A yacht charter vacation in Saint Martin will be the ultimate island getaway. On St Martin in the Caribbean, white sands and turquoise waters stretch as far as the eye can see. This route takes you to the most beautiful islands and beaches off the beaten track. Our itinerary allows you to sail in short stages to take in all of the surrounding beauty.
Be sure to buy plenty of supplies inland before setting sail from Oyster Pond, as on this route you will not see a single supermarket. The first stop is Il Tintamarre, where the sublime beaches seem untouched, there are also natural mud baths to bathe in which can be beneficial for the skin. After stopping at Il Tintamarre, we recommend sailing to Anguilla. Anchoring at Cove Bay, you can enjoy the laid back atmosphere on the long, white sandy beach. Smokey’s restaurant is in Cove Bay overlooking the sea, which serves some lovely dishes. On sailing back to Saint Martin, you can stop at Petite Caye beach - a totally deserted bay only accessible by boat. Hiking trails lead inland if you want to explore some of the flora and fauna of the island. Grand Caye, slightly further south is another quiet, pristine beach popular with the locals. From either of these bays you can sail to the Island of Il Pinel which is a particularly good spot for reef snorkeling as the beaches there are protected from surf. There are two restaurants on this island should you want refreshments. If you have tired of tranquility at this point, pull into Orient Bay, one of Saint Martin’s most popular destinations where cafes, water sporting activities and live music can be found. The deserted island of Green Cay lies off Orient Bay and can be the final secluded retreat on your journey.
Sailing in Saint Martin you are never without of site of a gorgeous island or bay to stop off at. The trade winds provide good sailing winds and the Caribbean seas are generally calm. However the Atlantic waters around the island can be rougher with strong currents. Anchoring and mooring conditions vary in this area and there are few marinas. Be cautious of the many coral reefs.
Captain Oliver’s Marina, Oyster Pond