Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 19-06-2014, 10:39   #1
Registered User

Join Date: Jun 2014
Posts: 3
1 week sailing trip from Sint Maartin, where to go?

We are 12 guys have rented a 50ft Catamaran 2nd week in June next year for a week from Sint Maartin. We are all experienced sailors and two of us are working at sea, we will bareboat charter the catamaran and i am wondering what would be the best route to sail out from there
I have been sailing around the Caribbean for two years but that is working on cruise liners so I have not much experience where to go with a small sailing vessel around that area.

My first plan was to sail to the British virgin islands but it is about 8-10h sailing distance from Sint Maartin so it will take to long for just one week. the other option would be to sail to the islands close to Sint Maartin , Molly beday, Guana key and Ile Tinamarre, if they are recommended. Then sail SE to St Barthelemy and around St Barthelemy Natural Reserve but i dont know if you allowed to drop anchor in the Natural Reserve if i remember right there are only two anchor spots, bay of Colombier and Fourchue.

I am hoping that I could get some tips regrading which islands that are worth a visit and what not to miss when it comes to diving and snorkeling and more. with only one week of sailing I hope i can get some help posting this thread. to make this trip a as good as it can be.

Sincerely ,
Andreas Thornblom
1st Officer Navigation
M/V "Legend of the Seas"
Royal Caribbean Cruise Line
__________________

__________________
Cpt. Thornblom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2014, 17:05   #2
Registered User
 
iainonline's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 13
Re: 1 week sailing trip from Sint Maartin, where to go?

I will write more when I have time, we did 7 days and it was great. Ile fourche was awesome, so isolated. I think it is mooring only, picture attached. Everyone cleared out at night and it was just us and one other boat. I felt it had weird energy, that might have been the rum though!Click image for larger version

Name:	ImageUploadedByCruisers Sailing Forum1404255919.852934.jpg
Views:	146
Size:	255.0 KB
ID:	84258


Sent from my iPad using Cruisers Sailing Forum
__________________

__________________
iainonline is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2014, 17:19   #3
Registered User
 
iainonline's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 13
Re: 1 week sailing trip from Sint Maartin, where to go?

Orient bay / pinel was great and st Baarts is probably a must visit.


Sent from my iPad using Cruisers Sailing Forum
__________________
iainonline is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2014, 18:57   #4
Registered User
 
caradow's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Connecticut/Caribbean
Boat: Voyage 440 Owners Version
Posts: 472
Re: 1 week sailing trip from Sint Maartin, where to go?

Definitely Saba with the right weather window.


Sent from my iPad using Cruisers Sailing Forum
__________________
caradow is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2014, 20:46   #5
Elvish meaning 'Far-Wanderer'
 
Palarran's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Me - Michigan / Boat - Tenerife
Boat: 56' Fountaine Pajot Marquises
Posts: 2,641
Re: 1 week sailing trip from Sint Maartin, where to go?

Hello Captain and welcome to cruisers forum. I used to keep my cat at the Moorings/Sunsail base on St. Maarten and spend many weeks sailing around the area. But my first suggestion is to try to use the forums Google search tool to find about 10 threads that have detailed your exact question in the past. If you click on the "search" tab and then use the second lookup box, type in "St. Maarten charter".

My second suggestion is to basically skip St. Maarten and go to Anguilla and St. Barts. Of course you will spend one night in Orient Bay, but then Anguilla for two nights and St. Bart's for two or three. I just don't really like St. Maarten compared to the other two. Saba is a good suggestion and very doable. Read up on it because you have to use mooring balls. Also be aware that you are entering hurricane season.
__________________
Not all who wander are lost

http://www.sailblogs.com/member/palarran/
Palarran is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
sail, sailing

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
St. Maartin 14 day cruise itinerary Caroline Evans Sailor Logs & Cruising Plans 0 14-02-2014 12:44
Crew Available: experienced crew available NOW in St Maartin Turtle Moon Crew Archives 2 23-12-2013 19:15
J. Maartin Troost--eBooks Richard5 General Sailing Forum 0 06-06-2013 20:29
First Two-Week Sailing Trip - Vancouver Area canadianllama Meets & Greets 19 09-09-2011 20:50
Crew Wanted: St Maartin to Panama Canal Dragon Lady Crew Archives 9 21-03-2011 15:56



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 07:14.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.