General Conditions

In addition to captivating clear-blue waters and short passages between anchorages, an Antigua yacht charter holiday also delivers line-of-sight navigation. Roughly 14 miles long and 11 miles wide, Antigua is has 54 miles of superior Caribbean coastline blessed with 365 uncrowded and unspoilt beaches.

There are a number of premier marinas with all the modern amenities scattered throughout the cruising grounds, as well as a copious supply of uninhabited harbors and secluded bays just waiting to be explored. An Antigua charter holiday makes it easy to enjoy the best of both worlds – from onshore to on-the-water, from lively to leisurely.

In combination with the carefree vibes, stunning views, and diverse offering of activities, the desirable conditions that persist year-round set Antigua apart as one of the world’s top sailing destinations for charter guests and competitive sailors alike.

Throughout the year, enjoy steady trade winds, warm weather ranging between 77°F and 88°F from day to night, and an idyllic water temperature averaging 81°F. North-easterly winds of about 15 to 20 knots (17 to 23 mph) are the norm from November to May and tidal ranges are typically slight, between 12 to 18 inches.

Historical weather (averages by month):



Month

°F Max

°F Min

°C Max

°C Min

Ave Precip
(in)

Ave Precip
(mm)

Ave wind speed
(knots)

Dominant wind direction
Falmouth Harbour (Antigua)

Jan

80

72

27

22

 .86

21

12

E

Feb

84

72

29

22

 1.6

41

12

E

Mar

84

73

29

23

 1.2

30

12

E

Apr

82

73

28

23

 1

27

12

E

May

84

75

29

24

 2.2

56

12

E

Jun

86

79

30

26

 2.4

62

13

E

Jul

88

77

31

25

 2.8

72

13

E

Aug

86

77

30

25

 2.9

75

12

E

Sep

86

77

30

25

 3.4

87

10

E

Oct

84

75

29

24

 3.9

101

10

E

Nov

86

75

30

24

 3.4

88

10

E

Dec

84

73

29

23

 2.4

63

11

E

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