Learn to Sail a Catamaran in the Grenadines

A course open to all those who seek sailing independence

  • Sailing course

Learn to Sail a Catamaran in the Grenadines

What better destination to learn and perfect your sailing skills than in the Grenadines? Aboard your catamaran, you'll sail around the Caribbean islands with your instructor. An expert on the destination, they will pass on all of their knowledge with passion and enthusiasm, teaching you about the following concepts: changing points of sail and tack, sailing and motor manoeuvres (tacking, gybing, taking in the boot, anchoring, etc.), cartography, boat maintenance and weather, to name but a few.

The duration of the courses we propose vary between 8 and 13 days depending on the day of departure.
Don't hesitate to contact us for more information.

Cruise Highlights

  • Sail some of the most beautiful Caribbean islands
  • Improve your manouvres while both sailing and motoring
  • Progress alongside a professional instructor

Your Boat

  • Lagoon 46
  • 4 total cabins
  • 8 people max
  • 1 crew members

The Lagoon 46 (13m99) is the worthy successor to the Lagoon 450. Thanks to its re-centred rig, it has a shorter boom for easier manoeuvring and a larger sail area. The helm station is centred and has dual access to port and starboard. On board, you'll find all the comfort you need for sailing in any conditions.


Please note : on some departures, the course can take place on a Lagoon 42 or a Lagoon 450, at an a more advantageous rate depending on the boat. Don't hesitate to get in touch if you would like some more information.

The owner reserves the right to replace with a different boat model of the same quality and performance

Your Cabin

This catamaran has 4 double cabins each with a private bathroom and toiler, and 2 single cabins situated in the front peaks. It can accommodate up to 10 people.

For the sailing courses, the number of participants is limited to 8 people maximum.

Itinerary of your cruise

As well as giving you the skills to sail independently, this sailing course is the perfect opportunity to explore the sublime Grenadine Islands. Thanks to its calm, windy waters, this course is suitable for beginners and experienced sailors alike.


Your instructor will be waiting for you in the marina for your boarding between 4pm and 8pm. Upon arrival and after getting to know your crew, you will prepare the provisioning list for shopping. You have the evening free to familiarise yourself with the boat and discover Le Marin.

NAVIGATION : the Grenadine Islands
After a hearty breakfast, it's time to prepare the boat and cast off. Throughout the week, your instructor will teach you the basics of sailing (sail trim, tacking, gybing, reefing, charting, anchoring, etc.) and how to become self-sufficient onboard. Why not plan to hire one with your family or friends for your next holiday in the Caribbean?

Below is a non-exhaustive list of the potential stops you could make during your journey:

  • Saint Lucia, will be your first port of call. It is easy to spot thanks to its impressive volcano and the 2 peaks that seem to emerge straight from the depths. Rodney Bay will be ideal for practising your anchoring skills.

  • Bequia, whose history has been marked by whaling, will be an essential stopover on your trip. Once there, you'll need to complete the entry formalities for the Grenadines. Take the opportunity to discover this island with its festive atmosphere and fishing villages.

  • Mayreau, a delightful little island that has retained its old-world charm. Drop anchor in Salt Whistle Bay, considered by many to be the most beautiful bay in the Grenadines, where you'll find incredible protected diving spots teeming with tropical fish, coral, sharks, and more diverse aquatic life.

  • Tobago Cays, a real wild paradise made up of 5 islands that are not to be missed under any circumstances. Its unspoilt lagoon is a treasure trove of wonders. Once you've donned your flippers, mask and snorkel, you may be lucky enough to swim with green turtles or stingrays. You can also enjoy delicious barbecued lobster on the beach (supplement: around €45 per person).

  • Union, whose volcanic silhouette is reminiscent of the Pacific islands, has been nicknamed the "Tahiti of the West Indies", with its south coast bordered by a magnificent coral reef. You can disembark and visit the village of Clifton, and we also suggest you take a walk along the paths that will take you to the island's highest point, Mount Parnassus (304 metres high).

  • Little Saint-Vincent, is a private island in the south of the archipelago. It is home to a luxury hotel with an uninterrupted view of the archipelago. It's the perfect place to relax with a drink between 2 sailings. You can take advantage of this stopover to make a few tacks towards the small uninhabited islet of Morpion.

