Itinerary for St. Maarten
There is a reason why it is recognized as the European Capital of the Caribbean, delightfully Dutch and fantastically French, this tiny island of just 36 square miles is the smallest country shared by two nations. Fly into Princess Juliana international Airport on the Dutch side. After a short taxi ride to the Porto Cupecoy Marina, meet your crew and store your bags, we encourage you to stroll around the duty-free shopping and sidewalk cafes. You will board your catamaran at five o''clock in the afternoon and enjoy cocktails and dinner on board.
Cruising Day 1:
After breakfast we depart through the Dutch Bridge on our way to Road Bay on the British island of Anguilla. We have a leisurely morning sail and lunch at Road Bay after which you will have the opportunity to go ashore and mingle with the locals at Johnos'' bar and enjoy the live jazz music, see the locally made sailboats on the beach ready for the next regatta, which is the national sport of Anguilla.
Cruising Day 2:
Breakfast and we are off to Prickly Pear Cays, a remote uninhabited rocky atoll with amazing bird life and unspoiled lagoon surrounded by a living coral reef. Snorkel to the white powdery beach and over the magnificent coral. You can also explore the water of little bay where schools of small fish totally surround you and you can see the pelicans diving. This area and has been designated as a marine park providing excellent snorkeling and swimming in the azure waters. After lunch we will sail Marigot on the French side of Saint Martin.
Cruising Day 3:
In the morning you will have an opportunity to go ashore to explore the picturesque town of Marigot, visit fort Luise, enjoy the beautiful mall, and do some shopping in the street market. After lunch we sail to Roche Creol to do some snorkeling, after that we will enter Anse Marsel marina, while the crew is filling the water tanks you will have an opportunity to walk the grounds of the Radisson Hotel. Upon completion of topping up the water tanks we will motor to Grand Case where you will dine ashore in the gourmet Capital of the Caribbean.
Cruising Day 4:
After breakfast we head off around the north end of the island into Pinel island (Il. Pinel), here you can go ashore, enjoyed the beach, Beach chairs/umbrellas, beach bars, gift shop, hiking, snorkeling, kayaking. In short Pinel island offers something to everyone. We shall stay at Pinel Island until the next morning.
Cruising Day 5:
Today we shall sail to Saint Bart''s, On the way after two hours of open ocean sailing we shall stop at Il. Fourche (fork island), this island is the rocky remains of an extinct volcano with nothing but lizards and cactus, we shall spend several hours in this magnificent moonscape surrounding, for those who would like to climb the to the summit there are the most spectacular views, the rest can enjoy the water and snorkeling around. After lunch we sail to bay of Colombier on Saint Bart''s, where we can spend the rest of the day exploring the bay in the kayak, walking on the beach or taking the cliff-path into the next day where the views are stunning. The bay is inaccessible by car and is totally unspoiled. There is also plenty of time for our last snorkeling to see all the varieties of Caribbean fish you could wish for.
Cruising Day 6:
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A short sail in the morning takes us to the beautiful harbour of Gustavia, the capital of Saint Bart''s. This island boasts the gateway homes of many celebrities and magnificent mega-yachts. After exploring the wonderful array of old Caribbean houses and varying French shops, and maybe doing an island tour, enjoy a cocktail at Jimmy Buffett''s "cheeseburger in paradise" cafÃ©. After lunch we take a leisurely sail back to Porto Cupecoy Marina. Enjoy an exquisite cuisine of your choice ashore tonight.
A continental breakfast will be served and then we say our farewells to you until your next cruise with us.