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30th March 2024 to 6th April 2024

Tall Ship: St Martin to Guadeloupe

From £645 per person

Deposit 25%. Trip balance due 12 weeks before departure.
Join historic tall ship Florette on the island of St Martin for an authentic Caribbean sailing holiday. Explore the Leeward islands under sail from Montserrat, St Kitts & Nevis to the island of Guadeloupe.
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 Guadeloupe.

7 Nights: 30 March - 6 April 2024

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 Montserrat, St Kitts & Nevis to the island of Guadeloupe.

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

YOUR SAILING AREA

ST MARTIN TO GUADELOUPE

Divided into two nations 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 multicultural delight with some of the finest and most 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 Guadeloupe. Depending on the wind, explore the islands of Monserrat and St Kitts & Nevis before finishing on the island of Guadeloupe.

ST KITTS & NEVIS

The volcanic islands of St Kitts and Nevis are known for their cloud-shrouded mountains and beautiful beaches. St Kitts is dominated by the dormant Mount Liamuiga volcano, home to a crater lake, green vervet monkeys and rainforest crisscrossed with hiking trails. Abandoned sugar plantations, streets lined with colourful timber houses and palm trees swaying in the trade wind make exploring this little island a truly, quintessentially Caribbean experience.

MONTSERRAT

One of the most dramatic islands in the Caribbean for both its geological history and landscape, the island of Montserrat is home to towering mountain peaks and rainforest hillsides. The eruption of the Soufriere Hills Volcano in 1995 devastated the island, with the last two decades spent re-building and growing the population. Nowadays, Montserrat draws tourists wanting to experience a little bit of authentic, laid-back Caribbean island life. A slow rhythm with friendly locals, rainforest trails and wonderful bird-watching opportunities where cruise liners are yet to arrive.

GUADELOUPE

Guadeloupe is an archipelago in its own right with the main butterfly-shaped island surrounded by even more miniature versions of this tropical paradise. The main island is divided by the Salee River home to jungle swamps and connected only by a couple of bridges. Across the islands, you’ll find beautiful long stretches of beach, sugar cane fields and the Parc National de la Guadeloupe. A mountainous, jungle-like National Park home to the cascading Carbet Falls and the volcano of La Grande Soufrière. With a plethora of bays, coves and inlets, you won’t be short of picturesque anchorages and swimming opportunities here either.

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 of 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 boat 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

Deshaies, Guadeloupe

YOUR SAILING AREA

ST MARTIN TO GUADELOUPE

Divided into two nations 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 multicultural delight with some of the finest and most 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 Guadeloupe. Depending on the wind, explore the islands of Monserrat and St Kitts & Nevis before finishing on the island of Guadeloupe.

ST KITTS & NEVIS

The volcanic islands of St Kitts and Nevis are known for their cloud-shrouded mountains and beautiful beaches. St Kitts is dominated by the dormant Mount Liamuiga volcano, home to a crater lake, green vervet monkeys and rainforest crisscrossed with hiking trails. Abandoned sugar plantations, streets lined with colourful timber houses and palm trees swaying in the trade wind make exploring this little island a truly, quintessentially Caribbean experience.

MONTSERRAT

One of the most dramatic islands in the Caribbean for both its geological history and landscape, the island of Montserrat is home to towering mountain peaks and rainforest hillsides. The eruption of the Soufriere Hills Volcano in 1995 devastated the island, with the last two decades spent re-building and growing the population. Nowadays, Montserrat draws tourists wanting to experience a little bit of authentic, laid-back Caribbean island life. A slow rhythm with friendly locals, rainforest trails and wonderful bird-watching opportunities where cruise liners are yet to arrive.

GUADELOUPE

Guadeloupe is an archipelago in its own right with the main butterfly-shaped island surrounded by even more miniature versions of this tropical paradise. The main island is divided by the Salee River home to jungle swamps and connected only by a couple of bridges. Across the islands, you’ll find beautiful long stretches of beach, sugar cane fields and the Parc National de la Guadeloupe. A mountainous, jungle-like National Park home to the cascading Carbet Falls and the volcano of La Grande Soufrière. With a plethora of bays, coves and inlets, you won’t be short of picturesque anchorages and swimming opportunities here either.

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.