Are you looking for Caribbean boat rental? Then you’ve come to the right place! The Big Blue Collective are themselves known as one of the best places for a private yacht charter in the Turks and Caicos, so we know what to look for in a boat rental destination. We’ve compiled this handy list of excellent destinations throughout the Caribbean- why not give them a try today?
What is the ‘Caribbean’, anyway?
Before we get looking at who’s leading the industry in Caribbean boat rental, what do we mean when we say ‘Caribbean’ in the first place? There’s over 700 islands in the Caribbean, so it helps to know where you’re looking for your boat rental! There’s a rough split in the territories that fall under this banner, called the Greater Antilles and the Lesser Antillies. Then there’s the beautiful Bahamas. The Greater Antilles can be thought of as islands it’s easier to name- Cuba, Jamaica, Haiti and the Dominican Republic. The Lesser Antilles are altogether more novel and exciting. To add a little confusion, however, they also blend seamlessly into another distinction, known as the Leeward and Windward Islands (also not to be confused with the areas of the same names here in the Turks and Caicos)!
Here in the Caribbean, tradewinds rule all, and did so even more in the days when most ships were wind-powered, not engine-powered. The trade winds typically blow from the southeast, making that the ‘Windward’ side of anything in the area. ‘Leeward’ means something on the opposite side from the wind (i.e northwest for this area) .
Distinctions aside, you’ll find tons of places you recognise, like Barbados, Antigua and the US Virgin Isles, in the Lesser Antilles.
What about the TCI?
Lying right alongside the Caribbean, and often called part of the Caribbean, you have what’s known as the Bahama Archipelago. When it comes to surfing, sea, sand and fun, there’s no difference between the two areas, and culturally we’re very similar too. Plus, of course, the TCI itself has been voted one of the very top travel destinations globally, and we have Grace Bay Beach, seen as one of the best beaches in the world, too.
Altogether, the Greater Antillies, Lesser Antilles and the Bahamas, including the gorgeous TCI, make up the West Indies.
So where do I go for Caribbean Boat Rental?
Now you know a little bit more about the area, let’s look at the best people to approach for boat rental!
St Martin is a popular Caribbean holiday choice for people, as it can easily be accessed by air (like the TCI, actually) and offers a fascinating melting pot of cultures to explore. Many people love the touch of European charm that lingers on St Martin, and there’s little doubt it offers the quintessential Caribbean looks and feel.
Perhaps one of the most romantic islands in the Lesser Antilles, St Lucia has a lot to offer the traveller and it’s ‘off the beaten track’ ambience creates a pristine experience you’re sure to enjoy- but can be a little difficult to get to. Expect to spend some time hopping on planes and boats if this is the destination you have in mind. That said, be sure to hook up with your very own Caribbean boat rental once you arrive, and enjoy this lush destination from the water too!
The Dominican Republic is sometimes called the ‘working playground’ of the Caribbean, given it’s known for great hotels, eclectic culture and modern utilities. (That said, though, did you know the TCI is just as good for a working holiday?) When you’re not enjoying the vibrant nightlife, why not head out on a private yacht charter, and enjoy the sun and sea from your very own private floating fortress?
Setting aside the typical picture of Jamaican culture we all have, did you know it’s also an excellent destination for foodies? From the infamous ‘jerk’ cooking to ice cream, Jamaica offers a host of culinary delights for the visitor to enjoy. Be sure to pack a feast to enjoy while you lounge on your Caribbean boat rental, and enjoy the very best tastes of the area.
If you’re heading to Barbados, you’re going to need a boat rental just to relax! This Caribbean island is best known for all the fun and adventure you can have getting active there. From surfing and swimming to hiking, exploring and discovering the island’s welcoming cultures, you’ll be busy from dawn to dusk if you don’t make some ‘me’ time!
Why visit the Turks and Caicos?
Every one of these welcoming Caribbean nations will make a great holiday destination- so why opt for a private yacht charter in the Turks and Caicos instead? For us, the answer’s easy- our gorgeous homeland offers a little bit of everything we just mentioned, all in one unique package!
- Get busy in and on the water with adrenaline-pumping adventures, like Barbados
- Taste the very best culinary delights like Jamaica
- Work and play with ease like the Dominican Republic
- Embrace romance and picnic on near-empty beaches or under the stars, like St Lucia
- Get here in a breeze, with direct flights into the airport, just like St Martin
The TCI offers pristine, untouched views, soft beaches, warm and calm water, and some of the best dive and snorkel sights in the world. Add in a private yacht charter, and Turks and Caicos is your oyster to explore at whim!
Caribbean boat rental is one of the most satisfying ways to experience everything this unique corner of the world has to offer in a seamless experience that is fully customisable to your needs. If you’re looking for a private yacht charter in Turks and Caicos that will make your every dream come true, why not speak to the Big Blue Collective today?