Yacht charter in the Caribbean

The Caribbean islands are amongst the most spectacular yachting destinations in the world. A luxury yacht charter to this fascination part of the globe allows you to explore the islands in the best possible way there is, by sea. With more than 7,000 islands, reefs and cays and an area of over 2,000 kilometers of sea, this is what dreams are made of. Embark on a Caribbean yacht charter with your family and friends and discover crystal-clear turquoise waters, snow-white sandy beaches and the relaxed lifestyle the islands are known for.

Why charter a luxury yacht in the Caribbean?

Whether you would like to celebrate the winter holidays in St Barths or are looking for a picture-perfect family getaway in the pristine Virgin Islands, a Caribbean yachting vacation provides you with an endless list of iconic destinations. Awaken all your senses with a Caribbean yacht charter. From balmy weather, crystalline seas and paradisical setting to the explosion of colors, cosmopolitan atmosphere and relaxed attitude, the islands will make you never want to leave. Countless islands offer everything from dramatic scenery, out-of-this world watersport possibilities, world-class cuisine and a captivating history. Our charter experts at Boatsters Black will assist you in finding the perfect yacht to rent and our experienced team will put together a tailormade itinerary for you and your loved ones.

Top destinations in the Caribbean

The Leeward Islands and the Windward Islands are amongst the most popular charter destinations in the Caribbean, including St Barth, St Martin, and the British Virgin Islands. The turquoise seas offer unmatched diving opportunities, while hidden coves make for secluded anchorages, giving you that ultimate feeling of your own private island. Whether you would like to enjoy a cookout at the beach with your family or dine in style on board or at one of the excellent restaurants on the islands, the variety in destinations in the Caribbean offers countless options to suit everyone. During your luxury yacht charter, enjoy an abundance of activities, even in the smallest of areas. With an unrestricted view of the underwater world, snorkelers can encounter unique marine life, reefs and wrecks along the sea bottom.

Yacht Charter in the British Virgin Islands

The British Virgin Islands are ideal for spectacular diving and a yacht charter here is made for the waterborne. With their balmy climate, calm waters and protected anchorages, the BVI’s are the perfect cruising grounds for family charters. Coral reefs and stunning beaches provide every opportunity for all kinds of watersports. The exotic fish in these waters will appeal to every diver and snorkeler alike and the shallow waters are inviting you and your family to enjoy...

Yacht Charter in the US Virgin Islands

Cruise the islands discovered by Christopher Columbus during your US Virgin Island yacht charter. Comprising the main islands of St. Thomas, St. Croix, St. John and Water Island, with many smaller islands and islets in between, the archipelago’s culture is a blend of Caribbean, American and European influences. When it comes to things to do during a US Virgin Islands yacht charter, the opportunities are endless. From snorkeling and diving to discovering restored sugar ...

Yachts for charter in the Caribbean

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7 days Yacht Charter Itinerary in the Caribbean

Day 1 - Tortola

As soon as you make yourself comfortable, set sail for Norman Island, the reputed inspiration for Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island. While it’s rumored that its mysterious caves served as a hiding place for pirate treasure, you’re more likely to find some of the best snorkeling in the British Virgin Islands.

Day 2 - Norman Island & The Indians archipelago

In the morning, go ashore on Norman Island—where the only inhabitants you’ll meet are the wild goats—to hike the trails and take in the fresh morning breeze and breathtaking views. Next, motor straight over to The Indians archipelago, a National Park and an excellent site for snorkelers and all levels of divers.

Day 3 - Rhone Marine Park and Cooper Island

After you finish breakfast on board, sail to this historic National Park built around a Royal Mail Steamer that sank during a hurricane in 1867. In the early afternoon, head to Cooper Island, a dreamy, eco-friendly resort on a private island, nestled among the palm trees and tropical flowers.

Day 4 - Virgin Gorda

Your next destination is Virgin Gorda, home of the National Park and geological wonder the Baths. Created by underwater volcanic activity, this collection of towering granite boulders forms an otherworldly playground of tunnels, caves, and crystal-clear pools.

Day 5 - Oil Nut Bay

Begin your morning in Oil Nut Bay with a leisurely breakfast at The Beach Club. Built on an expansive deck that hangs out over Deep Bay, this stylish outdoor restaurant at Oil Nut Bay features overwater hammocks, sun loungers, and even a suspended swimming pool—perfect for soaking up the sun and daydreaming.

Day 6 - Scrub Island

From fishing to hiking the volcanic island’s surroundings, Scrub Island offers a seemingly endless list of activities. Learn to sail with confidence at the Offshore Sailing School located in Marina Village.

Day 7 - Marina Trellis Bay

Enjoy your morning saying goodbye to the waters of BVI with a last snorkel or secluded beach visit before you sail back into the Marina Trellis Bay. If you have some time to spend, walk around Road Town for a little shopping and a quick bite, or visit the local art center. If you are into historical sights, check out Fort Burt.

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Best time to charter a yacht in the Caribbean

The Caribbean islands enjoy year-round sunshine and average temperatures ranging between 24°C and 32°C, making it the perfect destination for your luxury yacht charter. The climate on most of the islands is tropical and the temperatures are moderated by the prevailing northeast trade winds, providing just the breeze you didn’t even know you were looking for. The water temperatures are ideal for all kinds of watersport, varying from 22 °C to 31 °C. With consistent hours of sunshine year-round, every month is a good month to visit.

