Superyacht charter Antigua and Barbuda

A superyacht charter in Antigua is always unforgettable, whether cruising around the island sampling fresh local dishes created by your chef, or taking an excursion ashore to some of the 365 beaches on a crewed yacht charter. Book your superyacht charter Antigua and Barbuda today!

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Superyacht charter Antigua and Barbuda

A superyacht charter in Antigua is always unforgettable, whether cruising around the island sampling fresh local dishes created by your chef, or taking an excursion ashore to some of the 365 beaches on a crewed yacht charter. Book your superyacht charter Antigua and Barbuda today!

Why a Superyacht Charter

With its super luxury resorts and some of the best beaches in the Eastern Caribbean, the Leeward Island of Antigua is one of the top destinations for those on a super yacht charter.

Whether browsing the boutiques of Nelsons Dockyard, racing on the Caribbean Sea at Antigua Sailing Week, or having a perfect beach barbecue on a deserted beach at Nonsuch Bay, an Antigua yacht charter offers it all!


An Antigua super yacht charter can easily take in all the best sights of the island over a week - or you can on to other Leeward and Windward Islands.

You may begin your super yacht charter from Falmouth Harbour Marina or Nelsons Dockyard Marina and head east-about the island. At the entrance to Nelsons Dockyard you will discover one of the best beaches on the south coast, Galleon Beach where many come by sea to relax between hanging out and enjoying the buzz of the shops, restaurants and boutiques. Galleon Beach is certainly a taster of things to come.

Rounding Antigua past Freetown you will hit Nonsuch Bay. With its top end resort there is plenty to enjoy ashore but many on a crewed yacht charter end up landing on one of the beaches at Green Island, which is a challenge to navigate to without an experienced skipper thanks to the reef but is well worth the effort as a charter destination. Many who visit find the glorious isolation of Green Island compelling!

On the way to Jumby Bay Island (Long Island) you may alight at Great Bird Island, another private island like Green island that is a protected habitat for a range of birds such as the Frigate bird and the only snake that is endemic to Antigua. The beaches are again, a delicious escape compared to Dickenson Bay that we will touch on later.

Jumby Bay is a private island owned and kept by its owner residents. Its ecology is maintained carefully including the hawksbill turtles that hatch here, and a variety of fauna and flora endemic to the island. There are private residences, that you can get to by bicycle or golf cart since there are no cars here.

Moving onto the north coast, heading towards Saint John's you will see Dickenson Bay, the most developed beach on the island. You may alight at the six-star Sandals Grande Antigua resort that is regularly voted the top honeymoon resort in the world thanks to its unutterly romantic location, and facilities such as its spa and water sports activities that come as part of your stay.

St John's is a classic Caribbean capital township with lots of colonial architecture and a good buzz about it. After a couple of evenings of pleasant quiet you may need a fix of human contact in St John's and there is plenty to be had with its bars, restaurants and shops.

Leaving St John's you will come to Deep Bay. Deep Bay is a misnomer as you can wade quite a way in, though you will have to swim around the sunken sailing ship in the middle - this has been colonised by corals and is a great snorkelling location.

The west coast, facing the nearby Leeward island of Montserrat, has the private resort and marina development of Jolly Harbour. A major stop on Antigua Sailing Week, this has an excellent marina and the obligatory shops, bars, restaurants and boutiques. If (as many do) you wish to return there are villas here for purchase too!

Perhaps pausing to enjoy some reef diving or snorkelling as you go, you may want to land at the luxurious resorts of Carlisle Bay or Rendezvous Bay on the SW of the island as you head back to English Harbor. Rendezvous Bay has 80 detached residences spread over 50 acres of protected national parkland and is a bolthole for those who want to switch off from the world.

