CARRIACOU - ISLAND DAY TRIPS
Carriacou is close to many small islands that are great for day trip adventures. Sandy and White Island are a three to fifteen minute speed boat ride away or venture farther afield and enjoy a full day boat tour trip to the Tobago Keys, Union, Mayreau, Mopian, Petite Martinique, Palm or Happy island to snorkel with the sea turtles and eat fresh grilled lobster off the barbecue. Plenty to do in this island paradise. Soft and hard sided coolers are available for guests to use at the villa.
Uninhabited island just off Paradise Beach with easy access via 3 minute water taxi ride from the Hardwood Bar (473-443-6839) or power out on your own with a rental kayak from Curtis at Off the Hook (Southern end of Paradise Beach 533-5242). Good snorkeling and beautiful white sand beaches. There are no amenities on Sandy Island so be sure to bring sunscreen, water, snorkel equipment, camera and towels for your day at the beach. Pre-order a meal before you leave from Ms Joy at the Hardwood and she'll have lunch ready upon your return
10 acre uninhabited island one mile off Manchineel Bay on the South coast of Carriacou with 3000 ft of stunning white sand beaches, makeshift barbecue areas and hiking. Hire Sherwin from the Lambi Queen (473-443-8162) and let him organize your transportation, fresh lobster BBQ and rum drinks for an unforgettable experience on a beautiful deserted island. Check out this great video taken by a drone camera cruising over White Island.
Grab a speed boat and head over to Union Island (20-30 minute ride) for the day. Go for a kitesurfing lesson at JT Pro Center Kitesurfing School or just go and have lunch on Happy Island in Clifton Harbour. The small island is entirely made of conch shells and has a bar and restaurant. Phone ahead to check what's on the menu that day. 784 433 7647. Remember to clear customs the day prior for your day excursion to Union.
TOBAGO CAYS - POWER BOAT
Day trips to the Tobago Keys are available on Mostly Harmless, a 28' launch, specifically designed to picnic cruise in the Grenadines as well as fish the outer banks. Typically, a day trip will take you to a variety of beaches and snorkel destinations including the Tobago Cays, where you will be wined and dined on incredible lunches and intoxicating libations. To book a trip, contact Dave Goldhill at 473-443-7984.
TOBAGO CAYS - SAIL
Sailing trips to the Tobago Cays are available on the Scarmouche, an 83' schooner that was used in the filming of Pirates of the Caribbean. They set sail out of Union about 10ish and return to the harbour around 4 to 5pm. Transportation to Union Island can be arranged via water taxi.
MOPIAN AND PETITE MARTINIQUE
Start out with a morning snorkel on the small uninhabited isle of Mopion and continue to Petite Martinique for a delectable lunch at Palm Beach Restaurant after checking out the industrious activities of Petite Martinique's waterfront. You can also take the 11:30am Osprey Ferry over to Petite Martinique and explore the island for the day on your own before jumping on the 2:15pm ferry back to Carriacou. To book a trip, contact Dave Goldhill at 473-443-7984.
ROUND THE ISLAND
Weather permitting with stops at any number of places. Saline or White island, Harvey Vale oyster beds, Sandy Island, Paradise Beach, Anse la roche to name a few. A great way to see all the contours of Carriacou. Includes lunch and snorkel gear. To book a trip, contact Dave Goldhill at 473-443-7984.
Afternoon trip to a beautiful pirate's cove on Union Island, rum punch and snacks or with bbq lobster on the beach. To book a trip, contact Dave Goldhill at 473-443-7984.