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