Amerigo, an elegant 56 foot cruiser/racer built in 2001 by Nautor Swan in Finland, transports you and your guests on this entrancing 7-day yacht charter around the exclusive island of St. Barths. Amerigo is exquisitely crafted, beautifully appointed and features an expert crew to provide you with a most memorable sailing experience.
St. Barthélemy is an overseas collectivity of France in the French West Indies, along with Guadeloupe, Martinique and Saint Martin. The island is well known for its posh tourism, a destination for the international rich and famous, who can be seen browsing designer shops and dining at exclusive restaurants. Here, spectacular mansions hide among the lush tropical landscape and iconic megayachts frequent the waters.
The volcanic island, encircled by shallow reefs, offers unparalleled water sports fun. The coastal areas of St. Barths have gorgeous beaches and offshore reefs, some of which are part of the marine reserve that protects about 2,500 acres of vulnerable habitats, bays and islands, and includes a zone restricted to scientific observations.
Day 1: Sail to Colombier and enjoy a delightful lunch on deck. After lunchgo ashore for a beautiful coastline hike to Flamands. This long and deep beach can have impressive rolling surf during the winter months, though swimming is rarely hazardous. Hotel St. Barth Isle de France and La Langouste are lovely spots for a tropical beverage.
Day 2: Begin the day with a morning snorkel at Les Gros Islets, then spend the afternoon swimming and beachcombing at Shell beach in the southwestern part of Gustavia. The large number of sea shells scattered on this beach will delight beachcombers. For charter guests seeking a little adventure, there’s the opportunity to do some cliff-diving.
Day 3: Sail to famous Saline Beach, drop anchor and swim or dinghy ashore. Considered the most unspoiled beach on St Barts, Saline Beach features lovely walking paths and beautiful views of Coco islet , St. Kitts and Nevis. Be aware that while nudism is officially forbidden in St. Barths, it is most likely to be practiced here. Stop for lunch at the enchanting Le Tamarin restaurant, built around a hundred year old tamarin tree. Here tables and lounges of Asian inspiration are nestled in a lush, soothing, tropical garden.
Day 4: Take advantage of the Caribbean Sea and spend the day at water play. Thrill to tubing and wakeboarding behind the dinghy, or halyard-swinging from the sailboat. Relax and indulge in a sumptuous meal on board.
Day 5: Spend today at Grand Cul-de-Sac and its lagoon, part of the protected marine reserve that is a mecca for water sports enthusiasts. Try your skill at windsurfing or kite surfing lessons, kayaking or sail boarding, or take a diving or Jet Ski tour. For a land diversion, the island also has the Flamboyant Tennis Club with clay courts and a golf driving range.
Day 6: This morning take a hike along Anse du Grand Fond, often referred to as la côte sauvage, there is a fantastic hike from the road at the western end of the bay down to the natural pools. Spend the afternoon sunbathing and relaxing on deck.
Day 7: Today enjoy an around-the-island sail and take advantage of some amazing landscape photo opportunities. Relish a last plunge or two off the sailboat deck and stop at various ports of call to indulge in some around-the-island shopping. Bid a fond farewell to your splendid crew and plan your return charter on board.
If you have an extra day at the beginning or conclusion of your charter and are interested in island culture and history, the St. Barth’s tourist office offers a walker’s guide to Gustavia’s historic sites, including Fort Gustav and the Wall House Museum. The fishing village of Corossol has a traditional Norman culture and the InterOceans Museum is home to a huge seashell collection. Also of interest, the original settlement of Lorient includes a popular Ligne St. Barths cosmetics shop.
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