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Thu 06-03-2025, 14:00St George’s, Grenada Fri 14-03-2025, 14:00Martinique, Caribbean Twister 8 NightsTW060325


Join the schooner Twister for a 9-day sailing odyssey through the Caribbean, starting in Grenada and ending in Martinique.

Along the way, you’ll experience the magic of the Tobago Cays and the Grenadine Islands, sail under the Caribbean sun with steady winds, and explore the volcanic wonders of Saint Vincent.

Discover the vibrant culture of Saint Lucia and conclude your journey in Martinique, where you can savour the island’s renowned rum and French-influenced cuisine.

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Ideal Voyage for…

All levels of experience, from beginners wanting to learn the ropes on a friendly ship in the sunshine, to experienced sailors keen for a rejuvenating voyage with plenty of sail handling.

A great mix of deep ocean passages and island hopping.

Highlights

  • Sunshine and sandy shores
  • Varied and beautiful landscapes
  • Fantastic wildlife spotting opportunities

Twister

Vessel type / Rig 2-Masted Schooner
Guest Berths 18
Beam 6.2 m
Draft 2.8 m
Deck Length 28.7 m
Overall Length 36.5 m
Year Built Built 1902 / Rebuilt 1957
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Voyage Description

FULL VOYAGE DESCRIPTION

Setting Sail from Grenada

Embarking from the beautiful island of Grenada, your 9-day Caribbean sailing adventure promises to be a remarkable journey. Grenada is known as the “Spice Isle” due to its abundant spice plantations, and you’ll be surrounded by the scent of nutmeg, cloves, and cinnamon as you set sail. 

Along the Way

As Twister makes her way northwards, you’ll visit the enchanting Tobago Cays and the Grenadine Islands, a true sailor’s paradise with over 100 islands, both inhabited and uninhabited. Here, you’ll witness stunning landscapes, crystal-clear waters teeming with marine life, and perhaps even catch sight of sea turtles and colourful coral reefs beneath the surface. Don’t forget to keep an eye out for the famous Horseshoe Reef on the journey to Saint Vincent.

Arriving in Martinique

Your voyage concludes in Martinique, an Overseas department of France. This lush island is renowned for its sugar plantations, which produce some of the finest rum in the Caribbean. After disembarking, consider exploring the island’s charming villages, enjoying a glass of local rum, or indulging in exquisite French cuisine at one of the island’s delightful restaurants.

Martinique Fort de France The Caribbean on a Tall Ship Sailing Morgenster with Classic Sailing

WINDS, WAVES & WEATHER

During your voyage in March, you can expect pleasant Caribbean temperatures and steady winds, providing ideal sailing conditions. While the weather is generally sunny, be aware of occasional volcanic activity on Saint Vincent, where the active La Soufriere occasionally releases ash. Nonetheless, the island’s volcanic landscape, lush jungles, waterfalls, and sandy beaches make it a captivating destination worth exploring.

A NOTE ON VOYAGE DESCRIPTIONS

On a sailing voyage we never use the word itinerary, as skippers will always be aiming for the best and safest sailing routes for the forecast. They are as keen as you to include some of the highlights described above, but when it comes to sailing, you have to go with Mother Nature, not fight her. The description provided is based on what we think might be possible, based on past trips, or prior experience, but nothing is guaranteed on a sailing voyage. As such, the scheduled joining ports, routes, activities and/or destinations may be altered. Due to the complexities of weather systems, this may be at very short notice. 

HANDS ON HOLIDAYS

Whether you are an experienced sailor or a complete beginner, the professional crew will train you to be guest crew from the moment you arrive, with the intention that everybody works together to sail the ship. The common thread to all Classic Sailing holidays is ‘Hands on’ participation on ships that use ropes, blocks and tackles and ‘people power’ to set sail. Handling cargo adds an extra dimension – building teamwork and communication skills and leaving you with a great sense of achievement.

SAILING STYLE & LIFE ON BOARD

We cater for a wide range of ages and physical abilities and how much you are expected to do varies a bit between vessels. See the vessel tab above which explains all about the ‘sailing style’ and what to expect in terms of hands on participation. There is a lot of information about day to day life, the ships facilities and accommodation on the vessel pages.

Start & End Port

St George’s, Grenada

Sail in the Caribbean with Classic Sailing

Sail in the Caribbean with Classic Sailing

Discover St George’s and Grenada

St George’s, the lively capital of Grenada, invites travelers to experience its Caribbean charm. This picturesque harbor town offers a rich tapestry of history, culture, natural beauty, and adventure. Here’s a guide to make the most of your visit.

How to Get to St George’s, Grenada

From the UK and Europe:
By Plane: Travelers can find direct flights to Maurice Bishop International Airport in St George’s from major cities.

From North America:
By Plane: There are both direct and connecting flights from North American cities.

