A Catamaran Adventure In St Vincent
After our adventure to see the underwater sculptures in Grenada, we arrived in Kingstown port in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. We planned to do a catamaran adventure in St. Vincent but originally were wait-listed for this excursion. We had plan B and C in our pockets but were glad when we were taken off the wait list.
The large Azura cruise ship arrived in port ahead of us again. This was not the only port we had shared with this ship. We were glad we had a pre-booked excursion and would not have to jostle with a very large ship for tours on the dock.
It was raining when we arrived and the forecast for the day called for more rain. We got lucky on our catamaran adventure in St. Vincent to only have a bit of rain during the transit to Bequia Island. With the sails out it was more than an hour each way. Hardy passengers stayed on the bow and took the waves and rain. The rest of us huddled under the large covered area.
On the way back the sun was shining and we enjoyed the fast sail. The actual sailing part of our catamaran adventure in St. Vincent was a great part of the fun for the day.
An Interesting Stop At Moonhole
The first stop when we reached Bequia Island was the Moonhole. This was a massive arch formed in volcanic rock through which the setting moon was sometimes visible. Beside the Moonhole we found houses that seemed set into the rock.
The catamaran transited along the coast for great views of the rocky shore. When we looked down, the water was clear and blue.
Back Underwater To Snorkel Off Bequia Island
When we reached the sandy bay, the ship was brought close to shore. The front stairs lowered into the water. It was an easy way to get onto the shore when a dock was not available.
We had two hours before the boat would return to pick us up. We dropped our stuff on the rocks, donned our snorkel gear and headed into the waves for an hour.
As we swam along the shore, the view underwater got better as we moved away from the beach. There were lots of colourful coral. David found his favourite Christmas tree worms and another interesting worm. Hiding under the rocks were a group of lobsters.
There were also lots of fish. While most swam in small groups, when we went close to the rock wall we found a very large group of fish swaying in the tide. Slithering on the bottom we found eels. And a bright orange star fish.
It was a great spot to snorkel on our catamaran adventure in St. Vincent. We had our first tease underwater when we snorkelled in Bonaire. In Grenada we saw interesting underwater statues. This was another great underwater adventure before we scuba dived in St. Lucia. We were certainly glad we had packed an extra bag with underwater gear on our cruise to the Southern Caribbean.
Lunch With A Punch
Once back on the boat we had a great hot lunch. With the lunch there was punch – with or without rum. It was a 84.5% rum (169 proof) and packed a punch.
The rum punch certainly put a rosy glow on our catamaran adventure in St. Vincent!
Finishing Up Our St. Vincent Island In Port Elizabeth
There was one final stop on Bequia Island on our catamaran adventure in St. Vincent. The boat pulled up to the bay at Port Elizabeth. The bay was full of boats at anchor in the quiet waters.
Again we were left to go down the front stairs. We had about 45 minutes to wander this small town. We found small shops and restaurants as we walked through the town. It was here that we learned that Bequia was called the “island of clouds”. We certainly didn’t see many clouds when we visited.
We set sail from Port Elizabeth and headed back across the channel to Kingstown in St. Vincent.
A Great Catamaran Adventure In St. Vincent
We enjoyed our catamaran adventure in St. Vincent on our cruise to the Southern Caribbean. We normally do not like the booze boat catamaran excursions, but this one was very good. The staff were great fun and made sure we enjoyed our day.
Sailing on the catamaran was a great way to see a little more of the islands from another perspective. And the trip out to Bequia Island for snorkelling provided the underwater experience we wanted. We could not wait to arrive for a week in St. Lucia and head underwater to scuba dive.
Have you tried a catamaran adventure in St. Vincent? Did you get to snorkel at Bequia Island?
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