The location of the Leeward Islands that include St. Martin is cooled by trade winds so the climate is comfortable year round. A yacht charter in St. Martin incorporates both blue water sailing and sheltered island cruising. The winter months offer exciting and challenging sailing, the summer is more laid-back.
The prevailing winds are north-east to south-east and range from 10 – 15 knots (11 – 17 mph) from June to October and 15 – 20 knots (17 – 23 mph) from November to May. The tidal range is approximately 18 inches (45 cms) and there are westerly directional currents. This is a destination for confident sailors with a reasonable level of experience.