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Sailing around the Leeward Islands

The northern islands of the Lesser Antilles – the Leeward Islands – are influenced by British, Dutch and French influences and some of them are belonging politically to these countries. They extend from Anguilla to Dominica in the Caribbean.

For yacht charter fans these islands, including Guadeloupe, Antigua, St. Barths, St. Martin, Saba, St. Eustatius, Montserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis, offer a lot through the immense diversity. The islands are extended over about 200 nautical miles and for adventurers sailing around these islands, due to the challenging routes, will remain an unforgettable experience.

Guadeloupe, a French overseas department, consists of eight inhabited islands and some other small uninhabited. It is more modern, in contrast to Dominica, marked by its originality. Guadeloupe is separated into two parts by a narrow strait: Basse-Terre and Grande-Terre. The center of yacht activities is the Marina Bas du Fort. The best starting point to sail towards Antigua, is Anse Deshaies, since the Marina lies open toward the east. Before arriving at Guadeloupe you find charming little islands, only a few are inhabited. Enjoy the magic of this paradise with a sailing or motor yacht or a luxury catamaran!

The island of St. Martin politically is divided into two parts: half part is French, the other half Dutch. On a yacht charter cruise you should make a stop here and see the island and it´s amazing charm. Besides Antigua and Guadeloupe, St. Martin is the perfect yacht charter center.

Sail past Antigua or grab a seat at one of the many stunning beaches. If you make a stop on the island, there is a very beautiful natural harbor, the English Harbor, with a remarkable history: Nelson’s Dockyard.

On the island of Dominica the beaches are predominantly of black volcanic sand, in the northeast you will find the typical Caribbean white sanded beaches.

The Caribbean islands of Guadeloupe, St. Martin and Antigua are perfect for a sailing trip to the British Virgin Islands, too.

Sailing Yacht Charter Leeward Islands:

At we offer a huge selection of sailing yachts and motor boats for charter and luxury catamarans for rent in the sailing area Leeward Islands. Yacht rental and sailing boat hire with crew and skipper or bareboat yacht charter offers for your next sailing holidays around the Leeward Islands.