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.
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. We have a list of Trip Insurance Providers if requested.
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.