Island Windjammer Cruises

French West Indies

It starts with a sail in the shadow of the mighty Pitons. You will soon discover hidden islets, take hikes in the tropical rainforest, float down a lazy river, refresh yourself under the cascade of a thunderous waterfall, and see smoldering volcanos.

If you love nature, baguettes, and French wines, this is the adventure for you!

6 NIGHT FRENCH WEST INDIES CRUISE
Home port: Marigot Bay, St. Lucia
Visit a selection of:
Dominica | Guadeloupe | Iles des Saintes | Martinique
St. Lucia
 

12 NIGHT LEEWARD + FRENCH WEST INDIES CRUISE
Home port: Philipsburg, St. Maarten and Marigot Bay,
St. Lucia
Visit a selection of:
Anguilla | Antigua | Dominica | Guadeloupe
Iles des Saintes | Martinique | Montserrat | Nevis
St. Barths | St. Kitts | St. Lucia
12 NIGHT FRENCH WEST INDIES + WINDWARD CRUISE
Home port: Marigot Bay, St. Lucia
Visit a selection of:
Bequia | Carriacou | Dominica | Guadeloupe
Iles des Saintes | Martinique | Mayreau
St. Lucia | Tobago Cays | Union Island
French West Indies Cruise Destinations

Embark 2 PM | Disembark 10 AM

Dominica

You’ll love the nature when you visit Dominica. Take a short hike to majestic Trafalgar Falls, or how about a slow and easy ride down a mangrove-lined, lazy river? Visit the second largest boiling lake in the world, or watch women weave baskets at the Kalinago Culture Village. Top off your day with a romantic swim in Champagne Beach, where tiny bubbles escape from vents in the ocean floor and surround you.

Guadeloupe

Shaped like a butterfly, Guadeloupe’s wings flutter into your adventure loving heart. Beach lovers head east to Grand-Terre for miles of white sand and aqua shores. Hikers, history buffs and those looking to shop may prefer the west wing of Basse-Terre, with its winding trails, lush plant life and tempting boutiques. Snorkelers and Scuba Divers should check out tiny Pigeon Island, home to Jacque Cousteau’s underwater reserve.

Iles des Saintes

Picturesque and serene, Iles des Saintes is an island archipelago of French delights. Cruise around in a glass bottom kayak, grab a baguette and a bottle of wine and head to Pompierre Beach, or take a hike to Fort Napolean.

Martinique

Rhum, ruins and a smoldering volcano are only part of Martinique’s story. She’s as French as a croissant and as elegant as Coco Chanel. Her gorgeous beaches, fashionable shops, fabulous restaurants, and flora filled nature preserve make Martinique a sophisticated island, balanced with tropical chic.

St. Lucia

St. Lucia is romantic, a little wild and very seductive. Imagine an afternoon swim in the shadow of the majestic Pitons, or a drive to the top off a volcano, to watch it bubble and steam. Zip-line through the tree tops of the lush rainforest, mountain bike, sail, golf and dive. Eco-adventurers will have a thrill a minute; everyone else will just be thrilled!

Anguilla

Take a romantic stroll on your own private slice of brilliant white sand. Hunt for seashells, feel the breeze, and gaze at incredible horizons. Indulge in the delightfully delicious cuisine offered at casually sophisticated island restaurants. Late nights will find you enjoying the local music scene, as the rhythm of reggae and string quartets fill the night air. It’s everything you’ve heard, and more! Anguilla will be your paradise found.

Antigua

Pinkies up! You can trace Antigua’s English roots to Admiral Horatio Nelson and the Royal Navy, who took shelter in the picturesque harbors over 200 years ago. Today, Antigua is more than high tea and crumpets. From helicopter rides to romantic horseback riding, and a different beach for every day of the year, Antigua has it all.

Bequia

Bequia may be known for its boat building and seafaring heritage, but it’s the seafood pizza at Mac’s that shipmates can’t seem to forget. Be sure to visit the Old Hegg Turtle Sanctuary, but save some time for shopping at tiny boutiques filled with local art, scrimshaw and model boats. A sail, kayak or dive excursion from the white beaches of Bequia completes your visit.

Carriacou

Take a step back in time to the real Caribbean. Known for their boat building and seafaring skills, Carriacou locals can trace their ancestry to Africa and Scotland. Explore the old cemetery, and find centuries-old markers. Feast on fresh-caught lobster in season, or grab a snorkel and take a short swim to the coral reefs, which teem with colorful marine life.

