ST. Martin & ST. Barts Sample Itinerary
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St. Martin & St. Barts Sample Itinerary
After arriving at the international airport (SXM) on the Dutch side of St. Maarten, take a taxi to your yacht waiting at a nearby marina located in the protected lagoon. A brief safety talk followed by a walk-through of your luxury charter yacht leaves you free to settle in and enjoy a light lunch on board.
The Captain will need your passports to do a customs clearance before the yacht can leave the lagoon via a drawbridge. Then it is off to a secluded anchorage with a spectacular sunset while you sip on your cocktails.
After a hearty breakfast, the sails are hoisted and you begin your day sitting on the foredeck and soaking up the sun. The Tradewinds are cool and after rounding the tip of the island, you see Anguilla appear on the horizon. The Captain drops anchor and everyone takes a ride ashore in the tender for the Customs check-in.
Take a taxi tour of this long island and visit some of the historical sites like very old rum distilleries and famous resorts like Cap Jaluka. Listen to Jazz on the beach at Johnno’s on Sandy Ground anchorage. Dinner is served by your private chef in the cockpit dining area while you discuss the best part of your day.
Trawl the fishing lines and see what bites as you sail over to little outlying deserted islands like Dog Island, Prickly Pear, and Sandy Island. This is a wonderful snorkeling spot with crystal-clear water and vibrantly colored reefs. After lunch, you can spend some time lazing on the beach or exploring nearby rocky islands, or do some wakeboarding or kneeboarding on the leeward side of the island.
The shallow waters are ideal for small children to play and build sandcastles. Hoist the sails and enjoy a leisurely sail over to Little Bay where cocktails on the tiny beach at sunset are a must-do.
This morning sail over to Maundays Bay or Rendezvous Bay on the southern side of Anguilla. Swim in and stroll the beach to the nearby resort of Cap Juluca while your chef prepares another delicious lunch onboard. After a customs check-in on the French side of St. Martin, browse the street markets of Marigot, before your yacht moves to the very French village of Grand Case. Enjoy a fabulous authentic French dinner ashore and dance the night away in one of the clubs lining the streets of this popular little town.
After a lazy morning at anchor with a Yoga session on the foredeck or a bit of paddleboarding, motor-sail over to the nearby island of Tintamarre, where another beautiful beach awaits. Here you can dig out some mud from the pools and smear it all over your body. Wait for it to dry and run into the ocean and feel rejuvenated.
After lunch onboard, sail onward to the extinct volcanic caldera of Ile Fourchue with a very protected anchorage. There are a few excellent SCUBA diving sites nearby and the scenery is just wonderful when you hike around the hills.
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. Hike to the peaks and enjoy 360° views of the surrounding islands and of your private charter yacht anchored way below.
A short motor sail takes you to the quaint port of Gustavia on St. Barts. Here you can stroll along the very European harbor with boutique shops and even the famous restaurant where Jimmy Buffett’s “Cheeseburger in Paradise” originated while your Captain clears the boat in with the Customs House. Now it is time to choose to stay the rest of the day here and rent mopeds for a tour of the island or motor sail to the nearby bay of Anse de Colombier. This is a very pretty anchorage where you can hike from one beach to another along a scenic trail.
Spend the morning snorkeling the nearby reefs before your Caribbean lunch. It is then time to sail downwind to St. Maarten. This will be a little longer sail, but sitting on the bow seat with the wind in your hair makes the trip feels too short.
Arrive at Phillipsburg, which is the Cruise ship destination, and take in the colorful sites of the busy streets lined with duty-free shopping and souvenirs. After about an hour’s sail, timed perfectly, you pass through the drawbridge. Here you will pass by the yacht club where envious patrons look as yachts return to the lagoon. Tonight you can choose to stay onboard or venture out to explore the great restaurants, casinos, and clubs of Simpson Bay.
Enjoy a slow morning watching boats come and go in the lagoon while eating breakfast on the aft deck. After saying a fond farewell to your friendly crew, leave for the airport via taxi, while discussing booking your next crewed charter yacht vacation with Epic.