Our home base was Sint Maarten this season, and as an example I can describe our last trip of the season, in April.
As one of the fastest Gunboats, we’re able to explore a bunch of spots around Sint Maarten, Anguilla, and St Barth over the course of a week. Having all this power and speed at your hands opens possibilities, and obviously it’s an exceptionally fun experience to sail this well!
The passage from Sint Maarten to Anguilla is a quick blast on GAIA. We sailed at around 9-11 knots conservatively and comfortably with just the staysail up to help the guests gain their sea legs. Anguilla’s white sand and clear waters are an absolute paradise, and guests were happy to have an evening to decompress, sprawl out and relax, have a sundowner, and embrace boat life at anchor. Anchoring overnight at Road Town did not require clearing in and set us up to make the most of the next morning exploring Crocus Bay, a gorgeous marine park for snorkeling. I couldn’t believe we were the only boat there since this was the most still, clear water I’ve seen in the Caribbean.