Dominica

You’ll love the nature when you visit Dominica. Take a short hike to majestic Trafalgar Falls, or how about a slow and easy ride down a mangrove-lined, lazy river? Visit the second largest boiling lake in the world, or watch women weave baskets at the Kalinago Culture Village. Top off your day with a romantic swim in Champagne Beach, where tiny bubbles escape from vents in the ocean floor and surround you.

Guadeloupe

Shaped like a butterfly, Guadeloupe’s wings flutter into your adventure loving heart. Beach lovers head east to Grand-Terre for miles of white sand and aqua shores. Hikers, history buffs and those looking to shop may prefer the west wing of Basse-Terre, with its winding trails, lush plant life and tempting boutiques. Snorkelers and Scuba Divers should check out tiny Pigeon Island, home to Jacque Cousteau’s underwater reserve.

Iles des Saintes

Picturesque and serene, Iles des Saintes is an island archipelago of French delights. Cruise around in a glass bottom kayak, grab a baguette and a bottle of wine and head to Pompierre Beach, or take a hike to Fort Napolean.

Martinique

Rhum, ruins and a smoldering volcano are only part of Martinique’s story. She’s as French as a croissant and as elegant as Coco Chanel. Her gorgeous beaches, fashionable shops, fabulous restaurants, and flora filled nature preserve make Martinique a sophisticated island, balanced with tropical chic.

Mayreau

Take a hike through the village to the other side of Mayreau for a refreshing swim in gleaming Saltwhistle Bay, arguably the most beautiful bay in the Caribbean. Be sure to stop at the crest of the hill by the church for a majestic view of Tobago Cays, Canouan and Union Island. The highlight of any visit to Mayreau is the Cultural Walk, a progressive tour of local watering holes that offers an “intoxicating” taste of the local nightlife.

Montserrat

When the volcano erupted in 1997, the locals had already abandoned their homes and businesses in the capital of Plymouth. Nearly two thirds of the island is located in the Exclusion Zone. Tours are offered weather permitting and when the still active volcano is dormant. To the North, Montserrat’s beaches are a lovely shade of pearl grey that shimmers in the sunlight. Sport fishing, kayaking and snorkeling are popular activities.

Nevis

Halos of white puffy clouds floating high atop Nevis Peak remind us that we’re close to heaven on earth. Gingerbread-trimmed cottages and old plantations dot the countryside. Take a hike, play golf, or spend a decadent day doing nothing but sifting sand through your toes on a perfect beach. And don’t miss the Killer Bees at Sunshine’s!

St. Barths

Millionaires, rock stars and sailors like you eat cheeseburgers in paradise at Le Select, the inspiration for Jimmy Buffet’s song. Marvelous beaches, gastronomical delights, and bistros made for people watching and sipping fine French wines…it’s an ooh la-la kind of day, St. Bart’s style!

St. Kitts

Take in the view from Brimstone Hill, or wander off and enjoy high tea at a historic plantation. Go bird watching, monkey spotting or snorkeling. Check out Caribelle Batik, located in historic Romney Manor. Take home a beautiful island-inspired wall hanging, or clothing made by a local artisan.

St. Lucia

St. Lucia is romantic, a little wild and very seductive. Imagine an afternoon swim in the shadow of the majestic Pitons, or a drive to the top off a volcano, to watch it bubble and steam. Zip-line through the tree tops of the lush rainforest, mountain bike, sail, golf and dive. Eco-adventurers will have a thrill a minute; everyone else will just be thrilled!

Tobago Cays

Why settle for one perfect uninhabited islet when you can have many? Tobago Cays are what tropical dreams are made of: stretches of unspoiled beaches, water as clear as glass, and “t-shirt trees” that beg you to bring unique home colorful souvenirs. You'll be counting the days until you can return!

Union Island

Volcanic Union Island, the southernmost island of St Vincent and the Grenadines, is sometimes called the Tahiti of the West Indies. Laze away the day on Chatham Bay, said to be the most beautiful beach in the Grenadines. Find your smile on tiny Happy Island, built from conch shells. Happy Island’s bar is a popular spot for cold ones and “limin’” – island speak for hanging out.

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