Months
Temperature
min. max.
Sunshine Hours
Sea Temperature
January
17oC 25oC
7.5 25oC
February
17oC 25oC
8 24oC
March
18oC 26oC
8 24oC
April
20oC 28oC
9.5 25oC
May
22oC 30oC
9 26oC
June
24oC 31oC
8 28oC
July
25oC 32oC
8.5 29oC
August
25oC 33oC
8.5 30oC
September
24oC 32oC
7.5 29oC
October
22oC 30oC
7.5 28oC
November
20oC 27oC
7.5 27oC
December
18oC 26oC
7 25oC

About the Caribbean islands

The Caribbean is one of those destinations that should be on everyone’s bucket list and probably is. The blissfully pale shimmery stretches of sand and the sparkling crystal-clear waters are obvious pulls when it comes to visiting the Caribbean. The turquoise waters are overloaded with treasures, from miniature beach coral isles to extensive mountainous atolls radiating with rich and vibrant culture. Snorkelers can see clearly to the ocean floor, making for an enchanting encounter where marine life, mesmerizing outcrops, reefs and wrecks flourish along the sea bed. Throw in the glorious weather and you have one idyllic holiday location. On a Caribbean yacht charter, visitors can enjoy an abundance of activities in all kind of areas. With a thriving nightlife, lush rainforest, amazing diving opportunities and first class cuisine, the Caribbean is a superb location with something to suit everyone.

If you happen to be in the area during one of the many festivals that take place in the Caribbean and you love color, costumes and carnival, jump on the opportunity and join the party. Festivals are very important in the Caribbean and they reflect the rich cultural diversity and history of the region. With the steel drum bands and all night dancing, you and your family and friends will have a blast.

History of the Caribbean

The history of the Caribbean reveals the significant role the region played in the colonial struggles of the European powers. In 1492, Christopher Columbus landed in the Caribbean and claimed the region for Spain. Later one, French, Dutch and British pioneers settled in the area. In the twentieth century the Caribbean underwent a decolonization wave. The international ties, immigration, and rivalry between world powers have given Caribbean history an impact disproportion...

Gastronomy of the Caribbean

Caribbean foods comprise some of the most unique dishes in the world, primarily consisting of fresh-caught seafood, local fruits, and other regional delights. Caribbean food is a product of many different cultures and tastes put together and has a very distinct flavor that is as rich as its history. The most important ingredients in Caribbean food are rice, plantains, beans, cassava, cilantro, coriander, bell pepper, chickpeas, tomatoes, sweet potatoes, and coconut.

National Parks and Archeological Sites in the Caribbean

The Caribbean is home to some of the best national parks and interesting archeological sites in the world. Whether you like to hike to waterfalls, rock formations and rainforests, snorkel pristine reefs, or explore the streets of historic Caribbean cities, you will find something fascinating to do at the parks and sites we selected for you.

Best anchorages in the Caribbean

Unwind while on anchor in one of the many secret bays the Caribbean has to offer when on charter on your private luxury yacht. Cruising the pristine, turquoise waters from island to island is a unique experience and when you are ready to explore the underwater world or spend the night, there is no shortage of attractive anchorages.

The unique benefits of a private yacht charter in the Caribbean

Private luxury yacht cruising has always been a fantastic choice for a vacation in the Caribbean islands and the possibilities in this archipelago are endless. Next to freedom, privacy and independence, private yacht charters will also give you a time to connect. Aboard a yacht, time passes more slowly. It's a chance to get back to nature and enjoy life's simple pleasures—like a dolphin swimming by or a spectacular sunset. Most importantly, you spend quality time with those closest to you, in one of the most sought-after destinations around the globe.

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Frequently asked questions about a yacht charter in the Caribbean

What does the charter contract look like?

The majority of the industry works with standardised contracts which have been created and refined by a consortium of industry professionals called MYBA. The charter contract outlines all the variables of a specific charter, such as the yacht, price, dates and location, as well as all the terms and conditions which cover all eventualities and the relationship between the various parties to the agreement.

In addition to the charter rate, which is the cost of renting the yacht, its equipment and its crew, there are extra costs which will be charged on top. These typically include any tax due on the charter (see VAT section above) and the APA which covers everything you will consume during your charter. On a case by case basis there may be delivery fees if you prefer to book the yacht in a location different to its base. Finally, some yachts require security deposits when hosting events.

All yachts have a limitation as to the number of guests which can be accommodated on board. This relates to the rules and regulations for the safety of passengers and is determined for each yacht based on the number of berths (individual sleeping places) and safety equipment. The maximum number of guests on board is usually 12, which is dictated by the general rules for commercial vessels, although some larger yachts can accommodate up to 36 guests if they are classified as passenger ships.

The process of booking a yacht can be quite complex, between finding the right yacht from the thousands available on the market, negotiating the best rates, the contract, working out the itinerary, the most efficient tax structure and many more. Our charter agents are here to take care of all the details so that you can focus on the fun part of the trip: relaxing on board and enjoying the sea and the area you are cruising!

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