A complete yacht charter guide that has everything you need to know about your next sailing holidays in Grenada.
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Grenada is one of the smallest independent countries in the Carribean and also the most southern of the Windward Islands.
It is actually part of a chain of islands, including the famous Carriacou and Petite Martinique.
The island was first spotted by Christopher Columbus in 1498 and is now a leading producer of cinnamon, cloves, ginger, mace, allspice and nutmeg.
A yacht charter in Grenada is ideal for nature lovers, who will enjoy exploring breathtaking landscapes and underwater coral reefs and seagrass beds while making friends with the native armadillos, mona monkeys, and mockingbirds ashore.
Grenada is a fantastic place to sail at any time of the year.
The climate is steady and temperatures are ranging between 75ºF to 85ºF (24ºC to 30ºC). Temperatures are slightly cooler during the dry season, which is the Grenada peak season and lasts from mid-autumn to the beginning of summer.
You can expect trade winds of approximately 15 - 25 knots.
Most Grenada yacht charters start from Port Louis Marina near St. George's.
You will need to fly in and out of Maurice Bishop International Airport, which welcomes frequent, international flights from the US, Canada, UK and Germany.
You can also try catching a connecting flight (regional airline LIAT flies to Grenada) from Puerto Rico, Jamaica, or the Dominican Republic, or reach Grenada via St Lucia and Barbados.
Transfer Time Grenada Airport to Marina: 15 mins
Don't miss out on St. George's town in Grenada, which is said to be the prettiest town in the Caribbean.
Regarding provisioning for your yacht, we recommend Foodland supermarket or Island Water World chandlery, and you will also find a bakery located near the gate of the marina.
Taxis can be found at all major pick up and drop off destinations, however, please note that rates are higher after 6 pm.
The official currency is the Eastern Caribbean Dollar; US Dollars are also accepted in most places.
Grenada is ideal for sailors of all levels! However, beginner sailor or not, the sailing conditions are a little bit more challenging than those in the BVI or the Bahamas.
⚓ Day 1. True Blue Bay - Carriacou 30 NM
⚓ Day 2. Carriacou - Petit St. Vincent 10 NM
⚓ Day 3. Petit St. Vincent - Mayreau 12 NM
⚓ Day 4. Mayreau - Tobago Cays 5 NM
⚓ Day 5. Tobago Cays - Tyrrel Bay 15 NM
⚓ Day 6. Tyrrel Bay - Prickly Bay 35 NM
⚓ Day 7. Prickly Bay - True Blue Bay 5 NM
⚓ Day 1. St. George’s
⚓ Day 2. Tyrrel Bay, Carriacou
⚓ Day 3. Salt Whistle Bay, Mayreau
⚓ Day 4. Tobago Cays
⚓ Day 5. Explore Tobago Cays
⚓ Day 6. Admiralty Bay, Bequia
⚓ Day 7. Explore Bequia
⚓ Day 8. Mustique
⚓ Day 9. Chatham Bay, Union Island
⚓ Day 10. Petit St Vincent
⚓ Day 11. Marine Protected Area at Sandy Island
⚓ Day 12. Explore Carriacou
⚓ Day 13. Tyrell bay – St George’s
⚓ Day 14. Clarke’s Court Bay
⚓ Day 15. True Blue Bay
It depends. For example, the most important ones are the type of boat you will choose and whether you require a professional crew on board (e.g. skipper, hostess or cook). So, as you can see, there are many factors that can shape a price for a boat rental.
Check our full guide about yacht charter cost and how you can save much money in your next sailing holidays.