Following early morning pickup at select North Island hotels in St Lucia, transfer to the IGY Rodney Bay Marina. If you're staying elsewhere, meet your tour group and guide at the Marina.
Climb aboard the Flying Ray, a motorized catamaran, with your passport in hand (you'll need that for shopping in Martinique). Bring along your own snorkel gear if you like; only snorkel masks will be provided.
Sit back and relax during the 1.5-hour sail to Martinique, which takes you across the St Lucia Channel. Watch for jumping dolphins and possibly surfacing whales as you cruise through the deep blue waters.
Make landing in Fort-de-France for a shopping extravaganza, perusing duty-free offerings like French luxury goods and jewelry along Rue Victor Hugo. Head to Le Grand Marché Couvert, a large bazaar featuring rows of spices, herbs and traditional Creole crafts. When your shopping bags are heavy and your wallet is light, take a stroll through gardens at La Savane to round out your 2-hour stay in town.
Back on board the boat, enjoy the scenery on the brief trip over to a serene bay. The cove of yellow sand lined with coconut palms is an excellent place for swimming and snorkeling. During your 3-hour stop there, choose to spend the time however you like. A barbecue lunch and open bar are provided on board the boat. Please see Itinerary section below for a sample menu.
Following lunch there will be a brief photo stop for a close-up look at the famed Diamond Rock before heading back across the channel. During the ride back to St Lucia, sip complimentary champagne and revel in the experience of being a true island-hopper. Your 10-hour adventure ends with your return to Rodney Bay Marina at approximately 5pm followed by drop-off at select North Island hotels.