When it comes down to sheer variety, Martinique excels. Travel North to enjoy the scenic magnificence of the mountains. Or go south to unwind on the island's best white sand beaches. Protected by a coral reef this place is a magical sailing ground for your charter yacht vacations..

When it comes down to sheer variety, Martinique excels. Travel North to enjoy the scenic magnificence of the mountains. Or go south to unwind on the island's best white sand beaches. Protected by a coral reef this place is a magical sailing ground for your charter yacht vacations..

 

Known as the "island of flowers", Martinique is a French overseas territory. It is also one of the largest islands of the Lesser Antilles. You will discover all the traditional joys of the French seaside with a tropical twist : the croissant with some rum! 

 

In Martinique's North, you'll find the volcano, the lush rainforests, and the mountains. Several hiking trails give an overview of the mountainous island's heart while providing a panoramic view of the Atlantic coast. Near the volcano Mount Pelée, nature is indeed rougher with black sand, strong waves, and isolated rustic villages. Its eruption in 1902 destroyed Saint Pierre, the island's former capital, known as “Petit Paris des Antilles”.

 

If you don't plan to pull on your walking boots, stay in Southern Martinique. Palm trees grace the sun-drenched beaches with tropical blue waters. Your only hurdle will be to choose which stretch of smooth sand to rest. 

 

The best one is the Grande Anse des Salines near Ste-Anne. Staying in Martinique on a charter catamaran is a perfect way to accost remote coves and peaceful shores.

 

On the west coast, Fort-de-France is a charming town to visit. Fort Saint-Louis, place de la Savane and Bibliothèque Schoelcher are just three landmarks that should feature on your tour. To taste French and Creole cuisine, you can try the restaurants or a lobster barbecue on the beach with the fishermen. Stay onboard while your chef prepare fresh meals and local specialities as accras (saltfish fritters), and boudin (sausage).

 

Don't leave the island without a sip of rum at Habitation Clément, a charming distillery in heritage buildings and sculpture garden. 

 

To go around Martinique, plan a week of dream cruise with more activities than just sailing: jet skiing, sport fishing, swimming. Go south to diamond rock to scuba dive near a picturesque jewel anchored in the Caribbean. There a multiple snorkeling and diving spots to enjoy well-preserved and protected coral reefs. 

 

After all your adventures, you deserve to enjoy the sunset with a ti-punch on your charter yacht. On the deck, you can sunbathe on the day or star gaze bright stars over the ocean at night.

 

You can also experience Carnaval (February or March) or the fireworks of Bastille Day (14 July). For sea lovers, the Tour des Yoles Rondes in a sailing regatta in July, with traditional boats.

 

Well protected from winds and swells, Le Marin is the heart of Martinique's yachting industry. The marina boasts all the facilities you could wish. Giant supermarkets offer an array of produce, both local and European. Fresh fruits and vegetables, creamy cheeses, patés, meat, and seafood are available to provision your charter yacht.

 

Once you've exhausted the charming sites of the islands, take your charter in another direction. Visit the Fort at Pigeon Island National Park to immerse yourself in the West Indian history. Discover the marine rivalry between the French and the British.

 

As it is directly north of Saint Lucia, Martinique provides an ideal getaway for a journey towards the Grenadines. Set sail to Rodney Bay, pass by St Vincent, and head to Tobago Cays. You'll experience the location of Pirates of the Caribbean from your charter yacht.

 

 

Fountaine Pajot Mahe 36
Mahe 36
CatamaranFountaine Pajot
Lagoon Catamaran Lagoon 380
Lagoon 380
CatamaranLagoon Catamaran
Fountaine Pajot Lipari  41
Lipari 41
CatamaranFountaine Pajot
Lagoon Catamaran Lagoon 380
Lagoon 380
CatamaranLagoon Catamaran
Nautitech Catamaran Nautitech 40 Open
Nautitech 40 Open
CatamaranNautitech Catamaran
Nautitech Catamaran Nautitech 40 Open
Nautitech 40 Open
CatamaranNautitech Catamaran
Fountaine Pajot Mahe 36
Mahe 36
CatamaranFountaine Pajot
Nautitech Catamaran Nautitech 442
Nautitech 442
CatamaranNautitech Catamaran