Sailing Martinique to Dominica and Guadeloupe – 31st January to 9th February 2023

$3,295$4,895

Sailing in Martinique, Dominica & Guadeloupe

A swashbuckling 10 days’ sailing in the unrivalled secret places of the Caribbean, from the lush rain forest hills and waterfalls of Dominica and the powdery sands of the Saintes and Marie Galante; great food, great sailing, great company!

Duration:

10 Days/9 Nights

Sailing Areas:

Martinique, Dominica, Guadeloupe

Suitable For:

Beginners & All Levels

All About This SAILING Trip

Sailing the Caribbean – Historic Forts, Rum Distilleries, Waterfalls and Rainforests

Meet up with your shipmates and stow your gear for for the sunshine sailing trip of a lifetime, perfect trade wind sailing from island to island, snorkel spot to watering hole.  The islands of Martinique, Dominica and Guadeloupe are an explorer’s dream with fairly short passages between the anchorages and rainforest trails, hilltop forts and rum distilleries to explore when we stop. Even if you’ve never sailed before, you won’t fail to be enchanted by the beauty of this area and your Skipper will soon having you pulling the ropes like a pro!

Have a Sailing Adventure

Our 10 days’ sailing holiday includes glorious blue water sailing, great home-cooked food, fantastic snorkelling and evenings under the stars. New sailors 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 will take in all the island highlights, you’ll do plenty of sailing, whilst allowing 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 with some of the best snorkelling in the Caribbean….prepare to be amazed.


Included

  • All Boat Running Costs
  • Cruising Permits
  • Dinghy “Taxi” service ashore
  • Half Board Meals
  • Quality Linens
  • Filtered Drinking Water
  • Use of Boat Toys
  • Use of Snorkelling Equipment

Not Included

  • Flights
  • Airport Transfers
  • Soft drinks, Alcohol & Mixers
  • Excursions & Activities Ashore
  • Meals Taken Ashore
  • Personal Travel Insurance

Sailing With YOU

The following shipmates are already booked on this trip:

Come and join the crew!

Please Note

The following itinerary is subject to changes due to weather forecasts and group preferences.

31 January

Day 1 – Arrival Day

Meet up at Fort de France and settle onto the boat; head out in the afternoon to Trois Islets across the bay.

31 January

1 February

Day 2

Sail to Saint Pierre. Time to visit the Depaz Rum Distillery.

1 February

2 February

Day 3

Breakfast on board and sail to Roseau on Dominica.

2 February

3 February

Day 4

Day exploring Titou Gorge and the Champagne Reef.

3 February

4 February

Day 5

Sail to Portsmouth. Evening trip on the Indian River.

4 February

5 February

Day 6

Sail to the Saintes, visit the hilltop fort. Dinner ashore.

5 February

6 February

Day 7

Sail to Riviere Sens on Guadeloupe, time to explore ashore.

6 February

7 February

Day 8

Sail to Pidgeon Island to snorkel the Cousteau Nature Reserve.

7 February

8 February

Day 9

Sail to Deschaies for some time on the beach.

8 February

9 February

Day 10 – Departure Day

Early morning visit to the botanic gardens and say our goodbyes!

9 February

Choosing a CABIN

We will be running Super Deux Purr on this trip with 4 to 6 guests and 1 skipper.  To find out more about Super Deux Purr, please follow this link.

The prices below reflect the sizes of the cabins on the boat; please make your selection when Booking.

Boat NameCabin TypePrice (USD)
Super Deux PurrDouble Cabin with Ensuite for Sole Use (up to 4 available)$3,295
 Double Cabin with Ensuite for Couple (up to 2 available)$4,895

Insurance

You should ensure you have a good travel policy that covers you for flight delays and lost/delayed baggage – this is particularly important if any part of your travel includes an Air France flight!  During this sailing holiday we will never be more than 12 miles from shore and coastal sailing like this is usually part of the standard travel cover for most policies; please ensure that your travel policy doesn’t specifically exclude this.

Expenses & CURRENCY

The currency in Dominica is Eastern Caribbean dollars – there are approximately 2 to the US dollar; however US dollars are accepted everywhere.  Currency in Martinique and Guadeloupe is the Euro, although USD are often accepted too. Make sure you do have a small supply of cash; the ATM’s are not frequent at all!  Credit cards are accepted in most bars and restaurants but not all.

We provide filtered drinking water on board and we carry fruit juices for breakfast time.  You will need to provision with any soft drinks, alcohol and mixers you need when you arrive and there are small supermarkets in Marigot where you can do this.  Guests often club together and have a kitty for these costs, but you may prefer to buy your own.

You should budget for between $15 to $35 for a main course in a restaurant when we eat out plus drinks and service charge.  The restaurants serving in US dollars often add 10% or more to the bill automatically (grrr) and with local taxes the supplement to the menu prices can be as much as 25%!!  

Participation

Unless otherwise stated, sailing holidays with Yacht Ibis are participatory and you should expect to get involved.  We don’t carry passengers!  This will include:

  • Preparing the boat for sailing
  • Hoisting sails, pulling ropes, winching, steering and generally sailing the boat
  • Putting all the ropes away at the end of the day
  • Helping to keep the communal spaces tidy and clear of personal belongings
  • Taking a turn on clearing away dishes after a meal

This is all part of living aboard a sailing boat 🙂

Other Questions

Hopefully any other questions you may have are covered in our frequently asked questions here or in our Pre-Arrival Booklet which can be downloaded here.

Booking TERMS and Conditions

These can be found at this link and you should be familiar and comfortable with them before making a booking, thank you.

FLIGHTS

We recommend that you organise a flight in and out of FDF – Martinique’s international airport at Fort de France, or to PTP – Guadeloupe’s international airport.  There are frequent connecting flights between the two islands.

If you prefer not to use a travel agent, Flight Connections is a great starting point to find out about flights.  From here, you can contact the airlines directly, or use a flight search engine like Bravofly or Skyscanner to find alternative routes that may work out cheaper.

Getting to the BOAT

Firm details will be notified nearer the time, however please note the following for arrival to Martinique.

The airport in Martinique is around a 20 minute taxi ride from Fort de France Waterfront, where our boat(s) will be moored.  Please ensure you provide your arrival information as soon as you can and keep us updated of any changes; we will try and hook you up with fellow crewmates who might be arriving at the same time so that you can share a taxi.  Please pack light, and using a lightweight, collapsible bag with wheels if possible.  Hard suitcases must not be brought on board, we simply have no room to store them!

ARRIVING and Departing

You should aim to arrive around midday on the first day of your trip, and we will aim to finish at midday on the last.  To facilitate travel, we offer a complimentary extra night on board at either the beginning or the end of the trip.  Additional nights can be provided at a cost of USD $95 per person per night on a bed and help yourself continental breakfast basis.  If you’d like to stay for any additional nights please add them to your booking.  We do need the days in between trips to prepare the boats for the following trips, so please keep this in mind, thank you!

Accommodation Nearby

There are several hotels in the Trois Ilets region of the capital if you have a day or two to spare. The interior of Martinique and Guadeloupe is stunningly lush and the Botanical Gardens in Deschaies are well worth a visit; they also have rooms.

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