The coast of Grand Case is picturesque with its pristine beaches and marinas filled with colorful, luxury yachts. The image is one that is hard for tourists to resist, and so often they find themselves drawn to a day of sailing. Here, it is easy to find a charter service to hire out a boat for a day of sailing, but customs procedures are such that many yachters choose to sail in themselves from international waters.
If you simply want to get out onto the water, without the cost and complications involved with renting a boat you should take a day sailing excursion. Wondering how long you'll spend on the water and what's included? Check out the table that follows to get information on area excursion services.
|(069) 088-2054||From the Radisson Marina - Anse Marcel|
|(721) 527-1444||Airport Road - Simpson Bay|
|(059) 087-4345||Rue de la Republica - Downtown Marigot|
Sailing to Grand Case internationally is time consuming. Fortunately, you can still captain a boat in local waters by renting a charter when you arrive. There are a half a dozen charter companies in the immediate Grand Case area, and many more throughout the island.
Envisioning chartering a yacht or boat? Take a look at this next chart to get in touch with a charter operator serving this area.
|(059) 087-1016||Res. Amandiers - Grand-Case|
|(059) 087-3548||Anse Marcel|
|(059) 087-0822||Res. Amandiers - Grand-Case|
|(059) 029-5231||Anse Marcel|
|(059) 029-4135||Anse Marcel|
Grand Case is a great destination for yachters thanks to their modern and easy clearance system. Once you sail into St. Martin's waters, first stopping in Marigot Bay where you'll find the official port of entry, you can complete all of the necessary paperwork on a computer, and simply have a customs officer stamp it when you are done. On the immigration side of things, everyone needs a passport, even French residents.
If an issue exists and you need to go through a more in depth customs process, you can head to the office at the ferry dock in Marigot. It is open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. with a break from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and from 8:00 a.m. to noon on Sunday.
Do you plan to visit Grand Case in your own vessel, or a charter from a different area? This next table provides a quick summary of area marinas.
|(059) 029-3593||BP 939 Marina Port la Royale - Downtown Marigot|
|(059) 087-3194||Radisson Saint Martin Resort - Anse Marcel|
|(059) 087-3737||Anse Marcel|
Sailors should be warned that there have been thefts reported of insecure dinghies, including both the vessels and the property aboard. If you won't be staying on your boat overnight, but instead are staying in a hotel room, it is wise to bring any valuables with you.
For many, sailing is an integral part of their vacation experience, and fortunately it doesn't take much effort to get out and see that waters that surround Grand Case.
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