Top Stops For Sailors on Vacation in St. Martin

Discoveries of St. Martin

Where European Allure Inspires Incredible Island Getaways

With its breathtaking seascapes and distinct European charm, St. Martin is a yachting paradise that beckons to be explored. This Caribbean island is divided between French and Dutch territories, each offering an alluring array of natural beauty, quaint locales and sumptuous flavors as vibrant as the scenery itself.

While there are plenty of ways to experience St. Martin, a private yacht charter is in a class of its own. Whether it’s a traditional sailboat, spacious sail catamaran, power catamaran or an all-inclusive Crewed Yacht, a charter combines premium accommodations with the versatility needed to explore every corner of St. Martin and beyond. 

Embark from Oyster Pond and venture along the same coast that French colonists discovered hundreds of years ago. Passing beautiful Orient Bay, you’ll whisk past St. Martin’s northernmost point before stopping in Marigot Bay. Venture into the capital city of Marigot and browse the array of colorful galleries, boutiques and cafes. Or, hike up to Paradise Peak and bask in the amazing view from the highest point in St. Martin.

Just a short sail from Marigot, the island of Anguilla is home to some of the world’s most beautiful beaches, best enjoyed on a stop through Road Bay. Revered for its scuba diving, restaurants, and relaxed island atmosphere, Road Bay is a beach lover’s paradise that’s not to be missed. Just five nautical miles away, Prickly Pear Cays is a snorkeler’s paradise rife with protected reefs and dazzling marine life.

It’s a smooth sail south to Orient Bay back on St. Martin, where a longer stay will leave you refreshed and ready for the rest your voyage. Here you can relax at a beachside bar, dine on some of St. Martin’s signature French cuisine or float atop the calm blue waves. From Orient Bay, a southward sail will take you to St. Barths, a Leeward Island loved for its premium shopping and dazzling nightlife. For a historical adventure, a trip to Gustavia is a must. Known for the red roofs that speckle its coast, this capital city is home to a 17th century fort and numerous age-old ruins, perfect for exploring before a romantic dinner along the waterfront.

Just up the coast sits Anse De Colombier, easily recognized by its steep hills overlooking the coast. Kick back on the secluded beach between the hills and delight in a postcard-worthy view far from the beaten path.

As you return to St. Martin towards the end of your journey, a stop in Great Bay is a must. Located in Dutch St. Maarten, this bay sits next to the capital city of Phillipsburg, a thriving hub with some of the best shopping, restaurants and casinos on the island. Stroll along the boardwalk and browse a variety of unique jewelry shops, or enjoy an intimate sunset dinner in any of its quaint restaurants. 

When it comes to Caribbean getaways, St. Martin is a bustling playground of breathtaking sights, rich history and thrilling activities that bring dream vacations to life time and time again. 

What some of our St. Martin guests have to say:

“Chartering a sailboat with The Moorings in St. Martin
was a tremendous experience. The islands are beautiful and
each island we visited had its own unique culture.
Our 43’ Beneteau provided ample room for six adults
and an 11-month old baby too!”
– David, guest of The Moorings


Completed a 7-night trip originating from St. Martin
aboard a 58' Catamaran. The itinerary included a blend
of quiet island stops and must see Caribbean experiences.

The ship easily fit 10 and had excellent seating areas for party-times
and spots for solitude. The crew aboard the Prodigious were
extremely attentive to the needs of the guests.
The Captain Grant, the Chef Charity and Stewardess Lucy
were friendly and accommodating. They performed their respective roles
with care for their guest's happiness and were truly great people
to get to know and share their Moorings experience.

A fantastic travel experience made possible
by the finest crew and a nicely outfitted Catamaran."

- Mitch T., guest of The Moorings

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