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Where Can I Charter A Superyacht In The Caribbean This Winter?

By Oliver Pearson   7 December 2017

As the Caribbean returns to its historic glory following weather complications earlier this year, we provide a fresh update on all of the key cruising grounds in the region.

Thanks to the ongoing efforts of locals and the support of the wider yachting community, it seems that the Caribbean is very much open for business this winter.

Indeed, working with charities such as YachtAid, business owners and citizens living on the affected islands have strived to make things operational for tourism.

Superyacht owners have also been keen to help, with one charter yacht offering to make $20,000 donations to charity on select bookings.

In this article, we take a look at key Caribbean destinations to provide a full view of the current situation.

Sailing yachts and motor yachts cruising in the bright blue waters of Antigua
A turtle swims underwater close to a sandy beach
Four colorful windsurf boards lined up on a sandy beach

Antigua and St Kitts

With the Antigua Charter Yacht Show currently in full swing, the island certainly seems ready to party over the holiday season and beyond.

Thanks to functional airports and marinas, visitors are able to access the beautiful islands with considerable ease.

Of course, alongside Nelson’s Dockyard, there are an abundance of anchorages located around the islands which are ideal for superyachts.

St Kitts and Nevis are also in perfect condition, and are both ideal destinations to experience this winter. For a little inspiration on this front, be sure to check out our feature on the 5 Reasons To Visit St Kitts and Nevis On A Luxury Yacht Charter.

A sailing yacht approaches an island in the Bahamas

The Bahamas

Avoiding the damage which other Caribbean destinations experienced, the Exumas remain an idyllic destination for yacht charter getaways.

Perfect for island-hopping and lapping up the sun, the assortment of pristine beaches and cobalt blue waters are utterly seductive.

The Nassau area is particularly attractive at this time of the year, with charter guests sure to remember their visit forever.

A classic destination for good reason, the Bahamas glitters throughout winter

Sure to please any and all kind of traveller, the Bahamas has an abundance of diving and snorkelling spots, as well as calm bays for trying out some watersports.

With a list of historic towns located on the mainland, visitors are also welcome to get a taste of history and culture whilst chartering in this destination.

Ultimately, the Bahamas is still very much a go-to spot in the Caribbean this winter.

A collection of catamarans sit just off a beach in the British Virgin Islands
A number of sailing yachts and motor yachts cruise in the BVIs
An aerial image of a grassy island in the BVIs
A single yacht cruising close to the coast of a British Virgin Island

British Virgin Islands

Local experts have suggested that they hope to see the characteristic beauty of the British Virgin Islands return this winter.

Tortola has thankfully stayed as beautiful as ever, not succumbing to the kinds of damage its neighbors did.

With the lush green landscape expected to spring up again shortly, some brokers are reporting that certain parts of the BVIs are still very much up and running this winter.

An image which shows the turquoise blue waters and white sands of a British Virgin Island beach
A collection of vibrantly painted buildings close to the coast of St Thomas
Superyachts berthed in the main marina of St Thomas

U.S. Virgin Islands

Travel and leisure confirmed that the U.S. Virgin Islands were reopening for business at the end of last month.

The Department of Tourism also revealed that daily flights to St Thomas will be increased from twice a week to four times a week.

Altogether, it would seem that the U.S. Virgin Islands are recovering comfortably from the adverse weather it recently experienced.

Palm trees blowing in a gentle breeze on a white sand beach

In order to find out more regarding itineraries which can be enjoyed in the Caribbean this winter, be sure to get in touch with your preferred charter broker.

Alternatively, browse all of the superyachts available for charter in the Caribbean.


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