Captain Roy Hodges, of 73.2 metre Laurel, which is available for charter with Ocean Independence, suggests an island-hopping route between Antigua and St Lucia
Meet Laurel in Antigua’s Falmouth Harbour and start the 42nm cruise to Guadeloupe. The two main islands are joined by bridges and a mangrove swamp. Drop anchor at Basse-Terre, which is home to the Parc National and La Soufrière volcano. Head ashore and hike along the treetops on rope bridges and swim in one of the waterfalls. Overnight at Deshaies Harbour and enjoy a dinner on board.