New Year on Saint Maarten Trip ID: 964 by Dave Johnston


7 nights/8 days of yacht cruising lifestyle. New Year on Caribbean.
The way to start New Year.
• Fully experienced Captain and Hostess
• Shimmering, Turquoise waters, beautiful anchorages
• Visit deserted islands, take in the romance of the sea
• Great culinary experience European, Caribbean, Creole, American
We will visit :
– Sint Maarten/Saint Martin,
– Anguilla, Prickly Pear,
– IleTintemarre,
– Saint Barthélemy and Ile Fourchue
Festive Dinner with all the trimmings included on board.

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    After arrival at the Princess Juliana International Airport, a 15- minute taxi ride will delivery you to Island Water  orld where you will meet your Captain. A cold tropical beverage awaits your arrival aboard Lady Nathalie. Following a quick tour, you will participate in a short security and safety briefing. Time to unwind, relax and settle into the yacht. The Captain will review the itinerary for the week. Dinner will be ashore at one of the many fine restaurants in the Simpson’s Bay area.


    A tasty delight of the local French Bakery’s delectable croissants and pastries will be served on board for breakfast along with freshly ground American style coffee or a selection of various teas. A mid-morning departure will send us past many luxurious Mega Yachts of the rich and famous. Exiting the lagoon through the Simpson’s Bay bridge. Lady Nathalie is now ready to sail out into the Caribbean Sea. A short sail brings us to Cupecoy Beach where we
    will drop anchor to enjoy a swim and have lunch. Following lunch, we weigh anchor and sail for Road Bay, Anguilla.
    Road Bay, Anguilla has become a destination for boaters. It offers great swimming, some of the best sunsets in the Caribbean and lots of great places to eat ashore. Tonight, cocktails aboard before


    An early morning departure to set sail for Prickly Pear, a secluded and uninhabited island accessible only by boat. The snorkeling is superb, the sand sugary white. The day will be spent enjoying the natural beauty of this island. Enjoy refreshments ashore at the small beach bar which is run by one of the local families. Later in the afternoon, after a relaxing day, we return to Road Bay. Enjoy a swim and cocktail before the first of two Captain’s dinners on board.


    Following breakfast, it’s time to set sail for Anse Marcel, a picturesque anchorage on the French side of Saint Martin. While the Captain checks in with Customs and Immigration you have a chance to relax and swim in the beautiful, turquoise waters of Anse Marcel. After lunch, the next destination is Grande Case, often called the “culinary capital
    of the Caribbean”. This is also a great location for snorkeling. Prepare yourself for a great evening ashore.


    Today the first heading is Ile Tintemarre, set in the heart of St. Martin’s marine reserve. Prepare for a great swim and sightings of the large sea turtles. After lunch, it’s time to enjoy a 3-hour sail across the open sea to St-Barthélemy, better known as St Barths. Anchoring at Ile Fourchue, a deserted island off the coast of St. Bart’s enjoy a great view
    of the sunset. Marine life abounds in the waters of this protected marine park island. The second of the Captains dinners will be served on board tonight.


    Today we sail to Gustavia, the Capital and main town of St. Bart’s, a quaint French village with cobblestone streets and red roofed homes. Many multi-million dollar yachts are docked along the waterfront at the town pier. Chic shops, galleries and gourmet restaurants line Gustavia's streets. Dinner will be ashore at one of the French restaurants on the island.


    This morning we sail back to Sint Maarten and visit Phillipsburg enroute to Simpsons Bay. Our guests are welcome to go ashore for shopping and exploring. After spending a few hours, we continue back to Simpsons Bay, back through the Simpson’s Bay bridge to the slip at the marina. A relaxing dinner will be on shore tonight, allowing
    ample time to sit and reminisce about the fabulous week of adventure around these beautiful Caribbean islands


    After a tropical breakfast, aboard it’s time to say goodbye to the Captain and your Caribbean vacation,
    rejuvenated and rested for your flight back home.

Accommodation description:

  • The Beneteau 43.4 Cyclades is a well-appointed sailing vessel designed with comfortable cruising in mind. The vessel has 3 double (queen size bed) guest cabins and a separate cabin for crew. It is equiped with two heads (washrooms) with showers. There are a number of windows, allowing lots of natural light to enter the main cabin. Separate helms and a wide swimming platform afford lots of room in the cockpit area for all to enjoy the romance of the sea. Her home port is in Sint Maarten, Dutch West Indies. Typical Vacation and Learn to Sail charter destinations are in the Sint Maarten/St. Martin, Anguilla and St. Barthélemy cruising area.

Transportation terms:

  • Inclusive of:
    - Breakfast, lunch, happy hour snacks – three captain’s dinners on board -
    beer, wine, rum and mix - non-alcoholic juices, sodas and drinks - anchor,
    port, park fees and yacht expenses
    Note: You will be responsible for flights, transfers and any on-shore expenses.

    About The Team Leader(Dave Johnston)

    Name: Dave Johnston

    Captain Dave has been a sailor for over 25 years and has extensive experience as a Charter Captain in the Caribbean, Mediterranean and the Great Lakes.  Relying on his extensive knowledge, he knows all the great places to take his guests to make the most of their sailing vacation.  His...

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    • from USD: 1600 to 1600
    Deposit Required: USD:1000
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    Trip Dates:

    2017-12-28 - 2018-01-04

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    • Beginner

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