The Caribbean, known for almost perfect sailing conditions, offers warm water and plenty of islands to explore. Visitors to this area will enjoy the white sand beaches, waterfalls and snorkeling or diving opportunities. From most islands you will be able to hire a sailboat, with or without crew services. Or plan ahead and reserve your charter with one of the sailing charter companies.
Virgin Island Sailing
Virgin Island Sailing, specializing in crewed all-inclusive sailing, offers private luxury boats. Yachts can fit from two to 20 guests and are offered in a variety of configurations to fit the needs of the guests. Itinerary options range widely and can be suited to your needs. Boats are typically chartered for a week, but can be altered depending on guest's preferences. Food, drinks and water activities such as snorkeling, fishing, surfing and skiing are included in the price of your charter. Diving is extra. Menus are based on guest's food preferences. Alcoholic drinks are included. Prices start around $1,200 per person for a week-long charter.
2216 Lakeshore Drive
Nokomis, FL 34275
Arabella, a 160-foot tall ship, offers 20 modern cabins with private bathrooms, satellite TV and individual climate control. Ship amenities include a deck hot tub, snorkeling gear and kayaks. Arabella is scheduled to sail the Caribbean only in the winter. Arabella may be booked year-round for private charters. Prices start at $1,050 per person for a six-night charter.
1 Christie's Landing
Newport, RI 02840
Caribbean Yacht Charters
Caribbean Yacht Charters specializes in crewed charters in the Caribbean. Charters cater to a variety of groups, including families, couples or adults. Caribbean Yacht's all-inclusive charters include all meals, snacks, drinks and water sports such as snorkeling, kayaking, fishing and kneeboarding. Accommodations vary widely as this company offers a large selection of fleets. Prices start at $2,500 per person per week.
Falmouth, Antigua, West Indies
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