Leeward Islands: At less than 20 miles long, Antigua can be sailed around in just a few days - or fewer in a good wind! You may wish to sail NW up the Leeward island chain towards the Virgin Islands. Over a few days you can experience the glorious isolation of St Barths or the wild fun of St Maarten, and then a heady mix of both in the British Virgin islands. Famed for their Full Moon Parties and top quality resorts, the British Virgin Islands are an escape in their own right.

At the end of your sailing trip from Antigua you may wish to sail to the US Virgin Islands. These are a mix of quiet beauty (St John) and cosmopolitan fun (Charlotte Amalie on St Thomas for example).

Windward Islands: Heading SE from Antigua you will reach the French Antilles of Guadeloupe, Dominica and Martinique, and then on to St Lucia and St Vincent. These have their colonial pasts and whether enjoying a cafe au lait with a croissant in the morning at Le Marin or with a sore head and muzzy memories of the night before at Rodney Bay Marina, you will soon have a variety of sights and sounds that make a Caribbean super yacht charter one of the best sailing holidays money can buy!

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Superyacht Charter Antigua and Barbuda

With your luxury charter yacht as a base, the crew will look after your needs while you focus on fun and relaxation. On your sailing yacht or motor yacht you can access isolated, sandy beaches inaccessible to others in quiet coves.

You can go ashore at different locations to enjoy socialising and the best restaurants in Nelsons Dockyard and then perhaps disappear to rebalance off a quiet island like Jumby Bay the next. Often the boat charter will carry water toys such as a motor boat, windsurfing gear and jet skis for you to blast around a quiet bay and have fun out of the sight and sound of others.

An Antigua and Barbuda luxury yacht charter is best enjoyed in the winter months between November and April with the peak season in December and January on your sailing yacht or motor yacht charter yacht.

An Antigua luxury crewed yacht charter is one of the safest, most luxurious and most convenient ways to travel and enjoy beautiful locations from the quieter smaller islands to a more vibrant destination like St John's on your yachtcharter holiday.

Why a Superyacht Charter

Luxury, service, privacy and accessibility are just some of the benefits of choosing a luxury crewed yacht charter. Enjoy a vacation in unparalleled comfort and luxury as you sail to some of the world's most magical destinations; many of which are only accessible by yacht. Here are some of the advantages of choosing this type of trip over a villa or hotel vacation:

Freedom to Explore: A new horizon each morning, personalised 24/7 service, complete privacy, the freedom to sail and explore at leisure and the chance to discover the very best of the culture, cuisine and entertainment at each location.

Experienced Captain and Crew: Our captains and crew have personal experience of the world's best and safest anchorages and marinas, alongside in-depth local knowledge of cultural attractions, shore dining and entertainment opportunities.

Onboard Entertainment: a range of sophisticated toys all waiting for you in the tender garage. Get your adrenaline rush on the jet skis, paddleboards and kayaks.

Types of Luxury Yacht charter

Here are a selection of charter yachts that you may choose from to enjoy on your Antigua luxury yacht charter holiday, whether on a bareboat charter basis or crewed yacht charter yacht rental basis. Connect with the yacht owner or chartercompany through us today to arrange your Antigua and Barbuda yacht charter!


Whether sailing yachts or power catamarans, these have a wide beam and shallow draft and make for spacious and comfortable luxury yachts. Even the smaller vessels (15m LOA and up) will have en suite heads in the cabins, and can often carry water toys like jet skis and paddleboards aboard. You can have a crewed catamaran charter or bareboat charter depending on the size of vessel and what you want from a sailing holiday.

Motor Yacht

From a catamaran to a luxury motor yacht charter these are faster and often have far more space. Expect a more comfortable, premium experience on motor yacht, ranging from a mini cruiser to top end superyacht charter vessels. You can have crewed yacht charter or bareboat charter depending on the size of vessel with the skipper and crew looking after you.

The larger crewed yachts are often available on a individual occupancy cruise or corporate yacht charter basis as a means of escaping to an out of the way place without distraction. These will have water toys such as a speed boat, jet ski and diving equipment so you can enjoy water sports even without having to go ashore.

