Sailing the Caribbean Islands of Grenada and the Grenadines – Itinerary

What’s the plan for sailing in the Caribbean Islands of Grenada and the Grenadines?

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EXAMPLE OF ITINERARY

for SEVEN DAY COURSES

 

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Port Louis Marina

 

 

Day 1 – St. Georges/Molier Point

  • Get off the dock
  • Go sailing
  • Dinner on board
  • Spend the night at Molier Point 

 

 

 

 

Day 2 – Molier Point/Grand Anse Bay

  • Breakfast
  • Snorkel at the Underwater Sculpture Park
  • Cover the day’s lessons
  • Go sailing! Get out on the water & work on basics
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“Unstill Life” Underwater Sculpture Park, Grenada

  •  Anchor at Grand Anse Bay
  •  Dinner ashore at Coconut Beach Restaurant

Day 3 – Grand Anse/Tyrell Bay

  • Chart your course
  • Sail up the leeward side of Grenada
  • Settle in to Tyrell Bay
  • Dinner ashore or on board – your choice!
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Tyrell Bay

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Day 4 – Tyrell Bay/Petit St. Vincent

  • Cockpit learning session – the sailboat IS the classroom!
  • Sail up to Petit St. Vincent (PSV)
  • Visit PSV – a private island
  • Cheeseburgers in Paradise!
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Secluded beach on the private Island of Petit St. Vincent
Looking out toward Union Island

Link to Petit St. Vincent: http://www.petitstvincent.com/

Day 5 – Petit St. Vincent/Sandy Island

  • Cover material
  • Go sailing & moor out off Sandy Island
  • Great spot for snorkeling along the reef
  • Stroll along the shore & back for dinner onboard
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Snorkeling in Grenada

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Day 6 – Sandy Island/Grand Anse Bay

  • Sail down island back to Grand Anse Bay
  • Anchor out
  • Dingy to the marina
  • Catch a “dollar bus” to Umbrella’s Beach Restaurant for the best onion rings EVER!
Returning from Grand Anse Bay

Grand Anse Bay

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Day 7 – St. George’s Bay/Port Louis Marina

  • Return to the marina
  • Practice docking
  • Clear off the boat by noon
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Sailing in Grenada & the Grenadines

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EXAMPLE OF ITINERARY

for TEN DAY COURSES for sailing the Caribbean Islands

Day 1 – St. Georges/Molier Point 

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Day 1 Goal: Get off the dock and go sailing!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Settle in to the boat, toss off the bowlines, and sail out of the harbor!
  • Set the sails and head up to Molier Point.
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Hoisting the main sail

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Day 2 – Molier Pt/Grand Anse

  • After a refreshing swim to the Sculpture Park
  • Go over some material
  • Cast off the mooring  lines and go sailing! 
  • Cover the basics – points of sail & basic maneuvers
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“Circle of Children” Underwater Sculpture Park, Grenada

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 LINK: http://www.ltdsailing.com/other-sailing-adventures/sailing-in-grenada-and-the-grenadines/

  • Just as the sun starts to fade, we set the anchor off Grand Anse beach
  • Dingy ashore for dinner at Coconut Beach Restaurant
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World famous Grand Anse Beach, Grenada

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Link to Coconut Beach Restaurant, Grenada: http://thecoconutbeachgrenada.com/index.html

Day 3 – Grand Anse/Tyrell Bay 

  • Up by 7:00 AM, ready to go at 8:00 AM!
  • We pull up the anchor and set sail – Up island to Tyrell Bay
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Tyrell Bay, Carriacou, Grenada

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Enjoy the sights of the leeward side of Grenada
  • Can you find the aids to navigation?
  • It’s dinner aboard – who’s cooking tonight?           

 

Day 4 – Tyrell Bay/Union Island 

  • Get up, stand up, get up outta bed!
  • After checking out of Grenada at the customs and immigration office
  • We’re off to a new country – St. Vincent and the Grenadines! 
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Clifton Harbor is a great place for provisioning

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • We’ll check in on  Union Island then  stroll through the town of Clifton. Do we need anything?
  • Clifton is a great place for fresh vegetables, chocolate croissants or just one more bag of ice.  
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Happy Island, Clifton Harbor, Union Island
“The Happiest Place on Earth!”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • We’ll might delve into a little more classroom material 
  • Head over to Happy Island for a Sundowner
  • Dinner ashore or on the boat – you decide!  
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Rum punch “Cheers!” on Happy Island

 

              

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Day 5 – Union Island/Tobago Cays 

  • Up early for a sail over to Tobago Cays
  • Along the way, practice maneuvers under sail
  • Get in a quick swim before sundown
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Cruising through the cut at Tobago Cays

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Be careful of the reef while passing through the cut between Pettit  Bateau and Pettit Rameau!
  • Your eyes are the best way to navigate this tricky passage
  • Watch for the brownish-green color of coral and the dark shadow of grass
  • Light blue means a sandy bottom, the lighter the blue – the shallower the water
  • LOBSTER BBQ on the beach with Romeo
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Romeo’s Beach BBQ

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Link for more information on the Tobago Cays:  http://tobagocays.org/

 Day 6 – Tobago Cays/Chattam Bay

  • Lessons in the morning
  • Enjoy the picturesque views of protected waters of the Tobago Cays Marine Park
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Tobago Cays Marine Park

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Never pass up a chance to swim with the turtles
  • Lunch, then sailing!
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Greenback turtle in Tobago Cays

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Day 7 – Chattam Bay/Mayreau                   

  • Coffee, fresh juice and mango French toast for breakfast
  • Talking about sailing
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French Toast & the Cays!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Pull up the anchor for a leisurely sail to tranquil aqua blue waters of Salt Whistle Bay (or Saline Bay) in Mayreau
  • How are those man overboard drills going? (OR is it “crew” overboard?)
  • Hike up the hill for the view and a visit with Robert Righteous 
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Salt Whistle Bay, Mayreau

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Day 8 – Mayreau/Tyrell Bay/Sandy Island

  • Wake up! We’re headed over to Clifton Harbor to check out
  • Next destination: the beautiful protected anchorage of Sandy Island
  • More practice tying up to a mooring ball
  • Be sure to make those bowline loops big enough to hook from the deck!
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Getting ready to hook a mooring ball

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Day 9 – Sandy Island/Grand Anse                                                          

Day 10 – Port Louis      

  • Pull up the anchor
  • Head back to the base for docking practice
  • Finish up any last minute details, off the boat by Noon
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Docking practice at Port Louis Marina

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

More info on Port Louis Marina: http://www.cnmarinas.com/en/marinas/port-louis-marina

However you choose to sail the Caribbean Islands of Grenada and the Grenadines – whether it is a seven day sailing vacation or you choose to stay longer on a ten day trip – you will not be disappointed! Grenada and the Grenadines has everything you could wish for in a Caribbean Island get-away! And once you earn your ASA certifications with LTD Sailing, you can become the captain of your own ship! Living the dream!

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