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Top Catamaran Charter Destinations in the Caribbean

San Blas ranks high in our list of best sailing destinations in the Caribbean due to its unique preservation by indigenous law. The autonomous region of Guna Yala prohibits the sale of land to foreigners, preventing the development of resorts and hotels that could spoil its natural beauty. This preservation ensures that San Blas remains an idyllic and unspoiled paradise for sailors and travelers alike.

Ever wonder 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.

Jost Van Dyke
Jost Van Dyke
  • US Virgin Islands: Cheaper flights from the US but the sailing itineraries and activities are not as attractive as the BVIs. Some anchorages and well known spots are: Cruz Bay (Honeymoon Beach), Francis Bay, Leinster Bay, and the hurricane hole outside of Coral Bay.

Coral Bay, US Virgin Islands
Coral Bay, US Virgin Islands.
  • 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.

Exumas, Bahamas
Exumas, Bahamas.
  • 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!

Jardines de la Reina, Cuba
Jardines de la Reina, Cuba.
  • Grenada, St. Lucia, Martinique Guadeloupe, Antigua-Barbuda and Dominica: 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.

Piton, St Lucia
Piton, St Lucia
  • 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.

Bequia Island in St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Bequia Island in St. Vincent and the Grenadines
  • 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. With more than 365 islands, calmed waters with easy access from the US to the Panama hub, this Caribbean paradise is 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.

Ultimately, the Caribbean offers a plethora of top catamaran charter destinations, each with its own unique charm and allure. Whether you're seeking adventure, relaxation, or cultural immersion, the Caribbean promises unforgettable experiences on the high seas. Embark on your next sailing adventure and discover the wonders of the Caribbean firsthand.

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Jun 23
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Lovely place San Blas is. After a decade of only chartering in the BVI we took the plunge and chartered a catamaran in San Blas. Getting our dinghy stolen from our Moorings catamaran rental the BVI was a turning point for us. Oh what a difference with the San Blas islands! Not we didn’t have fun in BVI but things have absolutely changed there. We went all inclusive in the San Blas, at first we were weary about this fact but after a few hours we realised

the lovely crew were essential in this unchartered islands. Will come back!

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