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The many sandy beaches are lined with hotels, condominiums and there are a plethora of duty free shops, restaurants and casinos all waiting for you to discover. Sleepy Anguilla is a relaxing paradise with beautiful beaches; nearby St Bart's is a playground for the rich and famous and known for it's pristine beaches, fine dining and designer shops.
Embark: 17:00hrs. A short taxi ride to the Simpson Bay marina and after meeting your crew and storing your bags, stroll around duty free shopping and sidewalk cafes. Board at 5pm in the afternoon and enjoy cocktails and dinners on board.
After breakfast depart through the Dutch Bridge on the way to Road Bay on the British island of Anguilla. Enjoy a leisurely morning sail and lunch at Road Bay after which you will have the opportunity to go ashore and mingle with the locals at Johnos bar and enjoy the live jazz music. See the locally made sailboats on the beach ready for the next regatta, which is the national sport of Anguilla.
Set off for Prickly Pear Cays, a remote uninhabited rocky atoll with amazing bird life and unspoiled lagoon surrounded by a living coral reef. Snorkel to the white powdery beach and over the magnificent coral. Explore the water of little bay where schools of small fish totally surround you and you can see the pelicans diving. This area and has been designated as a marine park providing excellent snorkelling and swimming in the azure waters. After lunch sail to Marigot on the French side of St Martin.
In the morning go ashore to explore the picturesque town of Marigot, visit fort Luise, enjoy the beautiful mall, and do some shopping in the street market. After lunch sail to Roche Creol and do some snorkelling, then enter Anse Marsel marina, where you will have an opportunity to walk the grounds of the Radisson hotel. After a short stop, motor to Grand Case where you will dine ashore in the gourmet Capital of the Caribbean.
After breakfast head off around the north end of the island into Pinel island (Il. Pinel), here you can go ashore, enjoy the beach, beach bars, gift shops, hiking, snorkelling and kayaking. Snorkeling on Pinel is known to be the best snorkeling in St. Martin as the snorkel trail is protected by the marine reserve. There are guidlines to follow in order to protect its natural state. Overnight at Pinel Island.
Depart for two hours of open ocean sailing stopping at Fourche (fork island), this island is the rocky remains of an extinct volcano with nothing but lizards and cactus. Spend several hours in this magnificent moonscape surrounding, for those who like to climb the to the summit there are spectacular views. After lunch sail to the bay of Colombier on Saint Bart’s, you can spend the rest of the day exploring the bay in the kayak, walking on the beach or taking the cliff-path into the next bay where the views are stunning. The bay is in accessible by car and is totally unspoiled. There is also plenty of time for snorkelling to see all the varieties of Caribbean fish you could wish for.
A short sail in the morning takes us to the beautiful harbour of Gustavia, the capital of Saint Bart’s. This island boasts the gateway homes of many celebrities and magnificent mega-yachts . After exploring the wonderful array of old Caribbean houses and varying French shops, and maybe an island tour, enjoy a cocktail at Jimmy Buffett’s “cheeseburger in paradise” café. After lunch take a leisurely sail back to Saint Maarten in time for the Dutch bridge at 5:30pm and then back to Simpson bay marina. Enjoy an exquisite cuisine of your choice ashore tonight.
Please note: Due to weather it may be necessary to change the order of the itinerary, the number of days in one location or visit other islands. The Captain is responsible for the ultimate safety and comfort of the vessel and its passengers. It is within the Captain's jurisdiction to change the sequence of stops and ports if necessary due to inclement weather conditions, high or low water levels, dock and lock schedules, technical, logistical or scheduling reasons. Additionally, sailing vessels will motor in light winds to ensure vessels arrive in port by sunset.