St Lucia’s impressive UNESCO-protected volcanic peaks jut through an emerald canopy of the rainforest, ringed by romantic, soft sand beaches. This part of the world offers some of the most vibrant and colorful snorkeling in the Caribbean. Get in touch to sail St. Lucia and enjoy a friendly welcome and exciting French Creole culture.Read more
When sailing St. Lucia, it’s easy to understand why it is popular with sailors. It’s a fantastic mid-point to explore the Grenadines and exciting Caribbean islands. Get to know St. Lucia’s Rodney Bay in the north, where you can discover the Pigeon Island National Park, or visit Vieux Fort Wetlands in the south. If you like hiking, try the Gros Piton Nature Trail between the Pitons’ volcanic peaks for one of the most impressive views in the Caribbean.
The best snorkeling in St. Lucia can be found at the coral reefs near the sandy beach of Anse Chastanet, Anse Cochon, Marigot Bay’s natural harbor, Castries and Rodney Bay’s Reduit Beach. From tropical fish to turtles and even dolphins, there’s much to see. If diving is your passion, head to the sloping wall which drops to 1,500ft at Petit Piton.
Once you’ve explored St. Lucia’s wonders, you can cruise the many nearby islands. Head on up to Martinique, Dominica, Guadeloupe, Antigua, St. Bart’s, St. Martin and the British Virgin Islands. Or you can head down to St. Vincent, Bequia, Mustique, Canouan, Mayreau, Union and the special Tobago Cays Marine Park with its five uninhabited islands.
Dream Yacht Charter in St. Lucia: We have a large fleet of catamarans and monohulls in St. Lucia to suit any sailor. Our St. Lucia base is in Rodney Bay Marina where you’ll be greeted by our friendly and knowledgeable team. If you need help planning your charter, check out our inspirational itineraries section. Get in touch with our team to find out more.
The time difference in St. Lucia is Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) -4 hours . Make sure your documentation is in order to travel. If you’re sailing in St. Lucia and the Grenadines, your passport will need to be valid for at least six months from your departure date. Talk to us to make sure you have the correct documents before you travel.
Traveling around the island is easy and you’ll find taxis on the island and water taxis to shore, just agree on a price before setting off. Or you can use the public bus network, which is affordable.
When you enter St. Lucia by charter boat, you need customs and immigration clearance at every country you pass through for every member on your crew list. There may be fees payable for clearance, which will depend on yacht size, number of guests and the country you are visiting.
The currency is the Eastern Caribbean Dollar and Visa and MasterCard are accepted in most places. Some places accept US dollars. Banks are open Monday to Thursday (8:30am to 3pm) and Friday (8:30am to 5pm).
Getting online is easy with plenty of Wi-Fi spots at bars and restaurants around the main ports.
You cannot anchor between Anse Cochon and Gros Piton, an area strictly controlled by Soufriere Marine Management Area (SMMA) to preserve the underwater coral reefs.
Temperatures in St. Lucia are tropical and warm all-year round between 79ºF-83ºF. The best time to visit St. Lucia is December to May, when it is warmer and drier with sea temperatures around 83ºF. The hurricane season is between June and October and the wettest month is September. Showers tend to be short, heavy downpours between sunshine.
The sailing conditions in St. Lucia are perfect with constant trade winds blowing 10-25 knots south-east during summer or north-easterly during winter. You’ll find more swell between the islands and calmer waters in the lee of each island.