Boating and Sailing
Rodney Bay and Marigot Bay are centers for bareboat and crewed yacht charters. Their marinas offer safe anchorage, shower facilities, restaurants, groceries, and maintenance for yachts sailing the waters of the eastern Caribbean. Charter prices range from $1,700 to $8,000 per week, depending on the season and the type and size of vessel, plus $230 extra per day if you want a skipper and cook. Some boat charter companies do not operate in August and September—the height of the hurricane season.
Bateau Mygo. Choose a monohull or catamaran for your half-, full-, or two-day cruise along the west coast, or charter by the week and explore neighboring islands. Chateau Mygo Villas, Marigot Bay, Castries Quarter. 758/458–3947; www.sailsaintlucia.com.
Destination St. Lucia Ltd.. For its bareboat yacht charters, DSL's vessels include two 42-foot catamarans and several monohulls ranging in length from 32 to 50 feet. Rodney Bay Marina, Rodney Bay, Gros-Islet. 758/452–8531; www.dsl-yachting.com.
Moorings Yacht Charters. Bareboat and crewed catamarans and monohulls ranging from Beneteau 39s to Morgan 60s are available for charter. You can also plan a one-way sail through the Grenadines, either picking up or dropping off at the company's facility in Grenada. Rodney Bay Marina, Rodney Bay, Gros-Islet. 758/451–4357; 844/505–9186; www.moorings.com.