Sailing and Boating Near Fort de France

Fort de France is a top sailing and boating destination in the Caribbean

Beloved for great sailing conditions and undeniably gorgeous scenery, Fort de France is a top sailing destination in the Caribbean.  When you visit this town there are numerous ways to get out on the water, whether you sign up for an excursion, charter a boat for a day of sailing yourself, or brave the seas and make the journey to the island from another country.

Boat Trips and Day Sailing

There are a few different companies on Martinique that offer day sailing trips for visitors.  None of them are actually located in Fort de France, but if you're willing to travel across the bay to Trois Ilets you'll likely have success getting out on the water for a few hours.  Some will even allow you to hire them for an overnight trip.

If you just want to spend some time on the water, without the cost and complications involved with renting a boat you can take an excursion. Check out the chart that follows for names and phone numbers for area excursion providers.

Boat Excursions
Name Phone Location
Kata Mambo (069) 625-2316 Somatras Marina - Pointe du Bout
La Créole Cata (059) 666-1023 Pointe du Bout
Ykeva Day Tours (069) 606-2039 3 Rue Schoelcher - Trois Ilets

Boat Rentals and Charters

If you'd like to do some independent sailing, but don't necessarily want to make the journey all the way from your home country, it is possible to hire out a boat for a few hours, or even for the duration of your trip.  Make sure to research your options.  Some companies have top of the line yachts, while others purchase their boats from the larger operations when they upgrade their line up.  

Seriously considering chartering a vessel? The following table enables you to contact area charter services.

Charter and Rental Services
Name Phone Location
Aliotis Plongee (069) 690-4025 Trois Ilets
Bwa Drésé (069) 626-2646 Le Robert
Coteauvent (069) 639-5221 Pointe Courchet Nord - Le Francois


Fort de France is a great choice of destination for those heading to Martinique aboard their own vessel because it serves as the island's official port of entry.  To gain clearance, you'll need to present the original registration papers and passports for everyone aboard.  Then you'll be able to sail to your marina or choice.  There are four different marinas either in Fort de France or within just a few miles.

Is your plan to reach Fort de France using your own boat, or a boat you charter elsewhere? Check out the chart below to find summary information for area marinas.

Name Location
Caren Antilles Boatyard Fort de France
Marina De Cohe 3.7 mi. (6.0 km) East of Fort de France
Marina La Neptune 3.2 mi. (5.2 km) East of Fort de France
Multicap Caraibes Boat Yard Downtown Forte de France
Somatras Marina Pointe du Bout

With so many different types of sailing excursions, charters, and outings available tin the Fort de France area, there is no reason to let this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity pass you by.  


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