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Old 14-03-2014, 09:39   #1
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Antigua to Grenada by power

Plan to leave Antigua south to Grenada in August. I will be delivering a Boston Whaler. Like to do the trip somewhat liesurely. The odd night I may sleep under the stars on board, but looking for advice on where to dock on each island overnight. Not too interested in major marinas unless its a must. Any tips, experience is welcome. Thanks
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Old 14-03-2014, 09:42   #2
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Re: Antigua to Grenada by power

You'd be better off anchoring or mooring. I could give you some advice on that? How many miles are you thinking you would do each day? That would be helpful too.
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Old 14-03-2014, 09:52   #3
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Yes i would prefer to anchor as well. Whaler has no cabin thus no facility to cook/sleep. Also no tender to get ashore. Timing? Say about a week to St Georges.
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Interesting question and interesting trip. Have you thought about buying one of those waterproof duffles like they sell for kayaking and river rafting? Then you could anchor off a bed/breakfast or hotel, swim ashore with your clothes, and spend the night.

Then the question becomes searching out the places you want to stay near the water. I'd ask them seriously about the security of the boat, though, if you're not aboard. You might HAVE to stay in marinas for that reason.

A few possible stops along the way that come to mind: Iles des Saintes, Cul de Sac du Marin- Martinique, Marigot Bay- St. Lucia, Palm Island- The Grenadines. Don't know if any of those really fit the bill, but they might be a good place to start looking.
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Security is certainly an issue. Swimming ashore is out of the question.

Must be small marinas to pull up alongside.
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Re: Antigua to Grenada by power

Hiya Ramblin! Have you considered checking the ads for someone who might be going that route and would be willing to tow your Whaler behind their boat, for a modest fee? I am assuming that you're referring to a Boston Whaler run-about with an outboard.

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Re: Antigua to Grenada by power

You will need to either pass customs on each island or else bring a yellow Q flag which will mean you can anchor but not go ashore
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Re: Antigua to Grenada by power

What do you mean you don't know where to dock? You must go fro port of entry to port of entry. Just look at Noonsite.com and draw a line.

The Caribbean is not the wild west. You will need to clear in and accept you are required to do everything legally.
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Re: Antigua to Grenada by power

Thanks to all who have replied thus far.

Towing, I don't think so.

I know I have to check in along my route down. That is not my question.
I only want to know some safe and secure places to dock alongside through the islands.
Not too interested in the large marinas. Suggestions?
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Thanks MarkJ for the noonsite tip.
Great info and will read through it carefully.
Great stuff!
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