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Embark on the Leeward Islands Yacht Charter of your dreams and leave your stress behind. Located between Puerto Rico and Dominica on the beautiful Caribbean sea, over eighteen volcanic islands welcome you to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
From spellbinding black sands to enchanting underwater worlds and lush rainforests filled with hidden treasures, each island offers you a unique paradise. Here you’ll love the absolute seclusion and luxury, as you cruise along these awe-inspiring shorelines. Sip on delicious cocktails, while you enjoy a relaxing massage and your crew takes care of all the details. Let your chef prepare you a gourmet meal on the shores of a remote beach, where you’ll feel like you’ve landed on your own private island, complete with the five star-service of your yacht crew. Jump off the back of your luxury yacht and plunge into these warm inviting waters. Tender in at St Kitts to indulge in world-class golfing, or do some high-end shopping in St Barths and top it off with a night on the town.
Unique culture, rich history, and countless options await you on these breathtaking islands. Immerse yourself in the best of the Caribbean with a Leeward Islands yacht charter.
Explore- From amazing hiking and golfing opportunities to regattas and Carnival, these islands are packed with adventure. In Guadeloupe, choose from over 60 miles of trails. Hike through rainforests up the volcanic slopes to Carbet Falls, which features three stunning waterfalls. Test your endurance and trek to the top of Nevis. On the way you’ll get to bask in the wonders of the rainforest. At the top, you’ll experience a breathtaking view of the blue waters, and don’t forget to sign your name in the book. Descend the peak and return to your yacht to unwind with a few drinks.
On Tortola, play a game of tennis, or take another hike through the rainforest up Sage Mountain to see the beautiful exotic birds. At the peak, stop to admire the striking view over the island and the others across the way, or travel to Virgin Gorda’s colossal granite boulders called The Baths. Soak in the grottos or explore the mysterious caves. Afterwards, return to your yacht to soak in your own private spa, while your chef prepares you a fine meal.
In Anguilla, the diverse and resilient culture is expressed through various art forms from vivid paintings to driftwood sculptures to dance and upbeat music. Art collectors will fall in love with the impressive galleries, like the Savannah Art Gallery, which houses creative works that are as gorgeous and inspiring as the landscape. If you visit in July or August, don’t miss Carnival, where the streets come alive in a celebration of colors and lively music.
In St Barths, journey to the uninhabited small island of Île Fourchue and hike to the magnificent five peaks. The St Barths Bucket and Les Voiles, which take place annually at the end of March and April, are two must-see events. Delight in Antigua Sailing Week, where you can view the world’s finest yachts as they compete in the regatta. Experience the thrill of these sailing races and mingle with welcoming locals as well as other yacht enthusiasts like you.
There’s so much to traverse along this chain of gorgeous islands on your Leeward Islands yacht charter.
Diving- You’ll find a wide array of wrecks and vibrant reefs surrounding the Leeward Islands. Go shallow diving at “Saba’s nursery” with depths ranging from 25-50 feet to explore sea caves and rocky landscapes bustling with marine life from stingrays to octopus and spotted drum fish. Swim past magnificent cliffs and coral gardens in the Cousteau Marine Park, home to thousands of fish and three wrecks.
Take a tender to Sec Pâté, one of the most frequented dive sites in the world, where you can seabob with humpback whales and get your adrenaline pumping in the incredible currents. Plunge in the waters surrounding St Kitts and Nevis to tour award winning dive sites, like the M/V River Taw or Coconut Tree reef. If you are up for a real thrill, navigate Devil’s Cavern and see the nurse sharks and other marine life that live there. Off the coasts of Satia, check out the Charlie Brown wreck. Measuring over 320 feet long, it’s one of the largest intact ships on the sea’s bottom. You’ll spot silver shoals of horse-eyed jacks.
A wonderfully diverse combination of marine parks, nature reserves, and sunken ships create an exciting underwater paradise for you to discover on your Leeward Islands yacht charter.
Beaches- The Leeward Islands are home to 365 beaches—one for every day of the year. In Guadeloupe, spend the afternoon on one of the locals’ favorites, the Petit Havre, and beachcomb for treasures washed ashore.
Have your crew pack a picnic for the golden sands of Majors Bay Beach on southern St Kitts. Hop on a tender to Smuggler’s Cover, so you can delight in privacy and seclusion highlighted by the surrounding verdant hills. Stroll the sweeping white sands of Rendezvous Bay, celebrated by many for being the most beautiful beach in the world. Anchor in Shoal Bay, where you can jet ski, kayak, and swim in the azure waters.
