Friend of Lats John Bugge has sent some info on his travels in the islands. John owns and skippers a big cat down there. He and his crew joined us on our last Carib StS and hosted a raging Texas BBQ. It was great.
Spending several week in the area and with 3 different groups, I found things that all of us seemed to like best. I did visit each island, some just to say I have been there--not much to see on some.
Fuel, Ice and water is best at the dock Petit Carriacou , O K at Bequia by barge that will come along side
Beer about the same but cheaper and easier at Bequia they have two grocery stores blocks from the dock.
Supplies- St Vincent at 2 or 3 different stores.--My cab ran me around to get the best pricing-----Bequia---some at-Union Island
Bequia offers laundry service with a quick turn around --same water-fuel-ice barge or in town.
Side trips--St Vincent the volcano- all day and not for the non athletic and will need a guide , ; Turtle Sanctuary in Bequia and taxi tour of the island - 2hrs, ; Mustique Island tour - 2hrs expensive to moore/dock - shopping ok., ; Union Island - Clifton - Happy Island- Shopping in town was good, ; Bequia - diving and introduction to diving.- one group including a master diver- 'was great'---the other group had never dived- including my 11 yr old daughter- had a very good time, got a beginner certification and went on a 40 ft dive- both took around 2 hrs and Dive Bequia will pick you up and return you to your boat- their shop is in town with a dingy dock-they will offer a discount,;
FOOD----Bequia at Port Elizabeth in Lower Bay- nice beach , beer and food is cheap- Bequia is a great day and over night stop, ; Canouan South Glossy Bay- the same but prettier beach and less people- but should only be a lunch or1/2 day stop. ; Union Island- Chatham Bay , they can save us some lobster but will need to give notice if we will be stopping and aprox. how many and when before the season is closed- season is over May 1 but they can store and serve up 2 weeks after the season, -2/12 to 3 lb lobster w/ sides for around 40 to 50 us$ for groups- great beach /snorkeling/ ice-water-mooring balls and anchoring.
More later / questions??