Caribbean Yacht Charter
Thanks again Roger once again you advice was spot on and a great time had by all
Probably the home of yacht charter and with steady 18 knot trade winds from the east absolutely fantastic sailing. Numerous bases ranging from British Virgin Islands to the north down through the Windward and Leward Islands, through the Grenadines to Grenada in the south. The area really does offer something for everyone. With direct flights to most Islands from Europe. You decide what sort of combination you want between purist sailing, secluded white sand beaches and a cosmopolitan restaurant scene – we will do the rest! Oh and don’t forget the various regattas particularly Antigua Race Week at the end of April each year.
British Virgin Islands
British Virgin Islands The British Virgin Islands (BVI) are made up of more than 60 islands and islets at the northern end of the Lesser Antilles, which separates the Atlantic Ocean from the turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea.Tortola, Jost Van Dyke, Virgin Gorda, and Anegada are the major islands of this storied archipelago. Rich in pirate folklore, and made famous by the likes of Robert Louis Stevenson, the BVI offer some of the best sailing to be had anywhere on the planet. The smaller islands, many perfect for daytime snorkeling trips as well as overnight stays, add to the mix of tropical delights, where you can be as relaxed or as active as you like. Set sail on a BVI yacht charter from our base at Hodges Creek Marina, centrally located on Tortola. After slipping away from the dock, you will be perfectly positioned in the Sir Francis Drake Channel, the gateway to Paradise. We will transport you to a place where tranquil turquoise waters lap softly against the hull of your yacht while giant swaths of tropical fish dart just below the surface. Everywhere are white-sand beaches fringed with towering palm trees and picturesque ramshackle beach bars. Other islands remain uninhabited and are just waiting to be explored. Crystal clear waters, picture-perfect beaches, scenic anchorages and well-equipped marinas make the British Virgin Islands an ideal sailing destination for every sailor. Easy island hops, consistent trade winds, line-of-sight navigation and numerous safe anchorages and mooring fields make this a sailors’ dream vacation.
Thank you Tenrag – we were looked after so well and the yacht was in great condition, we will be back
British Virgin Islands
British Virgin Islands: 9 days / 8 nights
Discover the Caribbean pirate islands. Sail on your yacht among Virgin Islands, between fabulous beaches and coral reefs.
Day 1 : Transfer to Maya Cove base
Day 2 : Maya Cove / Norman Island
Day 3 : Norman Island / the Baths / Gorda Sound
Day 4 : Gorda Sound / various moorings.
Day 5 : Gorda Sound / the dogs / Marina Cay
Day 6 : Marina Cay / Monkey point / Cane Garden ou Jost Van Dyke.
Day 7 : Cane Garden ou Jost Van Dyke / Green Cay / Peter island
Day 8 : Peter Island / Maya Cove
Day 9 : Disembarkation.
Roger and Tenrag Yacht Charters are world-class. They constantly provide outstanding customer service, responsiveness, and selection of yachts and destinations.
I have been chartering with Tenrag for more than 10 years and wouldn’t think of going anywhere else for a yacht booking. Fair winds!
St. Martin Located in the Leeward Islands at 18 degrees 3 minutes, north latitude and 63 degrees 4 minutes west longitude, Christopher Columbus sighted St. Martin in 1493 and claimed it for Spain. However, the Dutch first occupied St. Martin in 1631 drawn by the island’s salt deposits. Spain eventually relinquished its claim, and the French and Dutch divided the island among themselves. And so it remains today. The island of Saint Martin is the smallest landmass in the world shared by two independent countries.
The northern part is a French overseas collectivity, while the Dutch side is an independent nation within the Kingdom of the Netherlands, and is officially called Saint Martin. Because of its French and Dutch sides, an interesting duel cultural personality exists on St. Martin where sophistication and a relaxed, easygoing style are woven into the fabric of daily life on the island. The melding of both Caribbean and European food, culture and cuisine comes together like no other place in the island chain. With world class restaurants, casual beach bars, legendary and sometimes infamous beaches, live music and a fascinating colonial history, St. Martin gives you a taste of the delightful charms of this part of the world.
