Aside from its pleasant navigation conditions, Martinique also offers many great sailing routes allowing you to discover all the many hidden treasures of the Antilles. The GlobeSailor offers you a route which links Martinique with the Grenadines, during which you will be able to truly enjoy the many attractions of the Caribbean. This 10 day tour starts and ends at Le Marin base in Martinique.
Embark from Le Marin base in Martinique. The town of Le Marin is a true sailing hub for pleasure boaters and it is an excellent departure base for a cruise around the Antilles. Before setting sail, you will be able to refuel and stock up on supplies easily, ready to get under way on your cruise to the Grenadines
Head for Saint Lucia (Sainte-Lucie), a volcanic Caribbean island. You will be able to moor along one of the coconut tree lined beaches where they filmed the famous Pirates of the Caribbean films. As evening approaches, dock at the port of Castries, the most important town in Saint Lucia, which is in a well sheltered bay. Remember to check what authorization is required and what customs procedures are in operation at each stage of your cruise.
Continue along your cruise towards Marigot Bay. On your to-do list: take a swim in the calm waters and walk in the sunshine. Visit La Soufrière, a small picturesque town which is very easily accessible on foot. In the afternoon, make your way back to Pitions Bay, and take the opportunity to discover the many waterfalls, hot water springs and volcanoes. An unforgettable journey, between the mountains and the sea.
On this fourth day of your trip, hoist your sails and head in the direction of Bequia, the second largest island of the Grenadines. Previously home to whale hunters, today it is the ideal place for a dip in the sea and a look around the local markets. You can also visit Port Elisabeth, the capital. You can moor overnight at Admiralty Bay.
From the port of Admiralty Bay, set sail for Moustique, a sophisticated island renowned for its charm and discretion. The island is also home to an exceptional natural landscape, from coral reefs to special places where sea turtles are born. Enjoy a picnic on the sand, a spot of diving or a dream like afternoon of windsurfing.
Arrive at Mayreau, a small island, only 3km², where you will enjoy pure relaxation and tranquility. Gateway to the Tobago Cays islands, you will be seduced by this island with its white sandy beaches and coconut palms. Try crab fishing and visit the tiny villages. Moor for the evening at Salt Whistle Bay.
Let the waves take you towards Tobago Cays, a small group of islands within the Grenadines, and enjoy the breathtaking sea beds and coral reefs surrounding this archipelago. Enjoy a drink or dinner on the beach in one of the most beautiful lagoons in the Caribbean, with incredible views across the turquoise waters. Sit back, unwind and relax!
Drop your anchor at Union Island, one of the most southerly islands of the archipelago. Don’t miss the majestic barrier reefs which offer some incredible sights, and enjoy a spot of shopping along Clifton Harbour. Leave again in the afternoon to reach Saint-Vincent. Moor overnight in the Blue Lagoon Marina.
It’s time to begin your return journey towards Le Marin, by sailing north of Sainte-Lucie. Once you arrive, go in search of its artificial lagoon and the nightlife of Rodney Bay. Also make sure you try some authentic, spicy local food for one last magical evening!
Your cruise in the Caribbean is drawing to a close and it is time to head back to Le Marin. Along the way, moor at Saint-Anne and enjoy for a final time the incredible landscape, wild beauty and breathtaking views. Then it is time to return to base and complete your check-out and hand the boat back in good time. Don’t forget to refuel and replenish supplies of water, as well as cleaning the boat!
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