Tropical island sailing

has to be the best way to discover the real Caribbean.

Caribbean Sailing Holidays

Anchor off your own white sandy beach. Dive into warm turquoise seas to snorkel among the rainbow colours of a coral reef. Relax with a rum punch sundowner on the deck of your yacht while you watch another glorious sunset....

Click on the cruising areas below for more details on sailing in the Caribbean. 

British Virgin Islands

Come and see for yourself why the BVI is the most popular cruising area in the Caribbean. Perfect sailing conditions and sheltered passages round the islands make this area a delight for all levels of sailors wanting to relax in a Caribbean paradise. Great choice for a first Caribbean charter.


St Martin

This surprisingly little island embodies a dual personality - half French, half Dutch. St. Martin/St. Maarten and the surrounding islands of Anguilla and St Barths offer some of the most spectacular sailing in the Caribbean. Experience beautiful anchorages, stunning sunsets and outstanding restaurants.


Antigua

With 365 palm-fringed beaches and numerous anchorages, Antigua offers excellent sailing round the island. As part of the Leeward Islands, Antigua boasts a spectacular choice of picturesque coves and bays, with fine sand, blue seas and some of the best watersports in the Caribbean.


Guadeloupe

Cruise around this butterfly-shaped island with a French Creole flavour or sail to neighbouring Antigua. On Guadeloupe the beaches are secluded and the smell of fresh croissants and pastries mixes everywhere with the spicy aromas of West Indian cooking in restaurants and charming bistros.


Martinique

Martinique is more relaxed than the Caribbean islands to the north and more sophisticated than the islands to the south. The French influence ensures excellent restaurants. Spend a whole week exploring Martinique or head north to undiscovered Dominica or south to St Lucia.


St Lucia

St Lucia is a tropical treasure trove with some of the most beautiful anchorages in the Caribbean. The beaches are relaxed, the nightlife is active and the island has a relaxed atmosphere. Explore Martinique, a delightful island with a distinctly French flavour, or head south into the Grenadines.


Grenadines

Explore these Robinson Crusoe islands with soft white sand, turquoise seas and spectacular coral reefs. The Grenadines are undeveloped and unspoilt. Nightlife is conspicuous by its absence, peace and solitude are unsurpassed, and the dress code - like the lifestyle - ranges from informal to barefoot casual.


Belize

Belize is located on the Caribbean coast of Central America, South of Mexico. Home to the second longest barrier reef in the world, Belize offers superb calm water sailing, diving and snorkelling, Mayan ruins and more - truly an unspoilt holiday getaway. Sail within the reef, keeping a careful eye out for shallow coral.


Bahamas

Cruise the "out islands" of the Abacos, just 1 hours flying time from Miami,  an archipelago of pale sandy islands, tranquil bays, sheltered harbours and sleepy historic villages.The beaches are spectacular, mile after mile of white sand and plenty of reefs for fantastic snorkelling and scuba diving.


Florida Keys

The Florida Keys are known for their spectacular coral reefs, excellent marina facilities and quiet restful anchorages. Often called "America's Caribbean Islands" the Keys are warmed by the Gulfstream, and, sheltered by the only living coral reef in the U.S., the Keys offer splendid sailing conditions year round.


Cuba

Cuba is a magical new destination for experienced sailors with some of the world’s finest beaches, a rich cultural heritage and a vibrant approach to life. Dive and snorkel on some of the most exquisite coral reefs in the Caribbean and when the sun goes down, party to the salsa rhythms.

Anegada in the British Virgin Islands is a coral reef island and the name means "drowned land". Once off limits due to the treacherous Horseshoe Reef which has caused many shipwrecks, there us now a bouyed channel to guide you safely in to the moorings. The restaurants are famous for their lobsters. Take a taxi to Loblolly Bay on the north shore - a pink coral sand beach with an enclosed lagoon for superb snorkelling. The Big Bamboo beach bar makes a perfect stop for lunch. 

The Tobago Cays in the Grenadines is an idyllic yachting anchorage, a dream for snorkellers, a paradise for beachcombers and a film location for Pirates of the Caribbean. The anchorage behind a cluster of five uninhabited cays, is protected from the Atlantic swell by Horse Shoe Reef, an excellent coral reef with an abundance of colourful corals and tropical fish.

In Belize, islands they are called “cayes” - pronounced “keys”.  The cayes range in size and type from sprawling mangrove-covered masses to small areas of sand and coral, from privately owned cayes with individual resorts to larger islands with towns like Ambergris Caye and Caye Caulker. Most of the cayes lie within the shelter of the Barrier Reef which protects them from the rolling breakers coming from the Caribbean Sea giving calmer waters within the confines of the inner lagoon between the reef and mainland. 

"We had an idyllic holiday with a great boat, great flotilla leaders in a great cruising ground. Top marks."
Fethiye flotilla 2013 - K.T.

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