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2nd March 2024 to 9th March 2024

Tall Ship: St Martin to Antigua

From £645 per person

Deposit 25%. Trip balance due 12 weeks before departure.
Join classic wooden windjammer Florette for a Caribbean sailing adventure from the island of St Martin to Antigua.
Clear
Suited to
Families, Couples, Individuals, Groups
Difficulty
No sailing experience is required. Sit back and relax or get as involved with crew life as you like. Learning to navigate, trim and set the sails, and helm the ship.
Nights onboard
7
Vessel type
Florette
Vessel length
40m
Skipper
Yes
Insurance Required
Yes

Join classic wooden windjammer Florette for a Caribbean sailing adventure from the island of St. Martin to Antigua.

7 Nights: 2 - 9 March 2024

Price: From £645 per person*

Join the historic tall ship Florette on the island of St. Martin for an authentic Caribbean sailing holiday. Explore the Leeward islands under sail from St Martin, Anguilla, and St Barths to Antigua.

This Caribbean sailing holiday adventure certainly has something for everyone. From traditional tall ship sailing in perfect trade wind conditions to island hopping, wildlife spotting, and general tropical island relaxation.

ST MARTIN TO ANTIGUA

Divided into two nations of French and Dutch, St Martin is a fascinating cultural blend of rich African heritage, speaking 80 different languages and home to over 100 different nationalities. This tiny island is a multi-cultural delight with some of the finest and diverse cuisine found in the Caribbean. Add the 37 palm-fringed white-sand beaches, endless coves and tranquil bays and it’s easy to see why this tropical paradise is a firm favourite for the sun-seeking traveller and a great place to join your Caribbean sailing holiday. Florette will be moored or anchored in the picturesque Marigot Bay, ready to welcome guests aboard.

As with all our sailing holidays, Florette will make the most of the Caribbean trade winds sailing and island hopping through the Leeward islands to finish on the island of Antigua. Depending on the wind, explore the islands of St Martin, Anguilla and St Barths.

ST BARTHS

The French-speaking island of St Barths has long been dubbed the playground of the rich and famous with pristine beaches, gourmet dining and designer boutiques. Away from the hustle and bustle however, a tropical paradise awaits with luscious mountains, stretches of soft white-sand beaches and beautiful flowering gardens filled with hibiscus. This volcanic island is surrounded by shallow reefs so makes for great snorkelling and swimming too.

ANGUILLA

Coconut palms fringe endless shimmering beaches. The island is lapped by crystal clear water and vibrant coral reefs – great for swimming, snorkelling and exploring. Colourful, quintessentially Caribbean timber houses and beach bars line the shores with fresh catch of the day cooking on beach-side BBQ’s. Enjoy the islands relaxed reggae vibes and rum punches.

From solo travellers to couples to families or friends, there is something for everyone on this Caribbean sailing adventure. An unforgettable and versatile sailing holiday with daily trips to explore ashore, offering a pleasant contrast to the social life on board. Swim, snorkel and kayak in secluded bays with crystal-clear water and miles of soft sandy white beaches.

  • HALF BOARD – All breakfast (includes tea and coffee), six meals (combination of lunch or dinner)
  • Use of all facilities on board including snorkeling gear, paddle boards, kayaks, board games
  • All bedding (pillow, duvet, bedding)
  • All tender trips during the voyage, to and fro the boat
  • Full crew, plus tuition

BOARD CASH (in EUROS OR USD)

  • Guests to bring with them – €150pp (can also be in USD) board cash for water & waste fees.
  • 6-7 meals ashore (at guests expense)
  • Tea/Coffee/Alcohol (cash honesty bar)
  • Wash or swim towels
  • Use of sleeping bags for sleeping on deck (only if you want!)
  • Any local taxes including departure and landing tax – are estimated to be between €100-200 per person. If there are places guests want to go that have a landing tax, the cost will be split between those that want to go and added to your honesty tab.
  • Domestic flights
  • Insurance
  • Crew and tour leader tips

LIFE ON BOARD

AUTHENTIC TALL SHIP SAILING

Florette and her crew always try to combine traditional classic sailing while immersing guests in the natural landscapes ashore. Florette invites you to get involved with her traditional sailing. With an original rig, it is certainly an all-hands on deck approach  – which is surely part of the magic to this adventure sailing holiday.

Sailing Florette is a true family affair. Captain Ron is the 2nd generation to run and sail Florette with his family after his parents bought the boat back in the 70’s. Ron was brought up on the boat, as he is now doing with his family. Alongside Ron and his wife Nicole, Florette is fully crewed with experienced and knowledgeable sailors. Nicole is also the boats chef, cooking up fabulous cuisine, so you won’t be going hungry after a day of sailing and exploring.

