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This surprisingly little island embodies a dual personality - half French, half Dutch.

St Martin/St Maarten and the surrounding islands of Anguilla and St Barts offer some of the most spectacular sailing in the Caribbean. Experience beautiful anchorages, stunning sunsets and outstanding restaurants. If you are used to sailing in more crowded sailing areas, you will soon discover that St Martin and the surrounding islands offers remote, unspoilt anchorages and total relaxation for that perfect getaway.

Just half a day’s sail away from St Martin is the beautiful island of Anguilla, renowned for its pristine, white sand beaches and the attraction of the rich and famous, and unbeatable for its peaceful and relaxing atmosphere. What an ideal place to enjoy lunch or dinner at one of the waterfront restaurants or a BBQ under the stars! No sailing itinerary would be complete without a trip to St Bart's, known for its wonderful restaurants and picturesque port. Enjoy window shopping and watch the beautiful people as you sip French coffee and enjoy fresh croissants!

St Martin Yacht Charter

  • Overview
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    St Martin

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    St Martin Bay

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    Philipsburg Harbour

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    Anse Marcel Marina

    Sailing holidays in St Martin

    • Flights to St Martin via Antigua, Paris or Amsterdam
    • Choose from the many stunning anchorages around the island
    • Two week charters could include St Kitts & Nevis
    • Level 2 sailing
    • Average temperatures of around 26-30 degrees
    • Average winds force 3-5
    • A combination of anchorages and harbour moorings in this area
    • Flexible start and finish dates possible
  • 1 Wk Itinerary

    Suggested 1 week sailing itinerary St Martin

    DAY 1 : Anse Marcel Marina

    Embark at Anse Marcel Marina, a full service marina on the northwest coast with a good choice of bars and restaurants.

    DAY 2 : Anguilla (15nm)

    Sail to Anguilla and clear into customs at Road Bay, a charming village set on a lovely beach. Pack your picnic for lunch at Prickly Bay Cays. The snorkeling here is some of the best in the Caribbean.

    DAY 3 : St Barts (32nm)

    The sail south is a fast tack and Tintamarre makes a good midday stop for a beach picnic. St Barts is favoured by the rich and famous but visiting yachtsmen are welcome at Gustavia's bustling harbour front. Some say the cuisine here is the best in the Caribbean, and there's certainly plenty of choice for restaurants.

    DAY 4 : St Barts

    Hire a mini-moke and explore the very pretty island of St Barts. Winding hillside roads afford spectacular views and lead you to excellent beaches.

    DAY 5 : Philipsburg (15nm)

    This convivial port is the capital of St Maarten, the Dutch side of the island, and is popular for its bars, restaurants and duty free shopping.

    DAY 6 : Baie Grande Case (17nm)

    Choose the beach as you sail round the island - you pass several at Simpson Bay and Marigot Bay but the best is Baie Grand Case, a long sweeping beach and the gastronomic centre of St. Martin.

    DAY 7 : Anse Marcel Marina (5nm)

    St Martin 1 week sailing holiday itinerary

  • Sailing Conditions

    Sailing conditions in St Martin

    Best time to travel to St Martin is December to May, the dry season, with temperatures 27-29°C, when the trade winds are steady with winds blowing east-northeast from 15 to 25 knots. From June to November the weather is usually warmer and more changeable with winds blowing northeast through south from 10 to 20 knots.

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

  • Getting There

    Getting There

    Flights to St Martin

    Bonded for your financial protection under ATOL 3016British Airways and Virgin Atlantic have direct flights from Gatwick to Antigua. LIAT operate connecting flights from Antigua to St Martin. Alternatively fly to St Martin with AirFrance via Paris or KLM via Amsterdam.

    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.


    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 Martin. A transfer to the Marina takes approximately 10 minutes. Please ask a member of staff for pricing.


    The Caribbean is a fantastic place to experience a sail and stay holiday. If you are taking a flight via Antigua then why not make the most of your time in the sunshine and combine a yacht charter with a hotel stay in Antigua 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.

"Have used Nautilus now for many years and have always been well pleased with the performance. This year we had the privilege of a brand new yacht! The base managers were spot on with briefing and advice and the technician on the dock was excellent with the practical yacht systems brief. Very efficient and no time wasted."

Antigua 2014 - M.A.

