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Old 14-10-2016, 13:34   #1
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St. Vincent & grenadines

Chartering a boat may 2017. Need input for 2 weeks sailing itinerary in the Grenadiines.
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Old 14-10-2016, 20:12   #2
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Re: St. Vincent & grenadines

St Vincents has been crossed off our list. Too much crime and violence against cruisers. Might want to check noon site and the CSSN Caribbean safety security net. For details

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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Akumal.
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Old 15-10-2016, 04:38   #4
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Good morning, we chartered from Horizon in Genada for 10 days in 2014. We had good winds in February, Tobago Cays is a must, the boat boys brought us a terrific lobster dinner at anchor. Anchorages at Union, Carriacou, Pettite St. Vincent were great. We saw rainbows every day, caught a nice tuna over the underwater volcano. Never made it St Vincent, or Mystique. Enjoy
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Re: St. Vincent & grenadines

I have been thinking the same and chartering in Grenada and doing the southern Grenadines instead of starting at St.Vincent, mostly for the same safety reasons mentioned above, which are also frequently mentioned on various forums.

From what Rockborn is saying, that alternative may work ok. Any negative experiences in Grenada or those islands?

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Old 15-10-2016, 09:27   #6
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Dulcesuenos-- good tip. Thanks. Any problems in the BVI's, or USVIs?
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St. Vincent & grenadines

We are presently cruising the Grenadines/Grenada, six months now, and haven't encountered any issues at all. And hundreds do without incident. We do however, as other wise folk, take a number of basic precautions: night light on in cockpit, alarm system, dingy in davits/locked, no valuables in sight, back on board at night, aware of our surroundings, etc.
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Old 19-10-2016, 17:23   #8
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Spent a week in September from St V. into the Grenadines. No Problems, No chatter about problems. One incident on the west side of St Vincent's early in the year seems to have made that part of the island undesirable. Enjoy your trip. No lose.
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Good morning, we chartered from Horizon in Genada for 10 days in 2014. We had good winds in February, Tobago Cays is a must, the boat boys brought us a terrific lobster dinner at anchor. Anchorages at Union, Carriacou, Pettite St. Vincent were great. We saw rainbows every day, caught a nice tuna over the underwater volcano. Never made it St Vincent, or Mystique. Enjoy

I would go with these plus add Bequia and maybe Blue Lagoon on St. Vincent. We have been on the west side off St. Vincent before but staying away from there right now for safety reasons with crime.
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One incident on the west side of St Vincent's early in the year seems to have made that part of the island undesirable.

The "one incident" was the murder of a German national on a charter vessel in Wallilabou. We have anchored there before but not going there for the foreseeable future sadly.
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Dulcesuenos-- good tip. Thanks. Any problems in the BVI's, or USVIs?
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BVIs are arguably the safest place in the entire Carib, normal precautions apply of course. St Johns in the USVI is also very safe.
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This was my bareboat charter in January 2015:

It was only 7 days, though... so, double the stay everywhere

We had a great time and we visited all the places and loved it!
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I have stayed in Bequia quite a few times and never had any trouble. The only boats I heard of that did were anchored over by Princess Margaret Beach and were unlocked charter boats. We never stayed out very late though so maybe our experience isnt as relevant
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