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Antigua

Antigua Yacht Charters

Inspiring Itineraries

What is the best route to sail Antigua?

If you follow one of our carefully crafted Antigua sailing itineraries, you will experience the very best of life in Antigua. Starting at Nelson’s Dockyard, you will set sail and uncover the beauty of Falmouth Harbour and Jolly Harbour, before soaking up the sun on Green Island and Dickenson Bay.

Whether you follow our Antigua itinerary or chart your own destiny, you can rest in the knowledge that sailing in Antigua is a delightful experience, no matter which route you take. Top tip: If you hire a skipper for all or part of your Antigua yacht charter, they will be happy to offer their expertise and local knowledge on where to go and what to do.

When is the best time to sail in Antigua?

To make the most of your Antigua yacht charter and to experience the island in all its glory, it’s important to understand when the best time is to set sail. The sailing season in Antigua runs from November-April, and the wet season begins in June and ends in November.

It is worth noting that our Antigua sailing base is open between November-June which makes it ideal if you’re planning a Winter getaway or a New Year treat.

How easy is it to island hop in Antigua?

Antigua and Barbuda is a unique country, in that it is comprised of two main islands and several smaller islands. While you can center your itinerary around Antigua, some guests may choose to also set sail across to Barbuda. Whether you’re sailing on one of our state-of-the-art sailing catamarans or a classic monohull, navigating the waters around Antigua couldn’t be easier.

How many days in Antigua is enough?

Much like all our Caribbean charters, and destinations in the Mediterranean, Americas and Exotics, you have the freedom to choose how long you set sail. However, we think a week is the perfect amount of time to experience the magic of Antigua and uncover its hidden gems.

For seven days, enjoy unlimited freedom on the water aboard a spacious catamaran or classic monohull and let Antigua melt all your cares away. Whether you plot your own course or follow our suggested itinerary below, there’s no better way to experience the wondrous appeal of this premier travel destination.

Will you spend your days hiking around luscious Green Bird Island, try windsurfing for the first time at Dickenson Bay, or soak up Antigua’s rich naval history at English Harbour?

What are the best things to do in Antigua?
  • Sunbathe and relax on the golden sands of the best beaches in Antigua, from Green Island Beach to Darkwood Beach.
  • Head to Stingray City where you will be able to pet and feed Southern Stingrays in their natural environment, and snorkel in stunning coral reefs with colorful fish and marine life.
  • Visit Devil’s Bridge, a natural arch carved by the sea from soft and hard limestone ledges of the Antigua formation, a geological division of the flat north-eastern point of Antigua.
  • Take in the breathtaking, panoramic views from Shirley Heights Lookout.
  • Unleash your inner adventurer and embark on the Antigua Zipline Canopy Adventure from St John’s, a 2.5 hour excursion through rainforests along 10 ziplines.
  • Spend your days uncovering the underwater treasures of Antigua. From scuba diving at Dickenson Bay to snorkeling at Long Bay Beach, we know you’ll create magical memories to last a lifetime. If you love spending time in the water, take a look at our water sports options.*

*Note: If you plan on going scuba diving or snorkeling in Antigua:

  • A tank and weight belt for one person costs approximately USD 10 per day. 
  • A full set of diving equipment costs approx. USD 20-30 per person per day. 
  • The Moorings will provide snorkeling flippers but at this time will not be providing snorkels or snorkeling masks, please plan to bring your own.

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