Being an integrated part of French Republic, Martininque is considered as European as Paris politically, therefore European Union immigration rules apply. In short, EU citizens and citizens of many other industrialized nations can visit Martinique visa-free, others need a Schengen Visa. For more details, see European Union article.
However, if you are on a round the world trip on your own boat, and have an expired Schengen visa while in need of a valid visa for entry into Martinique, itâs reported that the customs officers donât care much about the situation and let you in â since you are supposed to leave the island in a short time.
From the surrounding islands, you can use these ferry companies:
Express des Iles (http://www.express-des-il...)
Brudey FrÃ¨res (http://www.brudey-freres.fr)
Cruise ships often visit "in season". Modest-sized ships can dock near downtown, and others moor in the Fort de France harbor, with passengers tendered to docks also close to downtown.