Antigua Yacht Charters

Visit Antigua and Barbuda, where we’ve got the sun, the sea and plenty of much-needed space.

Antigua’s shoreline is washed almost exclusively by the Caribbean Sea and is hugged by 95 miles of superb coastline. Her sister Barbuda, is surrounded by protective reefs, and features a large lagoon and Frigate Bird sanctuary. The islands are best known for their friendly and welcoming people, pink and white-sandy beaches, crystal clear waters and the most satisfying and enjoyable climate in the world.

Like most islands in the Caribbean, it benefits from a warm climate moderated by steady trade winds. This makes the region one of the world’s most desirable sailing destinations along with its complex coastline, an abundance of safe harbors and the nearly unbroken protective coral reef surrounding the island. There are said to be 365 distinct beaches on Antigua, one for every day of the year – so there’s plenty to see when you’re sailing in Antigua.

When To Go













You’ll find the best sailing weather between December and May, which is Antigua’s dry season. Because of this, it’s also Antigua’s high season. If you’re looking to get better rates, consider booking in the off-season between June and November. Antigua’s temperatures are steady year-round, around 80°F or 27°C.

Regions Worth Highlighting

Great Bird Island

Often regarded as a “desert island” dream, Great Bird Island captures the true essence of a do not disturb vacation. The snorkeling is remarkable and the views from the hike that leads to the top of the island are unreal.

From the most peaceful of settings to the picture-perfect scenery, Great Bird Island is an offshore sanctuary for charterers, as well as a natural safe haven for a variety of endangered wildlife species, including red-billed tropic birds and West Indian whistling ducks.

English Harbour

English Harbour is a Caribbean sanctuary, the main entrance features two fortresses standing tall on both sides, transporting you back in time to the 18th century when the Royal Navy’s Caribbean fleet was first established there.

The Pillars of Hercules, a towering limestone rock formation “guards” the entrance to English Harbour, and can only be fully viewed from over the water by boat. The area below the structure is an excellent snorkeling spot and a great place to bring along your underwater camera.

Dickenson Bay

Sitting pretty on the far north end of Antigua, Dickenson Bay is one of the most popular areas on the island. The vast sugar-sand beach that extends across the bay offers idyllic conditions for swimming, sunbathing and is lined with laid-back establishments perfect for bar-hopping.

Plus, as the hub for Antigua’s windsurfing scene, Dickenson Bay is a prime location for all sorts of water sports and activities. Discover a few uninhabited islands that are home to a one-mile long coral reef, a perfect snorkeling site.

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Why Charter a Yacht in Antigua?

Stingray City

Your Stingray City Antigua Snorkel Adventure will be the highlight of your vacation, and an experience that will live with you forever. Our Southern Rays are the brightest rays in the Caribbean, very friendly and gentle. Come and enjoy with us this unique experience of interacting and feeding a Stingray, together with snorkeling amongst magnificent coral reefs and colorful tropical fish.


Antigua offers excellent snorkeling opportunities for those interested in life under the sea. Visitors interested in staying close to the shore, Long Bay is the perfect spot. For the more adventurous, explore the beauty of Cades Reef, Paradise Reef/Andes and off-shore islands such as Green Island. The Pillars of Hercules spectacular limestone rock formation that guards the entrance to English Harbour is a must see.

Learn to Sail

Considered the Sailing Capital of the Caribbean, Antigua is the perfect destination for persons wishing to learn to sail. Learn to sail programmes are available at hotels such as Nonsuch Bay, which offers a dedicated centre ( or with OnDeck Antigua or National Sailing Academy in English Harbour, the only RYA (Royal Yachting Association) registered dinghy training centre in the Caribbean. There is also a women’s only sailing school option.

Marine Adventures

Set in the picture-perfect are in and around the Nelson’s Dockyard, a UNESCO World Heritage site, surounded by the deep-blue Caribbean Sea of Antigua’s south coast, with ever present trade winds, is the prestigious Antigua Sailing Week, one of the world’s finest regattas. The regatta draws thousands of serious sailors, the world’s top racing boats, competing in five challenging days of racing in the best sailing conditions. The Antiguan hospitality, combined with the famous social scene and fun-filled Lay Day activities, this is a regatta not to be missed.

Antigua and Barbuda Mango Festival

Our juicy mango gets its moment to shine in July during the Antigua and Barbuda Mango Festival. The two-day event showcases a variety of mangoes that will delight passionate mango-lovers. The Mango stalls overflow, with a selection of mangoes, mango trees on sale, and the very best mango treats such as jams, pepper sauces, wines, smoothies, pastries, ice-creams, scented candles and soaps all made in Antigua and Barbuda.


Antiguan’s and Barbudan’s are cricket-lovers and the country has produced four of the greatest West Indies Test cricket players. The famous Antigua Recreation Grounds, The Sir Vivian Cricket Stadium and the Coolidge Cricket Grounds are three of the finest venues in the Caribbean to take in a local, regional, or international match. Visit the Antigua and Barbuda Museum to see the infamous cricket bat of Sir Vivian Richards, native Antiguan, former captain of the West Indies Cricket Team, and one of the greatest batsmen of all time and our National Hero. Cricket matches are played throughout the island during the Cricket season which runs from January – July.


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