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St Lucia is a lush tropical treasure island with beautiful anchorages and plenty going on ashore.

St Lucia is a perfect holiday destination, with gorgeous palm-fringed beaches, miles of unspoiled rainforest and the majestic Piton Mountains. Plan a romantic getaway with tropical cocktails under a vast starry sky. Or take the kids and discover rainforest skyrides, mountain biking and eco-tours. St Lucia is one of the top sites for scuba diving in the Caribbean, especially at Anse Cochon and Anse Chastanet where the shallow coral reefs are home to a profusion of colourful tropical fish. Check out the world-famous Jazz festival every May or the Gros Islet street party every Friday.

St Lucia has some of the most beautiful anchorages in the Caribbean, including Rodney Bay, a short walk from the perfect Reduit beach and Marigot Bay, the perfect backdrop to that sunset rum punch. Its most famous and breathtaking sight has to be the Pitons in the southwest, twin volcanic peaks rising majestically and dramatically from the water. This area is a magnificent marine park with excellent snorkelling.

St Lucia Yacht Charter

  • Overview
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    Pigeon Island

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    Anse Mitan

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    Castres waterfront

    Sailing holidays in St Lucia

    • Direct flights available with BA, Virgin and Thomas Cook
    • Enjoy relaxing days filled with sailing, snorkelling and swimming
    • Explore this lush island paradise
    • Sail North to Martinique or South to the Grenadines
    • Level 2 sailing
    • Average temperatures of around 30 degrees
    • Average winds force 4-6
    • A combination of anchorages and harbour moorings
    • Flexible start and finish dates possible
  • 1 Wk Itinerary

    Suggested 1 week sailing itinerary in St Lucia

    DAY 1 : Rodney Bay Marina

    Board your yacht at Rodney Bay Marina, the finish point for the ARC Transatlantic Rally, with supermarkets, shops and plenty of bars and restaurants.

    DAY 2 : The Pitons (15nm)

    All set for the 3 hour sail south along the west coast of St Lucia to the towering twin peaks of the Pitons. Take a mooring outside Bennies Restaurant and Benny will look after you and your yacht. This area is a magnificent marine park with excellent snorkelling.

    DAY 3 : Marigot Bay (10nm)

    After a visit to Soufriere in the morning, head up to Marigot Bay, one of the Caribbean’s spectacularly beautiful anchorages.

    DAY 4 : Grande Anse D’Arlet (32nm)

    A fast reach almost due north about 6 hours brings you to Grande Anse D’Arlet on Martinique. Anchor overnight at this quaint fishing village set in a white sandy beach.

    DAY 5 : Anse Mitan (8nm)

    Anchor off Anse Mitan, part of the Trois Islets area. This place is humming with yachts, people, beaches, boutiques, bars and restaurants. Take the fast ferry across to Forte de France for customs clearance – check in and out at the same time and there’s no charge!

    DAY 6 : Sainte Anne (20nm)

    Sail south around Diamond Rock to Ste. Anne, a delightful seaside town. Relax on the beach or take a day ticket at Club Med. Good market, great restaurants and excellent snorkelling on reefs.

    DAY 7 : Rodney Bay (22nm)

    The nice easy reach back to Rodney Bay takes about 4 hours. Anchor off Pigeon Island and hike up to the old naval fort. Head back into the marina, there’s still time for a late swim off the perfect Reduit Beach.

    St Lucia 1 week sailing holiday itinerary

  • Sailing Conditions

    Sailing conditions in St Lucia

    Temperatures in St Lucia remain around 30°C all year with short tropical rain showers. Steady trade winds blow from the north-east at 20-25 knots during the peak winter months.

    We have rated this destination a 'Level 2-3' (levels info)

  • Getting There

    Getting There

    Flights to St Lucia

    Bonded for your financial protection under ATOL 3016British Airways and Virgin Atlantic have direct flights from Gatwick. Thomas Cook have a direct service Manchester to St Lucia on Sundays.

    Yacht charter rates are shown WITHOUT flights giving you the flexibility to book your own flights. If you would prefer a flight-inclusive holiday then Nautilus Yachting is a fully bonded ATOL tour operator and can book flights from the UK to fit your sailing holiday. Choose from a wide choice of airlines - we are not tied to any particular airline. All flight-inclusive holidays are fully bonded for your financial protection under our ATOL 3016.

