The Yachter’s Guide to the Caribbean!
The Caribbean is made up of more than 7,000 islands and most of them have ways to connect to each other, most popular being private plane charters which are not expensive. When it comes to yachts it is still tricky business. There are many places in which you’re not allowed to anchor a yacht for the fear of damaging coral reefs and they charge about 30 dollars only for a night of yacht mooring.
The pleasant, sub-tropical weather of the islands is often interrupted by hurricanes and it is good to check with the yachts company about the policies regarding the hurricanes. Rains happen in bursts and get over quickly.
There are over 700 islands in the Bahamas. Yachting does very well there and on can find all kinds of yacht anchorages. Here you can all information related to yachts from Albaco as it provides home to many charter vessels. There is a great expanse to cruise in the Great Albaco and Little Albaco from where you will also be able to spot a string of cays to the east.
The British Virgin Islands are also very popular with the tourists as they sit on the north of the Caribbean Sea. They have an average temperature of about 27 degree Celsius and it remains unchanging most of the year. It is from the months between November and May that the sailing period is on as the remaining months the islands are on hurricane alert. The British Virgin Islands are splayed all over with white sand and clear water and you can go snorkelling in the reefs after which you can visit the bars of Jost Van Dyke Island.
Being one of the most popular yacht charter destinations, Tortola, puts forth the largest fleet of charter yachts. There are so many options available her that the sailors’ hearts will skip a beat. There are motor and sailing vessels, skippered and bareboat, catamarans and monohulls. Since these islands are only separated by 2 to 3 hours, the yacht charters are excessively popular with big families with kids. Keep in mind that you’ll need your National Park Permit and that the islands get terribly busy during festive seasons.
Islands like St Vincent and Grenadines are also great places to spend a holiday yachting. The winter months are windy, with them blowing at about 20 to 25 knots so keep that in mind. The route usually goes from Lagoon Hotel and Marina at the southernmost point in St. Vincent to Grenadines and the islands around the island of St. Vincent. It’s best to take time off and spend a day walking on the shores of these islands. You can even find one way yachts from St Vincent to Union, Grenada, Martinique and St Lucia. The above two islands, like most other islands also have a large number of diving schools which will help you explore the gorgeous seascapes of the Caribbean. This is truly an adventure of a lifetime.