This edition is Part I of The Island Hopping Digital Guide to the Leeward Islands and covers Saint Martin and Sint Maarten.
The Island Hopping Digital Guides are the digital versions of the world-famous cruising guides written by Stephen J. Pavlidis. Over the past 20 years, Stephen J. Pavlidis has written more than 10 excellent cruising guides covering all of the waters from south Florida to the islands of Trinidad and Tobago and everything in between.
Each cruising guide contains many color charts, photos and loads of current local knowledge making this a must-have guide for yachts planning to cruise the Leeward Islands. With full-color aerial harbor photos and full-color sketch charts, it contains extremely accurate hydrographic data based on personally conducted independent surveys by the author. This guide also includes extensive navigational instructions, GPS waypoints, approaches and routes, anchorages, services, dive sites, history, basic information for cruising in the Leeward Islands, specific info for cruising around Saint Martin and Sint Maarten, plus extensive appendices, contact information and more.
These cruising guides are not only essential for navigation and piloting while cruising , but also for use at anchor or dockside because of the valuable shoreside information they contain. The digital versions also have the added convenience of live links for email and websites to the many services and marinas found throughout the region. In addition, they also make excellent planning tools for future adventures.
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Table of ContentsTable of Contents The Basics Anchoring Caribbean Etiquette Chartering Currency Customs and Immigration Electricity Ferries Holidays Hurricane Holes Phones Emergency Numbers Rastafarians Rum Safety and Security Boat Boys Sailing the Leeward Islands Tides and Currents Time Weather Using the Charts List of Charts The Anegada Passage Anguilla A Brief History of Anguilla Customs and Immigration Mead's Bay to Cove Bay Sandy Island Road Bay and Sandy Ground Crocus Bay The Valley Discovering Shoal Bay Village Dog Island Prickly Pear Cays St. Martin/Sint Maarten A Brief History of St. Martin Customs and Immigration The French Side-St. Martin Baie de Friars Grand Case Anse Marcel, Radisson Marina Marigot Îlet Tintamarre Baie Orientale and Îlet Pinel The Dutch Side-Sint Maarten Simpson Baai Grand Étang de Simpson Baai Groot Baai, Philipsburg Oyster Pond Driving Around St. Martin St. Barthélémy A Brief History of St. Barts Customs and Immigration Île Fourchue Anse du Colombier Corossol Gustavia Baie St. Jean Anse du Governeur Anse du Marigot Hurricane Season References Appendices Appendix A: Navigational Lights Appendix B: Marinas Appendix C-1: Services-Anguilla Appendix C-2: Services-St. Barths Appendix C-3: Services-St. Martin Appendix D: Waypoints Appendix E: Metric Conversion Table Appendix F: Quick French Appendix G: Distances Between Ports Appendix H: National Flags About the Author