From the British Virgin Islands to the Grenadines, catamaran sailing has blossomed in popularity in the past few years, in part due to the vessels’ light and airy structure and ability to glide on the open Caribbean waters. Essentially a sailboat with two hulls, catamarans have a shallow draft that allows them to enter shallower waters than other vessels. In the Caribbean, where lagoons can be just 6 to 8 feet deep, a catamaran can easily glide along these tranquil turquoise waters.
SeaDream’s signature Marina offers all the water sports toys required for a proper yachting vacation—a brand-new water slide, snorkel gear, jet skis, kayaks, a floating trampoline, a banana boat, paddleboards, and more, for independent exploration when we drop anchor. Should you choose to linger longer and explore more, catamaran sailing is available in many of our Caribbean ports as part of our Yachting Landing Adventure (YLA) program. Discover our Top 5 spots below.
Philipsburg, Sint Maarten
The Dutch side of Sint Maarten is the only country in the world with a capital, Philipsburg, located on a beach. On our Yachting Land Adventure, sail along the Leeward coastline with a first stop at Divi Little Bay to snorkel and enjoy a first dip in the St. Maarten waters. Next, continue sailing down the coast to Mullet Bay, a stunning beach and certainly among the best that St. Maarten has to offer. You can snorkel, grab a noodle and float to the beach, or we can take you by tender.
St Barths, French West Indies
Those who know St. Barths appreciate its exclusivity beyond its luxe amenities, shopping, and dining. The island’s natural beauty, forever-pleasant waters, and sunny skies make it a experience not to be missed. On our Yachting Land Adventure, board a spacious catamaran and set sail for a lovely, leisurely cruise in the direction of Pointe de Colombier and its sheltered bay. Comombier boasts a lovely white-sand beach fringed with vegetation—the last beach on the island not served by a public road. En route, you will enjoy a scenic panorama, while passing megayachts at anchor. Once at anchor in Colombier Bay, enjoy sunbathing and swimming in the warm waters of the bay or simply relax on the trampoline net.
St. Kitts, St. Kitts & Nevis
The nature-lover’s paradise of St. Kitts beckons visitors with varied natural landscapes to explore: vast volcanic sand beaches, colorful coral reefs, and lush mountains. On our Yachting Land Adventure, enjoy a Maxi-Cat catamaran ride as you proceed along the Leeward Coast of St. Kitts, passing the Frigate Bay resort area and Friars Bay before arriving at Shittens Bay, for incredible snorkeling opportunities.
The Best of the Caribbean, One Adventure At a Time
At SeaDream, we believe our beautiful world beckons to be explored and experienced. That is why we offer complimentary, shoreside activities including hikes and walking tours, shopping with the Chef, and mountain bike rides for private exploration in every itinerary. For those who want to dive deeper and linger longer, we have developed a wide array of engaging experiences in the Caribbean—adventurous, culinary, historic, and cultural—each designed to bring you closer to your destination.
Mayreau, the Grenadines
Time stands still in Mayreau. Accessible only by yacht and small sailboats, Mayreau is the smallest inhabited island of the Grenadines, with an area of about .46 square miles and a population of less than 300, centered in an unnamed village on a hilltop in the southwest of the island—its highest point and a nice hike from Salt Whistle Bay. Surrounded by magnificent coral reefs and gorgeous beaches, Mayreau and its surrounding Tobago Cays waters sit in a nationally protected area that has experienced a resurgence of marine life, including turtles that swim and feed while you mingle with and observe them. Take in the flora and fauna and don’t miss some of the best snorkeling in the world. On our Yachting Land Adventure, board your sleek catamaran for an exciting sail-away from Mayreau to the beautiful five small islands of the Tobago Cays, and then continue sailing through the islands of the Southern Grenadines.
Tobago Cays, Southern Grenadines
No visit to the Grenadines is complete without a sail through its charming little islands: Mopion, Union Island, Petit St. Vincent, and Palm Island. Our exclusive sail-away adventure takes you through part of the Grenadines archipelago experiencing coastlines garlanded with white sand beaches as you make your way to Mopion. Along the way, you will sail past Palm Island, a resort named after the hundreds of coconut palm planted by the original owner decades ago. On arriving at Mopion, your mind will be set back decades, as this picture-perfect setting is the antidote for the stresses of everyday life.
Are you ready to experience the colorful destinations, secluded beaches, and playful yachting harbors of the Caribbean this year? SeaDream provides you with an intimate view of these destinations unlike any other boutique travel line. Click here to check availability and reserve your next voyage.