Top Catamaran Charter Destinations in the Caribbean
San Blas ranks high in our list of best sailing destinations in the Caribbean, and this is because unlike other locations in the Caribbean, the autonomous region of Guna Yala (San Blas) has been preserved by the indigenous law which basically prohibits selling the land (islands) to any foreigner, thus keeping away any kind of development such as resorts and hotels that would have normally sprouted and spoiled such idyllic location.
Ever wondering what the Top sailing Charter Destinations in the Caribbean are:
British Virgin Islands: relaxed tax laws and other benefits for business has led to an exponential increase of yacht agencies. Also cruise ships make the BVIs a stop. The once "oasis of sailors for many centuries" has changed a lot, giving way to a much more touristic scenery. Anchorages such as White Bay - Jost Van Dyke, Norman Island, Peter island and Beef island are the most famous and visited while on a catamaran charter in the British Virgin Islands.
US Virgin Islands: Cheaper flights from the US but the sailing itineraries and activities are not as attractive as the BVIs Some anhorages and well known spots are: Cruz Bay (Honeymoon Beach), Francis Bay, Leinster Bay, and the hurricane hole outside of Coral Bay
The Bahamas: Nassau, Bimini, Grand Bahama Island, Exuma, Rum Cay, the Berry Islands, and the island of Eleuthera are the main sailing areas in this archipelago that is relatively close to the US. Simple scenery with huge sand banks and anchorages
Cuba: is definitely a country that has huge potential but will not take off until the travel ban and sanctions from the US government are ended. Jardines de la Reina, located in the west of Cuba, is a paradise known and sailed by very few. Relaxed Cuban culture and inviting ways are out of this world!
Grenada, ST Lucia, Martinique Guadeloupe, Antigua- Barbuda and Dominica: and most of the windward islands are not meant to be sailed separately, you will miss a whole lot and might even be frustrated if you do not put a couple of these islands in your next Caribbean sailing charter. Yes, the Piton on the very south of St Lucia is absolutely amazing, but where’s the rest....? Note that the channels between these islands tend to be rough crossings of up to 10 hours, so, stay away if you are not a sailor or a real adventurer. We do not recommend large passages for groups or families that have not sailed extensively.
Saint Vincent and The Grenadines: Tobago Cay, Union Island, Canouan, Bequia and the rest of the islands with the relatively easy hops between them are a serious contender to other famous sailing destinations such as the BVIs, USVis, Bahamas and the rest of the locations mentioned above.
San Blas islands: is a unique place that cannot be simply categorized to fit the standards of the yacht charter industry. Only customized catamaran charters in San Blas . This more than 365 islands, calmed waters with easy access from the US to the Panama hub are idyllic for families and friends, adventure and nature seekers, and other non die-hard sailing enthusiasts. Getting to San Blas by plane has become easier and has opened the door to exploring the most secluded and authentic parts of this Archipelago.
Jost Van Dyke
Coral bay US virgin islands
Jardines de la Reina, Cuba
Piton, St Lucia
Bequia Island in St. Vincent and the Grenadines
San Blas catamaran Charters