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LYC Winter Flotilla 2023

St. Martin, Anguilla & St. Barths
January 28, February 4, 2023
In a nutshell

Destination: St. Martin

Dates: Sat Jan 28 - Sat Feb 4, 2023

Who can join: On a shared boat: Members and their partners/+1. On private boats: Members' choice of crew

What: Enjoy living aboard and cruising a luxurious sailboat (monohulls and catamarans under 4 y/o) in the Caribbean sea. Enjoy the company of fellow LYC members, make new friends, lifetime memories, enhance your sailing skills and learn new life skills. And on top of it all - the Caribbean weather - with 75-80F and a nice steady north-easterly breeze (while temperatures back home in the North East will be around 20-30F...).

Flights: Direct flights with United and JetBlue are available daily from EWR to Princess Julianna International Airport (SXM). Flight duration: 4 hours. Prices: $480-$680 (as of June 2022)

Note: Boat prices shown below were effective on the early-bird period, ended on July 2022. Contact us for updated pricing of full boats or shared boats.

Sailboats mooring in Anse Colombier St. Barths

The Itinerary

Mardis de Grand Case Carnival

The following is a skeleton Itinerary and is subject to changes before and during the trip:

  • Check in day Sat 1/28 – Arrive in Marina del Anse Marcel in St. Martin, check in to the boat and enjoy a dinner at a local restaurant

  • Sun 1/29  – Sail to to Anguilla - 15NM. Arrive at Sandy Island in the late afternoon and clear in. Evening anchor at Road Bay 

  • Mon 1/30  – “Lay Day” in and around Anguilla - option to go diving (must go through a local dive shop) or snorkeling in Prickly Pear Cays - 4NM NW of Road Bay, land excursions on the main island that features exquisite white beaches.

  • Tue 1/31  – Sail back to St. Martin - clear back into St. Martin at Marigot - which would be a 12NM trip, tour Marigot - a nice town that is the capital of the French St. Martin. Walk through the picturesque town, its market and hike up to Fort Louis located on a hill overlooking the Marigot Bay and Anguilla. In the late afternoon - sail over to Grand Case - located about 5NM NE of Marigot. Evening - enjoy the Mardis de Grand Case Carnival.

  • Wed 2/1 - depart Grand Case early and sail 25NM - around north St. Martin and then down SE to Gustavia - St. Barths.

  • Thursday 2/2 - "Lay Day” in St. Barths - hikes, taste (and buy!) the renowned R St. Barths rum, gorgeous beaches and more. 

  • Fri 2/3depart St. Barths to Ile Tintamarre - east of Orient Bay - on the NE side of St. Martin - 15NM. Stop for lunch followed by an afternoon swim and snorkel. Subject to charter company’s approval - sail to Orient Bay for the evening (about 4NM to the west) and overnight anchoring. Alternatively - if needed - sail back to Anse Marcel (5NM west of Ile Tintamarre) and spend the last night back the Dream Yacht Charter marina.

  • Sat 2/4 - Morning - by 10am - disembark boats.

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