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The Highs and Lows of Caribbean Yacht Charters

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Photograph of a private white sand beach in the Caribbean. There is a mountain to the left, across the water. The ocean in the photograph is turquoise at the bottom of the photo, and it is deep blue toward the left top of the photo. There is one person standing on the beach, looking out at the water. There is a large shade tree on the right side of the photo.

Caribbean Beach

WHEN IS HIGH SEASON IN THE CARIBBEAN?

Yesterday, a follower of our blog sent in an email asking, “When is high season in the Caribbean?”

 

CARIBBEAN YACHT CHARTER

The Caribbean offers wonderful and highly diverse cruising. The capital of the United States Virgin Islands (USVI) is St. Thomas.  It is to the north.  To the south of there are the Windward and Leeward Islands. They are clusters of islands and cays that form the region known as the Antilles. They offer many diverse destinations – from beaches to lagoons, to rain forests. 

 

CAPTAINS RESPOND

Most captains and they will tell you the “best” time to enjoy sailing in the Caribbean is from December to April. This period is known as “High” season.  The weather is drier and the tradewinds are steadier. Weather conditions for crewed catamaran charters (the most popular yachts) are more stable. Nights tend to be cooler as well.

 

WHEN IS LOW SEASON?

May through November is considered the “Low” season in the Caribbean. It is most often associated with hurricane season.  Hurricane season is theoretically from June to November.  However, most intense tropical storms occur in September and October.  This is when the ocean water is at its warmest temperatures of the year.

 

 

MAY CHARTERS

May is technically low season, but avid adventurers often plan Virgin Islands yacht charters in this month.  The weather is still cooler than the later summer months in May.  The water temperature is ideal for snorkeling.  Throngs of tourists that flock to the Caribbean for Easter and spring break are long gone. 

 

WHY CHARTER IN MAY?

May offers lower prices often associated with low season.  It is also a comfortable climate.  May offers great climate, prices, and fewer visitors. 

 

HOW TO BOOK A CARIBBEAN YACHT CHARTER

For a customized list of yachts available for your charter, contact 1-800 Yacht Charters today at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/

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