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Itinerary St. Martin 9 Days
1–‐MARINA PORT LA ROYALE
2–‐ANGUILLA ROAD BAY CLEARANCE/PRICKLY PEAR
4–‐ANSE MARCEL OU GRAND CASE
6–‐ST BARTH GUSTAVIA
7–‐ILE FOURCHUE OU COLOMBIER
8–‐SIMPSON BAY 8IEME NUIT ou MARIGOT
Antigua Come join us in exploring Antigua’s winding coastline and seemingly limitless secluded powdery soft beaches. Navigate the same waters as Nelson, scuba dive and snorkel from the decks of our yachts on the same coral reefs that were once the bane of marauding enemy ships. Antigua and its sister Island, Barbuda, lie at 17 degrees 5 minutes north latitude and 61 degrees 48 minutes west longitude. Antigua (pronounced An-tee’ga) is the largest of the English-speaking Leeward Islands in the Eastern Caribbean. To the south are the islands of Montserrat; and to the north and west are Nevis, St. Kitts, St. Barts, and St. Martin. Barbuda, about 30 miles due north of Antigua, is a largely uninhabited flat coral island.
The tiny island of Redonda, a nature preserve is also part of the nation. Like most islands of the Caribbean, Antigua benefits from a warm climate moderated by steady trade winds that make the region one of the most desirable of the world’s great sailing destinations. Because of its complex coastline, an abundance of safe harbors, and a protective nearly unbroken coral reef, one of Great Britain’s most famous admirals, Horatio Nelson, made Antigua the Royal Navy’s most important Caribbean base in 1784. Now, more than 200 years later, the same characteristics that attracted Nelson have drawn Dream Yacht Charter this island paradise. Our base is the legendary Jolly Harbor, a full service marina that features restaurants, a supermarket, boutique shopping and more.
Great trip Roger, yacht performed better than expected and we actually finished second overall in class, hope to see you again next year!
Our Yacht staff will acquaint you with the island’s natural and historical landmarks. Natives like to say there are 365 distinct beaches, one for every day of the year on Antigua. We don’t know if that’s literally true, but one of the great adventures for our sailing friends would be to try and visit them all. The capital of Antigua and its largest city is St. John’s. The baroque towers of St. John’s Cathedral dominate the city’s landscape. With a new cruise ship dock and several hotels, the capital is a lively hub for shopping and dining. If you are interested in the early history of the island, visit the Museum of Antigua and Barbuda in the colonial Court House. You will find Arawak and colonial artifacts recovered archaeological digs on the island on display. The heart of Antigua’s historic district is the 15 square miles that of Nelson’s Dockyard National Park.
During the great age of sale, this area served as British Navy’s base and headquarters of the fleet of the Leeward Islands during the late 18th century. Greatly expanded during the time Horatio Nelson commanded, it was gradually abandoned during in the nineteenth century and was closed in 1889. Now completely restored, Nelson’s Dockyard is the only Georgian dockyard in the world.
Thanks for arranging the boat again, we really did have a blast
Antigua: 7 days
Day 1: Jolly Harbour Marina (embarkation time 5 pm) On your first day, arrive at our base in Jolly Harbour Marina. The Marina is a perfect start point for your cruise; it is home to several bars, restaurants, a large supermarket, liquor store, customs, a fresh water swimming pool, 18-hole golf course, banks and a fuel dock.
Day 2: Dickenson Bay (10 nm) After your boat briefing and one to one chart briefing, leave the dock and sail north to Dickenson Bay. Dickenson Bay is located on the northwestern coast of Antigua, close to Cedar Grove. While Dickenson Bay is not the most secluded beach in Antigua, its intensely white beaches and tranquil seas attracts many visitors. The beach is dotted with hotels and restaurants, a casino and discos. During the day water sports businesses rent sunfish, windsurfers, and jet skis. Water skiing is also available. Horseback riding and tennis courts are available. A busting, mile long beach and home to several bars and restaurants: Sneaky Pete’s Beach Bar, Pepperz n Lime Restaurant and Coconut Grove Bar and Restaurant. All perfect for sundowners and enjoying some stunning sunsets to the west.
