St. Martin is second only to the British Virgin Islands as our most popular sailing area in the Caribbean. Chartering here allows you to explore some of the beautiful islands in the Eastern Caribbean, as well as enjoy spectacular diving and snorkeling on some of the most unspoiled reefs in the world. Request a free Quick Quote for St. Martin today.Read more
Saint Martin is located about 250km north from Continental Guadeloupe and belongs to the Northern Archipelago. It is the smallest landmass in the world shared by two independent countries. Because of its French and Dutch sides, an interesting dual culture exists on St. Martin. Sophistication and a relaxed, easygoing style are woven into the fabric of daily life on the island.
Caribbean and European food, culture, and cuisine come together on St. Martin like no other place in the island chain. With world class restaurants, casual beach bars, legendary and (sometimes infamous) beaches, live music, and a fascinating colonial history, the island gives you a taste of the delightful charms of this region.
For European Union residents who arrive from Esperance Airport, only an identity card is necessary to enter the territory. However, we advise you to carry a valid passport along with you if you wish to visit the surrounding Caribbean Islands. European residents need a passport if their plane land at Juliana Airport (Dutch side).
For non-Europeans, a passport (valid 3 months after your return date) as well as a return or onward flight ticket is to be carried. If you intend to stay for more than 3 months, you’ll need a visa (approach the French consulate in Washington for more details).
The Euro is the Legal currency, but U.S. Dollars are also allowed on both sides of the island
Credit Cards: ALL major cards can be used, as well as Euro checks on the french side
ATM: available in Marigot for cash withdrawals; some with US Dollars, some with Euros.
Bank Hours: 8am – 12 noon ; 2pm – 4pm
Gendarmerie de Saint-Martin
Rue de Hollande
Tel: 05 90 52 21 90
Hospital: Hôpital Louis Constant Fleming Concordia
Marigot 0590 52 25 25
Urgencia 0590 52 25 52
SMUR 0590 52 26 26
There are no compulsory vaccinations (No Malaria).
From UK: GMT- 5hrs in Winter, GMT- 6hrs in Summer
From USA East Coast: Hour + 1 in the Winter
From USE West Coast: Hour + 4 in the Winter
The most widespread language on the island is English, and French is very common on the French side. Dutch, Spanish, Creole, and Papiamento are also spoken in the melting pot of Saint Martin.
The climate of Saint Martin is said to be “inter-tropical.” The average temperature of the air and of the sea is 28°C all year round. Although there is a slight contrast between the dry season (January till June) and the wet season (June till December), there is no real rainy season like on the neighboring islands. Slight rains might however disturb your day. The Trade Winds, “Kings of the Caribbean,” generally blow from December till March and from June till August. Cyclone season – July 1st – Nov. 30th.
Day 1: Leave from the Marina Fort Louis in Marigot, St. Martin.
Day 2: Sailing towards the Northwestern part of the island, coming to Road Harbor. Lunch onboard. In the afternoon, enjoy a short sail to Sandy Island, a protected area great for swimming and snorkeling.
Day 3: Depart for Prickly Pear with its white sand beaches and turquoise waters. Lunch onboard. Sail to Grand-Case, a protected cove West of St. Martin. This village features colorful houses, beach bars, and restaurants of French and Creole cuisine.
Day 4: Sail to Tintamare, a pristine island in the heart of the nature reserve on Saint Martin. Anchor off the deserted white sandy beach. Later, sail to Pinel Island for the evening.
Day 5: Set sail early to St Barth, the island of billionaires, and anchor at Anse Colombier. Swim and enjoy water sports. then sail to the island’s capital, Gustavia, where you’ll spend the evening ashore.
Day 6: St. Barth is a beach-fringed volcanic island, bathed in the tropical sun, with luxurious villas, elegant hotels, and world-class restaurants. Enjoy a morning of shopping in Gustavia, a charming village.
