Website design By BotEap.comSt Lucia offers a good yacht charter option and includes bareboat yacht charter, crewed luxury yacht charter, skipper yacht charter, monohull and catamaran charter, and sailing and motor yacht charter. Website design By BotEap.comSaint Lucia was first visited by Europeans around 1500 and was first successfully colonized by France, who signed a treaty with the native Caribs in 1660. Britain then took control of the island between 1663 and 1667 before to go to war with France for her. times. The British finally took full control of the island in 1814. On February 22, 1979, Saint Lucia became an independent state of the Commonwealth of Nations. The island nation celebrates this every year with a public holiday. Website design By BotEap.comSaint Lucia is a small, lush tropical island that is still relatively unknown. Twin pythons rise more than 200 feet from the sea and protect the rainforest below, they are located between Soufrière and Choiseul on the western side of the island. The diversity of white sand beaches and lush green mountainous terrain make the Santa Lucia cruise area a wonderful place to charter a yacht. Saint Lucia will enchant visitors with spectacular mountainous scenery, rainforests, waterfalls, and secluded beaches. Further inland, the rainforests are home to wild orchids, giant ferns, and birds of paradise. You can visit Soufriére, the world’s only drive-in volcano, or relax in the rejuvenating heat of the earth in the sulfur pools at Diamond Baths. Other tourist attractions include the Botanical Gardens and Pigeon Island National Park, which is home to Fort Rodney, a former British military base. Website design By BotEap.comDuring the summer months, the winds in St. Lucia prevail at 10-20 knots from the northeast. Winter will see 15-20 knots generally from the east. The trade winds are constant and make chartering a yacht at any time of the year a pleasure. Website design By BotEap.comSaint Lucia’s main airport is Hewanora International. It has daily flights from London and weekly to Dusseldorf and the USA via Miami. US dollars and euros are used. Major credit cards may be accepted at hotels, restaurants, and some stores. English is the official language and is widely spoken throughout Saint Lucia. Website design By BotEap.comMarigot Bay offers a pristine and unspoiled landscape. You may recognize Marigot Bay from the 1960s movie Dr. Doolittle. Although it has undergone major changes since then, the beauty remains intact. Marigot has 24/7 security and is a port of entry to the island. Here you will find a first-class resort and spa, as well as many yacht charter companies. Marigot Bay opens to the Caribbean Sea and is conveniently located 20 minutes south of Castries, the island’s capital, 45 minutes south of Pigeon Island National Park, and 60 minutes north of the majestic Pitons. Website design By BotEap.comRodney Bay is a well-protected lagoon and a good anchorage for yachts. There are many opportunities for supplies, fuel and water, boat repairs, and anything else a sailor might need. Laundry delivery service is even available. Rodney Bay is also a customs checkpoint and the marina provides moorings for this purpose. The holding ground is not the best in the lagoon and many sailors have reported that the anchor is being washed away in the middle of the night. Some of the best beaches are just a short boat ride away. There is also a car rental agency for those who want to spend the day exploring the interior of Saint Lucia. Visit Pigeon Island National Park, which is home to Fort Rodney, a former British military base. Don’t miss the incredible Friday night “jump” at Gros Islet in Rodney Bay. The most popular local drink in Saint Lucia is rum punch, also called “Rocket Fuel”, “Jungle Juice” or “The Baby Maker”. Website design By BotEap.comVieux Fort is located in the southernmost part of Saint Lucia. It is the second largest city on the island and a popular anchorage for yacht charters. In recent years a new modern part of the Vieux Fort has been erected, however if you walk down Clark Street and the surrounding roads, you will still see what is known as “The Old Town”. On Fridays, stroll through the open market where you can buy local products such as fruits, ground groceries and spices. It is also home to the largest fish market in Saint Lucia, where you can buy some of the best and tastiest fish in the world, from coral fish to tuna. Website design By BotEap.comThere are options for one-way yacht charter to Martinique, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines or Grenada. Check with your charter company for details. Website design By BotEap.comScuba Diving – St. Lucia’s warm crystal clear waters and many spectacular reefs and marine life provide a perfect environment for both beginners and expert divers. Many hotels offer diving facilities and snorkeling equipment and there are several independent dive centers offering short boat dives, night dives, and a variety of diving courses.