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Sailing holidays in St. Vincent

Sailing holidays in St. Vincent

The Ultimate Guide to Grenadines Yacht Charters

A complete yacht charter guide that has everything you need to know about your next sailing holidays in Saint Vincent.

If you are familiar with a St. Vincent sailing holiday and want to look at boat options for your next yacht charter, then skip to:  Request a Tailor-made Quote


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Sailing the Grenadines & St. Vincent ...at a glance

The nation of St. Vincent is made up of 32 tiny islands with beautiful bays and rolling green hills. 

It is undeniably beautiful and the perfect spot for some St. Vincent sailing. Cruise the turquoise blue waters and swim amongst the exotic ocean wildlife, such as turtles, dolphins or whales! 

Onshore, you can hike through the banana estates and rainforest for a breathtaking view from the island’s two highest peaks, both on the volcano Soufrière. 

The tropical vegetation of the island creates a stunning backdrop for a Grenadines yacht charter. Make sure to visit the Falls of Baleine, take a quick drive to the Botanical Gardens, or a trek inland on one of the many nature trails. 

St. Vincent and the Grenadines are ideal for more experienced sailors who will relish navigating some of the exhilarating open-water passages that the islands offer. 

Weather Conditions & best time to sail in St. Vincent

The best time for St. Vincent sailing is some time between May and November. 

High season in St. Vincent is December through April, during which the weather is warm with that classic dry Caribbean heat. 

July through October is hurricane season so beware of that when booking. However, no matter what time of year, the average temperature is around 30°C. 

St. Vincent also get the northeast trade winds, making for some amazing sailing! This means winds, during the high season, can reach 25 knots and swells will be between 3-5ft. 

During the low season, southeasterly winds will be between 10-20 knots, with swells between 5-7ft.

Where to start your St. Vincent yacht charter & how to get there

To get to St. Vincent, the “gateway to the Grenadines,” you will have to fly into Argyle International Airport or another hub in the Caribbean. 


US Travelers can find flights to St. Vincent with American Airlines, US Airways, Delta, Air Jamaica, and JetBlue. 


For UK and EU travelers, British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, Air France and Condor offer flights to St. Vincent. 


For regional connections, LIAT operates flights to St. Vincent from Grenada and St. Lucia with St. Vincent, Bequia, Union Island, and Antigua. 


You will then head to the southern tip of St. Vincent at the Lagoon Hotel and Marina, which enjoys a delightful, protected anchorage, perfectly positioned for your sail south and for trips around the island itself.

Transfer time from the airport to base: 15 mins by taxi. 

To enter St. Vincent you will need a valid passport and a return/ongoing ticket. If you are unclear about entry requirements, check with your charter broker for clarification. 


St. Vincent & Grenadines Sailing Holiday Tips

Mooring during your St. Vincent sailing experience will be very easy to find. There are plenty of beautiful natural anchorages among the islands, however, you might not find many full-service marinas. 

This means you will spend less on mooring fees, but if you prefer docking in a marina, average prices range from $20-45 ECD.

The St. Vincent tourist website offers some helpful info on the mooring options available on the islands.  

Be sure to check with your broker about WiFi, provisioning, and water sports equipment, as Yacht4Less is happy to arrange whatever you need to make your Grenadines yacht charter the best! 


Our suggested 7-day St. Vincent sailing route

⚓ Day 1. Blue Lagoon Marina - Bequia 8NM

⚓ Day 2. Bequia  -  Tobago Cays 25NM

⚓ Day 3. Tobago Cays -  Union Island 7NM

⚓ Day 4. Union Island - Mayreau 6NM

⚓ Day 5. Mayreau - Canouan 7NM

⚓ Day 6. Canouan  - Mustique 13NM

⚓ Day 7. Mustique - Blue Lagoon Marina 15NM


Prices: How much does it cost to charter a yacht in St. Vincent?

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 or request a tailor-made quote from one of our yacht charter consultants!


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