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Skippered Sailing Holidays Martinique & Gudadeloupe

Martinique > Guadeloupe

January 17 – 28, 2024

 

Guadeloupe > Martinique

February 3 – 14, 2024

Skippered Sailing Holidays   

Martinique & Guadeloupe

Welcome to the captivating world of sailing in the French West Indies – Martinique, Guadeloupe, Dominica, Marie Galante, and Les Saintes. These enchanting islands offer azure waters, stunning landscapes, and rich cultural experiences for sailors and adventurers. Explore lush rainforests, golden beaches, volcanic peaks, and unspoiled beauty as you chart your course through this idyllic corner of the Caribbean. We will host the sails and embark on a voyage of a lifetime through the resplendent beauty of these alluring destinations.

Highlights

Jardin
de Balata
A Paradise Botanical Garden
Champagne
Reef
Bubbling water rising from volcanic springs
Morne Trois
Pitons
UNESCO World Heritage National Park
Jacques Cousteau’s Underwater Reserve
Underwater reserve full of colors
Marie Galante
Old mills, sugarcane plantations, and golden beaches
Saintes Bay
Member of the Most beautiful Bays in the Worlds by the UNESCO

Our Catamaran

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

Itinerary: from Martinique

Day 1: Embarkation on the Sailing Dutchman

We will welcome you with a refreshing cocktail at 5 – 6 pm on board of the Sailing Dutchman. 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: Le Marin > Fort-de-France

Today is the first day of our sailing trip, during which we will “feel” the yacht and get to know each other. We will also admire the first attractions of Martinique – the Memorial Cap 110, a monument dedicated to the slaves, and during lunchtime, we will stop at Les Anses-d’Arlet, a small but wonderful town with a beautiful pier, a charming church, and colorful fishing boats. From the sea, we will also see Diamond Rock, which played a significant role during the Napoleonic wars.

Day 3: Martinique: Fort-de-France > Grand Riviere / Optional Tour around Martinique

For those who want to explore Martinique, there is an optional tour, during which we will visit the Jardin de Balata Botanical Garden, Le Savane des Esclaves – the reconstructed slave village and the Habitation Clement rum distillery, surrounded by beautiful gardens and sculpture park which was established in 1774.

Those who prefer to stay on the catamaran, will have the opportunity to admire the coast of Martinique during the sailing from Fort-de-France to Grand Riviere.

Day 4: Martinique > Dominica

Today we sail to Dominica, known as the “quintessence of the Caribbean.” We will stop for diving at Champagne Reef, named so for the bubbling water rising from volcanic thermal springs on the ocean floor and offering a dazzling explosion of the colours. The night we will spend in Roseau – the colorful capital of the island – where the streets pulse with reggae music, and from every place, we can admire beautiful mountains. It’s worth trying Kubuli beer, the winner of the Gold Medal at the Monde Selection Award in 2002.

Day 5: Dominica: Roseau > Portsmouth / Optional Tour around Dominica

For those who want to explore Dominica, there is an optional tour, during which we will visit UNESCO World Heritage-listed Morne Trois Pitons National Park surrounds Dominica’s second highest mountain, Morne Trois Piton and is called Jewel of Dominica. You can experience thick jungle, with giant ferns and wild orchids, stunted cloud forest on the upper slopes of 1,424-meter, deeply incised valleys, a ‘boiling lake’ and five volcanoes.

Those who prefer to stay on the catamaran, will have the opportunity to admire Dominica’s coastline during the cruise from Roseau to Portsmouth.

Day 6: Dominica > Marie Galante

Today our destination is the island of Marie Galante by some called „Guadaloupaonline” because it reminds of Guadaloupe as it was 50 years ago, retaining agriculture nature. By locals called The „Great Galette” is full of beautiful green areas, old-fashioned mills, sugar cane plantations, cliffs and golden beaches

We will anchor for the night in Grand Bourg – the capital of the island.

Day 7: Marie Galante > Les Saintes

After breakfast we will sail to Les Saintes, a small archipelago consisting of pristine islands, of which only two are inhabited – Terre de Haut and Terre de Bas. Our destination is Terre de Haut, which will enchant us with Saintes Bay, listed on the UNESCO World’s Most Beautiful Bays

Day 8: Les Saintes > Guadeloupe

After breakfast, we will head towards Guadeloupe, shaped like a butterfly. One wing, Basse-Terre, called by by the ancient Caribbean tribe Karukera “The island of beautiful water” is mountainous and volcanic, rich with forests, rivers and waterfalls. The other wing – Grande-Terre – often called the little Brittany of the Antilles because of its abrupt cliffs that resemble those of the Breton peninsula.

Our first destination at Guadeloupe is Pigeon Island and Jacques Cousteau Underwater Nature Reserve where we will go snorkelling in the coral reefs and admire underwater world.

Day 9: Guadeloupe: Pigeon Island > Grand Anse / Optional Tour around Basse-Terre

For those who want to explore Basse-Terre, volcanic, rich of forests, rivers and waterfalls part of Guadeloupe there is an optional tour, during which we will visit w World Biorsphere Reseve – Guadeloupe National Park, Jardin Botanique de Deshaies and take a Route de la Traverse which will take us from sugar can fields to dense jungle.

Those who prefer to stay at catamaran will have a lot of time to enjoy Jacques Cousteau Underwater Nature Reserve and then the coast of Guadeloupe. We will anchor at Grande Anse Beach – one of the most majestic beaches of Guadeloupe.

Day 10 - Guadeloupe: Grande Anse > Anse de Souffleur

Today is a lazy day. Time to enjoy beautiful beaches and snorkelling. Our destination is Anse de Souffleur – one of the nicest beaches in Guadeloupe, with calm and crystal clear water.

Day 11: Guadeloupe: Anse de Souffler > Marina Saint Francois / Optional Tour around Grande - Terre

After lazy day there will be the longest sailing day. For those who want to explore Grande – Terre there is an optional tour, during which we will admire the cliffs from the viewpoint of Pointe des Chateaux Peninsula, visit Le Moule – formerly capital of Guadeloupe and watch the sunset at Anse Champagne Beach

Day 12: Disembarkation

Disembarkation from the catamaran is around 10am so you will have plenty of time to go to the airport and catch your flight back home.

Optional trips and attractions

Martinique

Jardin
de Balata
La Savane Des Esclaves
Habitation Clement

Dominica

Morne Trois
Pitons
Kalinago Barana Aute

Guadeloupe

Guadeloupe National Park
Jardin Botanique de Deshaies

The Price

1895,00 € per person

What is included

  • Accomodation 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
  • 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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