Sailing is one of the most relaxing ways to experience St.Lucia’s amazing coastline and enjoy views that a simple not visible by any other form of travel on the island. Although we are based in Soufriere, we are very flexible and can organize charters starting from any point on the west coast of the island.
What makes sailing so appealing in the Caribbean and especially St.Lucia are the northeasterly trade winds, which blow on average 15 – 25 knots of wind on most days. These are the perfect wind conditions for sailing, helping our yachts cruise between 8 – 10 knots. The difference between chartering a yacht for a day verses a powerboat is that nothing is rushed as you at the mercy of the wind and seas. The experience is in the journey and not the destination. Dolphins, Turtles and sometimes-even Whale are seen spotted whilst out on one of our customizable charters.
We operate a fleet of 2 monohull yachts; a Beneteau Oceanis 370 and our very fast and comfortable Dufour GibSea 43. Our catamaran fleet includes a 52ft Buhler Day Charter catamaran and our flagship vessel, “Serendipity”, a 42ft Fountaine Pajot Venezia.
As mentioned earlier, our sailing charters are extremely flexible and can be customized to your needs. We offer scheduled weekly excursions, private day charters and for the true enthusiast we also offer multi day charters.
Snorkeling / swimming stops are included on all of our sailing excursions.
For clients interested in our scheduled excursions we offer:
Half Day Sail & Snorkel
– which departs from Soufriere on a 3-½ hour sailing expedition. Our normal route takes us 5 miles north to the Anse Chocon marine reserve where we stop off for snorkeling and swimming before sailing back down to Soufriere. Beverages are provided onboard and they include bottled water, local beer, sodas and rum punch. The half-day sail can either be booked on mornings or afternoons.
Full Day Sail
Our most popular sailing option, this 7 hour charter is ideal for persons looking for a day out on the Caribbean sea to unwind, relax and take in some amazing scenery. The route remains the same as the half-day sail, however after snorkeling and swimming at the Anse Chochon marine park, we continue another 4 miles north to Marigot Bay where we stop off for lunch.
Widely regarded as the most beautiful bay in the Caribbean, it was used as the setting for the film adaptation of Hugh Lofting’s Doctor Doolittle starring Rex Harrison in 1967. The bay is also an important historic landmark in many 18th Century battles between the French and British Navies.
Today, Marigot Bay is a popular stop to many visiting yachtsmen traveling through the Caribbean and is home to a few popular restaurants, and small hotels.
After lunch there would be time to walk around and do some shopping at the souvenir shops along the dock. The sail back down to Soufriere takes approximately 1 ½ hours.
Private Charter to Pigeon Island
Private sailing charters can be arranged to Pigeon Island Nature Reserve, 15 miles north of Soufriere. Sailing time would be approximately 3 hours from Soufriere. The national park is set on a 44-acre island, which was joined to the mainland in 1972 via a causeway. Pigeon Island has numerous attractions including ruins of military buildings used during the 18th century wars, an interpretation centre, restaurants and panoramic views of the island from Fort Rodney.
Private Charter to Soufriere
For clients staying in the north of the island we have no problem organizing a day sail down to Soufriere. We usually start off at 9am and after a 2-hour sail we arrive in Soufriere. There are many options to choose from and depending on your schedule we can arrange a tour of the volcano, waterfall or the botanical gardens. From the dock in Soufriere it would only be a 5 – 8 minute taxi ride to those sites. If you’re not interested in stepping off the yacht, you can also spend some time at either Anse Chastanet or Jalousie Marine reserves. They both have excellent snorkeling and swimming areas and you are free to use the beaches to hang out. We usually leave Soufriere at 2pm to head back up to Castries.
Afternoon Sail with Gourmet Dinner
The ultimate dining experience. This package combines an afternoon sailing trip, snorkeling, swimming, a sunset cruise and a gormet dinner prepared onboard the yacht with your own personal chef after sunset. We use our luxury 42ft catamaran “Serendipity” which has over 1000 sq ft of deck space, 4 cabins, hot / cold water showers and everything you will need to make the most of this 6 hour excursion. To discuss menu options and locations please contact us.