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.
Being the capital city, about 70% of the population of the Bahamas live in Nassau, which makes the city vibrant, cosmopolitan and exhilarating. The island is known internationally for its luxury resorts, restaurants and casinos. All in all, Nassau is everyone’s dream location.
As you sail to the heart of the Bahamas, you can discover more beautiful islands like Exumas , Eleuthera and the Long Islands. All of these islands share the common aspects of the Bahamas: Breath taking views, great beaches and an abundance of marine flora and fauna.
You can paddle with the friendly pigs that make the uninhabited island of Big Major’s Cay, swim with dolphins, eagle rays, sea turtles and docile reef sharks in the Abacos, Pelican Cays Land and Sea Park which is also home to some stunning underwater caves, and Andros Barrier Reef, which is the third longest reef in the world as well as the world’s third largest living organism. You can dive or snorkel in the famous underwater cave system of Thunderball Grotto. You can enjoy the wonderful white sand beaches of Treasure Cay of wonder at the incredible pink beaches of Harbour Island.
Located in the north part of the Bahamas National Trust Land and Sea Park, Shroud Cay’s swirling currents create a phenomenon called the “washing machine.” You can jump into it and let yourself be swept by the turquoise waters.
For a more luxurious experience, head to the Atlantis Resort in Nassau, where you can enjoy all of the natural beauty of the Bahamas as well as great bars and restaurants and a world class casino.
The gentle winds and stable temperatures make the Bahamas one of the best places in the world for sailing. There is a great variety of yachts to charter in the area and many itineraries to choose from.Itineraries
The British Virgin Islands, commonly abbreviated BVI, are one of the Caribbean's most sought after yacht charter destinations. With regular winds, pristine beaches, stunning islands, lavish lodgings, beach parties and an appeal that impeccably fits the serenity of cruising, the BVI are truly a sailor's paradise. Whatever your charter preferences are, be it a luxury motor yacht, a bare sailing yacht or a catamaran with crew, the BVI are the top destination to find it.
Throughout the BVI you’ll find sheltered harbors, sun-soaked beaches, pirate bars and jaw-dropping shipwrecks. Give island life a go, and you won't want to leave. Relax and bask in the spectacular scenery; taste the French-Caribbean fusion cuisine; and explore the tiny villages scattered along the shores of the Sir Francis Drake Channel.
Being the biggest and most populous island in the BVI group, Tortola is subsequently the usual beginning point for yacht charters. You can reach Road Town by ferry from the US Virgin Islands or by land from the Beef Island Airport.
Beside Road Town, the other fundamental port on Tortola is Soper's Hole, a decidedly colonial port city overflowing with charm and a vibrant atmosphere as well as being home to great marinas.
There are a number of beautiful beaches on Tortola, especially on the north coast of the island where you will find tranquil coves lined with perfect white sands. The most celebrated are Cane Garden Bay and Trunk Bay Beach.
Jost Van Dyke is a casual island known around the world for its easygoing way of life, sheltered anchorages, great bars and restaurants, white sand beaches and delicious seafood, especially lobsters. Most celebrated are the Soggy Dollar Bar, known as one of the best beach bars on the globe, and Foxy's famous for its wild beach parties.
Anegada is a coral island only 8 meters above sea level, and the second largest island in the BVI group. The island is a hotspot for divers due to the great number of shipwrecks found on the reefs surrounding the island. The wildlife on the island is also greatly varied and abundant, and you can see pelicans, flamingos, sea turtles and the endangered Anegada iguana.
The island is also famous for its pristine beaches with laid back bars and barbeques, especially the famous lobster roasts.
Third in line among the largest islands in the group is Virgin Gorda. The island is most famous for "The Baths", a formation of monolithic granite boulders that line the beach, with waterways among them and a system of caves that open to the ocean.
You can snorkel or swim in the turquoise waters or pamper yourself with the amenities of the Virgin Gorda Yacht Harbour, a luxury resort on the island.
The sub-tropical climate of the BVI is perfect for sailing, yachting and watersports alike. The skies are clear for the majority of the year, the regular easterly trade winds blow between 15-25 knots and the temperatures range between 25-29 °C during the day and 18-23 °C at night.
The cuisine of the BVI is fresh, local and delicious, with strong influences from West Africa, Europe and the Americas. The seafood is legendary in the BVI, especially the world famous lobster is to be tried.
There are world famous establishments such as the Soggy Dollar Bar, Foxy's, Willy T's, Scrub Island Resort and Saba Rock, which offer great ambiance, incredible cocktails and fine island cuisine. Anegada is famous worldwide for its lobster festival in November.Itineraries
Located in the convergence point of the Caribbean, the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico, Cuba lies only 85 NM south of Florida in the Northern Caribbean. The island is lined with white sand beaches, palm groves and clear blue waters.
The length of the island is 1250 kilometers and the warm and friendly population number about 11 million. In spite of its differences with the US, Cuba offers great yacht charters as well as wonderful music, and the best rum and cigars in the world.
The local climate is tropical, though moderated by trade winds. In general (with local variations), there is a drier season from November to April, and a rainier season from May to October. The average temperature is 21 °C in January and 27 °C in July. Cuba lies in the path of hurricanes, and these destructive storms are most common in September and October.
As Cuba relaxes its tourism policies and opens up to the world, the yacht charter options are becoming wider and many more yachts are becoming available on the island. Now, there is a variety of charter opportunities, both crewed and bareboat, to choose from.
Now you have the option of chartering a luxury motor yacht in Cuba, with a well trained and friendly crew. Your crew will serve you wonderful food and cocktails while you admire the beautiful surroundings. Your skipper will take you to the best anchorages, show you the best swimming and snorkeling spots, and should you wish to spend time on shore, will point out the destinations that fit your interests.
Cuba is also a wonderful destination for bareboat yacht charters. It is a delight and adventure to explore the mangrove forests, sandy beaches, canals and secluded coves where you can dip in the wonderful warm waters.Itineraries
Grenada is an island nation that incorporates Carriacou and Petite Martinique. Located in the southwestern part of the Windward Islands, Grenada is a beautiful island with great beaches and lush vegetation, and is a great alternative destination in the yacht charter paradise called the Caribbean..
The average temperature sits at a wonderful 25 °C and the gentle trade winds add to the pleasantness of the island. Historically Grenada was a plantation of Nutmeg and Cinnamon, and the scent of these spices remain in the air. The capital city of St. George is where most of the genuinely friendly population of the island live. The city is built around a crescent-shaped harbour and is surrounded by a volcano crater. With its wealth of history and culture as well as natural beauty, St. Georhe is a popular tourist destination.
The island of Grenadais surrounded by numerous historical shipwrecks that lie around the coastline at various depths. Bianca C, the largest shipwreck in the Caribbean is among the main attractions for divers in Grenada, as well as an underwater volcano and coral reefs full of rich marine life. Grenada Molinière Underwater Sclulpture Park is another interesting destination for divers. The underwater collection of sculptures created by sculptor Jason Taylor lie in the midst of the surrounding marine life, ready to be explored by diving and art enthusiasts.
In spite of the fact that polo and racing are not a part of the sports scene in Grenada, there is a lot to make up for it. The island has a great golf course overlooking the Atlantic and the Caribbean. The national sport of the island is cricket, and there is a new National Stadium that is gaining popularity as a venue.
The Creole style marina located in Port Louis, an incredible seaside resort and club is home to the Grenada Sailing Festival that is held at the end of January is a 4 day event of international yacht racing and a 2 day Work Boat Regatta that attracts sailing aficionados from all over the globe.