To enjoy the Caribbean and really want to get to know an island, you need to sail around it. Caribbean islands go together like sand and sea, or rum punch and a hammock – if you want to do as islanders do, then get a boat!
Pirates had a point when they set up a base in the Caribbean. It´s a fantastic place to stay. The best things about any Caribbean island are the secret beaches, sheltered coves, and tiny beach bars. Sit and watch exquisite sunsets and let time slip by.
Many unique places are only known to the Caribbean Yacht Charter sailors. They are often unreachable other than by boat. For example; The Soggy Dollar Bar in the British Virgin Islands is hard to beat. It´s well-named; you have to bring a tender in closer than a yacht can get to and then swim the last 20 metres to shore. It is possibly the most relaxing bar in the world.
Caribbean Yacht Charter Sailors of all levels of expertise can discover their “favourite” Caribbean holiday island. Most people return year after year to the same place because they´ve enjoyed their holiday on the water so much. Protected anchorages and full-service marinas pander to a charterer´s every whim.
The Caribbean jade-coloured seas lap the shores of blissful white sands on most of the islands. The lush vegetation provides sweet local fruit and plump vegetables. The sea offers every type of fish, both to eat or to look at through a snorkel.
The waters host large schools of fish, turtles, and coral reefs. The Puerto Rico Trench sits on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea. Surprisingly, the Trench, north of Puerto Rico, is the deepest point in the Atlantic Ocean.
The area is a vast region consisting of the Caribbean Sea and its many islands. Some Islands border both the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean. The part lies southeast of the Gulf of Mexico. North and South America are the closest mainland areas. Some Caribbean islands sit in the middle of several major shipping routes. The Panama Canal connects the Caribbean Sea with the Pacific Ocean.
Islands comprise the Greater Antilles and the Lesser Antilles. The Greater Antilles islands are Cuba, The Cayman Islands, Jamaica, Haiti, the Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico. Often also included in this group are the Virgin Islands and the Bahamas. The Lesser Antilles include both the Leeward and the Windward island groups.
Mostly, the modern Caribbean is associated with North America. Many regions are English speaking and will often use the US dollar as their sole or secondary currency.
The West Indies, the Bahamas, Turks and Caicos and Bermuda are sometimes considered part of the group. However, not one of these islands lies in the Caribbean Sea. Belize, Colombia, Cozumel, the Yucatán Peninsula, Margarita Island, the Guyanas, some of Venezuela, and Brazil have political and cultural ties with the Caribbean region.
The name originates from the Carib people. The Caribs were great adventurers and navigators who populated America and the Antilles. However, the Spanish discovered most of this region during their conquest of America. Over the centuries, several other European nations, including France and the UK, fought for ownership of the various islands.
The sun shines practically every day of the year, making it perfect for a Caribbean Yacht Charter. The temperature stays warm for almost 365 days, depending on which island you are visiting. Hurricane season can be from June to November, but mostly they can hit during September and October. Hurricanes that occasionally batter the region generally strike northwards of Grenada and west of Barbados.
Water temperatures only vary from around 22 °C to 31°C all year. The air temperature is warm, often in the high 20s or 30s in the Windward and Leeward Islands. Like Cuba, Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic, the northern isles can experience colder temperatures in winter.
Our Base for booking the Caribbean Yacht Charter holiday is in Port Ginesta, Barcelona, Spain. Do take time to visit us if you are passing.