About the Caribbean Sea
The Caribbean Sea, in the Western Hemisphere of the Atlantic Ocean, counts over 7000 islands, of which fever that 10% are inhabited. Among the most renowned islands are: Antigua and Barbuda, the Barbados islands, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Guadeloupe and Martinique, Saint Martin, Grenada, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, the British Virgin Islands and the Cayman Islands, Puerto Rico, The Bahamas, Turks and Caicos Islands. The Caribbean Sea offers amazing destinations to enjoy a sailing holiday: each time a new adventure to discover the islands with their tropical colors in full, from the sea and inland. Explore the sights from modern towns to uninhabited natural paradises, from the mountain tops to the colourful reefs. There are so many islands to choose from and for every taste: get to know new communities, discover underwater wonders, hop between islands to get all the different impression, revel in the island’s music and centuries old culture, get immersed in the playful salsa rhythms and reggae music sounds, sunbathe in white sand beaches and snorkel among dizzyingly colored school of tropical fishes. Finally get soaked in the local history and cuisine, and why not, in a bit of Rum!
Top destinations in Caribbean Sea
- Bahamas 10 Itineraries
- British Virgin Islands 3 Itineraries
- Leeward Islands 0 Itineraries
- Roatan Island 1 Itineraries
- Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 14 Itineraries
- San Blas Islands 13 Itineraries
If you are planning a yacht vacation to any of the Carribean Islands there are a few key elements that will make your vacation a special time and not a horror inducing nightmare: first of all, the best time to plan a sailing holiday to the Caribbean Sea is from mid-December to mid-April, so plan your tour accordingly. As of January 1, 2007, all travelers to the Caribbean will need to carry a valid passport, so take care to have a valid one with you and eventually request your VISA in time. The Caribbean islands stretch over 1,700 miles in the Caribbean Sea and were colonized by the Spanish, French, English, Dutch, and a few other countries so people do not speak the same language in every country and island, and the dialects of the languages they speak are completely different. Though you might get by with English, knowing a bit of Spanish and French would not go amiss. Caribbean people live on islands, and as such are never in much of a hurry to do anything, time is a relative term in the Caribbean, so dial down, relax and enjoy your yacht vacation. Carrying cash is a necessity, since most of the islands shops and vendors are not equipped with internet or cannot accept credit cards.
Also better to check ahead on the local currency, and make sure to have some money at hand before you arrive. Many of the islands run on tips, too, and if you're not topping the level of service could deteriorate accordingly.
Each island has different cultures, popular activities, and tourist offerings, but if you want to get immersed in the local culture the best tip is to go where the tourists are not, this is also why a yacht vacation is one of the better ways to enjoy discovering the islands of the Caribbean Sea, sailing around will keep you away from the resorts, the clubs and eateries, this way you’re guaranteed a more authentic experience. If you are thinking of renting a car in the Caribbean, take into account that while it can be a great way to see parts of the island you wouldn’t see otherwise, it could also be a recipe for disaster if you’re not comfortable driving on the left side of the road or navigating areas with no street signs. Finally, the Caribbean islands are modern countries with all the amenities, but it is still better to be prepared. Packing some practical items can be a life saver, along with the bikinis and linens shirts, male place for some big spray, since mosquitoes are prevalent in the Caribbean, and can reach you even on the yacht, sunblock is also a necessity, since you will need it before getting a sunburn and not after. Even in the dry season, a rain jacket can come in handy for passing storms. A small first-aid kit can be useful for unexpected cuts and bruises, and if you have a chronic condition, don’t forget to throw in your medicines and painkillers, or any other items you may need, they could be difficult to find or be not quite the same. In the end though to make the most of a yacht holiday the Caribbean Sea, what you will need the most is an open minded attitude and the will to discover new sights and people!
Our recommended yacht cruises in Caribbean Sea
All destination regions
The Caribbean Sea, in the Western Hemisphere of the Atlantic Ocean, counts over 7000 islands, of which fever that 10% are inhabited. Among the most renowned islands are: Antigua and Barbuda, the Barbados islands, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Guadeloupe and Martinique, Saint Martin, Grenada, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, the...See all destinations
The Mediterranean Sea stretches from the Atlantic Ocean in the west to Asia in the east. It divides Europe from Africa. It has been referred to as the incubator of Western Civilisation. It spans approximately 2,500 miles from west to east, from the Strait of Gibraltar, located between Morocco and Spain, to the southwestern coastland of Turkey and on to the...See all destinations
The Pacific Ocean is both the deepest and largest ocean in the world. It runs from the Arctic Ocean to the Sothern Ocean in the south. It is connected to Australia and Asia in the west and the Americas in the East. It makes up about 46 per cent of the Earth’s water surface. It is subdivided by the equator in the Northern Pacific Ocean and Southern...See all destinations
This ocean makes up about one-fifth of the water on the planet and is the largest after the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans. It stretches to Asia in the north and to Africa in the west. To the east, it is bounded by Australia and reaches to the Southern Ocean. It encompasses the Persian Gulf and the Red Sea. It is surrounded by land on all but one side. It...See all destinations
The Atlantic Ocean is the second largest of Earth’s oceans and covers about 20 per cent of its surface. It divides the “New World” from the “Old World”. It fills an S- shaped basin spanning between Europe and Africa in the east and the Americas in the west. In the north it’s joined to the Arctic Ocean and is connected with...See all destinations
The North Sea is found between the UK, Norway, Sweden, Denmark and France. It also stretches between Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium. It is a marginal sea of the Atlantic Ocean and is joined to it by the English Channel in the south and the Norwegian Sea in the north. The North Sea has long been the site of important European shipping lines and is...See all destinations