ANTIGUA IS A MOST RELAXING AND ENJOYABLE CHARTER DESTINATION!
Since the 18th Century, Antigua has enjoyed a rich history of safe anchorage and marine services for seafarers cruising the Caribbean Sea.
Located in the heart of the Caribbean, Antigua remains a hub of activity for the cruising yachtsman. English Harbor and adjacent Falmouth Harbor offer outstanding marinas and yacht services as well as lively bars and restaurants.
Antigua is known for her beautiful beaches – some 365 of them on the island we are told – and deeply indented bays. Nearby Barbuda features long stretches of sugar-white beaches perfect for shelling. Nature lovers can explore local caves or cross the lagoon to visit a natural bird sanctuary with its unusually large frigate colony.
Sailors enjoy a warm and comfortable tropical marine climate, cooled by steady trade winds year round.
Be sure to visit Nelson’s Dockyard at English Harbor and her restored 18th century buildings and slipway. The surrounding hills lead to the ruined fortress of Shirley Heights, a popular spot for locals to watch the sun set on Sunday evenings.
Excellent flight service from gateways in both North America and Europe make Antigua a perfect island to start your charter in the leeward islands … However, for a more relaxing yacht vaction, many choose to spend the week exploring the picturesque bays and beautiful beaches of Antigua and Barbuda.