Yacht charter in the northern Caribbean tends to focus in and around the islands where marinas and other services make it easy for the crews to base. Antigua and Sint Maarten are the hubs, with one-week charters generally going round-trip from one of those two islands and including St. Barth’s, Anguilla and possibly Barbuda.
St. Kitts is often left off of itineraries because marina services have been nonexistent for most charter yachts. With the continuing construction of Christophe Harbour at St. Kitts, that is changing. Charter yachts are expected to begin including St. Kitts as a destination more and more, as services come online.
I visited St. Kitts as a guest of Camper and Nicholsons International for this article that ran in Yachts International magazine. I cruised round-trip to St. Kitts from Antigua aboard the 163-foot Campanella motoryacht Shake n’ Bake TBD (the TBD stands for “till the break of dawn,” from a line in the Will Ferrell movie “Talladega Nights”).
Here’s a look at some of what I saw, in addition to what you can learn in the Yachts International story.