Grenada & the Grenadines
ABOUT YOUR SAILING COLLECTIVE JOURNEY
ONE DOUBLE CABIN AVAILABLE | $2,600 pp
Your journey will be crewed by a captain and chef who are not only trained professionals but explorers at heart. With diverse backgrounds as sailors, travelers, artists, gastronomes and academics Sailing Collective crew members offer a wealth of information and life experience to every journey. Your crew will work with you to build a customized day to day itinerary tailored to your group needs, interests, and desired activities.
This journey will be a laid back journey, new friends and old friends are all welcome to join us and invite your friends. Once we fill the 1st boat, we'll open up a second boat for this journey. If you have 4 or more friends and interested in organizing a private charter, you can sail along side the flotilla!
Included in the Collective Package:
• Private Collective captain and chef (for some of the best food of your life)
• Travel support to help guide you on your journey
• Onboard family style meals with 6 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 3 dinners and snacks
• Marina fees and dockage
• Boat incidentals including fuel, water, bedding, towels, etc.
• And of course 7 days of unabashed adventure and epic memories...
50% due at booking, remaining balance due 90 days prior to departure
Please review cancellation, change, and insurance policy on the booking page before booking!
After graduating with a degree in Outdoor Education, Ross Beane has been relentless about sharing his love of wilderness travel with people wherever he goes. Having worked with programs from Alaska to Maine, he enjoys guiding students of all ages and abilities into beautiful and remote locations to foster technical know-how and an appreciation of the natural world. With multiple certifications in wilderness emergency medicine, he brings with him an understanding of risk management that keeps it safe without compromising fun. An avid sailor since youth, Ross has made many safe crossings and has taught sailing for The Wooden Boat School, New York Harbor Sailing Foundation, and the Manhattan Sailing School before joining Dayyan to help start the Sailing Collective.
Lauren Gerrie was born and raised in Southern California and moved to New York City 16 years ago to pursue her life as a professional dancer and artist. During college, while serving and cocktailing in restaurants and bars all over lower Manhattan and Brooklyn, she began to explore her deep love of cooking and the unique world that is the service industry. After working and training in Tuscany she returned to NY and began a creative culinary company with her best friend Flannery called bigLITTLE Get Together. She has competed and won on CHOPPED and CHOPPED CHAMPIONS and in 2017 returned to the show as a guest judge. Lauren recently resigned after almost seven years from her role as Marc Jacobs' private chef. She is a partner and pastry consultant for CERVO'S restaurant in the Lower East Side. She continues to work as a private chef and as a food writer for Paper Magazine, Domino Magazine, Furthermore, Counter Service, and other kick ass culinary & lifestyle publications. When Lauren isn't cooking she teaches an all levels adult dance class called MOVES, is a dog mom to her crazy pup Boot, and can be seen biking all over the city.... usually with a back pack of groceries! @laurengerrie
Grenada, the spice island of the Caribbean, lies at the southernmost tip of the Windward Islands. Just a short hop from neighboring Carriacou, Petite Martinique and St. Vincent, this untouched island offers a true taste of the Caribbean.
Onshore, this rolling mountainous island is home to natural parks and tropical rainforest with hidden waterfalls that cascade into clear shimmering pools of water. In fact, one-sixth of Grenada’s landmass is made up of preserved parks and natural wildlife sanctuaries. More than 40 picturesque white and black sand beaches are spread across Grenada’s coastline, some of which have been voted the world’s best.
Lapped by tropical turquoise waters, try as hard as you might, you won’t be able to resist taking a dip as soon as you arrive at Sunsail’s base in Port Louis Marina. Pristine reefs, colorful coral gardens and untouched sunken shipwrecks surrounding the shores make for irresistible snorkeling and scuba diving.
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Sailing Collective will provision your journey with local foods and produce. Cooking Aboard: Your Sailing Collective crew is incredibly talented and can handle the group's needs with ease. We are all about participation and learning, so if you'd like to help, just ask and we'll get you involved! Collective groups may choose to dine out more times than scheduled if the group or individuals choose.
Dietary Restrictions: Important to notify your Sailing Collective representative of any dietary restrictions ahead of time and fill out details in Guest Form
The meeting point is at:
We meet on the Evening of Saturday the 29th any time after 7 pm, If you arrive early you can drop your luggage at the North Sardinia Sail offices and explore the lovely town of St George's.
