A complete yacht charter guide that has everything you need to know about your next sailing holidays in Martinique.
With long stretches between the islands, this is truly a sailor’s paradise. You’ll enjoy cruising Martinique’s brilliant blue waters as you sail between islands, stopping at St. Pierre, St. Lucia, and Saint Vincent - to name a few.
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During your Martinique yacht charter, you will enjoy art, fashion and fine cuisine, with true French flair. The cities are filled with boutique shopping, worldly restaurants, quaint cafes, and upscale resorts.
Meanwhile, the islands’ villages provide that laid-back island lifestyle where you can relax and take time to connect with the natural beauty of Martinique. Spend your days outside - swimming, snorkeling, hiking in the island’s rainforests, or soaking in the hot springs.
Either way, time ashore will have plenty to entertain and excite you, making Martinique a destination beloved by cosmopolitan luxury seekers, and adventure adrenaline junkies alike.
The best time to do a Martinique boat rental depends entirely on your experience and comfort level.
While Martinique sailing is good year-round, September and October are generally the calmest months.
Winter winds can be very strong, up to 30 knots for days at a time. Winds will move east through February and will decrease to 10-15 knots by June.
The tidal range is not too large, at about 18 inches max, and you will find the best sailing in the Inner Channel and Victoria Channel where the waters are deep.
The best way to get to Martinique is by flying into the island’s only airport - Martinique Aimé Césaire.
Most likely you will need to fly into a bigger hub in the Caribbean, such as Puerto Rico, Antigua or Barbados, and get a connecting flight.
Regional airlines such as Air Caraïbes, Air Antilles Express, and LIAT offer many connecting flights within the Caribbean islands.
If you have questions regarding travel itinerary, Yacht4Less is happy to advise, as well as arrange transportation to/from the airport.
Transfer time to the base: 40 mins by taxi.
As a part of France, Martinique uses the Euro for currency.
The french connection also means their plugs are the same, so a European electrical adapter would come in handy if you are not coming from Europe.
Martinique’s time zone is Eastern Caribbean Time (GMT/UTC minus four hours)
For moorings in Martinique, there is no shortage of spots. Overnight anchorages can usually be found in sheltered bays. These coves will have a sand/mud seabed, making it easy to anchor. Be sure to allow for the tidal range when anchoring. In Martinique, it can fluctuate daily, between 10cm-30cm.
⚓ Day 1. Le Marin (check in)
⚓ Day 2. Le Marin - Anse d'Arlet 15 NM
⚓ Day 3. Anse d’Arlet - St Pierre 10NM
⚓ Day 4. St Pierre - Rodney Bay, St Lucia 35NM
⚓ Day 5. Rodney Bay - The Pitons, St Lucia 13 NM
⚓ Day 6. The Pitons - Ste. Anne 35 NM
⚓ Day 7. Ste. Ane - Le Marin 10 NM
⚓ Day 1. Martinique - Saint Lucia (40 NM)
⚓ Day 2. Saint Lucia - Saint Vincent (54 NM)
⚓ Day 3. Saint Vincent - Bequia (9 nm)
⚓ Day 4. Bequia - Baliceaux (13 NM)
⚓ Day 5. Baliceaux - Mustique (5 NM)
⚓ Day 6. Mustique - Canouan (14,50 NM)
⚓ Day 7. Canouan - Mayreau (6,50 NM)
⚓ Day 8. Mayreau - Tobago Cays (3 NM)
⚓ Day 9. Tobago Cays - Petit Saint Vincent (6 nm)
⚓ Day 10. Petit Saint Vincent - Petite Martinique (0.50 nm)
⚓ Day 11. Petite Martinique- Union Island (4.50nm)
⚓ Day 12. Union Island - Saint Vincent (35.50 nm)
⚓ Day 13. Saint Vincent-Saint Lucia (54 nm)
⚓ Day 14. Saint Lucia - Martinique (40 nm)
It depends. For example, the most important ones are the type of boat you will choose and whether you require a professional crew on board (e.g. skipper, hostess or cook). So, as you can see, there are many factors that can shape a price for a boat rental.