The island of Antigua offers yachtsmen a glimpse of history along with beautiful beaches and everything else you’d expect from its rich tropical setting. With an international airport, it’s also the perfect launch point for an itinerary in the mid- and southern Caribbean.
The largest of the English-speaking Leeward Islands, Antigua boasts warm, steady breezes; a winding coastline dotted with safe harbors; shell-laden beaches and a nearly unbroken coral reef. It offers both tranquil settings and exciting nightlife. Its quieter sister, Barbuda, located to the north, is a natural haven for sealife and birds.
English Harbour in Antigua is the site of the only working Georgian dockyard in the world. Admiral Nelson once hid his fleet in the harbor; today, Nelson’s Dockyard is an active yachting center offering berths from 30 meters up, and also features a museum dedicated to its namesake. Other popular marinas on the island include Jolly Harbor Marina, Catamaran Marina, Falmouth Harbour and Antigua Yacht Club.
While all types of charter boats are available here, both bareboat and crewed, thanks to the constant northeast tradewinds, Antigua and Barbuda are especially popular with sailors. Antigua Sailing Week in April is one of the largest sailing regattas in the world.
Yachts for charter in Antigua.