1 Destination, 32 Gorgeous Caribbean Islands
St-Vincent offers lush tropical rainforest full of eco-adventures. You will certainly realize that on your St-Vincent Grenadines Yacht Charter. Idyllic beaches and turquoise lagoons, St-Vincent and the Grenadines are indeed a tropical paradise. The main island is St Vincent. South of it is the Grenadines, a chain of 32 smaller islands. Several of the Grenadines are inhabited. For example Bequia, Mustique, Union Island, and Canouan. While some others are not, like Tobago Cays, Battowia, and Petite Mustique.
History of St-Vincent and the Grenadines
The very first settlers of this area were Amerindians. The Ciboney, arriving here from South America settled here approximately 5000 years BC. You can in fact see evidence of the island’s earliest inhabitants in rock carvings at Layou. It is believed that Christopher Columbus noticed this island on January 22, 1498. He gave it the name of St Vincent after St Vincent of Saragossa. The name Grenadines refers to the Spanish city of Granada. After many attempts by European nations, the French were the first Europeans to establish a colony. They brought with them African slaves to work the sugar, coffee, tobacco, and cotton plantations. It was the British in 1834 that abolished slavery in the area. On 27 October 1979, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines gained full independence. However, the nation decided to remain within the British Commonwealth. English is the official language. Most Vincentians speak Vincentian Creole.
There is no bad time to visit St Vincent and the Grenadines. These islands’ close proximity to the equator guarantees steady year-round hot, tropical temperatures. In short, highs are around 88-90 F. And the temperature rarely dips below 75 F. Average hours of sunshine are fairly consistent for each month. The dry season runs from December to June. And the rainy season from July to November. The climate does vary slightly between the Grenadines. Southern islands are slightly drier and warmer than those in the north. Rain falls generally in short, heavy showers from July to November. In this case, the location of these islands, south of the Caribbean arc, prevents the hurricane season from rarely creating a major impact.
Things to Do on your St-Vincent Grenadines Yacht Charter
Yachting, scuba diving, walking on white-sand beaches. As well as enjoying nature while hiking is all activities you can look forward to. In addition to relaxing in luxurious hideaways.
- Independence Day – October 27. St Vincent and the Grenadines celebrate this day with wonderful parades and plenty of other festivities. The streets of all cities come alive with a buzzing atmosphere.
- Vincy Mas – The end of June to the beginning of July. It lasts for 12 days. If you happen to be here during this time, watching and participating in Vincy Mas is something you do not want to miss. It is the biggest and most important festival in the area. Attracting thousands of visitors to this colorful and vibrant celebration. Besides steel drum bands and calypso you will see beautiful parades.
St-Vincent – The capital, chief port, and main commercial center is Kingstown. The 3,000ft La Soufriere Volcano, an active stratovolcano with a crater lake, dominates the island. It last erupted in April 2021. But it is looking forward to a peaceful future. Walk on a nature trail through the lush Buccament Valley to enjoy the sights and sounds of the rainforest. You can also take a restorative dip in the Owia Salt Pond. There are marvelous botanical gardens near the capital of Kingstown. Located high on a promontory above the town is Fort Charlotte. In fact, it used to be the island’s main defense, from which there are wonderful vistas.
Kingstown is also the jumping-off point for The Grenadines. A string of 30 tiny islands spreading south along a 45-mile arc. Some are well-developed but never crowded. While some are privately owned. Others are little more than a lonely, unspoiled beach and a collection of houses. Together, St Vincent and The Grenadines, offer some of the best sailings in the world.
Gastronomy – local delicacies- St-Vincent Grenadines Yacht Charter
- Roasted breadfruit and fried jackfish is the national dish of St Vincent and the Grenadines. With over 25 different types of breadfruit found across St Vincent and the Grenadines.
- Madongo dumplings – made from native arrowroot, coconut, and added nutmeg. You can only find them in St Vincent and the Grenadines.
- Buljol – made from shredded cod or salt fish, tomatoes, peppers, onions, and oil. Served as a cold salad.
- Seafood – Mahi Mahi, in addition to pilot whale, bonito, kingfish, tuna squid, lobster, and octopus. If you’re around on the first Friday of the month, make sure you head to the town of Barrouallie on the west coast of St Vincent to sample the delights of its famous fish festival. Taste some local delicacies, as well as the more familiar catches. We don’t think you’ll have an experience like this anywhere else
- Rum – St Vincent and the Grenadines have a long history of sugar plantations. Fuel for rum production. Rum is after all a Caribbean staple. You will surely taste the best of it right here on these islands.
- Hairoun Beer – the Hairoun Brewery is located northeast of Kingstown. Available now throughout the islands. It resembles a light, pale gold beer with a hint of a citrus note. After all, you are on a sunfilled island. And of course, Hairoun translates as: “Land of the Blessed”.
St-Vincent and the Grenadines Yacht Charter
Escape a hectic lifestyle. Certainly live your dreams in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Sail this unique region and experience the unforgettable magic of dropping anchor in secluded bays and lagoons with turquoise seas and powder white sand beaches. Let the trade winds guide you to 32 awe-inspiring islands, some still uninhabited. Find your own private island and claim your piece of paradise for the day. St-Vincent and the Grenadines participate in “ESeaClear.com” allowing skippers to pre-clear their yacht, crew, and passage details online. The online form is at www.eseaclear.com.
Natural anchorages, protected cays, managed moorings, and specialist marine services are all easily at hand. You can glide from island to island in an hour or so in trade winds of 10-25 knots, swim ashore to a beach bar, watching giant sea turtles along the way. With easy day sails and an island always in sight, the tranquil blue seas are the perfect place to relax, explore, and enjoy all the Caribbean has to offer. From the island of Mustique to Salt Whistle Bay, Tobago Cays, and Bequia our Grenadines sailing itinerary has it all!
St-Vincent Grenadines Yacht Charter
Bequia – The Grenadines
Canouan – The Grenadines
Mopion Island Grenadines Charter
Mustique – The Grenadines
Palm-Island-Resort The Grenadines
Petit St Vincent Grenadines
St-Vincent Grenadines Sailing Itinerary
St-Vincent to Grenada Sailing Itinerary
Tobago Cays – The Grenadines
Union Island – The Grenadines
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