solo and double cabins available
Price per sailor: $3,240
Venture into the northern reaches of the Windward Islands and you’ll see a Caribbean that excels at the adventure chilling that we love. Beginning in Martinique, an overseas territory of France, this exploration will take you from present days to long before Christopher Columbus sailed past in 1493, a time when the Taino and Arawak lived in this island chain. Martinique is vibrantly beautiful, and the towns here are best approached from the water as they have always been. Sailing north to Dominica will take us to yet another Caribbean, this one more sleepy and natural. Dominica in all of its volcanic glory has rustic charm in plenty thanks to it’s large swaths of wilderness and rugged terrain. This is a place for hiking to waterfalls and sneaking upriver into the mangroves on a small boat. We will bath in hot springs, snorkel on a rare volcanic reef, and eat freshly picked fruit.
The Collective Package includes:
• Collective captain and chef (for a week of the best food of your life)
• Journey Coordinator travel support to help guide you on your journey
• Private cabin aboard a 4 cabin (8 passenger max) monohull or catamaran modern sailboat.
• Onboard family style meals with 6 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 3 dinners and snacks
• Marina fees and dockage
• Boat incidentals including fuel, water, bedding, towels, etc.
• And of course 7 days of unabashed adventure and epic memories...
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PRIVATE CREWED CHARTERS ALSO AVAILABLE NOVEMBER - JULY
Martinique is one of the shining jewels of the French Caribbean. Centrally located in the heart of the Caribbean archipelago, at 14 degrees 30 minutes north latitude and 61 degrees 0 minutes west longitude, Martinique is part of the Windward Islands in the Lesser Antilles.
Christopher Columbus sighted the island on his first voyage in 1493, but didn't land there until his fourth expedition in 1502. Martinique officially became part of France in 1815. It became a Department of France in 1946, and was named a Region of France in 1974, and that remains its status. Martinique's capital, Fort de France, celebrates every aspect of French culture with style and panache – from the excellence of its cuisine to the chic sophistication of its fine resorts and hotels. Shops sell the latest French merchandise; art galleries, theaters and museums all pay homage that heritage.
Old men play Boules in the squares, while crowds sit at sidewalk cafés. Yet, an enticing West Indian warmth and friendliness, a special spice in its music, dance, local food and cultural roots, combine with everything French, to create a unique way of life. Martinique offers the classic Caribbean beaches-white sand on the south coast, black sand on the north coast. There are secluded coves perfect for swimming and snorkeling, reefs, unspoiled fishing villages, hot springs, lush rainforests, rugged peaks and exotic flowers and fruit everywhere.
Dominica, in contrast, is a diamond in the rough. A famed filming location for Pirates Of the Caribbean, it’s easy to be whisked back in time. By exploring the extensive hiking trails, you could visit a different waterfall on every day for a year in Dominica. Adventurous spirits can get deep into the cascading river valleys on a canyoneering expeditions or for a more relaxed vibe you can take a boat tour into the jungle right from the harbour in historic Portsmouth.
One of the top ten dive destinations in the world, Dominica has unparalleled underwater diversity. From the calmer tropical fish-filled waters, to spectacular drops and a submerged volcanic crater. The opportunities for underwater discovery and photography are unparalleled.
Four airlines operate direct flights (Norwegian Air, Air France - Air Caraïbes - Corsair) with most affordable flights direct from NYC to Martinique on Norwegian Air departing Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday, Thursady.
Marina Le Marin
Port de Plaisance du Marin
97290 Le Marin - Martinique
Get one of the many Taxis available at the airport.
If you have a longer stay on the island rental cars are available from the these providers:
Le Marin - Open in the morning only
Tel: 05 96 74 17 17 Le Marin
Tel: 05 96 42 42 42 Reservation
Lokizy Le Marin
Portable: 06 96 37 40 80
Jumbo Car Le Marin
Tel: 05 96 74 71 77
Tel: 05 96 42 11 00
Master and Visa cards are accepted.
The local currency is the East Caribbean Dollar ($EC). USD$ is almost universally accepted as well.
Euros are often accepted but are not accepted to pay customs and immigration clearances
Wifi Available on the boat if needed, Please contact us in advance for rates and availability.
Saturday - Meet your captain and crew in the La Marin, Dream Yacht Charter office in the south of Martinique, about 40 minutes from the Martinique airport. Today you will get settled in your new home for the week and spend the first night aboard at the marina and depart early Sunday morning.
• Meet the crew
• Unpack and move into your cabin
• Dinner out discovering the local french caribbean cuisine
• Meals onshore
Sunday - After a 1 hour tutorial by the captain and crew, we cast off the dock lines and venture North on a short sail to Anse d'Arlet. Lunch on land and exploring the beach town, boutiques and local market.
3 hour sail
• Learning the ropes
• Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner aboard
Monday - Sail the steep volcanic coastline to St. Pierre, a former centre of economy that was destroyed by the eruption of Montagne Pelée in 1902. Overnight in the bay of St. Pierre.
3 hour sail
• Visit of the museum of volcanology
• Explore the "city of Art and History"
• Relax on the beach
• Cook a big group dinner on the boat
• Visit Martinique’s Rhum JR Distillery
• Breakfast and Lunch aboard - Dinner ashore
Tuesday - Leave early for a long sail that will bring us to the island of Dominica where will make landfall at Portsmouth.
7 hour sail
• Experience passagemaking under sail
• Explore the Indian River estuary on a small boat tour
• Clear customs in Roseau
• Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner aboard, drinks ashore after dinner
Wednesday - Explore Dominica with a guided tour taking us throughout the interior of the island and hiking through Sari Sari Waterfalls, Valley of Desolation, and a hike around the Freshwater Lake.
Snorkeling from boat
Exploring an old fort
Exploring local markets
Breakfast aboard, lunch and dinner ashore
Thursday - We make the crossing back to Martinique arriving at L'anse Dufour where we tuck into a small secluded cove for a last night on the boats.
8 hour sail
• Sunrise start to the day
• Exploring the mangroves
• Sail back to La Marin marina arriving at 6:00 pm
• Breakfast ashore, lunch aboard, dinner ashore
The Lagoon 450 has everything you could want in a cruising boat: Incredible performance under sail, wide open deck space for lounging, and an incomparable comfort in the saloon and the cabins. The wide hulls of Lagoon 450 offer comfortable cabins with larger floor space than other catamarans of the size. An airy saloon contains an open concept modern galley (kitchen) and comfortable seating all with stunning panoramic visibility of the natural beauty that you came for. The aft deck is covered by a hard top bimini so that there is always plenty of breezy shaded space for lounging when you are taking a break from the sun drenched foredeck. Up front the netted "trampoline" between the hulls is the ultimate place to enjoy this boat under sail with the sun beaming down and the water rushing below you.