CRUISING GUIDE I35ST. VINCENTYOUNG ISLANDBEQUIAKingstownSt George'sCelesteMUSTIQUECANOUANMAYREAUUNION ISLANDCARRIACOUTOBAGO CAYSPALM ISLANDRHODE ISLANDGREEN ISLANDGRENADAPETIT ST. VINCENTPETIT MARTINIQUE?Expert opinion Charter BrokerDiana Lee Mares The Grenadines in the Caribbean are a fantasticplayground for charterers. Vast reefs, the mostimpressive of which can be found at Tobago Cays, offerfantastic snorkelling, and the clear waters are perfect forswimming and water sports. Those seeking purerelaxation and postcard-perfect beaches should headstraight for Palm Island, where they'll find Casuarinawith its unbelievable white sand beaches. Foodthroughout the Grenadines is generally highly regardedand reflects a variety of cuisines, from local Caribbeandishes to more continental fusion style. I highlyrecommend booking a table at Firefly on Mustique,where you can indulge in classic American dishes with aCaribbean twist.?
bahamasDay 1Paradise Island to Warderick Wells Cay(40 nautical miles) Day 2Warderick Wells Cay to Staniel Cay(20 nautical miles) Day 3Staniel Cay to Compass Cay(10 nautical miles) Day 4Compass Cay to Shroud Cay(31 nautical miles) Day 5Shroud Cay to Highbourne Cay(20 nautical miles) Day 6Highbourne Cay to Allan's Cay(18 nautical miles) Day 7Allan's Cay to Nassau(33 nautical miles)36IICHARTER COLLECTION 2012The Bahamian chain comprises some 700 islandsand cays spread over 100,000 square miles ofAtlantic Ocean in a gentle east-to-west curve just50 miles south of Florida. The shallow waters arehome to more than 30 diving sites, unspoiled reefs,shallow fishing waters, a plethora of wrecks, thespectacular Blue Holes (entrances to an underwaterworld and fantastic caves. From the cosmopolitancapital Nassau and glamorous vibrant Paradise Islandto the peace and solitude of the Exumas and theAbacos, they provide the perfect combination of livelyfun and laid-back charm. aboardhAnchor at Tongue of the Ocean on theBahamas Bank for an angling adventure hCast your line for blue marlin in the hotfishing spot east of Abaco hGive yourself a diving thrill along the sheerdrop-offs of the Walls of San Salvador hTake a ride through The Current Cut at Eleuthrea,a narrow opening with 8 knot currents hLose yourself in the underwater caves in theLucayan National Park hIndulge in a therapeutic massage on decksurrounded by the tranquil waters of theExumashSpend hours bobbing around in the warm,clear and shallow waters that wash across theGreat Bahama Bank don't misshThe local Bahamas Billfish Championship inJuneashorehEnjoy a Mojito at the Angler on Bimini hPlay the tables at Atlantis, the Caribbean'slargest casino on Paradise Island hSelect handmade souvenirs fro the charmingshops at Green Turtle Cay hClimb Dixon Hill Lighthouse, San Salvador, fora panoramic view over the Bahamas hSend a postcard from the landmark HopeTown Lighthouse, Elbow Cay hBuild pink sandcastles on Harbour IslandhGet up close and personal with friendly stingraysand grape-eating iguanas at Allen's Cay