Luxury Yacht Charter in Antigua & Barbuda
Aah! Antigua and Barbuda, they just sound exotic and the ideal locations to start a luxury yacht charter don’t they? With more anchorages than any other Caribbean island, and an amazing 365 beaches, (yes, one for every day of the year!) it’s not surprising that Antigua is one of the foremost Caribbean destinations for the world’s best and most exclusive charter yachts.
When you charter a luxury yacht for a vacation starting in Antigua and Barbuda, the beach is just the beginning, the Sister islands are very diverse and offer a large variety of activities. Antigua has a large international airport, the bustling capital city of St John’s has attractive water front shopping, a great museum and a beautiful cathedral.
The island has many large beautiful bays ringed by white sand beaches and great dive sites. English Harbour is a must for at least one night, the home of Admiral Nelson in 1784 and the only working Edwardian Dockyard still in existence and now listed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List. This small attractive town is full of restaurants, bars, internet cafes and has great night life, plus large marinas full of luxury charter yachts which make it their home for the winter season and beaches within walking distance or a short dinghy ride away.
While you are enjoying your Antigua yacht charter vacation sailing or motoring around the coast there are many off lying islands and it’s easy to find an idyllic bay all to yourself even in the height of the season.
Alternatively pull into Nonsuch Bay and Harmony Hall with restaurants, art galleries and cocktail bars. Whether you feel the need to relax, or maybe take part in something of a more sporting genre, the Green Island area offers plenty of opportunities for water skiing, wake boarding, kite surfing, paddle boarding and more in flat protected waters ideal for these sports.
If diving is your thing, Antigua and Barbuda is home to hundreds of great dive sites, including shipwrecks, so why not take the chance to do something completely different and arrange to have a dive club pick you up from your Charter Yacht and experience these underwater sights.
You can also take a scuba diving resort course and become a certified diver right from your Charter Yacht. It truly is a different way to enjoy your Antigua yacht charter vacation.
There are many other things you can enjoy from your yacht charter in Antigua, and sailing over to the sister island of Barbuda should not be missed. Just two to three hours sail from Antigua this low coral island offers powdery white sand beaches and drifts of pink shells. With only 1,500 inhabitants, mainly fishermen, Barbuda will give you that Dessert Island location you are looking for and has the tastiest lobster plucked straight from the sea.
Barbuda is home to one of the world’s largest Frigate Bird Sanctuaries and is a protected area, visited by anchoring the yacht somewhere along the 15 miles of pristine white sand beach with no habitation in site, guests then walk across the sand dune and board a small local boat with guide who will take you around to see the nesting sites with marvelous views of these large majestic birds in flight,
preening and nests full of baby birds. It’s an excursion you won’t soon forget.
If sailing regattas interest you, Antigua is home to the RORC 600 each February, Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta and Antigua Sailing Week, both of which take place in April.
Its easy to spend a full week cruising around Antigua and Barbuda with so many different anchorages and diverse landscapes, however from Antigua and Barbuda it is an easy day sail to Guadeloupe and on to Dominica going south or going north, Nevis, St Kitts and the French Island of St Barths, one of the most chic of the French speaking islands in the Caribbean chain, to continue your vacation in the Leeward Islands and the Windward Islands.
Top Antigua Anchorages and Their Features
What’s the best way to explore the many islands of Antigua and Barbuda? – Via an exciting Antigua yacht charter, of course.
Not only will you see gorgeous beaches (365 ! one for every day of the year) and natural wonders — Antigua also has beautiful anchorages.
Book the private excursion you’ve been dreaming of — hop from one island and enjoy attractions on and off the shores.
Book an Antigua yacht charter to experience the thrill of sailing the Carribean on a luxury motor yacht. Enjoy first-class accommodation and excellent services, served by a professional crew with local knowledge to show you the sights and the beauty of Antigua, Barbuda and the Leeward Islands.
We offer a great selection of sailing yachts perfect for a trip to the Caribbean most exclusive locations.
Our Antigua and Barbuda yacht charters are the best choice if you plan on having a trip on a luxury charter yacht. Check our yachts available for Antigua and Barbuda sailing adventures.
Ample of space on our sailing catamarans available for charter in Antigua, Barbuda and the Caribbean. Perfect for you family and friends whilst cruising the shores of Antigua and Barbuda. Contact us to book a luxury crewed catamaran charter for an exciting sailing adventure.
Nothing says smooth sailing in the Carribean like a crewed power catamaran charter. Built with twin hulls to focus buoyancy around the outside of the boat, enjoy superior stability. With plenty of interior and exterior space, a Luxury Antigua catamaran charter can be a family or group affair.
Ready to set sail?
Make the most out of your Antigua yacht charter with a full list of ports and anchorages. Decide beforehand where to drop anchor so you can create the best itinerary possible and experience what each area has to offer.
Knowing where to go will lead you to fantastic destinations.
When visiting this paradise for sailors, hire Antigua and Barbuda yacht charter with a local crew who can show you other destinations less explored. Your sailing adventure will be much more enjoyable and memorable.
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Climb aboard a luxury yacht and discover Antigua and Barbuda in the Caribbeans. Plan your ultimate yacht charter: whether you choose a motor yacht, sailing yacht, or catamaran, you will experience the best of Antigua and Barbuda. Enjoy the beautiful coasts, and the amazing 365 beaches the destination offers.
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English Harbour, Antigua – a natural harbour protected from the elements and used as a hurricane hole for hundreds of years. The harbour became a primary position as a naval base once the islands of Antigua & Barbuda became colonies of the British crown in 1632. The construction of a modern naval dockyard began in […]
Bright white sand beaches scattered with pink shells is the immediate impression you will get when you arrive to this coral reef island. Combine this with a relaxed atmosphere and sparse habitation it is the perfect island get away. The island is home to one of the world’s largest Frigate Bird Sanctuaries that is well […]
Our team at Nicholson Yacht Charter & Services provides captains, crew and their guest with a wide range of services. From Yacht Clearance inbound & outbound, including organizing unfortunate but necessary Civid tests, Crew and Guest visa waivers in Antigua, Reservations, Fuel, Meet & Greet, Transport, Provisioning, Local Produce, special events and much more. We […]
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Listed on the UNESCO’s World Heritage List, the Edwardian Dockyard once home of Admiral Nelson is today not only a working luxury marina and hurricane hole but also a hot spot of bars, restaurants, shops, cafes with relaxed Caribbean night life. A “must visit” during your Caribbean yacht charter. The Nicholson Yacht Charter office is […]
So you have an Antigua / Barbuda holiday planned and thinking that a day or two on a yacht would be an extra plus during your time on the islands. No need to hesitate contact us at Nicholson Charters to make your idea become reality. Set your own itinerary, explore the coastline and find your […]
The Leeward Island group is possibly ’the’ top yacht charter destination in the Caribbean. Each island has it’s own specific flair and are all individually top ranking cruising grounds for motor and sailing yachts alike. Virgin Islands, Anguilla, Guadeloupe, Montserrat, Antigua, Barbuda, St. Kitts, Nevis, St Maarten/St Martin, and St Barths have all a superb […]