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Sailing the Caribbean is an experience like no other. Known for its white sandy beaches, turquoise waters and tropical landscapes. Enjoy some island hopping onboard our luxury sailing yacht, Amazon Creek. The most adventurous and exhilarating way to experience a wonderful cruise, vibrant and diverse cultures and our five-star service on board.

 

The Caribbean really is a sailor's paradise. Based in Antigua from December to May, our 4-berth "owner's version" yacht, Amazon Creek, offers a wonderful, exotic escape from the European winter. With wildly diverse islands to explore, warm seas, diving and reliable wind, you couldn't ask for more for your next sailing adventure. 

 

Warm Caribbean hospitality awaits in the place where wide smiles and rum cocktails are plentiful. Experience turquoise waters, year-round sunshine, spectacular coral reefs and glorious marine life. Whether you're a passionate sailor, a keen diver or a kite surf addict, our Caribbean yacht charters can be personalised to create your dream sailing holiday. Equally, sun-seekers, first-time sailors or families will enjoy a relaxed adventure with a focus on switching off and trying new things.

 

Our team is on board to cater to your every need, with a skipper, chef and crew to create the exact sailing experience you desire. Get in touch to tell us what you are looking for. 

 

nelsons dockyard

Nelson's Dockyard, Antigua

 

Where to Explore 

 

caribbean map

 

There are over 700 islands to explore in the Caribbean, as well as the treasures of the sea for divers, snorkelers or wildlife enthusiasts. With more than a lifetime's worth of wonderful sailing, it's easy to understand why so many of our guests come back year after year. 

 

Geographically, the Caribbean can be divided into the Greater Antilles in the west and the Lesser Antilles in the east. the Caribbean's biggest islands are all in the Great Antilles and include Cuba, The Dominican Republic, and Jamaica, as well as the Bahamas and Cayman Islands. 

 

The Lesser Antilles are all smaller islands that form a cirque, facing out to the Atlantic Ocean. These are the more 'exotic' destinations; those hidden gems that conjure up images of palm trees and perfect white-sand beaches. They include well-known luxury holiday spots such as St Lucia, Martinique and Barbados. Our yacht is based in Antigua, a world-famous sailing Mecca, which is at the northern end of the archipelago. 

 

Our Top Picks 

 

Antigua 

 

From our Antigua home port, we have some of the Caribbean's best snorkelling spots and hidden caves within easy reach. From Falmouth Harbour, where you'll join the crew, we'll explore hidden gems including Freyer's Bay and Five Islands, where we'll introduce you to our favourite restaurants. Kitesurfer lovers can get their adrenalin fix at Green Island, while snorkelers and divers will have the opportunity to see some of the regions most diverse wildlife at Green Bird. Onshore, we have the option to indulge in those famous rum cocktails and fresh seafood, with the exclusive plunge pools overlooking white sand bays. 

eden beach

 

The British Virgin Islands (BVI)

 

Join the yacht at Trellis Bay, where we'll set the tone of your holiday with champagne and canapes welcome. From here, Scrub Island resort and the beach at Guana Island are favourites to get into the sailing spirit. BVI is the place to celebrate the New Year, with the world-famous Foxy's Bar and the fireworks display at Peter Island.  Sailors looking for a more low-key experience will find secluded beaches and beautiful snorkelling spots at Normal Island. Cooper is one of our favourite diving spots, while RMS Rhone is a must-see wreck dive. Onshore, Virgin Gorda is home to a labyrinth of famous caves. Sailing past Richard Branson's Necker Island is a highlight for many, en route to North Sound, which was devastated by Hurricane Irma.

 

 

 

Events

 

Check out some of the recommended hot spots, or top events during the Caribbean sailing season:

 

How to get to Antigua and The British Virgin Islands

There are direct flights from the UK and many US cities to Antigua.

For BVI, you will need to fly into Beef Island Airport on Tortola. There are no direct flights from Europe or the USA so you will need to connect via Antigua, St Thomas, Puerto Rico, St Kitts or St Maarten.

 

We can also help with private jet charters, as well as airport transfers.