This surprisingly little island embodies a dual personality - half French, half Dutch.
St Martin/St Maarten and the surrounding islands of Anguilla and St Barts offer some of the most spectacular sailing in the Caribbean. Experience beautiful anchorages, stunning sunsets and outstanding restaurants. If you are used to sailing in more crowded sailing areas, you will soon discover that St Martin and the surrounding islands offers remote, unspoilt anchorages and total relaxation for that perfect getaway.
Just half a day’s sail away from St Martin is the beautiful island of Anguilla, renowned for its pristine, white sand beaches and the attraction of the rich and famous, and unbeatable for its peaceful and relaxing atmosphere. What an ideal place to enjoy lunch or dinner at one of the waterfront restaurants or a BBQ under the stars! No sailing itinerary would be complete without a trip to St Bart's, known for its wonderful restaurants and picturesque port. Enjoy window shopping and watch the beautiful people as you sip French coffee and enjoy fresh croissants!
Embark at Anse Marcel Marina, a full service marina on the northwest coast with a good choice of bars and restaurants.
Sail to Anguilla and clear into customs at Road Bay, a charming village set on a lovely beach. Pack your picnic for lunch at Prickly Bay Cays. The snorkeling here is some of the best in the Caribbean.
The sail south is a fast tack and Tintamarre makes a good midday stop for a beach picnic. St Barts is favoured by the rich and famous but visiting yachtsmen are welcome at Gustavia's bustling harbour front. Some say the cuisine here is the best in the Caribbean, and there's certainly plenty of choice for restaurants.
Hire a mini-moke and explore the very pretty island of St Barts. Winding hillside roads afford spectacular views and lead you to excellent beaches.
This convivial port is the capital of St Maarten, the Dutch side of the island, and is popular for its bars, restaurants and duty free shopping.
Choose the beach as you sail round the island - you pass several at Simpson Bay and Marigot Bay but the best is Baie Grand Case, a long sweeping beach and the gastronomic centre of St. Martin.
Best time to travel to St Martin is December to May, the dry season, with temperatures 27-29°C, when the trade winds are steady with winds blowing east-northeast from 15 to 25 knots. From June to November the weather is usually warmer and more changeable with winds blowing northeast through south from 10 to 20 knots.
We have rated this destination a 'Level 2-3' (levels info)
British Airways and Virgin Atlantic have direct flights from Gatwick to Antigua. LIAT operate connecting flights from Antigua to St Martin. Alternatively, fly to St Martin with AirFrance via Paris or KLM via Amsterdam.
We recommend all clients pre-book transfers from the airport to the base as some flights arrive later in the evening.
The Caribbean is a fantastic place to experience a sail and stay holiday. If you are taking a flight via Antigua then why not make the most of your time in the sunshine and combine a yacht charter with a hotel stay in Antigua or even another Caribbean island!
"Our two weeks in the BVIs lived up to expectations and beyond, the wind was consistently 13-18 kts with the odd period in the 20s but the icing on the cake for all of us was the snorkelling which was diverse and absorbing with rays, turtles, squid and an array of fish to mesmerise. Thank you to your team for putting it all together for us."
|2022-23 GB£ per yacht||Dufour 390 GL(2019)||Dufour 412 GL(2022)||Sun Odyssey 419(2019)|
|Dates||3 cabins/3WC||3 cabins/2WC||3 cabins/2WC|
|26 Nov-02 Dec||3990||4619||4200|
|31 Dec-06 Jan||3571||4138||3762|
|28 Jan-03 Feb||5352||6195||5633|
|25 Feb-03 Mar||5838||6757||6143|
|2022-23 GB£ per yacht||Dufour 460 GL(2018)||Oceanis 51.1 - 5 + 1 cab.(2019)|
|Dates||4 cabins/4WC||5 cabins/3WC|
|26 Nov-02 Dec||4619||6100|
|31 Dec-06 Jan||4138||5462|
|28 Jan-03 Feb||6195||8176|
|25 Feb-03 Mar||6757||8919|
|2022-23 GB£ per yacht||Bali 4.2 - 4 + 2 cab.(2023)||Bali 5.4 - 6 + 2 cab.(2019)||Excess 11 - 4 cab.(2023)||Lagoon 40 - 4 + 2 cab(2022)||Nautitech 40 Open - 4 + 1 cab.(2022)|
|Dates||4 cabins/4WC||6 cabins/6WC||4 cabins/2WC||4 cabins/4WC||4 cabins/2WC|
|26 Nov-02 Dec||7986||15414||5362||6390||6452|
|31 Dec-06 Jan||9481||19586||6376||7586||7662|
|28 Jan-03 Feb||10867||20205||7310||8690||8771|
|25 Feb-03 Mar||10667||22033||7176||8533||8619|
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Refundable deposit €3000- €9000. Non Refundable deposit on request.
End cleaning - Monohulls: from 39' to 45' €180, 46' to 49' €215, 50' and above €240.
End cleaning - Catamarans: up to 40' €235, 41' to 45 €255, 46' to 49' €280, 50' and above €310.
Starter pack and fees: €70 (Mandatory)
Prices may be subject to change.
To skipper a bareboat charter or flotilla yacht, you need to hold a practical sailing certificate equivalent to RYA Day Skipper Practical qualification or RYA International Certificate of Competence (ICC). For charters in Greece, you must now have the ICC certificate. You must also be assisted by at least one competent crew member over the age of 18.
For charters in Croatia, Malta and the Canaries, at least one member of the crew or the skipper will also need a VHF licence.
RYA qualifications can be obtained by RYA sailing schools in the UK or alternatively choose from one of our overseas centres in Gibraltar, Greece or Turkey.
For Seychelles the local authorities require an ICC for the skipper of a bareboat or flotilla yacht charter.
For Caribbean and Tropical charters, formal qualifications are not compulsory, however, you should be Day Skipper standard and be assisted by at least one competent crew. A brief sailing resume should be provided to outline your experience.
If you don't hold the relevant qualifications then why not add a skipper?
Winds force 2-3 (4-11 Knots)combined with generally shorter distances. Good for beginner or intermediate sailors. Line-of-sight navigation but basic knowledge of charts and ability to plot your position required.
Winds force 3-5 (7-21 Knots) with approximately 15-20nm per day. Intermediate experience required. Predominately line of sight navigation but an understanding of how to sail in open water.
Winds force 4-6 (11-27 Knots) with mileage of approximately 20nm+ per day. Ideal for experienced skippers looking to venture out to new destinations. Day skipper standard but with experienced crew would be recommended.