Yachting in ST.Lucia

7 Days 6 Nights
 
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Day
01
Castries, ST. Lucia

Pick up guests at the airport in Castries, the capital city of St. Lucia. Founded by the French in 1650 and named after Charles Eugene Gabriel de la Crois, Marquis de Castries, the capital was previously called Carenage, meaning safe anchorage. This is the port of call for cruise ships and most visiting boats and boasts pristine beaches.

Depart Castries and cruise three nautical miles to nearby Marigot, once described by author James A. Michener as “the most beautiful bay in the Caribbean.” After lunch in the bay, head to the Pitons for the night.

The Pitons are twin volcanic peaks that have become a symbol of St. Lucia and are a key tourist attraction. They now carry the official seal of an UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Day
02
Bequia

Get a very early morning start for the cruise to Bequia, 60 nautical miles away. Bequia is the largest island in the Grenadines and means “island of the clouds” in Arawak. Its lush hills are much lower than the peaks of Saint Vincent and it boasts white sand beaches and clear blue water, perfect for snorkeling, diving and other water sports.

The island is a favorite among yachties, expatriates and vacationers who enjoy its hospitable, laid-back atmosphere. The main port of Admiralty Bay hosts the town of Port Elizabeth, which has a charming waterfront where guests can peruse many shops and boutiques. Don’t miss Bequia’s unique hand-carved whaling boat models.

Serve dinner aboard under the stars or send the guests ashore to dine at one of the island’s many fine restaurants.

Day
03
Union Island

After a relaxing morning in Bequia, depart for volcanic Union Island, a 25-nautical mile journey. Union Island is also called the “Tahiti of the West Indies” due to its highest peak 900 feet above sea level, Mount Parnassus.

One of the smallest inhabited Caribbean islands, Union Island has a population of less than 3,000. Its rich soil produces many varied fruits and vegetables and seafood is especially abundant.

Let the guests spend the afternoon relaxing on the white sandy beaches underneath idyllic palms or swimming in the clear waters. Anchor offshore for the night.

Day
04
Tobago Cays

Only a short hop needed today, so spend the morning enjoying Union Island before setting sail to the Tobago Cays, just five nautical miles away. The Tobago Cays is a cluster of four uninhabited islands, protected by the world famous “horseshoe reef.”

With their dazzling, palm-studded shorelines, the islands boast brilliant, powdery white sand, colored waters in unimaginable shades of blue and neon marine life. Superb snorkeling and some of the finest diving in the Caribbean can be enjoyed here. Or simply let the guests relax on deck.

Day
05
Mustique

Depart midmorning for Mustique, 17 nautical miles away. This small, hilly island has a large plain in the north and is essentially composed of seven valleys, each with white sandy beaches and wooded hills rising to a height of 495 feet.

Mustique is a secluded 1,400-acre island surrounded by beaches of pure white sand. It’s a private retreat for barefoot luxury visitors and a peaceful setting where guests can rest, recuperate and indulge. Walking and horseback riding trails are abundant on the island.

The fishing village at Britannia Bay is the commercial heart of the island where guests can take pleasure in the French-run Sweetie Pie Bakery or Basil’s Bar & Restaurant across the road.

Day
06
Young Island

Serve lunch at Mustique before traveling the 15 nautical miles to Young Island. Imparting a sense of seclusion, Young Island is the perfect place to leave the world behind. It’s located just 200 yards from the shores of Saint Vincent and comprises 35 acres of lush tropical vegetation.

Day
07
Pitons, St. Lucia

After leaving Young Island, it’s a three-hour sail (assuming a 15-knot cruise) up the beautiful coast of Saint Vincent back to the Pitons. The voyage takes in some gorgeous scenery.

Gros Piton and Petit Piton shelter several bird species, giant ferns and wild orchids and locals describe the wider Soufriere area as the world’s only “drive-in” volcano. A total of 148 plant species have been recorded on Gros Piton, 97 on Petit Piton and the intervening ridge – among them, eight rare tree species. The Pitons are also home to 27 bird species (five of them endemic), three indigenous rodents, one opossum, three bats, eight reptiles and three amphibians. It’s a nature lover’s paradise.