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Martinique is a truly definition of a refined French-Caribbean island – fashionable and elegant, with an abundance of flora. Filled with ruins and historical monuments, Martinique has been French, with a few interruptions, since 1635.

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Le Marin/MARTINIQUE - LE MARIN (Martinique)
9.66 m
2 cabins
6 berths
8 days
08/09 - 15/09/2018
yacht rental price per week € 1 400 ($1 627)
Le Marin/MARTINIQUE - LE MARIN (Martinique)
10.69 m
3 cabins
8 berths
8 days
08/09 - 15/09/2018
yacht rental price per week € 1 530 ($1 778)
Le Marin/MARTINIQUE - LE MARIN (Martinique)
12.59 m
3 cabins
6 berths
8 days
08/09 - 15/09/2018
yacht rental price per week € 1 700 ($1 975)
Le Marin (Martinique)
13.67 m
4 cabins
9 berths
8 days
08/09 - 15/09/2018
yacht rental price per week € 1 900 ($2 208)
Le Marin (Martinique)
12.38 m
3 cabins
8 berths
8 days
08/09 - 15/09/2018
yacht rental price per week € 1 900 ($2 208)
Le Marin (Martinique)
12.38 m
3 cabins
8 berths
8 days
08/09 - 15/09/2018
yacht rental price per week € 1 900 ($2 208)
Le Marin (Martinique)
13.76 m
4 cabins
10 berths
8 days
08/09 - 15/09/2018
yacht rental price per week € 2 100 ($2 440)
Le Marin (Martinique)
12.7 m
3 cabins
8 berths
8 days
08/09 - 15/09/2018
yacht rental price per week € 2 100 ($2 440)
Le Marin/MARTINIQUE - LE MARIN (Martinique)
14.4 m
3 cabins
8 berths
8 days
08/09 - 15/09/2018
yacht rental price per week € 2 125 ($2 469)
Le Marin/MARTINIQUE - LE MARIN (Martinique)
11 m
3 cabins
6 berths
8 days
08/09 - 15/09/2018
yacht rental price per week € 2 180 ($2 533)
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Martinique Yacht Charters

Martinique is part of the Windward Islands in the Lesser Antilles lain between the northern and southern islands of St. Martin and Grenada. Due to its location on the dividing line between the Atlantic and the Caribbean it is highly exposed to the northeast trade winds during the wintertime and is well known for good sailing conditions.

Martinique offers Caribbean classics of flawless white sand beaches on the southern coast, and black sand on the northern coast. Palm-fringed sandy beaches, colorful coral reefs, hidden coves perfect for swimming and snorkeling, unspoiled fishing villages, hot springs, lush rainforests, rugged peaks and exotic flowers and fruit everywhere.

History of Martinique

Martinique has always been a rich, populated island, characterized by its luscious foliage and varied landscape. Many different groups of island peoples inhabited the area before it was settled by the French in 1635. The French used the island to construct sugarcane plantations, and farmed other tropical fruits and spices such as bananas, coffee, cinnamon, and much more. The island was praised for its plentiful harvests, and the sugarcane plantations helped make Martinique the “Rum Capital of the World.”

In the 1600s, Martinique was the center for the French Antilles (the West Indies), both culturally and politically. It hosted the best resources for food, textiles, and luxury items including spice and rum exports. The small island grew in popularity, and many French settlers flocked to the area to stake their claim on the riches and bounty of the West Indies.

Martinique never separated from the French Republic, and still carries French influence in their culture and cuisine. French is the official language of Martinique; however, most citizens also speak Antillean Creole and some English. The Antillean Creole is still used in many native song, literature, and in the everyday life of Martinique natives. Martinique is a cultural melting pot, with both islander and French influences creating a vibrant scene of art, cuisine, music and more.

By the locals, Martinique is called the “Island of Revenants,” or those who will always return. Each year, hundreds of sailors return to Martinique for its unique culture and atmosphere. And every year, they discover something new. Martinique is a small island, but one with many great discoveries, places to see, and adventures to take. You can learn more about the history of Martinique when you visit Le Marin the main yacht charter base on the island.

