Caribbean Sailing Vacations

The best sailing vacation in the world awaits you in the Caribbean. My job as your charter broker is to assist you in finding the best well maintained, all-inclusive charter yachts that fits your needs and requirements. The yachts I recommend all include dedicated professional captains, gourmet chefs and crews to tend to your every wish.

Onboard a private charter yacht, guests set their own timetable and itinerary. Your yacht is equipped with a variety of exciting water sport toys to use, or you may want to just kick back and relax with a tropical drink in hand and let the world float by.

The warm climate and trade winds make sailing in the Caribbean the most relaxing and refreshing vacation of a lifetime. You will experience the breathtaking scenery of lush green islands rising out of crystal clear blue water. You’ll also see the miles of beautiful white sand beaches, all from the deck of your own private yacht. The Caribbean, from this unique perspective, will appeal to your every sense.

The Caribbean has something for everyone. People new to chartering will appreciate the smooth and protected waters of both the Virgin Islands and the Grenadines. More experienced sailors may choose the open sea passages of all the islands in between those areas.

The Caribbean Explained!

Starting at the northern end of the Caribbean Archipelago is the popular cruising grounds of the U.S. Virgin Islands consisting of St. Thomas and St. John, home base to a number of fully crewed sailing yachts. A short distance from the U.S. Virgin Islands is Tortola in the British Virgin Islands. This is another major base for hundreds of fully crewed sailing yachts.

St. Thomas and Tortola are home to more charter yachts than the rest of the Caribbean combined. Why is this?

The Virgin Islands are easy to reach by air. They offer well protected waters with ideal sailing conditions. These islands provide an amazing amount of safe comfortable anchorages that are never more than an hour away.

The Virgin Islands extend approximately 45 miles east to west with approximately 50 islands in that span. All offering hundreds of wonderful places to drop an anchor.

The next major cruising grounds heading south are the Leeward Islands, made up of such islands as Sint Maarten/St. Martin and Antigua. Numerous large sailing yachts, catamarans and motor yachts and mega yachts call these islands home. They cruise the open waters to such places as St. Barthelemy (St. Barts), St. Kitts, Nevis, Guadeloupe, and Barbuda.

Heading still further south you enter the Windward Islands, the base for many crewed charter yachts.. These islands are Martinique, St. Lucia to the north, and St. Vincent and Grenada to the south. Canouan, Union Island, in the Grenadines are popular departure points since both now offer luxury resorts and airports with connecting flights to major airports in the Virgin Islands. You can also find a few crewed charter yachts in Grenada offering the option to depart from the island of  Carriacou.

There are charter yachts to match every taste and budget. The typical cost of chartering a luxurious fully crewed all-inclusive private yacht in the Caribbean starts at around $13,000 a week. This includes all gourmet meals and in most cases, even the ship’s bar is included. Naturally this is dependent on the size of the yacht and the number guests in the charter party.

Trip Insurance

In closing I’d like to suggest you purchase, Trip Insurance because of the rapidly changing weather patterns in these cruising areas to protect your investment should the possibility of bad weather arise and affect your sailing vacation.