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Sailing holidays near Le Marin

Best places and sailing routes for your sailing trip near Le Marin. Sailing season details, trade winds and everything you need for perfect sailing holidays.

Marinas in Le Marin

The local marina has 850 berths and 100 buoys. That makes Le Marin the largest marina not only in Martinique but in the whole south of the Caribbean Sea.

 

The bay crashes deep into the island and the boats are well protected here even during the hurricane period. That is why sailing yacht or catamaran charters in Le Marin are so popular.

Sailing season
November — April
Travel season
All the year round
Marinas in this location
1
Boats in this location
86

Main facts about region

Telephone code:
+59
Language:
French
Timezone:
UTC-4
Currency:
Euro (EUR)
Population:
8,791

Sailing trip in Le Marin

Martinique is a French territory and if your passport allows you to enter France without a visa, you can also get to Le Marin with no problem. Schengen visa owners are an exception, learn about conditions for them on the embassy website.

 

Le Maren is a famous spa town. It is located in the southern part of Martinique Island.

 

The most famous tourist attraction in the region is located on the shores of a deep bay. This is a great place to start an unforgettable yacht vacation.

 

The bay cuts deep into the shore. Therefore, boats are protected here even during hurricanes and yachting is popular here.

 

There are many activities in Le Marin worth visiting. In January, the Epiphany festival and carnival take place. In February, we recommend taking part in a three-day regatta. Banana and Pineapple festivals take place here in May and June. In July, you can attend the Sugarcane Festival. In July and August, the island hosts the Le Tour de la Martinique des Yoles Rondes regatta.

 

Anchorages in Le Marin

  • The approach to the Cul-de-Sac du Marin lagoon can be difficult to navigate, as the channel skirts reefs and sandbanks
  • Baie des Cyclones (14°27'23' 'N 61°52'6'' W) is a well-secured anchorage
  • St Anne (14°26'6'' N 61°53'14'' W) — is not so well protected anchorage because it is located outside the bay. But it is always available due to its large size. From here you can take a bus to Le Marin for food.
  • Est and Ouest (14°28'48' 'N 61°52'6'' W) is the anchorage closest to services. Most likely to be busy.
  • Every year more and more mooring balls are being installed next to Le Marin and you can stay there
  • The staff of the marina speaks English and French well. Water is more expensive than usuall, Wi-Fi is charged separately, electricity is included in the price.
  • Do not leave valuable things on board and in the dinghy. The security pays little attention to thefts happening in the bay.

Le Marin Festivals

Le Marin celebrates all year round. After the Epifanie holiday in January, a carnival takes place in Le Marin. In February, there is a three-day regatta for everyone, so you can find a charter boat in Le Marin to take part in it. In May and June Banana and Pineapple Festivals are held here, and in July the Sugar Cane Festival takes place. Finally, in July and August, the Le Tour de la Martinique des Yoles Rondes regatta runs on the island using traditional island boats, yoles.

Le Marin - Yacht Charter Sailica
Le Marin - Yacht Charter Sailica

Le Marin sailing routes

Due to its good protection and well-developed infrastructure, Le Marin is considered one of the best destinations for sailing. You can always find a catamaran rental in Le Marin and go in search of adventure to the nearest islands. One of the best local routes covers the islands of four states.

 

The route to the islands from Le Marin, 7 days:

  • Le Marin (Martinique) — Rodney Bay (St. Lucia) — Pythons (Saint Lucia) — Wallilabou Bay (St. Vincent) — Admiralty Bay (St. Vincent) — Tobago Cays (The Grenadines) — Petit Byahaut (St. Vincent) — Marigot Bay (St. Lucia) — St. Anne Bay (Martinique) — Le Marin
1649 €
per week
6
Guests
2
Cabins
32 ft
Length
2017
Built in
2057 €
per week
7
Guests
3
Cabins
39 ft
Length
2020
Built in
2239 €
per week
4
Guests
2
Cabins
36 ft
Length
2020
Built in
2264 €
per week
6
Guests
3
Cabins
39 ft
Length
2019
Built in
2383 €
per week
6
Guests
3
Cabins
42 ft
Length
2018
Built in
2886 €
per week
6
Guests
3
Cabins
41 ft
Length
2019
Built in
2902 €
per week
6
Guests
3
Cabins
36 ft
Length
2017
Built in
Marina Le Marin
86 yachts

Airports in Le Marin

Fort-de-France Airport FDF

Tourists usually get here via Aime Cesaire Airport in Port-de-France, capital of Martinique. You can easily reach Le Marin by road from here. Planes fly to Port-de-France from other Caribbean islands, as well as from Canada (Montreal, Toronto), France (Paris, Cayenne, Bordeaux, Brest, Lille, Marseille, Nantes, Toulouse), USA (Miami), Germany (Frankfurt), Brazil (Manaus, São Paulo).

Yachting season and weather in Le Marin

The weather in Le Marin is hot all year round. The sailing season runs from December to April. Summer and autumn are hurricane seasons in the region. The dry season lasts from December to May. The average temperature on the coast is from + 22 °C to + 30 °C, the water temperature is from + 20 °C to + 23 °C. During storm seasons, listen carefully to weather reports.

 

Yachting season lasts during all summer and end closer to the early autumn. The warm sun, cool wind and water which warms up to +23C create ideal conditions for yachting.

Water temperature in sailing season +20...+23 °
Air temperature in sailing season +25...+30 °
Wind speed in sailing season 15−25 knots

Weather forecast for yachting in Le Marin

Upon arrival at the marina, you are usually given the forecast for the next day. You can also get storm warnings over radio links.

 

You can also use the following services to get information about weather conditions:

  • Meteofrance is a French meteorological service.
  • Accuweather is a site with accurate synoptic data.
  • Windfinder is a service for tracking winds, viewing water and air temperatures.

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