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Savvy Sailing Carnival Special

August is here and in our home port of Grenada that means carnival! As we sail into the excitement of J’ouvert, Pretty Mas, Monday Night Mas and all things soca, let us introduce you to a truly unique way to experience Spicemas 2017.

Everyone loves to see the masqueraders dressed up in flamboyant costumes on Carnival Monday and Tuesday, grooving to the music. The streets filled with vendors and spectators alike who come out to catch the pure spirit of the festivities radiating from each mas band.

Some people like being in the large crowds while others prefer to view from home or rely on friends and family to capture moments and post them on social media.

If you choose to be away from the crowds and prefer to be with family and close friends, we have something that is just right for you.

Our Carnival Special offers a unique vantage point for viewing Spicemas 2017. This includes a full afternoon of sailing, snorkeling, soaking up the sun with the people you love most and a fun time viewing the carnival bands from the sea as they go along the Carenage.

Our special sails are scheduled for Carnival Saturday, Carnival Monday morning, Monday night and Tuesday afternoon. Each day we offer a cool selection of limited drinks.

Call us today and book a tour with us at (473) 409-3255 or email us at sailingsavvy@gmail.com.

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Savvy Sailing Sceneries

Viewing the coast of Grenada as you sail by is a very unique experience. You uncover secluded beaches and landmarks you never knew existed. On the routine Savvy cruises, you are bound to sail by at least one of the following bays.

Halifax Harbour - home to the newest hotspot, Calypso Island.

Dragon Bay - located in Moliniere, home of the Underwater Sculpture Park and the Dragon Bay Bar. 

Flamingo Bay - located in Happy Hill St. George consists of clear turquoise waters for swimming and snorkeling. There is also a secluded beach hidden by a bushy rock structure. 

Looking for a mini island excursion on a Sunday….hog island is perfect for you. On this cruise you experience of beauty from the Grand Anse Bay to Devil’s Bay. The beaches that encompasses this area are:

Pandy Beach

The renowned Grand Anse Beach - which stretches 2 miles is the island’s most popular beach and main resort luxury accommodations area. 

Portici Beach - beachfront to Laluna Resort and Villas and the Beach House Restaurant 

Parc a Beouf Beach - also known as ‘Dr. Grooms’, is adjacent to Portici Beach separated by a rock structure. 

Morne Rouge Beach - also known as ‘BBC’

Magazine Beach - a popular spot for cookouts

Pink Gin Beach - beachfront to Sandals La Source

The sole proprietor on Hog Island is Roger’s Barefoot Beach Bar, which on occasion provides entertainment from local bands. This coupled with warm and clear waters is ideal for total tranquility. If you wish to explore, there is a second beach on the opposite end of the island.

A Savvy Sailing cruise is the perfect way to spend a laid back weekend.


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Discover Carriacou

Grenada’s sister island Carriacou meaning ‘Isle of Reefs’ is the largest inhabited island in the Grenadines and home to some of the most beautiful beaches, views and coral reefs. Carriacou is simply the gateway to endless adventures, and it’s ideal if you’re looking for an escape.

Hiking and Nature Walks

Getting to Anse La Roche beach involves an excursion that’s more than worth the trek if you’re interested in total tranquility. We go as far as to say that the best view on the island is from High North overlooking Hillsborough. Also, to the north of the island there’s a very scenic view of the neighbouring Grenadine Islands.


If you’re looking for a quick dip, Hillsborough Beach (stretches the length of town) and Paradise beach located near the airport are perfect! In addition to the idyllic white sand beaches on the mainland, you can take a short boat ride to one of the many uninhabited neighbouring islets (Sandy Island, Mopian Island, White Island and Saline Island) that possess calm, clear turquoise waters.


Carriacou is a magnet for divers. You can choose from 3 diving facilities with dive sites that range from shipwrecks to coral gardens.


Day trips to the surrounding islands, especially to the renowned Tobago Cays Marine Park is a must do. But if you’re looking for an authentic sailing experience, Savvy’s is the only choice for you.


There’s a rich presence of customs and traditions, which is manifested through elaborate cultural experiences of which music and dance play a significant part.

