ACCESS BY PLANE
Airport of Aimé Césaire (40 km from the base – 45 minutes by car)
Daily flights from Paris, the Caribbean, the USA and Canada take place during the high season. Please check the schedule at www.martinique.aeroport.fr
ACCESS BY FERRY
Port of Fort de France (50 km from the base - 60 minutes by car)
Please contact your commercial agent if you need a private transfer.
Access to the Ponton is secured after 7:30 PM and an access card is provided, so for late arrivals, arrival transfer is mandatory.
There are car rental companies in Le Marin
TRANSFER FROM AIRPORT TO BASE
If you need a transfer from the airport to the base, please contact us, we will be happy to assist you.
No, you only need experience on similar boats you'd like to charter. If you don't have much experience, we are happy to assign a skipper for a day or as long as you think you need to get you up to speed.
Yes, all those services are standard at each of our bases worldwide
The currency is the Euro. Visa and MasterCard are accepted in the main tourist areas but not in rural locations. You’ll find an ATM in the marina where you can withdraw Euros. Banks are open Monday to Friday (8:00am to 4:00pm).
The time difference to Martinique is Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) -4 hours.
If you are staying in Martinique and the Lesser Antilles as a tourist for less than six months, you will only need a valid passport if you are from Europe or the United States. Talk to us to make sure you have the correct documents before you travel.
You’ll find free Wi-Fi at our base during your Martinique sailing charter. Getting online is easy with plenty of Wi-Fi spots in restaurants and cafes, but you may find that speeds vary.
Sailing conditions in Martinique are perfect, most of the year there are north-easterly trade winds blowing. In the dry season, the winds are more steady and blow steadily at moderate strength, offering pleasant relief from the humid and hot weather.
Martinique's temperatures are tropical and with relatively high humidity during the year at 80oFs. The dry season is between December and May, while the wettest month is September.
On land electricity is 220 volts – 50Hz (power sockets are C, D and E type)
The language spoken in Martinique is French, but many speak Creole.
The dialing code for Martinique is +596
Please only take soft bags and not suitcases, as they would be too bulky onboard.