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Skippered Sailing Holidays

Martinique & Grenadines

Martinique > Grenadines > Martinique

January 3 – 14, 2024

February 17 – 28, 2024

March 3 – 14, 2024

March 18 – 29, 2024

April 1 -12, 2024

April 17 – May 3, 2024

Skippered Sailing Holidays

Martinique & Grenadines

Sailing-Dutchman invites you to a 12-days skippered sailing holidays from Martinique to the Grenadines. 

The northeast wind will guide us from Martinique, where you can still feel the French influences, towards St. Lucia, St. Vincent, and the marvelous Tobago Cays, which are part of the Grenadines. White beaches, turquoise waters, underwater reefs, and the relaxing Caribbean atmosphere make it one of our favorite places in the Caribbean. 

We will explore the Caribbean islands not only from the water but also through optional trips with a local guide who will show us the most interesting places and introduce us to the local climate.

Highlights

Martinique
beautiful nature and French vibes
The Pitons
twin volcanic spires raising from the sea
St Vincent
pirate vibes and wild beautiful nature
Salt Whistle Bay
an oasis of calm, golden beach, and turquoise water
Tobago Cays
diving among coral reefs and turtles
Mustique
legendary Basil’s Bar and delicious drinks

Our Catamaran

We invite you to our own boat – Dean 440 Espace, 44 ft catamaran combining great sailing experience with comfort.

Itinerary

Before Day 1 - Early arrival to Martinique

If you want to explore Martinique, come one day earlier and let us know which hotel are you staying in Fort-de-France. We will organise for you and other guests private tour around the island on the next day.

Day 1: Optional tour of Martinique / Embarkation on the Akua Aminata

For those who arrived one day earlier, there is an optional tour of Martinique. The itinerary includes the Botanical Garden Jardin de Balata, the reconstructed slave village “Le Savane des Esclaves,”, Habitation Clement – rum distillery surrounded by a beautiful park and sculpture garden, as well as the Cap 110 Memorial and Les Anses-d’Arlet – a charming town with a beautiful pier, a small church, and colorful fishing boats.

All guests will be welcomed between 5 – 6 pm with a refreshing cocktail on the AKUA AMINATA board. The skipper will  introduce the sailing itinerary, safety rules, and the living arrangements on the catamaran. Then we will do some shopping for the next few days and go together to marina for dinner.

Day 2: Martinique > St. Lucia

After breakfast, the skipper will brief us on the day’s itinerary, and after enjoying our morning coffee, we’ll head out for some last-minute fresh shopping. Once everyone is ready, we will set sail on the first leg of our journey from Martinique (Le Marin) towards St. Lucia. After four to five hours, we will anchor at Rodney Bay. It’s time for a well-deserved “anchor” beer or cocktail.

Day 3: St. Lucia: Rodney Bay > Vieux Fort / Optional tour of St. Lucia

For those who want to explore St. Lucia, there is an optional tour that includes visiting the Diamond Botanical Gardens, where the beauty and lush greenery of the tropics provide a backdrop to the Diamond Waterfall, which changes colors throughout the year due to the mixture of rainwater and volcanic minerals that flows down the falls. We will also visit Sulphur Springs, the hottest and most active geothermal area in the Lesser Antilles, where you can enjoy a mud bath, and Project Chocolate, a rainforest where you will learn about cocoa cultivation, plant your own cocoa tree, and make your own chocolate.

For those who prefer to stay on the catamaran, you can admire the coast of St. Lucia during the sail from Rodney Bay to Vieux Fort. The Pitons, two twin volcanic peaks rising from the sea, which are featured on the flag of St. Lucia, will surely captivate everyone.

Day 4: St. Lucia > St. Vincent

Today, we have the longest sailing leg ahead of us, approximately 28 miles, which will take us about 6 hours. We will arrive at St. Vincent, the largest island in the country of St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Our destination is Wallilabou Bay, which will welcome us with props from the “Pirates of the Caribbean” movies, as scenes for “The Curse of the Black Pearl” and “Dead Man’s Chest” were filmed here.

