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Grenada Yacht Charter

The nation of Grenada is a chain of several islands and the gateway to the unspoiled cruising grounds of the Grenadines, where you can find some of the best sailing anywhere in the Caribbean.

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  • Gateway to the Tobago Cays
  • Lively sailing
  • Spice plantations

Grenada sailing

Grenada happy couple relaxing in beach vacation

With a unique combination of French and English culture, exotic flowers and rare fruits, and a rich history of storytelling, Grenada is known as the “Island of Spice”. This is because the country is a leading producer of cinnamon, cloves, ginger, mace, allspice and nutmeg. 

Beautiful beaches make up the coastline, including the 1.9 mile-long Grand Anse Beach in St. George Paris, which frequently appears in top 10 lists of the world’s greatest beaches. The marine life is spectacular here and you’ll spot turtles, rays, dolphins and a spectrum of tropical fish during your Grenada yacht charter.

From our Grenada marina you can sail the Grenadines and Union, Mayreau, Tobago Cays, Mustique, Port Elizabeth, Bequia, St. Vincent and St. Lucia. 

With many festivals and carnivals onshore, it’s easy to get involved in the local culture, with sailing weeks and regattas too on the water. Whether relaxing on a deserted beach, swimming the corals, hiking rainforests or exploring centuries-old forts, Grenada radiates Caribbean soul.

The friendly team at our base in Port Louis Marina will look after you while you’re on your Grenada sailing vacation, giving valuable local tips and advice.

Available charter types

Bareboat

For experienced sailors, a bareboat charter is the perfect getaway..
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Skippered

Relax and leave all the sailing to a professional skipper.
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Easy crewed

The simplest, hassle-free way to charter a crewed private yacht.

Fully crewed

Your own private yacht for an all-inclusive luxury sailing vacation.

Cabin cruise

Reserve a private ensuite stateroom on a modern catamaran.

SailShare

Low package rates for island-hopping aboard a sailing yacht.

Aqualodge

Get closer to nature on the perfect self-catering Caribbean holiday.

Power Catamaran

Cruise faster and see more on the perfect charter boat.

Things to do in Grenada

Grenada happy couple in beach sailing

Dive or snorkel the underwater sculpture park

Located in the shallow waters off Molinere Point, the Grenada Underwater Sculpture Park is one of the island’s most popular snorkeling sites. The intriguing collection of figures was created by British sculptor Jason deCaires Taylor and serves as an artificial reef.

Tour the Dougaldston Spice Estate

Learn about Grenada’s rich history with a tour of this estate that still processes cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and more. See how cocoa is manufactured, how spices are processed and pick up some fresh spices to take home with you.

Explore the wonder of St. George’s

One of our favorite things to do in Grenada is strolling through this harbor town, known as one of the most impressive in the Caribbean. The rainbow-colored buildings with red-tiled roofs house a number of unique shops, as well as outstanding restaurants.

Marvel at the Royal Mount Carmel Waterfalls

Consisting of two falls that plunge more than 70 feet to the pools below, some say these are the best falls on the island. Consider hiring a guide to ensure you find them..

Spend time at Grand Anse Beach

The peaceful surroundings and soft white sand are the quintessential Caribbean. Stop by for some lounge time during your Grenada yacht charter, so you can visit the locals and enjoy a refreshing cocktail.

Weather insights

Grenada local food gastronomy

When is the best time to visit Grenada?

The best time to visit Grenada is during the dry season between January and May, when the climate is temperate and sailing conditions are ideal.

The average temperature in Grenada is between 82ºF and 88ºF with little variation year round. Because of Grenada’s location at the southern edge of the hurricane belt, there is a lower risk of storms in this sailing area than in other parts of the Caribbean.

What are the sailing conditions in Grenada?

The sailing conditions for Grenada yacht charters provide excellent opportunities for those who enjoy more lively sailing, with average winds nearly always from the north east at 15 to 25 knots. 

For those that enjoy more relaxed sailing, the summer months of July through October tend to offer calmer winds and seas.

