Cruising the Eastern Caribbean

We know things are always changing, so in an effort to make sure our readers always have current information we use this site to post updates to the Cruising Guide until the next edition is published. If you have a suggestion, please don’t hesitate to email us at

Since we can no longer fit everything in the Cruising Guide without mounting it on wheels, this is where you’ll also find extras like detailed hikes and maps, GPS waypoints, info on customs and communications, and links to useful websites.

For more information on the writers, the boat, or a little history on the guide in general, check out the About Us tab at the top right.

Chris Doyle Publishing has decided to embark on an exciting new project unique to the guides’ 40-year history; a stand-alone guide to yachting and watersports in Grenada, Carriacou, and Petite Martinique to be available in print November 2022. This guide will be free to the public, advertiser-funded, and appeal to not only yachtspeople and charter guests, but to traditional tourists and visitors as well.

Working closely with the Marine and Yachting Association of Grenada, we have produced an in-depth guide with all the useful charts and information on navigation, marinas, and services their readers are used to, plus expanded sections on snorkeling and diving, environmental concerns, and giving back to the community.

Since publishing the 20th edition of the Cruising Guide to the Windward Islands in 2020 the world of travel has changed significantly. While the shallow reefs, white sand beaches, and protected anchorages of the Caribbean are still there, life ashore has become more complicated, and travel between island nations more cumbersome. The yachting industry in many island nations has been and will continue to be a popular and important part of the economy, and we recognize that many sailors and charter guests will be opting to spend more time in the waters of individual nations.

While we hope to resume regular updates of the Windward and Leeward Island guides in coming years, we are excited to make a Grenada guide part of our catalog.

The Sailor’s Guide to the Windward Islands is unfortunately sold out in the northern hemisphere, but digital copies can be purchased here ->


Locally within the Windwards the guide is still available at most chandleries, including Budget Marine and Island Water World.

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20th Edition of the Sailors Guide to the Windward Islands

To celebrate the 20th edition of the guide (that’s 40 years of writing!) we’re giving away a FREE sample chapter from the newest edition, which will be available in November from your local chandlery, or online from Amazon or Cruising Guide Publications. Click the...


Things are changing quickly, please see our Doyleguides facebook page for the latest updates. Stay safe, and stay informed. 

  • New moorings in Man-o-War Bay, Tobago, read about it here
  • New fees for the Tobago Cays Marine Park, check it out here
  • We’ve updated the links to our GPS Waypoints, found under the Extras menu at the top of this page.
  • We’re on Instagram! Follow us @doyleguides
  • For even more updates, check out our Facebook page
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