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Leeward Islands

LEEWARD ISLANDS  - 10 night Yacht Charter Itinerary
Fly into Princess Juliana airport in St Maarten, DWI & board your private charter yacht at 12:00pm just in time for lunch. We are now on the Dutch side of the island at the Port Sole Marina in Simpson Bay Lagoon which is 5 minutes away from the airport.
Day 1
We catch the bridge opening at 5:30pm and depart Simpson Bay Lagoon leaving St. Maarten behind and set course for Anguilla. After Customs & Immigration formalities anchor overnight in Crocus Bay with its prominent cliffs and cacti.
Day 2
After breakfast, we take a brief cruise, spending the morning swimming and snorkeling along the protected cliffs in Little Bay.  In the late morning the yacht will depart for Prickly Pear Cay. Here we will have a delicious lunch and do some swimming and snorkeling. In the mid-afternoon we raise anchor for a cruise to Pine Island, on the French side of St Martin and then finally on to Orient Bay for our overnight anchorage.
Day 3
This morning we will cruise over to Tintamarre, a deserted island with a beautiful white sand beach. Dropping anchor here there is plenty of time for island exploring, great snorkeling & even a mud-bath excursion if interested. In the middle of the afternoon we’ll cruise to Gustavia in St. Barth for sightseeing & shopping. We will berth Mediterranean style “stern to” the Government Wharf and spend the night here. Fabulous restaurants, boutiques and nightclubs await you on this charming island with a very French flavor.
Day 4
In settled weather, an early departure will take us to Antigua where we will tie up at the Antigua Yacht Club in Falmouth Harbor. Antigua is the largest of the Leeward Islands and was named by Christopher Columbus. Antigua is known for its beaches and boats 365 of them, one for each day of the year. There are many old colonial sites which include Shirley Heights, a rambling array of gun emplacements and military buildings that offer fabulous views over English Harbor. Sunset is spectacular and on Sundays, you can catch “Jump Up” with loads of “local color”. Make sure to check out Nelson’s Dockyard with its world famous harbor.
Day 6-7
On to Barbuda, an island simply and completely dedicated to nature. Barbuda is blessed with pink and white beaches that are great for shelling and beachcombing or simply for sunbathing. These pristine waters are abundant with living coral reefs making them an excellent spot for snorkeling. The island of Barbuda also has a number of exclusive resorts where visitors can enjoy a game of tennis or golf. Just   north of Barbuda you will find the Frigate Bird Sanctuary, home to more than 5,000 Frigate birds and 170 different species of birds.
Day 8
We leave Barbuda early and steam to the north side of Antigua, stopping at 5- Islands Peninsula. This is a group of four beautiful crescent-shaped pristine beaches located on Antigua’s NW coast. Here you will find this range of beaches are perfect for swimming and sunbathing. Ashore there is a collection of beautifully landscaped gardens. Deep Bay located close-by is a popular spot for snorkeling and scuba enthusiasts will want to dive on the wreck of the Andes, a merchant ship which sank in 1908 that lies in just 20’ of water.

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Day 9
Leave
Antigua at first light for the sister islands of Nevis and St Kitts which together comprise the smallest sovereign nation in the Caribbean. Anchor at the southern end for the evening in Majors. If there are golfers in your group, you can also anchor at Oualie Beach and play a round at the Four Seasons Resort.  Between December 17th and January 3rd if you are lucky enough to be there make sure to visit “Carnival” which takes place on St Kitts.
Day 10
Sadly, this is your last full day so we head over to Saba for a long hike up to Mt. Scenery. We must get
an early start before the clouds roll in and hike the 1068 steps to the top. The view and topography of botanical plants are worth it. This is not a hike for the faint of heart and it is uphill all the way. Make sure to purchase some Saba Spice and the famous Saba Lace from the local ladies who make it. Tonight we will return to St Maarten to catch the afternoon bridge into Simpson Bay Lagoon & dock at Porto Sole Marina for guest departure in by noon.
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