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Spring Break  2011
Caribbean Leeward Islands

St. Martin

Destination:  St. Martin and other Leeward Islands

Dates:  April 6 to 16, 2011
Board 4 pm on Thursday
    Disembark at 9 am on 16th
    Length of trip: 10 nights

Cost Estimate$1400-$2100 plus airfare

More information:

French and Dutch Influences

bullet Sunsail's St Martin page
bullet Moorings St Martin page
bullet What to do on St Martin
bullet Blog on winter sailing in the area from 2003

Example Itinerary

  1. Orient Bay, St Martin (3)

  2. Anse de Colobier, St Barts (15)

  3. (dive and shop day) Gustavia, St Barts (3)

  4. Oranjestaaad, St Eustatius (28)

  5. Whitehouse Bay, St Kitts (15)

  6. Volcano Walk, St Eustatius (8)

  7. (re-provision) Oyster Pond, St Martin (33)

  8. Crocus Bay, Anguilla  (15)

  9. (dive day) Read Bay, Anguilla (5)

  10. Back to Base at Oyster Pond (10)


Airfare Ideas

Two airports available:  SXM in Dutch St Maarten, and SFG in French St Martin.  The latter is preferred but it is small and seemingly for inter-island hops.

bulletTravelocity - around $700/person SFO to SXM using US Airways on a trip that has multiple connections. 
bulletAlso another $700/person  American Airlines with a stop in Miami.

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Sailboat Information


Boat Reservations  (possibilities) Layout and Specs

Sunsail 384 Catamaran
Glossy of the "new" boat

We sailed this boat in Thailand, April 2010.  Compact but economical.  There are larger cats!

Sunsail 44i Sloop
More Specs

Moorings 4600 Catamaran
Massive and comfortable

Current Committed Sailors

1 Joe Martinka
(1st boat skipper)
2 Dorian Martinka    

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Other Links:


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About  $1400 to $2100 per person  Under age children cost about $200 less.

This is a higher cost than a typical LIG trip as it is proposed as a 10 day trip, not a 7 day trip.

This cost was estimated based on the expected number of people who sign up, the cost of the boat(s) that we have reserved, partial provisioning (the food on board) with additional main course purchases, beverages, bar and a small buffer.  Some items are estimates, and are based on previous cruises.   We usually come in under estimates with only minor adjustments.


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Sep 12, 2010 - First Draft
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