St. Lucia is a gem of diverse wonders, from Mt. Gimie which rises more than 3,000 feet into the sky to the clear water below to the scattering of banana plantations. Aboard your crewed yacht charter you will find the panoramic views from deck breathtaking in places such as scenic Marigot Bay and the two Pitons further south. Your professional captain will bring you below the island’s steep slopes covered in emerald-colored foliage and into picturesque harbors reminiscent of an older time. Walk the trails that wind between wild orchids and giant ferns while watching tropical birds fly overhead. Get a closer look at the dormant Soufriére volcano, locally known as the Sulphur Springs, and where steam still rises from the crater. Your crew will plan ahead so you can experience the many attractions that include St. Lucia as well as the equally enchanting islands of St. Vincent, Bequia, Mustique, Mayreau, and Tobago Cays, plus the island of Martinique to the north. Sailing with a private crew in an area that stretches from Martinique to Grenada lets you savor the Windward chain of islands while leaving the details to us.
Sailing in St. Lucia
The Windward Islands are best traveled on a crewed yacht charter during the winter months when a cool wind usually blows from the northeast. The north-south orientation of the islands is ideal for sailing most the longer passages as the wind will be on the beam and provide a swifter journey southward. A one-way crewed charter may be more favorable as it allows more ground coverage and avoids sailing windward. Temperatures range from 65°F to 85°F (18°C to 29°C) December through May, and from 75°F to 95°F (24°C to 35°C) June through November.
St. Lucia Highlights
Sailing with a crew aboard your private yacht opens a world of opportunities to explore, swim and simply relax. Leave the navigation to your captain and savor the unique dishes prepared by your gourmet chef onboard while soaking up the surrounding panoramic view of islands, crystal-clear waters and magnificent sunsets. The islands are fringed with stretches of white-sand beaches perfect to diving into the clear water as well as kayaking, windsurfing or trying the many other watersports available. The most spectacular landscapes can be found within serene Marigot Bay as well as in the grandeur of the towering Pitons on the west coast. Sightseeing around the islands gives you a chance to take in historic sties, natural wonders and unique shopping venues.