St. Vincent and the Grenadines is a country. It is also a beautiful archipelago of islands in the south Eastern Caribbean, about 90 miles west of Barbados. For nautical chart readers, Union Island is located at 12ª 35' N and 61º 25' W.
The Grenadines are made up of some 32 islands and cays stretching south from St. Vincent, the "mainland". A few of the islands are inhabited, but many are simply bird sanctuaries and environmental sites. Union Island is the southernmost island of the Grenadines.
You can fly into Union Island from the island of St. Vincent itself, or from Barbados, Grenada, St. Lucia, or Trinidad. From these locations there are many daily flights. Union Island is at a strategic position; it is halfway between the island of St. Vincent and Grenada. It is an important stop for yachts people looking for provisions. It also has a variety of services and products to offer visitors. Its proximity to the Tobago Cays and Palm Island make it a popular destination.
There is a ferry called M/V Barracouda which plies the waters of the Grenadines. This form of transportation gives you a feel for the people and the islands. It makes several stops between St. Vincent and Union Island three times per week - Monday, Thursday and Saturday, except holidays when the schedule changes.
M/V Gemstar travels the same route on Tuesdays and Fridays.
There are many flights coming into the Grenadines and Union Island:
Erika's will look after your regional airline reservations
Grenadine Airways (GAL) - 2 flights in and out daily between Barbados and Union Island
GAL – 3 flights daily from St. Vincent to Union Island and 2 flights from Union to St. Vincent each day (beyond St. Vincent are connections to and from St. Lucia, Barbados, Martinique, Antigua and many other Caribbean locations)
SVGAir – most days – flights between Union Island and Grenada (and from Grenada onwards to Trinidad and other destinations)
LIAT – does not fly directly into Union Island, but Erika's can make reservations and issue e-tickets for all LIAT destinations, thence connecting to flights into Union Island
Charter flights – within the Grenadines and many other regional locations. Ask us, we can book for you.
You can come into our office to make your arrangements or contact us from any location.
We will reserve your flights and issue tickets, either paper or e-tickets.