Day 3: Barbuda (Low Bay)(30 nm) From Dickenson Bay, recheck weather and then sail north to Barbuda to reach Barbuda when the sun is high in the sky. Barbuda is home to the Frigate Bird Sanctuary, which is located in the Codrington Lagoon. Pre-book your frigate bird sanctuary tour with Goldilocks and preorder fresh lobster or fish to be delivered to you. Anchor at Low Bay for your first night and enjoy stunning sunsets.
Day 4: Barbuda (Coco Point)(10 nm) Sail from Low Bay around to Coco Point – another favorite anchorage especially if there is any northerly swell. Snorkel, kayak or simply relax with a good book.
Day 5: Nonsuch Bay (30 nm) Sail from Barbuda to the east coast and Green Island and Nonsuch Bay. Green Island is a beautiful island, completely uninhabited and perfect for that getaway anchorage. There is plenty of room in Nonsuch Bay for anchoring and the windward reef offers protection from the sea. Nonsuch Bay is home to Harmony Hall; an art gallery and Italian restaurant set high overlooking the bay. Enjoy cocktails in a converted sugar mill. Nonsuch Bay is also home to Nonsuch Bay Resort; breakfast, lunch and dinner can be had at this waterfront resort. Try your hand at kite surfing or windsurfing with Max at 40 Knots.
Day 6: English Harbour (10 nm) From Nonsuch Bay, sail to English Harbour or Falmouth Harbour. English Harbour is home to Nelson’s Dockyard which is a fully restored 18th century working dockyard. In days gone by, Nelson would keep his fleet here and there is a museum dedicated to his memory and has some fascinating exhibits. There are many restaurants in this area and the dockyard itself has some pretty places to have a coffee or dinner. If you enjoy diving, why not join a group departing from English Harbour and visit some of the many dive sites off the south and south west coast. Dinghy ashore and enjoy a chocolate Martini at Skulduggery Café, or have dinner at Cloggy’s Restaurant; famous for their ice cold rose wine and yachtie atmosphere! Marvel at the mega yachts and super yachts.
Day 7: Carlisle Bay (5 nm) From here, sail south to Carlisle Bay, a beautiful palm-lined anchorage. Carlisle Bay is a very pretty bay with lush vegetation on the surrounding hills. Put on your snorkels and jump right in! The water here in fact is so clear that it makes it a haven for divers and snorkelers alike. It is one of the less crowded beaches for visitors too which makes for a divers paradise. This is also home to Carlisle Bay resort that is a stunning 5* resort with two lovely restaurants; East and Indigo on the Beach. Charter guests are welcome as long as the hotel has room for you! This is a wonderful venue for a special dinner and an ideal overnight anchorage. They also have a Spa called BLUE that you are welcome to use – reservations are required.
You can choose to sail directly to Jolly Harbour Marina for your last night’s dinner. Owner of Al Porto, Angie, will welcome you and you’ll enjoy pizza from a wood burning oven.
Thanks Roger – had a GREAT week and were very happy with the result.
Guadeloupe lies at 16 degrees 15 minutes north latitude and 61 degrees 34 minutes west longitude, and is part of the Leeward Islands. The island is geographically distinctive because of its butterfly shape. The eastern wing is Grand-Terre. Pointe-à-Pitre, the island’s biggest city, is in the southeastern corner and is the center of tourism.
The western wing is Basse-Terre, which is less developed and dominated by a national park. A narrow channel called the Salt River separates the two halves of the island. There are rolling fields of sugarcane, but amazing rainforests as well, which many rare and colorful species of birds and animals call home. Snorkelers and divers will be captivated by the variety of marine and coral life in the pristine, azure waters that surround the islands that make up Guadeloupe. Foodies will delight in the delicious and distinctive cuisine, which is a blend of French and Creole influences. On the quieter, nearby islands, many of the inhabitants still wear traditional Creole dress and the mix of African, European and East Indian cultures makes for a melting pot of great charm and excitement.
