Denebola is a spacious and comfortable sailboat, it is the guarantee of a convivial day to live in private! Your captain is at your disposal to concoct a customized program tailored to your desires. Robert’s Bay has magnificent landscapes with 10 protected islets and exceptional white backgrounds.
Rendez-vous on the small beach of Pointe Fort at the caravan Dénébola. After a reminder of eco-actions your captain takes you by boat to the yacht. At 9.00, embarcation, safety instructions, we hoist the mainsail and cast off!
You have privatized Dénébola, the program is “à la carte” according to your desires and you choose between:
You prefer to relax in the warm waters of the white sands (fonds blanc), drinking your Planteur punch while lobsters cook on the barbecue.Or choose a pause at noon at the islet Madame.We decide the afternoon programme together, deciding what islets you would like to visit. Navigation under sail is for short periods and we stay in sheltered zones within the Bay of Robert.
Do you have yachtsmen in your group? The whole crew can then spend more time sailing. In this cas lunch is on board (no beach barbecue) and there are several possibilities :
Leave the Bay of Robert and sail on the Atlantic coast
The sea is rough, but you can set course to idyllic and unspoiled sites.—the Baie du Trésor, Baie du Galion, the islets of Le François. (It takes two hours to get there and one and a half hours to sail back.)
Stay in the Bay of Robert
You are sheltered from the open sea waves and sailing is calmer, allowing anchoring in more out-of-the-way places like Bay of Saint Pée, islet Petite Martinique and other islets.
Consult your crew to choose the best programme.
How pleasant it is to sail in silence, pushed only by the wind, comfortably seated in the spacious cockpit of Dénébola! The boat is ideal for sailing in complete safety. You are at the helm, watched by your skipper. Ready about! The boat lists slightly which is normal for a single hull. The Bay, although windy is protected from the swell, and we tack to go to isletMadame.
Day rental | 550€ (without meal)
This price includes:
– Private rental of the boat 8h30 to 16h30
– Professional skipper
– CLEMENT white rum and old rum;
– Fresh water
– Chatrou (see brochures describing the 80 species of marine life of Martinique.)
If you don’t bring your own picnic, Dénébola offers a 100% local menu, vegetarian accras and crudities. Hot main course gratin de légumes (local vegetables cooked with bread crumbs and grated cheese), rice, browned chicken marinated in old rum.
Drinks: Home-made Planteur punch, ti-punch, coco punch fruit juice, coffee, beer, flat and sparkling water. Snack: vanilla or cinnamon flavored biscuits.
Additional lunch option
Adult | 30€
Child (under 12) | 20€
Instead of chicken it is possible to order a barbecue option :
Grilled fish | 35€ per adult
Grilled lobster | 45€ per adult
Stand Up Paddle
Rent a stand up paddle and discover this new sensation of standing on the water. It is an activity accessible to all who can swim, it requires just a little balance.
10€ per group
Rent the snorkelling kit for a safe exploration. (Lycra long sleeve, snorkel mask and flippers, signal float, fish presentation pads)
10€ per person
The options are on reservation and can be paid on site
Equipped with fins; mask and snorkel you disembark by the quarterdeck and leave to explore the seabed. Your skipper will show you the way so that you will not miss anything, and will show you the different brochures on the marine life you will encounter. First you will discover the herbarium—the undersea prairies scattered with starfish, sea cucumbers and sea-urchins. If you are at ease in the water you can swim out to the coral reef—-patate de corail—-near to the islet. Although small it is home to a rich variety of fish, as well as corals, gorgons, sponges and anemones.
The Bay of Robert has numerous coral reefs which can be visited with fins. You can choose where to anchor (your skipper will advise you). You can come with your own kit or rent the exploration kit.
Rent a stand up paddle and discover this new sensation of standing on the water. It is a very fun activity that will delight young and old. You will have an unobstructed view of the landscape: do not deprive yourself! You can wander over the white backgrounds of Ilet Madame or along the mangrove Ilet Chancel. It is an activity accessible to all who can swim, it requires just a little balance.
