Catamaran SV Turquoise Turtle – Chartering in St Maartin, St Barts, and Anguilla Waters
St. Maarten Itinerary Example- 7 nights.
Day 1: A convenient place to join our yacht is Simpson Bay on the Dutch side, not far from the International airport.
The first afternoon is normally spent in Simpson Bay settling in to your cabins,
getting to know the boat and spending some time on the lovely beach where you can walk
and enjoy the beach bars and sunset cocktails.
Yes, you are really here!
Day 2: After a tasty breakfast served by your private chef sail off to Ille Fourchue. This extinct volcanic caldera has a very protected anchorage.
There are a few excellent Scuba diving sites nearby and the scenery is just wonderful.
Swim in or take the tender ashore to explore this unique Caribbean island. With the black
sand beach and arid landscape it feels like you may have arrived on another planet. A
nearby dive offers some of the best Scuba diving in the Caribbean with a huge variety of
fish, eagle rays and beautiful coral. Snorkel some of the many reefs nearby. Hike to the
peaks and enjoy 360° views of the surrounding islands and of your private charter yacht anchored way below. If you are there in the spring, look for humpback whales as they migrate south.
Day 3: Only a short sail southand you will be exploring theFrench island of St. Barthelemy (St Barts).
Anchor at the Gustavia Harbour, a quaint Swedish hamlet (remnant of the original Swedish colony). Here you can snorkel the wreck of the motor yacht, “Nonstop”, which sunk in a storm. Or step ashore, browse the exclusive boutiques, or rent a Moke and tour the isolated beaches (St.Barts is well known for its “clothing optional” beaches), and see the beautiful homes carved out of the hillsides. In the evening you may want to mix in the night life of St. Barts, the St. Tropez of the Caribbean. Jazz and cognac, wine and laughter, and some lively Caribbean dancing.
St Barts is also known as “The Bucket List” destination for New Year!
Day 4: Sail around to Anse de Colombier, which frames asplendid beach that is only
easily accessible by boat. This is a quiet anchorage where you can snorkel or relax
in the sunshine. Relax enjoying the Colombier peace and tranquillity.
Day 5: After enjoying breakfast enjoy a relaxing sail to Marigot Bay, a small town reminiscent of the south of France. Smell the fresh baked breads and pastries wafting from the cafes and bistros.
Stop for some wine and cheese or the fashions and perfumes direct-from-Paris.
Or sail on to Grande Case, an historic fishing village, where lovely West Indian buildings, house art galleries and gourmet restaurants, a connoisseurs dream.
Both these Creole villages are a graceful mix of old world France and the new world West Indies. You could have lunch at one of the many beach restaurants in Baie de Grand Case
known for its many restaurants serving French Cuisine.
After lunch sail to Orient Beach which is a beautiful mile long beach. Walk the beach or even better pub crawl the beach! There are so many beach bars you may not make it tothe end!
Day 6: Spend the morning exploring Isle Pinel, snorkel with Turtles and Rays or relax on the beach! Have lunch at Le Karibundi Beach restaurant famous for
“The best Lobster” in the Caribbean caught fresh by the local fishermen.
Take a short sail to the small island of Tintamarre, off the tip of French St. Martin. Frolic with the sea life as you snorkel the reef in the protected marine preserve.
Share your underwater discoveries over lunch and get refreshed for an afternoon walk on the island to “hang with the goats” or if you prefer relax on deck sipping cocktails and dipping into clear blue seas to cool off.
Day 7: Sail back to Philipsburg, St. Maarten, only two hours away, enjoy the day on Dutch St. Maarten.
Relax on the beach sipping rum cocktails, have one last good tax free shopping spree or visit some of the many casinos and piano bars in Philipsburg.
Day 8: Sail back to Simpson Bay where you can swim and have your last walk on the beach before departing to the airport….still with sand between your toes!
*Note: Presently Anguilla Island, a few miles north of St Maarten, is also opening up for tourists and this can be offered as an option as well. There may be further protocols needed.
There are some great scuba diving sites for our “Bubble Blowers”
Check out these links for some of the local Scuba Dive sites in the area.
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For the “Die Hard” Scuba divers we can offer options for diving in Saba and Eustacia which are both opening up for “Contactless Diving” These two Islands offer world class diving opportunities.
See web links below:
For the budding Deep Sea Fisherman who want to catch your own dinner we can rent some Deep Sea trolling reels to try your luck. Mahi Mahi, Tuna and Wahoo can be caught between Islands.