Our yacht spends most of the year in the Bahamas and half the year in St. Vincent & The Grenadines. So whether you are looking for a summer vacation or a winter break from the cold, March Dragon has amazing options for you.
The Exumas, Bahamas
Best Times: November - July.
During the winter our sailing yacht explores the beautiful Exumas, Bahamas. Home to 365 islands and some of the most beautiful sailing and beaches in the world. There is plenty to see and do here to make many unique memories whether you are seeking adventure, nature, or just relaxing.
Swim with pigs or friendly nurse sharks, explore Thunderball Grotto or Iguana Island, experience world class fishing, spear fishing, or free dive for lobster for a fresh dinner, or relax on the many white sand beaches and deserted private coves.
St. Vincent & The Grenadines
Best Times: July - November.
DUE TO COVID WE WILL BE REMAINING IN THE BAHAMAS FOR THE ENTIRE 2021 SEASON.
During the summer our sailing yacht explores the southern Caribbean area of St. Vincent & The Grenadines.
A haven for boaters, St. Vincent and the Grenadines flaunt some of the most gorgeous scenery in the Caribbean. This string of 36 emerald volcanic islands stretches south towards Grenada, with plenty of white-sand beaches and palm-lined bays, where mega yachts bob beside sailboats.
Private islands abound here, many with posh resorts. Diving is excellent, and coral reefs fringe many of the beaches, with superb snorkeling a short splash from shore. Discerning island lovers drift to these peaceful and unpretentious islands for a dose of classic Caribbean scenery, free from the cruise ship crowds found in busier ports.
At the northern end of the archipelago, the island of St. Vincent, is home to the capital of Kingstown, with cobbled streets and colonial buildings, while Union Island is the southern gateway to the Grenadines.
Scattered like jewels in the surrounding seas are the green islets of Bequia, Mustique, Mayreau, Canouan, Palm Island, and Petit St. Vincent. Divers, snorkelers, boaters, and beachcombers alike love the picture-perfect Tobago Cays, part of a marine park ringed with coral reefs.
Swim with the pigs!
Pig Beach located on Big Major Cay is a beach on an uninhabited island located in Exuma, the Bahamas. The island takes its unofficial name from the fact that it is populated by a colony of feral pigs which live on the island. It has become a tourist attraction in modern times.
Go swimming in Thunderball Grotto!
Thunderball Grotto is most famous for the 007 James Bond movie Thunderball hence it's name. Located just west of Staniel Cay, this fantastic underwater cave system is great for snorkeling, diving, and wading. It is teeming with exotic marine life and a kaleidoscope of brilliantly colored coral reefs and fish, like yellow-tail snappers, Angel fish, Sergeant Majors and the like.
Go Explore Exuma Land & Sea Park!
Established in 1958, the Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park is the first marine reserve in The Bahamas and the wider Caribbean. Covering 112,640 acres of land and sea, it is renowned for its breathtaking beauty, species biodiversity, secluded beaches, amazing views and safe anchorages. Throughout the park you can explore the underwater magnificence of coral reefs, mangroves and seagrasses, stroll along pristine beaches, traverse several hiking trails, and observe tons of wildlife including birds, fish, turtles and iguanas. ECLSP Wardens and RBDF officers, stationed at Warderick Wells maintain constant patrols and surveillance of the park.
Dive at the drug cartel plane wreck!
The Bahamas Pablo Escobar plane wreck belongs to the Colombian cartel and the drug smuggling empire of the late Seventies and Eighties. Because of its accessibility, it has become a must-see attraction in the Bahamas and most people are truly engaged in the story behind the Bahamas plane crash – making it a busy place in the Bahamas today. And it's Instagram famous!
Visit Staniel Cay Yacht Club!
Lots to see and do at Staniel Cay Yacht Club from the many great restaurants and bars to the many activities around the island and in the water. It's a great place to stop for a night or two and take in all it has to offer in the area.
Swim With Compass Cay Nurse Sharks!
