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Sailing Vacation in Antigua & Barbuda

Antigua, English Habour, Nelson’s Dockyard, Shirley Heights, Barbuda & Redonda.

The tropical 2 little Leewards Islands Antigua and Barbuda lies like two pearls in the heart of the Caribbean sea. 

Antigua’s stunning coastline and graceful harbours have lured sailors to Antiguan waters for centuries. The tiny Caribbean islands of Antigua and Barbuda are famous for their more than 365 white sandy beaches. The warm tropical climate, the constant trade winds, and countless natural harbors make the waters around Antigua and Barbuda one of the world’s most popular sailing destinations, a true paradise for sailors.

Whether you are a water-lover, sports enthusiast, sailor at heart, history buff, nature lover or avid beach bum! With several natural anchorages and tiny islets to explore, Antigua & Barbuda are one of the best sailing destinations. There is something for everybody!

Whether you skipper a bareboat charter yacht on your own, or you enjoy life on luxurious skippered charter, you are exploring one of the most diverse and beautiful sailing destination with the spirit and rhythm of the Caribbean.

Our Hand-picked portfolio offers the very best charter yachts in Antigua and Barbuda. Whether you prefer to charter a bareboat sailing yacht or fully crewed luxury yacht, our portfolio includes bare boats, luxury sailing yachts and motor yachts. Whatever your preferred vessel might be, we have the perfect yacht for you. Take this opportunity to discover islands, bays, deserted shores and beaches, which land-based travel cannot provide.

In the 16th century, the islands served mainly as hiding places for the pirates. In 1784, Admiral Nelson made the Royal Navy of Great Britain in Antigua the most important base in the Caribbean. The complex Coast offers a variety of safe harbors and the protection of almost continuous colorful coral reefs. In Antigua and Barbuda, there are 365 bays, fantastic white sand beaches and turquoise blue sea.

Beach almost entirely surrounds Barbuda with the main town of Codrington. The island is about 30 miles north of Antigua, a broadly flat coral island with white and pink beaches just 45 meters above the sea. With only 1500 inhabitants, it offers quiet tranquility and only a few hotels and private retreats. Miles of white, palm-lined beaches make the Caribbean dream come true. On the island, there are caves in the northern part of the island as well as ruins and forts with the Martello Tower and a mangrove lagoon with frigate bird protection reserve numbers. Reef-fringed Barbuda may be one of the best kept ecological secrets in the West Indies. Her rugged scenery, beautiful beaches,  lagoons and abundant wildlife may be a resource as valuable as its fisheries.

The third island of Antigua and Barbuda is the small volcanic island of Redonda. It is a nature reserve and consists of the remains of an extinct volcano. To the south are the islands of Montserrat and to the north and west, Nevis, St. Kitts, St. Barts, and St. Martin.

You find a cocktail of stunning anchor bays peaceful and unspoiled nature on Barbuda or Caribbean life, beach festivals and the exciting nightlife of Antigua. Every year, the legendary Antigua Sailing Week takes place, where hundreds of yachts from all over the world meet. Antigua is the largest of the English-speaking Leeward Islands in the Eastern Caribbean.

On the island are the lively capital of St. John’s in the salty-glamorous English Harbour, small villages with Caribbean-colored wooden houses, farmers markets, pine and cotton fields and over three hundred white fine sand, powdery beaches with coconut palms and exotic vegetation, snorkeling and diving in the unique coral reefs. 

St. Johns is the capital of Antigua and also the largest city on the island. The cityscape is dominated by the white baroque towers of St. John’s Cathedral.  To experience the island’s early cultures, visit the Museum of Antigua and Barbuda, housed in a 1750s colonial courthouse.

The bustling quayside at the harbour is dotted with cafes, bars, restaurants and shops. The waterfront cafes are the best place to enjoy St. John’s caribbean lifestyle and watch the hustle and bustle of small local fishing boats and the luxurious yachts from all over the world either moored in the bay, or dropping their anchor. A new dock for cruise ships welcomes visitors from all over the world.

Don’t miss to experience and enjoy a thrilling journey through the rainforest  on zip lines high above the rainforest canopy of Antigua! 

To the south of volcanic origin, is the exotic tropical rainforest. The hibiscus grows and proliferates in such a way that it can hardly be restrained. 

