Sea & Sail – Information and advice to better prepare your boat rental
| Information and Estimates |
| Seasons and Prices |
Our prices are located under 'Our boats'.
It gives you a general idea of the cost based on a one week charter.
Please, contact us for more information by e-mail, phone, or fax.
We can manage to establish an estimate fitting to your needs and budget.
If you have not yet chosen your dates, a quote may help you to decide.
|Our seasons depends on how busy it is:|
Low Season : From June 1st to October 21st
Mid Season : From May 9th to May 31st
From October 22nd to December 16th
Christmas Period: From December 17th to January 6th
High Season : From January 7th to May 8th
Departures and returns can be planned any day of the week, we do not choose for you.
Cruise's duration is not imposed, you choose how many days you want to hire the boat: 2 days or 5, or 8, or 10, or 12 days...
Checking in the first rental day is at 4pm, checking out at 10am the last rental day.
| Flights to Pointe-à-Pitre |
| Flights to Grenada |
|To arrive here in Guadeloupe you can fly from almost anywhere! |
From Paris: Orly or Roissy, Air Caraïbes, Air France, Corsair...
From Lyon, Bordeaux, Nantes, Brest...
From Italia, From Germany...
From our cousins in Canada also...
From United States: Atlanta, Miami...
And from Brasil and French Guyana..
Book a flight
|To arrive in Grenada, from Europe, there are several flights from London:|
-once a week with British Airways in summer, twice a week in winter
-once a week with Excel
-once a week with Virgin Atlantic
Departures from Francfort, Germany, once a week with Condor's Company, or from Amsterdam.
From USA with Air Jamaica directly from New-York, from San Juan with American Eagle and American Airlines.
From Toronto, Canada, once a week...
Book a flight
| Payment rules |
|30% for booking|
30 % two month before departure
40% two weeks before departure.
Visa, MasterCard, wire accepted.
| After booking a boat, the details of your file |
|Once your boat is booked, you shall see the details about your stay.|
Marie-Jo or David will be in charge of your file until your arrival, and even after your return at the end of the cruise.
To contact Marie Jo :
Tél:+590 (0) 590 20 75 24
To contact David :
Tel : +590 (0)590 830 998
If you speak only english pls see David. He manages all about accounts, options, crew list, nautic experience...
To avoid any mystakes, we ask you to double check your file online and for the agency to look at the online scheddule , to be sure everything match your request. There will be no last minute change especially the day of departure regarding options or equipments. All paper work must be returned 2 weeks before departure, with all your contact information. It is really important to follow that.
Christophe, Pierre, Luc and Marie France, respectively in charge of Guadeloupe,Saint-Martin, Martinique and Grenada bases, will help and advise you about technical details or about your cruising program.
We suggest you to take a cancellation assurance if it remains some uncertainty about your project (Ouest assurance).
Think about organizing your arrival at the base as sooner as possible, everything is easier then, at least 1 week in advance.
Marie Jo needs to know your schedule flights, number of persons on board, if you are already here, and where... She is so curious!
If you arrive at the end of the day, you shall appreciate the ''welcome-airport'' option. A professional will drive you from the airport to your boat, thanks to a special pass which open security doors on the pontoons. Just think about turning on your left in Pointe a pitre when you go out from the lugage's room not to miss him or straight forward in Martinique.
| What is included: |
| Martinique and Guadeloupe's bases |
| Saint Martin and Granada's Bases and other marina |
|Our prestation includes:|
The boat and its equipments,
Dinghy with engine
4 snorkling sets
A sheet set in each bedroom
A bath towel per person
2 dish towels
(equipment doubled if long rental)
|For bookings leaving from Pointe-à-Pitre or Le Marin, 2 docked nights are included, the first night the day of your arrival, and the second night the last day of your booking.|
Any other night spent at the pontoon during the stay will be charged.
|All nights of your stay should be paid directly to the marina office, also for electricity, water..|
It is the same for any other harbor not listed before.
| Before leaving home |
To make easier your local shopping and for your security deposit, do not forget to raise the limits of your credit cards. Contact your bank to let them know you are going to travel.
