Tobago Cays, Bequia Island
It will set you back $125, but, if you don’t have a boat of your own, it’s tough to beat the all-day sailing cruise from Bequia to the Tobago Cays on the Friendship Rose, a hand-built, 100-foot long, classic wooden schooner. The trip leaves at 7:00 a.m. and returns at 5:30 p.m and includes breakfast, lunch, snacks, and drinks. Sailing with a cold beer in hand and the warm sun on your back is about as good as it gets, but the highlight of the trip is the stop at the Tobago Cays, five uninhabited sandy islands which are surrounded by a protected marine reserve.
As enjoyable as it is snorkeling the coral reef surrounding the Tobago Cays, it’s equally enjoyable snorkeling the seagrass beds. There are fewer fish, but the beds are full of Green Turtles munching on the seagrass.
The Tobago Cays feature some of the best snorkeling in the Caribbean. A horseshoe shaped reef surrounds the cays and the crystal clear water teems with colorful fish and coral.