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 are just wanting to enjoy some time on the water, without the complications and cost associated with renting a boat you can take an excursion. See the listing that follows to find names and phone numbers for area excursion services.

Boat Excursions
Name Phone Location
CaptainJo Boat Charter (069) 074-7001 21 Rue de Petite Plage - Grand-Case
Keloa Private Tours (069) 088-2054 At the Marina - Anse Marcel
Scoobidoo (059) 052-0253 Anse Marcel Marina - French Cul-de-Sac
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.  

Seriously considering renting a charter boat? The following chart enables you to contact area charter services.

Charter and Rental Services
Name Phone Location
Nautor's Swan Charters (059) 087-3548 Anse Marcel
SXM St. Martin Catamarans Charters (069) 039-7457 Griselle
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.  

Starting to research sailing to Grand Case using your own vessel, or one you charter elsewhere? This next table provides a quick summary of area marinas.

Name Phone Location
Anse Marcel Marina 590 (0) 5 90 87 31 94 Anse Marcel
Any Way Marine (059) 029-3593 BP 939 Marina Port la Royale - Downtown Marigot
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. 

Nearby Anchorages
Location Latitude Longitude
Grand Case Bay - Grand-Case 18.1042249733 -63.0562663078
Anse Marcel 18.1157401825 -63.0400389407
Cul de Sac Bay - French Cul-de-Sac 18.1066927949 -63.0224597454
Baie de Marigot - Marigot 18.0664384876 -63.0902552605
Orient Bay - Orient Bay 18.0844709512 -63.0136728287
Baie Nettle - Sandy Ground 18.0624250736 -63.1019496918

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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