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Grenada & Carriacou / Day Sails/Boat Trips

By James Henderson

The coves along the south coast of Grenada make for a lovely day sail – some brisk wind and lively water offshore and then the sheltered suntrap of an isolated beach, where you can snorkel and stop for lunch. There are several day and half day tours offering this. Also sunset cruises.

Another more adventurous option is to take a day sail in Carriacou or to one of the other Grenadines, say the Tobago Cays. This means either taking the hydrofoil (just over an hour) or flying to Carriacou or to Union Island. From there you take a catamaran or sailing yacht out to the small islands which are set in their own fantastic sea. Tours include picnic lunch and drinks. See below.

Day sails on Grenada include:

Carib Cats, St George’s - Full and half day snorkelling and sunset cruises on board a catamaran.

First Impressions, St George's - Day and sunset catamaran trips as well as fishing tours and evening karaoke tours. To Sandy Island Grenada there is a minimum fifteen people. You can also book a dolphin and whale watching trip, minimum six people. And they do an Ecotour & Sea Safari (minimum 6 persons/7hrs) exploring the mangrove habitats on the east coast, which allows birdwatching and kayaking into the mangroves, snorkelling at Hog Island.

Footloose - Grenada catamaran day sails to Isle de Ronde or Sandy Island or Hog Island Island as well as dive/day sails in association with ScubaTech. Prices from US$75-100 per person including rum punch, beer, soft drinks, full lunch and snorkelling equipment.

Best of Grenada - Rhum Runner party cruises.


Day sails from Carriacou are quite popular. People fly in from the neighbouring islands (mainly from Grenada, but sometimes from as far afield as Barbados) and then take a day sail to one of the offshore islands. Some of the trips are based in Union Island and pick up from Carriacou.

Day sails on Carriacou are available through:

Contact Brian Fletcher, who has a sailing boat, Bryan at Bei's Water Taxi, and Cuthbert Snagg, who runs water taxis and will drop you off and pick you up on one of the islands in the bay.

Caribbean Horizons offer a number of sailing tours to Carriacou. Petit St Vincent, the Tobago Cays and the other Grenadines, with transfers by boat or plane. 

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