Nurse sharks may look fierce, with their big dorsal fins, catfish shape, and up to seven-foot-long bodies, but these predators aren’t interested in humans for dinner. Instead, they’re actually quite friendly, allowing swimmers to pet and touch them, you’ll even find them floating up on the deck of Compass Cay Marina, hoping for a nice rub.
ST. VINCENT & THE GRENADINES
Unspoiled and virtually undiscovered, Canouan Island is one of the Caribbean's most up and coming luxury destinations. Located in the heart of the Grenadines, less than 20 miles south of Mustique and 110 miles west of Barbados, the 3 square-mile island is surrounded by small bays and coves, secluded white sand beaches and one of the Caribbean's largest coral reefs, offering incredible diving and snorkeling. Home to the award-winning Resort of Canouan, and Canouan's latest masterpiece Glossy Bay Marina. Canouan Island has a full range of activities, based on Canouan's miles of white sand and clear water it is ideal for the sports and leisure orientated guest.
The Tobago Cays Marine Park
The Tobago Cays are an archipelago located in the Southern Grenadines of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines comprising five small islands and extensive coral reefs. It's a great place to do some diving and underwater exploring.
Sharks at Anchorage Hotel Union Island
Set in the heart of The Grenadines, within reach of the Tobago Cays, AYC is the perfect place to experience the real Caribbean vibes. Only 15 cottages distributed over 10 acres of beachfront property. Two minutes walk to Clifton harbour and a stone throw from Union Island Airport.
The second largest of the Grenadines, charming Bequia (pronounced "Beck-way") is a popular yachting destination with a rich whaling history. Lush hillsides dotted with bougainvillea tumble to beaches and boat-filled bays.
The island is also known for being safe and friendly. Popular places to visit on Bequia include Port Elizabeth on Admiralty Bay, the island's main commercial center. A walkway runs along the waterfront on the south side of town, passing restaurants and quaint little shops. Stop by the Bequia Maritime Museum to learn a little about the island's history.
At the south end of Port Elizabeth, a trail leads over a small rise to pretty Princess Margaret Beach. Separated from this beach by a rocky outcrop, Lower Bay is another stretch of golden sand with great snorkeling.
Another popular thing to do in Bequia is a Firefly Plantation tour. Here, you can stroll around the lush grounds sampling some of the tropical fruits plucked fresh from the trees including guava, coconut, breadfruit, bananas, and mangos. You can also crush sugar cane to make your own juice and see the ruins of a 280-year-old sugar mill.
There are a plethora of luxury resorts on many of the islands throughout St. Vincent & The Grenadines as well as many private islands, yacht clubs, marinas, and many unique restaurants to dine at along the way.
Happy Island Bar / Windsurfing
Happy Island A tiny, man-made island in Clifton Harbour built with discarded conch shells, Happy Island is really just a small bar where you can tie up for a while and have a drink, a meal, and a conversation with Janti Ramage, the island’s joyful builder, owner, and operator. You can also do some windsurfing while hanging out in this nice little bay.
Mustique brings that luxe private island mystique Private islands might seem like the thing of Hollywood movies. Tucked in the south Caribbean and part of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, this tiny island is owned by the Mustique Company, which in turn is owned by people from around the world who live in the island's posh villas like Princess Margaret, David Bowie, Billy Joel, Mick Jagger, and other celebs. Pop into Basil's bar and you may end up partying with some of these A-listers.
It's also been featured in the Netflix series The Crown for any fans of the show.
Fishing for Yellow Fin and Wahoo!
There is great fishing throughout The Grenadines and especially off the southwest corner of Grenada. Less than 5 miles from shore, the sea floor plummets from 80-800 feet deep, attracting serious big game fish (and even more serious anglers). It's no wonder Grenada is considered the hidden gem of Caribbean fishing. Everything from Blue Marling, Yellowfin Tuna, Wahoo, Sailfish, and other big game fish.
There are many fantastic restaurants to try throughout the many islands. One unique restaurant is Bogles Roundhouse on Carriacou Island. The whimsical mushroom shaped buildings are adorable and the food is fantastic.