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Martinique is a delightful island with a distinctly French flavour, with many pretty seaside villages, unspoilt beaches and good snorkelling.

Like Guadeloupe and St Martin, Martinique is a French department and is popular as a centre for Caribbean yacht charter. This island is more relaxed than the islands to the north and more sophisticated than the islands to the south.

The French influence gives well-stocked supermarkets, boulangeries and excellent Creole restaurants. The smell of fresh croissants and pastries mixes everywhere with the spicy aromas of West Indian cooking. Small cafés and charming bistros add a decidedly cosmopolitan flair to the place.

The rugged mountainous landscape in the north has dense tropical rain forests, rivers and waterfalls. The southern coast is dotted with many picturesque bays and coves. If your idea of a great vacation involves picture perfect beaches, then the island of Martinique is for you. In the south, a plethora of white sand beaches dots the entire south coast. In the north, enjoy the unique and lush setting of black sand beaches near Le Carbet and Le Prêcheur.

Martinique Yacht Charter

  • Overview
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    Anse D'Arlet

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    Saint Pierre

    Sailing holidays in Martinique

    • Flights via Paris with Air France
    • On a 2 week charter explore undiscovered Dominica
    • Don't miss the market & sugar cane museum at Les Trois Islets
    • Enjoy the French influence and all Martinique's gastronomic delights
    • Average distances of 19nm/day
    • Level 2 sailing
    • Average temperatures of around 30 degrees
    • Average winds force 3-5
    • A mixture of anchorages and harbour moorings in this area
    • Flexible start and finish dates possible
  • 1 Wk Itinerary

    Suggested 1 week itinerary from Martinique

    DAY 1 : Marina Du Marin

    Embark at Marina Le Marin, a full service marina on the south coast.

    DAY 2 : Anse d'Arlet (15nm)

    A lovely relaxed beach where you can anchor for the night.

    DAY 3 : St Pierre (10nm)

    Head for Fort de France to shop the boutiques or the bustling local market. Clear customs and then hug the coast up to St. Pierre, site of the 1902 volcano tragedy.

    DAY 4 : Rodney Bay, St Lucia (35nm)

    A full day's sail down to St Lucia. Customs clearance (entry). Visit Pigeon Island, Reduit Beach and maybe the "Jump up" at Gros Ilet every Friday night.

    DAY 5 : The Pitons, St Lucia (13nm)

    Explore Soufriere Bay and the Pitons and discover the volcano, the waterfalls and sulphur springs. There is good snorkeling here.

    DAY 6 : Sainte Anne (35nm)

    A full day's sail back to Martinique. Sainte Anne on the south coast is a charming village with its boutiques, restaurants and local market.

    DAY 7 : Marina Du Marin

    Martinique 1 week sailing holiday itinerary

  • Sailing Conditions

    Sailing conditions in Martinique

    Temperatures in Martinique remain around 30°C all year with short tropical rain showers. Steady trade winds blow from the north-east at 20-25 knots during the peak winter months December to June.

    We have rated this destination a 'Level 2-3' (levels info)

  • Getting There

    Getting There

    Flights to Martinique

    Air France have flights to Martinique from the UK via Paris.


    We recommend all clients pre-book transfers from the airport to the base as some flights arrive later in the evening. A transfer to Marina Le Marin takes approximately 30 minutes. 


    The Caribbean is a fantastic place to experience a sail and stay holiday. Why not make the most of your time in the sunshine and combine a yacht charter with a hotel stay. 

"First class service from Nautilus. On arrival our catamaran was clean and serviceable and the help given by the base staff was excellent. "

Antigua 2014 - M.M

Martinique Yacht Charter prices

Yachts from Le Marin Prices shown are in GB£ per yacht for 1 week

2023 Prices Extra 5% OFF for 2 weeks.

2022-23 GB£ per yachtDufour 390 GL(2019)Dufour 412 GL(2018)
Dates3 cabins/3WC3 cabins/2WC
07-27 Jan42484471
28 Jan-03 Feb49525214
04 Jan-10 Feb54335719
11 Feb-14 Apr54335719
15-21 Apr37383933
22-28 Apr43814610
29 Apr-05 May38674071
06-12 May30813243
13-19 May26762819
20-26 May25142648
27 May-02 Jun23292452
03-09 Jun22812400
10 Jun-07 Jul22242343
08-14 Jul25812719
15 Jul-11 Aug29383090
12-18 Aug22672386
19 Aug-13 Oct20242129
14-20 Oct22672386
21-27 Oct25432676
28 Oct-03 Nov28523000
04-10 Nov31573324
11-17 Nov37143910
18 Nov-22 Dec40334248
23-29 Dec56905990