HAVE FUN!

Florette commands attention wherever she sails with her traditional wooden hull, decoratively carved transom and her impressive sail rig. Sailing with her is part of the magic of this adventure holiday and is a huge part of the experience. There is also fishing gear available which is used to catch fresh fish for supper!

SLEEPING AND RELAXATION

Florette is one of the larger boats in our fleet so she has ample space both above and below decks. Her Captain and family live-aboard but they have their own separate quarters. Guests can enjoy private cabins in combinations of 2-3 berth bunks. All cabins share a total of four toilets and three showers with another shower on deck for a rinse off after some sea swimming. For Atlantic crossings and Caribbean voyages only, under 30’s have the chance for a true authentic pirate experience to stay in a hammock! Each hammock will be allocated a seamans chest for any belongings and will strung up in the saloon between 9pm and 8am.

A generous saloon, bar and eating area sit below decks with a traditional wooden finish. Above decks there is a large cushioned area for relaxation, sun-bathing or sleeping beneath the stars (bring your own sleeping bag if this is something you fancy!). An alfresco dining area sits mid-ships, perfect for lunches in the sun or dinners at sunset.

Please check the What’s Included tab for a breakdown of the ticket price and the board cash.

Marigot Bay, St Martin

Falmouth Harbour OR Jolly Harbour, Antigua

ST MARTIN TO ANTIGUA

Divided into two nations of French and Dutch, St Martin is a fascinating cultural blend of rich African heritage, speaking 80 different languages and home to over 100 different nationalities. This tiny island is a multi-cultural delight with some of the finest and diverse cuisine found in the Caribbean. Add the 37 palm-fringed white-sand beaches, endless coves and tranquil bays and it’s easy to see why this tropical paradise is a firm favourite for the sun-seeking traveller and a great place to join your Caribbean sailing holiday. Florette will be moored or anchored in the picturesque Marigot Bay, ready to welcome guests aboard.

As with all our sailing holidays, Florette will make the most of the Caribbean trade winds sailing and island hopping through the Leeward islands to finish on the island of Antigua. Depending on the wind, explore the islands of St Martin, Anguilla and St Barths.

ST BARTHS

The French-speaking island of St Barths has long been dubbed the playground of the rich and famous with pristine beaches, gourmet dining and designer boutiques. Away from the hustle and bustle however, a tropical paradise awaits with luscious mountains, stretches of soft white-sand beaches and beautiful flowering gardens filled with hibiscus. This volcanic island is surrounded by shallow reefs so makes for great snorkelling and swimming too.

ANGUILLA

Coconut palms fringe endless shimmering beaches. The island is lapped by crystal clear water and vibrant coral reefs – great for swimming, snorkelling and exploring. Colourful, quintessentially Caribbean timber houses and beach bars line the shores with fresh catch of the day cooking on beach-side BBQ’s. Enjoy the islands relaxed reggae vibes and rum punches.

From solo travellers to couples to families or friends, there is something for everyone on this Caribbean sailing adventure. An unforgettable and versatile sailing holiday with daily trips to explore ashore, offering a pleasant contrast to the social life on board. Swim, snorkel and kayak in secluded bays with crystal-clear water and miles of soft sandy white beaches.

Florette has limited space for possessions so please be considerate and travel as light as possible. There is no storage for rigid cases so please bring your items in a soft bag or rucksack.

We recommend a travelling light principal with lots of lightweight, easy drying layers. Below is a list of recommended items, these are not mandatory and those that have sailed before may have their own preferences!

  • Fingerless gloves for hoisting sails (sailing or cycling are best)
  • Walking boots/shoes for onshore & light shoes/trainers (with good grip)
  • Wash towel – micro fibre are lightweight and quick drying!
  • Swimsuit and swim towel
  • Lightweight, quick-dry clothes (base layers, fleece and synthetic tops are both lightweight and quick-drying!)

It can be quite a few degrees colder out at sea so please bring lots of layers even if the forecast seems like a warm week!

  • Warm, windproof and waterproof coat
  • Sun cream (please use reef safe, eco products where possible)
  • Sunglasses and a warm hat/cap
  • Small personal first aid kit and any medication you may need
  • Camera/binoculars
  • Personal wash kit (please use reef safe, eco products where possible)
  • If you wish to sleep on deck under the stars or are booking a hammock berth, please bring your own lightweight sleeping bag
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Insect repellent
  • Charging cables for personal devices
  • EU 2pin plug adaptor
  • A good book to read!
  • Consider a small backpack/bag for onshore exploring