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Explore Bequia, the first island in the Grenadines archipelago, with its un-spoilt charm, enjoy wonderful island hikes to the volcano Soufriere of St Vincent and discover Mustique, the island of the rich and famous.
Embark 18:00hrs. Arrive at Le Marin marina in the south of the island of Martinique. Le Marin is a quiet village surrounding a deep bay encircled by mangroves, interspersed with reefs and islets, enclosed by an isthmus protecting it from swell and wind. As the first marina of the Lesser Antilles, Le Marin is the perfect departure spot for a sailing cruise in the Grenadines! Welcome on board and dinner on board and night sailing to Bequia, sailing along Sainte-Lucia and Saint-Vincent coasts.
Arrival before breakfast in Bequia (prounounced ‘Bekoue’), the first island of the Grenadines Archipelago. Stopover at Admiralty Bay while the captain takes care of custom formalities. The capital, Port Elisabeth is a small but animated town; with pictures the Queen of England posted in all bars reflecting the attachment to the former colonial power. After lunch, enjoy a short sail to Mustique. Discover the island of the ‘jet set’ from Hollywood to other royal personalities of the world! Luxurious hotels, private villas, selected bars and gourmet restaurants compose a sophisticated universe in the heart of this tropical paradise. Night on board.
Enjoy breakfast on board, and an opportunity to swim, snorkel, kayak, wake board and paddle. There is also an optional excursion to take a tour of the island with a jeep or local ‘pick up’ for swimming at one of the most beautiful beaches on the island “Macaroni Beach” (ca. 2 hours). Depart for Mayreau early afternoon. Moor in front of Saline Bay beach on Mayreau which is the less populated island of the Archipelago with only about 300 inhabitants. This unique village can be discovered on a one-hour walk on a path starting at the beach of Saline bay. It is worth a visit to the cottages, bars and restaurants made from colourfully painted wood and the small stone church on top of the hill with a breathtaking view over the islands nearby. Dinner and night on board.
In the morning, sail towards the Tobago Cays islets and reefs surrounding the most beautiful lagoons of the Grenadines. Be in the very heart of tropical paradise for lunch. After lunch, enter an enchanting coral barrier world and snorkel at shallow depth followed by sunbathing on fine white sandy beaches. For the more adventurous, there is kayaking, windsurfing, or wake-boarding or walking along the trails lined with cactus, frangipani trees and endemic shrubs. Dinner and night on board. Optional excursion: BBQ on the beach,aperitif, dinner with lobster (seasonally) or mussels and fish.
After breakfast navigate toward Bequia. Visit the village with its local market and small boutiques, make the most of this heavenly place and its coral reef. After lunch head towards Cumberland Bay in Saint Vincent. After dinner on board, head onshore to ‘Beni's” with it's steelband music playing for a fun night in a warm atmosphere.
In the morning take a taxi or hire cars to explore the whole island of St Lucia. Go swimming at the waterfall crossing a typical hanging bridge. After lunch, enjoy a hike through the rain forest on your way up the two volcanic spars known as the Pitons, the most recognizable landmark of St Lucia. Dinner and the evening are spent onboard.
Breakfast on board. Optional excursion to tour the island with a driver and guide to see the village of La Soufrière, discover the Botanical Garden with its mineral springs and sulphurous baths; walk in the crater of La Soufrière volcano, between smokes and geysers of boiling water (approx. 3.5 hours).
Lunch on board when sailing to Sainte Anne in Martinique. Dinner and night on board.
Please note: Due to weather it may be necessary to change the order of the itinerary, the number of days in one location or visit other islands. The Captain is responsible for the ultimate safety and comfort of the vessel and its passengers. It is within the Captain's jurisdiction to change the sequence of stops and ports if necessary due to inclement weather conditions, high or low water levels, dock and lock schedules, technical, logistical or scheduling reasons. Additionally, sailing vessels will motor in light winds to ensure vessels arrive in port by sunset.