Cruisers Forum

  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on Cruisers Forums. Advertise Here
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 29-03-2010, 14:13   #1
Registered User

Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 1
Is Martinique Safe ?

Sailing out of Rodney Bay next week...don't know if I'm going up or down.....anyone been to the southern and southwestern anchorages in Martinique lately.....riots and unrest a few months back...has that settled down.....any impact on onland experiences, provisioning, etc?
Thanks. Lew.
mille is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29-03-2010, 15:30   #2
Registered User
speciald@ocens.'s Avatar

Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: On the boat - Carib, Chesapeake
Boat: 58 Taswell AS
Posts: 1,139
Probably safer than Rodney Bay!
speciald@ocens. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29-03-2010, 15:54   #3
Registered User

Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Antigua
Boat: Oyster 485
Posts: 94
Send a message via Skype™ to sobriyah
There's a fair bit of petty theft at Marin. Make sure your dinghy and outboard are well secured, and don't leave any hatches open if you leave the yacht in the marina, otherwise you'll be fine, the unrest was long ago.
If you're going to F-de-F, Le Ponton at Anse Mitan, was washed away by Hugo a couple of years ago and as far as I know has still not been rebuilt.
sobriyah is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29-03-2010, 18:35   #4
Registered User

Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: on the boat
Boat: catamaran, 50'
Posts: 102
yes, it's very safe. As above, I had stuff pinched in St lucia (a bit - outboard, once, four years ago), but never in Martinique. Le marin is the main place for boats. Furthr north... very sadly Le Ponton still not rebuilt, Fort de France remains as manky as ever. Guidebooks say it's worth renting a car to go to the Paradiso restaurant for lunch, and definitely true.
mct is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29-03-2010, 18:39   #5
Registered User
Hugh Maclean's Avatar

Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Cowes, IOW. UK
Boat: Dehler 37 CWS
Posts: 17
Images: 5
Spent 2 weeks in January in Marin, Trois Islets, Fort de France and St Pierre - no hints of trouble as long as normal precautions are taken - lock outboard, securely attach dinghy (wire strop or chain) and common sense. Locals were generally helpful and put up with our French!
Its time the mice took over the world!
Hugh Maclean is offline   Reply With Quote


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
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
Martinique Strike jim_thomsen Atlantic & the Caribbean 54 20-03-2009 12:43
Martinique jonathand51@yah Atlantic & the Caribbean 2 09-02-2009 13:44
Martinique to Trindad in a Week kevinm Navigation 8 26-07-2007 06:42
Dentist North of Martinique, Anyone ? Daymo Health, Safety & Related Gear 0 01-04-2007 12:52

Advertise Here

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 20:21.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2023, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2023, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.