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Classic French Caribbean Highlights

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Deposit 25%. Balance due 12 weeks before departure
Discover the captivating French Caribbean. Hop your way around some of the Caribbean's most beautiful islands on this wonderful sailing adventure.
Suited to
Couples, Groups
Difficulty
Open to novice sailors
Nights onboard
10
Vessel type
Bali 5.4 Catamaran Lagoon 620 Catamaran Ipanema 58 Catamaran
Vessel length
55-60 ft
Skipper
Yes
Crew
Skipper & Steward/Cook
Berth Style
Modern double cabin with air-con
Insurance Required
Yes
Local Airport
Martinique Aimé Césaire International Airport

Classic French Caribbean Highlights

Duration: 10 nights with Various dates available from January - December 2024

Price Per Person*:

Jan 2024: From 2,452.25 GBP
Feb 2024: From 2,503.25 GBP
Mar 2024: From 2,477.75 GBP
Apr 2024: From 2,171.75 GBP
May 2024: From 1,746.75 GBP
June 2024: From 1,627.75 GBP
July 2024: From 1,653.25 GBP
Aug & Oct 2024: From 1,491.75 GBP
Nov - Dec 2024: From 1,806.25 GBP

A 25% deposit is required.

*Pricing is based on two people sharing one cabin. Prices will vary depending on the time of the year and the number of people per cabin.

Discover the captivating French Caribbean. Hop your way around some of the Caribbean's most beautiful islands on this wonderful sailing adventure.

Le Marin, Martinique sets the stage as you sail past the enchanting coasts of Saint Vincent. Enjoy an aperitif with your feet in the water on Happy Island and savour delightful lunches at Petit Saint Vincent and the Tobago Cays. Swim with turtles and discover the secluded beauty of Chatham Bay, wander past colourful wooden huts and take in panoramic views of Mayreau, while pristine beaches and deserted island paths wait to be explored.

Martinique

The premium luxury yacht offers a comfortable place to retreat to after spending your days exploring this stunning chain of islands. End your journey with the magnificent sights of Saint Vincent, including the stunning Cumberland Beach and its cascading waterfalls before heading back to Le Marin. Embrace the beauty and wonder that awaits you on this extraordinary Caribbean adventure.

Why You’ll Love This Trip

  • Explore white sand beaches, dive into crystal-clear lagoons and explore the renowned coral reefs of the Caribbean. Discover an incredible underwater world teeming with colourful fish, coral formations, and other fascinating marine creatures.
  • Visit the volcanic island of Saint Vincent with its lush vegetation, grey sand beach and large coconut plantation.
  • Sail towards Mayreau, which is home to just 300 inhabitants. Here you’ll stroll through the island’s only village with its colourful wooden huts and hike uphill to the village’s small stone church which has a view of the neighbouring islands.
  • Immerse yourself in the local culture as you interact with the friendly locals. Learn about their colourful traditions, savour the delicious flavours of regional cuisine and embrace the rich tapestry of Caribbean culture.
  • Share laughter, stories, and extraordinary experiences with like-minded adventurers. You'll share this trip with like-minded wanderers who cherish the joy of exploration and the magic of the Caribbean.

Who The Trip Is For

  • Nature lovers with a deep appreciation for the natural world. The vibrant coral reefs, diverse sea life, pristine lagoons and breathtaking landscapes of the Caribbean will make this trip unforgettable.
  • Those who long for a relaxing getaway filled with serene beaches, tranquil lagoons, and breathtaking vistas. Unwind on white sandy shores, soak up the Caribbean sun, and let the peaceful ambience rejuvenate your spirit.
  • People who enjoy building meaningful connections and experiencing other cultures. Interact with friendly locals and fellow travellers. Share stories, laughter, and unforgettable moments with a vibrant community of like-minded individuals.
  • Travellers filled with wanderlust and an insatiable desire to explore the world. Let the Caribbean's beauty and tranquillity inspire your dreams as you sail through picturesque islands and discover hidden gems along the way.

