Volcanoes, bays and beaches

Discover the heart of the Caribbean on a St. Lucian bareboat charter holiday. You’ll sail the coast of lush, mountainous St. Lucia and cruise between the scattered islands of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, immersing yourself in irresistible Caribbean culture along the way.

Feast on barbecued lobster, snorkel sparkling seas in the company of turtles and tropical fish and admire endless views from the peaks of long dormant volcanoes.

St. Lucia itinerary

8
Days

Highlights

  • Stunning Pitons Bay
  • Diving Tobago Cays
  • Volcanic spa treatments
  • Hiking rainforest mountains
  • Delicious Caribbean lobster
  • Sunbathing on perfect beaches
Day 1

Rodney Bay to Pitons Bay

The day's sailing

2.5 hr
Sailing time

To be used as a guide only. Based on suggested sailing lanes and average wind speed for area.

Suggested activities

  • Hiking Hiking
  • Snorkelling Snorkelling
  • Sunbathing Sunbathing
  • Swimming Swimming
  • Exploring Exploring

Begin your Caribbean bareboat adventure at our base in chilled-out Rodney Bay. You’ll have time to provision your yacht and enjoy the hustle and bustle of Gros Islet before sailing away from the marina towards Pitons Bay. Sail south along the flank of beautiful St. Lucia, passing the broad mouth of Choc Bay and continuing on until the towering Pitons emerge on the horizon. Your first overnight mooring is one of the most beautiful in St. Lucia, with sparkling Pitons Bay basking in the shadow of the island’s two dormant volcanoes. Lounge on the beach or hike into the mountains to uncover unmissable views.

Discover Pitons Bay

Thermal treatments

Visit the beautiful waterfall cascading from the Pitons and bathe in the thermal pool heated by volcanic action, or enjoy a rejuvenating mud bath to give your skin a welcome pampering.

Suggested lunch spots

The beach at Anse Cochon has some of the best snorkelling in St. Lucia, so moor here to explore the diverse waters on your lunch break.

Day 2

Pitons Bay to Admiralty Bay, Bequia

The day's sailing

10 hr
Sailing time

To be used as a guide only. Based on suggested sailing lanes and average wind speed for area.

Suggested activities

  • Hiking Hiking
  • Snorkelling Snorkelling
  • Sunbathing Sunbathing
  • Swimming Swimming
  • Exploring Exploring

Continue your journey south until the land runs out, casting you adrift in the azure Caribbean Sea. You’ll pass green and mountainous St. Vincent, stopping along the way to break up your journey, and eventually arrive at the welcoming shores of Bequia. Moor in bustling Admiralty Bay, where a wealth of activities awaits you. Explore the town and enjoy a meal in a friendly Caribbean restaurant, head for the beach to swim, snorkel and sunbathe or hike the beautiful trails beyond the town.

Discover Admiralty Bay

Turtle sanctuary

Visit the Old Hegg Turtle Sanctuary on Bequia’s northeast coast to see juvenile sea turtles and learn more about the conservation of these beautiful creatures.

Suggested lunch spots

Anchor at one of the many bays, coves and small towns bristling along St. Vincent’s western coast. Find a local restaurant for a longer lunch on shore or anchor in a secluded bay to enjoy your lunch on deck.

Day 3

Admiralty Bay to Tobago Cays

The day's sailing

4 hr
Sailing time

To be used as a guide only. Based on suggested sailing lanes and average wind speed for area.

Suggested activities

  • Hiking Hiking
  • Snorkelling Snorkelling
  • Sunbathing Sunbathing
  • Swimming Swimming
  • Exploring Exploring

South from Bequia, the Tobago Cays form a marine park brimming with fascinating wildlife. Sail past the small islets scattered in the ocean between Bequia and Carriacou, anchoring in the sheltered waters of Tobago Cays to explore this unique ocean environment. Snorkel or dive in the company of sea turtles and tropical fish, or relax on the beach with a good book.

Discover Tobago Cays

Baradal's iguanas

Take your dinghy to Baradal Island to see the incredible wild iguanas that call the area home.

Suggested lunch spots

Anchor at uninhabited Petit Nevis for a relaxed lunch break away from the hustle and bustle. This former whaler’s island is a beautiful spot to pass a quiet afternoon.

Day 4

Tobago Cays to Salt Whistle Bay, Mayreau

The day's sailing

1 hr
Sailing time

To be used as a guide only. Based on suggested sailing lanes and average wind speed for area.

