Family run, ‘Sail Grenadines’ was formed on a foundation of dedicated service and a passion for the sailing lifestyle. We have personally been sailing in the Grenadines for more than 15 years and love the area and the culture.
Having first crossed the Atlantic with the ARC in 1999 we explored the island chain from Trinidad to the BVIs but kept coming back to the Grenadines as the ‘real Caribbean‘. Katie (with surname Bingham at the time) initially started the charter business in the Caribbean by sailing yachts from our our sister company Sail Ionian in Greece, to take advantage of the complimentary Caribbean season. We also soon discovered that the Caribbean season stretched into the European summer with some of the best sailing taking place between April and June. So in 2012 we created a small Caribbean Fleet of Yachts.
We started with the intention of teaching locals of Union Island and Mayreau to get qualified and start their careers in yachting. Our RYA Sea school was established here on Union Island in 2012 and we operated free Competent Crew courses alongside the other training to RYA/MCA Yachtmaster for anyone who wanted to take part. At one point we were qualifying about one Vincentian a week and classes included everything from VHF training to Sail Trim to Basic Navigation. But eventually after working on this beautiful remote island of Union Island with its limited access to basic supplies (and with a water supply that ran out weekly at the time!) we moved to Bequia Island in 2015/16.
We established our main base in Bequia for our main base for operations and made use of the Bequia Marina, safe anchorage and secure moorings. Bequia became home. With Covid lockdown Katie and the team moved attentions to helping with communication between the health authorities and yachting community to keep the yacht borders to stay open and help yachting tourism to continue to support the local coastal communities of SVG. This phased out at the end of 2021 and in January 2022 and Sail Grenadines has maintained their focus of encouraging quality yachts and crews to come to SVG to give our clients the best choice and standard of sail or power yacht for your holiday in the area. As of 2023, we have decided to close our base in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and our new team move towards promoting and supporting the best yacht charter operators and yachts in the area.
Our UK based team recommend only the highest standard of yacht and crew our team have a wealth of knowledge to provide you with the local knowledge you need and an exceptional experience.
Our new team at SVG Yachting Ltd T/A Sail Grenadines Yacht Charter, are keen to start planning your holidays!
If you need anything at all, no matter where you are in the region, we will be there. We place your happiness above all else and are here to make sure your holiday is unforgettable.
We only recommend yachts with captains who have years of experience sailing in the Caribbean and the world. Whether you're on a bareboat or a crewed chartered holiday, you'll be in good hands.
The area has something for everyone - Great Sailing - Quality Beaches - Snorkelling and Diving - Lobster Beach BBQs - Catch Tuna and other good eating fish - Rum Punch and Reggae Music - THE GRENADINES ARE REAL CARIBBEAN
See our Recommended Yachts in the Grenadines.
Bare minimum. You bring the crew, we supply the yacht!.
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