Day 1: Le Marin / Bequia (13h)

At 6:00 p.m., your catamaran awaits you at the Marina du Marin. Be welcomed on board by your crew and shown to your cabin. Le Marin is a peaceful village situated in the south of the island, lined with mangroves, and dotted with reefs and islets. The first leisure marina in the Lesser Antilles, it is the perfect gateway for cruises in the Grenadine. Depart on a night of navigation to Bequia, passing the coasts of Saint Vincent.

Dinner on board.

Day 2: Bequia

You will arrive early in the morning in Bequia, the first of the islands in Grenadines archipelago. Enjoy some leisure time at anchor in the harbor of Admiralty Bay and some time in swimming, snorkeling or water sports while your skipper takes care of customs entry formalities. Have lunch on board followed by a visit to the island in the afternoon. The capital Port Elisabeth displays the portrait of Queen of England, a mark of attachment to the former colonial power. You also have the option to tour the village by taxi with visit a “turtle farm”, a refuge where injured turtles are taken in before being released back to their natural environment.

Dinner and overnight on board.

Day 3: Bequia / Mustique / Mayreau (2h + 3h)

You will depart from Bequia at 5:30am and have breakfast in Mustique. Discover the island of the “jetsetters”, a favorite among the rich and famous celebrities of Hollywood! While at anchor, enjoy some swimming and watersports: snorkeling, kayaking and stand-up paddle. In the early afternoon, sail to Mayreau. This island has about 300 inhabitants making it the least populated of the archipelago. Just an hour’s walk on a path starting at the beach of Saline Bay, a quaint village can be discovered. It is worth visiting the cottages, bars and restaurants made from colorfully painted wood and the small stone church on top of the hill.

Dinner and overnight on board.

Day 4: Mayreau/Tobago Cays (0.5h)

Enjoy the beauty of Mayreau all morning. After lunch, you’ll sail towards Tobago Cays, the heart of the natural reserve to further explore the lagoon and its islets. Relax and immerse yourself in the underwater enchantment of shallow coral reefs with swimming and snorkeling. There are also trails for you to follow leading to desert islets to discover cacti, frangipani trees and endemic shrubs. You have the options to enjoy a casual BBQ on the beach with lobster or conch, and fish dinner depending on the season.

Day 5: Tobago Cays/ Little St. Vincent (1h)

In the middle of the afternoon, after a short navigation will bring you to the island of Petit St. Vincent (hotel island) with stunning turquoise waters. Experience a local bar ashore in the early evening.

Dinner and night on board.

Day 6: Little St. Vincent/Mopion/Union Chatham Bay (1h)

Sail towards Mopian Island, a tiny and instagram-worthy sand bar surrounded by lovely reefs and recognized for its single thatch roof umbrella. Go for a swim or enjoy a stroll on the beach in this unique and well-known spot. In the afternoon, a short navigation will bring you to one of the most beautiful bays of Grenadines, Chatham Bay. After lunch, enjoy snorkeling, SUP, kayaking, swimming or walking on the beach.

Day 7: Chatham Bay/Palm Island/Union (1h)

Wake up to a breakfast on board in Chatham Bay before heading to Palm Island for lunch with a view. In the afternoon, depart for a short sail to Union Island, the “capital” of Grenadines. The small island has an airport, hotels, restaurants, fruit and vegetable market, supermarkets and internet cafes. Go ashore and visit the picturesque village nearby after dinner if there’s time and discover some of the local bars.

Day 8: Union/Bequia/Cumberland (St. Vincent) (4.5h + 2.5h)

After breakfast depart for Bequia. Lunch on board. In the early afternoon, depart for Cumberland Bay downwind of St. Vincent.

