If you're a lover of the seas and can't get enough sailing in, Diamante and all of the waters that surround Martinique are perfect for you. Great sailing conditions and several annual yacht races and festivals draw sailors here in droves, but even if you don't have the skills there are ways to get out on the water.
If you're hoping to a hire a local sailor to show you the waters that surround Diamante, you'll have better luck heading to another town like Trois Ilets near Fort de France. Here you'll be able to hire a catamaran service for a few hours of salty sea air and beautiful vistas.
If you're just wanting to spend a few hours on the water, without the cost and complications of sailing on your own you should take a day sailing excursion. Wondering what it's like and what's included? Check out the table that follows for contact information for area day sailing companies.
|An Dlo||(059) 676-4271||24 Lot Lucito - Downtown Diamant|
|La Créole Cata||(059) 666-1023||Pointe du Bout|
|(069) 617-5742||24 lot les Deux Mers - Trois Ilets|
|Ykeva Day Tours||(069) 606-2039||3 Rue Schoelcher - Trois Ilets|
There is one charter service set in downtown Diamante, and a few others around the island. This is a great option for those who want to do some private sailing during their time on the island, whether it be for a few hours or a few days. Each company offers something a little different from the next, so calling and speaking to a few businesses is recommended.
Considering renting a charter boat? Check out the following chart to help you get in touch with regional charter operators.
|(069) 690-4025||Trois Ilets|
|(069) 677-2948||Le Marin|
|Couleurs Excursions||(069) 041-6568||Sainte-Anne|
Anyone sailing to Diamante from international waters will need to be aware of coral reef and be able to avoid them as they sail north of town to Fort de France. This is the official port of entry and where the captain will meet with customs and immigrations officials to present an original copy of the boat's registration and passports for each person aboard the boat.
Considering sailing to Diamante using your own vessel, or one you charter elsewhere? Take a look at the table below for information on area marinas.
|Pointe du Bout|
|3.7 mi. (6.0 km) East of Fort de France|
|Pointe du Bout|
There are so many ways to get out on the water in Diamante that there is no reason not to plan to spend some time sailing. Whether you need a little help or you're skilled enough to go it alone, there are options available to make it work for you.
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