A yacht charter vacation in the Leeward Islands, often known as the Lesser Antilles, will exceed expectations. This is a yachtsman's paradise. These islands sit half way down the eastern Caribbean chain, beginning with Nevis, St Kitts, St Bart’s and St Maartin in the north, Antigua and Barbuda in the middle and the islands of Montserrat and Guadeloupe to the south. Sailing throughout the Leeward Islands, you'll find an intriguing blend of cultures. Les Saintes holds a taste of France, a quaint Dutch influence is prevalent in the southern parts of St Maartin, and Antigua of course, is unmistakably British. A yacht charter holiday in the Leeward Islands will offer you everything - majestic tropical landscapes, powdery white beaches, sparkling waters, the exotic cuisine of St Maartin and the lively nightlife of Antigua. The nature lover will not be disappointed with the beauty of St. Kitts and Nevis. The surreal atmosphere on these northern islands is a naturally intoxicating blend of sunshine, fresh sea air and rich vegetation. Both islands are crowned with spectacular cloud-ringed peaks covered with tropical forests and brilliant flowers.
Midway down the Leeward Islands, you'll find the thriving core of Antigua, a major yacht charter base. Antigua is the image of a British colony set amongst a tropical paradise. Due to the islands natural defences, the British choose Antigua as its naval stronghold in the Caribbean, over two hundred years ago. Antigua, being the largest of the British Leeward Islands had warm, steady winds, a complex coastline of safe harbors, and a protective, nearly unbroken wall of coral reef. Today, charter boats flock to Antigua for the same reasons. If you tire of the constant parties in Antigua, take a day sail over to Barbuda for some peace and tranquillity. Commercially, Barbuda is relatively unscathed, which means secluded beaches and quiet anchorages, are still a definite possibility.
On the southern tip of the Leeward Islands, constant easterly trade winds provide some magnificent open water sailing. Cruise amongst some of the most undeveloped islands in the Caribbean - Iles des Saintes, Marie Galante and Dominica. A yacht charter in the Leeward Islands can offer you everything from spectacular scenery, superb diving, delicious cuisine, peace and tranquillity or lively entertainment.
Explore Location Guides for great destinations near the Leeward Islands .
Explore Luxury Motor Yachts available for charter in the Leeward Islands, including Starship, Yia Sou and M/Y ARIOSO. Starship is a 143ft capacious yacht launched in 1988. Luxury Motor Yacht Starship accommodates twelve charter passengers in five cabins. Launched more recently than Starship, Yia Sou is a 104ft good sized luxury yacht launched in 2001. Motor Yacht Yia Sou, produced by Cheoy Lee, sleeps 10 Guests charter guests in 5 cabins cabins. At 39.62m (130' ), M/Y ARIOSO is larger than Yia Sou and was launched in 2006. M/Y ARIOSO, produced by Westport, accommodates ten charter guests in five cabins. This is simply a selection of luxury motor yachts available for charter in the Leeward Islands. Please see this link for more:
QUEEN SOUTH III, Lady Thuraya and APACHE are Luxury Sailing Yachts available in the Leeward Islands. QUEEN SOUTH III is a 35,97m (118' ) good sized yacht launched in 1999. Sailing yacht QUEEN SOUTH III, by Chian Marin, sleeps eight guests in four cabins. Lady Thuraya is a 31.00m (101' 8") well proportioned yacht launched in 1982. Sailing yacht Lady Thuraya, developed by Verkerk Designs and Lubbe Voss Germany and H . Lunstroo, sleeps eight guests in four cabins. At 32.00m (105' ), APACHE is larger than Lady Thuraya and was launched in 1994. Sailing yacht APACHE, developed by D. Presles & J. Pierrejean and Chantier Navale N2a, sleeps eight passengers in four cabins. There is a whole host of great luxury sailing yachts available for charter in the Leeward Islands. The above presentation is simply a selection, so please click on the link below for more.
Browse Luxury Catamarans available in the Leeward Islands, including Sailing Catamaran THE CURE, Sailing Catamaran Matira and Catamaran TAHUATA Yacht. Sailing Catamaran THE CURE is a 18.90m (62' ) well sized luxury yacht launched in 2009. Sailing Catamaran THE CURE, crafted by Vplp and Lagoon, accommodates six passengers in three cabins. At 58ft (17.7m), Sailing Catamaran Matira is larger than Sailing Catamaran THE CURE and was launched in 2004. Sailing Catamaran Matira sleeps eight charter passengers in four cabins. Launched more recently than Sailing Catamaran Matira, Catamaran TAHUATA Yacht is a 17.82m (58' 5") good sized yacht launched in 2005. Catamaran TAHUATA Yacht, crafted by Marc Lombard and Cabinet Diedre and Alliaura Marine - Privilege, sleeps eight guests in four cabins. The Leeward Islands is a magnificent cruising ground for other luxury catamarans. Please click on this link to see all yachts available for charter in the Leeward Islands.
Yachts for charter in the Leeward Islands include Crocodile Daddy, 'JO' and Lagoon 380 catamaran. Crocodile Daddy is a 62 Feet good sized luxury yacht launched in 2010. Crocodile Daddy, crafted by Lagoon, sleeps 8 Guests guests in 4 Doubles cabins. At 49.95m (163' 10")., 'JO' is larger than Crocodile Daddy and was launched in 2004. Luxury motor yacht 'JO', produced by Stefano Natucci and Francois Zurretti and Francois Zuretti and Benetti, sleeps 10/12 charter passengers in 5/6 cabins. Lagoon 380 catamaran is a 37 ft 11' well sized luxury yacht launched in 2000-02. Lagoon 380 catamaran accommodates eight charter guests in 4 dble cabins. The Leeward Islands is a magnificent cruising ground for other yachts. Please click on this link to see all yachts available for charter in the Leeward Islands.
Interested in news about the Leeward Islands? Follow the links below for Luxury Yacht Charter and Superyacht News related to Leeward Islands and other locations.
This document is not contractual. The yacht charters and their particulars displayed in the results above are displayed in good faith and whilst believed to be correct are not guaranteed. CharterWorld Limited does not warrant or assume any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information and/or images displayed. All information is subject to change without notice and is without warrantee. A professional CharterWorld yacht charter consultant will discuss each charter during your charter selection process. Starting prices are shown in a range of currencies for a one-week charter, unless otherwise marked. Exact pricing and other details will be confirmed on the particular charter contract. Just follow the "reserve this yacht charter" link for your chosen yacht charter or contact us and someone from the CharterWorld team will be in touch shortly.