St. Vincent and the Grenadines are a favorite for charterers thanks to the variety of uninhabited and upscale islands. The best time of year for yacht chartering in St. Vincent and the Grenadines is from November to April.
While St. Vincent is only served by regional air carriers, making it a bit remote, starting a cruising vacation from this West Indian island saves hours of sailing transit time from St. Lucia to the north or Grenada to the south. A favorite eco-tourism destination, St. Vincent has a 3,000-foot active volcano, La Soufrière, which last erupted in 1979. Hiking to the smoking crater area is a popular day trip.
Most visitors anchor out in the Grenadines, and the anchorages are spectacular here. One of the best is deep, horseshoe-shaped Admiralty Bay on Bequia, at the north end of the chain. The upscale Mustique and charming Canouan are also must-see stops, as is pristine Tobago Cays Marine Park. The Grenadines are all fairly close together, which makes for a relaxing itinerary with short morning sails and plenty of time to enjoy the area’s abundant snorkeling, diving, dining and star-gazing opportunities.