Charter bareboat sailing vacation on Guadeloupe is the ideal family, or romantic getaway. Make sure you don’t miss the beautiful Crayfish waterfall. Afterward, you can linger for swim in its refreshing pools. For a more dramatic sight head to the south of Basse Terre and visit the famous 350-foot Carbet Waterfalls.
From our base at Pointe-à-Pitre, sailors can head south, plotting a course through untouched islands with amazing rainforests. If you’re more interested in sailing than sightseeing, head north for more challenging blue water cruising.
The Jacques Cousteau Underwater Reserve in the waters close to Pigeon Island features an abundance of colorful coral forests and marine life. The undersea park is considered one of the best dive sites in the world.
8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS
Guadeloupe / Marie Galante / Les Saintes / Gosier
1st day: Marina Bas du Fort
Arrival at the yacht charter base.
In this marina there are numerous Restaurants and Bars to spend a well-deserved first night with creole food and music.
2nd day: Marina Bas du fort – Marie Galante ( St Louis)
Heading 19NM east towards “Marie Galante” this is one of the toughest sails for this week as the prevailing ESE winds will force you to tack your way up to the little fishing village named St Louis. Around Marie Galante you can snorkel in different spots in water full of tropical fishes of all colors and sizes. Care should be taken of the bouys and lobster pots which the local fisherman have placed everywhere around the island.
3rd day: Marie Galante
Exploring Marie Galante and its beaches and anchorages.
4th day: Marie Galante – Les Saintes (Le Bourg)
Heading west to the archipelago of “Les Saintes”, where you can find a good number of anchorages and the natural harbor. This is a historical site because the entire fleet of Admiral de Grasse, consisting of over 35 Ships, anchored here before his defeat by the British admiral Rodney in 1782.
First stop in Les Saintes should be ‘le bourg”t where you can find moorings, wreck and a beautiful village with numerous little restaurants and bars.
5th day: Les Saintes
Exploring Les Saintes by scooter, bus or foot! Don’t miss “le fort Napoleon” and the beach of “Pompierre”.
6th day: Les Saintes – Ilet Gosier
the “Ilet du Gosier”, a little sandy island full of vegetation which is surrounded by a large coral reef.
7th day: Ilet Gosier – Marina Bas du Fort.
Returning to the Marina in Guadeloupe after one week sailing and relaxing to spend the final night in the Marina.
8th day: Marina Bas du Fort:
Check out 9:00 am
Disembarking: 11:00 am
Martinique is one of the shining jewels of the French Caribbean. Centrally located in the heart of the Caribbean archipelago, at 14 degrees 30 minutes north latitude and 61 degrees 0 minutes west longitude, Martinique is part of the Windward Islands in the Lesser Antilles. Christopher Columbus sighted the island on his first voyage in 1493, but didn’t land there until his fourth expedition in 1502. Martinique officially became part of France in 1815. It became a Department of France in 1946, and was named a Region of France in 1974, and that remains its status. Martinique’s capital, Fort de France, celebrates every aspect of French culture with style and panache – from the excellence of its cuisine to the chic sophistication of its fine resorts and hotels. Shops sell the latest French merchandise; art galleries, theaters and museums all pay homage that heritage. Old men play Boules in the squares, while crowds sit at sidewalk cafés. Yet, an enticing West Indian warmth and friendliness, a special spice in its music, dance, local food and cultural roots, combine with everything French, to create a unique way of life. Martinique offers the classic Caribbean package of flawless beaches-white sand on the south coast, black sand on the north coast. There are secluded coves perfect for swimming and snorkeling, reefs, unspoiled fishing villages, hot springs, lush rainforests, rugged peaks and exotic flowers and fruit everywhere. The charter base at Le Marin is just a short ride from the airport. The marina is set at the end of a beautiful lagoon and includes all the facilities any sailor could need: well-stocked chandleries, a supermarket and restaurants. The marina at Le Marin is one of the largest in the Caribbean that caters specifically to pleasure boats, and is a day sail from the Grenadines.
