Destination Area: Caribbean Ocean/Gulf Of Mexico
Length: 12 NIGHTS
Vessel: Sagitta


Departs:

St. Lucia on November 4, 2018

Returns:

St. Maarten on November 16, 2018


Fare starts at $3,175. per person for a double occupancy cabin; $2,675. per person for a single occupancy cabin.

Voyage is all inclusive (soft drinks, dinner wine/beer and a rum punch, port charges/taxes).

Call for round trip air fare and advance booking discount.

Please board no later than noon on the day of departure..

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SAILING THE LEEWARD ISLANDS & FRENCH WEST INDIES: 12 Night Voyage From St. Lucia to St. Maarten

The graceful and spacious three-masted Sagitta is a sturdy steel-hulled ship. Rebuilt for 22 guests and crew, she offers 10 double cabins with ...

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  • Take in the beauty and aroma of the Caribbean
  • Fill your capacity for discovery and adventure
  • Swim at various beaches or off the ship
  • Explore sea life while on shore
  • Snorkel among reefs
  • See a pair of dramatically tapered mountains (the Pitons)in St. Lucia which also has volcanic beaches/ reef diving sites and fishing villages
  • Discover Dominica's natural beauty with volcanic peaks/ boiling waters/ underground champagne springs and sparkling waterfalls
  • Dominica is a mountainous island where you should see natural hot springs and tropical rain forests
  • Also go to the steam covered Boiling Lake and the 200 foot tall Trafalgar Falls
  • See the Guadeloupe National Park which is crowned by the spectacular La Soufriere volcano
  • Nevis and St. Kitts combine beaches and beautiful mountains with the legacy of the former sugar plantation -all worth seeing
  • Stroll around Philipsburg to see cobblestone streets and colorful colonial style buildings lining the Front St. shopping area.

Sailing in the French West Indies and Leeward Islands with approximately 9 destinations along the way.

See a list of destinations below.

Let the tranquility of the Caribbean take you away to a place where you can find peace among a world of discord. Feel the warmth of a rising sun as you sail through protected waters surrounded by white-sand beaches and filled with prime diving locations. From St. Lucia to St. Maarten, first-time sailors and seasoned captains alike will find the pristine Caribbean to be a respite made from the stuff of dreams,

St. Lucia
This island is a nature lover's paradise. Here, the dueling Piton peaks serve as an inspiring landmark for sailors. You'll have a chance to visit waterfalls, hot springs, botanical gardens, and the world's only 'drive-in' volcano. Hiking boots are what you'll need for trekking tails through the Rainforest Preserve, a favorite for bird watchers. The forest is loaded with wild orchids, giant ferns and towering stands of bamboo.

Martinique Island
Martinique is directly north of St. Lucia, northwest of Barbados and south of Dominica. Land mass is 420 square miles of which 15 square miles is water. The island is volcanic in origin. The population is estimated at approximately 390,000. Martinique owes its name to Christopher Columbus who sited the island in 1493 and later to return in 1502 naming the island Martinica.

Historically, Martinique's economy relied on sugar cane farming which has since dwindled. Today tourism is the main source of income as well as the export of bananas to France.

The island has quirky historical sites which compliment European flair and Caribbean beauty. It is fashionable and elegant with an abundance of flora. A leading destination for European vacationers, it offers gorgeous beaches, great food and a variety of accommodations. Tourism is an important economic base yet, so are banana farming, cane raising and rum to a lesser degree.


Dominica
People say that the 'Nature Island' is the only Caribbean island that Columbus would recognize today. Virgin rainforests stand proud and tall. Waterfalls cascade from glorious heights where birds fill the forest with color and song. Dominica is a dream-like island, full of surprises. The steep mountainsides and lush jungle-like beauty might remind you of a Rousseau landscape. Glide through a steamy orchid-festooned rainforest in a fascinating boat ride up the winding Layrou River. Or, hike to breathtaking Trafalgar Falls and a bubbling lake.

Iles des Saintes
The Saints are an archipelago of 8 volcanic islets, tropical hideaways scalloped by white sandy beaches and sheltered coves. The 17th century Fort Napoleon is impressive, with fine views over the islands and surrounding seas. A charming and seductive atmosphere pervades Iles de Saints. It's enough to make you want to buy your dream villa and leave the world behind.

Guadeloupe
Guadeloupe in the French West Indies looks like a butterfly from the air. Its giant wings are actually two islands, separated by the Rivière Salée, a natural salt water channel. Basse Terre, the southern or leeward part of Guadeloupe, is lush and rugged, dominated by La Soufrière. A stream of boiling water gushes from the top of the 4,800-ft. mountain, reminding you that this volcano is not dormant, but very much alive. Further downstream you can swim in the beautiful triple falls of Chute de Carbet. Gourmets take note - Guadeloupe is purported to have the best chefs in the Caribbean.

Montserrat Island, Lesser Antilles
Montserrat is a mountainous Caribbean island, part of the Lesser Antilles chain. Its Soufriere Hills volcano erupted in the 1990's causing significant damage to the south side of the island but leaving the north side unscathed. Black sand beaches, coral reefs, cliffs and shoreline caves remain intact.

Montserrat was the home of the famous recording studio founded by the Beatles producer, Sir George Martin, now deceased.

Tourists travel here to observe the devastating destruction of the south side.


Nevis, Leeward Islands
Almost completely circular, Nevis' green slopes rise in sweeping curves to the islands summit. From a distance, Nevis looks like a snow-capped mountain, but it's just clouds and mist hovering around Nevis Peak. Charlestown is a well-preserved village with plantation estates and 18th century buildings decorated with gingerbread trim. An interesting zoning law requires that no buildings be taller than the palm trees. Be sure to try the Calalloo soup while you are here.

St. Kitts
Unlike other islands where traditional lifestyles have been stamped out by mass tourism, St. Kitts boasts a thriving West Indian culture. Her lush and forested slopes rise gracefully to mist-shrouded peaks. A worthwhile site for history buffs, the imposing 17th century fortress (Brimstone Hill) looms over green fields of sugar cane and banana trees. St. Kitts’ was the first successful colony in the British West Indies. Indeed, when viewed from the top of Brimstone Hill, the “Gibraltar of the Caribbean” appears to dominate everything in the Southern Sea. Shop in colourful Basseterre, play golf and tour old plantation houses. For the adventuresome there’s a brisk hike through the rainforest.

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Anguilla
Anguilla is in the British Leeward Islands. Columbus thought this long flat island with its multitude of white sand coves looked like an undulating eel, so he named it Anguilla. The island has been a British colony/dependency since it was first settled in 1650. Except for a few half-hearted attempts at invasion by the French during the 18th century, the world has pretty much ignored the island. Recently, Anguilla has been discovered by the cognoscenti, who find the island's small upscale resorts an ideal retreat to get away from it all. Try the haute cuisine at Malliouhana, or the Arabian Nights ambience of Pimms.

This is where the slogan “life’s a beach” was coined. Anguilla’s thirty-three powdery white-sand beaches are excellent for walking, swimming or simply sipping rum daiquiris. The water in Anguilla is phenomenal: fading from cobalt blue to jade green to pale turquoise, the colors are otherworldly. You can stroll for miles and not see another soul ... truly blissful.


Philipsburg, St. Maarten
Philipsburg was founded in 1763 by John Philips, a Scottish captain in the Dutch navy, and soon became a bustling center of international trade. Two historic forts bear witness to Philipsburg's strategic importance in St. Martin's history: Fort Amsterdam and Fort Willem.

The main shopping district, Front Street, is in the heart of the city. Philipsburg has a port that is home to many cruise liners and tall ships.


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