Gosier - Les Des Sainte : 15 nautical miles mn ), approx . 2/3 hours
After spending the morning in Ilet du Gosier, taking advantage of the Caribbean winds, we will go towards the small islands of Les Des Sainte, a small and suggestive archipelago that is very nice to visit even on land where, by choice, we can also spend the evening. Back on board, we will spend the night at anchor in the moonlight.
Les Des Sainte - Pigeon Islands : 20 mn . approx. 3/4 hours
Wearing rock shoes, goggles and a backpack over a swimsuit and t-shirt, we will visit Les Saintes and the typical village, with a stop at Pompierre beach full of palm trees. We will then move to the small Ilet à Cabrit for lunch and a dip in the sea. In the late afternoon, we will open the sails and pushed by the wind we will head towards the Bay of Bouillante: here we will be able to swim in very hot waters thanks to a river of boiling water that creeps into the sea. We will then move if we still have time to the very close bay of Malendure, facing Pigeon Island.
Pigeon Islands : Jacques Cousteau Marine Reserve
We will arrive at Pigeon Island (also called Réserve Cousteau), on the evening of the second day or we will move here on the morning of the third. From the Bay of Malendure it will be possible to reach the Reserve, part of the Guadalupe National Park since 2009, only by raft or by renting a canoe, as anchoring and transit in the adjacent area have been prohibited. Inside the reserve it will be possible to snorkel in a real natural aquarium, thanks to the unique concentration of marine life present, including fish and turtles. Afterwards, we will have lunch at the buoy inside the Pigeon park.
Island - Antigua 45 mn. approx. 7/8 hours
At sunrise we will leave Guadalupe and leave for Antigua, which we should reach in the early afternoon. We will anchor in English Harbor to complete customs formalities; here you can also visit the homonymous museum dedicated to Admiral Nelson, where he kept his ships hidden from his French adversaries. The town is known, in fact, for having served as a base for the English Royal Navy in the 18th century. Here we will spend the evening and the first night in Antigua.
English Harbor - Green Island 8 mn / 2 hours
After breakfast, we will go ashore and, after a possible refill in the galley, we will be ready to move around the island. First stop Green Island, a small island but with several white sand beaches and with a practically intact nature and visited by few tourists, a unique scenario. To reach it it will be necessary to use the engine, having to go against the wind, but the scenario that awaits pays off for everything. We will stop in the protected bay, home of wind surfing and kite surfing and after lunch we will move a little further north to reach the bay of Mercers Creek, for a quiet night at anchor, waiting for the surprise that awaits us the next morning.
Green Island - Mercers Creek Long Island 10 mn , approx. 2 hours
An excursion that you can do, unique in its kind, is the one that involves bathing with giant stingrays. It is an excursion organized by third parties present on site and very beautiful. With fast local boats you will be taken to a point where the sea water is about 1 meter, therefore suitable for everyone. Here dozens of giant stingrays gather and you can feed them with your hands, caressing and embracing them, discovering a unique emotion that you can tell when you return from your trip. Returning from this excursion we will set sail to drop the anchor not far away, in Long Island in front of a 5-star resort on a very white beach, in front of which we will spend the night.
Long Island - St John approx 10 mins. 2 hours
It's the turn of St John, the capital city and main merchant port of the State of Antigua and Barbuda. However, since we do not have a marina/tourist port, we will have to moor only for a few hours at the pier provided for temporary transit. We will then take the opportunity to go ashore and visit the city, picking up some local handicraft souvenirs and refilling the galley, before getting back on board and moving towards Deep Bay, just outside the capital, where we can enjoy sunbathing and sea, waiting for the night to come.
Antigua - Barbuda 25mn approx. 3/4 hours
Early in the morning we will leave to reach the island of Barbuda with a navigation of a few hours, during which we will be able to participate in life on board or relax and sunbathe. Once we arrive, we will anchor in front of the very long beach of Cocoa Point for lunch. Then you can dive into the splendid waters and, near sunset, it will be possible to go ashore to enjoy a walk on the very long beach.
Barbuda - Saint Barth 60mn approx. 8 hours
We say goodbye to the white beaches of Barbuda in the early morning to set the bow to the North West and if the wind and the weather allow us, we will evaluate a stop in the characteristic Pink Beach for a nice swim. Afterwards, with a nice downwind/long reach sailing, we will move towards the refined and glamorous San Barth, where we will stop for the night.
The day is dedicated to visiting the island, with cars or scooters to rent to discover the many scenic and natural wonders of the island. Once back on board, in the late afternoon we will move a few miles to drop anchor in the uninhabited Ile Fourchue where we will spend the night.
St. Barth - Ilet de Pinel, 15 mn 2 hours
In the morning, after a regenerating dip, we will sail for about 2 hours of pleasant navigation along the east coast of St Marteen, up to the splendid Ilet de Pinel. We will anchor in front of it, stop for lunch and, in the afternoon, space for swimming and excursion on land, for those who want, to discover the splendid beach populated by giant iguanas. Back on board, we'll spend the night here.
Ilet de Pinel - Tintamarre Grand Case 5 mn 1 hour
Another day of total relaxation begins: after leaving Ilet de Pinel we will move to the opposite island, Tintamarre: here we will drop anchor and we will be able to enjoy a day on the wonderful beach, we will have lunch on board before moving on for the evening and the night in the bay of Gran Case, where whoever wants can go ashore for a cocktail or to dine in one of the various seafront cafes.
Grand Case - Prickly Pear 15 mn approx. 2/2:30'' hours
A new day and many new beaches and a new sailing awaits us, we reach the two islets that make up the Prickly Pears, divided by a narrow channel with a difficult and not always possible entrance due to the marine weather conditions. If it is not possible to enter with the boat, we will leave it outside and enter with the dinghy. If, on the contrary, it will be possible to enter by boat, we will also stop here for the night, otherwise we will move to another safe anchorage.
Prickly Pear - Sandy Island - Marigot Bay 15 mn approx. 2/2:30'' hours
From one paradise to another paradise in just a few minutes of navigation, now it's Sandy Island's turn, another wonderful little island of very fine white sand. After a nice relaxing bath, the return to Saint Marteen begins where we will arrive in the evening, already hoping for a place in the Marina, to make the last evening on land easier for anyone who wants.
Saint Marteen: Marigot Bay
In the morning it is possible to make the last souvenir purchases and a tour of the local Marigot Bay market; disembarkation is expected by 12:00. we wish that
carry the blue of these seas in your heart and eyes and the serenity that only moving on a sailboat, cradled by the wind and the waves, can give.