Martinique Yacht Charter, Caribbean

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Martinique is a great yacht charter destination in the eastern Caribbean Sea and is the largest in the Windward Islands yacht charter area with a land area of 1,128 km2 (436 sq mi). Like Guadeloupe, Martinique is an overseas region of France, and as such has strong French influences with Parisian style bistros and quaint narrow streets. Martinique lies to the south of Dominica and north of St Lucia.

Known as Madinina, or Island of Flowers, Martinique, is renowned for its scenic beauty. The island is home to countless varieties of plants, trees and flowers. It is a festival of hibiscus, frangipani, bougainvillea, poinsettias and nearly 100 species of orchid. The 425-square-mile island is speckled with plantations producing guavas, mangos, papayas, bananas, pineapples, sugar, cinnamon and coffee.

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A good place to start your yacht charter vacation around Martinique is Fort de France. The charming capital is built overlooking the magnificent yacht filled marina. From you berth, you can glance up into the narrow streets of the decidedly French town. Fill your galley fridge with treats for your yacht charter holiday from the Parisian style bistros and fresh fish and vegetable markets.

Diamond Rock Martinique - Photo Credit JM LecerfSail up the coast to the historic St. Pierre. The eruption of Mt. Pelee, about a century ago, has transformed this site into a "New World Pompeii". A great way to see St. Pierre is to take the Cyparis Express, a charming little train that offers tours of the area. The impact of the eruption can also be seen beneath the seas, with twelve wrecks to dive offshore. In and around Martinique, the shoreline is just as spectacular and interesting as the sites onshore. Explore the trio of stunning coves at Les Anses-d'Arlets. Sail in the shadow of the towering fortress of Diamond Rock, the Caribbean Gibraltar rising 600 feet from the sea. Enjoy the tranquillity of two miles of perfect sand on the southern beach of Grand Anse des Salines.

Martinique has a spirited Mardi Gras Carnival during a five-day period each February -March. The streets fill with rum-fuelled revellers and there are costume parades, music and dancing with much of the activity centred around La Savane in Fort-de-France.

Saint-Pierre commemorates the 8th of May eruption of Mont Pelée with live jazz and a candlelight procession from the cathedral.

Music lovers can enjoy the biennial week-long Martinique Jazz Festival, held in December on odd-numbered years, or the guitar festival held on even-numbered years.

Martinique also has several major sporting events, such as the Tour de la Martinique, a week-long bicycle race held in mid-July, the Tour des Yoles Rondes, a week-long race of traditional sailboats held in early August and a semi-marathon around Fort-de-France in November.

Martinique is gaining increasing popularity as a top yacht charter destination and all the main types of yacht charter are available such as motor, sailing, classic charter, skippered, crewed yachts, catamaran, power boat, sailboat, luxury yachts and superyacht charters.

Once you've exhausted the charming sites of Martinique, take your crewed yacht charter in another direction. Experience the excitement of blue-water sailing by heading north to Dominica or south to St. Lucia and the Grenadines.

Below is a selection of luxury charter yachts able to charter in Martinique and the Windward Islands. There is a larger selection here or contact us for detailed information here.

Martinique Luxury Yachting News

Special offer: Luxury yacht Serenity extends offer for Bahamas charters
M/Y SERENITY - Built by IAG Yachts
41m/133ft luxury yacht SERENITY has a reduced rate on Bahamas charters from now until the end of October. Built in 2016, her beautiful interior and exterior decor is completed by the renowned Evan K Marshall and her exterior deck spaces and water toys ensure that your group has every opportunity to interact with the pristine environment.
In pictures: The interiors of luxury charter yacht Cloud 9
Aerial view of CLOUD 9 beach club
Interior images have been released for the exceptional 74m/243ft superyacht CLOUD 9 built by CRN with styling by Zuccon International Project and Winch Design. Available for charter, this exceptional superyacht has an incredible array of water toys and extensive relaxation facilities spanning five decks.
Superyacht Sovereign ready for Caribbean and Bahamas charters this winter
Main salon aboard luxury yacht SOVEREIGN
Luxury charter yacht SOVEREIGN from Newcastle is heading to the Caribbean and the Bahamas for the winter season and as a PADI Certified Dive Centre with a wealth of water toys, extensive deck spaces and 2 Master suites, she is an excellent choice for special occasions and corporate event charters.
Special offer: Charter M/Y Lady Lex in the Caribbean and Bahamas at a reduced rate
Broward Marine superyacht LADY LEX (ex.NO VACANCY)
Broward Marine superyacht LADY LEX (ex.NO VACANCY) is available for charter in the Caribbean and Bahamas with a great reduced price for winter. Her large interiors flooded with natural light are an excellent place for all the family to socialise and her exterior decks provide a number of satisfying spots for sunbathers looking for breathtaking views of every incredible destination.
Charter sailing yacht Sea Quell in the Caribbean this winter
Luxury yacht SEAQUELL - Hot tub
33m/108ft sailing yacht SEA QUELL is available for winter charter in the Caribbean and offers guests a charming classic environment aboard a proven vessel from Alloy Yachts. With a large open plan lounge and a second hideaway in the wheelhouse, plus a Jacuzzi and a great selection of water toys, superyacht SEA QUELL is a great choice for families and friends looking to explore the Caribbean in comfort.

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