Day 5: St. Vincent > Bequia

For those who want to experience a bit of the St. Vincent vibe, after breakfast, there is an opportunity for a short excursion to Dark View Falls, black waterfalls where water cascades down basalt rocks from a high cliff.
During lunchtime, we will set sail from St. Vincent towards Bequia, known as the “Big Little Island,” the second largest island in the Grenadines with an area of 18 km2.

Day 6: Bequia > Mayreau

After breakfast, those interested can take a ride on the local transportation, a type of windowless taxi that can accommodate 8 people, and explore the most interesting places on the island, including the ruins of Fort Hamilton and enjoy the beautiful view of Admiral Bay from the hill where it is located.
During lunchtime, we will sail to Mayreau, the smallest island in the Grenadines, covering only 3.8 km2 and inhabited by about 300 residents. Our catamaran will anchor at the stunning Salt Whistle Bay, a naturally sheltered cove with golden sand and beautiful turquoise water.
In the afternoon, it’s worth taking a walk up the hill to see the Catholic church and admire the breathtaking view of the Tobago Cays.

Day 7: Mayreau > Tobago Cays

Today, there’s no need to rush. We can enjoy bathing in Salt Whistle Bay to our heart’s content, and then we’ll sail towards Tobago Cays, which are essentially just around the corner from Mayreau, about 30 minutes of sailing away.

Tobago Cays is an archipelago of five tiny, uninhabited islets known as the “jewels in the crown” of the southern Grenadines, thanks to their beautiful golden beaches and coral reefs. We will anchor within the Tobago Cays Marine Park, which is surrounded by a double horseshoe-shaped coral reef, creating an exceptionally calm and shallow water. Snorkeling and admiring the coral reef and turtles here is a true pleasure.

The highlight of this wonderful day is an evening Lobster Beach BBQ, where you can mingle with a lot of different people from other boats and have a great time!

Day 8: Tobago Cays > Mustique

Today, we will arrive at the private island of Mustique, a favorite destination for celebrities, stars, and the wealthy. We’ll visit the iconic Basil’s Bar, which has been the cultural heartbeat of Mustique for over 50 years and is famous for its delicious drinks.

Day 9: Mustique > St Vincent

Today, we’ll sail back to St. Vincent, all the way to the northernmost point. We’ll spend the night at anchor and enjoy a good dinner on board the catamaran.

Day 10: St Vincent > St Lucia

We return to St. Lucia, with approximately 5 hours of sailing and relaxation on the catamaran. We’ll anchor for the night on the north and enjoy dinner at the catamaran.

Day 11: St Lucia > Martinique

The last day of sailing in paradise is ahead of us. If the wind allows, we’ll stop at Saint-Anne for one last swim on one of Martinique’s most beautiful beaches. After arriving at Le Marin marina, we will have a farewell dinner.

Day 12: Disembarkation

Disembarkation from the catamaran is around 10am so you will have plenty of time to leisurely return to Fort-de-France and catch your flight back home.

Optional trips and attractions

Martinique

Jardin
de Balata
La Savane Des Esclaves
Habitation Clement
Memorial Cap 110
Anse d’Arlet

St Lucia

Diamond Falls
Sulphur Springs
Project Chocolate

St Vincent & Tobago Cays

Dark View Falls
Lobster Barbecue

The Price

1895 € per person

What is included

  • Accommodation in a shared cabin
  • Professional skipper
  • Boat insurance
  • Bed linen and towels
  • BBQ
  • Dinghy with outboard engine

Not included:

  • On board cash for food, drinks, fuel, marina fees
  • Flights to and from Martinique
  • Optional trips

Food and Drinks on board

We will get groceries for breakfast and lunch trying to take individual wishes and preferences into account as much as possible. Meals on board are prepared by the guests.
If desired, guests can cook on board in the evening, but experience has shown that usually guests want to enjoy dinner ashore in one of the cozy restaurant or tavern.
It’s common practice that guests pay for the Skipper

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