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Sail the Caribbean islands from Tobago to St Lucia with traditional wooden lugger Grayhound.
On this 6 day Caribbean sailing holiday, you need no prior sailing experience and you will “learn the ropes” as we hop from island to island. The best way to explore the islands in the Caribbean is by ship, avoiding the tourist hustle and exploring this tropical paradise under sail.
YOUR SAILING AREA
TOBAGO TO ST LUCIA, CARIBBEAN
A little slice of Caribbean paradise, Tobago is quintessentially Caribbean with its relaxed island charm. We suggest that you spend some time in Tobago before you board, explore this “off the beaten track” island with its amazing nature, friendly locals and pristine beaches.
Once we set sail it will take us about 12 hours, with the North East Trade Winds, to reach the island of Grenada. The home of nutmeg and tropical rainforests, we’ll spend a day or two on Grenada combining sunshine sailing and shore visits as we sail from anchorage to anchorage.
It is said that St Georges Bay on the island of Grenada is one the most picturesque bays in the Caribbean. Awake at sunrise in crystal clear waters with rolling green hillsides and dashes of bright colour where villages are nestled in the mountain side. The south of the island is home to crater lakes, swimming spots under waterfalls and sweet smelling cocoa and spice plantations. There are plenty of white soft-sand beaches, with palm trees swaying in the breeze and quirky beach bars serving up the very best spiced Caribbean rum!
Grenada is also home to the 14th natural wonder of the world – the underwater sculpture park. Created 20 years ago by a local artists to encourage coral growth and attract new marine life to the area. Grab your snorkel and fins and discover this underwater paradise – you might even be joined by a sea turtle or two.
ST VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES
The Windward Islands in the Caribbean are made up of St Vincent and the Grenadines, a chain of tiny idyllic islands to the north of Grenada, providing a plethora of picturesque anchorages, underwater paradises’, walking trails and authentic Caribbean island charm.
Tobago Cays is a true underwater paradise. Peer off the side of the boat into crystal clear waters and you’ll be rewarded with colourful shoals of fish and fascinating coral reefs. You could spend days here kayaking and exploring. There is a turtle sanctuary nearby so swimming alongside turtles and stingrays is almost guaranteed. Run a line off the boat to catch a Red Snapper or two and take it ashore for a beachside BBQ where star-gazing as the night draws in is a real treat for the eyes!
The island of Carriacou belongs to Grenada but lies within the Grenadines island chain. There are so many tiny uninhabited islands surrounding Carriacou with miles of sandy white beaches and coral reefs, you won’t be short of anchorages and places to relax away from the big cruise ships! Sit back with a fresh coconut drink as you enjoy the sun setting while watching pelicans dive bomb the water for their supper.