Suggested activities

  • Hiking Hiking
  • Snorkelling Snorkelling
  • Sunbathing Sunbathing
  • Swimming Swimming
  • Exploring Exploring

A short cruise west through the crystal clear waters of the marine park takes you to the little island of Mayreau, a peaceful spot coated in lush forest and bordered by beaches of powder-fine sand. Moor in the sheltered embrace of Salt Whistle Bay and step ashore to explore the island on foot. You’ll find a quaint traditional village and countless beaches just waiting for you to pull up a patch of sand.

Discover Salt Whistle Bay

Lobster barbecue

Tuck into a tempting lobster barbecue on the beach at Salt Whistle Bay. Caribbean lobsters are abundant and irresistible.

Suggested lunch spots

Sail to the extreme southwest of Mayreau to discover broad Saline Bay, backed by an inviting ribbon of sand. Beyond the trees that border the beach, Salt Pond provides ample opportunity for wildlife watching.

Day 5

Salt Whistle Bay to Kearton's Bay, St. Vincent

The day's sailing

3 hr
Sailing time

To be used as a guide only. Based on suggested sailing lanes and average wind speed for area.

Suggested activities

  • Hiking Hiking
  • Snorkelling Snorkelling
  • Sunbathing Sunbathing
  • Swimming Swimming
  • Exploring Exploring

Let the wind fill your sails and gently urge you north, past the scattered islands of the Grenadines and across the Caribbean Sea to St. Vincent. Cruise along the island’s western coast until you arrive at secluded Kearton’s Bay. Here you’ll find a quiet beach of black volcanic sand, and a friendly local café where you can recharge your batteries for further Caribbean adventures.

Discover Kearton's Bay

Suggested lunch spots

Return to sleepy Bequia for a relaxing lunch break on the soft sand of Friendship Beach. This idyllic spot is perfect for sunbathing, swimming and beach combing.

Day 6

Kearton's Bay to Marigot Bay

The day's sailing

6 hr
Sailing time

To be used as a guide only. Based on suggested sailing lanes and average wind speed for area.

Suggested activities

  • Hiking Hiking
  • Snorkelling Snorkelling
  • Sunbathing Sunbathing
  • Swimming Swimming
  • Exploring Exploring

Leave the shores of St. Vincent behind for now and forge on into the sparkling Caribbean Sea towards St. Lucia. You’ll enjoy a spell of exciting blue water sailing as you pass between the two islands, before tracing St. Lucia’s jade coastline towards Marigot Bay. Discover one of the island’s most beautiful spots, where a glimmering inlet pierces the rich emerald flank of St. Lucia’s west coast. Tuck into some delicious Caribbean delicacies in the shade of gently swaying palms as you watch the world go by.

Discover Marigot Bay

Suggested lunch spots

Your journey along St. Lucia’s west coast gives you the chance to revisit some of your favourite spots, or discover new island highlights. Take your lunch break in picturesque Pitons Bay, on the sands of Anse Cochon or on the swath of perfect sand at Malgretoute Beach.

Day 7

Marigot Bay to Pigeon Island

The day's sailing

1 hr
Sailing time

To be used as a guide only. Based on suggested sailing lanes and average wind speed for area.

Suggested activities

  • Hiking Hiking
  • Snorkelling Snorkelling
  • Sunbathing Sunbathing
  • Swimming Swimming
  • Exploring Exploring

Make the short journey from Marigot Bay north to Pigeon Island, in sight of our base at Rodney Bay. Sail past the mouth of Choc Bay and across Rodney Bay, anchoring off Pigeon Island to explore this historic part of St. Lucia. Overnight here or just spend the day on shore before taking the short trip back to Rodney Bay Marina.

Discover Pigeon Island

Fort Rodney

Explore the relics of Fort Rodney, once used by the British to spy on French ships from nearby Martinique.

Day 8

Pigeon Island to Rodney Bay

The day's sailing

0.2 hr
Sailing time

To be used as a guide only. Based on suggested sailing lanes and average wind speed for area.

Suggested activities

  • Hiking Hiking
  • Snorkelling Snorkelling
  • Sunbathing Sunbathing
  • Swimming Swimming
  • Exploring Exploring

If you choose to overnight at Pigeon Island then you’ll have an extra day to spend in the blissful Caribbean. Lounge on the beaches at Pigeon Island and Rodney Bay, or head inland to explore bustling Gros Islet and Rodney Bay Village.