Catamaran Charter Destinations: Planning your Caribbean yacht chartering experience with a yacht specialist.

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Which Caribbean island is best? Planning a Caribbean yacht charter isn't hard with our help!

There are several large charter bases throughout the Caribbean where you can start your vacation. And many smaller ones with fewer boats and less traveled areas. Your choice of where to leave will set the preferences for your itinerary. You don’t want to spend all your days sailing between exciting places when you could experience them.

Aquanimity has the perfect yacht chartering location, with an impressive Marina where you can relax before your yacht charter. 

Yacht Haven Grande Marina

Her base is Yacht Haven Grande and yacht management is accomplished through AndBeyond yacht chartering management. 

Situated in St. Thomas’ scenic Charlotte Amalie Harbor, Yacht Haven Grande plays to an impressive array of the world’s finest megayachts and sailing, sport fishing, and pleasure crafts. A nautical paradise, Yacht Haven Grande offers easy access to the cerulean waters of the Virgin Islands, and our staff is always available to assist you with whatever you may require.

Yacht Haven Grande is within walking distance of historic downtown Charlotte Amalie and is complemented by numerous shopping, dining, and entertainment options that cater to your every need.

Flying into St. Thomas and Getting to Yacht Haven Grande:

The yacht marina's home base is conveniently located in the heart of Charlotte Amalie on St. Thomas in the premier yachting marina, Yacht Haven Grande. Flying in and out of STT makes access to the Virgin Islands simple and easy. You'll board your Aquanimity charter here, where your crew is ready with cold bubbles in hand. All aboard!

Our yacht charter guests can visit any Caribbean island with our world-class top crew! Many of our catamaran charter destinations are below and have been visited repeatedly by our yacht charter guests aboard Aquanimity. 

  1. BVI AREAS: Explore the pristine beaches, turquoise waters, and vibrant marine life while sailing around the BVI. Visit popular spots like Tortola, Jost Van Dyke, Virgin Gorda, and Anegada.
  2. FRENCH & DUTCH SIDES BVI: Embrace the dual French-Dutch culture on the divided island of St. Martin/St. Maarten. Enjoy luxury and elegance in St. Barthélemy with its high-end resorts and stunning beaches. Relish the tranquility of Anguilla's unspoiled white-sand beaches and upscale resorts.
  3. ANTIGUA & BARBUDA: Marvel at Antigua's 365 beaches and enjoy water sports and sailing. Discover Barbuda's pink sand beaches and visit the Frigate Bird Sanctuary.
  4. ST. KITTS & NEVIS: Investigate the historic sites and lush landscapes of St. Kitts. Relax on the beaches and enjoy the Caribbean charm of Nevis. Learn about the volcanic history and experience the resilient spirit of the locals.
  5. MONTSERRAT: See the Montserrat Volcano Observatory and explore Plymouth, the "Pompeii of the Caribbean."
  6. GUADELOUPE:  Submerge yourself in French-Caribbean culture in Guadeloupe, known for its lush rainforests and stunning beaches.
  7. DOMINICA: Experience Dominica's "Nature Isle" status with its diverse ecosystems, waterfalls, and hot springs.
  8. MARTINIQUE & SAINT LUCIA: Appreciate Martinique's blend of French and Caribbean cultures, volcanic landscapes, and beautiful beaches. Bask in Saint Lucia's natural beauty, including the iconic Pitons and the Sulphur Springs.
  9. SAINT VINCENT, BEQUIA, GRENADINES & TOBAGO CAYS:  Sail through the Grenadines and examine stunning islands like Mustique, Bequia, and Tobago Cays. Experience the local culture and vibrant marine life while snorkeling and diving.
  10. GRENADA: Savor the spices and tastes of the "Spice Island." Discover beautiful beaches, waterfalls, and underwater sculptures.

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How To Choose The Right Caribbean Island For Your Vacation

The Caribbean has many islands that are good for sailing yacht charters, including the. Whether you're looking for romance, adventure, culture, or nightlife, we've got you covered.

As you begin planning your Caribbean yacht charter, you might wonder about the best places to sail in the Caribbean. Of course, the best destinations to sail may change depending on several factors, such as:

  • Who you’re setting sail with (some islands may be perfect for families, while others are ideal for couples)
  • What time of year you want to visit
  • Why you’re visiting the Caribbean (St Lucia is a romantic honeymoon destination, while the BVI offers some of the world’s best snorkeling opportunities)

British Virgin Islands

Best for: easy sailing and beach bars!

