There were NO government fees for three weeks of cruising in Martinique.
The island of Martinique is an overseas department of France. This
hilly island is largely of volcanic origin. About 18% of the island
is cultivable. Fruits, sugarcane, vanilla, and tobacco are the island's
principal agricultural products. Refined petroleum products, rum,
sugar, cement, and processed food are major manufactures. Tourism
is important to the economy; the majority of tourists are from France.
Best Experience: Provisioning with yummy french food & wine! Worst Experience: Dealing with Dockwise Yacht Transport.
Area: 425 sq mi (1102 sq km). Population: 363,031 (in 1990). Capital: Fort-de-France (pop. 101,540), it is also the main
seaport. Language: French, many locals use a Creole dialect. Currency: Euro (the French Franc is still accepted).