A Week for Beginners

2nd to 8th November 2014
A week for beginners & improvers sailing the beautiful white sand beaches of Anguilla, the lively mixed cultures of St Maarten and the chilled out sophistication of St Barth’s. Beautiful sailing, great nightlife and the bluest seas in the Caribbean.

Sailing in St Maarten, Anguilla & St Barth’s

Fly into St Maarten and meet up with your shipmates at Marigot on the French side of the island. Then stow your gear for some perfect trade wind sailing, snorkelling and swimming. Even if you’ve never sailed before, you won’t fail to be enchanted by the beautiful blue waters of the Leeward Islands and your Skipper will soon having you pulling the ropes like a pro!

Have a Sailing Adventure

Our 7 day tour of the islands of St Martin, St Barthelemy & Anguilla includes glorious blue water sailing, great home-cooked food, fantastic snorkelling and evenings under the stars. Beginners and improvers are assured of a relaxed and unhurried learning experience and single travellers will make firm friends amongst their fellow boat buddies.

Our itinerary takes in all the island highlights from the lively anchorages of St Maarten to the white powdery sand of Anguilla and the glitz and glamour of St Barth’s; and gives you plenty of sailing, whilst allowing you time for relaxing and exploring.

Sunshine & Warm Seas

Warm sunny weather is practically guaranteed; there are often showers in this part of the world but they never last long, and hey, it’s warm rain! Temperatures in their high 20′s are the norm, and there’s always a cooling breeze on board. The sea is a wonderful shade of blue, and I can honestly say that it is uniquely Caribbean; nowhere more so than in the Leewards….prepare to be amazed.

Our Itinerary

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Current Sailing Conditions

Example Itinerary Only
Green route; dependent on weather & group preferences.

Day 1
Meet up at Marigot, French St Martin and settle onto the boat; time to explore the waterfront bars and quality shopping.
Day 2
Breakfast on board and sail along the coast of St Martin to Tintamarre in the North for a lunch stop and swimming. On to Columbier in St Barth’s for the evening and diner aboard.
Day 3
A morning of swimming and snorkelling with the turtles before heading round to Gustavia, the swanky capital of St Barth’s for an afternoon of shopping and dinner ashore.
Day 4
Sail to Isle Forchue for lunch at the anchor before sailing onwards to Philipsburg for a lively evening in the capital town of Dutch Sint Maarten.
Day 5
An early start, sailing to Maundy Bay on Anguilla for lunch and then to Grand Case on French St Martin for an evening at Grand Case Mardi.
Day 6
A full day sail to Anguilla for snorkelling at Prickly Pear Cay and Sandy Island and dinner shore in Road Town and a nightcap at the famous Elvis Bar.
Day 7
Sail back to Marigot and a last chance to grab some souvenirs. Say our goodbyes.

Extra nights are available

If you need an extra night aboard at either end of your holiday, this can be arranged for an additional US $120 per person excluding meals.

The Nitty Gritty

(per person)

US $1,895 for 7 Days

What’s Included
  • 6 nights accommodation on board IBIS
  • Quality towels and linens
  • All breakfasts and lunches
  • 1 barbeque style dinner
  • Filtered drinking water
  • Dinghy “taxi” service ashore
  • All boat running costs & cruising permits
  • What’s Not Included
  • Flights
  • Transport to/from the airport
  • Alcoholic & soft drinks
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Meals taken ashore
  • Experience Level Any
    Approximate Sea Miles 110 nm
    Getting Here & Away Flights to St Maarten (SXM)
    Local Tourist Information Sites: The following websites are the local country / island tourist websites with lots of information on things to do and more pictures to whet your appetite!
    St Barthelemy Tourist Bureau
    St Maarten Tourist Board
    Anguilla Tourist Board

    Read about Previous Trips Like this one

    You can read the stories of our adventures with lots of photos and video in our Ship’s Log, and see what our guests had to say about their holiday.

    To Book Your Place

    If you’d like to be on this sailing holiday there are ONLY 5 Berths available. Please Contact Us Now to check availability.

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