The Caribbean is a region belonging to the basin of the Caribbean Sea. It is a geographical entity made up of continental and isolated parts. The continental territory includes Guyana, Venezuela, Colombia, Costa Rica, Panama, Nicaragua, Honduras, Belize, Mexico, Florida and Louisiana. And the insular part includes the Bahamas, the Turks and Caicos Islands, the Cayman Islands and the West Indies. The total area of the Caribbean is 2.754 million km2.
The main languages spoken in the Caribbean are French, English, Spanish and Dutch. The main cities in the Caribbean are Caracas, Havana, Port-au-Prince, Santo Domingo, Kingston, Georgetown, Paramaribo, Pointe-à-Pitre, Fort-de-France, Cayenne and Basse-Terre.
The Caribbean comprises islands belonging to different countries. Therefore, you will have to go through customs every time you visit an island. However, if you are only spending one night at anchor, this is not necessary. The only requirement is to display the yellow flag, which means that you are only passing through and that you do not intend to set foot on the island.
Sailing in the Grenadines
Charter a yacht in Martinique and sail to Union, a few nautical miles from Venezuela. During this cruise, you will call at Saint Lucia and the islands of Saint Vincent of the Grenadines (Bequia, Saint Vincent, Mayreau and the Tobago Cays...) This cruise is very popular and appreciated by all sailors in love with the French West Indies. To do this cruise it is necessary to have about ten days available. This cruise must be done from November to March.
Sailing in the archipielago of Guadeloupe
From the port of Pointe-à-Pitre, charter a yacht in Guadeloupe and sail to the islet of Gosier. Then set sail for the Saintes archipelago, where you can visit the two inhabited islands of the archipelago: Terre-de-Bas and Terre de Haut. The island of Haut has one of the most beautiful bays in the world and numerous diving and snorkelling spots. Next sail to Marie-Galante, an island famous for its rum and sugar cane and the third-largest island of Guadeloupe. Then head to Petite-Terre, La Désirade and Saint-François and return to the port of Pointe-à-pitre. This cruise lasts approximately one week.
If you want to charter a sailing yacht or a catamaran, you will have to pay between 500 and 5,400 euros for a week's cruise. For motorboats, prices range from 160 to 3,000 euros per day for larger yachts. If you don't have a licence or sailing experience, you can rent a skippered boat for around 150 euros per day. The skipper will teach you the basics of sailing and serve as a local guide.
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When chartering a yacht, you have to take into account the regulations of the countries in the Caribbean.
If you want to charter a sailing yacht in Saint Barthelemy, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico or Grenada, you do not need a licence, but you do need to prove your sailing experience. To prove your sailing experience, we suggest that you have a nautical curriculum vitae proving your previous experience.
If you do not have a licence or experience, you can rent any of the other vessels in our catalogue with a skipper. A skipper is a great help, they can show you places that only locals know about.
The climate in the Caribbean is a warm tropical climate with a rainy and dry season. The average temperature in the Caribbean is between 25 and 32 degrees Celsius throughout the year. Take advantage of this weather and the wind that favours sailing in this region. Rent a boat in the Caribbean and enjoy sailing with your friends or family. For long trips and island hopping, we recommend renting a sailboat in the Caribbean. For shallow water sailing, we recommend renting a catamaran in the Caribbean.