A Seven Day Sailing Itinerary Around Antigua
Charter the yacht in Jolly Harbor, located in the western part of Antigua. Spend some time in Jolly, have a breakfast in one of its great local restaurants and do some provisions’ shopping. Then, have a short sail to the capital of Antigua and Barbuda, St. John’s. We highly recommend you devote the rest of the day in this amazing city full of sightseeing sites. For example, you cannot omit the grand Saint John’s Cathedral and interesting Museum of Antigua and Barbuda.
Start the day with visiting the historic ruins of Fort James. Fort James is located on the hill, from which you can admire a breathtaking view of St. John’s. Then, explore the most wonderful places on Antigua. If you are a fan of hiking, you can spend the rest of the day in one of the two national parks situated on Antigua: Dockyard or Indian Town. If you are fan of surfing, you cannot omit visiting Dickenson Bay. A must-see is also a spectacular rock formation called Devil’s Bridge located in the eastern part of the island
North off Jolly harbor, you will find Five Islands, where we recommend you anchor near isolated Hermitage Beach. Five Islands is a large bay, which offers you numerous attractions. First and foremost it is a wonderful place for watersports’ practicing, for example, there are many great diving and snorkeling spots. At the end of the day, you can watch the sunset while having a picnic at the beach.
Sail south off to Nevis and anchor near Pinney’s Beach, north of the biggest settlement of the island called Charlestown. You can find there a lot of great restaurants and bars; however, the most popular among cruisers is Double Deuce restaurant. Spend the rest of the day relaxing on the beach as well as swimming and snorkeling in the turquoise waters. The best snorkel sites on Nevis are at Shitten Bay and Majors Bay.
Start the day with exploring the island by a taxi (ask for the recommendation, otherwise you may be highly overcharged). Visit wonderful Golden Rock Plantation Inn for a lunch. The restaurant offers you tables with a spectacular view of the sea and nearby islands. Then go to the marvelous Botanical Garden, where you can admire a great variety of tropical flora. Sail off to neighboring St. Kitts in the late afternoon and anchor at the picturesque White House Bay and explore its scenic neighborhood.
Spend the day discovering the beauty of St. Kitts and indulging in activities that its region has to offer. Visit at least a few out of many scenic bays and spend a relaxing day sunbathing, swimming, snorkeling and eating delicious food (the local lobster is a must!). Visit the capital, Basseterre in the late evening, wander through the town’s streets and have a dinner at one of seashore restaurants. Anchor for the night at Frigate Bay or sail back to White House Bay as the Basseterre harbor is usually crowded and noisy.
Set off to Jolly Harbor in Antigua early in the morning; remember to return your charter by noon.