Day 9: St. Vincent/ St/ Lucia (5.5h)

Breakfast will be served on board. If you would like, you have the option to explore the island by minibus with driver and guide. Here you can go swimming at a waterfall after crossing an expansive hanging bridge. After lunch, head on to the Pitons, a symbol of St. Lucia.

Dinner and night on board.

Day 10: St. Lucia/Sainte Anne (Martinique) (5.5h)

Breakfast on board. You have the option of taking a tour of the island by taxi and guide. See the village of La Soufrière and experience the Botanical Garden with its mineral springs and sulphurous baths. You can even walk in the crater of La Soufrière volcano, between smokes and geysers of boiling water Lunch will be served while sailing to Sainte Anne in Martinique.

Dinner and overnight on board.

Day 11: Sainte Anne / Marin (30 Min)

Enjoy breakfast on board before a short navigation to disembark at Port du Marin at 10 a.m.

  • Accommodation in double standard or superior air-conditioned cabin with a private bathroom
  • (A/C in service from 8.00 am to 10.00 pm)
  • Full board (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
  • Service of the crew: 2 persons (captain, steward/cook)
  • 2 sets of linen, towels and beach towels per person/week
  • Consumables for the yacht (diesel, fuel and water)
  • Insurance for the yacht and the passengers
  • Water sports on board: snorkelling equipment and sea kayak
  • Airfares
  • Beverages, soft and alcoholic beverages
  • Transfers airport – base – airport (optional)
  • Cash box (mandatory): 150 Euros per person per cruise payable on the spot upon arrival
  • Excursion package (Optional): 40 Euros per person Payable upon booking
  • Destination fee* (mandatory): £306 per person
    Includes: Custom taxes, National park fees (for the boat), Tourist taxes and landing fees on the islands, Mooring fees, Possible re-fills of water, fuel, gas, fresh products,Miscellaneous : repurchase of broken crockery, lost fishing lines or lures
     
  • Superior Cabin Charge: £212.50 per booking 
  • Excursion: Day 2: Bequia: a tour of the village by taxi, with a visit to the “turtle farm”, a refuge where injured turtles are taken in before being released back into their natural environment // Day 4: Tobago Cays: BBQ evening on the beach: aperitif, lobster dinner // Day 9: St Vincent: ride inland by minibus with driver-guide: typical village, panoramic road, swimming under a waterfall of fresh water after crossing a suspension bridge // Day 10: St. Lucia: Visit of the island by taxi and guide: visit the village of la Soufriere, the Botanical Garden, discover the crater of the Soufriere: £144.50 per person 
  • Charge for late passport info*: £127.50 per booking *the fine charge if not received within 1 wk (last minute bookings excepted) & done to ensure other passengers are not impacted because 1 client did not give info resulting in cabin cruise start delay 
  • Special Diet*: £144.50 per booking
    *Vegetarian, Gluten-free, Diabetic, Pescatarian, and Vegan Diet. Please communicate dietary requirements at least 2 weeks prior to the charter to adapt menus accordingly.
     
  • Transfer:
    1 – 5 pax RT from/to airport Fort de France – base: £154.70 round trip
    6 – 7 pax RT from/to airport Fort de France – base – base: £198.90 round trip
    8 pax RT from/to airport Fort de France – base: £221.00 round trip

 

 

Le Marin, Martinique

Le Marin, Martinique

Day 1: Le Marin / Bequia (13h)

At 6:00 p.m., your catamaran awaits you at the Marina du Marin. Be welcomed on board by your crew and shown to your cabin. Le Marin is a peaceful village situated in the south of the island, lined with mangroves, and dotted with reefs and islets. The first leisure marina in the Lesser Antilles, it is the perfect gateway for cruises in the Grenadine. Depart on a night of navigation to Bequia, passing the coasts of Saint Vincent.

Dinner on board.

