Yacht Charter Itinerary Leeward Islands


Yacht Charter Itinerary Leeward Islands

Leeward Islands

An emblematic tour of the Caribbean offering an island experience to suit every passion

Known as one of the most popular cruising destinations in the world, a Leeward Islands yacht charter provides the elite traveler with a captivating blend of pure extravagance and true relaxation. As the northernmost chain of islands in the West Indies, the Leewards are situated downwind of the area’s prevailing trade winds, offering generally calm sailing waters along with a breezy respite from the sun’s warmth.

The Leeward Islands are composed of Anguilla, St. MartinSt. BarthsAntigua, St. Kitts and Nevis, Montserrat, and Guadeloupe, and despite their close proximity, each port is distinctly different. Without question, one of the prime hotspots is the legendary island of St. Barths, a favorite among upscale clientele and Hollywood A-listers, promising everything from serenity and luxury to nightlife and boutique shopping.

Unparalleled in variety, this lavish itinerary transports you like no other, where one day you’ll overlook Nelson’s Dockyard from atop Shirley Heights in Antigua, and the next you’ll find yourself immersed in charming local culture of St. Kitts and Nevis. Throughout your travels, you’ll experience everything from palm-fringed beaches, stunning volcanic formations, and pristine dive reserves to exquisite dining, high-end shopping, and leisurely sojourns.

This excursion is the preeminent way to sample the best of what a Caribbean yacht charter has to offer. Island life in its absolute purest form.

St. Maarten/St. Martin

Your charter begins on the French/Dutch island of St. Maarten/St. Martin, where superyacht marinas abound and adventure awaits. For the full experience of both cultures, visit one of the most exceptional beaches in the Caribbean, Orient Bay, located in the French half of the island. Then head over to Sunset Bar and Grill in the Dutch southwest, and sip rum punch as you watch incoming flights approach the runway as they land. Wind down with a chef-prepared meal aboard your yacht.

Saint Marten beach on yacht charter itinerary Leeward Islands

Anguilla

Enjoy the scenery as you take a relaxed jaunt to Anguilla and drop anchor in Sandy Ground, a crescent bay with a sheltered beach lined with lively bars and restaurants.  Visit Scilly Cay, a restaurant known for its divine barbecued lobster. Dine at your leisure and sip cocktails, all while surrounded by white sandy beaches and palm trees in this tiny, idyllic cay in Island Harbor.

Beach in Anguilla on a yacht charter itinerary Leeward Islands

Anguilla to St. Barths

A favored spot of socialites, moguls, and Hollywood royals, there is no island in the Caribbean that can match the exclusivity and lavishness of St. Barths. In Gustavia, the island’s capital and main port, high-end shopping, world-class dining, and quaint cafes line the superyacht-filled harbor. But with dozens of stunning, shimmery beaches, make sure you save time to experience the island’s natural beauty. Enjoy fine dining at Eden Rock or Bonito for a delightful culinary experience.

View of St Barths on a yacht charter itinerary Leeward Islands

St. Barths to Antigua

As you head for Antigua, sit back and prepare to experience the bluest of blues and the greenest of greens as you cruise the magnificent Caribbean. Upon your arrival, plan to spend some time sightseeing at Nelson’s Dockyard or exploring Fort Berkley for striking picturesque views. Top it all off with drink on deck and dream of the adventures to come.

Antigua coast on a yacht charter itinerary Leeward Islands

Antigua

The adventure begins when you take the tender out to Antigua. With 365 beaches to choose from, the south coast is a mecca for sun worshipers and beach enthusiasts, offering the ultimate beach-hopping experience. To indulge a more laid-back desire, choose one of the many secluded anchorages. For the most stunning sunsets, have a car take you up to Shirley Heights – the view is simply unmatched.

Mountains in Antigua on a yacht charter itinerary Leeward Islands

Antigua to St. Kitts and Nevis

Cruise to the verdant islands of St. Kitts and Nevis, where old-world style is everywhere you look. This Caribbean spot is known for its breezy, tranquil surroundings, and despite the lack of a shopping center, there is plenty to do. From volcano hikes and scuba diving, to sipping cocktails in the new Christophe Harbour, your visit will be filled with a style and spirit that’s vintage Caribbean.

