Crewed 7-Night Charter
ABOUT YOUR SAILING COLLECTIVE JOURNEY
Your journey will be crewed by a captain and chef who are not only trained professionals but explorers at heart. With diverse backgrounds as sailors, travelers, artists, gastronomes and academics, Sailing Collective crew members offer a wealth of information and life experience to every journey. Your crew will work with you to build a customized day to day itinerary tailored to your group needs, interests, and desired activities.
December 17th to December 24th, 2017
Booked: St Martin & St Barts December 23 to December 30th
Boat: Lagoon 45 Catamaran - Cost: $17,460.00
Alternative Option: December 17th - 24th, 2017: Martinique (and Dominica or St Lucia)
Boat: Bali 4.0 2018 catamaran - Cost: $17,460.00
- Board 6:00 - 8:00 pm Sunday Dec. 17th and overnight in Le Marin, Martinique - depart marina at 9:00 am Sunday Dec. 18th. Disembark 10:00 am Sunday December 24th in Le Marin, Martinique. Airport transfers available.
- Included in the Collective Package:
• Private Collective captain and chef
• Travel support to help guide you on your journey
• Onboard family style meals with 7 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...
50% due at booking, remaining balance due 90 days prior to departure
Please review cancellation, change, and insurance policy on the booking page before booking!
Tyler Sauter is a boatman that would fit in on a ship if you dropped him in the ranks anywhere throughout time. As a boat builder, he worked and taught at the WoodenBoat school where he studied traditional methods of construction and restoration and studied boat building at the Landing School in their Marine Industry program. As a sailor, Tyler taught small boat handling at the WoodenBoat school in Maine and has embarked on many voyages on ships big and small. He currently lives full time on his sailboat in the northeast sailing where work and whim may take him.
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.
From here, depending upon your preferences and the weather, we will set set sail north to Dominica or South to St. Lucia.
Dominica 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.
To the South, St. Lucia beckons. On the northern side of the island, Rodney Bay, a horseshoe bay capped by Pigeon Island National park, offers modern luxuries and sandy beaches, as well as a wide variety of restaurants, spas and a thriving nightlife. Further south, we dip our sands in the white sands of the island's most famous beach. Ideally located between the two Pitons, which rise from the sea in greeting, Sugar Beach has unparalleled views to be enjoyed from the Viceroy Resort whilst sipping cocktails.
Whichever direction you choose, prepare for beautiful landscape, delicious meals, vibrant culture and as much adventure and chill time as you please.
Boat: Options available
Sailing Collective will provision your journey with local foods and produce. Cooking Aboard: Your Sailing Collective crew is incredibly talented and can handle the group's needs with ease. We are all about participation and learning, so if you'd like to help, just ask and we'll get you involved! Collective groups may choose to dine out more times than scheduled if the group or individuals choose.
Please note, soft drinks, alcohol, wine, beer, etc. are not included in the provisioning package, but your crew can assist you in purchasing your desired beverages for your group.
Dietary Restrictions: It is important to notify your Sailing Collective representative of any dietary restrictions ahead of time and fill out details in Guest Form
Recommended $300 – $600 in spending money depending on spending habits.
Additional food and beverages including alcohol.
All expenses on shore including meals and drinks.
Flights and transportation to and from the marina location.
Tipping captain and crew is welcomed, 10-15% is customary in the industry
Collapsible bags in place of large rigid suitcases are advised for ease of transport on and off the boat.
During days on the water, you’ll want to be wearing light and comfortable clothing. As the vast majority of your time will be spent outside, prepare for elements - bring a light rain coat just in case, a hat to shield yourself from the sun, and a set of warm clothing. Throughout the week we may dine out at a nice restaurant, so bring gear that you’ll look nice in and suits your style. Loading and unloading from the dingy can be a wet activity, a pair of shoes that you can get wet is recommended.
Le Marin, Martinique
Anse d'Arlet, Martinique
St. Pierre, Martinique
Rodney Bay, St. Lucia
Sugar Beach, St. Lucia
The BALI 4.0 enjoys an extraordinary amount of natural light. The large retractable windows bring an unequalled freshness into the saloon as well as a panoramic view. The many hatches in the hulls ensure exceptional natural ventilation. Its technical equipment will satisfy the most exacting sailors, and then for the most exacting cook, forward is the latest generation fitted galley allowing you to cook with a sea view.
Explore photos from our past journeys