Starting in St. Vincent or Grenada
Bespoke Services - Custom Pricing - Crew Charters
CONTACT US TO SET UP YOUR VACATION - OPTIONS FROM $11,000 - $20,000 + PER WEEK
The Sailing Collective team personalizes every private 7-day / 6-night package to match your group's unique vibe and interests, providing customized itineraries and tailored experiences. We will pair you with the perfect Sailing Collective crew to lead your journey through these spectacular islands.
A The Grenadines private charter season begins in November with pleasant weather through July with January to April being the peak months. Starting on the island of Saint Vincent or Grenada allows for travelers to find the easiest flight to the Windward Islands. We personalize the Sailing Collective vacation package to match your group's interest with a diversity of boats and itinerary styles. We have a variety of vacation package offerings including:
• Access to the largest fleet of monohulls and catamarans in the region
• Family travel with first-mates and chefs with childcare background
• Private friends charters on monohull and catamarans with up to 5 double cabins
• Honeymooners with private captain and chef
• Corporate retreats and team building regattas
Whether your group is interested in a more rustic DIY-vibe lead by a Sailing Collective captain or a luxury journey aboard a 60'+ premium sailboat with your private Sailing Collective captain, chef, first-mate team, we can match your budget.
Boat options: 40' to 55' monohulls, 38' to 52' catamarans ranging from $10,000 to $25,000 + for a fully crewed charter.
Contact Sailing Collective today to receive a custom private charter page with boat availability and pricing options for the Winter 2018 season!
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Dayyan Armstrong founded the Sailing Collective out of a passion for connecting people with the world through adventure and sailing. Having been raised with values based on multi-cultural awareness and the importance of global culture, Dayyan combined his enthusiasm for sailing and exploration to create an integrated sailing vacation organization open to adventures, explorers, and sailors alike. With a background in music performance, social theory, and a graduate degree in economics from the New School for Social Research, Dayyan is always excited to participate in discourse in topics of theory, art, adventure, and exploration. Outside sailing and exploration, Dayyan is passionate about cured meats, design, Maine, social theory, Cook’s Illustrated, a good museum, photography, Harper’s Magazine, and various types of cooking over fire or coals.
After graduating with a degree in Outdoor Education, Ross Beane has been relentless about sharing his love of wilderness travel with people wherever he goes. Having worked with with programs from Alaska to Maine, he enjoys guiding students of all ages and abilities into beautiful and remote locations to foster technical know-how and an appreciation of the natural world . With multipul certications in wilderness emergency medicine he brings with him an understanding of risk management that keeps it safe without comprimising fun. An avid sailor since youth, Ross has made many safe crossings and has taught sailing for The Wooden Boat School, New York Harbor Sailing Foundation, and the Manhattan Sailing School before joining Dayyan to help start the Sailing Collective.
Rob grew up racing and later instructing on Lasers, 420s, and C-Snows on Chautauaqa Lake in western New York. With a strong thirst for exploration and adventure, Rob is preparing to utilize his boating background for the ultimate sailing adventure, an around the world voyage. As a captain for the Sailing Collective, Rob might be found foraging herbs, diving for sea urchins, or making deals with a local restaurant for key ingredients in preparation for onboard cooking. Around the table, Rob immerses himself in the lives of his boat mates, engaging in great conversation, helping to build strong relationships between Sailing Collective members. When not at sea, Rob works as an artist in New York.
Taylor Collins grew up sailing the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico. He spent his childhood racing Lasers and crewing on Defiance, a C&C 35, and Scorpio, A Creekmore 36. After earning a Masters in City Planning from the University of Arizona, Taylor relocated to New York City and quickly immersed himself in the sailing scene. As as sailing instructor, Taylor has introduced many New Yorkers to the sport of sailing and regularly leads charters in the Caribbean. Taylor is one of the original Sailing Collective captains and has sailed with The Sailing Collective in many locations worldwide. He is a certified diver and a fantastic vacationer. When not sailing, Taylor tends bar at Williamsburg, Brooklyn’s Walter Foods and works on his trucks and motorcycles.
Cynthia’s appetite for culinary art began while she was living aboard her sailboat cruising the Caribbean islands. She started sharing her love of food when she moved to St. Thomas and started selling vegan creations called “Happy Cakes” to coffee shops and commercial contractors. On island, she became known for her spontaneous approach to baking, gifting loaves for holidays and bringing passion fruit cupcakes to parties. Her desire for knowledge and a deepening of her yoga practice attracted Cynthia to Guatemala where she completed her RYT200. She then went on to Southeast Asia where she studied and lived among locals, learning native healing traditions and food techniques in Indonesia, Philippines, and Malaysia. Cynthia’s adventurous spirit propels her creative energy. Whether she is sailing the caribbean, cooking as a private in home chef, or teaching Yoga on paddle boards, Cynthia’s passions all unite with the same purpose, connection to Earth. Her approach is authentic and rustic; real food from the earth prepared with transparency, keeping nutrients and flavors alive and vibrant.