Day 2: Bequia

You will arrive early in the morning in Bequia, the first of the islands in Grenadines archipelago. Enjoy some leisure time at anchor in the harbor of Admiralty Bay and some time in swimming, snorkeling or water sports while your skipper takes care of customs entry formalities. Have lunch on board followed by a visit to the island in the afternoon. The capital Port Elisabeth displays the portrait of Queen of England, a mark of attachment to the former colonial power. You also have the option to tour the village by taxi with visit a “turtle farm”, a refuge where injured turtles are taken in before being released back to their natural environment.

Dinner and overnight on board.

Day 3: Bequia / Mustique / Mayreau (2h + 3h)

You will depart from Bequia at 5:30am and have breakfast in Mustique. Discover the island of the “jetsetters”, a favorite among the rich and famous celebrities of Hollywood! While at anchor, enjoy some swimming and watersports: snorkeling, kayaking and stand-up paddle. In the early afternoon, sail to Mayreau. This island has about 300 inhabitants making it the least populated of the archipelago. Just an hour’s walk on a path starting at the beach of Saline Bay, a quaint village can be discovered. It is worth visiting the cottages, bars and restaurants made from colorfully painted wood and the small stone church on top of the hill.

Dinner and overnight on board.

Day 4: Mayreau/Tobago Cays (0.5h)

Enjoy the beauty of Mayreau all morning. After lunch, you’ll sail towards Tobago Cays, the heart of the natural reserve to further explore the lagoon and its islets. Relax and immerse yourself in the underwater enchantment of shallow coral reefs with swimming and snorkeling. There are also trails for you to follow leading to desert islets to discover cacti, frangipani trees and endemic shrubs. You have the options to enjoy a casual BBQ on the beach with lobster or conch, and fish dinner depending on the season.

Day 5: Tobago Cays/ Little St. Vincent (1h)

In the middle of the afternoon, after a short navigation will bring you to the island of Petit St. Vincent (hotel island) with stunning turquoise waters. Experience a local bar ashore in the early evening.

Dinner and night on board.

Day 6: Little St. Vincent/Mopion/Union Chatham Bay (1h)

Sail towards Mopian Island, a tiny and instagram-worthy sand bar surrounded by lovely reefs and recognized for its single thatch roof umbrella. Go for a swim or enjoy a stroll on the beach in this unique and well-known spot. In the afternoon, a short navigation will bring you to one of the most beautiful bays of Grenadines, Chatham Bay. After lunch, enjoy snorkeling, SUP, kayaking, swimming or walking on the beach.

Day 7: Chatham Bay/Palm Island/Union (1h)

Wake up to a breakfast on board in Chatham Bay before heading to Palm Island for lunch with a view. In the afternoon, depart for a short sail to Union Island, the “capital” of Grenadines. The small island has an airport, hotels, restaurants, fruit and vegetable market, supermarkets and internet cafes. Go ashore and visit the picturesque village nearby after dinner if there’s time and discover some of the local bars.

Day 8: Union/Bequia/Cumberland (St. Vincent) (4.5h + 2.5h)

After breakfast depart for Bequia. Lunch on board. In the early afternoon, depart for Cumberland Bay downwind of St. Vincent.

Day 9: St. Vincent/ St/ Lucia (5.5h)

Breakfast will be served on board. If you would like, you have the option to explore the island by minibus with driver and guide. Here you can go swimming at a waterfall after crossing an expansive hanging bridge. After lunch, head on to the Pitons, a symbol of St. Lucia.

Dinner and night on board.

Day 10: St. Lucia/Sainte Anne (Martinique) (5.5h)

Breakfast on board. You have the option of taking a tour of the island by taxi and guide. See the village of La Soufrière and experience the Botanical Garden with its mineral springs and sulphurous baths. You can even walk in the crater of La Soufrière volcano, between smokes and geysers of boiling water Lunch will be served while sailing to Sainte Anne in Martinique.

Dinner and overnight on board.

Day 11: Sainte Anne / Marin (30 Min)

Enjoy breakfast on board before a short navigation to disembark at Port du Marin at 10 a.m.