Grenada & the Grenadines
ABOUT YOUR SAILING COLLECTIVE JOURNEY
Your journey will be crewed by a captain and chef who are not only trained professionals but explorers at heart. With diverse backgrounds as sailors, travelers, artists, gastronomes and academics Sailing Collective crew members offer a wealth of information and life experience to every journey. Your crew will work with you to build a customized day to day itinerary tailored to your group needs, interests, and desired activities.
This journey will be a laid back journey, new friends and old friends are all welcome to join us and invite your friends. Once we fill the 1st boat, we'll open up a second boat for this journey. If you have 4 or more friends and interested in organizing a private charter, you can sail along side the flotilla!
Included in the Collective Package:
• Private Collective captain and chef (for some of the best food of your life)
• Travel support to help guide you on your journey
• Onboard family style meals with 6 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 3 dinners and snacks
• Marina fees and dockage
• Boat incidentals including fuel, water, bedding, towels, etc.
• And of course 7 days of unabashed adventure and epic memories...
50% due at booking, remaining balance due 90 days prior to departure
Please review cancellation, change, and insurance policy on the booking page before booking!
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.
April Valencia is a freelance stylist, photographer and artist based in Brooklyn. Born and raised in the southwest deserts of Arizona, she developed an early appreciation for transparency - a reoccurring influence within her work - capturing subjects free of inhibition. Valencia's company, Native Kind, provides a platform for her to incorporate design with her love for textiles and fabric installations. The Sailing Collective has given her the opportunity to combine her passion for travel, design and photography into one. IG: @april_valencia Web: aprilvalencia.com
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
MEET UP TIME AT THE MARINA - 7 PM
Petite Calivigny Bay
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$).
La Phare Blue: $250 - $650 villa rental per night (at the starting and ending marina)
La Sagesse: $100 - $250 room rental per night
La Luna: $400 + villa rental per night
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.
The Lagoon 450 has everything you could want in a cruising boat: Incredible performance under sail, wide open deck space for lounging, and an incomparable comfort in the saloon and the cabins. The wide hulls of Lagoon 450 offer comfortable cabins with larger floor space than other catamarans of the size. An airy saloon contains an open concept modern galley (kitchen) and comfortable seating all with stunning panoramic visibility of the natural beauty that you came for. The aft deck is covered by a hard top bimini so that there is always plenty of breezy shaded space for lounging when you are taking a break from the sun drenched foredeck. Up front the netted "trampoline" between the hulls is the ultimate place to enjoy this boat under sail with the sun beaming down and the water rushing below you.