Chartering out of St Martin - SailNet Community
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 4 Old 04-03-2002 Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: May 2001
Posts: 37
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
 
Chartering out of St Martin

I am sailing out of St Martin in May with Sunsail. I have gone with Sunsail in the past, but not out of St Martin. I will be visiting Anquilla, St Barts, St Kitts, Nevis, etc. Any one have specific highlights to visit? Anyone been to Saba? Any thoughts are most appreciated.

Matt
mattf is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 4 Old 04-05-2002
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Posts: 22
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
 
Chartering out of St Martin

Hi Matt,
We will be going ourselves in July out of the BVI. I have found a couple logs at WWW.sailonline.com and the people on the the traveltalkonline BB are very helpful as well.

My assistant was in Saba a few years ago and tells me that there is nothing there, plus the anchorage can be very rolly in any kind of swell....
I was alos told by a number of people to stick to the French side of St Martin as it is much nicer than than the Dutch.
Gustavia is VERY expensive and sometimes it is difficult to find a spot close to the harbor...
That is the extend of my knowledge outside of the guide to the leewards...

Herve
http://home.earthlink.net/~hervel/index.html
Mama_Cocha is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #3 of 4 Old 04-15-2002
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 2
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
 
Chartering out of St Martin

I do not, and so will Sunsail, recommend going to Saba unless you''re a diver. The April 5th reponse is 100% accurate.Good luck and enjoy
capnphil is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #4 of 4 Old 05-01-2002
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Posts: 59
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 15
 
Chartering out of St Martin

Matt,
Wife & I charted out of St. Martin with Sunsail and had a great time.
Per anothers advice avoid the Dutch side. Not nice to say but prior to the rebuilding due to the hurricane in late 90''s the Dutch side was great. We stayed at hotel that was destroyed and rebuilt as was the town of Phillipsburg. Rebuilt to suit the cruiseliners and not appealing at all.
Heard stories from other charterers that their boats broken into while in slips there. We anchored out and had no problem.
Other islands we visited St. Barts ( Jimmy Buffet), Anguilla and west side of St. Martin great. Visited Saba, is rollly depending on time of year. Great history about the island, King Kong and so on. Great view from the top.
Didn''t mean to go on but just giving some info.
Have a great charter.
wannasail is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

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

Password:


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

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









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
Chartering in Greece avanti Chartering 29 09-20-2006 01:41 PM
Report: Sunsail Charter in St. Martin WaltAllensworth Chartering 0 12-02-2003 11:56 AM
chartering and kids BarryL Chartering 0 10-31-2003 03:07 PM
Sailing St. Martin ??? Angie2 Chartering 1 07-24-2003 02:07 PM
St. Martin Heineken Regatta Ends VIEXILE Racing 1 03-12-2001 02:49 AM

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