    Transfers

    We recommend all clients pre-book transfers from the airport to the base as some flights arrive later in the evening. We can arrange these transfers for you with the base in St Lucia. A transfer to the Marina takes approximately 90 minutes. Please ask a member of staff for pricing.

    Hotels

    The Caribbean is a fantastic place to experience a sail and stay holiday. Why not make the most of your time in the sunshine and combine a yacht charter with a hotel stay in St Lucia or even another caribbean island! We offer a range of hotels, from family friendly to romantic retreat so you are sure to find something that takes your fancy. See our range of Caribbean Hotels.

"Our whole time in the Grenadines could not have been better. After two days on Bequia visiting friends, a brilliant four to five hour sail with a perfect wind took us down to Salt Whistle Bay on the island of Mayreau. A very busy anchorage where locals acted as parking attendants to squeeze in as many boats as possible to maximize customers for their shore barbeque where they fed us an excellent dinner. The following morning we did the very short passage round to the Tobago Cays. There followed two nights of gorgeous weather, lovely snorkelling with turtles cruising about everywhere and lobster dinners ashore. Could not have been better. "

St Vincent 2017 - M.M

St Lucia Yacht Charter prices

Yachts from St Lucia Prices shown are in GB£ per yacht for 1 week

5% EARLY BOOKING DISCOUNT valid 6 months prior to departure, Extra 5% DISCOUNT for 2 weeks

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Yachts from St Lucia Prices shown are in GB£ per yacht for 1 week

5% EARLY BOOKING DISCOUNT valid 6 months prior to departure, Extra 5% DISCOUNT for 2 weeks

Yacht details 29 Oct-23 Dec 24 Dec-06 Jan 7 Jan-07 Apr 08 Apr-09 Jun 10 Jun-20 Oct
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Yachts from St Lucia Prices shown are in GB£ per yacht for 1 week

5% EARLY BOOKING DISCOUNT valid 6 months prior to departure, Extra 5% DISCOUNT for 2 weeks

Yacht details 29 Oct-23 Dec 24 Dec-06 Jan 7 Jan-07 Apr 08 Apr-09 Jun 10 Jun-20 Oct
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Yachts from St Lucia Prices shown are in GB£ per yacht for 1 week

5% EARLY BOOKING DISCOUNT valid 6 months prior to departure, Extra 5% DISCOUNT for 2 weeks

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FREE outboard for tender, bedlnen, end cleaning, wi-fi onboard.

Extras payable on embarkation:

YACHT SECURITY:
Refundable deposit €3000 (except SO32i €2000)
OPTIONAL EXTRAS:
Kayak US$150/week
SKIPPER:
US$1050/week + food and drink + own cabin
ONE-WAYS: Available on request

Sailing Qualifications

To skipper a bareboat charter or flotilla yacht, you need to hold a practical sailing certificate equivalent to RYA Day Skipper Practical qualification or RYA International Certificate of Competence (ICC). You must also be assisted by at least one competent crew member over the age of 18.

For charters in Croatia, Malta and the Canaries, at least one member of the crew or the skipper will also need a VHF licence.

RYA qualifications can be obtained by RYA sailing schools in the UK or alternatively choose from one of our overseas centres in Gibraltar, Greece or Turkey.

For Caribbean and Tropical charters, formal qualifications are not compulsory, however, you should be Day Skipper standard and be assisted by at least one competent crew. A brief sailing resume should be provided to outline your experience.

If you don't hold the relevant qualifications then why not add a skipper?

Sailing Levels

Level 1

Winds force 2-3 (4-11 Knots)combined with generally shorter distances. Good for beginner or intermediate sailors. Line-of-sight navigation but basic knowledge of charts and ability to plot your position required.

Level 2

Winds force 3-5 (7-21 Knots) with approximately 15-20nm per day. Intermediate experience required. Predominately line of sight navigation but an understanding of how to sail in open water.

Level 3

Winds force 4-6 (11-27 Knots) with mileage of approximately 20nm+ per day. Ideal for experienced skippers looking to venture out to new destinations. Day skipper standard but with experienced crew would be recommended.