French Culture of Martinique

As part of the French Antilles, Martinique has a unique blend of Caribbean and French style incorporated into culture, business, music and food. You can observe the French influence in the bustling markets, French-Creole restaurants, and fashion straight from the streets of Paris.

The French élan, or natural spirit, is felt in Martinique’s historical charm yet modern fashion, food and lifestyle. 

Martinique is known for a signature style of music, zouk, which combined European and Caribbean styles of classical music in both orchestral bands and modern electronic groups. Zouk music is often used in Martinique’s festivals and traditional dance as part of celebration. Vaval is the biggest festival of the year. It is a four-day extravaganza leading up to Lent, similar to Mardi Gras in the U.S. This is a great time for sailors to rent a boat or catamaran, as there is always something to do, see, and enjoy during Vaval. Zouk and biguine dance music dominate the local restaurants and festivals, and can be heard on the streets far and wide in Martinique.

Martinique’s second cultural draw is the cuisine. Martinique specializes in a fusion of French and Creole food, with heavy emphasis on French fine pastries and Caribbean seafood. You can find restaurants that serve three course meals for relatively inexpensive prices, usually serving fish, shellfish, and native-grown vegetables and medleys. Many restaurants will offer French wine pairings with your meal, or you can opt for a traditional Caribbean rum. Hundreds of restaurants are scattered across Martinique’s shorelines, collecting droves of sailors eager to sample the unique food and its cultural significance.

Nature and Landscapes

Martinique is a real tropical paradise, from the crystal clear waters to the untouched rainforest landscape that covers a majority of the island. Martinique is unique to the French Antilles in its fertile growing grounds and towering peaks. While the stunning landscapes of Martinique are more than enough for one explorer to appreciate, there are many nearby islands for you to stop and see during your yacht charter trip.

The Arawaks, one of the first tribal peoples to inhabit Martinique, called the island Madinina, “Isle of Flowers.” Martinique is covered with exotic wildflowers, ranging from colorful orchids, to rare frangipani and flamingo flowers. Hibiscus flowers are some of the most prominent, and hundreds of varieties color the forests and the streets. Those with a green thumb will love seeing the vibrant foliage present on the island. It is unlike any landscape most sailors ever get to experience.

Martinique is also home to the volcano Mount Pelée. It towers over the island town of St. Pierre, known by the locals as the “Pompeii of the Caribbean.” In 1902 it wiped out most of the town of St. Pierre, however small villages eventually rebuilt along the shores. Mount Pelée has not seen activity since 1932, and provides visitors a beautiful sight to behold while sailing across the waters or travelling by land.

Nearby Islands and Attractions

Though Martinique has plenty of history and culture to soak in during your yacht charter. From Martinique, you can easily sail to St. Lucia or St. Vincent. These two islands were also once European colonies, and share some of the same history and blended culture that Martinique has to offer. They provide you with more flavors, sights, and attractions if you want to venture off course during your Martinique sailing vacation.

Just south of Martinique (approximately 41 nm), you can moor at St. Lucia. This trip only takes about five to six hours sailing at moderate speed, which means you can make an overnight trip or stay a couple days to see all this lush island has to offer. It is covered with dense rainforest, waterfalls, and beaches bordering the crystal clear waters of the Caribbean. The locals are very welcoming, and will show you around St. Lucia’s most popular attractions as well as native favorites. From horseback riding to all-you-can-eat Creole cuisine, St. Lucia is the perfect getaway if your charter sailing boat in Martinique.

If you want to take the trip one step further, travel to St. Vincent next yacht charter destination. Just eight hours (61nm) from St. Lucia, St. Vincent is a beautiful Caribbean island with the seclusion and natural beauty that other more inhabited islands can’t offer. While St. Vincent still has bustling streets and vibrant community life, it also provides vast expanses of wildlife preserves and volcanic terrain that few people ever get to experience. St. Vincent was a prime location for the filming of  Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, and hundreds of locals were hired to as minor cast members.

Of course, there is plenty to do and see in Martinique, if you want to spend more of your time on land rather than sailing around nearby islands. For a historical overview of the country, visit the Habitation Clement in La Francois. This historic distillery gives you an overview of what colonial life was like in Martinique during early trade days. For a more modern look at Martinique’s rum production, visit the Depaz Distillery in St. Pierre. This distillery has been known for producing some of the world’s best rum, dating back to 1651. They use pure blue cane, and export all over the world.

