Update from St. Vincent & the Grenadines

Skipper Greg

Dec 9, 2021

Skipper Greg is also a bbq pro

St Vincent and the Grenadines is open to tourists and Horizon Yacht Charters are looking forward to welcoming our Canadian friends, old and new! You can fly from various locations in Canada via Barbados and then to St Vincent on InterCaribbean Airways or FlyOne and there are direct flights from Toronto with Air Canada on Mondays. With no quarantine for vaccinated visitors, it is easy to come and sail in the stunning Grenadines Island chain.




Batamaran MomentThe Batamaran

Horizon reports “We have new yachts joining our fleet in St Vincent this season including the stunning Fountaine Pajot Elba 45 Batamaran and a handsome Jeanneau 591 Molly Too” As well as bareboat charters, we can offer skippered or crewed charters, all-inclusive packages and Learn to Sail cruises with our ASA instructor. Greg Allen and Laura Hadaway are our excellent skipper and chef team who will provide a warm welcome and look after you royally. Brian Mascoll is our patient and affable ASA instructor.




The Horizon Grenada team

“Our Operations Manager Lisa Allen, and her fully vaccinated team, are on hand throughout your charter and adhere to strict covid protocols so your health and safety is assured. Lesley Dowden, our Reservations Manager is there to assist with your reservation and answer any questions you may have prior to your charter start.”

For most charter guests in the Grenadines, the big draw is Tobago Cays, an archipelago comprising five small islands and extensive coral reefs. It has always been a spectacular place to swim and snorkel and fewer visitors over the past 18 months has meant that the sea life has had an opportunity to flourish even more. And while at Tobago Cays you must join Romeo for one of his renowned lobster BBQs on the beach. Romeo and his crew are also fully vaccinated for your comfort.

Tobago CaysFor owners planning to spend hurricane season in Grenada, Horizon Yachts Grenada offer private yacht management, guardianage and yacht sales services. Located at Clarke’s Court Boatyard and Marina, Horizon Yachts Grenada helps to get you on the water and keep you there.






Tobago CaysWhether you are looking to charter in the Grenadines, starting at our Blue Lagoon Marina base or sailing your own yacht to Grenada, then the team at Horizon Yachts is there to help!

Lesley Dowden
Tel – 1 904 638 2373

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A perfect sunset off St. John with St. Thomas views for backdrop.

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