Explore Antigua on a Winter Yacht Charter
A timeless yachting haven located in the centre of the Leeward Caribbean islands, Antigua is a highly popular stopover during a luxury yacht charter itinerary.
A timeless yachting haven located in the centre of the Leeward Caribbean islands, Antigua is a highly popular stopover during a luxury yacht charter itinerary. Boasting a year-round tropical climate and average temperatures of 25+ degrees, the prime season falls between December and April when sunshine will most definitely be on the agenda.
Antigua is perfect for those seeking outdoor adventures, particularly in the water; a myriad of vibrant coral reefs are teeming with marine life, ready to deliver an amazing diving or snorkelling experience. Cruise to Galleon Beach at English Harbour to discover the otherworldly Pillars of Hercules. These amazing geological formations display incredible patterns from relentless erosion by wind, rain and waves in a spectacular setting, and the opportunity to snorkel along the sculpted walls next to rare fish is sublime.
During your yacht charter in Antigua, do not miss the hike up to Shirley Heights to see the island’s most famous panorama, with breath-taking views over English and Falmouth Harbours. A perfect spot to watch Antigua's famous sunset, the lookout hosts barbecues and live music every Sunday after the sun goes down. For alternative activities, thrill seekers can try an exhilarating zip-lining jaunt over the rainforest canopy or enjoy an exciting tour up the slopes of Mount Obama (previously called Boggy Peak).
Packed with natural phenomena, a yacht charter getaway in Antigua is not complete without a trip to the astounding Devil's Bridge. This must-see spectacle of geysers and blowholes spurting out water as the Atlantic waves crash against the rocks is simply sensational. Anchor in the north sound to meet dozens of South Atlantic Stingrays who thrive on human attention; you can swim, feed and play with them whilst capturing that perfect Instagram moment.
For entertainment ashore, head to St John's, hotspot for nightlife and renowned for restaurants serving superb cuisine. Bask in the relaxed Caribbean vibe where rum bars buzz with life and delicious fresh fish is always on the menu. Back on board, your chef can source fresh, local provisions to deliver some iconic Antiguan dishes such as saltfish, rock-lobster, conch fritters and Johnny cakes.
There is a great selection of motor and sailing yachts available to charter in the Caribbean this winter – take a look at our suggestions to explore Antigua in style with Ocean Independence.
Yacht for Charter
A pedigree yacht primed for exclusive cruising, SOARING is the ultimate Caribbean charter option. Featuring contemporary styling, an abundance of entertaining and socialising areas, she offers accommodation for up to 12 guests in luxury. With an experienced captain and crew delivering exceptional service plus a watersports list to ensure non-stop fun in the sun, SOARING is a charter yacht like no other.
Undoubtedly, the lure of blissful white-sand beaches, warm turquoise seas and the ability to cruise at leisure on a luxury yacht makes the prospect of a charter in Antigua a highly attractive option this winter. Contact us to learn more about booking the perfect winter yacht charter.
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