Sailing Yacht

Whether a classic racing yacht or more modern cruiser racer sailing yacht, these sleek, stylish and more traditional sailboats still have the space you need but can sail in near silence with just the sound of the wind and waves as you move along under wind power alone. These can come as something smaller or a 30 metre plus corporate yacht charter too with water toys and a skipper and crew looking after you.

Weather conditions in Antigua and Barbuda:

Luxury yacht charters are best when augmented by great weather.

Early Season (November): The last of the hurricanes should have gone by now. It will be warm but not uncomfortable in the mid 20s C range. Expect easterlies of 12-15mph. The dry season is beginning but you may get the odd soaking - hardly uncomfortable in such warmth!

Peak Season (December and January): Easterlies again prevail most of the time, building to a fairly constant 15-20mph. The dry season is in full swing so expect little in the way of rain. It will be comfortably warm at around 25 C most of the day.

Late Season (February to May): Winds: easterlies, 25mph fairly steadily. A little rain is to be expected. Temperatures increase to the high 20s C.

A northern hemisphere summer yacht charter vacation is possible. The marinas are cheaper and it can be quieter. However this is approaching hurricane season when the region goes into hibernation. It is hotter and wetter, helping breed stormy weather.

When to Visit Antigua and Barbuda

One way to enjoy an Antigua yacht charter could be the Antigua Charter Yacht Show in December. Hosted at Falmouth Harbour and English Harbor, the Antigua Charter Yacht Show is seen as among the best ways to choose your charter yacht for the summer. For those who love a bit of yacht racing, hosted by Antigua Yacht Club, Antigua Sailing Week in late April/ early May is one of the best sailing events in the Eastern Caribbean.

December and January are when the marinas are at their busiest and most expensive. It can get crowded, even out on the smaller islands. Most of the social events are at their best at this time of year though and the buzz is a good one.

For those after a quieter time after the crowds have gone, try to visit Antigua in May. The crowds have generally gone and the marinas are cheaper. It can be wetter as the wet season kicks in but that could well be worthwhile sacrifice to enjoy the islands of the Leeward Island chain at their most authentic.

Suggested itineraries

On your luxury yacht sailing boat or motor yacht you can enjoy the best of the Caribbean Sea and islands.

Day 1 Antigua Yacht Club Marina to Nonsuch Bay

Day 2 Great Bird Island and Long Island

Day 3 St John's

Day 4 Deep Bay

Day 5 Jolly Harbour

Day 6 Rendezvous Bay

Day 7 Back to English Harbour

14 day sailing holiday Virgin Islands

Over a 14 day yacht charter holiday, possibly on a crewed yacht charter, sail north and then west up the Leeward Island chain for the US Virgin Islands as a mid-point. Alight at islands such as Montserrat, St Maarten, St Bart's and then onward to the British Virgin Islands, perhaps having a day or two ashore at Necker Island, before heading over to the US Virgin Islands. Sail back, taking in an island or two a day as you return to the charter base on Antigua.

Luxury Marinas in Antigua

There are four main marinas on Antigua. Let’s take a look at them now.

Jolly Harbour Marina has the most berths - 155 - for vessels up to 22.86m LOA

Falmouth Harbour Marina has 60 berths for vessels up to 100m LOA

Antigua Yacht Club Marina has 48 berths for vessels up to 91.44m LOA

Nelsons Dockyard Marina (English Harbour Marina) has 40 berths for vessels up to 55m LOA

Why Use Borrow A Boat For A Luxury Yacht Charter:

We are an independent company which ensures you receive the maximum choice of vessel at the most competitive prices. Alongside our passion for yachting, our commitment to service and decades of luxury yacht experience ensures your luxury yacht charter will be an unforgettable experience. Most importantly, all our luxury yachts and superyacht charters meet stringent and current safety and insurance requirements in their respective locations.

