The most frequentlyasked questions planning a vacation to the Grenadines:

(this page is continuouslybeing updated as frequent questions come in, if your question is not answered below please contactus and we'll be happy to answer any additional questions you have.)

How do I get here?

By far the most convenient way is to fly to Barbados (BGI) or St. Lucia (UVF), from there take the one hour flight to Bequia. Rate per person including taxes for a one way trip is surprisingly high, often even more than your international flight in $$$$
Or, (slightly cheaper), you can fly toSt.Vincent from Barbados, St. Lucia, Grenada, Antigua or Puerto Rico. This will involve Liat, please do mak sure you have at least a bathing suit and other essentials in your carry on luggage. As a new development there is now an international airport in St. Vincent, which may be a good thing, but please count on quite some time at least an hour to:
From St. Vincent take the ferry (1 hour) to Bequia, or you  have your private yacht meet you in St. Vincent to start your Grenadines sailing cruise.

What to do and where to stay:

Once you are in the Grenadines, we would recommend that you stay at leastfour days in Bequia, where you'll find nice boutiques,bars/restaurants, excellent diving, great views, lovelybeaches... Prices for Villa rental and hotel accommodations in Bequia range from $30-550 per person per night.

After that we advise you to take a leisurely cruise through the rest of theGrenadines on one of our listed yachts.The best way to do this is to board the yacht in Bequia, take at least four nights on the yacht and disembark in Union Island. This way you get to see the most of the Grenadines. You have made it this far, now you really can't miss theopportunity to visit the Tobago Cays, Mayreau, PSV,Union Island.

Will my mobile phone work in Bequia and the Grenadines?

Yes, it most probably will work. St. Vincent and the Grenadines feature 2 cellular networks:  Lime/Flow, and Digicel. Both are GSM. Both companies provide GPRS service. To be 100% sure please contact your mobile service provider, ask if you have roaming in your plan. Roaming charges can add up for data. Alternatively, if you have an unlocked/dual sim phone you can purchase a local prepaid SIM card, and buy a plan, 1GB data for example is only $15 USD.  Wifi is available in most hotels/bars/restaurants.
There are great talk anywhere plans available, where you just pay about $15 for 200 minutes calling UK, USA or Canada.

Yacht Charters

Does a yacht charter have to be a full week?

Not at all, a yacht charter can be only two days if you want!

When and where does a yachtcharter start?

A yacht charter can start any day of the week anywhere in the Grenadines. However, if you don't have a full week we do recommend taking a one way trip South from St. Vincent or Bequia toUnion Island or Canouan. From Union Island and Canouan it is easy to fly back to Barbados or St. Lucia to catch your flight back home. There are also very affordable shuttle flights to St. Vincent.

Is the itinerary fixed?

No, when you charter the yachtit is yours, weather permitting! If you like a place a lot, you can choose to stay there as long asyou like. One of the most popular spots is the TobagoCays, only accessible by boat; many people spend more than one night there.

Will there be other people on the boat?

No, when you book the yacht it is yours for the duration of the trip, so it will be you and your family/friends plus the crew.

How much will the additional charges on a yacht charter be?

At the moment there are obligatory mooring fees in Mustique of $80 per night, in St. Vincent of $20 pernight, in St. Lucia Pitons of $25 per night. For years now there has been talk of implementing a mooring fee for the Tobago Cays, so far this has not materialized, however, you do pay a $4 per person park fee.
Current cruising tax fees are:  In St. Lucia $30, St. Vincent $2 per person per day, and Grenada $50.
Clearance fees are applicable if you leave one country and enter another one. They vary, count on about $50.
Bar and Gratuities are not included in the charter price, bar prices are very reasonable and gratuities are at your discretion.

weather

What will the weather be like? The weather is beautiful! However, as we get a lot of questions about the weather, especially in the hurricane season,we have dedicated a full page to the weather. Please click here to get informed on current weather conditions, a truthful description of the hurricane/rainy season, and a general overview of the weather in St.Vincent and the Grenadines.

We'll be happy to answer any additional questions you might have, that is what we are here for!

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