Sailing and Boating Near Grand Case

Grand Case is a top luxury yachting destination in St. Martin

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.

Boat Excursions
Name Phone Location
Keloa Private Tours (069) 088-2054 From the Radisson Marina - Anse Marcel
Offshore Sensations Simpson Bay (721) 527-1444 Airport Road - Simpson Bay
Voyager Charters (059) 087-4345 Rue de la Republica - Downtown Marigot

Boat Rentals and Charters

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.

Charter and Rental Services
Name Phone Location
Compagnie Des Goelettes (059) 087-1016 Res. Amandiers - Grand-Case
Nautor's Swan Charters (059) 087-3548 Anse Marcel
Sea Class (059) 087-0822 Res. Amandiers - Grand-Case
Tropical Yacht Service (059) 029-5231 Anse Marcel
Vpm Yacht Charters (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.

Name Phone Location
Any Way Marine (059) 029-3593 BP 939 Marina Port la Royale - Downtown Marigot
Port Lonvilliers (059) 087-3194 Radisson Saint Martin Resort - Anse Marcel
Privilege Marina (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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