Situated between the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, the French Caribbean archipelago is such an exciting sailing area for your sailing holidays. Whether you're renting a catamaran or a sailboat, island hopping through the Eastern Caribbean is just heavenly. How blissful is it to sail in the tropics from December to May when the rest of Europe are under the clouds and freezing cold?
Rent a sailboat in Martinique or in Guadeloupe and leave on a cruise in the rest of the Caribbean to discover Saint Martin, Saint-Lucia or the Grenadines Islands. Whether you are on or under the sea you are surrounded by bright turquoise, beautiful coral and multicoloured fish. On the islands nothing but coconut trees, white sandy beaches, volcanos and luxurious flora. Sailing the French Caribbean is perfect for family sailing holidays since the winds are rather stable in this part of the globe but also if you are considering sailing with friends too.
It's very easy to rent a sailboat or a catamaran in the French Caribbean, the two main departure bases are Martinique and Guadeloupe. Your sailboat charter in Martinique will surely begin from Le Marin harbour, the biggest out of the 5 marinas on the island.
If you prefer to rent a catamaran in Guadeloupe for your Caribbean sailing holidays then you may want to consider a yacht charter from Pointe-à-Pitre or Saint-François. Your sailing itinerary will include island hopping through Les Saintes archipelago and a stopover in the island of Marie-Galante. Don't forget to try the local rum there, rated the best in the Caribbean! You'll find amazing boats all referenced on our website. Don't forget that you can always consider a yacht charter in Saint Martin !
For the perfect hassle-free sailing holiday in the French Caribbean you can charter a sailboat with a skipper. You can really make the most of your cruise this way and drop anchor in the most amazing mooring spots the French Caribbean has to offer. The captain accompanying you on your yacht charter can let you drive the boat if you want and may also give you some precious sailing tips. Knowing the sailing area like the back of his or her hand, you're sure not to miss the best places for a dip or for a snorkel. This option is perfect if you are an unexperienced sailor despite the calm seas and easy sailing of this region.
There are many sailing itineraries you can choose from for the perfect sailing holiday in the French Caribbean. It all depends from which harbour you charter from. If you decide to rent a sailboat in Saint-Martin for example and want to charter a week for a relaxing sailing holiday and make the most of each port of call, here is what you can do: head North and set course towards Tintamarre island and drop anchor in front of Baie Blanche beach. Then sail on to Anguilla and make a stopover in Blowing Point Harbor. The next day take a stroll on the island and discover Dog island by boat, Prickly Pear and Scrub Bay. Finally, for the last day of your sailing holidays you can reach Gustavia harbour in Saint Barths, considered as the French Caribbean's gem.
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