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Not a lot of people visit the island of Saba, and when they do it’s usually via a short flight from St. Maarten. Sailors usually pass by Saba due to the fact it doesn’t have a protected harbor. Though this makes sailing here a little more tricky, it’s not impossible.

Here is a great video from the Distant Shores sailing website describing how to make the passage from St. Maarten/St. Martin. They go into detail on where to pick up a mooring ball, and how you have to climb the 800 steps up the cliff side to reach the charming village called the Bottom.

It might not be the easiest island to visit, but its natural beauty and friendly people (not to mention the lack of tourists) make this Caribbean gem a hidden treasure.

Sailing Into Saba

Have you sailed into Saba? What was your experience like?

This island has been calling me for a long time and hopefully 2015 is the year when these pirate feet wash ashore on this magical rock.

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