• St Maarten
  • 105.4 km²
  • 11°C, Wind
  • Mon 12:19 am
  • Euro
  • French and Dutch
  • 2.211 million
  • Many great sights and experiences to form lifetime memories. Many thanks for you expertise, kindness and generosity of spirit. So much beauty and so much fun.

    Peter & JoyceMonohull Charter
  • What a great way to spend a week. I can’t thank you enough. it was a great time. A trip we will always remember.

    Kevin & LindaCatamaran Charter
  • Thank you so much for making our honeymoon adventure so wonderful. What a fantastic introduction to sailing and something that will surely now be a great part of our future.

    Laura and AlanMotor Yacht Charter
  • There are no words to describe what a wonderful week we have had. Great good, good fellowship, and a flexable captain. Our hearts are full of joy. We will be back.

    SusanMonohull Charter
  • What an amazing way to spend our first week as husband and wife! Thank you so much for everything. Thank the crew for the dancing, dingy adventures, and the amazing food. Everything was 5 star. Wish we could re-set and go on for one more week.

    Nikki and CorittMotor Yacht Charter
  • Bob and Deb are an amazing team and will make sure your sailing experience is everything you could ask for and more. We recently went with a different company on our last trip, and the whole time I was emailing Bob for recommendations as our crew did not have the depth and knowledge that Bob and Deb can provide. You cannot go wrong with Bob and Deb

    RaelynnCatamaran Charter

St Maarten Culture and History

Culture of St Maarten from charter popint of view

Culture

Even though St Maarten and French St Martin are different countries they share a similar history and heritage. Today all school children on both sides are taught to be tri lingual in Dutch, English & French. St Maarten’s premier cultural event is its annual Carnival.

History

It was first inhabited by Arawick, Ameridians followed by the Caribs. When the Dutch arrived in 1624 the island was almost uninhabited. In 1629 a group of French settlers formed a small colony in a place now known as French quarter. The French and Dutch harvested salt and cultivated tobacco. In the following years the island changed hands many times. At the end a petition treaty was signed in 1648 between France and Holland.

History Of St. Maarten from a charter point of view
Geography of St. Maartens from Charter point of view

Geography

The northern part of the island is French and known as Saint-Martin. The southern part of the island is Dutch and known as Sint-Maarten. There is no physical border between the French and Dutch territories and people and goods can travel freely between the two. St Martin is a volcanic and mountainous island with a variety of landscapes. The windward coast is lush and green. The leeward coast is dry. Average annual temperature is 80.6 degrees peaking @89.6 degrees. The rainy season is June through December corresponding with hurricane season.