Trade winds that cool the island between December and January can sometimes bring higher winds of 25-30 knots for days at a time, known as the ‘Christmas winds’.

Grenada is perfect for experienced and less experienced sailors alike. Grenada sailing is slightly more challenging than the British Virgin Islands, but you can still sail short legs and enjoy some fantastic scenery. 

Dock staff can be hailed on VHF channel 14 and carts are available for use by berth holders. If you have a heavy or awkward load, please ask a member of staff to assist you, and please return the carts.

Grenada underwaters fish wildlife

Sailing Grenada with Dream Yacht Charter

Yacht charter Grenada

Sail Grenada and get closer to nature with our bareboat yacht charters and fleet of catamarans and monohulls.

Skippered Grenada yacht charters

You can enjoy sailing Grenada even if you don’t know how to sail. Hire a skipper to sail you and your guests while you relax.

Grenada by the cabin charters

Leave the planning, sailing and cooking to us with our by the cabin charters. Reserve your own private cabin and bathroom while we show you the best of Grenada and the Tobago Cays.

Grenada crewed charters

Personalize your Grenada sailing vacation and hire your own private luxury yacht. Let our captain and chef look after you and your guests while you choose the itinerary and menu for an ultimate all-inclusive experience.

Grenada happy friends sailing yacht charter

Grenada sailing itinerary

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Other Itineraries
7-day itinerary Grenada

Day 1

At Tyrrel Bay, Carriacou, anchor among the local fishing boats and enjoy a stroll followed by a drink ashore at one of the many rum shops.

Day 2

Have breakfast at Sandy Island, a beautiful stretch of white sand with no more than half a dozen palm trees. After breakfast and snorkeling, sail over to Union Island and complete check-in formalities for St. Vincent at Clifton Harbor. Continue north for a short distance and drop anchor at the delightful Salt Whistle Bay on Mayreau for the night.

Day 3

Enjoy a great breakfast at the Salt Whistle Bay Resort. Take a short sail to the Tobago Cays and spend the day snorkeling the reef, swimming with turtles and exploring by dinghy, or just stay on board and marvel at the natural beauty of the cays. For dinner, barbecue under the stars.

Day 4

Sail back to Clifton for check out, and then head for the west side of Union Island, where you’ll find Chatham Bay, which is a beautiful deserted bay surrounded by hills. A beach barbecue with a local chef will make the night unforgettable.

Day 5 and 6

Either relax for an extra night at tranquil Petit Martinique or, if it’s the last full day, sail back to St George’s. Make a stopover for snorkeling at the stunning underwater sculpture park in Grand Mal Bay, just minutes north of the capital. Refuel at the Yacht Club and clear customs by the Dream Yacht Charter office by 4pm. Enjoy a last night meal at one of the many local restaurants.

Day 7

Departure day.

10-day itinerary Grenada

Note

A two-week charter will either allow you time to do both, or extend your northern excursion to include a couple of days in St. Lucia at the famous Pitons. Or head to gorgeous Marigot Bay, stopping at Wallilabou in St. Vincent for checking in/out and explore one of the filming sites of Pirates of the Caribbean. Plan for two or three days to explore the southern bays of Grenada as in our 7-day itinerary.

Day 4

From the Tobago Cays, set sail for chic Mustique, an exclusive, star-studded Caribbean retreat. Spend the night here or, after lunch, take a short sail to the anchorage at Landing Bay on deserted Baliceaux to the north.

Day 5

In the morning, sail over to the south-eastern tip of Bequia, and turn into delightfully quiet Friendship Bay for a swim and lunch. In the afternoon, take the passage between Middle Cay and Petit Nevis to the spectacular western tip of Bequia, and anchor in Admiralty Bay. Soak up the friendly, bustling atmosphere ashore and have an excellent meal at one of the many restaurants.

Day 6

After an early morning trip ashore to replenish provisions at the local market, snorkel the reef off Princess Margaret’s beach or dive the wall at Devil’s Table. A short but exhilarating sail across the Bequia Channel to the north will bring you to Young Island Cut or Blue Lagoon for the night.