Nearby Islands and Attractions

Though Martinique has plenty of history and culture to soak in during your yacht charter. From Martinique, you can easily sail to St. Lucia or St. Vincent. These two islands were also once European colonies, and share some of the same history and blended culture that Martinique has to offer. They provide you with more flavors, sights, and attractions if you want to venture off course during your Martinique sailing vacation.

Just south of Martinique (approximately 41 nm), you can moor at St. Lucia. This trip only takes about five to six hours sailing at moderate speed, which means you can make an overnight trip or stay a couple days to see all this lush island has to offer. It is covered with dense rainforest, waterfalls, and beaches bordering the crystal clear waters of the Caribbean. The locals are very welcoming, and will show you around St. Lucia’s most popular attractions as well as native favorites. From horseback riding to all-you-can-eat Creole cuisine, St. Lucia is the perfect getaway if your charter sailing boat in Martinique.

If you want to take the trip one step further, travel to St. Vincent next yacht charter destination. Just eight hours (61nm) from St. Lucia, St. Vincent is a beautiful Caribbean island with the seclusion and natural beauty that other more inhabited islands can’t offer. While St. Vincent still has bustling streets and vibrant community life, it also provides vast expanses of wildlife preserves and volcanic terrain that few people ever get to experience. St. Vincent was a prime location for the filming of  Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, and hundreds of locals were hired to as minor cast members.

Of course, there is plenty to do and see in Martinique, if you want to spend more of your time on land rather than sailing around nearby islands. For a historical overview of the country, visit the Habitation Clement in La Francois. This historic distillery gives you an overview of what colonial life was like in Martinique during early trade days. For a more modern look at Martinique’s rum production, visit the Depaz Distillery in St. Pierre. This distillery has been known for producing some of the world’s best rum, dating back to 1651. They use pure blue cane, and export all over the world.

Yacht Charters in Martinique

Martinique is the perfect place to plan your sailing vacation. Warm winds and a dry winter make sailing conditions ideal for the majority of the year. With a variety of professionally maintained yachts, catamarans and sailing boats to choose, you can’t go wrong with a Martinique yacht charter. 12 Knots offers crewed yacht charters as well as bareboat rentals depending on your sailing experience.

The average temperature in Martinique stays around 20-30°C (68-86°F) year round, with short rain showers in late spring and summer. March and April are typically the driest months, as well as the most windy. Northeastern trade winds arrive in the Caribbean between 20-25 knots in the first half of the year (December to June). Martinique is located on the edge of the Caribbean bordering the Atlantic Ocean, which means it is exposed to the strongest trade winds. January through April provide the best temperatures, light rain, and wind for sailing in Martinique.

On your yachting trip, you can choose to sail around the island, or travel across the Caribbean to some of the nearby islands. Sailing north, you’ll reach Dominica, and to the south St. Lucia island. St. Lucia is home to Soufrière, a town surrounded by luscious rainforest. This forested area contains several hiking trails where you can catch a glimpse of waterfalls, hot springs and dormant volcanoes as they tower over Rodney Bay.

You will start your charter at Le Marin, the main boar rentals hub in Martinique. You can choose among a variety of sailing yacht and catamaran charters depending on your desires and budget. Our sailing yacht and catamarans include luxurious, spacious living quarters, all-inclusive equipment and the option to have crew members on deck for sailing assistance and navigation. We offer bareboat charters for experienced sailors, but encourage you to bring as much gear, and even hire a skipper if sailing in Grenadines is a new adventure for you.

Should you choose 12 Knots Yachting Club, you are guaranteed a once-in-a-lifetime Caribbean experience unlike no other. We will offer you vast variety of professionally maintained yachts, well equipped, and hospitable staff to make your vacation as relaxed or daring as you prefer. If you want to enjoy a private yachting experience but have little sailing experience, sign up for our sailing school and learn everything you need to know about the open waters. Your experience is up to you; we are here simply to ensure it is the best possible.

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