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Before You Travel | How to Get There | Check In/Check Out | What's On Board | What to Bring | Health & Safety

This page provides useful planning, pre-departure and travel information. From servicing airports to base arrival procedures, it will tell you what to expect to make your vacation smooth and care free. 

We suggest you read the following information carefully several weeks prior to departure and also print a copy to take with you.

COVID-19 Travel Guidelines

We are happy to announce that our marina in Martinique is scheduled to reopen August 15, 2020.

While Martinique is opening its borders for international travelers certain Policies and Procedures will need to be followed when entering the country, before, and during your stay there. Please stay informed and follow all requirements:

• All passengers over 11 years old must present a negative COVID-19 PCR test for COVID-19 taken within 72 hours prior to departure.
The passenger must also present a sworn statement that he does not show symptoms and that he is not aware of having been in contact with a confirmed case of covid-19 in the fourteen days preceding the flight.
• Passengers who test positive for COVID-19 cannot fly
• Those with a negative test can perform 7 days of quarantine, followed by a new PCR test after 7 days.
• If the passenger has not carried out a boarding test, he must carry out a strict fortnight upon arrival in the territory
• Arriving passengers not tested for COVID-19 must quarantine for 14 days upon arrival in Martinique,
• It is mandatory to wear a mask in closed public spaces.

Travel.state.gov and the US Embassy for the Eastern Caribbean are good sources of information.

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Before You Travel

Address 
La Marina du Marin
BP279, Le Lamentin 97285
Martinique French West Indies

Base Hours 
8:00am – 5:00pm Monday to Saturday 
8:00am – 1:00pm Sunday

General Information
Official Languages: French, Creole, and English 
Currency:  Euro 

Time Zone
UTC/GMT -4 hours

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How to Get There

Airport 
FDF Martinique Aimé Césaire International Airport

Due to the number of flights we organize, the Moorings can offer some great rates to many destinations. Please make sure you contact your Vacation Planning Specialist before you book your flights.

Flights
Due to the number of flights we organize, the Moorings can offer some great rates to many destinations. Please make sure you contact our inhouse flight specialist at 866.649.2003 before you book your flights.

Taxis 
Airport is approximately a 45 min drive to the base 

From FDF airport 1-4 person:
Day rate: 65 – 70€ 
Night rate: 90€

Taxi 
Germe : +596 696 25 04 21
Lamon : +596 696 26 03 94
Rodrigue : +596 696 70 74 44
Alexandre : +596 696 91 30 85 - +596 696 42 88 38

Car rental
Avis : +596 596 42 11 00
Jumbo Car : +596 596 74 71 77
GD Location : +596 596 58 27 89

 

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Check In/Check Out

Check In Procedures
All skippers must attend a Chart Briefing which covers all you need to know about the cruising area, use of the VHF radio, how to call for assistance, and more. A Boat Briefing will also be provided onboard your yacht.

Late Arrivals 
If arriving after hours, a message will be left on the front door indicating the location of your boat. The Chart Briefing and Boat Briefing will be held the following morning prior to departure.

Check Out Procedures
A debriefing and final walkthrough will be done upon return so please allow enough time to complete this before the charter end time.

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What's on Board

Provisioning
Moorings Care packages are included on every yacht. These packages contain some of the basics to get you started for your vacation.

For all your other provisioning needs supermarkets are available nearby. Visit our Base Guide page for more details.

Mobile phones 
Check with your service provider for information about cell coverage in this region.

Music/iPods 
While most of our newer boats have Bluetooth capability, we cannot guarantee all boats are outfitted with this equipment. For your convenience, we highly recommend you bring an AUX cord so you can listen to music from your mobile devices.

Electricity
Electrical sockets (outlets) in Martinique usually supply electricity at between 220 and 240 volts AC. If you're plugging in an appliance that was built for 220-240 volt electrical input, or an appliance that is compatible with multiple voltages, then an adapter is all you need.

For more information on what's included on your yacht, please view the full list here for Bareboat Charters or here for Crewed Charters.

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What to Bring

Customs & Immigration
Entry, exit, and visa requirements depend on the locations you are departing from and traveling to. You are responsible for having the correct documents so make sure to check with the consulate of the countries you plan to visit before you travel. Visit travel.state.gov for the latest information.

Luggage & Packing List
Soft-sided luggage or duffel bags are best, as luggage storage space on your yacht may be limited. We have no facilities for holding luggage at the base. Pack lightly and review our suggested packing list for required and necessary items to bring.

  • Pack essential prescription medicine and change of clothing in a carry-on bag*
  • Passport and other travel documentation
  • Tickets and paper confirmations for pre-planned activities
  • Light-colored, light-weight clothing
  • Formal wear for upscale dining establishments
  • Swimwear and cover up
  • Hats and sunglasses
  • Sandals and flip-flops
  • Athletic shoes and hiking boots
  • Travel-sized toiletries and hygiene products
  • Insect repellent and OTC pain relievers/ointments
  • AUX cable for playing music through your device

  • 12V DC to 110V AC power inverter (for boats without generators**)

  • 12V to USB power adapter for charging mobile devices

*We would highly recommend packing prescription medicine and essential clothing (swimsuit, t-shirt and shorts) in your hand luggage as occasionally your luggage may arrive at the base after you do.

**All boats include a 12V DC outlet (a "car" outlet). Boats with generators have 110V outlets in the Caribbean and 220V in the Mediterranean and Exotic locations.

Drones
The use of flying drones may be restricted in some areas. For current drone regulations in this destination, please visit  https://www.uavsystemsinternational.com/drone-laws-by-country/martinique-drone-laws/

Taxes & Fees
You might incur some costs while on charter such as mooring and docking fees or cruising taxes. We highly recommend bringing enough of the local currency to cover these costs as they are not always payable by USD, debit, and/or credit cards. Please see our Base Notes for additional information.

Security Deposit
A security deposit must be paid at the base by Visa or Master Card and is refundable at the end of your charter subject to there being no loss or damage. To significantly decrease your security deposit, purchase our Yacht Damage Waiver insurance ahead of time.

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Health & Safety

Vaccination and Immunization Information
This destination is generally risk-free of contagious disease. Visit cdc.gov for the latest information.

Travel Advice  
Your health and safety are important to us. For advice on how to stay safe while on charter, please review our Travel Advice InformationCurrent travel and safety information can be obtained by visiting travel.state.gov

Swim Safe
For your safety and for environmental reasons, the feeding of fish is not recommended and may be prohibited in some destinations.

Travel Insurance
The Moorings offers comprehensive travel insurance for your peace of mind. If you have your own travel insurance, verify that it covers the destinations and activities of your Moorings vacation.

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*Please note country entry/exit and vaccination/immunization requirements can and do change. The Moorings is not accountable for these requirement changes and we advise visiting the destination's authority website to receive the latest updates.

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