Martinique / Union / Martinique: 11 days
Day 1: Le Marin Welcome in the Marina (South of Martinique) and boarding for the night.
Day 2: Le Marin / St. Lucia: 31 miles Early departure to Rodney Bay in St. Lucia. Crossing the channel may require visual navigation. Swimming and lunch on the island. Night in Marigot Bay, former hurricane shield now a bit crowded, so anchorage off the shore recommended.
Day 3: Marigot / Deux Pitons: 10 miles Soft and easy navigation along the West coast of St. Lucia up to Soufrière, a picturesque village. Walking excursion through the city and the botanical garden, driving to the waterfalls, the hot water springs and the volcano. Overnight at Deux Pitons.
Day 4: Deux Pitons / Bequia: 50 miles Navigation day down to Bequia (say “Bekoué”). Bequia, entrance to the Grenadines, is the former whale hunter’s island. Anchoring in Admiralty Bay, facing the capital city Port Elisabeth. “Happy hours” at Frangipanier and dinner in one of the restaurants.
Day 5: Bequia / Mustique: 15 miles Once customs formalities are done, short navigation towards Petit Nevis where the fishermen used to flense the whales. Then sailing to Mustique, the “Jet Set” island. Night outside the famous built on piles “Basil Bar”.
Day 6: Mustique / Mayreau: 20 miles Early morning touring of Mustique island, its beaches and villas. After lunch heading to Mayreau, anchoring at Salt Whistle Bay, a wonderful coconut trees beach (fabulous beach walking!).
Day 7: Mayreau / Tobago Cays: 2 miles Short navigation to the Tobago Cays. Anchoring in the most beautiful Caribbean lagoon. Turquoise waters and white sand beaches, ideal for snorkelling, swimming and relaxing.
Day 8: Tobago Cays / Union: 5 miles After one hour navigation stop over at Union, the capital of the Grenadines: airport, hotels, restaurants, fruit and vegetables market, ship chandler, Internet café etc..Overnight at Palm Island (½ mile from Union).
Day 9: Union / St. Vincent: 40 miles Navigation day down to St. Vincent and anchorage for the night at Cumberland Bay or Wallilabu Bay, where the movie “The Pirates of the Caribbean” was shot.
Day 10: St. Vincent / Martinique: 77 miles Last long crossing towards Martinique. Anchorage at St. Anne (traditional village with wonderful beaches) or at Club Med.
Day 11: St. Anne / Marin: 2 miles After a last swim in a heavenly bay (turquoise water, white sandy beaches) back to the Marina of Marin (30 min.) where our team will take care of you.
Grenada With a unique combination of French and English culture, exotic flowers and rare fruits, a rich history of storytelling and well-seasoned foods, it’s no wonder Grenada is known as the “Island of Spice.” It’s also the gateway to the unspoiled cruising grounds of the Grenadines, which promises some of the best sailing anywhere in the Caribbean. The nation of Grenada, which lies at 12 degrees 7 minutes north latitude and 61 degrees 40 minutes west longitude, is actually a chain of six islands including Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique.
Granada is part of the Windward Island of the Lesser Antilles in the Caribbean Sea. Our base is at Marina Port Louis, a full service facility with nearby restaurants, banks, a pharmacy, supermarket, delightful boutiques and a hotel. Best of all, with direct flights from a lot of European and North American destinations, Dream Yacht Charter clients can immediately embark on a week or two of cruising the stunning Grenadines with its turquoise waters, sandy beaches and palm trees swaying gently in the ever present trade winds. Visit such renowned sailing destinations as the Tobago Cays, Salt Whistle Bay, Mustique or the old whaling island of Bequia. Whether it is a deserted beach, or viewing the island homes of rock stars and royalty, or simply grilling a lobster on the barbecue, the Grenadines has something for everyone.
