Enjoy a Luxury Yacht Charter in the Caribbean
British Virgin Islands, Virgin Gorda Island, Nelson’s Dockyard, Jost Van Dyke Island, St. Martin, St. Thomas, St. Barths, Tortola, Anguilla, Saba, St. Kitts, Nevis, Antigua, Guadeloupe, Dominica, Martinique, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, Bequia, Mustique, Canouan, Mayreau, Union Island, Anegada, Salt Island, Grenada, Peter Island
Enjoy a yacht charter in the Caribbean where lovely tropical islands abound along with a multitude of itinerary choices. Perhaps you might want to:
- Charter a megayacht to cruise around the chic islands of St. Barths and Anguilla;
- Charter a catamaran to enjoy fun water sports splashing about in the many anchorages in the British Virgin Islands;
- Charter a sailing yacht to skim across the clear blue-green waters of the Caribbean ahead of the refreshing Trade Winds;
- Charter a motor yacht in the Grenadines to explore a Caribbean still evocative of last century.
The luxurious yacht charter choices in this Destination are as endless as are the number of beautiful anchorages from which to choose when cruising through these tropical islands.
British Virgin Islands
Join your yacht in the British Virgin Islands in Tortola. Set sail for an easy reach to the Bight at Norman Island. Enjoy your first lunch aboard then tender over to the caves for a snorkel. Enjoy an evening cocktail at the famous “William Thornton,” a floating bar and restaurant. Overnight.
Peter Island Resort
Wake early and leave for “The Indians” for your early morning swim or snorkel. Or head straight for “Dead Man’s Bay“, Peter Island, for lunch on board or ashore at the beautiful beach bar restaurant (bookings essential) at Peter Island Resort. After lunch cruise to Salt Island. For those who enjoy diving, Salt Island is home to the “Wreck of the Rhone“, lost in a hurricane in 1867. Visit the Cooper Island Beach Club for cocktails or dinner.
After breakfast, head towards “The Baths“, on the southern tip of Virgin Gorda. Huge boulders mass together along the shoreline, creating fantastic scenery. The whole area around the baths is lined with soft sandy beaches and crystal clear azure water. Sail up to the North Sound at the northern end of the island – the home of the Bitter End Yacht Club. It’s a short dingy ride out to Eustatia Reef for a snorkel – the seabed here is littered with old cannons and anchors from galleons wrecked on the reef in centuries past.
Cane Garden Bay
In the morning, cruise to Great Camanoe Island. The snorkeling here is excellent. Take the tender to Monkey Point on Guana Island for another snorkel or just to relax on one of the two fine white sandy beaches. Head for the evening anchorage in Cane Garden Bay on the northern side of Tortola. At night, this beach comes alive with activity including live music in the bar/restaurants along the shoreline.
Jost Van Dyke
After breakfast sail over to Green Cay. This is a tiny, tropical, deserted sandy island – a great location for a beach picnic! Head to Jost van Dyke in the afternoon and anchor in Great Harbor, home of Foxy’s Bar, and “downtown” Jost Van Dyke. Join in to sing and dance until the sun comes up.
Pusser’s Company Store
White Bay is located just around the corner for a swim and snorkel. After, cruise to West End Tortola. Here there are great boutiques and craft shops and the locally made Pusser’s Rum Landing Restaurant and Company Store.
Time to disembark. Leave by ferry from Soper’s Hole if flying out of St. Thomas. If flying out of Tortola, cruise on board to Roadtown for a taxi to Beef Island airport.
Join your yacht in Canouan after flying in from Puerto Rico. In the shape of a half circle, Canouan rises from its sandy beaches to the high peak of Mount Royal. Canouan is surrounded by long ribbons of absolutely gorgeous powdery white-sand beaches and blue lagoons. The surrounding coral reefs teem with life, making for great diving and snorkeling. Relax and unwind, snorkel, and enjoy your first dinner on board under the warm, Caribbean skies. Overnight.
Mustique is about 2 hours away. Pick up a mooring and take a tour of this private island in golf carts to see the homes of the rich and famous. Visit Basil’s Bar, where a chance meeting of David Bowie and Mick Jagger has been known to happen. Overnight.
After breakfast, head to The Tobago Cays. The Tobago Cays are the highlight of the area. Five perfect uninhabited islands lie within the protection of an encircling coral reef. This is an excellent snorkeling location. Anchor in the stunning turquoise waters. Overnight.
Sandy Island, Carriacou is a one-and-half hour sail. After breakfast take a leisurely sail past Gun Point and Jack o’ Dan. Cruise into the turquoise waters between Sandy Island and the beautiful St Louis Bay, Carriacou. Isle de Ronde is close by. After anchoring, dive into the beautiful waters and await your evening cocktail. Overnight.
