Explore the island of flowers on board a boat and let yourself sail along the coast of Martinique. Coconut groves, abundant vegetation and local distilleries: the recipe for a successful cruise around the island! Situated in the arc of the Lesser Antilles, Martinique is surrounded by the paradisiacal Caribbean Sea. Like most of the islands in the region, it offers a steep landscape that is breathtaking.
In the north, the scenery mixes mountains and rocks with a wild tropical forest, while in the south you will find a drier climate that further favours the development of the tourist area. Besides its climate, the island of Martinique will also seduce you with its native animal species, whether terrestrial, marine or aerial, as well as its vegetation, which offers a breathtaking spectacle to its visitors all year round.
Do you want to be really impressed? Try hiring a catamaran in Martinique with a captain. And get ready: you're heading straight for a grand cruise in the West Indies!
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Enjoy renting a boat in Martinique and let yourself be amazed by its magnificent landscapes.
Stroll through the Balata Garden, where you can admire the magnificent varieties of tropical plants. Also be sure to visit the Grand Marché, where you can buy all kinds of souvenirs typical of the region.
During your visit to this seaside town, take the opportunity to hire a boat and get close to the famous Pedra do Diamantem or Rocher du Diamant, which was once a pirate hideout, or take a dip in the crystal clear waters to discover the wildlife.
Les Salines beach, in the municipality of Sainte-Anne, is a place much-loved by tourists and locals alike because of its heavenly scenery, among coconut trees and white sand. This magnificent beach, which stretches for over a kilometre, is considered one of the most beautiful in the Caribbean.
This nature reserve, classified as such since 1976, is a must stop during your visit to Martinique. It is a great place for hiking, and you can also visit the beautiful ruins of the Château Dubuc, or relax on one of its beaches.
Home to a still active volcano, which last erupted in 1932, venture out to explore the area around Mount Pelee via two routes. Beware, this climb is reserved for the more athletic due to its high level of difficulty!
Rent a catamaran or a sailboat with your family to discover the local villages of each anchorage: Sainte-Anne, les Anses d'Arlet, l'Anse Mitan and la Pointe du Bout and, of course, Fort-de-France, with its great market. Not forgetting the north coast of the island, with its grey sandy beaches, the peaceful haven of the bays du Robert and du François, with a dozen islets that will offer you many possibilities for anchoring and incredible walks.
Martinique enjoys a tropical climate and can be visited in all seasons. However, the best time to sail is between December and May. During this period, the outside temperature is around 28 °C and the water temperature ranges between 27 and 30 °C, perfect for escaping the winter of mainland France.
In Martinique, the price of boat hire can vary depending on the type, model and capacity of the boat. It can also be different if you choose to hire a boat with a captain.
Martinique is a magnificent area for sailing. With its very mild climate, it is a small nautical paradise, perfect to discover with the whole family on board.
If you are not yet self-sufficient in sailing or if you want to make the most of your cruise, no problem! Most boats can be rented with a captain. These professional sailors will share their passions with you, tell you about their most beautiful moments on the high seas and, why not, share with you, delicious acras or grilled lobsters, typical dishes of the region.
Is exploring the turquoise waters of Martinique your next goal? Find the boat that best suits your travel desires and sailing plans.
Sailing in the Caribbean arc requires a good knowledge of navigation: beware of the different effects caused in the winds due to the differences in relief between the islands. Never hire a boat without a captain without first making sure you have all the experience necessary to sail in this area. Find out well in advance about the weather and in particular the risks of cyclones (August and September are the most likely months).
These are some of the reasons why we recommend renting a boat in Martinique with a captain. When you can count on such a vast experience (that of the captain), the cruise immediately becomes safer and more idyllic, especially aboard a sailboat sailing the Caribbean Sea.