Chartering a yacht can be expensive so our aim is to make sailing for the day or to other islands in the Caribbean chain more affordable. Book an individual berth and so cut the costs of a full yacht charter. Papagayo is a race yacht and therefore does not have individual cabins, but bunks which are more than comfortable. Shower facilities are available or take a shower al fresco on deck. It is a fun, camping style experience.
To see our yacht please go to Photo's of Papagayo
Overnight to The Pitons
Sail down to the UNESCO World Heritage site of The Pitons, two volcanic spires rising from the depths of the Caribbean Sea. The 3 1/2 hour sail passes the city of Castries, the hurricane hole of Marigot Bay and the deserted beaches of the West coast. The approach to the town of Soufriere is dominated by the impressive twin peaks of Gros and Petit Piton.
The Ultimate Challenge: Petit Piton
Don't let the name deceive you. At 743 m (2438 ft), Petit Piton maybe the smaller of the two, but the more arduous climb. A near vertical climb, pulling yourself up using vines through rock crevices, this hike is not for the faint hearted.
The Extreme Challenge: Gros Piton
Set off early after breakfast on board for the 771 m (2530 ft) hike up Gros Piton. A guide will escort you to the top for breathtaking views which on a clear day include St Vincent to the South and Martinique to the North.
The Serene Challenge: Tet Paul Nature Trail
Situated between the Pitons, this guided walk takes you through farmland and trails where the guide will inform you of the flora and fauna. Views stretch before you 360 degrees, across the villages of St Lucia and the neighbouring islands. The real gem is the view across the Pitons.
Martinque is just a 23 mile sail to the North of St Lucia and is the largest of the Windward islands in the Lesser Antilles group. Its eastern coastline borders the Atlantic Ocean while on its western coast are the warm waters of the Caribbean Sea. Trade winds from the east and northeast provide a steady breeze that constantly refreshes the air. In French possession since 1815, the influence on the country is very much evident in the cuisine and wine.
Martinique has a rugged mountainous landscape with dense forests, rivers, waterfalls, rolling hills and, most importantly many picturesque bays and coves where we can drop anchor and spend the time relaxing, swimming and snorkeling.
Day One: A 4 hour sail will see us arrive in the Southern part of Martinique, setting anchor in the bay outside of Sainte Anne. Dinner on shore with many restaurants to choose from.
Day Two: Breakfast in one of the patisseries in town. Sail to Les Trois IIets, the birthplace of Napoleon's wife, with boutiques and a variety of restaurants to choose from. It is possible to get the Fort au France ferry from here to enjoy a proper city experience. We would overnight in one of the surrounding bays, ideal for swimming and relaxing on the beach.
Day Three: Morning in Martinique, sail back to St Lucia arriving late afternoon.