St. Martin Yacht Charters
After the British Virgin Islands, St. Martin is our most popular sailing destination in the Caribbean. It’s a place where sophistication blends with a relaxed, easy-going style, and where divers and snorkelers can enjoy some of the most spectacular unspoiled reefs in the world.What’s on this page
Sailing St. Martin
St. Martin is about 150 miles north of Guadeloupe. As it is shared by France and the Netherlands, you’ll enjoy an interesting dual culture on your St. Martin sailing charter. Its location also means you can explore some of the other beautiful islands in the eastern Caribbean, including Anguilla and St. Barts.
Caribbean and European food, culture and cuisine come together on St. Martin like no other place in the island chain, with its world-class restaurants, casual beach bars and legendary beaches.
Be sure to visit the nearby island of Anguilla, where you’ll find uncrowded beaches dotted with quaint beach bars and cafes. Road Bay is the main port of Anguilla; a charming village set on a stunning beach.
You should also sail to the island of St. Barts; it’s a St. Martin yacht charter favorite. Shopping and dining are at their best in the lovely European-influenced port town of Gustavia. The beaches are equally appealing, including the little known Shell Beach and the scenic Saline Beach.
Our base is located at Marina Port La Royale in Marigot on St. Martin.
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Things to do in St. Martin
Visit quiet Tintamare
Sail to Tintamare, a pristine island just off of St. Martin’s east coast in the heart of the nature reserve. Anchor off the deserted white sandy beach to swim, go shell hunting and hiking. Later, enjoy a secluded evening onboard, dining under the stars – it’s one of our favorite things to do in St. Martin.
Join the ‘in crowd’ at St. Barts
Set sail early to St Barts, the island of billionaires, and anchor outside the red-roofed harbor at the island’s capital, Gustavia. Enjoy an evening ashore, complete with fine dining, exploring and nightlife.
Dine at Grand-Case
On your Caribbean yacht charter, sail to Grand-Case, a protected cove on St. Martin known for its excellent dining opportunities. This village features colorful houses, beach bars and restaurants serving French and Creole cuisine.
Sail to Pinel Island
Tiny Pinel Island is a local favorite, just off the southeastern coast of St. Martin. This little treasure is well-protected from the wind, making it a haven for kayakers, snorkelers and hikers, as well as those seeking a relaxed rum punch on the beach. Get there early to stake your place on the sand.
Anchor at Anse de Colombier
This secluded and protected anchorage is difficult to reach other than by boat, but you should put it on your list of things to do in St. Martin. Enjoy the beautiful beach, hike the trail leading to sweeping views of the sea and see nearby islands. Then settle aboard your yacht to watch the stunning sunset.
When is the best time to go to St. Martin?
The best time to visit St. Martin is during the dry season, between January and June. The region’s climate is inter-tropical with air and sea temperatures around 82ºF year-round.
There is only a slight variation between the dry season (January till June) and the wet season (June till December). Unlike neighboring islands, there’s no real rainy season on St. Martin, although you may experience light rains during the day.
What are the sailing conditions in St. Martin?
The sailing conditions for St. Martin are excellent and the trade winds, known as the ‘Kings of the Caribbean’, generally blow from December till March and from June till August. The hurricane season is from July through November.
Sailing St. Martin with Dream Yacht Charter
St. Martin yacht charters
Sailing St. Martin means you can enjoy a beautiful and diverse sailing destination. Choose from our cutting-edge catamarans and monohulls.
Skippered St. Martin yacht charters
Can’t sail? Hire a skipper and make the most of your vacation while sailing the islands of St. Martin. Your skipper will sail you around the highlights of this Caribbean getaway.
St. Martin by the cabin charters
Enjoy the best of St. Martin without lifting a finger with our by the cabin charters. We do everything, so you don’t have to. Just reserve your own private cabin and bathroom and we’ll do the sailing and prepare all your meals.
Crewed charters St. Martin
Take your vacation to a new level of luxury with our personalized crewed St. Martin sailing charters. Hire your own private luxury yacht and relax while our captain and hostess look after you and your guests.
St. Martin sailing itinerary
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Leave from the Marina de L’Anse Marcel, St. Martin.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
St. Martin – Disembark.
Useful information for for St. Martin boat charters
What is the time difference in St. Martin?
The time difference in St. Martin is Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) -4 hours.
Where is St. Martin located?
St. Martin is located in the Caribbean, at the northern end of the Leeward Islands group of the Lesser Antilles.
How to get to St. Martin from the US?
To start your vacation sailing St. Martin, fly into Princess Juliana International Airport (SXM). There are regular flights from various US cities and the taxi transfer to our marina takes 15 minutes.
Grand-Case Esperance Airport (SFG) is on the French side of the island and is used mainly for regional flights from nearby Caribbean islands.
You need to complete paperwork at Marina Port La Royale before heading to Marina Fort Louis to get your boat. We recommend you use our transfer service, as our taxi will be waiting for you while you proceed with administrative regulations.
What language is spoken in St. Martin?
The most widespread language on the island is English, with French being very common on the French side. Dutch, Spanish, Creole, and Papiamento are also spoken in the melting pot of cultures that is St. Martin.
What is the currency for St. Martin?
The currency in St. Martin is the Euro (EUR), but US Dollars (USD) are also accepted on both sides of the island.
What documents do I need for sailing St. Martin?
To sail St. Martin you will need a US passport valid for three months beyond your return date. You also need a return or onward flight ticket. If you intend to stay for more than three months, you’ll need a visa as well (approach the French consulate in Washington for more details).
Talk to us to make sure you have the correct documents before you travel.
How do I get around St. Martin?
Major car rental companies operate their offices at the airports, so please refer to airport websites for operating hours and contact details. Taxis are regularly available in front of the airport buildings.
What is the Wi-Fi like in St. Martin?
There is internet access in many bars and restaurants throughout the cruising ground, which can be used during St. Martin sailing charters. Cell phones can work, depending on zones, but don’t forget about roaming fees.
Where can I find weather forecasts in St. Martin?
Ahead of your vacation sailing in St. Martin, you can find weather forecasts on the WindGuru.com website.
What provisioning is there in St. Martin?
There are plenty of choices for provisioning in St. Martin. Please refer to the base guide.
What baggage can I take on my St. Martin sailing charter?
Please only take soft bags and not suitcases as they are too cumbersome on board.
What is the electrical current in St. Martin?
The electrical current in St. Martin is 220V and 110V, depending on which part of the island you are visiting.
What is the dialing code for St. Martin?
The dialing code for St. Martin is +590.
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What is the cancellation policy for Sail Share?
We highly recommend you arrange travel insurance in case you need to cancel for an unexpected reason to cover non-refundable deposits.
Our Sail Share cabin cancellation fees are:
- More than 90 days before original embarkation date: 25% of the charter fee
- 89 – 60 days before original embarkation date: 50% of the charter fee
- 59 – 30 days before original embarkation date: 75% of the charter fee
- Fewer than 29 days before original embarkation date: 100% of the charter fee
How flexible is the itinerary for a Sail Share charter?
Our yacht itineraries are designed by our destination experts and are set to showcase the best of the destination’s highlights. They are set and not flexible, even if you book all the cabins.
What happens if the weather changes while sailing on a Sail Share charter?
The skipper may decide to change the itinerary if there is bad weather.
Can I choose which cabin I want when I book a Sail Share?
Choose a double cabin with shared bath, or private bath for an additional fee.
Are there child or age restrictions for Sail Share?
Minimum Age: 16 years old
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