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Caribbean discovery trip – From St. Lucia via Martinique and Guadeloupe to Antigua

Departure
3 February 2025 14:00
Return
10 February 2025 10:00
Days
8
Sailing area
Caribbean
Port of departure
Soufrière (St. Lucia)
Port of arrival
Jolly Harbour (Antigua)

Board the Blue Clipper and get ready for a sailing adventure in the Caribbean you will never forget! Start your adventure in St Lucia and explore the islands of Martinique and Guadeloupe before ending in beautiful Antigua. Enjoy traditional tall ship sailing, island hopping, wildlife spotting and relaxing on tropical islands.

The volcanic peaks make the island of St Lucia a spectacular landmark in the Windward Islands and provide a breathtaking starting point for your Caribbean sailing holiday. The villages along the coastline are mainly traditional Caribbean fishing towns, lined with volcanic beaches and great snorkelling and diving opportunities. The interior of the island is home to dense rainforest with varying levels of hiking trails if you feel like hiking before boarding the Blue Clipper.

The first stop is the rugged and volcanic Caribbean island of Martinique. It is an overseas region of France, with a culture that reflects a delightful mix of French and West Indian influences. The northern part of the island is mountainous and is home to Mont Pelée, an active volcano surrounded by dense rainforest. The beaches in the north have silver-grey sand due to historic volcanic ash. In contrast, the southern part of the island has iconic white sand and is home to the largest city, Fort-de-France. This town has steep hills, quaint narrow streets and the beautiful gardens of La Savane, lined by shops and cafés. In 1502, Christopher Columbus landed on the island after a 21-day passage through the trade winds and named it Martinica.

From Martinique, we sail further north, hopping to Dominica and Guadeloupe before arriving in Antigua. Guadeloupe is another French overseas region with a butterfly-shaped main island with the Salée River, hilly terrain, long beaches and sugar cane fields. The Parc National de la Guadeloupe includes the Carbet waterfalls and the La Grande Soufrière volcano. Dominica is a mountainous island covered in rainforest reserves full of wildlife, including Boiling Lake, hot springs and Trafalgar Falls. Roseau, Dominica’s capital, is known for its colourful wooden houses and beautiful botanical gardens.

The Blue Clipper offers a unique experience where you can discover the pristine, authentic Caribbean, away from crowded tourist resorts. The crew makes sure you can explore the islands your way, with stops at ports and secluded coves.

  • Caribbean Culture:: Experience true Caribbean culture, from small fishing villages to lively carnivals.
  • Activities: Snorkel with the amazing marine life, relax on the beach, dive from the ship into the turquoise blue waters, and use the Blue Clipper’s kayaks and SUPs.
  • Flexibility: The crew makes every effort to give you a personalised experience, with time to explore, relax and enjoy everything the islands have to offer.

A typical day on board:
After a hearty breakfast, the crew starts preparing the sails and discusses the plan for the day with the guest crew. After checking the charts and raising the anchor, the sails are set in search of a scenic anchorage, preferably off the beaten track. From hoisting the sails to steering the ship, you are cordially invited to participate in all sailing activities on board. After a few hours of sailing, the anchor is dropped and guests can explore ashore or just relax on the ship with a book – the choice is yours.

Tipp: St. Lucia can be reached from Europe by plane via London Gatwick and London Heathrow (airlines: British Airways and Virgin Atlantic). From Antigua, you can also fly back to Europe via London or via Frankfurt a. Main (airline: Condor).

Blue Clipper

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Frequently asked questions

If you are travelling alone and have not booked a private cabin, you will be accommodated in a shared cabin. Shared cabins are normally occupied separately by gender Only on the Belle Amie and Seatrips yachts there are sometimes mixed cabins.

Yes, this is possible. However, there is only one menu per day on the programme. Therefore, please let us know during your booking if you have any special dietary requirements.

In principle, all our trips are suitable for both experienced and novice sailors. The professional crew on board will teach you everything you need to know. In some cases (e.g. on Atlantic crossings) initial sailing experience may be an advantage/requirement. In this case, this will be clearly indicated in the cruise description.

Prices

DescriptionPrice
Four-bed ensuite cabin (18 - 25 years, mixed gender)
Adult€ 2.160 p.p.
Child
Double cabin ensuite
Adult€ 2.465 p.p.
Child
Single cabin ensuite
Adult€ 3.697,50 p.p.
Child

Included in price

Full board (breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks)
Soft and hot drinks
Bed linen (pillow, sheets & duvet) and a shower towel
Professional nautical crew
Professional chef
All shuttle trips to and from the ship
Use of boats, kayaks and stand-up paddle boards
Port charges and fuel costs

Not included in price

Transfer from/to the departure/arrival port (flight tickets etc.)
Travel/cancellation insurance
Alcoholic drinks (available on board at fair prices)

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