Sailors of all skill levels will revel in these incredible, unspoiled islands of the Windward Islands, which offers slightly more challenging sailing conditions than those found in the British Virgin Islands, but which still offers short passages and some of the most beautiful scenery anywhere on the planet. From the moment you dive into the crystal clear water you will find yourself immersed in a world teeming with brightly colored fish and coral. Each island has its own distinctive flavor. Some are deserted, while others have small bustling markets where you can bargain for fresh local produce, fish and meats. While you certainly can set sail immediately, you may also want to explore Grenada, basking in its warm breezes under soft moonlight.
Relive history exploring centuries old forts that protected the island’s sea approaches; hike through rain forests and swim among coral reefs, and experience it all to the beat of Soca, calypso, and reggae, which also sets the mood for Grenada’s annual Carnival activities. Tourism is the mainstay of the Grenadian economy, and it is concentrated around the southwest of the island around St. George Grand Anse, Lance Aux Epines, and Point Salines. Grenada has many lovely beaches along its coastline, including the 1.9-mile-long Grand Anse Beach in St George, which frequently appears in Top-10 lists of the world’s greatest beaches. The country is also a leading producer of cinnamon, cloves, ginger, mace, allspice, orange/citrus peels, and especially nutmeg. The island is the second largest producer of this spice after Indonesia, supplying about 20 percent of the world’s supply.
Grenada is also a pioneer in the cultivation of organic cocoa, which is processed into finished bars by the Grenada Chocolate Company. From the moment you arrive, the spice of life will engulf you on Grenada and prepare you for an unforgettable cruise through the Grenadines designed to satisfy your Caribbean soul.
Just returned from a brilliant 2 week holiday in the Grenadines on yacht Ragazza. Thanks to Tenrag.
Nick and his crew.
Grenada: 6/7 days
Arrival day: Board your boat in the evening around 5pm and bring aboard all the provisions acquired at the supermarket which is situated alongside Port Louis Marina. Enjoy a relaxing evening getting acquainted with the boat’s systems and features in preparation for departure the following day.
Day 1: Exhilarating day sail to Tyrrel Bay, Carriacou. Anchor amongst the local fishing boats and enjoy a stroll and drink ashore at one of the many rum shops. The Carriacou Yacht Club offers a good welcome to visitors.
Day 2: Breakfast and swim at Sandy Island, a flawless piece of sand with no more than half a dozen palm trees. Watch the pelicans performing aerobatics around your boat as you eat. After breakfast and a snorkel, sail over to Union Island and complete check in formalities for St. Vincent at Clifton Harbour. Continue north for a short distance and drop anchor at delightful Salt Whistle Bay on Mayreau for the night.
Day 3: Enjoy a great breakfast at the Salt Whistle Bay Resort. Take a short sail to the Tobago Cays and the highlight of your trip; spend the day snorkeling the reef, swimming with turtles and exploring by dinghy, or just stay on board and marvel at the natural beauty of the Tobago Cays. For dinner, BBQ under the stars.
Day 4: After a leisurely breakfast, sail back to Clifton for check out, and then head for the west side of Union Island, Chatham Bay. A beautiful deserted bay surrounded by hills. A beach barbeque with a local chef can provide great entertainment on an otherwise quiet night.
Day 5/6: Either dawdle for an extra night at tranquil Petit Martinique, or if it’s the last full day, sail back to St Georges. Make a stop and snorkel at the stunning underwater sculpture park in Grand Mal Bay just minutes North of the capital. Refuel at the Yacht Club and clear customs right by the office by 4pm. Enjoy a last night meal at one of the many local restaurants.
Departure day: Gather your belongings and check-out from the boat by 11 am and enjoy a few hours on Grand Anse beach, or shop in St Georges at the markets before heading to the airport – only 15 minutes away.