The most highly anticipated events for the year are:

  • Carriacou Maroon and String Band Music Festival
  • Carriacou Regatta Festival
  • Carriacou Carnival ‘Kayak Mas’ - a major element is Shakespeare Mas
  • Boat Launching
  • Fisherman Birthday celebrations




Hop onboard Savvy Sailing Charters so you don’t miss a thing!

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The Significance of Sailing Festivals

There is a strong presence of a boat building culture in the caribbean particularly the Grenadine Islands which dates back hundreds of years. In those days, the main means of income came from trading and fishing, which made the boat building culture a huge business. To commemorate the beauty, craftsmanship and speed of traditionally built boats, various sailing festivals were born.

From it’s inception in 2009, the West Indies Regatta in St. Barths’ main aim has been to “encourage and promote the dying art of Caribbean boat building among the islands and share the experience of sailing on these unique craft”, as stated on the website. The event takes place over three days and includes an island market, great food and live music. 

The Antigua Classics is one of the longest running festivals which has grown consistently over the years hosting 50-60 yachts every year of a wonderful variety from 1960’s ocean racers to Carriacou sloops. It has gotten tremendous recognition bringing together sailors from around the world all for the love of sailing. Its origin dates back to the 60’s when captains and crews challenged each other to a race down to Guadeloupe.

The Petite Martinique Whitsuntide Regatta is a 4 day celebration over the Whitsuntide weekend where locals display their racing skills against other sailors from the mainland and neighbouring islands. The festival is accompanied by activities on land such as beer drinking and beauty contests as well as cultural showcases.

The  St Lucia Yacht Club is home to the Mango Bowl Regatta which started in 2012. It involves two days of serious competition in the Rodney Bay waters where Cruising and Racing classes face off.

The Grenada Sailing Festival Workboat Regatta established in 1994 is a celebration of grenada’s seafaring customs where sailors from communities with a strong sailing and boat building heritage compete against each other for bragging rights as being the fastest.

The communities include Grand Mal, Gouyave, Sauteurs and Woburn, plus the Sister Islands of Carriacou and Petite Martinique.

Workboats are made specifically for sailing and cost on average EC$7000 to build from scratch plus EC$4000-5000 for a full set of sails. On the up side,with good maintenance and storage they can last up to 10 years.

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Marine Protected Areas in the Grenadines

Did you know that three destinations on the various trips Savvy’s offer are Marine Protected Areas (MPA)? The Grenadines Network of Marine Protected areas was established in 2011 and includes the Tobago Cays Marine Park, Sandy Island Oyster Bed Marine Protected Area and the Moliniere- Beausejour Marine Protected Area.

The aim was to exchange information on projects, reflect on achievements made and lessons learned in an effort to promote the conservation and sustainable use of marine resources. With the increasing threats to marine life from overfishing, pollution and climate change, they saw it imperative to unite in finding feasible solutions to the issues faced.

The renowned Tobago Cays Marine Park consists of 5 pristine, unspoilt islands that homes turtle and bird sanctuaries, a variety of coral reef species and other tropical flora and fauna. It is perhaps one of the most impressive MPA in the world.

The Sandy Island Oyster Bed MPA which was established in July 2010, makes up 787 hectares of  an extensive marine ecosystem that encompasses L’Esterre Bay, Pt. Cistern; the mangroves of Lauriston Pt. and Tyrrel Bay (which is the habitat for the mangrove oyster),a wide variety of coral species and seagrass beds. It extends into the sea and includes the sister rocks, Sandy Island and Mabouya Island. The mangroves of Tyrrel Bay are particularly significant to local boat owners who use the area to secure their boats during tropical storms.

The Moliniere-Beausejour MPA stretches from Moliniere point up to Brizan - including Dragon, Flamingo and Beausejour Bays. The world famous - first ever underwater sculpture park located at Moliniere Point and created by artist Jason deCaires Taylor, is home to 108 individual sculptures. Other cultural resources include shipwrecks and petroglyphs.

Other Marine Protected Areas include the Woburn/Clarke’s Court Bay and Grand Anse which hasn’t been established as yet however, it’s the site of a major coral reef restoration project. 

