Caribbean destinations such as the British Virgin Islands boast close-to-perfect sailing conditions; with crystal clear water, consistent trade winds from the north east at 10 to 25 knots, and more than enough islands to choose from; what destination could be more ideal for a yacht charter? If you choose to sail outside of hurricane season (June 1st – November 30th), the Caribbean climate should be well suited to you and your yacht, providing you with your perfect charter in an exceptional destination.
The sparkling, white sand beaches of the Caribbean archipelago are a real utopia. Each island is home to a unique stretch of powdery sand, with a distinct appeal. World famous beaches such as Grace Bay Beach, Providenciales and Shoal Bay East, Anguilla offer a variety of beach bars and quiet, secluded spots to laze under the shade of the palms. With so many hidden coves only accessible by boat, chartering a yacht is undeniably the best way to explore every enchanted corner of this Caribbean paradise.
Renting yourself a boat and bringing on board your snorkeling and diving gear will be an experience to remember! The Caribbean islands are home to countless breathtaking dive sites – notably the 90 sites in Bonaire National Marine Park, which boast magnificent corals and diverse ecosystems, home to turtles and thousands of species of fish. Snorkeling gear is often included in your yacht charter price, so try out something new and explore the magical marine life beneath the waves!
The Caribbean archipelago is too vast to narrow down into a check list of places to visit. With such a rich colonial history which has shaped the tradition and lifestyle of each island, you can drop anchor at any harbour and be sure to discover a completely new and exciting culture. From the famous Havana, home to countless museums and stories of Cuba’s revolutionary struggles to the lesser known Schottegat Harbour in Curaçao, where you can moor for a little adventure through the charming colourful streets of colonial Willemstad. There is no shortage of extraordinary places to visit, just hop back on your yacht and sail to another island to find a new adventure!
The British Virgin Islands are one of our favourite sailing spots! If you choose to opt for a yacht charter here, we can recommend several unmissable experiences:
1. The Baths: Moor your yacht just off the coast and come and explore these huge volcanic boulders, which are a popular attraction not just in the BVI, but for sailors and tourists throughout the Caribbean! This geological marvel, with its hidden rock pools scattered across the golden sandy beach creates a unique and dramatic landscape which is not to be missed.
2. Rhône: If you navigate in the direction of Salt Island, you will discover the remains of the RMS Rhône. In 1867, a hurricane caused the ship to crash off the coast of the island and sink, and now the remains have become a popular Caribbean wreck dive site, so make sure to pack your diving and snorkel equipment on board your yacht and set sail for this extraordinary attraction. (Note: Snorkel gear may be included in your charter price!)
The flavours of the Caribbean islands are diverse and never lacking in flavour! Moor your boat at the Harbour of Cienfuegos and sip on a ‘Cuba Libre’ cocktail, (the original rum and coke), or sample the traditional Cuban ‘Maduras’ (fried, sweet, island-grown plantain). Or venture to the Bahamas; a haven for sea food lovers, where you can taste the locally caught conch prepared in a variety of succulent dishes. The cuisine of the Caribbean archipelago encompasses distinct and exciting flavours with different traditions from island to island, so make the most of your yacht charter, and sail between these sublime hubs of culture!
The Caribbean Islands have more than 50 international airports between them, many of which also offer internal flights, so travelling to your yacht charter base will be easy.
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