We did Antigua
to St Martin
in 2009 one-way with Horizon.
The stop at Saba was the most memorable stop of an extremely memorable trip. Took a taxi tour of the island. Had lunch at windwardside, i think, with an amazing view. even everyday things like the road, the airport
, the port are amazing there just because they seem so improbable.
we took one of the balls around the back (northwest - Well's Bay or Ladder bay) - there were only a couple of other boats there. the dinghy
ride into fort bay was interesting with the swells, but straightforward. i wouldnt want to do it in bad conditions.
We wouldnt have stopped there in northerly swells or in really high winds, i think, but i'm really really glad we stopped there and under the same conditions (which were average trade wind
conditions for late march, when we went, prob 20 kt winds and 6-9 foot swells from the east), i would not hesitate to do it again, and maybe go for a hike the next time.
i think this time of year northerly swells may be more likely, though, in which case i might give it a miss or try to anchor
at Fort Bay instead of the mooring
what a beautiful island.