St Martin Caribbean

Top 10 Tips For Sailing in St. Martin

By Shane Kenny 

Editor’s note: This week’s post comes from a distinguished sailor and veteran Moorings charterer – Shane Kenny. As a successful Internet entrepreneur, avid runner, and seasoned traveller, Shane is no stranger to great adventures. We are delighted that he chooses to set sail with The Moorings time and again – in the BVI, Belize, and St. Martin thus far but his bucket list includes Thailand, Bora Bora and the Bahamas. Shane recently chartered in St. Martin and wanted to share his research and experience with The Moorings community. To learn more about Shane Kenny’s unique professional background and his epic travel experiences, please visit his blogNot a sailor? You can still experience St. Martin on a Crewed Yacht Charter.

I never expected this blog review of my sail St Martin trip to end up being 10 blog posts (go to post #1 ). I simply set out to detail my trip in the hopes that it may help someone else that is planning to sail St Martin.

I write this blog post 12 weeks after returning from the trip and I have had time to reflect on the trip and come up with my top 10 takeaways. Hopefully they can help someone else that may be planning to sail St Martin:

Now that the St Martin trip is complete I have started thinking about where the next sailing adventure may take me. Bahamas, Thailand and Bora Bora are all very high on my list. I suspect Bahamas will be next. I guess I will see where the winds take me (yes, I know, super cheesy).  In the meantime, my family and I leave in a few weeks to spend a week at Beaches Turks and Caicos  with two other families. I’ll be sure to post my review once I return.


The Preparation

Getting to Oyster Pond

Oyster Pond to Grand Case

Grand Case to Anguilla

Anguilla to Grand Case

Grand Case to Anse Marcel to Tintamarre to Ile Pinel

Ile Pinel to St Barths

St Barths

St Barths to Oyster Pond

St. Martin local meals


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