Grenada Sailing Itinerary
While Grenada is one of the smallest independent countries in the Western Hemisphere, good things come in small packages, right? Right.
Our Grenada Sailing Itinerary takes you through these magnificent Caribbean gems, stopping along the way to see the 18th-century spice plantations, superb flora and fauna, and spectacular underwater scenery.
Adventurous nature-lovers and luxury-loving voluptuaries alike will love Grenada. There’s plenty of things to occupy your time, and plenty of things to pass the time. Whatever you’re dreaming of, Grenada’s got it.
Our Guide to the Grenada Sailing Itinerary
The island of Grenada is rife with charm and beauty. With its own unique cultural heritage, laced with European influences, Grenada is really something special. First spotted by Christopher Columbus in 1498, Grenada would be deeply entwined in the spice trade for hundreds of years. This early influence became part of a long legacy, lasting up to today. Because of this trade, Grenada, Carriacou, and Petite Martinique are often called the Spice Islands. All over Grenada you’ll see what remains of the majestic plantations that supported the island’s economy.
In addition to its deep colonial history, Grenada is an island of volcanic origin. This gives it a wonderfully interesting landscape of rocky coastline and beaches set against bright green foliage and rich vegetation. Coupled with the amazing scenery, the island is home to armadillos, mona monkeys, and mockingbirds. And under the sea, Grenada’s waters are full of colorful coral reefs, seagrass beds – making it ideal for snorkeling.
The best part of Grenada? You can enjoy it without the hordes of tourists. Grenada remains blissfully preserved, keeping its culture and natural beauty strong.
The best way to get to Grenada is by flying into the Maurice Bishop International Airport. You can find direct flights from the US, UK, Canada, and Germany. However, if you can not find a flight to Grenada, we recommend flying into a larger hub in the Caribbean, such as Puerto Rico, Jamaica, or the Dominican Republic. From one of those airports, you can take the regional airline, LIAT, to Grenada. More information on getting to Grenada, here.
The weather in Grenada is one of its finest features! With average temperatures between 75ºF to 85ºF (24ºC to 30ºC), Grenada has a steady and temperate climate. The coldest time of the year is between November and February, and the average temperature is still 73-74ºF! For our Grenada Sailing Itinerary, we recommend traveling during January and May, as this is Grenada’s driest season.
For mooring on the Grenada Sailing Itinerary, there are plenty of great options. For most of your stops, we recommend anchorages, where you’ll be safe for the evening and can easily enjoy all Grenada has to offer. There are few marinas where you will find more complete amenities.
For more traditional marinas – in Grand Anse, you can book a berth in advanceat Port Louis Marina. In Tyrell Bay, recommend Carriacou Marine. Moorings are about $15-$20 per night – you can see a detailed fee list, here. When you get to Union Island, you can get moorings at the Anchorage Yacht Club in Clifton Harbour.
In Mayreau, you can drop your anchor at Saltwhistle Bay free of charge. This beautiful horseshoe-shaped bay is protected and calm. For Tobago Cays, you can find anchorage spots for free-swinging within the lagoon. In Petit St. Vincent, you’ll find a sheltered anchorage off the southern end of Caribbean Beach.