Yachts from Le Marin Prices shown are in GB£ per yacht for 1 week

2023 Prices Extra 5% OFF for 2 weeks.

2022-23 GB£ per yachtDufour 460 GL - 5 cab.(2020)Dufour 520 GL(2020)Sun Loft 47 - 6 + 1 cab.(2020)
Dates5 cabins/3WC5 cabins/3WC6 cabins/4WC
07-27 Jan534865765776
28 Jan-03 Feb623876716067
04 Jan-10 Feb683884056648
11 Feb-14 Apr683884057386
15-21 Apr471057865086
22-28 Apr547667295914
29 Apr-05 May479558905181
06-12 May412953714457
13-19 May359048813876
20-26 May337145713643
27 May-02 Jun312444383371
03-09 Jun305243333295
10 Jun-07 Jul298142293219
08-14 Jul329049003552
15 Jul-11 Aug361053713900
12-18 Aug303845193281
19 Aug-13 Oct271440332933
14-20 Oct303843143281
21-27 Oct340545293676
28 Oct-03 Nov366747243962
04-10 Nov392449144238
11-17 Nov461457814986
18 Nov-22 Dec501461525414
23-29 Dec716288057733

Yachts from Le Marin Prices shown are in GB£ per yacht for 1 week

2023 Prices Extra 5% OFF for 2 weeks.

2022-23 GB£ per yachtBali 4.3 - 4 + 2 cab.(2019)Bali 4.5 - 4 + 2 cab.(2019)Bali 5.4 - 6 + 2 cab.(2020)Helia 44 - 4 + 2 cab.(2019)Nautitech 46 Fly(2019)
Dates4 cabins/4WC4 cabins/4WC6 cabins/6WC4 cabins/4WC4 cabins/4WC
07-27 Jan737192952106786059295
28 Jan-03 Feb773897572106790339757
04 Jan-10 Feb7190862921067989510686
11 Feb-14 Apr7190862921067989510686
15-21 Apr686773572106780147357
22-28 Apr611465862106771766586
29 Apr-05 May536258102106763245810
06-12 May472957332106755905733
13-19 May505264482106759716448
20-26 May485761952106757386195
27 May-02 Jun476260712106756246071
03-09 Jun431456192106752055619
10 Jun-07 Jul386251672106747865167
08-14 Jul412458102106753815810
15 Jul-11 Aug439564482106759716448
12-18 Aug392955101750051005510
19 Aug-13 Oct351049241750045574924
14-20 Oct392952671750048765267
21-27 Oct440056861750052675686
28 Oct-03 Nov463360142106755676014
04-10 Nov486263382106758676338
11-17 Nov572474522106769007452
18 Nov-22 Dec621979242106773387924
23-29 Dec886211195313671036711195

Yachts from Martinque

Outboard included


Refundable deposit GBP2250-GBP8100. Non refundable deposit on request.


End Cleaning: Monohulls up to 38' €150, 39' to 45 €180, 46' to 49' €215, 50' and above €240

Catamarans up to 40' €235, 41' to 45' €255, 46' to 49' €280, 50' and above €310

Starter Pack and fees: €70

Fuel used (fill up on return)
Optional extras (i.e SUP's, Kayaks etc) available on request.
SKIPPER: €1470/week + food and drink + own cabin. Catamarans 48' and over €1750/week + food and drink + own cabin
ONE-WAYS: Available on request

Prices may be subject to change.

Sailing Qualifications

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.

The port authorities in Greece are now insisting on one of the following practical certificates: RYA ICC (International Certificate of Competence), RYA Coastal, RYA Yachtmaster, ASA IPC (International Proficiency Certificate) or the IYT (International Yacht Training) Passport. If you hold an RYA Day Skipper or ASA104 it will no longer be accepted and you need to obtain either an ICC or IPC from the corresponding issuing body (RYA or ASA). If your RYA Coastal/Yachtmaster or ASA105/106 certificate is more than 12 years old and does not have a photo ID, then we would also strongly advise applying for an ICC or IPC. If you are a member of the RYA or ASA, you may qualify for a discount or free certificate, otherwise, you will have to pay. The approximate cost is £50. Please use this link - RYA application for the ICC or ASA application for the IPC.

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?

Sailing Levels

Level 1

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.

Level 2

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.

Level 3

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.