Yacht Charter in Caribbean

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Bahamas islands.
Guadeloupe island.
Martinique island.
Virgin Islands (Tortola).

 

Virgin Islands, Caribbean paradise

Sailing destination in Caribbean islands

 

The Virgin Islands are an archipelago of more than 50 islands in the Caribbean Sea, only 15 of which are inhabited. That’s why sailing around them means discovering new places. Geographically similar, they are divided into the British and U.S. Virgin Islands, which leads to vast cultural diversity.

Thanks to their privileged climate with stable temperatures between 24 and 30 degrees Celsius, renting a boat in the Virgin Islands is the ideal way to experience this paradise boasting a unique climate and location.

 

Lesser Antilles

Martinique, a welcoming island of easy sailing

Martinique is the most French of the Lesser Antilles. Its amazing geographic conditions allow you to anchor and shelter directly in one of its bays, without the need for a marina, making it a very pleasant place for sailing.

Creole friendliness and French elegance, coupled with the natural paradise of fine sand beaches, make Martinique the ideal destination which will leave its mark on seafarers who decide to rent a boat. There are several possible routes: you can sail around the island or visit the neighboring Guadalupe or Grenadines.

 

St Lucia

A natural treasure on the Caribbean to rent a boat

Yacht chartering in St. Lucia will allow you to enjoy sailing in this small island state of the Caribbean. This volcanic island rises 959 m above the sea level, forming a mountainous relief silhouette portrayed in the flag of the country. relaxation. In Saint Lucia the majestic Piton Mountains and the pristine rain-forests are the highlights.
Sailing these calm waters of the Caribbean is the ingredient for a relaxing vacation, where you can also dive and see the exotic species in warm weather.

 

Guadeloupe

Experience an adventurous sailing holiday in Guadalupe

Discover the Caribbean and its warm waters with the boat rentals in Guadeloupe. This small archipelago of the Antilles, located in the Caribbean Sea, is part of one of the French overseas regions and has in Basse-Terre its exotic capital. You will enjoy the beautiful scenery and hot springs in an environment that immerses you by lush vegetation. In this maritime area, full of exotic surprises, you will discover the colonial legacy of African and Asian roots. Also Guadeloupe is an excellent destination for having a holiday on a yacht through its endowed coasts with excellent infrastructure for navigation.

Caribbean Boat Rental

The Caribbean is one of the ultimate holiday destinations and its image has always been associated with a paradise of clear water, white sand and palm trees.
Caribbean is place of palm trees, white sand beaches, bright blue sea and sun. All that you can imagine one place to be perfect for relaxation you can find here. Once you visit here you will be back again.
The geography and climate varies in the Caribbean. Some islands like Aruba, Barbados, Bonaire, The Cayman Island, Saint Croix, The Bahamas and Antigua have flat terrain. Others like Cuba, Hispaniola, Puerto Rico, Jamaica, Dominica, Montserrat, Martinique etc., possess mountain-ranges. With so many countries available, boat rentals in the Caribbean allow you to find a boat and an ideal destination for you.

 

How to enjoy in the Caribbean?

Without a doubt, the best thing you can do in the Caribbean is to relax and enjoy. For this, there are hundreds of beaches to choose. Sailing is also an excellent choice, as the waters are usually calm. In addition, the natural environment is unique and assures a dream vacation. The clear warm waters are ideal for both swimming and snorkeling or diving. And of course, you can also practice other water sports, including sailing.

The Caribbean is also a truly multicultural world place and it is very interesting to spend a few hours or a few days on land. In the Caribbean there are indigenous cultures as Garifuna coexisting with the vestiges of European colonial era and the current reality of the inhabitants of the islands. Visit cities such as Havana in Cuba, Kingston in Jamaica and Willemstad in Curacao is an experience full of colors, sounds and flavors that will not fail to move you.

 

Caribbean Beaches

With hundreds of islands, the Caribbean is an ideal place to spend hours on the beach. Some of them are very long, with fine white sand and clear blue waters, ideal for sunbathing. There are also cozy and rocky, between palm trees, with a small strip of sand. If you prefer, you can choose a uninhabited small island to spend a few hours in complete solitude and tranquility. The best way to get around these small islands is with some boat rentals in the Caribbean, what will allow you to go on your own and sail at your leisure.

 

The Baths

The Baths beach is in Virgin Gorda, belonging to the British Virgin Islands. 

It is part of the Devil’s Bay natural park and it is special for the huge rounded rocks on the sides of the sand and into the water. Besides the beauty and originality of the landscape, this beach is perfect for snorkeling among the rocks.

