Martinique – Martinique

Embarkation: Sunday 26 March 2017, 5PM, Fort-de-France, Martinique
Disembarkation: Monday 3 April 2017, 9AM, Fort-de-France, Martinique
Price two person cabin: € 1500,- p.p.
Price four person cabin: € 1250,- p.p.
(three meals per day, snacks, coffee, tea, milk and water are included)

When you think of the Caribbean you imagine sun, sea and idyllic islands. There is no better way to discover this area then on board of an historic sailing ship. A day of active sailing will be followed by a day of exploring one beautiful island after the other…

Voyage description
Day 1 The crew and captain welcome you on board in Fort-de-France on the island Martinique. We have dinner together and spend our first night on board in the harbour.

Day 2 The next morning, we set course to the south. For the first time you will help set the sails and experience the feeling of trade wind giving the ship speed through the deep blue water. Our destination is Le Marin on the south side of Martinique. It will take us a few hours. This short trip on the leeward side of the island is perfect to get used to the movements of the ship and the tropical temperatures. In the sheltered bay at Le Marin we drop anchor and you can take a dip in the water. Enjoy the view, the beach and a good meal on deck.

Day 3 Today we sail further south to St. Lucia. Now we are at open sea and we feel the ocean swell and the wind picking up. In the late afternoon we drop anchor at Soufrière. The mountainous island of St. Lucia has besides a very pleasant climate also a very lush green landscape and beautiful white sandy beaches. The area around Soufrière and the volcanic plugs, the “Pitons”, are very impressive.

Day 4 Today we climb the Pitons. From here we have a beautiful view over the sea and when we look below we see the ‘Oosterschelde’ at anchor.

Day 5 After breakfast we take a dip in the warm water before we depart. The island Dominica is situated 90 miles north of St. Lucia and it will take about 24 hours to get there. We sail through the night.

Day 6 At daybreak we see the mountains of Dominica at the horizon. At the end of the morning we anchor at Rousseau. Dominica is the biggest and most mountainous island of the Windward Islands. The island is not affected yet by mass tourism.

Day 7 The experienced guide Seacat will take you on a hike. He will show and let you taste the different fruits and spices on the island. He will take you to a natural pool under a waterfall in the jungle. In the meantime, the ‘Oosterschelde’ will sail to Portsmouth a bit more north on the island to pick you up at the end of the afternoon.

Day 8 After breakfast we weigh anchor for the last leg of our trip. At the end of the day we are back at Martinique. With a festive meal we celebrate our last tropical evening on board.

Day 9 After breakfast we say goodbye to each other and the ship.

General
This description is meant to give you an impression of how a voyage could look like. Depending on wind and weather conditions the travel plan could be altered, however we always try to sail as much as possible.

How to get there
On this voyage you will have to arrange your own transfer. Prices depend on availability and time of booking. The shipping office can give advice on how to get to the ship.