St. Vincent

The Barnard’s of Barefoot Yacht Charters

Barefoot Yacht Charters

The Caribbean’s charter yacht industry certainly boasts iconic pioneers such as Commander V.E.B. Nicholson in Antigua, of Nicholson Yacht Charters fame, and Charlie and Ginny Cary, who founded The Moorings in the British Virgin Islands. Equally among these pioneers is …

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Five Must-Do Grenadine Anchorages

A perfect sunset at Bequia’s Admiralty Bay. Photo: Sharon Matthews-Stevens www.sherryspix.com

Plying the passages of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, the waters are at times limpid—sometimes great blue heaving mountains. Picture green islands with white beaches and pastel-painted houses, visit villages where music flows like the tide from whimsical beach bars, …

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Top 10 Snorkeling Spots in the Eastern Caribbean

Underwater sculptures, Grenada

What could be better than to jump in and snorkel straight from your boat? It’s the epitome of cruising. Everyone has their own preferences but there is something to see in almost every anchorage. And you don’t need to snorkel …

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2013 Caribbean Lighted Boat Parades & Parties

New Year’s Eve fireworks in Bequia. Photo Courtesy Bequia NYE Celebration Committee

In the Caribbean, Santa is more likely to cruise down the chimney in a dinghy than arrive on a sleigh. The region definitely doesn’t lack for festivities and a true seasonal spirit during the December holidays. Here’s a sampling of …

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Seven Top Yacht Charter Trends

Picture courtesy of Horizon Yacht Charters www.horizonyachtcharters.com

A sampling of the responses from crewed brokerages and bareboat companies provides a peek at the hot trends in the Caribbean charter yacht industry. 1. Business is Looking Up for Charters! Business seems better, says Ann McHorney, founder and director …

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Charter Provisioning Pros & Cons: Packages vs. DIY

Photo courtesy of Jane Harrison at Megayacht Service, St. Maarten

When three couples from New Jersey chartered out of Tortola they chose to provision themselves rather than ask an on-island provisioner or select a package from their bareboat company. Why? “Ease and expense”, explains Jack Edwards, who planned the charter. …

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When Night Falls

I was returning from our boat in May, the sun had set and a full Pink Moon was rising over the mountains to windward. We are incredibly lucky in that our boat sits on a mooring off the beach opposite …

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Ten Top Caribbean Yacht Charter Trends

Time to cool off. Photo courtesy of Horizon Yacht Charters

Much has changed in the charter world since Commander Nicholson cast off on his first crewed yacht charter in 1949 and Virgin Islands’ sailors followed suit less than a decade later by chartering their homes for $400 dollars a week …

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Top 2009 Trend: Yacht Charter Industry Goes Green

Sun, sand and sea are key elements to a charter yacht vacation. It’s no wonder then that the industry is trending toward a variety of ways to protect these natural assets and going ‘green’ in the process. Narendra ‘Seth’ Sethia, …

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Preparing for the Carriacou Regatta

One of the most interesting aspects of cruising is the people you meet and what they are doing for their island.  The Compton family of Windward, Carriacou, is just such a family.  I happened to meet the men of the …

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