Marigot, St. Martin Boat Hire
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Located on the French side of Saint Martin, Marigot is the central town and capital of this part of the island. It’s a charming place with colorful houses, pristine beaches, and buzzing markets. It’s a beautiful place to visit for a beach vacation, to escape the chaos of everyday life and connect with the tropics.
The weather in St. Martin and Marigot is hot and humid year round, so you can visit at any time and have days of sunshine. The hurricane season runs from August to November, so be wary if booking your trip during these months. The months of January through February are busy due to carnival celebrations, and prices peak during the spring break holidays with the influx of family visitors on vacation.
To get to Marigot, you can take a flight to Princess Juliana International Airport, which is on the Dutch side of St. Martin, and then hire a car or take a taxi to the French side to Marigot. Marigot is also where most ferries arrive on St. Martin, so if you’re coming by boat, you’ll be able to get to your accommodation in Marigot without any problems. If you don’t want to hire a car, once you get to Marigot you can get around well on foot or take taxis.
Marigot Boats to Hire
When spending time in Marigot, it’s essential to plan at least one day on a boat. Hiring or chartering a boat to cruise through the stunning sapphire blue waters of Saint Martin is a must.
To set sail around the island, charter a catamaran from Marigot. Cruise by wind power on a catamaran hire or monohull sailboat. You’ll feel the freedom during your St. Martin vacation and get to see the beauty of the island from the water.
If you want a day of exploring the sea in luxury, charter a yacht from Marigot. Luxury yachts are available with captains for the perfect, all-inclusive experience. Soak up the sun on the deck of your private boat, sip a cocktail and enjoy breathtaking views and gentle waves as you cruise along the coastline from Marigot. You can explore other towns or stop at beaches, jump in for a swim to cool off or visit the nearby island of Anguilla. Motor yacht charters are great for big groups or events if you’re looking to host a party on a boat while in Marigot or St. Martin.
If you’re visiting Marigot and you’re on a budget, consider hiring a more affordable boat on your own like a center console or smaller powerboat. These vessels give you a lot of freedom to get around and stop off at different points of interest around St. Martin.
Active and fitness-focused people have a hard time keeping up with their workouts while traveling or on vacation. A great way to deal with this is to incorporate exercise into activities on your holiday! Hire a kayak or stand-up paddleboard and paddle out from Marigot to get a great upper body workout while exploring beaches and coves around this part of St. Martin. You’ll get exercise while powering yourself through the beautiful aquamarine water of the sea.
For scuba divers, time spent in Marigot and St. Martin is incomplete without a few boat dives. Book a scuba diving charter and set off from Marigot with a professional dive instructor to show you impressive dive sites. Charge your GoPro so you can capture photos and video of marine life like stingrays, colorful fish, and corals just off the coast.
Flyboarding and jetpack rides in Marigot are the perfect way to get an adrenaline rush while on vacation. Book one of these experiences so you can shoot out of the water at high speed and have some serious laughs during your trip to St. Martin. If you want to fly through the waves, hire a jet ski for an exciting day of racing your friends through the sea.
Other watersports to enjoy while staying in Marigot include wakeboarding and tubing. You can hire surfboards and boogie boards for a fun time if you’re having a beach day.
Events in Marigot
Carnival on St. Martin is an incredible festival to experience. Starting in January, the party lasts about two months, well into February, with parades, unique “carnival villages,” live music, and dancing. It’s a great time to visit, not only for great weather during the winter months but also to experience this cultural spectacle.
Other competitions and events on Marigot include Ecotourism Day, the Billfish Tournament, Bastille Day and the boat and bike races of Schoelcher Day.
Top Things To Do Marigot
While on land in Marigot, there are plenty of sights to see and things to do for entertainment. Check out the markets which are on every day of the week except Sunday. Weave in and out of the busy stalls and do all your souvenir shopping.
For historical landmarks, be sure to visit Fort Louis on Marigot. This fort was originally constructed by King Louis XVI and offers a gorgeous overlook of the beaches, the sea and the landscape of St. Martin.
For drink enthusiasts, a visit to the Topper’s Rhum Distillery is an informative and fun tour to learn about rum production on the island.
Marinas in Marigot
The two marinas in Marigot are Marina Fort Louis and Marina Port Royal. These marinas have excellent facilities including lodging options, and the staff can help you plan your perfect boat day around Marigot. There are excellent restaurants and shops nearby, and it’s a beautiful focal point of the town. Come here to enjoy a sunset and watch boats sailing around the harbor and cruising in and out of port.
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GetMyBoat customer reviews for boat rentals in Marigot.
My whole experience on this yacht was the best! The whole crew was very nice and helpful. Drinks were made so nice and professional felt like I was buying drinks at a bar but for free lol. They were very attentive and made sure everyone were safe and had a good time. Anything we wanted they honored. I recommend anyone to book with them!
The boat looked even better in person ! Everything was perfect ! The drinks were great ! The crew made us feel very comfortable and welcomed. We had a great time. They also arranged birthday decorations on the boat for my husbands birthday which I greatly appreciated !
Amazing time! Crew was great - best day on this islands by far! I definitely recommend