Sail from St Lucia to Martinique for shopping and swimming during this full-day island-hopping tour. Board a motorized catamaran to sail between islands, keeping an eye out for dolphins and occasionally whales on the way. Upon arrival in Fort-de-France, disembark for some serious shopping, perusing the markets and shops for jewelry, Creole crafts and French luxury goods. Back on the boat, stop for swimming and snorkeling at a secluded cove. Eat a barbecue lunch accompanied by complimentary drinks on board and enjoy more time swimming or relaxing. There will be a brief stop at the famed Diamond Rock for photos before sailing back to Rodney Bay Marina in St Lucia.
Cruise aboard a 60-foot (18 meters) power catamaran from St. Lucia to Martinique
Purchase the best of French designer clothing, perfumes and other goods in Fort-de-France, and enjoy duty-free shopping at the port
Swim, snorkel or just relax in the calm cove of Anse Dufour
Enjoy a barbeque lunch and complimentary drinks on the catamaran
Admire dolphins, sea turtles and flying fish during the ride between the islands
Convenient pickup and drop-off service from hotels on the northern side of St. Lucia
Following early morning pickup at select North Island hotels in St Lucia, transfer to the IGY Rodney Bay Marina. If you're staying elsewhere, meet your tour group and guide at the Marina.
Climb aboard the Flying Ray, a motorized catamaran, with your passport in hand (you'll need that for shopping in Martinique). Bring along your own snorkel gear if you like; only snorkel masks will be provided.
Sit back and relax during the 1.5-hour sail to Martinique, which takes you across the St Lucia Channel. Watch for jumping dolphins and possibly surfacing whales as you cruise through the deep blue waters.
Make landing in Fort-de-France for a shopping extravaganza, perusing duty-free offerings like French luxury goods and jewelry along Rue Victor Hugo. Head to Le Grand Marché Couvert, a large bazaar featuring rows of spices, herbs and traditional Creole crafts. When your shopping bags are heavy and your wallet is light, take a stroll through gardens at La Savane to round out your 2-hour stay in town.
Back on board the boat, enjoy the scenery on the brief trip over to a serene bay. The cove of yellow sand lined with coconut palms is an excellent place for swimming and snorkeling. During your 3-hour stop there, choose to spend the time however you like. A barbecue lunch and open bar are provided on board the boat. Please see Itinerary section below for a sample menu.
Following lunch there will be a brief photo stop for a close-up look at the famed Diamond Rock before heading back across the channel. During the ride back to St Lucia, sip complimentary champagne and revel in the experience of being a true island-hopper. Your 10-hour adventure ends with your return to Rodney Bay Marina at approximately 5pm followed by drop-off at select North Island hotels.
• Barbeque chicken and fish • Burgers, hotdogs and fries • Salad • Banana flambé with ice cream