Experience treasure island territory in the heart of the Leeward Islands in Antigua. Swaying palms, silky coves, powder-soft sandy beaches and centuries-old pirate legends; a luxury yacht charter in Antigua is the epitome of a tropical cruising adventure. The bucolic isle boasts 54 miles of exquisite coastline, a beach for every day of the year and fish-packed reefs and dives sites ideal for activity lovers.
Antigua Luxury Yacht Charter
ANTIGUA YACHT SEASON AND WEATHER
Year-round temperatures range from 24°C to 29°C, with peak charter months from December to April when daily highs average around 27°C. July and August are humid and slightly hotter with average temperatures around 30°C. Hurricane season runs from July to the end of November.
ANTIGUA YACHT CHARTER ITINERARIES
Most yachts are based in the buzzing main port area of English Harbour. Nelson’s Dockyard in English Harbour has around 50 berths and can accommodate yachts up to 91 metres. Falmouth Harbour Marina can accommodate yachts up to 100 metres.
Anchor off Green Island for picture-perfect beaches and sublime snorkelling, take a tender to Nonsuch Bay for lunch, trace the sweeping crescent of Half Moon Bay, snorkel in the glassy waters of Freeman Bay and relax on the powder-soft sands of Galleon Beach. In Antigua, charterers can discover the waters once sailed by Admiral Nelson, kayak through winding mangroves and head for colonial history, beach bars and distilleries or zip line through the lush canopies.
While Antigua has many highlights of its own, the proximity to neighbouring island idylls makes it a fabulous part of any Caribbean itinerary. On a sensational seven-day charter from Antigua to St Martin, guests can visit the rose-hued beaches of Barbuda, the exclusive spas and golf courses of St Nevis, venture into the rainforests of St Kitts and dive into the spectacular waters of Statia, known for its many wreck dives and national marine park. Disembark at the chic, chilled out isle of St Martin where 40 mesmerising beaches await.
ANTIGUA BY SUPERYACHT
GETTING TO ANTIGUA
Antigua’s VC Bird International Airport handles commercial and private jets in and out of Antigua. Many charters include Antigua on extended Caribbean and Leeward Islands itineraries.
Yachts should fly a Q flag from a conspicuous point on board when arriving. Yachts must clear customs within 24 hours of arrival – there are severe penalties for failing to do so. Crew and guests must stay on board until clearing procedures are complete.
A valid cruising permit entitles a vessel to cruise anywhere in permitted waters around Antigua and Barbuda.