  • Saint-Vincent, is the largest island in the Grenadines and a must on your trip. Try your hand at "coconut anchoring" (in addition to dropping anchor, you will have to moor the boat to coconut trees) to make the most of your stopover in Cumberland Bay. As an option, you can climb to the top of the island and enjoy the waterfalls (around €25 per person).

  • Saint Anne, located in the south of Martinique, will be the last stop on your course. You'll have plenty of time to relax on the white sandy beaches, go snorkelling and have dinner with your crewmates.

    You will return to the marina at around 8 a.m. for breakfast overlooking the sea. Disembarkation is scheduled for around 10 a.m.
    Why not make your next adventure a transatlantic one?

Le Marin  Saint Lucia  Bequia  Mayreau  Tobago Cays  Union  Little Saint Vincent  Saint Anne  Le Marin

The itinerary may be changed without prior notice due to technical or weather conditions.
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Frequently asked questions

  • What documents are necessary to travel in the Grenadines?

    UK nationals must be in possession of a valid passport valid for more than 6 months after the date of return. On presentation of a passport valid for at least six months after the planned date of return and a return ticket, travellers will be allowed to stay for a period of 6 months. To stay longer, you must apply and pay for an extension.
    A tourist visa is not required for a stay of less than 6 months. Beyond this period, a residence permit must be applied for.

    This information is subject to change by the authorities of the country visited. It is not unusual for border crossing rules to change. We therefore strongly advise you to refer to the "advice to travellers" section of the UK Government website: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/st-vincent-and-the-grenadines/entry-requirements

    For travellers from other countries, we strongly advise you to visit your government's website to check the current rules and restrictions for entry before booking your trip.
  • What equipment do I need to bring with me?

    For your comfort we advise you to bring the following equipment:
    • Windproof jacket and trousers
    • Waterproof shoes
    • Fleece
    • Swimming costume
    • Baseball cap or hat
    • Sun glasses (two pairs are recommended in case one falls in the water)
    • Sun cream (high SPF advised)
    • Chapstick or lip calm
    • Beach towel
    • Toiletries (including ear plugs in case of noise during the night and seasickness tablets if you get seasick)
    • First aid kit
    • Pocket or head lamp
    • Water bottle (labelled with your name as so to be easily identifiable)
    • Tissues
    • Bath mat
    • Clothes pegs
    • Journal and a pen
    There is a 220V transformer in the saloon, however if you wish to charge your phones in the cabins then you should bring a portable charger.
  • FFV Voile Passport

    If you do not have a valid FFV licence or a valid sailing passport, you must acquire a sailing passport in order to comply with the regulations of the French Sailing Federation. This will also allow your FFV level to be officially validated by the instructor. (Sailing passport valid for all your other FFV training courses until 31/12).
  • How are meals organised on board the boat?

    Provisioning is managed by the crew during the cruise.
    You can do a pre-supply on Saturday when you arrive so as to start the course as early as possible. There is a supermarket 200m from the catamaran.
    There will be 6 or 7 crew members on the boat, plus your instructor.
    It is customary for the skipper's food to be taken care of by the crew. We have estimated the on-board budget at €150 per person. This remains an estimate.

    Note that there are also quite a few things in the boat (water, bin liners, etc.). A quick look at the boat will enable you to adjust your list.

    Please let us know as soon as possible if you have any food allergies or special dietary requirements.
  • What payments need to be made in order to confirm my reservation?

    To confirm your booking, you must inform your GlobeSailor advisor who will place an option for you while they collect your deposit. The booking will not be considered as valid until we have received your deposit (by bank transfer, Paypal or credit card) of 50% of the total cost of the booking. A 100% deposit will be required for all bookings made less than 45 days before departure. The balance must be paid no later than 45 days before the date of embarkation.
  • What happens in case I need to cancel?

    In the event of cancellation, you must inform your GlobeSailor advisor as soon as possible. Whatever the cause, the following cancellation fees will be due: up to 90 days before departure: 25% /// from 89 to 60 days: 50% /// from 59 to 30 days: 75% /// from 29 days up to departure: 100% of the amount of your booking.
    We advise our customers to take out cancellation insurance with Ouest Assurance: http://www.ouest-assurances.fr