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Martinique 14°38’N 61°04’W

Martinique is the main island of the French Antilles and the most northerly of the Windward Islands. Like France, Martinique has fantastic food, stylish clothing and takes great pride in all things French. However, this dynamic island is also very much a part of the Caribbean, with its beautiful mountains, tangled rain forests, long beaches and African-influenced heritage.

Martinique’s landscape is nothing short of picturesque. A third of the land is forested and many of the other areas have given way to pineapple, banana and sugar cane fields. You can also find fishing villages and remote beaches that are beautifully untouched by development. In the northwest of the island lies the famous volcano Mount Pelle, and visitors have the opportunity to experience its surrounding geography. You can hike around the volcano, soak in volcanic springs and explore the famous ruins.

Marine transport to Martinique is easy, especially when you let the professionals at DYT Yacht Transport take care of the details. Most of yacht facilities are located around Fort-de-France, the largest city in the Windward Islands. It has a distinctly European flavor and is a thoroughly-enjoyable place to dock your vessel. We highly recommend you use our yacht transport to the Caribbean. Martinique is one of the many beautiful islands in the area for you to explore, and the Caribbean is one of the most popular vacation destinations among our customers.

We pride ourselves on offering convenient and hassle-free yacht transport to the Caribbean and many other beautiful locations all over the world. Our marine transport to Martinique has proven to be especially popular among our customers, and we look forward to helping you plan your next vacation to this beautiful island

General Information Martinique

Area: 1100 sq km (424.7 sq miles).
Population: 381,427 (1999).
Population density: 346.8 per sq km.
Capital: Fort-de-France.
Population capital: 94,049 (1999).
Language: The official language is French; a Creole patois is widely used.
Religion: The majority of the population is Roman Catholic.
Time: GMT – 4.
Electricity: 220 volts AC, 50Hz.
Currency: Euro (€) = 100 cents.
US Dollars are also accepted in some places.
Country Code: + 596 ~
IDD Access Code: 00 ~

Weather

The best time to visit Martinique is November-May, when the coastal day temperatures are in the 70s-80s F/23-32 C and nights are in the 60s-70s F/15-27 C. In the mountains, it’s always 10 degrees F/5 C cooler.

The main rainy season occurring in the autumn, when it can get a bit warmer and more humid. Showers can occur at other times of the year, but they are usually brief. Hurricanes are possible during these months.

Marinas

MARINA DU MARIN
Bd Allegre
97290 Le Marin
Martinique
Tel.: + 596 (0) 596 748 383
Fax: + 596 (0) 596 512 909
E-mail: corine.steph@marina-martinique.fr
Website: www.marina-martinique.fr

RODNEY BAY MARINA by IYG
Gros Islet Highway
rodney Bay
St. Lucia WI
Tel.: +1 785 452 0324
Fax: +1 758 458 0040
E-mail: RBM@igymarinas.com
Website: www.igy-rodneybay.com
OFFER: Traveling through Martinique with DYT this winter? Visit St. Lucia and get 3 FREE DOCKAGE DAYS AT RODNEY BAY MARINA. To make your reservation and redeem this offer, visit www.igymarinas.com or contact the marina directly.

YACHT SERVICES

Douglas Yacht Services
Bât 4 RDC, Port de Plaisance
97290 Le Marin, Martinique
Contact: Douglas Rapier
Mobile: +596 696 45 89 75
Office: +596 596 52 14 28
Fax: +596 596 52 07 36
E-mail: Douglas@yachtservices.fr

Airport

France has the best access to Martinique. Air France has daily flights between Paris and Martinique. It’s also easy to get to the island from the US.
Within the Caribbean several carriers fly between Martinique and Guadeloupe, St Martin and St Lucia.

In addition to ferry connections between Martinique, Guadeloupe, Dominica and St Lucia, Compagnie Générale Maritime has a weekly cargo/passenger boat to France. Cruise ships land at Pointe Simon in Fort-de-France.
Yachting is very popular in Martinique and there are numerous charter companies operating on the island.

Basic contact information for airports to get in Martinique:

MARTINIQUE
Country Code: + 596 ~
IDD Access Code: 00 ~
Time Zone: GMT – 4

MARTINIQUE-LAMENTIN AIRPORT (FDF)
Martinique Airport, Martinique, Aéroport Int´l De Fort de France, BP 279, 97285 Le Lamentin Cedex 2
Tel.: + 596 42.16.00, (Manager) + 596 42.18.88, (Public Relations) + 596 42.18.91
Fax: + 596 42.18.77
E-mail: ccim@cgit.com or cyrille@martinique.cci.fr

Additional Information

INBOUND CHECKLIST:

Meeting Point: 
Cul de Sac – Le Marin
Located at very south of the island.

Customs Agent:
Douglas Rapier, Marie-Eugenie Kieffer & Karen Salamon
Bat 4 RDC
Port de Plaisance
Le Marin 97290, Martinique
Tel: +596 596 53 76 06
Fax: +596 596 52 07 36
E-mail: douglas@yachtservices.frmarie-eugenie@douglasyachtservices.frkaren@douglasyachtservices.fr

IMPORTANT:
Make sure you contact our customs agent for proper protocol on customs guidelines, required paperwork and port access. Please be advised that independent customs fees may apply.

ATTENTION RIDERS:
US Ports – Final destination or in transit: Non-US or non-Canadian riders must have a US Visa BI-II. NO OTHER VISAS ARE ACCEPTED.

OUTBOUND CHECKLIST:

Meeting Point: 
Cul de Sac – Le Marin
Located at very south of the island.

Customs Agent:
Douglas Rapier, Marie-Eugenie Kieffer & Karen Salamon
Bat 4 RDC
Port de Plaisance
Le Marin 97290, Martinique
Tel: +596 596 53 76 06
Fax: +596 596 52 07 36
E-mail: douglas@yachtservices.fr / marie-eugenie@douglasyachtservices.frkaren@douglasyachtservices.fr

IMPORTANT:
Make sure you contact our customs agent for proper protocol on customs guidelines, required paperwork and port access. Please be advised that independent customs fees may apply.

Loading Onboard DYT Carrier:
Notify our Loading Master upon your arrival on Channel 17 and wait for instructions.

Once loaded, check in with DYT Rep and bring:

  • Original yacht registry
  • Keys of the yacht clearly marked
  • If approved, bring riders with prospective passports

ATTENTION RIDERS:
US Ports – Final destination or in transit: Non-US or non-Canadian riders must have a US Visa BI-II.
NO OTHER VISAS ARE ACCEPTED.

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