We have been lucky to take a trip with our friends aboard the sailing catamaran COOL CHANGE about chartering in the Grenadine Islands in the South Eastern Caribbean (Windward Islands). We are happy to reproduce the article here. Thank you guys very much for all this valuable first hand information.
Booking Charters in the Grenadines may appear a little complex to the uninitiated yet in practice it is no different to any other booking. Once one becomes aware of the best ‘hubs’ for airlines and being familiar with the easiest down-island routings as well as embarkation and disembarkation points it becomes a breeze.
The Grenadines offer something very different to what charter guests may have encountered in other areas.
One way to familiarize oneself with the area is to take a look at the annual magazine ‘In and Outs of the Grenadines’.
Meeting the Yacht and Itineraries:
The Best Way To Get There: Airline Hubs to use
Fees and Taxes:
There are small airports on Bequia, Mustique, Canouan, Union, and Carriacou served by small inter-island carriers such as SVG Air.
While in Grenada, you may wish to book into one of the local resorts and spend a day or two touring the Island (recommended) before setting off to board Cool Change in Carriacou.
For dive enthusiasts, there is the opportunity to connect with local dive operators in Carriacou to dive some unique spots in the area.