What is yacht charter/boat rental in Antigua
Yacht charter is a different name for boat rental. Most common yacht charters in Antigua are 6 nights/7 days and start on Saturday. That’s why most if not all prices on this website are weekly.
A yacht charter in Antigua will include a deposit forfeiture insurance, sometimes also trip cancellation insurance.
When is the charter season in Antigua?
The main charter season in Antigua is long, spanning from end of November to end of May, with a peak around from Thanksgiving through Christmas and New Years Eve. Notice the interesting months of November and May, which offer a nice deals.
What are the top reasons to charter in Antigua?
- 365 beaches
- if you are stressed, this is a vacation for you
- chilled, relaxed atmosphere
- short distances from bay to bay
- great marinas and facilities
- north-east winds 14-20kn
Types of yachts available for a charter in Antigua
There are two main categories to sort the yachts, crew and the number of hulls. Crew can include crewed yachts or captain only yachts.
Crewed yachts have a skipper and at the minimum, a chef. For larger yachts, the crew size can go up to well over 10 people, depending on the yacht size.
Captain only yachts are more budget friendly, as they only have a skipper. Note that the skipper needs a cabin, so you are usually looking at the cabins you need + 1 cabin for the captain.
Sailing yachts are a great choice for Antigua. With steady breeze and virtually an unlimited number of destinations, sailing in Antigua is a great choice. Sailing yachts are usually monohulls with various lenghts.
Catamarans are a family friendly boat with two hulls and a large size of deck. Most of the catamarans (all except power catamarans) do have sails, so you can still cruise into the sunset. The most fun part about catamarans is the fact that there is much more room, so dinners or afternoon cocktails are definitely different. At the same time, getting in and out of a catamaran is generally easier, which makes the catamarans a clear choice for larger groups and families.
Power catamarans are two hulled yachts without sails. Since the power cats usually have powerful engines, they are all about speed and convenience.