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Palm Island #17359
09/05/2012 12:55 PM
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Hi All,
Looking at my next charter itinerary I might have a hole where I could squeeze in one more anchorage. Was thinking maybe anchoring and eating dinner at Palm Island. How are they about non-guests? Any rules I should know of?
many thanks

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Re: Palm Island [Re: TimeHonoured] #17360
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Hi All,
Looking at my next charter itinerary I might have a hole where I could squeeze in one more anchorage. Was thinking maybe anchoring and eating dinner at Palm Island. How are they about non-guests? Any rules I should know of?
many thanks


Just my opinion but the hole in your sched. could resault in a hole in your boat. The holding at Palm is LOUSY.

Re: Palm Island [Re: rhans] #17361
09/05/2012 05:16 PM
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Depends on where you charter from - if it's Barefoot, they don't allow overnights there.

See this thread for info about it, Seth from Barefoot posted partway down...

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Re: Palm Island [Re: DawnB] #17362
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Depends on where you charter from - if it's Barefoot, they don't allow overnights there.

See this thread for info about it, Seth from Barefoot posted partway down...

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As Dawn knows well the chart briefings at Barefoot score an A+. Whether given by Phillip, Seth or the gentleman (for the life of me I canít remember his name) is second to none. These fine folks live it and breathe it. Their interests lay not only with the charterer but also with the boat owner. For a charter company not to red line Palm for overnight is irresponsible.

Stepping off soap box now.

Anyhow have fun

Rick

Re: Palm Island [Re: rhans] #17363
09/05/2012 10:55 PM
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How about Petit St. Vincent, or Petit Martinique?
Food would only be available at the latter.
Alternately, a beach BBQ from Shark Attack at Chatham Bay, Union Island?

Re: Palm Island [Re: Twanger] #17364
09/06/2012 06:49 AM
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Rick, are you thinking of Don, the gentleman who also does the Sunsail briefings? He gave us some great tips!

The other thing that I absolutely LOVED about Barefoot was the marine forecast texts that Ton sent out each morning.


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Re: Palm Island [Re: TimeHonoured] #17365
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Hi All,
Looking at my next charter itinerary I might have a hole where I could squeeze in one more anchorage. Was thinking maybe anchoring and eating dinner at Palm Island. How are they about non-guests? Any rules I should know of?
many thanks


Call them and see if they have a ferry to Union island.
They should have something going because the airport is there. <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/dine.gif" alt="" />

Re: Palm Island [Re: sail445] #17366
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Many thanks to all who replied. Palm Island is off the itinerary.
Yes I am chartering through Barefoot. (with a local captain)
I guess I will "settle for" a BBQ with this mysterious Sharkbite or take an etra day in the Cays or maybe PSV...

"settle for"... we all live rich lives...
thanks once again

Re: Palm Island [Re: TimeHonoured] #17367
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You can call Shark Attack <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/Laugh.gif" alt="" /> at 784-495-1077 or 784-527-2694 for reservations.

The food was wonderful.

Re: Palm Island [Re: Twanger] #17368
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Romeo put on a great BBQ in the Cays as well! We would have done at least two "BBQ dinners" had we gotten to Chatham Bay!


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Re: Palm Island [Re: DawnB] #17369
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PSV is excellent stop. Also dingy over to Mopian (tiny tiny island with one Palm tree). Well protected and supposively good holding (although oddly I dragged a bit overnight?). They were still renovating the resort so we were able to go on land and get some burgers from the chef which we cooked up on the BBQ. Not sure whether they take quests for dinner from charters. But there is a ferry that takes you over to Pet Mart where we had dinner (forgot the rest name - very remote but was glad to say that I went to Martinique). They did not require that we clear in and the next day we pulled up in the boat to the dock for free water. I would recommend as a stopover. Furthest you can go before Grenada. Chatham was also great. Did not go to Union as we had heard of a recent violent incident and the ladies crossed it off the itinary.

Re: Palm Island [Re: windward2c] #17370
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"Shark Attack" is excellent.

There is a lovely, fairly new restaurant/beach bar on PSV which is mid price range and in a superb location. Yachties are welcome.

I believe that one of the best restaurants in the Grenadines is in Petite Martinique - The Palm Beach Restaurant & Bar. I first ate there 30 years ago. It's family-run, very friendly, the food is first-rate and the prices are extremely reasonable. What's more, if you are anchored at PSV, you can call them on the VHF and they will send a free water taxi over to pick you up and then drop you back at the yacht afterwards.

Re: Palm Island [Re: Seth] #17371
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Thank you all. And thank you Seth. I will see you in January.
I am the guy who is sailing with Dexter Kydd.

Re: Palm Island [Re: DawnB] #17372
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don't know if you already have Mayreau as one of your overnights, and also don't know if salt whistle bay is good for overnight, but salt whistle bay is absolutely gorgeous and you can call dennis' for a great dinner.

http://www.dennis-hideaway.com/

you can call him and he will arrange dinner for you in a nice setting and killer rum punches. You can either catch a cab at the little beach bar there in the cove or call him and he will pick you up.

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Re: Palm Island [Re: tangerine3] #17373
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Salt Whistle is defiantly a good overnight anchorage. Albeit can get a bit crowded. Watch for a Vendor with a pink hulled boat, which would be Walter. His wife makes the best breads delivered to your boat still warm. Her banana bread and whole wheat are to die for. Itís kind of a toss up which banana bread is better, hers or the one in Admiralty Bay.

Re: Palm Island [Re: rhans] #17374
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We stay in Saline Bay for overnight, the hike to the top doesn't seem as far as from Salt Whistle.

In Salt Whistle, Black Boy & Deb's puts on a great BBQ, and it's a fun place to hang out in the afternoon - usually a game of bingo or cards or something going on...say hi to them all for me, and a hug for sweet little Dora!


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Re: Palm Island [Re: DawnB] #17375
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Agreed, Saline is a much better and less steep walk up. Bonus time, a little more than half way brings you to Dennisís for some liquid stimulation for the rest of the way. We always use Saline when the cruise ships arenít in. Nice beach and good holding. Stay to the south so the Ferry doesnít rock your boat as bad.

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Just looked at the rest of the OP's posts and noticed they have a Skipper from Barefoot. They will for sure take care of them. If not feel free to bitch at Seth. <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/Laugh.gif" alt="" />

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Re: Palm Island [Re: rhans] #17376
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Thanks rhans - !!! :-)

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Salt Whistle is defiantly a good overnight anchorage. Albeit can get a bit crowded. Watch for a Vendor with a pink hulled boat, which would be Walter. His wife makes the best breads delivered to your boat still warm. Her banana bread and whole wheat are to die for. Itís kind of a toss up which banana bread is better, hers or the one in Admiralty Bay.


There was a story in the New York Times Travel section last year about the Grenedines (wish it didnt publicize paradise so much) with a great picture of Walter and like three paragraphs about him!

Re: Palm Island [Re: Seth] #17378
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Thanks rhans - !!! :-)


I was hoping youíd catch that.

One way or another weíll get together soon and solve the problems of the day.


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