba diving (diving on your own isn’t permitted). Line up a vendor for a beach barbecue (beach barbecues are regulated to protect the park). Day 5: Petit Martinique Sail over to Petit Martinique, Grenada’s northern most island. It’s a great place to come ashore to replenish water, alcohol, ice and more. Many of the residents here live by boat building, and Petit Martinique is famous for its plywood speedboats. For great snorkeling and exploring, Fota and Petite Dominique are within range of a seaworthy dinghy. Be sure to stop at Mopion for lunch on your way! Mopion is surrounded by amazing reefs to dive, and is known as the world’s smallest island with a structure. Things to do Petit Martinique is a unique island with local charm. Spot to watch the local boat building culture, enjoy a picnic on the white sands of Mopion and snorkel the neighboring reefs. Day 6: Prickly Bay Enjoy your day at Prickly Bay, which is known as one of the best anchorages amongst cruisers. Customs and Immigration is available at the yacht club right in the anchorage, however if you choose to stop in Hillsborough, Carriacou to clear in, there is no need to revisit customs in Prickly Bay. Enjoy live steel drum band music from the yacht club’s bar. Consider organizing a land tour into the rain forest and cool off in one of Grenada’s many waterfalls. Things to do Enjoy relaxing, swimming and sunbathing on the palm-fringed beach of Prickly Bay. As a pleasant and more affluent area, you will find a diverse selection of dining options, tennis courts are available the hotels, and a golf club at Golflands. To reach True Blue, dinghy to Spice Island Boatyard and take a brisk walk down the road. Day 7: St. George’s Bay Sail into St George’s Harbour to finish your charter at The Moorings base in Port Louis Marina. After completing the check-out process with the staff, take some time to explore St George’s. This capital city of Grenada is an 18th century gem with its mix of colonial buildings crowned by orange fish-scale tiles and its multicolored homes, all along an emerald green backdrop. Stroll along St George’s narrow streets, perusing the shops and smelling the delicious aromas wafting out from the many great restaurants and bars. Stop by Bay Gardens, and marvel at over 3,000 species of Caribbean plants.The Carenage along the inner harbour is perfect for a scenic waterfront walk and on Saturdays the place to be is St George’s Market Square. Overlooking the harbour to the west, Fort George is a local landmark built in 1705 that offers spectacular hilltop views and is open to visitors. Now it’s time to start planning your next Moorings yacht charter holiday! Things to do St George’s is an excellent place to go sightseeing. The old fort overlooks the harbour and the historic town is great for sightseeing, shopping and dining. The Carenage offers a pleasant waterside walk, with many restaurants and bars nearby. To the south, Grand Anse offers two miles of sandy beach with excellent dining and nightlife. What To Expect Onboard: The Sunsail 51 is a high-performance star built with elegance, comfort and plenty of space for family and friends. Additional information Convertible Saloon: This yacht has a convertible saloon which is included as a double berth in the maximum capacity. Forepeaks: This yacht has a forepeak large enough for one adult, accessible from the hatch and includes a sink and fan but is not air conditioned. This berth is included in the maximum capacity of this yacht, though the space is very confined. Skipper/Cook: A hired Skipper or Cook will need to use an interior cabin and will not utilize the forepeak. Air Conditioning: This yacht has generator powered A/C. Specification • Length Overall: 15.38m/50ft 5in • Waterline Length: 13.92m/45ft 7in • Beam: 4.69m/15ft 4in • Draft: 1.73m/5ft 8in • Displacement: 13900kg/30644lb • Fuel Capacity: 240L/63gal • Water Capacity: 615L/161gal • Engines: 75hp • Number of Berths: 8 • Max Number of Berths: 11 • Number of Heads: 4 • Number of Cabins: 4 • Number of Showers: 4 If you have any questions, we can answer those through GetMyBoat’s messaging platform before you pay. Just hit, “Request to Book” and send us an inquiry for a custom offer.
- Captain is optional.
- You decide if you would like to book with or without a captain.
- 11 guests
- Cruising Monohull
Features & Details
- Life jackets/required safety gear
- Galley Stove & Oven
- Air Conditioning
- Watersports Equipment
- Wheel steering
- CD Player
- Single Engine
- Furling Headsail
- Furling Mainsail
You’ll get directions for the exact departure location when you make a booking inquiry.
Full refund up to 5 days prior.