Sanae is a New York based creative, California-bred of Brazilian & Japanese heritage by way of Paris-- her gypsy heart is always traveling the world chasing the sun, guided by the moon, and blown by the wind across the seas always seeking new adventures, landscapes, and flavors. With a lifelong background in photography and a strong passion for food, she is a visual and sensory storyteller who seeks to explore and create organic shared experiences. Sailing Collective allows all her passions to come together with her first love, the sea. When not adventuring across the globe, she can be found at home in Brooklyn working to help cultivate, design, and execute the creative visions of legendary artists Annie Leibovitz, David Alan Harvey and the like, along with her own and organizing rooftop dinner parties while awaiting where life will take her next. IG: youonlyseewithyoureyes Web: possiblymaybe.net
Katja Tausig grew up in London - a city whose rich cultural and culinary diversity inspired her to become a chef. After graduating culinary school she worked in several restaurants, learning from some of London’s best chefs. Katja's work as a chef enabled her to explore and refine diverse cuisines from Italian to Japanese and Classic British. Katja also devises menus for parties and events and is passionate about using food to connect people and create new experiences. After taking some time off to explore South America, she decided to make her dream of combining her love of cooking and travel come true. Katja is excited to journey to new corners of the World with the Sailing Collective, drawing on new experiences and old to create honest and seasonal menus to share with others.
There are two custom charter options starting in St Vincent and sailing south to The Grenadines or start in the country of Grenada and sail north to The Grenadines. Depending on which flights are more aligned with your travel path, you cannot go wrong with either starting locations.
Flights to Saint Vincent - Argyle International Airport
• Air Canada - Toronto
• Liat - Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago - Saint Lucia - Bridgetown, Barbados
• Bahamas Air - Miami
• Caribbean Airlines - New York City
Flights to Grenada - Maurice Bishop International Airport
• International: American Airlines, Delta, Virgin Atlantic, Air Canada, British Airways
• Regional: Caribbean Airlines, Condor, Conviasa, Liat, Sunwing, SVG Grenada, the spice island of the Caribbean, lies at the southernmost tip of the Windward Islands. Just a short hop from neighboring Carriacou, Petite Martinique and St. Vincent, this untouched island offers a true taste of the Caribbean.
Onshore, this rolling mountainous island is home to natural parks and tropical rainforest with hidden waterfalls that cascade into clear shimmering pools of water. In fact, one-sixth of Grenada’s landmass is made up of preserved parks and natural wildlife sanctuaries. More than 40 picturesque white and black sand beaches are spread across Grenada’s coastline, some of which have been voted the world’s best.
Lapped by tropical turquoise waters, try as hard as you might, you won’t be able to resist taking a dip as soon as you arrive at Sunsail’s base in Port Louis Marina. Pristine reefs, colorful coral gardens and untouched sunken shipwrecks surrounding the shores make for irresistible snorkeling and scuba diving.
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Sailing Collective will provision your journey with local foods and produce. Cooking Aboard: Your Sailing Collective crew is incredibly talented and can handle the group's needs with ease. We are all about participation and learning, so if you'd like to help, just ask and we'll get you involved! Collective groups may choose to dine out more times than scheduled if the group or individuals choose.
Dietary Restrictions: Important to notify your Sailing Collective representative of any dietary restrictions ahead of time and fill out details in Guest Form
Port Louis Marina
Kirani James Boulevard
St. Georges, Grenada
Maurice Bishop International Airport formerly known Point Salines International Airport, is located in the parish of St. George's at Point Salines, the most south western point of the island. The town of St. George's is about 5 miles (8.0 km) north of the airport.
Luggage allowance is 20kg per person. Only one item of hand luggage per person is allowed and this must not weigh more than 5kg. For storage aboard we recommend travelling light and using folding luggage. Alcohol may be taken on flights but only in checked luggage (well secured from breakages) not as hand luggage due to airport security restrictions.
The taxi service, run by the Airport Taxi Union, Tel: 444 4296, is on a stand in line basis. Rates from the airport are published on a board outside the Arrivals Hall. They are shown in Eastern Caribbean Dollars (EC$).
