Sailing in the Caribbean in February/March 2022

18 November 2021

Sailing in the West Indies (Caribbean) with More Sailing

Sailing in the Caribbean has not been so possible during the winter of 2020/2021 due to the pandemic, which limited travel to an almost non-existent degree. Thanks to vaccination and thus lowered travel restrictions, in the second half of 2021 we have seen a huge increase in travel. Not least for our Caribbean sailing trips in the Caribbean. At the time of writing, all our trips for 2021 have been fully booked. You now have the last chance to tie your place on one of our boats sailing in the West Indies in February and March 2022, as shown below.

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Contact Patrik Axhall on phone 031 - 30 96 300 or email He will help you to answer any questions, but also to customize the trip for you and your company. In the following text, we will present information on sailing in the Caribbean, which we hope you will find useful.

Sailing in the Caribbean - how does it work?

During a sailing trip on our boats in the Caribbean, you will experience sailing at its best, without any worries. On board the boat, you're in safe hands with the crew. They'll cook, guide you to hidden paradise coves, recommend restaurants and sail the boat while you just enjoy yourself. You'll have breakfast and lunch on the boat while dinner is served in a restaurant. There are no musts on the sailboat, for your part just relax and go along, but of course you can participate in the sailing as much as you want. The combination of being taken care of by the crew while visiting new destinations every day makes this a vacation you won't soon forget.

Declaring entry to St Lucia

At some point during the flight from London to St. Lucia, you will be given a piece of paper where you will need to declare your entry into St. Lucia later in the flight. Please read this paper thoroughly and fill in your personal details, as well as where you will be during your stay while visiting the island. Please write Rodney Bay when asked for this information and that as soon as you land you will be transported and stay on board a sailboat. Do not forget to fill in the name of the boat for that matter. This is extremely important to be able to sail in the Caribbean safely and without unnecessary worries.

The Caribbean sailing adventure starts in Rodney Bay

When you land in St. Lucia on Saturday afternoon, you will be greeted by your personal driver who will be waiting for you. The transfer from the airport takes approximately one hour and thirty minutes. It goes to Rodney Bay Marina where the boat and crew are finally waiting. Afterwards, when you finally arrive at Rodney Bay and get settled on the boat, the sun has already set and it will be quite dark outside. So you spend the first evening in the marina. You (finally) set off on Sunday morning as soon as everyone on board has finished breakfast. The sailing adventure in the Caribbean can officially begin.


Do you need to be vaccinated before sailing in the Caribbean?

The current recommendations for sailing in the Caribbean for less than three weeks are as follows:

  • Updated basic protection (tetanus, diphtheria)
  • Possible Cholera protection
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Covid 19

However, you need to complete the vaccination no later than one month before your departure. Please carry your yellow vaccination book with you if you have one next time you need to be vaccinated.

Any allergies

If you have any allergies or special dietary requirements, it is important that you let us know well in advance of your trip. If you do so afterwards and while we are sailing, it will be difficult to meet your requirements in a good way. Please make sure to inform us of this well in advance so that we can ensure that your experience of sailing in the Caribbean is as good as possible.

You cannot sail in the Caribbean without a valid passport

Important to emphasize is the fact that you must also have a passport that is valid for 6 months from the date of departure. While you are sailing in the Caribbean and enjoying life, your skipper will need access to your passport. This is to eventually be able to clear in and out between the nations you are traveling between.

What travel insurance applies when sailing in the Caribbean?

Make sure you have good travel insurance or check with your home insurance. It is also possible to take out travel insurance and cancellation insurance through More Sailing. For more information about this, please contact us.


The opportunity to sail in the Caribbean and live on board the boat

The feeling of sailing in the Caribbean is indescribable. But living on board the boat itself is actually not that different from living at home. The main difference, however, is that while sailing you will experience limited access to water and electricity on board. Within the Caribbean itself, there are few marinas and the most common way so far is to dock at a buoy. You can then possibly take the dinghy ashore as soon as everyone on board is ready to do so.

The sailing itself may initially be unusual for some on board as you have to remember to be economical with water and possibly take short showers. For the most part, you can charge cell phones and cameras on board the boat while sailing. However, you can only use 220V sockets when you are moored in the marina and when you are stationary and can thus have the generator running. While sailing in the Caribbean, however, you only have access to 12V sockets and nothing else.

Usually there are ten guests and two staff members on the boat today. The guests sleep during the sailing time distributed two and two in the five cabins on board. The skipper and the hostess sleep in the skipper's cabin and in the saloon. Note that there are also three toilets with showers on the boat.

We hope that the information was useful, but if you still have any questions, you are welcome to contact us. We at More Sailing are on a mission to offer you sailing memories for life!