Day 7

Get ready for a great sail down the eastern side of Bequia to Canouan. Anchor for the night in Grand Bay and enjoy the fabulous beach, crystal blue waters and gleaming white sand. Explore the Tamarind Club ashore and dine in perfect surroundings.

Day 8 and 9

Take another night to revisit the wonders of the Tobago Cays and clear customs at Clifton on Union Island once more.

Day 10

Departure day.

Useful information for yacht charters in Grenada

Grenada coast cliff natural landscape

Where is Grenada island?

Grenada is one of the Windward Islands, located in the West Indies in the Caribbean. It is positioned at the southern part of the Grenadines island chain.

How do I get to Grenada from the US?

You can get to Maurice Bishop International Airport (GND) via a direct flight from mainland USA, or indirect flight with a connection through the nearby islands of Antigua, Barbados, St. Lucia or Trinidad. 

We can arrange airport transfers on request and the airport is a 20-minute taxi ride away from our Grenada marina.

What language is spoken in Grenada?

The official language spoken in Grenada is English. The other two languages recognized in Grenada are Grenadian English Creole and Grenadian French Creole.

What is the currency for Grenada?

The currency in Grenada is Eastern Caribbean Dollars.

What are the customs restrictions for Grenada?

If you sail Grenada it is mandatory to complete customs and immigration clearances. This can be done in Port Louis Marina from 8am to 4pm, Monday to Friday and 9am to 2pm on weekends and public holidays. The days and hours of operation are identical in Grenada’s sister island of Carriacou, where clearance can be completed in Tyrell Bay and Hillsborough.

What documents do I need to sail Grenada?

US citizens do not need a visa, but make sure your passport and documentation are in order to travel. Talk to us to make sure you have the correct documents before you travel for your Grenada yacht charter.

How do I get around Grenada?

You can get around Grenada easily by taxi or car rental. The marina is also accessible via local buses marked with route Number 1.

What is the Wi-Fi like in Grenada?

There is no Wi-Fi available on the yachts in Grenada, although cafes and restaurants may offer Wi-Fi throughout the islands.

What regulations are there in Grenada?

The regulations in Grenada include no night-time sailing unless authorized at the base. Fishing or anchoring in marine protected areas is strictly prohibited. Spearfishing is also prohibited for non-residents. Make sure you read up on restrictions before your Grenada yacht charter.

Where can I find weather forecasts in Grenada?

You can find Grenada weather forecasts on the Grenada Broadcasting Network  website or www.windguru.com. The local radio station Power 95.1 also offers on-air weather reports.

What provisioning is there in Grenada?

There are plenty of choices for provisioning in Grenada. Please refer to the base guide.

What baggage can I take on my Grenada sailing vacation?

Please only take soft bags on your Grenada yacht charter as suitcases are too cumbersome on board.

What is the electrical current in Grenada?

The electrical current in Grenada is 220V.

What is the dialing code for Grenada?

The dialing code for Grenada is +1 473.

What is the cancellation policy for Sail Share?

We highly recommend you arrange travel insurance in case you need to cancel for an unexpected reason to cover non-refundable deposits.

Our Sail Share cabin cancellation fees are:

  • More than 90 days before original embarkation date: 25% of the charter fee
  • 89 – 60 days before original embarkation date: 50% of the charter fee
  • 59 – 30 days before original embarkation date: 75% of the charter fee
  • Fewer than 29 days before original embarkation date: 100% of the charter fee

How flexible is the itinerary for a Sail Share charter?

Our yacht itineraries are designed by our destination experts and are set to showcase the best of the destination’s highlights. They are set and not flexible, even if you book all the cabins.

What happens if the weather changes while sailing on a Sail Share charter?

The skipper may decide to change the itinerary if there is bad weather.

Can I choose which cabin I want when I book a Sail Share?

Choose a double cabin with shared bath, or private bath for an additional fee.

