Antigua

Antigua

Sailing holidays

28 °C
Average temperature (Jun-Sept)
2
Sailing experience level

Life’s a beach in Antigua

Life’s a beach, so the saying goes, and nowhere is that more true than in Antigua. Here you'll find a beach for every day of the year, but with race weeks, yacht clubs and a packed regatta sailing calendar to discover, the beaches are just the start. Nestled in the heart of the Caribbean Leeward Islands, Antigua is the best that sailing has to offer: warm, gentle trade winds, safe anchorages, turquoise waters and deserted white sand beaches.

Start your Antigua sailing holiday at our base at Nelson’s Dockyard, where you’ll find a thrumming nightlife and lively bars filled with sailors drinking rum cocktails. From here, you’re perfectly positioned to explore both Antigua and her chilled-out little sister Barbuda. Drop anchor in Deep Bay and snorkel the famous shipwreck The Andes, huddled under the blue waters in the middle of the bay.

Step onto dry land for an evening and join one of Antigua’s famous jump ups, an all-night steel drum dancing session, then spend the next day on tranquil Barbuda. Here you’ll find satiny stretches of pink coral sands for relaxing and colourful reefs for snorkelling. Birds far outnumber people here, so take it easy and enjoy the solitude of the reef-protected shores.

Suggested bareboat itineraries

Chartering your own yacht on an Antigua bareboat charter holiday is a memorable experience. Set sail and hop from bay to bay as the warm, consistent trade winds billow in your yacht’s sails. Sailing Antigua’s blue waters is the ideal way for groups, couples and families with experienced sailors to see all that Antigua has to offer.

Antigua one-week bareboat

  • Sail with dolphins
  • Caribbean cruising
  • Irresistible island culture
  • Snorkelling Freeman Bay
  • Hiking Antigua’s forested hills
  • Barbuda’s deserted bays and beaches
Itinerary details

Experience required

Sailing experience level
2
At least 10 days or 200 miles as skipper on an equivalent size yacht

Our intermediate sailing destinations, Level 2 sailing areas offer a greater challenge for sailors more comfortable on the open water. Enjoy strong winds and longer spells of open water sailing, suitable for more experienced skippers.

Skippered Holiday

Try a skippered holiday

  • Relax and let your skipper take charge
  • Be as hands on or laid back as you like
  • Learn from an expert skipper
  • Gain local knowledge and recommendations
  • Peace of mind and safety on the water
  • Discretion and privacy when you need it
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Sailing conditions

Max temp
(°C)
Min temp
(°C)
Avg precipitation
(mm)
Avg wind speed
(knots)
Dominant wind direction
Falmouth Harbour (Antigua)
January27222112E
February29224112E
March29233012E
April28232712E
May29245612E
June30266213E
July31257213E
August30257512E
September30258710E
October292410110E
November30248810E
December29236311E

Address

Nelson's Dockyard

English Harbour

Antigua, West Indies

Base opening hours

Mon-Sun: 8am-5pm

1 June -1 November

Nearest airport
VC Bird International

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