Mountains in St Kitts on yacht charter itinerary Leeward Islands

St. Kitts to St. Martin

As you cruise back to St. Martin, commit to memory the glistening water as it passes beneath your yacht. Before catching your flight home, take in some duty-free shopping or simply spend your last moments immersed in island life, for the perfect ending to your Caribbean holiday.

Waterfall on Leewards Islands yacht charter itinerary


LEEWARD ISLANDS OVERVIEW

TIME ZONE: UTC/GMT -4 time zone, which corresponds with Eastern Standard Time

CURRENCY: East Caribbean Dollar (EC) : Anguilla, St. Kitts, Nevis, Anigua

USD ($) : St. Maarten/Martin, St. Eustatius

Euro (€) : Colombier, St. Barths, Gustavia, Guadeloupe Netherlands Antillen Guilder (NAF) : St. Maarten/Martin

CLIMATE: The Leeward Islands enjoy a tropical climate, tempered by the northeasterly trade winds. There is little seasonal variation, although the second half of the year, the wet season, is rainier and slightly warmer. The best time to travel on a Caribbean cruise is the first half of the year. Temperatures usually range between 81°F and 95°F (27°C and 35°C).

yachts for charter

AQUILA
AQUILA
Cabins: 6
Guests: 12
Length: 280ft 10in / 85.6m
Price: $945,000
EMINENCE
EMINENCE
Cabins: 8
Guests: 12
Length: 257ft 3in / 78.4m
Price: $800,000
ODYSSEY II
ODYSSEY II
Cabins: 6
Guests: 12
Length: 242ft 9in / 74m
Price: $800,000
TATIANA
TATIANA
Cabins: 6
Guests: 12
Length: 262ft 6in / 80m
Price: $775,000
NAUTILUS
NAUTILUS
Cabins: 6
Guests: 12
Length: 239ft 6in / 73m
Price: $749,000
TATOOSH
TATOOSH
Cabins: 6
Guests: 12
Length: 303ft 2in / 92.4m
Price: $650,000
BELLA VITA
BELLA VITA
Cabins: 6
Guests: 12
Length: 248ft 0in / 75.6m
Price: $650,000
NAIA
NAIA
Cabins: 6
Guests: 12
Length: 241ft 6in / 73.6m
Price: $635,000
WHEELS
WHEELS
Cabins: 6
Guests: 12
Length: 249ft 4in / 76m
Price: $580,000
HORIZONS III
HORIZONS III
Cabins: 5
Guests: 12
Length: 229ft 8in / 70m
Price: $574,000
PARTY GIRL
PARTY GIRL
Cabins: 6
Guests: 12
Length: 205ft 1in / 62.5m
Price: $570,170
QUANTUM OF SOLACE
QUANTUM OF SOLACE
Cabins: 6
Guests: 12
Length: 238ft 2in / 72.6m
Price: $560,000
O'MEGA
O'MEGA
Cabins: 14
Guests: 28
Length: 270ft 8in / 82.5m
Price: $508,073
TITANIA
TITANIA
Cabins: 6
Guests: 12
Length: 239ft 6in / 73m
Price: $495,000
NORTH STAR
NORTH STAR
Cabins: 6
Guests: 12
Length: 207ft 0in / 63.1m
Price: $485,492
SYCARA V
SYCARA V
Cabins: 6
Guests: 12
Length: 223ft 9in / 68.2m
Price: $485,000
MALTESE FALCON
MALTESE FALCON
Cabins: 6
Guests: 12
Length: 288ft 9in / 88m
Price: $480,000
YERSIN
YERSIN
Cabins: 6
Guests: 12
Length: 251ft 4in / 76.6m
Price: $479,846
LIONESS V
LIONESS V
Cabins: 6
Guests: 12
Length: 208ft 4in / 63.5m
Price: $479,846
BATON ROUGE
BATON ROUGE
Cabins: 6
Guests: 12
Length: 205ft 1in / 62.5m
Price: $475,000
SEANNA
SEANNA
Cabins: 6
Guests: 12
Length: 213ft 3in / 65m
Price: $462,000
ROCK.IT
ROCK.IT
Cabins: 5
Guests: 10
Length: 198ft 2in / 60.4m
Price: $451,620
LADY KATHRYN V
LADY KATHRYN V
Cabins: 6
Guests: 12
Length: 200ft 2in / 61m
Price: $450,000
LAURENTIA
LAURENTIA
Cabins: 6
Guests: 12
Length: 180ft 5in / 55m
Price: $450,000