The Leeward Islands
The Virgin Islands – US & British Virgin Islands
The Virgin Islands should be everyone’s choice for a first Caribbean yacht charter. It is without a doubt, the most popular cruising area in the world. St. Thomas and St. John in the U.S. Virgin islands, plus Tortola and the multitude of surrounding islands of the British Virgin Islands, are all within close proximity to one another. The variety of anchorages and the great number of diving and snorkeling sites can easily be incorporated into a one-week itinerary. Caribbean charters are everywhere but you have to choose well!
The visibility for snorkeling and diving is excellent. Water sports abound, including windsurfing water skiing, wake boarding, ski tubing, kite boarding, and more.
Please note that Jet skis and wet bikes are banned in BVI waters; likewise in National Parks areas in St. John.
Island tours are worth doing on Virgin Gorda, and a rather strenuous trail through the boulders at the Baths is a must. This can be done from the yacht or from land. Two thirds of St. John is National Park, with some of the prettiest beaches in the Caribbean. This is why caribbean yacht vacations are gaining more popularity now more than ever.
The VI are blessed with nearly perfect conditions for Caribbean yacht charters year round. During the winter months the prevailing wind is from the NE at 15-20 kts. The fabled “Christmas Winds” (December to March) can produce winds of 23-35kts. for several days at a time. Temperatures average 75-85 degrees year-round.
For more information of Virgin Islands visit our Virgin island yacht charter destination page.
With more anchorages than any other Caribbean island, and 365 beaches, it’s not surprising that Antigua gave birth to the yacht charter industry. Home of the now famous Antigua Race Week / Antigua Sailing week and Classic Yacht Regatta. Falmouth Harbour has excellent dockage facilities at the Antigua Yacht Club Marina, Falmouth Marina and Catamaran Club Marina. Nearby, the English Harbour Dockyard is steeped in history. There are fine marina facilities, good restaurants and it is within reach of lovely beaches and hiking trails – A superb destination for Caribbean yacht charters.
For more information of Antigua and Barbuda visit our Antigua & Barbuda charter yacht destinations page.
Sint Maarten/Saint Martin
This island half French, half Dutch, offers marinas for smaller yachts and mega yachts,. French St. Martin is famous for its restaurants and fabulous beaches – including clothing optional beaches and resorts. Marigot is the heart of the French side and has many wonderful boutiques, restaurants and cafes.
Dutch Sint Maarten has a long history of taxfree shopping with a multitude of shops catering for any needs.
As most of the Caribbean islands, St Martin has its own carnival well worth to participate in.
The Windward Islands
Dominica, Saint Lucia & Martinique
Dominica is a lush and beautiful island, often referred to as “The Nature Island of the Caribbean” and is clad in tropical rainforest, waterfalls, lakes and thermal hot springs. Yachts have excellent anchorage in Prince Rupert Bay and can from here easily explore the island.
Martinique, is an island of contrast. From high-altitude volcanic mountains with rain forests in the north to dramatic dry forests and savannas in the south. Exceptional flora and fauna above and below sea level yet being a major commercial center of the Caribbean.
Saint Lucia is another beautiful and lush island, perfect for Caribbean yacht charters with interesting history and iconic scenery listed by UNESCO. The hurricane hole of Marigot Bay has for centuries been a precious harbour for many yachtsmen and is neatly tucked in luscious greenery.
For more information visit our destination page for yacht charter in the Windward Islands and our Dominica, St Lucia & Martinique yacht charter destination page.
St Vincent & The Grenadines
There are over 30 beautiful islands in St Vincent and The Grenadines. The Grenadines are a sailing paradise, with exhilarating passages and wonderfully protected coral reefs and Islands which make for some of the world’s best diving and are prefect for Caribbean yacht charters.
Visit the St Vincent and The Grenadines destination page.
Caribbean cruising in style on a Motor Yacht with all the luxuries and professional crew who knows what port, marina or anchorage suits you and your party.
From The Bahamas to The Grenadines we have a wide range of charter yachts to offer.
Holiday bliss on a Caribbean operating sailing yacht. Combine adventure and luxury whilst exploring this exotic location. Whether you are looking for a mega super sailing yacht, classic or maybe a small intimate yacht perfect for a honeymoon charter we will help you find the right one for you.
If you would like to merge a yacht suited for shallow Caribbean waters with ample of interior and exterior space together with fantastic sailing a Sailing Catamaran is a perfect choice. Add a professional crew and your yachting adventure will be your best holiday ever.
Arrive in ports or anchorages with style and pizzazz onboard a Powered Catamaran.
Twin hulls optimises space at a relatively shorter overall length as well as opt for smooth and comfortable cruising, perfect for your Caribbean yacht charter.
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