Horizon Yacht Chartersis one of Grenada’s largest yacht charter operators. You can arrange to have a crewed yacht, where all you have to do is sit back and enjoy the ride; or if you have sailing experience and are traveling with suitable crew, you can get a ‘bareboat’ charter where you get sole charge of the vessel.
The Osprey is a 144-seat motorized catamaran connecting Grenada, Carriacou and Petit Martinique in less than two hours (per person one-way/round-trip Grenada to Carriacou EC$80/160, Carriacou to Petit Martinique EC$30/60); it’s a much cheaper and more environmentally friendly way of getting to the island than a flight. Reservations are rarely required, except on holidays. Tickets from Grenada are purchased on board, and from Carriacou at the office on Main St, Hillsborough. The Osprey arrives and departs at the east side of the Carenage opposite the fire station in Grenada; and from the Hillsborough pier in Carriacou.
The Osprey schedule:
Carriacou to Grenada Island Departs 6am and 3:30pm Monday to Saturday, and 3:30pm Sunday.
Carriacou to Petit Martinique Departs 10:30am Monday to Saturday, 7pm Monday to Thursday, 9:30am Sunday.
Grenada Island to Carriacou and Petit Martinique Departs 9am and 5:30pm Monday to Friday, 9am Saturday, and 8am and 5:30pm Sunday.
Petit Martinique to Carriacou and Grenada Island Departs 5:30am Tuesday to Friday, 3pm daily.
Island hopping on the cargo boats that sail between Grenada, Carriacou and Petit Martinique is an adventurous and inexpensive way to travel. Departure times and dates are unscheduled and the best way to find out what’s available is to ask around at the docks. On Grenada, head for the large boats that moor up on the north side of the Carenage in St George’s; on Carriacou, they dock at Tyrrel Bay or Hillsborough pier. The fare is about EC$20 one-way; buy your ticket on board.