Grenada Sailing Itinerary

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Grenada Sailing Itinerary 

While Grenada is one of the smallest independent countries in the Western Hemisphere, good things come in small packages, right? Right check our Grenada sailing itinerary to find out. 

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 and you can see it on our Grenada sailing itinerary.

Our Guide to the Grenada Sailing Itinerary

On our Grenada sailing itinerary, you will discover the island of Grenada and its rife of 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 colourful coral reefs, seagrass beds – making it ideal for snorkelling.

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 which you can see throughout our Grenada sailing itinerary.

  • Getting There

    The best way to get to our Grenada sailing itinerary 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.

  • Weather

    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.

  • Mooring

    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 advance at 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.

Our Grenada Sailing Itinerary

A chocolate lover’s paradise, Grenada is home to all three of the types of cocoa grown in the world.

Day 1

St. George’s → Grand Anse

Grand Anse

On day one you’ve got to pick up your yacht and make sure you’re stocked up for the week. As Grenada’s capital and the main port of the island, you’ll easily be able to find provisions for your Grenada sailing itinerary.

Ready to go? Set sail for Grand Anse beach, where you’ll find a beautiful white sand beach. It’s been called “the most authentic Caribbean beach” because of its local feel. Here you’ll find beautiful resorts, alongside small locally owned inns and restaurants. Grand Anse is also about 2 miles long, making it the perfect spot for a relaxing stroll along the water. Or, dive headfirst into Grenada’s crystal blue waters. If you want an underwater adventure you can go scuba diving to find the Bianca-C, one of the most notable Caribbean shipwrecks.

Recommended Restaurants and Activities:

Day 2

St. George’s → Carriacou

Carriacou

For day 2 of the Grenada Sailing Itinerary, you’ll head to Tyrell Bay in Carriacou, Grenada’s smaller neighbour. Spend the day tasting the local rums onshore. If you’d prefer, you can pass some time at the local watering hole – a floating bar in the centre of the bay! If you’re looking for a more active day, diving is a popular activity in Tyrell Bay because of the interesting marine life.

Recommended Restaurants and Activities:

  • Gallery Cafe Carriacou, Harvey Vale, Tyrell Bay, Carriacou, Grenada

Day 3

Carriacou → Sandy Island → Mayreau

Sandy Island

To start of day 3 of the Grenada Sailing Itinerary, depart for Sandy Island. This little islet is barely more than a sandbar. You can stretch out under the palm trees and enjoy some peaceful beach bliss.

Mayreau

After you’ve had your fill of sun and sand head to Union Island to complete customs duties, as you are about to enter Mayreau, which is part of St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Here you will find a great escape, with picturesque beaches and a quaint village. We recommend Saltwhistle Bay where you can relax with a cocktail on the beach on your Grenada sailing itinerary.

Recommended Restaurants and Activities:

Day 4

Mayreau → Tobago Cays

Tobago Cays

On to Tobago Cays. One of the most beautiful anchorages in the Grenadines, you can pass the day snorkelling in the beautiful Caribbean waters. Underneath the water’s surface, you’ll find coral reefs, sea turtles and colourful fish abound. After you’re done swimming, comb the beach for conch shells – they’ll make a great souvenir from your Grenada sailing itinerary.

Recommended Restaurants and Activities:

  • Mayreau Gardens Reef, Tobago Cays, St. Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Purunia Shipwreck, Western coast of Mayreau, Tobago Cays, St. Vincent and the Grenadines

Grenada Sailing Itinerary

For art enthusiasts - Grenada’s waters house the world’s first underwater sculpture park.

Day 5

Tobago Cays → Union Island

Union Island

On day 5 of the Grenada Sailing Itinerary, you’ll spend the day on Union Island. This time, drop anchor in Chatham Bay on the west side of the island. In stark contrast to the tranquility of some of the other islands, Union Island has a more happening social scene. By day, it’s a beautiful golden sand beach, but by night you can let loose at the local beach bar on your Grenada sailing itinerary.

Recommended Restaurants and Activities:

  • Aqua Restaurant, Chatham Bay, Union Island, St. Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Seckie and Vanessa’s, Chatham Bay, Union Island, St. Vincent and the Grenadines

Day 6

Union Island → Mopion → Petit St. Vincent

Mopion

After dancing the night away, you can unwind at Mopion. A small sandy islet, Mopion has a coconut thatch umbrella and not much else. Carve your name in the post to leave your mark on Mopion!

Petit St. Vincent

After a day of sunshine, cruise to Petit St. Vincent to experience life like the fabulously wealthy. A small private island resort, you can enjoy all they have to offer on a Grenada sailing itinerary. This is a great place for barbecuing on the beach, listening to steel pan music, snorkelling and scuba diving in the coral reefs, or windsurfing.

Recommended Restaurants and Activities:

Day 7

Petit St. Vincent → Isle de Ronde → St. George’s

Isle de Ronde

For the last day of the Grenada Sailing Itinerary, make sure to stop at Isle de Ronde which is located just a little north of Grenada. Ronde is a private island and mostly uninhabited, with the exception of a few villas and a boutique hotel. It has a notable bird population and is home to white and brown diving pelicans.

St. George’s

Back on Grenada, it’s time to check out from your Grenada sailing itinerary. Bring your boat back to home base to return it, and then stick around to enjoy St. George’s. The island’s capital is full of restaurants and sights to see. As the main port of Grenada, it’s got beautiful old architecture and plenty of history.

Recommended Restaurants and Activities:

  • Grenada National Museum, Young Street, St George’s, Grenada
  • The Aquarium Restaurant, Point Salines, Grenada

Grenada Sailing Itinerary

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