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Yacht Experiences

Intrepid Adventure in the Windward Islands

From luscious emerald landscapes and shimmering reefs, to extreme hiking and the discovery of a diverse underwater world, the Windward Islands cater for both the adventure seeker and the paradise hunter.

When to go:
December – April

A popular yachting destination, the Windward Islands offer everything you would expect from a dreamy Caribbean getaway. But if the expected is not for you, this Pelorus Yacht Expeditions itinerary will deliver. Read on to delve deeper into an adventurous and active Windward Island yachting experience.

Your first port of call is Dominica where you will have the chance to snorkel the Champagne Reef. Named as such due to its geothermal springs that vent gasses in the form of thousands of warm bubbles. Expect to see a myriad of sea life including sponges, lobster, parrot fish and a resident population of hawksbill turtles, as well as spectacular reefs and corals. Dry off and head inland on one of the many paths on the Waitukubuli Trail. Trek along rivers, up mountains, through woodlands, gorges, waterfalls, and lush rain forests.

Here, you will also have the opportunity to go deep sea fishing accompanied by expert fishermen; catch jacks, tuna and snapper, as well as bigger game such as blue or white marlin. 

Martinique, St. Lucia & St. Vincent

A two-and half-hour cruise will take you to Martinique where off-road vehicles will be waiting to transport you into the dense jungle of Mount Pele. Here, spend an exhilarating afternoon canyoning, abseiling down streams and jumping into waterfall pools. You could also opt to paraglide and take in this stunning island from above. End your day with a visit to the Depaz Castle & Distillery and enjoy a well-earned rum tasting before re-joining your yacht in the tranquil azure waters.

Dominated by the majestic rainforest covered peaks of the Pitons, towering nearly 3,000 feet above sea level, St. Lucia is a hiker’s paradise. Here, a challenging trek will see you and your hiking guide ascend through the lush green slopes of these volcanic mountains, admiring the unique flora that lines your path. As you reach the summit, the steep ascent is rewarded with sensational views.

The neighbouring island of St. Vincent also provides stunning hiking routes. Spend the day exploring La Soufriere Volcano; an active volcano that last erupted in 1979. Hike high into the clouds, 1,234m up to the crater’s edge, to witness breath taking panoramic views. While you hike, you will have ample opportunity to cool down in the abundance of natural waterfalls.

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Beautiful Island of Bequia

The beautiful Island of Bequia offers some of the best diving and snorkelling in the Caribbean. Head out in your yachts’ tender with expert dive guides to explore healthy fringing reefs, exhilarating drift dives and incredibly diverse marine life. You will also have the chance to be a part of Bequia’s renowned shipwright heritage, by building your own model boat with local resources that you can later race in the bay. Before you depart, visit Bequia’s turtle beach to witness eggs hatching and to assist local conservationists escort the babies to the sea.

No Windward Island yacht itinerary would be complete without a stop off at the private island of Mustique. Here you can go horse riding along white-sand beaches and even take your horse for a swim through the crystal-clear water, a hugely enjoyable experience for both horse and rider. 

Meet your world renowned Pelorus Kitesurf Instructor at Union Island as you catch the wind and learn to kiteboard, or head ashore to the Animal Kindness Sanctuary for an exclusive opportunity to assist in nurturing mistreated animals back to health.

For those with a true zest for the extreme, you can challenge yourself both mentally and physically in a true castaway experience, stranded in the wilderness with little more than your team and an expert survival guide as you forage for food, build a fire from scratch and attempt to escape on your own handmade raft.