Sailing holidays in the Caribbean

crew15

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Looking for a last minute sailing holiday in the caribbean.....any advice on good sailing options or ones to avoid would be gratefully received. Many thanks.
 

TQA

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Get a one way deal St Lucia or St Vincent down to Grenada.

Stop at

If starting from St Lucia - Anchor under the Pitons

Wallilabou - Pirates of the Caribbean set.

Young Island Cut - visit St Johns

Bequia - Go see the Turtle man

Tobeago Cays - snorkel with turtles

Carriacou - walk on Sandy Cay

St Georges in Grenada.
 

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Sunsail in BVIs - good if you've not been there.
Moorings from St Lucia (Marigot bay)
For the the Grenadines - my favourite area - Sunsail from St Vincent or the Moorings from Canouan.

By the way I woudn't go to Wallialabou in St Vincent, yes its the set of the Pirates of the caribbean but it has the worst boat boys in the caribbean and you need to lock yourself in at night if you want all your posessions in the morning.
 

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BVI is lovely. Easy sailing, island hopping and good service.

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The other option of St Lucia heading south really depends on experience of skipper and crew. Whilst it is line of sight nav the wind/sea state between St Lucia and St Vincent can be a challenge. The Grenadines are, however, wonderful.:cool:

BVi for me................
 

TQA

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By the way I woudn't go to Wallialabou in St Vincent, yes its the set of the Pirates of the caribbean but it has the worst boat boys in the caribbean and you need to lock yourself in at night if you want all your posessions in the morning.

Not any more! A state education program has worked wonders and the "Beach Front Service Providers" [ as they are now called and I am not joking } are polite and efficient. Some even have fenders!
 

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If you can get a one way south then do. See the different cultures. Search for my name and then the thread "Must do/see in the Caribbean" or something like that, for ideas from others. I've done most of them and agree.
 

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I can highly recommend LateSail, really nice people who get great deals and sort out any problems quickly and efficiently.
In the Caribbean it's important to check which charter operator they use though, we've done the Grenadines and the BVI's with Moorings and Sunsail who are both very good with generally well maintained yachts, an Antigua trip out of Jolly Harbour with Horizon was also fine with a decent 42' Bavaria.
Our last trip to the Grenadines in November was with JT yachts on a 42' Lagoon, very nice people but as they mostly do skippered charter the boat was not as well equipped or maintained as I would have expected, the various problems were sorted out very quickly however.
Both the Grenadines and the BVI's are terrific sailing areas with loads of good spots as already mentioned above but I must add sundowners on Jonti's Happy Island, Union to the list.
Antigua has slightly more challenging sailing with places like Nelsons Dockyard in English Harbour, the Sunday afternoon barbecue at Shirley Heights, incredible food at Harmony Hall, the 365 mostly beautiful beaches and if you're up for it a short passage to Barbuda is well worth it.
 
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