Just under 350 years ago, the first ship was recorded to enter the protected waters of Antigua. Today, Antigua‘s Yacht Club has become one of the best-known marinas, and a favourite of Caribbean yacht charterers. The stunning restored area of English Harbour is visited by dozens of yachts at all times, throughout the entire year. Many of the best establishments are found in this area of the island, with fine dining, intriguing historical sites, and spectacular parties held at Shirley Heights overlooking the Caribbean Sea.As the harbour’s name suggests, the country has a colonial past, and the English flavour is found in the rich history and beautiful buildings. Near English Harbour you will find the Shirley Heights military complex. Built to defend the island in the 1700s visitors can now lookout with a more relaxing purpose of admiring the view across the pink-tinged beaches and blue waters. The natural Falmouth Harbour and Nelson’s Dockyard have become yachting hubs, with marinas built specifically to cater to large yachts, and are charter clients arrive on luxury superyachts throughout the winter when temperatures rarely drop below 25°C.
During Antigua Sailing Week you will be treated to a show of some of the world’s finest yachts. World-class competitors sail to the island to compete in the regatta, giving an impressive display of skill and engineering excellence in the sleek lines of their lightweight racing yachts. With a wide variety of shops on Antigua – many offering duty-free shopping – you will find stylish pieces to take home in the boutique stores or Caribbean treasures including local ceramics.
See below available yachts for charter in Antigua. Contact us to find out about additional yachts for charter available in the area.