Bareboats in Caribbean - SailNet Community
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 6 Old 09-26-2007 Thread Starter
Junior Member
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 1
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
Bareboats in Caribbean

Dear all,
I would like to charter a boat in Caribbean -- Martinique or somewhere in this area (St Lucia, St Vincent, the Grenadines etc.). Please can you recommend me some charter company there? Web pages of companies are appreciated :-). Please feel free to post experiences, tips, hints etc.
Many thanks in advance.
josephnovak is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 6 Old 09-29-2007
Senior Member
Chuteman's Avatar
Join Date: May 2006
Location: SF Bay Area, CA
Posts: 221
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 11
here's a few

Here are three:
1) Moorings -

2) Sunsail -

3) Horizon -

There are many others & I'm sure members will share.

I've used Sunsail the most & have been happy overall acknowledging that "stuff" does happen with boats & each base is a little different.

I've only gone as far south as Dominica so can't comment on the islands You have mentioned.
Good Luck
Chuteman is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #3 of 6 Old 09-29-2007
camaraderie's Avatar
Join Date: May 2002
Location: East Coast
Posts: 13,877
Thanks: 0
Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
Rep Power: 17
I think sunsail runs some boats out of LeMarin, Martinique which is a nice place to charter out of with grocery stores and other provisioning all within a short walk. There are also several smaller french charter outfits working out of le marin that you can google.
camaraderie is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #4 of 6 Old 09-29-2007
Just another Moderator
Faster's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: New Westminster, BC
Posts: 18,567
Thanks: 137
Thanked 477 Times in 451 Posts
Rep Power: 10
You'll love the Grenadines, be sure to take in the Tobago Cays (though be aware that now that it's a park of sorts there is a daily anchoring fee - $10EC per person) The fee is not a bad idea as it discourages long term squatters in that sensitive area. Great snorkeling, try to do most of it around noon for the best lighting.

Carriacou is another gem - very laid back, not so tourist oriented as other islands, the locals are friendly (and interesting - a local bus ride is a must do) and beautiful DESERTED beaches if you're up for a bit of a hike.

Didn't love Grenada, but we were in the heart of St Georges at the YC and pretty much out of the wind... it seemed much hotter and uncomfortable (and a bit hectic). I understand the beaches and bays around the corner to the south are much nicer.
Faster is online now  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #5 of 6 Old 09-30-2007
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: British Virgin Islands
Posts: 2
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
There's a huge amount of charter operators from Antigua downwards: pick up any sailing magazine and you'll see all their adverts. Have fun, Tony
bvimatelot is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #6 of 6 Old 10-14-2007
Junior Member
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 2
Thanks: 3
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
I've chartered with Sunsail, TMM and Moorings (in that order of quantity). I'd say Sunsail and TMM are better values than Moorings. While the Moorings boat may be slightly newer, we did not believe the difference in boat and service warranted the difference in price.
norourke is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook

Quick Reply

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
U.S. Couple on Ultimate Caribbean Sailing Escape Aboard Hand-built Boat: Seven-month Caribbean sailing voyage takes Jan ... (PR Web) NewsReader News Feeds 0 03-08-2007 05:15 AM
Crew wanted for Tortola/Antigua...Caribbean cjay herSailNet 1 06-22-2006 07:48 PM
Provisioning for the Caribbean Kathy Barron Gear and Maintenance Articles 0 08-04-2004 09:00 PM
The Annual Tropical Bash;
Thoughts on Sailing to the Caribbean
John Kretschmer Her Sailnet Articles 0 11-03-2002 08:00 PM
Caribbean Piracy SailNet Cruising Articles 0 11-29-2001 08:00 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome