The Grenadines

Ad Astra will most likely return to the Grenadines
in 2014 or 2015

The Grenadines is a beautiful chain of islands
where time stands still

and the old Caribbean spirit reigns.
It is a sailors paradise,

so be prepared for longer sails,
but the journey is worth it!



 




The Grenadines

  • St. Vincent

    Meet your crew in Young Island Cut, St. Vincent for lunch and enjoy some much need relaxing. Should you flight arrive late, you can enjoy late snorkelling and swimming, followed by dinner in the Bay. If you spent the night before, then join the yacht for lunch followed by a sail to the beautiful island of Bequia. Or enjoy some time to explore St. Vincent and visit Walilabou bay where some of the set for Pirates of the Caribbean movie still remains or visit the rainforest and botanical gardens

  • Bequia

    Bequia: sail to the sailor’s favourite island- Bequia. Enjoy the picturesque Princess Margaret beach. Have a swim, snorkel or perhaps a water ski or even a hike! Enjoy the white sandy beach or explore beyond its borders into the heart of sleepy Bequia, where you are met by quaint boutiques, Rastafarian run markets and quaint little bars. Diving? Enjoy a dive off a moon hole, a rocky cliff which is home to a small community, with funky homes jutting out of the cliff face.

  • Mustique

    Mustique. Sail to the exclusive island of Mystique, home to the rich and famous. Rent a “mule” (like a little golf cart) or ride a horse and enjoy an island tour! Spot someone famous, view beautiful homes and just enjoy some exciting exploring! Visit the beautiful Macaroni Bay for a snorkel or swim, have a drink at Basil’s famous beach bar. Fancy a lunch or dinner ashore while exploring? Check out the famous Cotton house for lunch or for fine Cuisine dine at the Firefly. Or Relax on board and enjoy the view from your luxury yacht!

  • Canouan

    Canouan: Stop to explore Canuoun or carry on to the famous Tobago cays. Explore Canouan’s quiet beaches or pristine reefs. An Italian company has purchased a portion of the island, which includes a golf course.

  • Tobago Cays

    Tobago Cays: Home to some of the most beautiful reefs, Tobago Cays is one of the most famous areas in the Grenadines. Enjoy fantastic snorkelling and diving on horseshoe reef, Petit Tabac or Ends reef. Spend the night and go for an early morning snorkel with your crew to see the turtles come out to play! Visit Petit Tabac, the island where Johnny Depp and Keria Knightly were marooned in the Pirates of the Caribbean. Want to dine on fresh lobster and on your own beach? Why not ask your crew to organise you a Lobster BBQ on your behalf, cooked for you on the beach by a local fisherman.

  • Mayreau

    Mayreau: Sail to the lovely Salt Whistle bay, a breath taking beach on the island of Mayreau. Explore this local island where time stands still and the place is yours! Mayreau is also one of the best islands for diving! Perhaps take dive with your crew/dive masters on Mayreau Garden, Puruni wreck or Hot springs.

  • Palm island

    Palm island: Sail the following day to the beautiful Palm island for lunch. Take a swim or enjoy the local resort and its boutique!

  • Union Island

    Union Island: Visit the tiny Happy Island in Clifton anchorage for a rum punch! Explore the markets, boutiques and little stores. Or visit the gorgeous Chatum bay.

  • Petit St. Vincent

    Petit St. Vincent: Visit the pretty island of Petit SV and explore the tiny romantic sand bars or Mopion and Purnaise. This island is home to a luxurious resort as well as pristine beaches and beautiful flora and fauna.

  • Carriacou

    Carriacou: Sail to this little gem, where you Captain will clear customs for you. Explore the easy going island and visit one of its many rum shops! Enjoy your last night on the yacht!

  • Grenada

    Grenada: Its’ time to say good bye and catch a flight back home to civilisation! Or why not stay in a hotel and enjoy a little more of island life before heading back. Visit the nutmeg plantation or go on the coco bean tour and buy some local chocolate! Hope you enjoyed your journey with us!

  • Helpful hints:


    The Grenadines is a beautiful chain of islands where time stands still and the old Caribbean spirit reigns. It is a sailors paradise, so be prepared for longer sails, but the journey is worth it!


    The currency: these islands use the EC dollar ($1 US is 2.6 EC-please check up to date rates). Many places will accept U.S dollars, but little markets or local shops may not. So if you can get your hands on some EC dollars it’s worth it.


    Gratuity: Your crew are based in the BVI and are running a special sailing trip in the Grenadines for a short period. They would greatly appreciate their gratuity in U.S dollars (traveller’s cheque, personal cheque or cash.) 15- 18% of the cost of the charter is customary.


    Provisioning: Provisioning is far more difficult in these islands, so please bare with the crew if we cannot get certain items.


    Wireless Internet:
    Although there are some wireless hotspots in the Grenadines, Ad Astra's wireless network will not be available on the yacht.


    General info
    about the yacht and planning your trip with us:
    Please see our FAQ’s section under the Take a cruise section!
    This has very helpful information about planning your trip with Ad Astra.


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