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Antigua Yacht Charter
As the largest speaking Leeward Island, Antiqua falls midway through the Leeward Island Chain. North and west are the other popular Caribbean destinations of St. Barts, St. Kitts & Nevis, and St. Maarten. Having a major airport with direct flights from both Europe and the U.S., Antiqua is a convenient location to start or end a fully crewed yacht charter.
Falmouth Harbor, an attractive, contemporary marina, makes a nice place to start your charter. From there here there are many opportunities, such as an outing to Nonesuch Bay for watersports, a trip to Green Island for a long walk along natural, sparkling white sand beaches, or relax in the peaceful surrounding of Harmony Hall! With a yacht charter you can beach hop all week long, and enjoy some of the 365 white and pink sand beaches that Antigua and Barbuda have to offer. Use our destination blog about Antigua as a guide to beach fun!
Sights to see in Antigua
While in Antigua, there are two special places you might want to take in. Once Great Britain’s most important Caribbean military base, English Harbor is now 18th century fort ruins and museums. The legendary Horatio Nelson once sailed here, and with the number of safe harbors in the area, it has become a popular yachting destination, so you can too! One of the most popular destinations, Nelson’s Dock Yard, dates back to 1743. It is home to a variety of restaurants, galleries, shops, and even a nautical museum. In the museum, you will find Lord Nelson’s telescope!
Why Go to Antigua and Barbuda?
The reasons for visiting Antigua and Barbuda are varied. Northeast trade winds are nearly constant around Antigua and Barbuda, both relatively small islands, 108 square miles and 68 square miles, respectively. These winds make for excellent sailing and cool the streets of the capital of Antigua, St. John, making for a pleasant walking tour of the city.
Nature and tranquility are surround you in the rain forest, or places such as the Frigate Sanctuary on Barbuda. There is an amazing list of activities, including carnival celebrations, concerts, food, and parades, or for the more adventurous, there is snorkeling, zip line eco tours, or exploring Indian Cave with its Arawak Petroglyphs. In short, there is something for everyone in Antigua and Barbuda.
Differences Between the Islands
Perhaps reflective of the size discrepancy between Antigua and Barbuda, the number of attractions and accommodations is also weighted in Antigua's favor. Barbuda should not be dismissed, though! Antigua may be home to hundreds of beaches, but Barbuda being the smaller, quieter sister boasts 17 miles of beach - and fewer people. Barbuda is a charming, unpaved island with only a couple hotels and tranquil waters (due to the surrounding barrier reefs).
Tempting Yachts for a charter to Antigua
CARPE DIEM. Spectacular 191' mega yacht which garners glowing reviews. Charter in winter, then summer in the Med.
WATERSHED. Sleeping 6 guests on this "mini" mega yacht. Three lovely cabins, gracious and enthusiastic crew Read more >
SYMPHONY II. 112' Mega yacht with proven track record and a "can do" crew. Endless water toys to enjoy the Caribbean islands. Sleeps 8 in 4 cabins. Read more >
We are luxury crewed yacht charter specialists with access to every available private yacht. There are more yachts available offline than what you see listed online.