The Caribbean comprises more than 700 islands, islets and cays stretching from the Bahamas to Trinidad. These islands are in a tropical area that has had major influences from British, French, Dutch & Spanish cultures. Almost every island has it's own heritage and language, and many of them are independent countries.

Listed below are the islands that do have catamarans available for charter. We have included Belize in this group because it is on the Caribbean Sea.

Bahamas

 

Best Cruising Months: May - October

 

The chartering area in the Bahamas is a group of 29 islands called Abaco. The Bahamas is a true sailor's paradise steeped in both history and lore.

The outer cays and islands create naturally protected waters commonly referred to as the Sea of Abaco. The five inhabited cays of major importance are Walkers Cay, Green Turtle Cay, Great Guanna, Man-O-War and Elbow Cay. Lush vegetation and over 200 species of birds are found on these islands.

The Bahamas is an independent Commonwealth British country and English is the spoken language.

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Puerto Rico

 

Best Cruising Months: May - October

 

Peurto Rico is an archipelago consisting of Puerto Rico & 3 smaller islands of Vieques, Celebra & Palominito. This is a United States Territory and sometimes is referred to as the Spanish Virgin Islands. The  charter base is on the main island of Puerto Rico, however most charterers sail to the islands of Culebra, Vieques and Palominito.

Vieques is a true paradise of sugary white beaches for those seeking solitude.

Culebra has stunning stretches of white sand.

Palominito has an exciting array of activities on this tropical oasis.

Tortola - BVI

 

Best Cruising Months: May - October

 

The British Virgin Islands (BVI) are made up of more than 60 islands and islets at the northern end of the Lesser Antilles, which separates the Atlantic Ocean from the turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea.Tortola, Jost Van Dyke, Virgin Gorda, and Anegada are the major islands of this storied archipelago.
Crystal clear waters, picture-perfect beaches, scenic anchorages and well-equipped marinas make the British Virgin Islands an ideal sailing destination for every sailor. Easy island hops, consistent trade winds, line-of-sight navigation and numerous safe anchorages and mooring fields make this a sailors' dream vacation.

St. Thomas - USVI

 

Best Cruising Months: May - October

 

The Virgin Islands lie in the West Indies about 40 miles east of Puerto Rico. The typical Virgin Island's cruising area extends from St. Thomas to the west to Virgin Gorda to the east, a distance of approximately 45 miles. The Atlantic Ocean meets this island chain on the north side, and the Caribbean Sea borders it on the south side. The larger islands within this area are: St. Thomas, St. John, Tortola, Jost Van Dyke, Norman Island, Cooper Island, Peter Island, and Virgin Gorda. There are many smaller and lesser known islands and cays that are also interesting to explore. Just outside of this area are St. Croix to the south. The beaches are white and sandy, and the coral reefs are active with abundant marine life.The charter base is on the Island of St.Thomas and you can sail anywhere from the Britsh Virgin Islands through the US Virgin Islands and to the Spanish Virgin Islands.

 

St. Martin

 

Best Cruising Months: May - October

 

The island of Saint Martin is the smallest landmass in the world shared by two independent countries. The northern part is a French overseas collectivity, while the Dutch side is an independent nation within the Kingdom of the Netherlands, and is officially called Saint Martin. With world class restaurants, casual beach bars, legendary and sometimes infamous beaches, live music and a fascinating colonial history, St. Martin gives you a taste of the delightful charms of this part of the world.
Island hopping to the famous island of St.Barts or to the diving paradise of Anguilla are a must for most sailors.

Antigua

 

Best Cruising Months: May - October

 

Antigua (pronounced An-tee’ga) is the largest of the English-speaking Leeward Islands in the Eastern Caribbean. To the south are the islands of Montserrat; and to the north and west are Nevis, St. Kitts, St. Barts, and St. Martin. Barbuda.
The heart of Antigua’s historic district is the 15 square miles that of Nelson’s Dockyard National Park.
Now completely restored, Nelson’s Dockyard is the only Georgian dockyard in the world.
Navigate the same waters as Nelson, scuba dive and snorkel from the deck of your catamaran on the same coral reefs that were once the bane of marauding enemy ships.

Martinique

 

Best Cruising Months: May - October

 

The Caribs called it the "Island of Flowers". In the North and center is an island of forest and waterfalls. In the South much of the land has been planted in sugar cane, pineapples, or bananas.
Martinique's capital, Fort de France, celebrates every aspect of French culture with style and panache – from the excellence of its cuisine to the chic sophistication of its fine resorts and restaurants. There are secluded coves perfect for swimming and snorkeling, reefs, unspoiled fishing villages, hot springs, lush rainforests, rugged peaks and exotic flowers and fruit everywhere. If you decide to sail around the island or take a few days before/after your charter, do not miss the fascinating city of St. Pierre located at the foot of the 4,583 foot-high volcano called Mount Pelee. The pleasant small town from where your sailing vacation will begin is Le Marin which has one of the largest marinas in the Caribbean that caters specifically to pleasure boats, and is only a day sail from the Grenadines & St.Lucia.

Guadeloupe

 

Best Cruising Months: May - October

 

The island of Guadeloupe is geographically distinctive because of its butterfly shape. The eastern wing is Grand-Terre. Pointe-à-Pitre, the island's biggest city, is in the southeastern corner and is the center of tourism. The western wing is Basse-Terre, which is less developed and dominated by a national park. A narrow channel called the Salt River separates the two halves of the island. A main attraction is the Coasteau underwater National Park for snorkeling & scuba diving.
On the quieter, nearby islands of Des Saintes & Marie Galante, many of the inhabitants still wear traditional Creole dress and the mix of African, European and East Indian cultures makes for a melting pot of great charm and excitement.

Belize

 

Best Cruising Months: May - October

 

Belize is situated South of Mexico and North of Honduras in the Western Caribbean. A catamaran charter in Belize offers the ultimate way to experience the world’s second largest barrier reef.
There are many deserted cayes throughout the cruising area, providing complete tranquility or, if you prefer, you can visit one of the populated islands and experience a great meal ashore and replenish supplies.

Grenadines

 

Best Cruising Months: May - October

 

Grenada is known as the “Island of Spice.” It’s also the gateway to the unspoiled cruising grounds of the Grenadines, which promises some of the best sailing anywhere in the Caribbean.
Embark on a week or two of cruising the stunning Grenadines with its turquoise waters, sandy beaches and palm trees swaying gently in the ever present trade winds. Visit such renowned sailing destinations as the Tobago Cays, Salt Whistle Bay, Mustique or the old whaling island of Bequia. Whether it is a deserted beach, or viewing the island homes of rock stars and royalty, or simply grilling a lobster on the barbecue, the Grenadines has something for everyone.

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