A picture-perfect paradise for sailors at any level.
Antigua is part of the Leeward Island Group, aptly named after the easterly winds that prevail in the region. Antigua is an enchanting tropical with immaculate sandy beaches, clear blue waters and luxurious resorts, not to mention world-class restaurants and celebrated sporting events, all of which make it an attraction for the rich and famous.
Its location north of Barbados and east of the Virgin Islands makes Antigua the perfect place to start exploring the amazing Leeward Islands. Antigua’s breath-taking landscapes, unique and vibrant island culture, quaint port towns and fishing villages, scores of beautiful beaches and the unbroken coral reef wall that provides protection make it a perfect destination for every kind of traveler.
Other prominent towns of Antigua are Liberta, called “The Village of Liberty” for being the initial settlement of freed slaves and All Saints, where you can visit the remnants of a 350 year-old sugar cane plantation.
The reminders of Antigua’s rich history of seafaring is to be found all over the island. English Harbour, lying in the south eastern part of the island is a perfect example. A Royal Navy harbour and base dating back to the 18th Century gives the town its name. Here, you will find Nelson’s Dockyard, completely restored to its condition in the colonial period, when it was under the command of the famous Admiral Horatio Nelson.
Antigua Sailing Week is a world-class regatta that is organized each year between the end of April and attracts world-famous boats and sailors.
The Antigua Yacht Show brings yachting enthusiasts and visitors from all over the world to the island, to enjoy the sunshine, bathe in the turquoise waters and relax on the sandy beaches while they admire the beautiful yachts that are showcased here.Itineraries
The Bahamas are everyone’s idea of the perfect tropical paradise, with blue waters, fine beaches and amazing islands with an adventurous past that dates back to the discovery of the “New World” by Columbus. All this makes the Bahamas the perfect choice for a yacht charter holiday.
Only two hours from NY and one from Florida, the Bahamas hold an abundance of natural, historical and culinary delights, each island offering its unique personality, making the possibilities infinite when hopping from one island to the other.
All the islands are low and flat, with ridges that usually rise no more than 15 to 20 m (49 to 66 ft). The highest point in the country is Mount Alvernia, or Como Hill, which has an altitude of 63 meters (210 ft). To the southeast, the Turks and Caicos Islands, and three more extensive submarine features called Mouchoir Bank, Silver Bank, and Navidad Bank, are geographically a continuation of the Bahamas, but not part of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas.
If you choose to start your Bahamas yacht charter itinerary in Marsh Harbour of the Abaco Islands, you have a number of beautiful, sandy cays ahead of you: Treasure Cay, Man-O-War Cay, Green Turtle Cay and Fowl Cay, where you can enjoy swimming, snorkeling and water sports. The Pelican Cays National Park is worth exploring with its one of a kind marine life. Don’t miss the famous landmark red and white striped lighthouse of Hope town in passing.
The capital town of Grand Bahama is a buzzing town that offers something for everyone, from modern shopping malls and lively nightclubs to pristine beaches and exclusive golf resorts. The underwater caves of Lucayan National Park are worth exploring as well as the lush Botanical Garden of the Groves.