We urge you to be mindful of the rules and regulations whenever you visit these locations. Do not touch the corals, hunt any animals or leave garbage behind.  

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Savvy’s Top 5 Moments of 2016

Savvy’s have had a very successful year filled with lots of adventures. And although our number 1 goal is to ensure that each one of our guests have an epic time, we too accumulate wonderful memories. See an overview of our top 5 moments of 2016.

5. Savvy Sighting 

Grand Anse Beach is a popular stop for Savvy’s where sometimes we witness different types of entertainment. For example, the Fit For Life Health Club conducting an intense session of carnival fitness.

Savvy Sighting
Savvy Sighting


4. Savvy Crew is Number 1

Captain Walter and First Mate Chris a.k.a ‘Man Man’ placed first at the Grenada Sailing Festival. It was a very close race but they propelled to victory in the last 10m. It was a big win as you can tell by Captain Walter’s embrace with a friend.

Savvy is Number 1
Savvy Crew is Number 1


3. Group Action Shot 

One of our guest Dawnelle Clyne brought a group of friends for a grenadines trip where we captured one of our favourite action shots. The Tobago Keys is the ultimate place to take a plunge with its crystal clear waters. 


Action Shot

Action Shot



2. Goats on the Road

The dynamic duo, Dariece and Nick who have been travelling the world full time took a sunset sail which was detailed in a wonderful blog piece by Dariece. Here are a few excerpts from the blog. 

“What I really loved about this sunset trip was the fact that it was so chilled out.”

“We moored up at Dragon Bay and before we knew it, Danny had thrown pool noodles and other floatation devices into the sea, and dove in after them. That was our signal! We gladly jumped in for a refreshing swim.”

Goats on the Road
Goats on the Road


1. Machel and Friends

With all the partying involved during the carnival season its mandatory to have an after carnival wind-down, like Machel and friends did after this year’s Spice Mas. They really enjoyed the Underwater Sculpture Park, a cool BBQ lunch, the rum punch and sailing into the sunset while listening to some really cool music.There’s nothing more relaxing than a full day sail aboard Savvy’s. 

Machel And Friends
Machel And Friends



As we approach a new year, we look forward to having you aboard to create more heart warming memories. 

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The Wonders of the Grenadines

The Grenadines leaves so much to wonder, which leads to questions like how many islands, beaches and adventures can you really discover? Between the mainland of Grenada and Saint Vincent lies a chain of exotic islands separated by lustrous turquoise waters. Their beautiful un-spoilt white sandy beaches adorned with coconut trees allow you to enjoy the luxury of privacy on uninhabited islands.

The Grenadines, home to Tobago Cays Marine Park, which is a premier marine protected area home to turtles, iguanas and coral reefs consists of 5 islands: Jamesby Island, Petit Bateau, Petit Tabac, Petit Rameau and Baradal Island. They are uninhabited islands open for exploration, where you can challenge your friends to a game of who can spot iguanas in their camouflage or  perhaps be chased by them. Then there are the private Islands such as: Mustique, Petite Saint Vincent, Palm Island, and Calivigny Island where you can indulge in a romantic getaway and disconnect from the rest of the world.

Baradal is the most fascinating island you can uncover. It’s located on the boundary of the Caribbean Sea and  Atlantic Ocean, as you walk towards the Atlantic side you can feel a slight difference in the temperature. From the top of the island you can get a 360 degree view of the other islands including Canouan. On Petit Bateau there is Chef by the name of ‘MandyMan’ who serves up local and organic delectable meals with a range of choices. We highly recommend trying his Lambi dish.

Scenes from the motion picture Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of The Black Pearl were  shot on Petit Tabac also known as ‘Rumrunners Island’. If you are looking for peace and tranquility, Salt Whistle Bay in Mayreau is definitely the place for you. Boasting peaceful bay with white sand and warm waters, where you can purchase souvenirs, mingle with locals or hang by the bar and have some cold Hairouns (signature beer of Saint Vincent). On Union Island you can go kitesurfing or explore the streets of Clifton and end the evening with a rum punch at Happy Island Bar.