We will handle all logistical preparations to make your yacht charter the experience of a lifetime. We can help with logistics, including pre-and post- charter hotel stays in Antigua and Barbuda

Our captains and crew have personal experience of the world’s best and safest anchorages and marinas, alongside in-depth local knowledge of cultural attractions, shore dining and entertainment opportunities. Choosing a luxury yachtcharter gives you and your guests the opportunity to travel discreetly, with access to the most private coves and anchorages, far from the stresses of today’s busy life.

Frequently asked questions
What kind of yachts can I hire for a Superyacht Charter?

Our superyacht brokers have access to an impressive selection of crewed superyacht charters available to you in the world's most glamourous locations. Varying in size from 40m/130ft to megayachts of over 180m/590ft some of the most luxurious superyachts are fitted with a heli pad, gym, cinema room, spa, sauna and separate owners' decks.

What is the process for booking a Superyacht Charter?

Your first step is to decide how many guests you will have onboard, your location preference and your desired dates. Once you have decided on the basics you can speak to a yacht broker who will organise a detailed itinerary based on where you are travelling and your preferences.

Will I have to pay a deposit when I book a Superyacht Charter?

Yes, all charter companies require a deposit to book a superyacht. This is usually refundable if you have to cancel or make changes, as long as it’s at least 90 days in advance. Do read the cancellation policy small print and consider trip insurance if booking inside the cancellation window.

Where can I sail to on a Superyacht?

Anywhere you wish: your only limit is your imagination. Our luxurious superyachts are berthed worldwide in the most beautiful locations: Set sail from Tahiti, The Bahamas, the French or Italian Riviera, Maine and Florida. Or fly to the Caribbean or the Maldives for a relaxed cruise among the tropical islands. Many of our crewed superyachts also have the range, power and crew expertise to transport you and your guests to more unique locations such as Antarctica, Alaska and Patagonia.

What factors do I need to consider to book the best luxury superyacht charter?

How many people are in your party? This determines the size of luxury superyacht you need to reserve, so get a headcount before you start researching. The main points to consider are your budget, the number of guests, and the season at your intended destination.

What Is included in the charter rate?

Your charter rate will include the hire of your superyacht and its equipment, together with the services of its captain and all crew. The vessel will be properly insured against all marine risks. Additional fees not covered in the charter rate include: VAT, marina fees, local taxes, harbour fees, canal fees, fuel charges, electronic communications, provisioning and any other bespoke extras required. If you choose to embark at a different port to the superyacht’s home location, then you can expect to pay for delivery and/or return fees and expenses.

How long can I charter a superyacht for?

Superyachts are generally charted at a minimum for one week, but you can charter a superyacht for as long as you want, depending on availability.

How do I work out the charter rate?

Superyacht charter rates are always quoted weekly and vary from low to high season. Contact us for the most up-to-date rates.

How much do I pay the crew for gratuities?

We usually recommend 10% of the total charter fee, however gratuities are entirely at your discretion.

How many guests are allowed onboard the superyacht?

The size of your superyacht will determine how many guests are allowed onboard. Legally the maximum guest number on a luxury superyacht is 12. Speak to us if you have a large party and we will source a superyacht that has increased stateroom capacity.

How can I ensure all my requests for activities/food/excursions are met?

We will discuss all your transfer and onboard requirements when you make your booking and will send you a comprehensive questionnaire to complete. We will be in touch again just before your charter begins to ensure all your preferences and individual requirements regarding dietary needs, medical conditions and allergies have been covered. This also includes your requested activities, including toys, entertainment and offshore excursions.

What insurance do you recommend I take out?

Usually guests are covered under the superyacht owner’s own liability policy for damage, however we recommend taking out Charter Liability insurance as an extra buffer. Should you or your guests accidentally damage any interior fixtures and fittings, the hull, or any of the tenders/toys then you will be fully protected for any claims against you. Our dedicated insurance team will advise you.