We propose you to embark in Martinique for a 10-day cruise to the Grenadines and the Tobago Cays National Park.
Warning: The program is indicative and may be modified, especially depending on the weather.
- This 10-day program allows you to stop in 6 islands or archipelagos outside Martinique: Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent, Bequia, Mayreau, the Tobago Cays and Canouan. The most beautiful anchorages in the region are part of the program. It also allows you to spend 2 full days practicing kitesurfing in the lagoon of Tobago Cays, spot of world reputation.
- It is possible to extend the cruise especially to visit other spots on Union (Clifton, Fregate) or Morpion.
- The program can also be adapted according to the expectations of the passengers.
- Day 1
The evening and the night before departure are spent on board, in the peaceful anchorage of Anse Caritan in Sainte-Anne (Martinique). You can take the opportunity to visit the charming village of Sainte-Anne, one of the most picturesque of Martinique, or to hike along the coves and mangroves of the coast to the beach of Salines, probably the most famous on the island. It's also a great way to quietly get your bearings on the sailboat and start sailing before the start of the cruise.
The ship is weighing anchor at 9am the first day. As soon as we get past Dunkirk Point, we veer south full sail and enter the Saint Lucia canal, which we cross in about three hours. In the lee of Saint Lucia, we can have a leisurely lunch while admiring the landscape of the island and the bays that follow one another: Rodney, Castries, Marigot ... We arrive in the middle of the afternoon at the magnificent anchorage of the Anse des Pitons, overlooked by two iconic volcanic needles that plunge right into the Caribbean Sea (a UNESCO World Heritage Site).
- Option 1 (+1 to 2 days)
By adding one or two days to the cruise, it is possible to plan a visit to the village of Soufrière (former capital of Saint Lucia founded by French), hot springs or the ascent of Gros-Piton.
- Day 2
We leave early in the morning for a day of sailing, with many memorable moments, such as the crossing of the canal of Saint Vincent, the contemplation of the leeward coast of this island preserved and still shrouded in mystery, and the arrival in the beautiful "Admiralty Bay" in Bequia. We will anchor a stone's throw from an ideal beach for swimming.
- Day 3
In the morning, the skipper will complete the formalities of entry into the territory of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. During this time, it is possible to visit the village and take a taxi to go around this small very friendly island, especially with the "friendship bay" and the island where the hunters of whale have their catches.
Departure early in the afternoon to Mayreau Island and the mythical anchorage of Salt Whistle Bay. It is the postcard of the Grenadines, with a quiet bay with clear waters, simply separated from the open sea by a tongue of sand a few meters wide. If conditions permit, kitesurfing session at the sunset on the spot. In the evening, several huts offer a lobster barbecue on the beach (subject to availability).
- Day 4
In the morning, you can freely visit the village of Mayreau, with its magnificent view of the Tobago Cays lagoon, its church and picturesque Rasta bars. It is also possible to practice kitesurfing on the spot located in the immediate vicinity of Salt Whistle Bay, on the other side of the beach (autonomous practice).
After lunch, we weigh anchor for a brief navigation of less than an hour to paradise on earth, namely the Tobago Cays lagoon! It is a protected national park ideal for snorkeling with turtles and rays ... and of course for the practice of kitesurfing: all your boards!
- Day 5 and 6
Free practice of kitesurfing in the lagoon of Tobago Cays (autonomous activity, not framed).
- Option 2 (+ 1 to 4 days)
Booking the boat for a few extra days offers the possibility to:
Spend more time in the Tobago Cays lagoon to fully enjoy this magical place;
Visit the small island of "Petit-Tabac" where were shot some scenes of the movie "Pirates of the Caribbean";
Visit the islands further south, such as Union, Morpion or Petit Saint Vincent, and practice kitesurfing in other famous spots like Clifton or Fregate in Union.
- Day 7
In the morning, visit islets populated only by debonair iguanas.
On the afternoon of the 5th day, we begin the ascent to the north with a short sail to Canouan Island and the anchorage at Grand Bay. Possible visit of the village and viewpoint on the lagoon "the pool".
- Day 8
Departure in the morning and arrival in the middle of the afternoon in Cumberland Bay at Saint Vincent. This small sheltered cove looks like a pirate landmark!
- Day 9 and 10
Departure in the morning and anchorage in the bay of Marigot, considered among the most beautiful of the Caribbean.
Return the next day in mid-afternoon to Anse Caritan in Martinique.