St. Lucia

St. Lucia

Sailing vacations

3
Sailing experience level

Jewel of the Windwards

St. Lucia is like no other Caribbean island. Here you’ll sail a backdrop of lush rainforests, cascading waterfalls, soaring peaks and hidden beaches, anchor in colorful harbours and wake to the symphony of birdsong every morning. St. Lucia, ‘The Jewel of the Windwards’, offers a sailing vacation you won’t soon forget. 

No matter which side of the island you end up on, a St. Lucia sailing vacation offers superb sailing conditions thanks to year-round sun and varied seasonal winds. You’ll find open water passages perfect for exploring St. Vincent, the Grenadines and Martinique. Take it easy with line-of-sight sailing or up the adrenaline with exhilarating longer passages. In the winter you’ll have exciting sailing, while the summer months offer smooth waters.

Set sail from Rodney Bay with the dramatic twin Pitons as your backdrop, heading south to St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Explore tranquil Bequia, just eight miles south of St. Vincent, where you’ll find an island steeped in maritime history. Head for the stunning Tobago Cays, where you’ll find a clutch of deserted islets with some of the best diving and snorkelling in the Grenadines. Spend your mornings lounging on the dazzling powder-white sands and snorkelling the warm, shallow waters, before ordering barbecued lobster from a local boat vendor to enjoy in the shade of a swaying palm.

Suggested bareboat itineraries

Unspoilt, romantic and welcoming, sailing St. Lucia on your own private yacht is the most carefree way to see the Windward Islands. A different beach, a different bay every day, all you have to do is set your schedule, hoist your sails and go.

St. Lucia one-week bareboat

  • Stunning Pitons Bay
  • Diving Tobago Cays
  • Volcanic spa treatments
  • Hiking rainforest mountains
  • Delicious Caribbean lobster
  • Sunbathing on perfect beaches
Itinerary details

Experience required

Sailing experience level
3
At least 20 days or 400 miles as skipper on an equivalent size yacht

Level 3 destinations are our most challenging. Suitable only for confident, experienced sailors, Level 3 destinations offer long spells of open water sailing, broad tidal ranges, strong winds and remote anchorages.

Skippered Holiday

Try a skippered holiday

  • Relax and let your skipper take charge
  • Be as hands on or laid back as you like
  • Learn from an expert skipper
  • Gain local knowledge and recommendations
  • Peace of mind and safety on the water
  • Discretion and privacy when you need it
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Sailing conditions

Max temp
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Min temp
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Avg precipitation
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Avg wind speed
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Dominant wind direction
Castries (St. Lucia)
January84739211E
February84735711E
March86732710E
April86756611ESE
May88776311ESE
June887714011E
July887717110E
August88771729E
September88771938ESE
October88771928ESE
November88791679E
December86751029E

Address

Rodney Bay Marina

St. Lucia

West Indies

Base opening hours

Mon-Sun: 8:00am - 5:00 pm 

Nearest airport
Hewanorra International

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Types of yachts
40 yrs
Creating holidays
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