The island of Saint Barthelemy is 6,500 km away from Paris, but it’s still embodying its spirit in each and every part of life and culture. From the traditional French cuisine and its dedication to natural beauty to the numerous galleries and duty-free shops of world-renowned brands, the island proudly stays true to its values. Preservation of its natural beauty and the safety of residents is the number one priority on St. Barts and that is one of the reasons why celebrities pick this island for their summer getaways. It doesn’t hurt that the weather averages 80°F with its sunny beaches and water as blue as the sky above which makes this destination the perfect place for a St. Barts boat rental
Due to the methods of marine life protection, deep sea fishing is the only kind of fishing that’s allowed here. That doesn’t mean it’s bad, quite the opposite! In the sea surrounding the island, big catches are frequent here with some of the world’s best anglers coming out to give it their all. With a little luck and an experienced captain to guide you, you might actually catch something huge! All the year round, you can fish for tuna and barracuda, and from December to April, bull-nosed dolphins are active so you can watch them in wonder from the boat. From May to September you can measure your strength with a marlin. So, whichever time you pick, it’ll be good for deep sea fishing with your St. Barts boat rental!
The only remnants of Swedish colonization are the very name of the capital and the island's coat of arms. However, the language, cuisine, culture, and temperament is French, but with the charms of the Caribbean. The architecture itself can show you that all you need is to dock up anywhere in the port of Gustavia, and admire the landscape. Thanks to the city surrounding the port in a U-shape, you don’t need to go far to explore. But there’s a lot you could do, from visiting the fort Fort Gustave and enjoying the breathtaking view of the island, to a simple game of basketball with the island’s residents who you can take out on the boat the next day for a real inside look at the culture!
If you dislike crowds, you should go to either Colombier or Gouverneur Beach. Both of them are remote enough that an ordinary person isn’t likely to hike there and don’t worry, you shouldn’t hike either. With a St. Barts boat rental, you can go there via a private route and you’ll be able to enjoy the pure, white sand on the Governor’s Bay in the company of your crew. If you believe the legends, a pirate, Montbars the Exterminator hid his treasure in a cave that’s now named after him so you can dock up and go searching for his gold!
The local authorities are putting in a lot of effort into protecting marine life in the nature reserve which makes it the perfect spot to dock up in a secluded place and go swimming or snorkeling. Sea turtles frequent on the shores near the Colombier Beach and swimming with fishes takes on a completely new meaning when you notice the sheer quantity of fish that call this paradise home. From here you can head out with your St. Barts boat rental to Marigot Beach and admire all of the flora and fauna that’s flourishing here.