 

Maho

If you love airplanes, Maho Beach is your beach in the Caribbean. It is in Sint Maarten, the Dutch part of the island of ST. Martin. And it is located right next to the airport. That means that when the planes take off or land, they are very close to the sand. It is a unique show that occasionally becomes dangerous for the air currents emitted by the air-crafts.

 

Les Salines

If you want to relax on a postcard beach, Les Saline’s, on the French island of Martinique, is the ideal place. The water is clear and the sand is white and fine, but the best is undoubtedly the lush vegetation of palm trees a few meters of water and see how some of these palm trees grow sideways, like trying to reach the water.

 

Pink Sands

In Harbor Island, Bahamas, there is the Pink Sands Beach. As its name suggests, the sand has a curious pink color that makes it special. The water is very warm, so it is a pleasure to swim in it, and the sandy area has 3 kilometers long, making it very quiet.

 

Foods in the Caribbean

In the Caribbean, each island and each country has its typical cuisine. Still, they share some common characteristics and some of the Caribbean states even have dishes in common. As a general rule, the Caribbean cuisine is very colorful and tasty especially through the use of many spices. For many years the Caribbean has been influenced by the various cultures that have passed through the area, and the African, European and Asian influences are noticeable.

The most common ingredients in Caribbean cuisine are rice, legumes and vegetables. Also, depending on the island, the typical dishes are made with fish or otherwise chicken, pork or goat, among others. Several countries have famous meat stews as the Pepper pot, and in Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas or the Virgin Islands it is sided with fun ghee or couscous, a kind of corn cake. Arroz con pollo (rice with chicken) is common specially in Spanish-speaking countries. Other countries cook mainly with seafood, flying fish or salt fish, among others.
For lighter meals or when you do not have much time to make a long lunch, the Cuban sandwich is particularly suitable. And to cool off, some of the most popular fruits are coconut, which is also present in many dishes, and papaya.

 

Weather and Navigation in the Caribbean

Yachting season

The best time for take advantage of boat rentals in the Caribbean is the middle of the dry season, between January and March. Navigation is also very pleasant between December and April or May. The season to avoid is the months of hurricanes, which usually go from July to October, but the season can be extended from June to November or even there may be bad weather in May and December. North of the Caribbean, in the Bahamas, the season changes and it is better to sail between February and October. However, each island has a slightly different climate from the rest, so that there is more or less rainfall.

The climate is tropical/subtropical. Rain forest and semi desert areas on some islands are created by the warm and moist trade winds that blows consistently from the east. On the northern islands there are occasionally some north westerlies in winter. In general sunshine is provided all year around. The year is divided into wet and dry seasons meaning the last 6 months are wetter of the first ones. Hurricanes occurs in The Caribbean. The season is from June to November but more frequently in August and September. The principal belt arcs to northwest of Barbados. The weather is warm, between 20’s and 30’s degrees. The theocracy varies from winter to summer only 2-5 degrees in the south and 10-20 degrees in the north and on the northern islands can be experienced cold fronts. The Caribbean is perfect for sailing for much reasons. Not only because of the attractive nature and climate of it but also because of the culture and activities that are available from sailing, water sports, island exploration, hiking, shopping. For experienced sailors is exciting to sail Martinique, St. Lucia, Grenada and St. Vincent. The customs at the ports may be little different of that you are used to so prepare for that skipper will take care of the official work at the port while the rest of the crew remain on the boat. The customs charges vary depended on the island and are paid in cash. The most popular sailing areas are The Greater Antilles and Cuba, Cayman Island, Jamaica, Haiti, Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico.

 

Rainfall

Precisely because of having a rainy season and a dry season, the Caribbean has most of the rainfall between June and November. The most mountainous islands like Dominica and St. Vincent and the Grenadines have much more rain each year than other islands, and for this reason they also have a more lush vegetation. Other destinations such as the US Virgin Islands receive much less rainfall than the rest of the Caribbean.

 

Sea Temperature

In general, the temperature of the Caribbean is higher than the temperature of other seas and oceans of the world, and therefore it is really pleasant to enjoy its waters with boat rentals in the Caribbean and swim. In the north, in areas like the Bahamas, the sea temperature is usually above 25 degrees Celsius on average, getting to be around 29ºC. In the south, in the Virgin Islands, Martinique and Guadeloupe, the water temperature is slightly higher and it is usually above 27 degrees Celsius all year.

 

Wind

Leaving aside the hurricane season, during the boating season the winds in the Caribbean tend to be moderate, with a force of between 10 and 25 knots, so they make sailing easier. They are usually East winds. However, in December and January there use to be winds above 25 knots, known as Christmas Winds. They are produced by storms in the north and sailing when they are blowing can be a real challenge.

 

 

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