St. Vincent Journals

The True Caribbean, Sailing the Grenadines

A June 2003 trip to St. Vincent by Vandesa

Mayreau Photo, St. Vincent, St. Vincent and the Grenadines More Photos
Quote: Sailing the sparsely populated Caribbean islands that make up the Grenadines aboard your crewed yacht, a 45' catamaran -- NOW THAT IS THE TRUE CARIBBEAN. No mega resorts, no fast food chains, no phones, no TVs. As Jimmy Buffet sings, ". . . A pirate, 200 years too late . . ." -- now I know the feeling.

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Mayreau Photo, St. Vincent, St. Vincent and the Grenadines
We had looked forward to this trip since picking up the exchange in late February 2003. We had a June 28 2003 sail date. We sailed aboard Turquoise Dreams out of Bequia for the Grenadines sail. I would have to say that getting to Bequia is not the easiest of exercises, but there are several options. Directly out of Barbados to Bequia is possible, but it is about $100 per person cheaper to transfer via ferry from St Vincent, albeit a little larger. Having spent much time on sailboats aboard the Great Lakes, I had no illusions about cabin size and space limitations. We had been assigned the starboard aft cabin, and frankly it had a little more room, especially in the shower area, than an...Read More