Martinique is located in the Caribbean Sea about 450 km northeast of the coast of South America. Most sailing takes place around the Western coast of the island, where the capital Fort de France is situated. The island is volcanic and features sevarl active volcanoes as well as extinct volcanoes covered with rainforest. Being a French region, you can expect to find boutiques and supermarkets stocked with fresh produce, and the smell of freshly baked croissants wafting from boulangeries. In addition to this the West Indian influence means you can enjoy the smells and tastes of spicy Caribbean cooking in some of the excellent Creole restaurants.
Martinique is one of the top sailing destinations in the Caribbean. However the waters can be challenging, especially on the Eastern Atlantic coast. This is largely due to the coral reefs which lurk under the surface of the water. If you have little or no experience of sailing, we recommend a skippered yacht charter. This allows yuo to enjoy the scenery, weather and culture without having to worry about damaging your boat. More experienced sailors often relish the more challenging waters and lively trade winds around Martinique. For them bareboat charter is the only way to see this stunning island.
Boataffair boutique boat rental service puts you fully in control of your experiences. Our team are passionate about creating the perfect yacht vacation for you. Choose from our hand-picked premium sailboats and yacht charters. All of which are managed by professional and fully vetted local yacht managers.