Day 7: Sail to St. Martin. Lunch at anchor in Anse Longue, then sail along the coast of the Lowlands to Marigot Bay, the capital of French St. Martin, which features traditional Creole architecture. Enjoy an evening of dining in Marigot.
Day 8: St. Martin – Disembark.
Day 1: Marina Port La Royale
Day 2: Anguilla Road Bay Clearance / Prickly Pear
Day 3: Dog Island
Day 4: Anse Marcel Ou Grand Case
Day 5: Tintamarre/ Pinel
Day 6: St. Barth Gustavia
Day 7: Ile Fourchue Ou Colombier
Day 8: Simpson Bay (Catamarans) Ou Marigot (Monohulls)
Day 9: Return to Base
Day 1: Anse Marcel – Board for the night.
Day 2: Anse Colombier is a part of a Marine Reserve and a great spot for snorkeling: get out the flippers, diving masks and snorkels!
Day 3: A stopover in Gustavia, St. Barth is a great opportunity to taste the cosmopolitan cuisine enjoyed by the exclusive inhabitants of this island.
Day 4: Grand Case, St. Martin is a very pleasant anchorage close to the beach. Ashore, you’ll find excellent dining options.
Day 5: Visit Virgin Gorda and take a relaxing swim at the world famous baths with their impressive rocks.
Day 6: Virgin Gorda Sound/Marina Cay boasts an outstanding beach surrounded by coral reef. Eat dinner at of the many restaurants, which usually offer seafood and BBQ.
Day 7: First, stop over at Sandy Cay, an unavoidable snorkeling spot. Then sail to Great Harbor, the only village of Jost Van Dyke.
Day 8: Cane Garden Bay is a picturesque anchorage close to a nice beach, framed by coconut trees. Make sure to visit the rum distillery nearby.
Day 9: Stop over at The Bight, and follow the steep path to discover a breathtaking panoramic view. Then, head to the national park to explore the caves by dinghy.
Day 10: Cruise to Norman Island and Peter Island for swimming, relaxing, and snorkeling, perhaps taking a hike as well.
Day 11: Visit Tortola – Rent a car and discover the National Park of Mount Sage and its rainforest.
Day 1: Marina Port La Royale
Day 2: Anguilla Road Bay Clearance
Day 3: Prickly Pear / Crocus Bay
Day 4: Dog Island
Day 5: Anguilla Rendez Vous Bay
Day 6: Rocher Creole / Anse Marcel
Day 7: Tintammarre / Pinel
Day 8: Orient Bay
Day 9: St. Barth – Gustavia
Day 10: Colombier
Day 11: Ile Fourche
Day 12: Philisburg to Saba
Day 13: Simpson Bay (Catamarans) to Marigot (Monocoque)
Day 14: Return to Base
Day 1: Board for the night at Anse Marcel.
Day 2: Take a short trip to Orient Bay, St. Martin, where you’ll find a long, sandy beach with restaurants and bars.
Day 3: Anse Colombier is a part of the Marine Reserve and a great spot for snorkeling: get out the flippers, diving masks and snorkels! A stopover in Gustavia is a great opportunity to taste the cosmopolitan cuisine in restaurants lining this charming harbor.
Day 4: An island with a rich historical past, St. Kitts is as also famous for its volcanic massifs. Do you dare to ascend Mt. Misery? The interior of the crater disappears under the rainforest, which is inhabited by colorful birds and monkeys. The capital, Basseterre, has a very British charm. Don’t miss some provisioning at the colorful stalls in the public market – they offer all kinds of fish and other products.
Day 5: Stopover at Charlestown, the capital of Nevis. The esplanade at the waterfront with its kiosks, colorful restaurants, and boutiques is very charming. White House Bay is a peaceful anchorage where you can relax on the white sane beach for the afternoon..
Day 6: At English Harbor, Antigua, tour the ancient home of Admiral Nelson, which has been nicely renovated into the Admiral’s House Museum. In the evening, steel bands create a great atmosphere in the local bars and restaurants.