Climb on a coconut tree!
Indeed, when you arrive at the base, you have to settle the balance of the charter (if it is not already done), and let a deposit representing our insurance's excess.
It won't be withdrawn from your account, only hold, but will be used in case of big troubles.
Premium or Gold Credit Cards offer many advantages if you pay the renting with it. For instance, it covers up the payment of fixing in case of accident (if you are responsible), boarding with another boat, or many other insurances.
To see with your bank.
The total amount of the renting and the options has to be paid before leaving.
Sea and Sail accepts VISA and MASTER CREDIT CARDS.
| First-Day Package |
| For experienced sailor, but who do not know the area, the boat's specificities, local meteo,..., we suggest you the First-Day package. It consists of leaving with a professsional skipper in order to give you all the tricks to continue your cruise serenely.|
He will show you how to use the boat, things to avoid , and things to do absolutely.
If you haven't sailed for a long time, or if you have never sailed on your rented-boat type, we highly advise you to take this option.
| Currencies |
| Euros & US dollars |
| Insurance and Contract |
This indication is approximative.
|Caribbean Islands contains many cultures, several nationalities, and so differents currencies.|
In French Islands, you will use Euros. But think about taking some US Dollars before leaving your country. You will dock the foreign islands without thinking about changing money. We alert you about the currency in the "English" or "Independant" islands: they use the EC Dollar.
The opposite chart gives you an idea about the currencies values.
Those datas are rough and cannot be considered as reference values.
|Our boats are guaranted by different specialized insurance companies.|
The insurance switchs on the tenant as soon as he signs the contract and the general conditions.
From the departure date to the term of the contract, you are insured for the boat and personal liability.
Obviously, some rules have to be respected; that's why we invite you to carefully read your contract.
For any damage waiver insurance, cancelation and liabilitiy insurance you can contact OUEST ASSURANCE or HAMBURGER VERSICHERUNG SCHOMACKER.
Hamburger Yachtversicherung Schomacker
| Good to know
||It is very important to listen carefully our staff during the boat checking in, to ask them anything you wonder about, and please, take the time to appropriate yourselves to the boat.
Departures and/or arrivals from/to a dock must be well prepare to avoid stress and decrease the probability of troubles. (close the portholes, study the card to analyse the situation according to the wind, the sea, other boats, etc...)
Sailing is easy in West Indies, the weather is pleasant... But do not let you be taken by surprise: anticipation is the keyword on the sea.
All electronical materials are only here to help you sailing . Only your judgement count.You must have someone outside able to judge the sea condition and all the data.
Your boat has been controled underwater before your arrival and it will be checked again in the next three days after you came back. Nevertheless, we invite you to dive when mooring and to call the base in the first 24 hours of renting to point out anything you judge it has to (concerning the hull as any other part of the boat). If it is something the technical crew couldn't do before you left, of course we won't charge you for those troubles.
We will send you back or destroy (according to your choice) your deposit few days after your return.
In case of long charter, you have to contact the base every ten days, in order to locate the boat.
During the hurricane season, the captain will have a specific briefing and will have to follow some rules.
All the crew must be aware of those rules and be ready to react at any time in order to reach the closest shelter for example.
No damage waiver option during hurricane season.
||Your return should be well organized, even from the checking in and you have to let our staff/skipper know when and where it will be.
Don't forget that you can returned the vessel at your starting point but also in a different place/island.
Before the checking out:
-make sure to take care of all "clearance form" with customs.
-to fill up all tanks(water, gaz..)
-make sure to had paid all extra fees as pier fees, water, electricity..
Leave a copy of all clearance and receipt inside the chart table.
- the British Virgin Island: Tortola island, road town or Beef island
-St Martin: Fort Louis or Fort La Royale.
-Antigua: English harbor.
-St Lucia: Marigot or Rodney bay.
-Grenada: Union, Whisper cove
|We would like to thank all our customers, them trust in our company, and would like also to show them that we are doing the maximum to have them enjoying the best vacation ever.|
Sea & Sail staff.