Please ensure your passport is valid for the period of travel and for six months after you return. Your passport name must match the name on the flight ticket otherwise you may not be able to travel and insurance may be invalid.
It is the responsibility of each individual to ensure relevant visas are obtained where necessary. If you are in any doubt please contact your Embassy for full details.
Before leaving the airport, you will have to clear Immigration and Customs. A landing card will be given to you on the plane, along with a Customs declaration form. It is not possible to take fresh food into most Caribbean islands and airlines will assume no liability for perishable articles that may be confiscated by Customs.
Departure Tax: Persons 13 years of age and older are required to pay EC $50 (US $20). Departure tax for persons from 5 to 12 years of age is EC $25 (US $10).
Collapsible bags in place of large rigid suitcases are advised for ease of transport on and off the boat.Loading and unloading from the dingy can be a wet activity, a pair of shoes such as flip flops that you can get wet if we are landing on a beach.
During days on the water, you’ll want to be wearing light and comfortable clothing. As the vast majority of your time will be spent outside, prepare for elements - bring a light rain coat just in case, a hat to shield yourself from the sun, and a set of warm clothing. Throughout the week we may dine out at a nice restaurant, so bring gear that you’ll look nice in and suits your style. Loading and unloading from the dingy can be a wet activity, a pair of shoes that you can get wet is recommended.
Bequia is a vibrant island with plenty of Caribbean life with rum shacks and restaurants along the waterfront of Port Elizabeth full of vibrant colorful wooden buildings with just the right idyllic Caribbean vibe. In the harbor we’ll buy locally caught red snapper from locals in long wooden skiffs and go ashore for the local fair with conch fritters and locally catch such as mahi mahi.
• L'Aubergine des Grenadines
Mustique was bright to the public eye by Lord Glenconner, a British aristocrat who purchased the island of Mustique in the late 1950s. During the 1960s, he turned the island into a highly desirable holiday destination for a small group of British aristocrats.This is a secluded getaway for folks like Mick Jagger, the Hilfiger’s, Prince William and others. Photography on this island is highly discouraged as measures to prevent paparazzi from taking hold along the beaches.
The Cotton House
The Tobago Cays are a cluster of several small islands that are of the most spectacular in all the Caribbean Islands. Set as a national marine park, the Tobago Cays are filled with white stand beaches, turtles, and spectacular snorkeling close to the shore. Romeo, a local ‘boat boat’ as they call the local waterfront caretakers has become famous around the island, often dinghying up to the sailboats as we arrive selling fresh lobsters. We’ll spend the day snorkeling and in the protected sea-turtle lagoon. We’ll dine on the boat enjoying the natural Caribbean all around us.
Clifton and Ashton are the two main towns, largely known as a world famous kiteboarding destination, Union Island has a bustling harbor with a simple beachfront with a variety of inns and restaurants. The Anchorage Yacht Club is a favorite for boaters in the area with catch of the day and other BBQ dishes. Happy Island in the center of Clifton Harbor is man made island of conch shells. We’ll dinghy up and enjoy this afternoon rum shack island one of the most unique islands you’ll ever step barefoot on. The smallest inhabited island of the Grenadines is incredibly tranquil. With no airstrip, the only way to travel to the island is by boat. Picturesque beaches and bays dot the shores and inland you'll find a friendly village with a quaint old church.
Grenada is a Caribbean country comprising a main island, also called Grenada, and smaller surrounding islands. Dubbed the “Spice Isle,” the hilly main island is home to numerous nutmeg plantations. It’s also the site of the capital, St. George’s, whose colourful homes, Georgian buildings and early-18th-century Fort George overlook narrow Carenage Harbour. To the south is Grand Anse Beach, with resorts and bars.
Lagoon 400 - Length: 40 ft - 3 Heads, 3 Showers, 4 Double Cabins The Large master cabin on this boat makes it an excellent choice for people looking for a little more comfort than the typical sailboat cabin.
Innovative, spacious, bright, and sophisticated only begins to describe the exciting Beneteau 50.5. Designed by Berret-Racoupeau and built by Beneateau, she features a sleek coachroof, long side windows, a fully-integrated mainsail arch and all the ergonomic ease of detailed design to make the most of each area. Fitted with 4 main cabins, 1 crew cabin and 4 electric heads, large salon and linear portside galley the 50.5 offers an abundance of interior space and comfort. Located forward is an additional cabin, accessed via a hatch, with berth and head. Plenty of opening ports and hatches provide excellent ventilation throughout the yacht. On deck, her spacious cockpit, foredeck and dual helm makes this yacht comfortable outside as well.
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