Cabin Charter in St Martin, Anguilla & St Barts
Trip 7 - Sunday 28 February to Sunday 7 March 2021
This is a sample of our cabin charter itinerary as we island-hop around the many beautiful islands around St Martin, Anguilla and St Bart’s. This is the perfect holiday for solo travellers, couples and small groups, who would like to get some relaxation and hands-on experience sailing in the Caribbean without needing to book a whole yacht. Just book your private ensuite cabin and get to join Nemo on this sailing adventure! Changes may take place due to your requests and weather conditions.
Meet Sam and Neil and your fellow guests at 2 PM (14:00) in Marigot, the capital of French St Martin. Just 20-minutes from the Princess Juliana International Airport. It is the perfect place to have lunch in one of the nearby restaurants before meeting us. We will head out to Nemo in Dory the Dinghy, and once you are settled in your private cabin and we have conducted the safety briefing, we will set sail to Anse Marcel. Neil will start showing you the ropes on Nemo, giving you a chance to get to know how to sail her straight away. Once anchored there will be time for a swim and then we will have our first dinner on Nemo.
This morning we will sail down the Anguilla Channel and then head up to the main port of entry to the British island of Anguilla, Road Bay. This will give you time to get hands-on practice sailing Nemo. Anguilla is known for its white sandy beaches, reefs and wrecks. It also has lively restaurants and bars. Road Bay has a beautiful white sandy beach where you’ll find numerous casual restaurants and bars. Laid-back is the rule on Anguilla and so drinks at Elvis’ Beach Bar are in order followed by dinner at one of the many restaurants ashore.
If there is a gentle breeze we will sail out to Prickly Pear Cays and enjoy the beautiful white sandy beaches and turquoise waters. Then we will come back to Crocus Bay for the evening. Crocus Bay is famous for its beautiful sunsets, making it a great place to anchor overnight and relax while watching the sun go down. The snorkelling is superb around Pelican Point and the beach is excellent for swimming and sunbathing. After cocktails, we will have dinner on Nemo.
After a delicious breakfast, we will sail up to Scrub Island and then back into St Martin waters. Our destination is Tinatmarre, a pristine island in the heart of the nature reserve. We will anchor in Baie Blanche, on the west coast facing Saint Martin, which has a delightful beach for swimming and exploring in the kayak or with the SUPs. Take a wander around this now uninhabited island and you will find the remains of an airstrip, a small rail track and a cotton plantation. After you have had a chance to explore we will have dinner on board Nemo.
Today we will sail through the St Barts Channel to Gustavia, the main port of entry on St. Barts. Snug and protected, this harbour is a favourite among wealthy owners of superyachts. The red roofs of many of the buildings give Gustavia a distinct character and boutiques featuring world-famous designer wear and jewellery vie for space with superb restaurants specializing in French cuisine. There will be plenty of time to explore ashore. Wander around the high-end shops or hike up the hills to the lighthouse at Fort Gustav and climb the steps up Fort Karl for great views. Then enjoy a cocktail in one of the many bars to soak up the atmosphere. Dinner will be back on Nemo.
Our first sail today will be to Anse de Colombier. This scenic and well-protected bay at the western tip of St. Barts is popular for its beauty, beach, and snorkelling. Steep hills overlook the blue waters and here we will find all manner of yachts at anchor. There is a 20-minute hiking trail, which is a great way to explore the surrounding area and build up an appetite before lunch! Our next stop will be another beautiful uninhabited isle – L’Île Fourchue. Once anchored we will spend the afternoon in the beautiful surroundings of the marine and nature park. Sit back and relax on Nemo or head out snorkelling amongst the amazing coral reefs, spotted eagle rays, turtles and sometimes dolphins are even seen here! For those of you wanting to stretch your legs again you can hike up to the top of the hill. It’s not too far and the views over St Barths and Sint Maarten are breathtaking. After all that activity where better to soak up the last rays of the day on Nemo with a sundowner and another delicious meal on board Nemo.
We will have our longest sail today as we head back to St Martin, giving you plenty of time to practice your helming. Our destination will be Grand Case, a lovely protected cove. After some relaxation, we will head ashore for our last dinner together. Here you can enjoy the delights that this gastronomic seaside village has to offer. It has colourful beach bars and restaurants where we can taste French and Creole cuisine.
A week goes by fast when you are having fun, and this will be our final morning sail back to Marigot Bay. You will be ready to head to the airport from noon (12 PM).
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