The Nelson’s Dockyard National Park is the heart of the historic sites of Antigua. The hurricane-safe and historic harbor facility in the English Harbor is located on the south coast of the Caribbean island of Antigua.  Nelson’s Dockyard is the largest of Antigua’s National Parks and is still used today as a working dockyard for numerous yachts and ships. Fully restored to its original splendor, the eighteenth- and nineteenth-century buildings of the Dockyard house modern amenities such as shops, hotels, and marina businesses. Outside the dockyard, historic forts dot the landscape of the park accessible by hiking trails which allow visitors to enjoy the park’s scenic and natural beauty. In Nelson’s Dockyard, powerful military structures, the famous docks, and imposing colonial buildings are reminiscent of a great time of British seafaring. These buildings date back to 1785-1792. In the 18th and 19th centuries, it was regarded as the most important naval base of Great Britain on the Lesser Antilles, to protect the local colonies as well as the merchant ships from attacks. It was Nelson’s main base in the Caribbean during the Napoleonic Wars of the 18th century. The historical shipyard with the powerful stone columns, that belonged to a boat house, with the storehouses, workshops and equipment stores were closed in 1889,  but in the 20th century, they were faithfully and lovingly renovated. There are now restaurants, art galleries, shops, marine shops, a historic 5-star hotel and an exclusive marina.

Shirley Heights refers to the military complex along the whole ridge leading up to the Lookout. The complex is mainly in ruins, except for Shirley Heights Lookout. A fortress was built to protect the harbor in the 18th century. The 360-degree panorama did not give the pirates or enemy’s ships a chance to approach them unintentionally. 

Today Shirley Heights is the very best place to be to enjoy that the sun slowly sinks below the horizon. Celebrate during the most dramatic sunset in Antigua and the brightest moonlt nights. Shirley Heights offers a stunning panoramic view over the beautiful island of Antigua and the caribbean sea. The view of English Harbor is absolutely fantastic during the day – at sunset, a magical scenery surrounds you with a breathtaking and shimmering ambiance, which can hardly be put into words!

Shirley Heights Lookout is a wonderful place to meet with friends, or stop off on your island tour for a mouthwatering selection of Caribbean food with some world staples. There is a choice of dining indoors in the 18th Century building or outdoors on the terrace.

Shirley Heights Lookout is home to one of the most famous and best events on the island and in the Caribbean. Do not miss the sensational sunset party which takes place every Sunday from 17:00h.. Enjoy the barbeque, delicious cocktails, the local beer “Wadadli” and the local rums varieties “Cavalier” and “English Harbor. Be a part of the Caribbean lifestyle and dance to the Steel band’s pulsating Caribbean Soca, Reggae and Calypso rhythms as you make new friends with both locals and visitors. 

There are a few discos; the most famous are the Abracadabra in English Harbor as well as The Coast in St. John’s. There are also numerous bars and restaurants around the island. The main “spots” are St. John’s, Dickenson Bay, and English Harbor

The Creole cuisine is very tasty; there is plenty of rice, fresh, steamed vegetables and of course tropical fruits like bananas, papayas, melons, oranges, the local pineapple, and the black pineapple, which is particularly sweet in taste. Lobster and snapper (fish) are local specialties as well as the stew pepperpot, and suckling pig and chicken. In the bars are served tropical cocktails with fresh fruits.

Got inspired, to discover and explore the two pearls of the Leewards Islands, Antigua and Barbuda?

Just get in touch and let’s our expert yacht charter brokers and  charter specialists with their passion for sailing and their knowledge of the most popular destinations know the kind of charter and yacht you are searching for.

We have a large hand-picked portfolio that offers the very best selection of charter yachts available in Antigua and Barbuda. Whether you prefer to charter a sailing yacht or catamaran bareboat, or a skippered or fully crewed luxury yacht, Let us find the right yacht and the route for your charter with all the requirements and extras you wish!

We look forward to design your tailor-made and bespoken yacht vacation, just  lean back and enjoy the time of your life. You will for sure love and enjoy the deserted coves and the wonderful coasts and explore the smaller islands around.

Get in Touch with us today and get your tailor-made yacht charter proposal.

We are ready to let your yachting dreams come true!