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St. Barts Yacht Charter

The elite meet each winter season on the tiny, chic isle of St. Barthélémy, French West Indies—familiarly known as St. Barths. Movie icons, socialites, rock stars and royalty arrive for the island’s A-List New Year’s Eve celebrations and stay on to soak up the sun.Even if your name has never appeared in the tabloids, you can still enjoy the principal pleasures of this French-accented retreat: world-class shopping, fine dining and 22 of the prettiest beaches in this part of the Caribbean. Not to mention the nightclubs, some of which, like famously frisky Nikki Beach, are located right on the sand.

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St. Barts Overview

St. Barth's Gustavia Harbor provides excellent protection from every direction except the north.

Port de Gustavia, at the foot of St. Barth's main shopping district, offers dock space and a large anchorage.

St. Barths is a well-known winter gathering spot for the elite, but it will be enjoyed by all with its beautiful beaches and French cuisine. The best time of year for yacht chartering in St. Barths is from November to April.

The elite meet each winter season on the tiny, chic isle of St. Barthélémy, French West Indies—familiarly known as St. Barths. Movie icons, socialites, rock stars and royalty arrive for the island’s A-List New Year’s Eve celebrations and stay on to soak up the sun.

Even if your name has never appeared in the tabloids, you can still enjoy the principal pleasures of this French-accented retreat: world-class shopping, fine dining and 22 of the prettiest beaches in this part of the Caribbean. Not to mention the nightclubs, some of which, like famously frisky Nikki Beach, are located right on the sand.

While St. Barths has an airport (with a heart-stopping final approach), most visitors arrive by boat. St. Maarten, home base to several bareboat charter sailing fleets, as well as many of the luxury charter motor yachts in the Caribbean, is 15 nautical miles away.

There is just one marina on St. Barths: Port de Gustavia, at the foot of the island’s main shopping district. This state-owned yacht basin operates on a first-come, first-served basis, making it hard to plan ahead. Most boats anchor out in the holding ground off Gustavia or in secluded bays like Anse du Colombier at the island’s north end.