Maurice Bishop International Airport formerly known Point Salines International Airport, is located in the parish of St. George's at Point Salines, the most south western point of the island. The town of St. George's is about 5 miles (8.0 km) north of the airport.
Luggage allowance is 20kg per person. Only one item of hand luggage per person is allowed and this must not weigh more than 5kg. For storage aboard we recommend travelling light and using folding luggage. Alcohol may be taken on flights but only in checked luggage (well secured from breakages) not as hand luggage due to airport security restrictions.
The taxi service, run by the Airport Taxi Union, Tel: 444 4296, is on a stand in line basis. Rates from the airport are published on a board outside the Arrivals Hall. They are shown in Eastern Caribbean Dollars (EC$).
La Phare Blue: $250 - $650 villa rental per night (at the starting and ending marina)
La Sagesse: $100 - $250 room rental per night
La Luna: $400 + villa rental per night
Please ensure your passport is valid for the period of travel and for six months after you return. Your passport name must match the name on the flight ticket otherwise you may not be able to travel and insurance may be invalid.
It is the responsibility of each individual to ensure relevant visas are obtained where necessary. If you are in any doubt please contact your Embassy for full details.
Before leaving the airport, you will have to clear Immigration and Customs. A landing card will be given to you on the plane, along with a Customs declaration form. It is not possible to take fresh food into most Caribbean islands and airlines will assume no liability for perishable articles that may be confiscated by Customs.
Departure Tax: Persons 13 years of age and older are required to pay EC $50 (US $20). Departure tax for persons from 5 to 12 years of age is EC $25 (US $10).
Collapsible bags in place of large rigid suitcases are advised for ease of transport on and off the boat.Loading and unloading from the dingy can be a wet activity, a pair of shoes such as flip flops that you can get wet if we are landing on a beach.
During days on the water, you’ll want to be wearing light and comfortable clothing. As the vast majority of your time will be spent outside, prepare for elements - bring a light rain coat just in case, a hat to shield yourself from the sun, and a set of warm clothing. Throughout the week we may dine out at a nice restaurant, so bring gear that you’ll look nice in and suits your style. Loading and unloading from the dingy can be a wet activity, a pair of shoes that you can get wet is recommended.
The Tobago Cays are a cluster of several small islands that are of the most spectacular in all the Caribbean Islands. Set as a national marine park, the Tobago Cays are filled with white stand beaches, turtles, and spectacular snorkeling close to the shore. Romeo, a local ‘boat boat’ as they call the local waterfront caretakers has become famous around the island, often dinghying up to the sailboats as we arrive selling fresh lobsters. We’ll spend the day snorkeling and in the protected sea-turtle lagoon. We’ll dine on the boat enjoying the natural Caribbean all around us.
Clifton and Ashton are the two main towns, largely known as a world famous kiteboarding destination, Union Island has a bustling harbor with a simple beachfront with a variety of inns and restaurants. The Anchorage Yacht Club is a favorite for boaters in the area with catch of the day and other BBQ dishes. Happy Island in the center of Clifton Harbor is man made island of conch shells. We’ll dinghy up and enjoy this afternoon rum shack island one of the most unique islands you’ll ever step barefoot on. The smallest inhabited island of the Grenadines is incredibly tranquil. With no airstrip, the only way to travel to the island is by boat. Picturesque beaches and bays dot the shores and inland you'll find a friendly village with a quaint old church.
Grenada is a Caribbean country comprising a main island, also called Grenada, and smaller surrounding islands. Dubbed the “Spice Isle,” the hilly main island is home to numerous nutmeg plantations. It’s also the site of the capital, St. George’s, whose colourful homes, Georgian buildings and early-18th-century Fort George overlook narrow Carenage Harbour. To the south is Grand Anse Beach, with resorts and bars.
The Lagoon 450 has everything you could want in a cruising boat: Incredible performance under sail, wide open deck space for lounging, and an incomparable comfort in the saloon and the cabins. The wide hulls of Lagoon 450 offer comfortable cabins with larger floor space than other catamarans of the size. An airy saloon contains an open concept modern galley (kitchen) and comfortable seating all with stunning panoramic visibility of the natural beauty that you came for. The aft deck is covered by a hard top bimini so that there is always plenty of breezy shaded space for lounging when you are taking a break from the sun drenched foredeck. Up front the netted "trampoline" between the hulls is the ultimate place to enjoy this boat under sail with the sun beaming down and the water rushing below you.