Guest Comment: Pirate Show: In Leverick Bay, there is a pirate show M/T/W! Surprisingly, it was very good. It is fun for families and kids. Jimmy Buffet fans will be happy here. The music is excellent.

Guest Comment:  Saba Rock Resort for dinner! The reimagined and rebuilt resort and restaurant were a treat - probably one of our top meals!

Don’t miss: a Painkiller cocktail at the Soggy Dollar bar on Jost van Dyke

There’s a good reason why the BVI is one of the world’s most popular sailing destinations. Between the verdant hills and white-sand beaches, the Sir Francis Drake Channel provides consistently excellent sailing conditions on flat waters, and passages are generally the line of sight.  Its watering holes are legendary, running from elegant, barefoot beach clubs to the more boisterous Willy T pirate ship. Foxy’s, for instance, is one of the top five places in the world to ring in the New Year.

The Virgin Islands

Best for: the mix of nature and luxury

There is no more accessible destination than the USVI for US citizens—no passport required! Just fly into St. Thomas and head to Yacht Haven Grand, where Aquanimity is waiting to have you aboard.

St. Thomas has been a duty-free port for nearly 300 years, and jewelry shops are a specialty. Contrasting the bustle there, St. John is mainly covered by the Virgin Islands National Park, crisscrossed with hiking paths above the waterline and flush with great snorkeling sites below. Between these main islands, the recently opened Lovango private island resort brings a new level of luxury to these parts and offers visiting yachts day passes for its five-star beach club.


Best for: endless beaches and excellent sailing

Don’t miss snorkeling beneath the limestone Pillars of Hercules

Antigua’s jagged coastline gives sailors a spoil of choices when finding safe harbors. You can also land on a new beach daily and not repeat any for a year. As the host for several international sailing events, the island is consistently caressed with gentle trade winds, making for ideal sailing conditions. It’s been a magnet for mariners since the late 1700s when the British navy set up base at Nelson’s Dockyard, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site and worth a visit. Part of the military base was the Shirley Heights lookout, now the place to be for a Sunday sunset.


A list of the Yacht Charter Islands:

British Virgin Islands

  • Jost Van Dyke
  • Anegada
  • Virgin Gorda
  • Norman Island
  • Sandy Island
  • Salt Island
  • Cooper Island
  • Guana Island
  • Marina Cay
  • Peter Island

US Virgin Islands

  • St. John
  • St. Thomas
  • Water Island
  • St. Croix
  • Little Saint James Island
  • Buck Island
  • Hassel Island
  • Great Saint James Island

The Grenadines & Grenada

  • St. Vincent
  • Union Island
  • Tobago Cays
  • Palm Island
  • Carriacou Island
  • Mayreau Island
  • Baliceaux  Island
  • Petit St Vincent Island
  • Bequia
  • Mustique
  • Canouan

Other Islands & Hideaways

  • Saint Maarten/St Martin
  • Anguilla
  • St Barts
  • Antigua & Barbuda
  • Saint Kitts & Nevis
  • Salt Island
  • Montserrat
  • Guadeloupe
  • Dominica
  • Martinique
  • Trinidad
  • Saint Lucia
  • Barbados

Experience the Caribbean when you sail aboard with our fun, experienced crew...

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The Caribbean region comprises thousands of islands, large and small, along with some coastal areas of mainland countries. These islands are divided into several subregions, including the Greater Antilles (Cuba, Jamaica, Hispaniola, and Puerto Rico), the Lesser Antilles (a chain of smaller islands stretching from the Virgin Islands in the north to Trinidad and Tobago in the south), and the Bahamas.

The Caribbean enjoys a tropical climate characterized by warm temperatures year-round. It is known for its sunny weather, making it a popular destination for tourists seeking sun, sand, and sea. However, the region is susceptible to hurricanes during the Atlantic hurricane season, typically from June to November.

The Caribbean is a melting pot of cultures, with influences from Africa, Europe, Asia, and indigenous peoples. This cultural diversity is reflected in the region's music, dance, cuisine, and traditions. The primary languages spoken in the Caribbean are English, Spanish, French, and Dutch, depending on the specific island or country.

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