Day 7: Nonsuch Bay, very well protected by Green Island and a big coral barrier, is one of the most pleasant anchorages in Antigua. Have a look at the exhibition of local arts and crafts at the old windmill of Harmony Hall.
Day 8: Deshaies, Guadeloupe – the most famous anchorage of the leeward coast – faces a sweet village nicely arranged around a church tower. There are several boutiques and traditional Creole restaurants.
Day 9: Don’t miss Cousteau’s Underwater Reserve, a real coral garden. Enjoy the sunset on the Malendure Rock.
Day 10: The geographical diversity and the beauty of Les Saintes, a micro-archipelago, is incredible. It boasts unforgettable views as well as magnificent creeks and beaches.
Day 11: Far from the usual tourist itineraries, Dominica offers rich green vegetation and waterfalls that supply the lakes with cool or steaming water.
Day 12: The former economic capital of Martinique, St Pierre, features local restaurants, small shops, a supermarket, and a local market.
Day 13: Anse Mitan, Martinique: find a good choice of restaurants, bars, and boutiques in this quartier of Trois Ilets.
Day 14: The beautiful sandy beaches of Les Anses d’Arlet are lined by coconut trees and surrounded by a typical creole landscape – colorful fishing boats, huts, and stalls. Pass the famous Diamant Rock before anchoring at St. Anne, one of the most beautiful beaches of Martinique.
Day 15: St. Anne / Le Marin – Check out at the base.
Tel: +590 590 27 13 41
Mob: +590 (0)6 90 19 96 00
Mob: +590 690 19 39 30
International flights. 3 Companies offer direct flights from France (Air France – Air Caraïbes – Corsair) Other companies (Air Canada, American Eagle).
On exiting the Arrivals Hall, you should go directly to the Taxi Dispatch Desk and request a taxi to Marina Port la Royale. The journey time between the Juliana International Airport and Marina Port la Royale is approximately 10 minutes. Taxi drivers will accept both US$ and Euros, as well Antillean Nederland Guilders. US$1 = Euro 0.80 = ANG 1.8. Note that most taxi driver will use a rate of $1 for 1 euro, so dollars should be used preferably.
Services Harbour office Opening Hours Monday to Saturday:
9:00 AM -12:30 PM & 3:00 PM-5:00 PM
Contact: +590 590 87 20 43
Gas station Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday 8:30 AM – 5:30PM
Opening hours of access bridges to the lagoon
-Sandy Ground Bridge, French side, Marigot Bay: VHF 16 or tel: 05 90 29 04 75 Exit & Entry: From Monday to Saturday: 9:00 AM, 2:30 PM, 5:30 PM – Sunday: 9:00 AM, 5:30 PM
-Simpson Bay Bridge, Dutch side, Simpson Bay: VHF 12
From December to April: Exit / Entry: 9:00 AM / 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM / 11:30 AM – 4:30 PM / 5:30 PM
From May to November: Exit & Entry: 9:30 AM, 11:30 AM, 5:30 PM
Grocery on the marina. Supermarket 10 minutes walking away (shuttle service possible for return trip to marina). Dream Yacht can take care of your provisioning. Please send back the provisioning list available on the web site and provisioning will be on board at your embarkation.
Accepted Credit Cards / Accepted Currencies
Master & Visa are accepted. On Anglophone islands; euros et US$ accepted.
Call from St Martin to France: You just need to dial the number of your contact (home or cellular). There are no special numbers to add.
Call from France to St Martin: You dial the 10 figures of your contact 0590 xx xx xx ou 0690 xx xx xx.
Call from abroad: you have to add international code 590 for home phones +590 590 xx xx xx or for cell phones +590 690 xx xx xx.
Things to Know
When entering St Martin via Juliana International airport a valid passport is compulsory. Only soft bags – No suite case (rigid suite cases are too cumbersome).
16 VHF channel