The Grenadines is truly a magical place and the epitome of idyllic island life where paradise is only a short boat ride away.


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This is the Life

‘This is the life’,  ‘the good life’ and ‘I love this life’ are just some of the phrases guests utter as our traditionally built sloop slices the the ocean with the sails at full mast.

It’s a phrase that brings joy to our ears coupled with the expressions of absolute contentment and glee. We hear it more often on our Grenadines Tour, a tour that we like to recommend as the most epic way to experience Grenada and the neighbouring Grenadines Islands.

Last month, we did two major Grenadines trips with a total of 10 friends on each trip. If you’re looking for a bucket list item, allow us to help you visuals how good this life can be by sharing this detailed account of the Grenadines experience, written by one of our Grenadines Tour guest.

“I was a little nervous about being on the sea for three days, but I was so ready for this experience. I was ready to throw caution to the wind, let the trade winds ruffle my hair without a care in the world, and rock to sleep nautiously under the stars.

When the Osprey finally reached Grenada’s sister Island Carriacou, it was easy to spot Savvy’s traditionally built sloop commanding attention in the turquoise waters surrounding Sandy Island. There’s never been a boat I’ve been so eager to get on. It has a charm that draws you in, so much so, you could imagine living the rest of your life at sea.

First stop was the secluded white sandy shores of Sandy Island and Anse La Roche. The courteous Captain Walter and his Apprentice nicknamed Mad Man, always check to see if you can handle the open waters before you dive into what can only be described as ‘heaven on earth’. The waters in the Grenadines are so crystal clear you just want to be immersed in its waves every second, minute and hour of the tour and with the amount of snorkeling gear onboard, we didn’t hesitate to dive right in.

Our first night in Union Island was filled with exploration. We explored the quaint bars and restaurants that came to life at night and the stars in the sky. And we tried to explore the idea of Barbecuing on a boat, until Mad Man came to the rescue with a finger licking marinade filled with Vincentian beer.  The nights were long and peaceful interrupted only by the excitement of sailing the next day.

We basked in the stunning island of Mayreau, named on of the best beaches in the world. We swam with turtles in Tobago Cays. We danced, laughed, cried (with laughter), memorized and sometimes gazed at the beauty of each sunset in utter silence. We bonded over the high waves and smiled at the thought of looking back on these unforgettable memories.

To this day, we still laugh at the hilarious antics, comments and events that happened when 10 friends live on a sailboat for 3 days… but we all agreed, what happens on Savvy’s, stays on Savvy’s.

Until next time Grenadines Tours







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Savvy launches its new Website

Welcome to Savvy Sailing Adventure. We are pleased to announce that today marks the official launched our new website (www.sailingsavvy.com).  

For those of you who are a bit unfamiliar with us, you have no idea what you’ve been missing.  Savvy Sailing Adventure is one of the most authentic tour experiences in the Caribbean region.  Here at Savvy, we deliver memorable Caribbean experiences to our guests onboard the traditionally designed Carriacou sloop otherwise known as Savvy. 

Our crew boasts volumes of experience and possesses a wealth of knowledge about sailing, the ocean and life in the Caribbean.  We pride ourselves on service excellence and deliver nothing short of excitement, fun and pure adventure.

At present, we offer four prepackaged tours, ideal for the adventurer and six additional tours specific to yachting events within the Caribbean region. So whether you’re thinking of doing something unconventional with that special someone, having fun at one of the regions many regattas or exploring the Grenadine islands with your closest friends, Savvy Sailing Adventure is ideal for you.

One of our most popular tours is the 2 day trip to the Grenadine islands where you explore Union Island, Sandy Island, the Tobago Cays and more.  During the tour you can swim with the turtles, go fishing for barracuda or become one with the moonlit sky by sleeping on the shores like an old pirate.  So, if you feel like you’re stressed and just want to get away from it all, why not give us a call or send us a quick email and we can recommend the perfect tour for you.

Meanwhile, feel free to go ahead and explore our website.  There you can see images from previous tours, information on the islands and the tours themselves.  If you’re convinced to take that trip now, all you have to do is go to the booking section.  See you soon.

Big up to our web developer Orlando K Romain and his team.

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