From Australia:
By Plane: Connecting flights to Grenada are offered through various global hubs.

What to Do in St George’s, Grenada

History and Culture:
Tour Fort George to experience the island’s colonial history and visit the Grenada National Museum to learn about local culture.

Sites of Interest to a Sailor:
St George’s Harbor is a hub for sailors, complete with marina facilities, shops, and restaurants, and sailing tours of the Caribbean Sea are widely available.

Entertainment and Eating Out:
Enjoy Grenada’s vibrant nightlife, including beach parties and live music, and savor local cuisine at popular waterfront eateries.

Nature:
Relax on the stunning Grand Anse Beach or take a hike in the biodiverse .

Unique Features:
Visit the renowned Spice Market and experience why Grenada is known as the Island of Spice, or snorkel in the Underwater Sculpture Park for a memorable adventure.

Special Interests

If you have a special interest that you would like to find out about for this port or to tell us about, we would love to hear from you.

In Conclusion:
St George’s and Grenada offer a rich and varied travel experience. Whether you are drawn to history, sailing, entertainment, culinary delights, nature, or unique local attractions, this Caribbean gem has something to offer. An island vacation here is sure to be an unforgettable journey.

 

Sustainable Travel Carbon Offset Schemes

By selecting sustainable travel options and actively participating in carbon offset initiatives, you can make a positive impact while journeying to or from your voyage.

Here are some suggestions for carbon offset websites.

UK: One popular carbon offset website in the UK is “Clear” who offer a range of carbon offset projects and solutions for individuals, businesses, and organisations. They provide detailed information about their projects and allow users to calculate and offset their carbon footprint online.

North America: In North America, “Terrapass” is a well-known carbon offset website. Terrapass offers carbon offset projects across the United States and Canada. They provide options for individuals, businesses, and events to calculate and offset their carbon emissions. Terrapass also offers additional resources and information on sustainable living.

Europe: A popular carbon offset website in Europe is “MyClimate.” MyClimate provides carbon offset projects and solutions for individuals, businesses, and travel. They offer a carbon footprint calculator and allow users to support various sustainable projects worldwide. MyClimate focuses on promoting climate protection and sustainability.

Australia:Greenfleet” is a prominent carbon offset website in Australia. Greenfleet focuses on planting native forests to offset carbon emissions. They offer individuals and businesses the opportunity to calculate and offset their carbon footprint by contributing to tree planting projects across Australia. Greenfleet provides detailed information about their projects and the positive environmental impacts they create.

Please note that these carbon offset websites may vary over time, so it is recommended to research and explore multiple options to find the most suitable one for your needs. 

If any of these links do not work it would be kind of you to inform us, many thanks.

Martinique, Caribbean

For Joining Morgenster, the ship is likely to be at anchor in Fort de France Bay. The ship will text you a meeting point and pick you up in the RIB.

Kit List

What to pack for a sailing adventure aboard Twister

What is Included:

  • All meals and soft drinks aboard
  • All safety equipment, including lifejackets and harnesses.
  • Your bunk, bedding and a towel

What is Not Included:

  • Travel to and from your voyage
  • Personal travel insurance (see our advice on Travel Insurance)
  • Alcohol- drinks are available to purchase on board- consumption is always at the discretion of the Skipper, and is never permitted whilst the ship is underway.
  • Waterproofs - sets are available to hire on request.

What to Bring

YOUR PASSPORT! Along with any other required travel documentation. Please read the joining instructions you receive from the Ship carefully to ensure you have everything you need.

  • Please, no valuable jewellery or other valuables, unless you have got specific travel insurance to cover it.
  • Waterproofs - see above.
  • Hats for sun and cold weather.
  • At least two sets of warm clothes - layers e.g. tracksuit bottoms, shirts, fleece jacket, wool jumpers, thick socks, and neck scarf. It can get cold at sea even in mid summer.
  • Swim suit and suntan lotion.
  • Flat shoes with a good grip e.g. trainers or sailing deck shoes. Sailing boots or wellies are also helpful.
  • All terrain type Sandals are great for dinghy trips ashore – but you do need shoes which protect your toes for sailing.
  • Camera, binoculars, sketchbook, a relaxing read, a musical instrument, pack of cards, magic tricks...
  • Any medication, spare spectacles. Seasickness tablets or pressure-point wrist bands (talk to your pharmacist)
  • Your own logbook if you'd like to keep track of your sea miles.
  • Tech chargers (along with adaptors for European sockets) and waterproof cases for any electronics. A rechargeable battery pack for your phone / camera can be really helpful.

N.B. BOATS HAVE LIMITED STORAGE SPACE SO PLEASE PACK AS LIGHTLY AS POSSIBLE. Don't use a rigid suitcase or a bag with a rigid frame. Soft bags are much easier to fold up and stow.

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