The Leeward Islands are located on the eastern edge of the Caribbean Sea. They’re called the Leeward Islands because they’re away from the wind.
The Caribbean Leeward Islands consist of Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Saint Martin, the United States and British Virgin Islands, Montserrat, Dominica, Saint Kitts, Nevis, Saba, Guadeloupe and Saint-Barthélemy.
Today the Leeward Islands in the Caribbean are one of the world’s most popular yacht travel destinations. The region enjoys high temperatures and pleasant weather all year round and attracts large numbers of people seeking a vacation in an idyllic tropical Caribbean island paradise. The majority of the Leeward Islands are volcanic and mountainous but a few are flat coral structures.
With over 7,000 islands, the Caribbean offers a multitude of choice. Explore nature up close and enjoy the astonishing coral reefs, which make for ideal conditions for scuba diving. Visit the rain forests, discover the mysterious volcanoes and the stunning waterfalls. A Caribbean Leeward Yacht Charter can offer you everything, including delicious cuisine, superb diving, spectacular scenery, lively entertainment, or peace and tranquility which will exceed expectations.
Being one of the most famous yacht charter grounds in the Caribbean, the Leeward Islands are an idyllic choice for anyone looking for majestic tropical landscapes, powdery white beaches, shimmering waters and utter paradise. A yacht charter around the Leeward Islands offers opportunities for diving and snorkelling amongst the exotic marine life with reefs and dolphins thriving beneath the waterline.
The islands span some 190 kms from Anguilla to Dominica and each island offers something completely different. Here, you will find a variety of nationalities, cultures and cuisines. Geography ranges from lush rain forests, volcanic craters to sandy coral islands. They are some of the most beautiful yacht charter destinations in the world, offering something for everyone – from pristine beaches to restaurants and chic shops. The Leeward Islands offers an intriguing blend of cultures as Les Saintes is French, St Maartin is Dutch and Antigua is British. The surreal atmosphere on the northern islands is a naturally intoxicating blend of sunshine, fresh sea air and spectacular tropical forests and brilliant flowers. Midway down the Leeward Islands, you’ll find the thriving Antigua, a major yacht charter base. Antigua is the image of a British colony set amongst a tropical paradise and is surrounded and protected by a coral reef. If you tire of the busy nightlife in Antigua, take a day sail over to Barbuda for some peace and tranquility. This glittering archipelago of volcanic islands enchants each of its visitors with unbelievably clear waters and glistening shorelines which invite guests to wind down in a haven of sheer opulence. The Leeward Islands offer everything from splendid tropical landscapes to shimmering white beaches and provide an intoxicating combination of sunshine, fresh air and rich vegetation.
Leeward Yachts in the Leeward Islands can offer you everything from spectacular scenery, superb diving, delectable cuisine, peace and tranquility or lively entertainment.
The Leeward Yachts season runs from November through to July and the high season is from mid-December to March, when Americans and Europeans come in great numbers to escape winter. The hurricane season is from late July to early October. The high season in the Leeward Islands runs from November through July, peaking between mid-December and March. The rainy and less windy season extends from July through October with the possibility of hurricanes making this the least expensive time for a Caribbean Leeward Yacht Charter.
Summer : 1st May – 30th November (Low Season)
Hurricane season is June – November
Usually September and October are very quiet months, and most crews haul their boats and return home, as this seems to be the most active time for hurricanes.
We recommend that clients take out trip insurance during the summer months, in order to get their money back if they have to cancel with a named storm.
Winter : 1st December – 30th April (High Season)
First two weeks in January are quiet as everyone has just taken their holiday vacations but the rest of the period is very busy.
Charter rates are 10-15% higher for Xmas and New Year.