Welcome to Gustavia

Top experiences in Gustavia

Amazing hotels and hostels

We've pre-picked the best hotels, hostels and bed and breakfasts to make your stay as enjoyable as possible.

Gustavia activities

$100 Transfers & Ground Transport

St Barts Ferry Roundtrip Transfer from St Maarten with Shuttle

St Barts is known as the Jewel of the Caribbean and you'll find out why when you sail there from St Maarten. You'll have free time to explore St Barts independently, take a guided tour, go shopping or just relax on one of the island's pristine beaches. St Barts is just a 45-minute sail from St Maarten's Pelican Marina. Departing Simpson Bay, you'll arrive in Gustavia Harbor, the hub of activity in St Barts. Sidewalk cafes offer crepes and croissants for breakfast, car rentals meet the boat, the taxi stand is a few feet away, and boutiques are open for business. The exceptional island of St Barts has white sandy beaches, great snorkeling locations, great restaurants and a unique shell museum. It's a day guaranteed to entertain, crammed with sights and delights! Enjoy lunch at a local burger shack, or go for fine dining at one of the exclusive beachside hotels. Many of the shops in Gustavia may close over the lunchtime period, so it's recommended to go shopping in the morning. Taxi island tours cost around US$12 per person, or privately for around US$50 for two. Check-in for the boat is at 3:45pm for the 4:00pm departure. Arrive back to Pelican Marina at approximately 4:45pm.There is a free shuttle to Pelican Marina, Tuesday through Friday only, from the following hotels: CaravanseraiSonesta MahoRoyal Islander / La TerasseTowersSapphireBellairDivi Little Bay

$139 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

St Maarten Sailing and Snorkeling to St Barts

Spend a fantastic day out on the Caribbean Sea with a sailing journey from St. Maarten to St. Barthelemy, commonly known as St. Barts. After hotel pickup in Philipsburg, you're transferred to Dock Maarten. Here, meet your captain and attentive crew aboard a spacious, fast, and comfortable catamaran. There will be three stops on this full-day tour, starting with the French nature reserve of Île Fourchue, located about an hour away. Have time for snacks, a swim, and a glass of Champagne or mimosa from the open bar. Make a second stop at the island capital of Gustavia for browsing, shopping, visiting the17th-century fort, entering the museum, or simply admiring the mega yachts in the harbor. Next, your captain will dock in Colombier, where you can snorkel, swim with sea turtles, and lounge in the sun.After lunch is served, you'll sail back to Philipsburg, heading downwind while the catamaran surfs the waves. Banana cake, Champagne and grapes top off a spectacular day, ending with hotel drop-off.

$1399 Cultural & Theme Tours

St Barth's Day Charter

We depart our marina in Cole Bay by 9:30 a.m. and then cruise over to St Barths. After a brief check in with immigration, you're free to explore as you will. For the nature lovers, there are several beautiful locations to explore. Fourchue Island offers some great snorkeling (dependant on sea conditions), Columbier beach and St Jean Bay also offer some great snorkeling and beach time. Eden Rock is not to be missed. For purveyors of fine goods and cuisine, there's nothing better than a wander around Gustavia. We can arrange a brief land tour while you're on St Barths. You can tell us what your heart desires and we can make it come true (Well, within reason of course!).

