St Marten/St Barths

User Stories:

  • Exodus. Lir, Majestic Spirit, Serenity, Whisper, Grey Matters
  • Easy to reach from the US or Europe, St. Marten has grown in popularity as a charter starting point.
  • Small, chic St. Barths (pronounced Barts) is elegant, expensive and the Caribbean’s “see and be seen” destination.
  • St. Marten is an island without borders, split between the French & Dutch. Oral history says after both nations claimed the island, it was agreed that a representative of each country would start back to back and walk the coast until they met again to divide the island. A small road sign lets you know when you’ve crossed from one country to the next.

The Leeward Islands is made up of nearby  St. Marten (French and Dutch), Anguilla, St. Barths, with  Saba, St. Eustacia, and St. Kitts and Nevis a good full days open ocean sailing away. Depending on the size of the yacht you are chartering, during the brisk winter tradewinds, many clients decide to relax with shorter sails among the three closer islands leaving the longer distance sails for the quieter summer months.  Anguilla offers miles of beaches and reefs for snorkeling, St. Marten is more cosmopolitan with gambling, resorts and shopping. St. Barths is charming and upscale — try hanging out in Le Select for a beer and see who else is visiting the island!