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Arrival to Port du Marin in Martinique Island and embarkation. Captain’s Briefing. Distribution of the cabins, personal luggage and provisions tidying up in the holds (food provisions, beverages, etc.) Dinner and possibility of evening night whether on board or on land.
Breakfast, Sailing to St.Lucia Island and first experience of navigation under sail (5h). Anchoring in Marigot Bay, the most famous bay of the island (one of the landmarks of the pirates of the Caribbeans) This very well protected bay, shelters a secondary bay inside the first one. We can squeeze in through a beach planted with very high and skyscraper coconut palms, impenetrable dense forests...Very beautiful frame.
Navigation (2h) to Jalousie bay and anchoring in the bay under the Two Pitons, symbol of St.Lucia. Visit of the Village Center and traditional bazar, rent of a mini bus for visiting the sulphur mine (Vulcan mouths) and swimming under the hot waterfalls in a frame of a luxurious tropical vegetation, visit of the botanic garden and discovery of all kinds of tropical plants. Lunch in a small traditional restaurant at the village of "La Soufriere" and discovery of the delicious exotic dishes. Climbing (for the most sportive people of the group) of the pitons on the tracks of an expert guide through the jungle and reaching to a splendid view of the Isle from the top of the pitons.
Navigation (8h) to Bequia island; we will have the opportunity to admire on the way the coasts of St.Vincent with its volcanic silhouette under an intense vegetation coat, while trolling for fishing in these rich waters. Arrival to Bequia and anchoring at Admiralty Bay . Visit of the village and possibility of visiting the troglodytes houses eroded into the cliffs overhanging the sea (The famous Moonholes) ; a very beautiful organic architecture famous in the 1960s . Bequia is considered as the Mecca of sailing in the Grenadine islands. The most magnificent yachts are resting there from all over the world.
Navigation (2h) to Moustique, the most photogenic island of the Grenadines, (the Jet Set attraction.) Anchoring in the bay facing the Basil's bar , home of the Basil's Blues Festival that regroups the greatest Jazz and Blues musicians. Snorkeling between the corals & the multicolor fishes. Visit of the isle & it's magnificent gardens and villas of Superstars with sumptuous architectures in total harmony with nature. Mick Jagger, Tommy Hilfiger, Princess Margaret, Paul mc Cartney & many others have found refuge here. In the night we shall go for a drink at Basil's bar and with little chance we will assist to the improvisations of the tenors of blues and jazz, dancing on the Reggae Rhythms of Jamaican groups till dawn...
Visit of Macaroni Beach , one of Moustique's beaches that cannot be ignored, swimming and lazing on it's white sands...coconut palms and turquoise waters. Visit of Cotton House (beautiful example of the colonial architecture's elegance, this ancient plantation transformed into hotel with a particularly distinguish taste. Navigation (3h) to Mayreau island. Anchoring in front of the beach. Visit of the island (200 inhabitants, one sole road, only 6 cars in the isle) Here Reggae is the king and Bob Marley is a saint... Walk through the village on the hills of the isle and discovery of a marvelous panorama on the Tobago Cays and the neighboring islands. Evening night in one of the reggae bars of the isle with Rastas (the inhabitants of this isle are particularly friendly and welcoming...) Lobsters and succulent fresh sea food at modest prices.
Navigation (2h) between the coral reefs and exploration of the Tobago Cays, anchoring between the 2 islands " Petit Bateau" and "Petit Rameau"...The Tobago Cays are among the most attractive sites for diving and snorkeling in the world, the coral reefs with their multicolor fishes stand in the center of the ocean in cristal clear waters and unique visibility. Exploration of the small isles of Tobago Cays in our Zodiac (Petit Tabac, Baradal..) and discovery of their beaches. Snorkeling at "Horseshoe Reef" and at "Worlds End Reef". The coral reefs of Tobago Cays considered as a protected submarine park are declared by UN: "Patrimony of the humanity". BBQ of lobsters on the beach in front of our sailboat organized by the local fishermen.
Navigation (1h) to Union Island , anchoring at Clifton Harbour. On this island one feels himself at the edge of the world. Water and fuel can be supplied in a very exotic manner. Visit of the city and its small souks and local bars. Navigation (1h) to Morpion island... one of my preferred islets; Lost in the ocean, this minuscule islet is constituted of fine white sand surrounded with corals & the turquoise ocean. Anchor next to Morpion that we catch up in Zodiac... snacks & lazing on the beach after snorkeling. Navigation (1h) to "Petit St Vincent", this island has remained untouched: a single Charming hotel (the Pina Colada on the large balcony of the hotel is very famous). Mooring for the night opposite the beach of the island.
Navigation (5h) to "Petit Nevis" . Discovery of this deserted island that used to shelter the whalers for decades until 2004... We may see on the beach and under water the enormous bones of whales as well as the cauldrons and installations designed for cooking the whales. Very savage landscapes, ballads under the coconut palms... Today, the island's only inhabitants are the pelicans. Navigation (3h) to St Vincent, the capital island of the Grenadines. Anchoring at Wallilabou bay, In this amazing bay, most of the scenes of "Pirates of the Caribbean's" movies were filmed... now we can walk in the sets and decors of the movie that are still scattered all around this bay. The bars and even the police station is based in these buildings...so unreal...
Navigation (2h) towards the north of the island of St Vincent in the heart of the rain forest that Shelters the spectacular and worldwide famous "Baleine waterfalls " People can only get to this place by the sea. we will be able to swim under the waterfalls in the natural basins carved by the waterfalls through the years. An forgettable experience. Navigation (5h) to St Lucia, anchoring in front of the beach of Rodney Bay where hundreds of yachts coming from all over the world come to drop their anchors.
Navigation (4h) to Martinique . Little stop in front of The "Club Med" Beach for a little and last swim in the ocean. Return back to "Le Marin" port... Visit of the capital "Fort de France", very beautiful colonial architecture, many museums, ballads inside the island, plantations of pineapples, large fields of bananas and sugar canes, cafes, bars & restaurants... The island's nature varies between gold beaches, black volcanic views, tropical forests... the warm rain never stops inside the rain forests... an unbelievable wealth. Dinner in one of the restaurants of " Le Marin" famous for their BBQ's or in one of the live music bars on the seaside.
Last breakfast on board, Visit of Martinique or departure to the airport (depending on the flight schedule of each one...)