St Martin Yacht Charter prices

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

2023 Prices Extra 5% OFF for 2 weeks.

2022-23 GB£ per yachtDufour 390 GL(2019)Dufour 412 GL(2022)Oceanis 40.1 - 3 cab.(2023)Sun Odyssey 419(2019)
Dates3 cabins/3WC3 cabins/2WC3 cabins/2WC3 cabins/2WC
05-11 Nov2914337137103067
12-18 Nov3352388142673529
19-25 Nov3990461950814200
26 Nov-02 Dec3990461950814200
03-09 Dec3990461950814200
10-16 Dec3667424846713862
17-23 Dec3667424846713862
24-26 Dec5838675774336143
27 Dec-03 Jan82719576105338705
04-06 Jan5252608166905529
07-13 Jan4376507155764610
14-20 Jan4376507155764610
21-27 Jan4862563361955119
28 Jan-03 Feb5352619568145633
04-10 Feb5838675774336143
11-17 Feb5838675774336143
18-24 Feb5838675774336143
25 Feb-03 Mar5838675774336143
04-10 Mar5838675774336143
11-17 Mar5838675774336143
18-24 Mar5838675774336143
25-31 Mar5838675774336143
01-07 Apr5838675774336143
08-14 Apr5838675774336143
15-21 Apr4962574863245224
22-28 Apr4086472952004300

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

2023 Prices Extra 5% OFF for 2 weeks.

2022-23 GB£ per yachtDufour 460 GL(2018)Oceanis 51.1 - 5 + 1 cab.(2019)
Dates4 cabins/4WC5 cabins/3WC
05-11 Nov33715019
12-18 Nov38815519
19-25 Nov46196100
26 Nov-02 Dec46196100
03-09 Dec46196100
10-16 Dec42485614
17-23 Dec42485614
24-26 Dec67578919
27 Dec-03 Jan957612638
04-06 Jan60818029
07-13 Jan50716686
14-20 Jan50716686
21-27 Jan56337429
28 Jan-03 Feb61958176
04-10 Feb67578919
11-17 Feb67578919
18-24 Feb67578919
25 Feb-03 Mar67578919
04-10 Mar67578919
11-17 Mar67578919
18-24 Mar67578919
25-31 Mar67578919
01-07 Apr67578919
08-14 Apr67578919
15-21 Apr57487581
22-28 Apr47296243

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

2023 Prices Extra 5% OFF for 2 weeks.

2022-23 GB£ per yachtBali 4.2 - 4 + 2 cab.(2023)Bali 4.4 - 4 + 2 cab.(2022)Bali 5.4 - 6 + 2 cab.(2019)Excess 11(2023)Fountaine Pajot Astrea 42 - 4 + 2 cab.(2023)Lagoon 40 - 4 + 2 cab(2022)Nautitech 40 Open - 4 + 1 cab.(2022)
Dates4 cabins/4WC4 cabins/4WC6 cabins/6WC4 cabins/2WC4 cabins/4WC4 cabins/4WC4 cabins/2WC
05-11 Nov68767643128054305588151675562
12-18 Nov74338257138294690641056336005
19-25 Nov79868871154145362727663906452
26 Nov-02 Dec79868871154145362727663906452
03-09 Dec79868871154145362727663906452
10-16 Dec73488162141814933669558815929
17-23 Dec73488162141814933669558815929
24-26 Dec11852131712448179711079594819576
27 Dec-03 Jan18705207813024813290170331512915781
04-06 Jan11852131712448179711079594819576
07-13 Jan986710962204106648898678907971
14-20 Jan986710962183676648898678907971
21-27 Jan986710962183676648898678907971
28 Jan-03 Feb1086712071202057310989586908771
04-10 Feb11852131712448179711079594819576
11-17 Feb11852131712448179711079594819576
18-24 Feb11852131712448179711079594819576
25 Feb-03 Mar11852131712448179711079594819576
04-10 Mar11852131712448179711079594819576
11-17 Mar11852131712448179711079594819576
18-24 Mar11852131712448179711079594819576
25-31 Mar11852131712448179711079594819576
01-07 Apr11852131712448179711079594819576
08-14 Apr11852131712448179711079594819576
15-21 Apr1019511329210576857928681628238
22-28 Apr85389486176295738777168246895

Yachts from St Martin

Contact our team for the latest prices and offers!

Outboard included


Refundable deposit €3000- €9000. Non Refundable deposit on request.


End cleaning - Monohulls: from 39' to 45' €180, 46' to 49' €215, 50' and above €240.

End cleaning - Catamarans: up to 40' €235, 41' to 45 €255, 46' to 49' €280, 50' and above €310.

Starter pack and fees: €70 (Mandatory)

OPTIONAL EXTRAS: Kayak, SUP etc on request.
SKIPPER: €1470/week + food and drink + own cabin. Catamarans 48' and over €1750/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). For charters in Greece, you must now have the ICC certificate. 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.