$630 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

4-Day Private Sailing Charter: St. Martin, St. Barth's, Anguilla

ItineraryDay 1: Arrive and explore the quaint town of marigotStop At: Grand Case Beach, Grand Case, Saint-Martin, St Martin / St MaartenYour boat serenely waits for your arrival in the French side capital of St. Martin – Marigot. After getting settled in on your sailboat, Oryxx your Caribbean sailing party can wander the delightful streets of Marigot. Marigot is a quaint town dotted with multiple shopping boutiques and delicious French cuisine. Explore the 18th century Fort Louis which is situated on top of a hill in Marigot with views stretching as far as Anguilla island. Cruise up the coast to Grand Case, a beautiful blue bay with a perfect beach and some of the best restaurants in the Caribbean. Creole Rock is also located nearby for some of the best snorkeling in St. Martin.Duration: 16 hoursMeals included: • DinnerAccommodation included: Accommodations will be onboard your sailboat. 3 cabins, en-suite.Day 2: Your pick of snorkeling, paddleboarding, or kayaking in AnguillaStop At: Crocus Bay Beach, The Valley, AnguillaDay 2 of your Caribbean sailing vacation we’ll sail to the British island of Anguilla and the stunning Crocus Bay. You and your group can enjoy snorkeling and cliff jumping in this pristine spot or a casual paddleboard or kayak through the blue waters. We provide snorkel gear, kayaks, and paddleboards so you have quick and easy access to immediately start enjoying the Caribbean Sea!After a short dinghy ride, you’ll arrive at the solitary Sandy Island for the quintessential Caribbean experience. Another short ride away offers Shoal Bay, the world famous white sand beach that has been listed as a “Top 5 Beaches in The World” numerous times. This beach will have you feeling relaxed and in vacation mode in no time! Nearby, the town of Sandy Ground has many great beachside restaurants and casual Caribbean nightlife.Duration: 16 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • LunchNo accommodation included on this day.Day 3: Snorkel with turtles in St. BartsStop At: Shell Beach, Gustavia, St. BarthelemyFor the longest sail of the trip, we’ll leave early on Day 3 and arrive in Gustavia, St. Barts three hours later. The gorgeous French colonial town is the jewel of this part of the Caribbean with its red roof houses. With amazing restaurants and high-end duty-free shops, it has it all. You can explore the town or even jump on a scooter or ATV for a true island adventure. We’ll cruise the boat around to drop anchor at Anse de Colombier. This horseshoe-shaped bay provides you with one of the best snorkeling spots in St. Barts, which is full of turtles. Its steep hills which overlook the Caribbean Sea also host scenic hiking trails with views stretching all the way to Ile Fourche island.Duration: 16 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • DinnerNo accommodation included on this day.Day 4: Enjoy local cuisine and the pristine waters in Orient BayStop At: Orient Bay Beach, Orient Bay, Saint-Martin, St Martin / St MaartenA couple hour sail brings us back to St. Martin. We’ll anchor in the windward side off Orient Bay. This 2-mile long white velvet beach hosts multiple beach clubs, watersports, kiteboarding, jet skiing, and more. Pop into the open-air eateries located near Orient for some delicious French cuisine. Located in the heart of the marine park nearby you can visit the little sandy island of Pinel, an alternate option for a day on the beach and a perfect lunch. Another great place to snorkel, Pinel offers a variety of marine life in the area, and this protected bay is great for kayaks and paddleboards! This little island is a local favorite and one of St. Martin’s best kept secrets.Duration: 20 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.

$1150 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Private Charter from St Martin to St Barth

You choose the time of departure between 8am and 10pm. Once you are aboard, it will take 50 minutes to reach St Barth. You can tell the captain what you want to do, and he will make the best itinerary for you. Included in the trip are gas, the captain, a full open bar, snacks and snorkeling gear. Please note that St Barth taxes ($15 per person) and lunch are not included.Some of the highlights of St Barth are shopping in Gustavia, watching the mega yachts at the dock and visiting Eden Rock. Several beaches can be accessed including Lorient, St Jean and the famous Nikki Beach. You can also snorkel at Colombier or Fourchue Island.Visiting St Barth by boat - it is the best experience, from beach to beach you will see the best of the island.

$1650 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Power Boat To St Barths

Meet at cruise pier by information desk. We escort you to your awaiting captain and boat. Enjoy a hi speed 35min to St Barths aboard our well appointed power boats. Meet & Pickup directly at cruise pier for your convinience. Enjoy shopping time in Gustavia or head to one of their famous beaches or do both... Keep your eyes open as you never know who you will see walking next to you while strolling in town or who is swimming next to you at the beach. Celebrities frequent this island year round. Come enjoy the lifestyles of the rich and famous! See you soon

Gustavia in detail