From St Barths Anse de Grande Saline to hidden coves and beaches, there are too many sandy shorelines to name here. Let your captain know what you’re looking for in your beach paradise, and he’s sure to take you to a utopia beyond your wildest dreams on your Leeward Islands Yacht Charter.
Fishing- The blue waters surrounding the Leeward Islands are home to a wide variety of fish from wahoo to tarpon. Fish near the edge of Puerto Rico Trench on the Virgin Islands, where you’ll find an abundance of game fish. Take a tender to the North Drop, about 20 miles north of St. Thomas or the South Drop, 8 miles south, to fish for tuna and wahoo.
In St Martin, angle a colossal marlin to mount on your wall. Here, it’s best to fish for wahoo and tuna in the winter and fall, while mahi-mahi and marlin are more common in the summer. However, in Jolly Harbour, you’ll find yellowfin tuna, mahi-mahi, and wahoo year-round. For a unique fishing adventure in Antigua, hop on a float tube and fish for tarpon. Go deep-sea fishing for bull sharks in Guadeloupe, or spend the day fly fishing the huge saltwater flats of Grande-Terre for snook, tarpon, trout, and bonefish.
These islands provide thrilling fishing expeditions for the beginner as well as the advanced angler on your Leeward Islands Yacht Charter.
History- Steeped in rich and captivating histories, each island holds fascinating artifacts, remains, and sites for you to discover. In Guadeloupe, tour the Memorial ACTE Slavery Museum, you’ll marvel at the building’s striking architecture and appreciate the intricate history preserved within these walls.
Visit St George’s Angelican Church and Independence Square for equally intriguing architecture. Here, you can also get a glimpse of local life. Wander through Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, to learn even more about St Kitts. This historical site is home to a citadel which dates back to the 1690s and was carved out of volcanic rock by slaves. Take a trip to Cane Garden Bay, where you can see the sugar cane plantations and rum distillery.
The remains of numerous forts and plantations, along with local museums, dot this chain of islands. At each site, you’ll gain a deeper understanding of each island’s history and culture. For more information on the best historical and cultural places to visit, look to your captain and expert yacht crew aboard your Leeward Islands Yacht Charter.
The Best Time To Go- The best time to book your Leeward Islands yacht charter is from January to May for dry weather.
Weather- The weather in the Leeward Islands is tropical and hot. The first part of the year is dry, while the second part of the year is hotter and rainy with between 40-50 inches of rainfall annually. The average temperature is between 81°F and 95°F. These islands also lie in the path of the hurricane.
Airports– There are several airports located on this chain of islands. You can easily travel to Princess Juliana International Airport in St Maarten or L’Espérance Airport in Saint Martin from anywhere in the world.
Robert Llewellyn Bradshaw International Airport is located in Basseterre, the largest city on St. Kitts, from most countries including the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, and Europe.
Vance W. Amory International Airport is located in Charleston, the capital of Nevis, and sits on the northern part of the island not far from Oualie Beach.
Marinas– There are almost as many marinas as there are beaches in the Leeward Islands. IGY Simpson Bay Marina, located in St Maarten, accommodates cruising yachts and superyachts up to 200 feet, while IGY Yacht Club Isle de Sol accommodates yachts and superyachts ranging from 80 – 320 feet. Marina Fort Louis in Marigot, St. Martin, offers 150 berths for yachts up to 260 feet.
Built by internationally renowned developers, the Marina at Christophe Harbor docks some of the most luxurious superyachts of the Caribbean (250 feet). Porte Zante is a popular port and docks superyachts on its cruise ship dock as well as its 300-foot pier.
Call FGI Yacht Group today for an itinerary customized to your dream Leeward Islands superyacht charter.
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TOP 10 THINGS TO DO
- Attend St Barths Bucket and Les Voiles
- Watch the races at Antigua Sailing Week
- Dive at Coconut Reef
- Go deep-sea fishing for wahoo
- Soak at the Baths
- Have rum punch and party at Shirley Heights
- Browse fine art at Savannah Art Gallery
- Hike to the top of Nevis
- Watch for humpback whales at Sec Pâté
- Play a game of poker in St Maarten
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TOP 10 RESTAURANTS
- Jacqui O’s Beach House
- Sheer Rocks
- La Playa
- Le Rayon de Soleil
- Extra Virgin Bistro
- Indian Summer
- Bistrot Caraibes
- La Villa Restaurant
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