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Set sail this winter on an island-hopping Caribbean adventure, where the cool trade winds blow, the deep blue lagoons beckon and the mountain peaks soar out of the ocean.

Yacht charter in the Caribbean: Your ultimate Caribbean holiday

 

Exotic cuisine, cool reggae beats and the feel of soft sand between your toes makes a private yacht charter in the Caribbean an experience to remember  The winter season begins in December with high season kicking off around Christmas and running through to March, but any time aboard a yacht in Caribbean waters is the ultimate holiday experience.

Yacht chartering in Antigua

Jolly Harbour, Antigua
Jolly Harbour, Antigua

Cast off at Jolly Harbour Marina where world-class diving and deep-sea fishing beckon on a yacht charter in Antigua, a sailing hub spared from the global effects of the coronavirus.

Things to do as a family in Antigua

Nelson's Dockyard, English Harbour, Antigua
Nelson's Dockyard, English Harbour, Antigua

Snorkel Cades Reef at Deep Bay before a visit to Nelson’s Dockyard, a heritage landmark set amongst a verdant national park. Catch the Antigua Yacht Charter Meeting hosted at English Harbour in December, then glimpse a radiant sunset at Shirley Heights Lookout.

Things to do as a couple in Antigua

Swimming with stingrays
Swimming with stingrays

Antigua’s warm transparent waters make it ideal for a long-awaited swim with stingray and dolphins. A Caribbean boat charter in humpback whale migration season from January through to April is not to be missed, topped off with cocktails on the aft deck at Carlisle Bay.

Which yachts are available for charter?

75.5m Oceanco WHEELS
75.5m Oceanco WHEELS

The iconic MALTESE FALCON makes the most of trade winds in a Caribbean sailing charter with indulgent spa facilities that compensate for any salty sea spray. Seven-decked motor yacht WHEELS offers a sun deck jacuzzi, crow’s nest observation lounge and lower deck cinema for entertainment.

Yacht chartering in St Barth

Anse des Flamands, St Barth
Anse des Flamands, St Barth

St Barth has long been acknowledged as the Caribbean’s French Riviera boasting yacht parties, indulgent spas and bijou boutiques even Bridget Bardot would be envious of.

Things to do as a family in St Barth

Heavenly St Barth
Heavenly St Barth

Settle in for the day on Salines Beach where golden sands kiss the edge of the mountainside rainforest and waves lap at your feet. For an indulgent child-friendly lunch nearby atmospheric restaurant Le Tamarin pairs foosball and ping pong with pan-fried foie gras.

Things to do as a couple in St Barth

Gustavia, St Barth
Gustavia, St Barth

Swing by Gustavia’s boho chic store Lolita Jaca for some exclusive silk beach attire. By night, dine out on fresh Creole seafood at waterfront eatery Maya’s Restaurant before catching a little Caribbean cabaret at carnival-inspired hot spot Le Ti St. Barth.

Yacht chartering in St Lucia

The famous Pitons, St Lucia
The famous Pitons, St Lucia

Powder-white sand beaches and decadent mud baths go hand-in-hand on this Caribbean getaway adored by the world’s elite, but it’s also a haven for fitness fanatics where mountaintop yoga, cycling excursions and boot camps led by former Olympians rule.

Things to do as a family in St Lucia

Lush tropical interior
Lush tropical interior

Take the kids on a morning hike to St Lucia’s famed volcanic Pitons and drink in the cool mountain air with sea views. The Tet Paul Scenic Trail dense with medicinal plants and soursop trees offers welcome respite from the hustle of St Lucia’s capital Castries.

Things to do as a couple in St Lucia

The beach at the base of the Pitons
The beach at the base of the Pitons

Pitch up at the foot of Petit Piton at the idyllic Sugar Beach where a sheer rock wall soars from the property’s doorstep to the mountain’s summit and spend some alone time at the hotel’s forest spa with treehouse treatment gazebos.

Yacht chartering in Sint Maarten

The sandstone cliffs enclosing Cupecoy Bay in far west Sint Maarten
The sandstone cliffs enclosing Cupecoy Bay in far west Sint Maarten

The underrated Dutch territory of Sint Maarten shares its island with better known French colony St Martin. But unlike its neighbour, it currently offers unrestricted cruising for yachts resulting in a dream charter like no other.

Things to do as a family in Sint Maarten

Quiet bays of turquoise blue
Quiet bays of turquoise blue

This diverse Caribbean jewel offers a spicy mix of blue lagoons and lush landscapes, but in winter head for the historic salt pans where large colonies of Black-necked Stilts can be spotted feeding on the 17th century rock walls.

Things to do as a couple in Sint Maarten

Looking across Sint Maarten's capital, Philipsburg
Looking across Sint Maarten's capital, Philipsburg

Meander down the cobblestone streets of Sint Maarten’s capital Philipsburg, with its vibrant bursts of colourful colonial-style architecture. Then sample the fine dining delights of Chef Dino Jagtiani’s nouveau Caribbean cooking at Temptation.

Yacht chartering in the Bahamas

Compass Cay, Bahamas
Compass Cay, Bahamas

Not to be confused with the white sands of the British Virgin Islands, the Bahamas’ shallow warm waters stretch across soft golden beaches inviting charter guests to bask in the glory of its year-round sunny climate and free-flowing mojitos.

Things to do as a family in the Bahamas

Sand bar in the Exumas
Sand bar in the Exumas

Explore the underwater cave system of Thunderball Grotto, picnic on roast conch on a mile-long sand bar, then take the plunge with swimming pigs on Big Major Cay, one of 365 uninhabited islands in the Exumas.

Things to do as a couple the Bahamas

The sport fishing is amazing
The sport fishing is amazing

Try your hand at flats fishing for translucent bonefish, it rivals most other angling opportunities, or get the adrenaline pumping reeling in a yellowfin tuna or blue marlin. Then wind down with a quick nine-holes at Nassau’s One&Only Ocean Club. 

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