St. Georges, Grenada
After a leisurely breakfast, it’s a three and a half hour sail to Prickley Bay, St Georges, Grenada. Enjoy a light lunch underway and soon you are along the west coast of Grenada. The lush mountains of Grenada tower above the bright coastal fishing villages. After anchoring, go ashore for some shopping. Dine on board or ashore.
In the morning leave for Union Island and sail into the stunning reef anchorage of Clifton Harbor. Take a short sail over to Palm Island. Anchor overnight. Return to Canouan to disembark.
Anse Marcel Beach, Saint Martin
Arrive in Saint Martin/Sint Maarten. A spectacular lunch on the aft deck is the ideal opportunity to review the itinerary and menus with the captain and chef. Enjoy a siesta on the upper deck as your yacht cruises to the quintessential French town of Marigot for a shopping spree in world-class shops and boutiques. Enjoy dinner on board or ashore in this very typical French port.
Leave after breakfast for Grand Case, where cafes and bistros line the waterfront. This wide bay offers a sandy beach for a swim before lunch. Enjoy water sports or simply relax. Later, indulge in cocktails on board before you head ashore to see what Baie Grand Case has to offer with its many excellent French Creole restaurants, or head towards Anse Marcel to overnight. There is a beautiful spa and hotel above the marina, worth a visit if time permits. Taxi over to Orient Beach for a swim or a ride on a jet ski. Overnight.
After breakfast, cruise a short distance to the lovely island of Anguilla where you can enjoy one chic beach after another. Snorkel off beautiful reefs in sight of sea turtles and shy rays: Sample the world-class resort of Cap Jaluca or Malliouhana or relax in the seclusion of Mead’s or Barnes Bay. A Visit to Sandy Island is everyone’s dream of a desert island. Sandy Island is completely surrounded by reef, so head ashore to snorkel around this little Cay by ship’s tender. Have dinner on board or enjoy one of the many excellent resort restaurants ashore.
St. Barths Anse de Colombier
Enjoy an early morning swim before cruising to have lunch anchored at the little island of Ile Fourche, half way between St Martin and St Barths. Snorkeling here is excellent, especially on the north shore. Depart after lunch for St Barths. Anchor in the bay of Anse de Colombier. Originally owned by the Rockefellers, this bay offers turquoise waters with good snorkeling. Overnight here or cruise around to the Port of Gustavia. Cafés, fine shops, exclusive wine stores, galleries and unique boutiques line this harbor. A regular hangout for celebrities, you might happen upon an impromptu concert by Jimmy Buffett at Le Select Cafe. St Barths has very chic nightlife, and plenty of it, so pace yourself with a nap. Hotel Carl Gustaf offers stunning sunset views. Dinner ashore or on board.
St. Barths Interior Bar Le Select
Enjoy an early morning stroll along the waterfront before breakfast. Hire a moke or a scooter to explore this island. Highlights include the wonderfully rugged southeast coast along Grand Fond, winding along the tiny mountain roads to Vitet, scrambling around the rocks at the end of the Colombier road, and buying intricate straw work from barefooted women in traditional dress in Corrossol. Anse de Grande Saline is a great stop for a walk and a refreshing swim. Choose from one of the many excellent French restaurants for lunch, before heading back to your yacht for an onboard dinner.
St. Barths Port of Gustavia
After breakfast it’s a short hop over to Saba, said to look like a fairy tale picture of a forbidden land. A mere two miles in diameter, the top mountain peak reaches a lofty 3000 feet from the sea. Take a taxi up to Mt Scenery. At a height of 2855 feet, it’s 6 ½ miles of zigzag road. Enjoy views of banana plantations, oleander bushes and crystal clear blue green Caribbean waters. Visit the many little shops in the village surrounded by clover and lemon grass. Look out for Saba Lace and Spices. There is also excellent diving, although best for experienced divers.
Enjoy dinner ashore or on the aft deck. Saba does not always offer a good anchorage, and if weather does not permit anchoring around Saba, head to the little neighboring island of St. Eustatius. Overnight.
Beautiful Saint Martin
After breakfast cruise over to St Eustatius (Statia), the former trade capital of the Indies. Once a thriving island filled with sugar plantations, Statia now offers unparalleled peace and tranquility. Visit the old fort or enjoy one of the many hikes around the island. Statia offers exceptional scuba diving, where a wide variety of fish can be seen along Doobie’s Crack, Barracuda Reef, Kim’s Coral and Twin Wrecks. Overnight.
Cruise back to St Martin to disembark.