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Carenantilles Shipyard excels

A mighty lift

  Carenantilles Shipyard in Martinique made history in May when they hauled out a 400 ton yacht with their lift, the heaviest yacht to be hauled by lift in the Caribbean to date. The 150ft yacht Pipe Dreams needed emergency …

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Top Ten Caribbean Volcanos You Can Visit

The first of many steps leading to the top of Mount Scenery, Saba. Photo: OceanMedia

A push and pull struggle between the Earth’s South American and Caribbean plates, plus volcanic activity, created the land and sea of the Caribbean over 50 million years ago. Today, volcanos continue to play a tangible role in the region. For …

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Schoelcher International Nautical Week

Schoelcher International Nautical Week: Photo by Sophie Reinach

The quantity and quality of sailors made the 26th Schoelcher International Nautical Week (SINW), hosted by the Cercle Nautique de Schoelcher in Martinique, February 5th to 9th, extra special. Not only did 140 sailors from the European countries of France, …

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Ten Caribbean Islands You Can Only Reach By Boat

Green Island, Antigua. Courtesy of Nonsuch Bay Resort, Antigua

You can’t reach these islands by planes, trains or automobiles. It takes a boat, private or public, sail or power, to get you to these delightful off-the-beaten track destinations.   Green Island, Antigua This private island, owned by the Mill …

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Top 10 Snorkeling Spots in the Eastern Caribbean

Underwater sculptures, Grenada

What could be better than to jump in and snorkel straight from your boat? It’s the epitome of cruising. Everyone has their own preferences but there is something to see in almost every anchorage. And you don’t need to snorkel …

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Top Ten Anchorages in the Caribbean

1. St. Pierre, Martinique: Impressive Mont Pelée volcano, a black sand beach and the historic waterfront comprise this number one view

We asked long-time Caribbean cruiser and All At Sea contributor Liesbet Collaert to put together a photo-essay of the ten most scenic anchorages in the Caribbean. Liesbet says: “Prep your boat, lift anchor and sail to one of these Caribbean …

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Martinique: The Belle Island

The Bay off Fort de France is a popular anchorage for both locals and cruisers seeking a bit of shore bound excitement. Photo by Mark Stevens

If you’ve dropped the hook off a village called Trois Islets in the southern reaches of one of the Windwards’ most picturesque islands, you’re not even overnighting in Martinique’s best anchorage. That one you have to find on your own. …

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St. Anne, Martinique: Physical and French

The author with Diamond Rock and St. Pierre’s cloud-topped volcano in the background. Photo by Ellen Birrell

Hiking trails, endless walks on sandy beaches, quaint village life, French sensibilities and calm anchorages – mais oui, St. Anne Martinique is physical and oh so French! Long time live aboard cruisers Phil Cook & Di Kilbrade of Matira, choose …

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St Lucia International Billfish Tournament

Female Angler Allison Devaux (center) of Pair A Dice from Trinidad Tobago. Photo curtsey of SLIBT

A competitive spirit, tons of talent, and a hunger to best the third place finish earned last year led Trinidad & Tobago’s team Vesper to win the 22nd St Lucia International Billfish Tournament (SLIBT), hosted by the St. Lucia Game …

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Unsung Heroes

On completing my first Atlantic crossing, I strutted around the waterfront bars of Martinique like Jack the Lad. With a glass of rhum agricole in hand and half a dozen under my belt I regaled everyone with tales of my …

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Martinique to Windward

Bashing to windward. Photo: Andy Schell

The dangers on the weather side of Martinique never bothered Donald Street. Before charts were drawn—and while he was drawing them—Street navigated and explored the windward coast of the French island in his engineless yawl Iolaire. With Street in mind …

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Explore the Martinique Riviera

Anse a L’Ane, Anse Mitan & Trois Islet Opposite Martinique’s capital Fort De France, on the other side of the bay, are three anchorages that are often overlooked. Each have their own character but all with the same sophisticated charm …

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