Caribbean and West Atlantic / A Cascade of Islands and Cultures
One of the most popular regions to explore the waterworld via super yacht is the Caribbean. Now, it is often spoke of in general terms, as if the islands that sit in the Caribbean Seaare homogenous based solely on the body of water they inhabit, but each island is an independent nation.
Island hopping, by definition, becomes an international affair during a Caribbean yacht charter. From the North Caribbean and its rustic, old-world islands of the Bahamas, Turks & Caicos, Cuba, Dominican Republic, the Cayman Islands and Jamaica – where the focus is simply getting on island time and relaxing to the glitz and glamor of the southern Caribbean and the islands of The Leeward Islands, the Virgin Islands, Dutch Antilles and Windward Islands. This region is a superyacht charterer’s dream.
Charter season in the Caribbean begins in November (either after the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show or at the end of hurricane season, depending on your perspective) through March, when the yachts cross the Atlantic to return to the Med. Although the Caribbean is divided up into several sections, what the entire region has in common is the opportunity to go from secluded beach cove to bustling port and back again with only a short cruise, which can often be done by tender.