The Grenadines is a Caribbean Island chain of over 600 islands in the windward islands which lies between St. Vincent in the north and Grenada in the south.
The larger and known islands of the grenadines are Bequia, Petit Nevis, Isle a Quatre, Battowia, Baliceaux, Mustique, Petit Mustique, Savan, Petit Canouan, Canouan, Mayreau, Tobago Cays, Union Island, Petit St. Vincent and Palm Island. Theses islands are north of the Martinique channel and belong to St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Carriacou and Petit Martinique are also part of the Grenadines but they are south of the channel and belong to Grenada.
Sailing in the grenadines is awe-inspiring, the experience of dropping anchor in secluded bays and lagoons with turquoise seas and powder white sand beaches is truly unforgettable and magical. Many of these islands are still uninhabited and it's quite exciting to find your own private island and claim your piece of paradise for the day.
The official ports of entry into St. Vincent and the Grenadines are on the mainland St. Vincent: Chateaubelair, Wallilabou and Kingstown. In the grenadines there are ports in Bequia, Union Island, Canouan and Mustique, clear customs once and let the trade winds guide you.
There's lots to see and do while sailing the grenadines, sailing into Bequia for the annual Easter regatta, swimming with green turtles in the Tobago Cays, and snorkeling or scuba diving from your boat at Mayreau. You can also dock into Canouan and pamper yourself at the resort.
If you're not a seasoned "yachty" but would love to experience the beauty of the sailing paradise of the grenadines there are lots of yacht charter operators and day tour operators throughout the islands.
The Grenadines, natural anchorages, protected Cays, managed moorings and specialist marine services are all easily at hand to make your sail through the Grenadines...