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How Do You Get To St Barts?

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Aerial photograph of the island of St. Barths in the Caribbean. Large island surrounded by blue water.

Where is Caribbean yacht charter island, St. Barts?

CLIENT QUESTION

“Dear SailAway – I love reading the blogs about the big yachts and all of the celebrities that hang out in St Barts during the holidays. I will be in St Martin for a hotel-based vacation, and while I can’t afford a luxury yacht charter, I would love to see St Barts. What’s the best way to get there?

 

EDITOR RESPONSE

Thanks, Terry. You have several options:

BY AIR

There are daily flights from Princess Juliana International Airport (SXM) located in St Maarten (Netherlands, Antilles). It’s a short 10-12 minute flight to St Barth’s Gustave III Airport, located on the island’s north coast. The descent is a real nail biter for the fainthearted, necessitating a pass through a narrow break in a hilltop and a landing on the 280 meter runway that ends on St Jean beach.
Call +590 590 276541 for flight info.

BY FERRY

If you would rather avoid the short flight, several inter-island high-speed ferry services operate regularly between St Maarten and St Bart’s. It’s a 45 minute ride.

Voyager Ferry (daily travel between St Martin, St Barts and Saba)

+590 590 275410
www.voyager-st-barths.com

Master Ski Pilou (private water taxi transfer from St Barth’s to St Maarten Juliana Airport and Anguilla)

+590 590 279 179
www.masterski-pilou.com

 

 

Photograph of a catamaran sailboat at anchor, while charter guests sit with feet in the water or dive off and swim from the boat.

Rent a sailboat catamaran with crew

 

RENT A SAILBOAT

As to not being able to afford a yacht charter, Terry, you might be surprised. Megayachts are certainly very expensive, but many travelers prefer smaller, more intimate crewed catamaran charters for their yachting vacations.

 

RATE

A family or group of 8 passengers can rent a crewed catamaran for under $15,000 per week, inclusive of all meals, alcohol, crew, and LOTS of onboard watersports toys like bananas, wakeboards, snorkel gear, underwater scooters, SCUBA diving, etc.

 

TRAVEL TO ST. BARTS IN STYLE

For pricing, specials, and more general information to rent private yacht, contact the SailAway Caribbean experts at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/

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