Are there child or age restrictions for Sail Share?

Minimum Age: 16 years old

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Absolutely amazing! Fred + Isabelle were so accommodating and did so much for us. Isabelle’s food was incredible. Thanks so much!

Laura

Exumas Cabin

Excellent. Very professional and great service!

Thomas

Antigua Bareboat

Just what we needed coming out of a year of lockdown, to see new places and connect with nature. Highly recommended for your next sailing adventure!

Johan

St. Martin Bareboat

Excellent cruise and very good stay. Skipper attentive, very pleasant and very professional.

Maxime

Guadeloupe Skippered

Just returned from another fantastic sailing week at your base in Pula and I would like to thank everyone involved for making this possible on such short notice and without any problems.

Mathias

Croatia Bareboat

The marina itself is a perfect starting point with great facilities! The Lagoon 42 was in good condition and the skipper was amazing and very knowledgeable of the area.”

Jonathan

Spain Skippered

What an AMAZING experience. We’ve just returned from a week long skippered charter from Corfu, sailing around the beautiful islands of the Ionian. Paxos, Antipaxos and Corfu Old Town were beautiful and the secluded bays we had the pleasure of visiting thanks to our local skipper, Nicholas, were simply overwhelming. Fly and flops are no longer for us – we’ll be chartering with DYC for the foreseeable future.

David

Greece Skippered

Our group of 10 had an AMAZING time in French Polynesia from May 21-28, 2022! The food was amazing, our captain and chef, husband and wife: Henry and Mehee (sp), were incredible and the whole experience on board was a dream! We can’t wait to book another trip through DYC

Katie

Tahiti Crewed Premium

DYC provided a great sailing experience for my extended family on 2 monos out of Scrub Island. The boats were in great shape and preformed perfectly and the staff were friendly and helpful. Having worked for a number of charter companies over the years DYC is one of the best.

Charlie

British Virgin Islands Bareboat

Baja is my favorite place now. There was something for everyone: sailed under northerlies with mostly calm evenings, snorkeled, fished, bummed it on the sandy beaches, enchanted by pelicans feeding, greeted by the barking sea lions and explored the Ispiritu Santo island geology. DYC La Paz base provided competent professional support with a well provisioned and maintained boat. We were nourished well by an onboard cook arranged with DYC freeing us all for more play. A vacation and an adventure connected with nature.

Taiyoko

Mexico Crewed Premium

All staff were fantastic and made our trip very memorable. Incredibly friendly and welcoming, the food was amazing. The service throughout the trip was always first class!

Tommy

Thailand Cabin

Absolutely recommended. Perfect service and set up. Will charter again and will recommend Dream Yacht Charter anytime.

Zahradnik

Turkey Bareboat

I just returned from 3 weeks of amazing sailing with my family on one of your catamarans in Sardinia. I would like to express my thanks to our skipper Simone and Daniela, our hostess.

Giles

Sardinia Bareboat

For a first cruise as a skipper, the Mediterranean is great. The Dream Yacht Charter service is too!

Thomas

France Bareboat

We had an incredible trip and actually got engaged on the first night of our sail! We will certainly be back one day. Thank you for getting us ready for our charter. We were definitely beginners but he gave us a very thorough but very easy to follow training and it gave us a lot of confidence.

George

Australia 

The on board experience was way beyond our expectations. Isabelle provided exceptional three course meals. We could not believe her creativity and delicious meals. Thomas was an excellent skipper. He was always on the lookout for our needs. Thanks guys!” Spira, New Caledonia bareboat with crew charter

Spira

New Caledonia Bareboat

Yet again another fantastic sail with another great crew. Thanks again to a great captain and cook. Was totally fantastic.

Connie

Seychelles Easy Crewed

It’s always a pleasure sailing with DYC in the UK. Great team, great boats, great sailing. Very flexible and work hard to make your trip a success. Many thanks.

Derek

Brittany Cabin

Unforgettable spots to snorkel and beaches. Very experienced crew. Highly recommend.

Simone

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