Martinique Sailing Itinerary

Discover Martinique With Our South Itinerary

Martinique Sailing Itinerary South Route

Martinique is a tropical Caribbean paradise with a French and Caribbean fusion of cultures, with historic influences from both cultures. The island is mountainous with luscious green rainforest, along with extinct volcanoes, including Mont Pelee. Our Martinique sailing itinerary south route explores the best parts of the islands and the surrounding islands.

The island is often referred to as the “Isle of flowers”, due to its floral and green natural ecosystems. Culture, colour and liveliness thrive throughout the island, with colourful festivals, music, dancing and delicious Creole cuisine all creating the perfect island vibe. Our Martinique sailing itinerary south route makes the most of all these traditions and cultures.

Our Guide to the Martinique Sailing Itinerary South Route

Our Martinique sailing itinerary south route offers two unique and wonderful itineraries, one proceeding to the north and another to the south. Both of these two itineraries explore and discover the best Martinique has to offer, as well as the surrounding Caribbean islands.

Our Martinique sailing itinerary south route begins in Martinique and carries onto St Lucia, St Vincent, Tobago Cays Of The Grenadines and back to Martinique.

  • Getting There

    You can fly into Martinique Aimé Césaire International Airport (FDF) Fort-de France, to begin our Martnique sailing itinerary south route. This airport has direct flights from Paris, Miami, Toronto, Milan and Frankfurt (seasonal), and other Caribbean islands. These flight also connect to areas all around the world including Europe, the rest of the USA, and further afield.

  • Mooring

    Marina moorings and anchorages are available throughout our Martinique sailing itinerary south route and in all of our recommended destinations and overnight stops. In our Martinique sailing itinerary south route, the overnight anchorages will always be in sheltered bays or coves, with either a sandy or muddy seabed, ideal for anchoring. Caution should be taken when throwing over an anchor to allow for the variation in the tide: the tide can go up and down between 10 and 50cm.

  • Weather

    Martinique has a predominately subtropical climate, with average temperatures reaching between 19c to 30c during the day and between 17c and 21c in the evening. Between June and November, it is hurricane season, where winds may increase suddenly or without warning. Between December and June, winds tend to reach between 10-15mph and tend to come from an easterly direction.

Martinique Sailing Itinerary South Route

Discover Martinique and the Surrounding Islands With Our Martinique Sailing Itinerary South Route

Day 1

Le Marin → Rodney Bay, St Lucia (25 NM)

Rodney Bay, St Lucia

Our South Martinique sailing itinerary south route begins at one of the Caribbean’s largest sailing bases, Le Marin. Here, you have time to organize, explore, and get ready to embark on your Martinique Sailing Itinerary. The first overnight stop on our itinerary is at the beautiful and scenic Rodney Bay in neighboring St Lucia. Rodney Bay has picturesque beaches and the famous Fort Rodney, which overlooks Reduit Beach.

Day 2

Rodney Bay, St Lucia→ Wallilabou Bay, St Vincent (55 NM)

Wallilabou Bay, St Vincent

From Rodney Bay in St Lucia, our Martinique sailing itinerary south route heads towards another neighboring island called St Vincent. A good place to stop on the journey between islands is at Piton Peaks, which is the perfect place to anchor and swim off the boat, snorkel or hike to explore a nearby waterfall before heading to the overnight stop. Wallilabou Bay is a quaint and tranquil bay that has a beautiful beach along with a restaurant where you can sample delicious local delicacies in a relaxed environment.

Day 3

Wallilabou Bay, St Vincent→ Admiralty Bay, St Vincent (15NM)

Admiralty Bay, St Vincent

After spending the night in Wallilabou Bay, our Martinique Sailing Itinerary south route proceeds to another bay in St Vincent called Admiralty Bay. This bay is renowned for its excellent and high class diving. People with all abilities, from beginners to advanced, can dive safely within the bay area. During your overnight stop within the bay you can sample the area’s famous seafood cuisine.

Day 4

Admiralty Bay, St Vincent → Tobago Cays Of The Grenadines (21NM)

Tobago Cays Of The Grenadines

Day 4 of our Martinique sailing itinerary south route takes us from St Vincent onwards to the five beautiful islands that make up Tobago Cays of The Grenadines. The Tobago Cays of The Grenadines are the perfect overnight stopping points, with coral reefs perfect for diving, snorkeling, and swimming in. The beaches around the islands are picturesque with white sand and turquoise waters. The islands have hidden lagoons that are waiting to be discovered and explored. The islands also offer superb fishing sites for Bonito Tuna, between the islands and in the surrounding deeper ocean.

Day 5

Tobago Cays Of The Grenadines → Petit Byahaut, St Vincent (31NM)

Petit Byahaut, St Vincent 

Another beautiful destination on our Martinique sailing itinerary south route is back on the island of St Vincent at Petit Byahaut. As we leave the islands behind us we can take the picturesque journey back to St Vincent, passing by lagoons, islands and great places to anchor for a break or lunch. Petit Byahaut has a large number of locations to swim and snorkel, along with caves to discover and dive through, on a Martinique sailing itinerary south route.

Day 6

Petit Byahaut, St Vincent → Marigot Bay, St Lucia (40NM)

Marigot Bay, St Lucia

On day 6 of our Martinique sailing itinerary south route the itinerary heads back to St Lucia and the historic landmark of Marigot Bay, which is famous for being the site of numerous French and British battles throughout history. It is often referred to as “the most beautiful bay in the Caribbean” which located at the bottom of 3 steep hills covered in lush green forests, it is easy to see why. Marigot Bay is also close to the Saint Lucian National Marine Reserve.

Day 7

Marigot Bay, St Lucia → St Anne's Bay, Martinique (30NM)

St Anne’s Bay, Martinique

Our Martinique sailing itinerary south route finishes back on the island of Martinique at Sainte Anne’s Bay. Here you can disembark your boat and spend time exploring the bay and resort village, or alternatively just relaxing and soaking up the last bit of sun, before heading home or onto your next adventure.

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