WHY YOU SHOULD START YOUR
CHARTER FROM ST.VINCENT AND NOT FROM GRENADA OR ST.LUCIA
We're right on the doorstep of the Grenadines
international air access is easier to Grenada or St Lucia than it
is to St Vincent, there are several reasons why choosing to start
your charter from one of these locations is going to cause you loss
of valuable vacation time and considerable additional expense and
Starting from St Lucia to the north means that you're going to
have to start your charter with a 68-mile sail, including a 5-hour
open-ocean passage, in order to reach the Grenadines. Similarly,
starting from Grenada will entail a 6 or 7 hour sail, including
a 3 hour open-ocean passage - and usually hard on the wind - in
order to reach Carriacou, first of the Grenadines north of Grenada.
It’s really not a great way to start a charter, particularly
if you have inexperienced guests in your party.
Starting from Grenada or St Lucia also means that you are going
to have to go through Customs and Immigration clearance procedures
when entering or leaving St Vincent & The Grenadines. These
procedures can be expensive and time-consuming and will also force
you to stop at a specific Port of Entry when entering or leaving
the St Vincent Grenadines.
Starting from St Vincent puts you right on the doorstep of the
Grenadines. Bequia is only an hour's sail over the channel. You've
worked hard for your vacation, and every day counts. There are no
Customs and Immigration clearance requirements when sailing within
St Vincent & The Grenadines, no clearance fees to pay, and no
forms to fill out and e-mail.
St Vincent's natural beauty is unparalleled
Vincent lies about 80 miles west of Barbados and about 25 miles
south of St Lucia. It's at the lower end of the Windward Islands
of the Lesser Antilles, roughly halfway between Antigua and Venezuela.
The island has spectacular mountain scenery, with dramatic gorges
and precipices, and thick, lush rain forest. Originally, the island
was inhabited by Carib Indians who called it "Hairoun"
- "Home of the Blessed".
The Northern end of the island is dominated by Soufriere, a 3,000
foot active volcano which last erupted on Friday 13th April 1979.
It was the third eruption of this century but the residents were
evacuated in time and there were no casualties.
St Vincent is a most beautiful island, unspoiled and with almost
theatrical scenery. The Botanical Gardens are the oldest in the
Western hemisphere and it was here that Captain Bligh brought the
breadfruit after the mutiny on the Bounty incident. A direct descendant
of the original tree is on display.
Ecologists, nature-lovers and those looking for truly pristine
scenery will love what St Vincent has to offer. As an example,
Petit Byahaut is a 50-acre valley situated on the island's leeward
coast. Accessible only by sea, this eco-resort offers hikes and
boat excursions to the Trinity waterfalls, La Soufriere active volcano,
Falls of Baleine (60 foot falls with a huge, rock-lined pool) and
Vermont Nature Trails. There is also great scuba diving and
snorkeling both in the Bay and at other walls, reefs and caves along
the west coast.