The options are on reservation and can be paid on site
See you at 08:30 at the small beach just after the Yacht Club Felix Merine, Pointe Fort / Lynch, common Robert. Locate the meeting point .
Bring bath towel, sunglasses, sunscreen, cap, swimsuit, lycra, windbreaker and flip flops, camera. Also bring your fins, mask and snorkel if you have some.
– The chosen option for lunch
– The desired nautical options: “snorkelling” or “stand up paddle”
– The age of the children (for the size of the vests).
– A phone number on which we can reach you.
From Le Lamentin
On the RN1 direction Robert / Trinité, 1st exit at the roundabout of the shopping center GEANT Casino. At the Giant roundabout, take straight ahead. Next roundabout take the second exit.
From Le François
At the Robert 3 school roundabout, straight ahead, next roundabout straight, after Proxi store 1st on the right, along the seaside; at the gendarmerie on the left, next roundabout 2nd exit then next roundabout 1st exit.
You pass between a school and a pharmacy. Next roundabout, take the second exit. You leave a football field and basketball court on your right. Next intersection take straight ahead. Continue straight to the end of the path. At the last descent, you will have the yacht club on your right. Join us in front of the caravan Denebola near the small beach.
CAUTION traffic jam during the week
If you come from the south, avoid Ducos and Lamentin and go through Petit Bourg then direction François to join the D1 which leads you to Robert.
Délice on 06 96 170 700
Remember to test your mask and snorkel before getting away from the boat (this will give you time to change if necessary). The mask strap should not be too tight and should fit in the middle of the back of the skull. Remember to check that no hair is trapped in the mask for a better seal. In order to avoid fogging in the mask you can apply toothpaste or spit in the mask. If your snorkel fills with water you can either remove it from the mouth to empty it or blow very hard to evacuate the water.
The fins are used to advance faster without getting tired. It is therefore important to make the proper movement. To feel good, you have to lie down on the water and put yourself in tiptoe (as in classical dance). Then it’s a chisel movement that starts from the hip. A loose movement and not too fast not to run out of steam. (Avoid bending your knees too much, do not be too stiff either …) remember to sink your fins in the water so they are propellant and do not hit the surface of the water. There is no right foot or left foot. To make sure the fins are the right size, put your foot on the ground and lift only the heel. If the palm stays with your foot: it’s good!
The preservation of fauna and flora
When you are above the coral reef, remember to lie down. If one stands up the fins go to the bottom and may damage the coral and gorgonians who are very fragile. Build on your signal float to stabilize your surface and explore without having to swim. (It’s also a lot more relaxing) Avoid touching animals (especially lion fish and stone fish) and moving rocks. Avoid solar oil that is harmful to coral. Do not try to feed the animals.
For your safety we impose the use of a signal float. It is imperative to know how to swim. When you move outside the swimming area, be very attentive to the boats that can come dock on the pontoon.
For those who practice stand up paddling for the first time it is best to start on their knees. It is important to center your weight in the middle of the board. Once you feel ready you can stand up. It is possible to help the paddle to straighten up. (Lay the paddle on the stand up and hoist it with). Once you have a little speed you gain stability.
For your safety, wearing the vest is mandatory. Avoid moving in shallow areas or near boats. Indeed, if we are destabilized we must be able to dive into the water. For beginners do not practice on a windy area or with waves. Stay on a sheltered area of the wind. If you can not get up, return to a kneeling position. If you can not reach the boat, sit on the board and make big signs. We will pick you up with the annex.
Dénébola is the only Kaïdoz 31 on Martinique. It’s a modern yacht giving the sensation of smooth speed, with a fine-touch helm, a design worthy of a racing yacht, and comfort because of her big shady cockpit and cushioned seating.