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Be inspired: Do something just for you; learn to sail in Antigua.

March 17, 2016

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There’s something special about learning; the opportunity to try something different, something new and personally rewarding.  So why not be inspired to learn to sail here in Antigua?

Combine a learn to sail trip with this stunning Caribbean destination and you have the makings of a very special vacation.  Imagine a week of being on the water, at one with nature, without any telephones or computers – pure escape.  Here you will learn whilst out sailing and on board; no classrooms, no online study – just you, some friends, your Instructor and the tropical breeze.  You will hop from bay to bay; learning about how to plan your trip on the water, the various points of sail and how to anchor at the end of the day.  No two sailing days are the same, from what you learn, to the type of breeze, to the bays you will stop in.

From our base here in sunny Antigua, we offer the American Sailing Association (ASA) Learn to Sail certification.  This is a carefully graduated sailing programme taking you from novice to being able to take the helm – all carefully tailored to your own pace of learning and understanding.  We teach the ASA Certification on the smaller boats in our fleet.  This means that you learn in a controlled, safe and comfortable environment.

Horizon Antigua's Instructor Paul

Horizon Antigua’s Instructor Paul

Of course, no Caribbean adventure would be complete without time for snorkelling, swimming and exploring.  Your Instructor will take you to the best spots; some only accessible by boat so you get the best of both worlds.

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Learning to sail in Antigua’s sunshine

Your new adventure starts here – just pick up the phone or drop us an email.  +1 (268) 562 4725 or info@antiguahorizon.com.



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New January 2013 specials; bareboat sailing Antigua & Barbuda

December 4, 2012

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Why wait to put your toes in the 365 white sand beaches of Antigua & Barbuda, or to jump head first into seriously warm Caribbean sea? We have just released some last minute specials sailing out of our Antigua base on our monohull fleet during January 2013. What better way to get bareboat sailing in the New Year!

Beneteau Cyclades 43.3
Open January 21 – 31 2013
Charter fee based on 7 nights/8 days: US$3,310

Jeanneau 494
Open January 7 – 16 2013
Charter fee based on 7 nights/8 days: US$4,200

Harmony 42
Open January 8 – 16 2013
Charter fee based on 7 nights/8 days: US$3,480

Hanse 430
Open January 13 – 31 2013
Charter fee based on 7 nights/8 days: US$3,955

Note that we can not combine offers or loyalty discounts on this promotion.

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Enjoy An Extra Day’s Sailing!

November 16, 2012

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Did you know that every time you book a week’s charter with Horizon Yacht Charters, you automatically receive 7 nights and 8 days worth of sailing?  If you compare this to some of the other charter companies, where a weekly rate only gives you 6 nights and 7 days sailing, you’ll realise that just one of the many benefits of chartering with Horizon includes getting a whole extra day out on the water!

Don’t forget that after you have checked in with our friendly front desk, we always aim to board you by midday, ensuring maximum sailing time for you and your friends or family.  And on your return, we don’t expect to disembark your yacht  until midday, allowing plenty of time for a leisurely sail back to base from your last night’s anchorage.

Horizon gives you more – another reason why you’re in the right company!

To book your 7 night/8 day charter with us contact info@horizonyachtcharters.com

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New Hanse 430 yacht joins Horizon Antigua fleet for bareboat and crewed charters.

November 9, 2012

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Horizon Yacht Charters in Antigua welcomes Alexandra Dreams; a new Hanse 430 monohull.  This stylish yacht will arrive in time for our new season charters commencing January 15 2013.  She will be based in Jolly Harbour Marina on the west coast of Antigua.

The stylish Hanse 430 Alexandra Dreams

This yacht sleeps up to 8 guests in 3 double cabins and 2 single berths.  This, combined with two bathrooms, offers excellent accommodation for groups of sailing friends and family, or if you prefer a crewed option, why not take a skipper and cook and let the crew take all the responsiblity.  You just sit back, and enjoy the Caribbean!

She has a fully battened mainsail which we know is popular with many of our repeat guests.

Be one of the first to book our Hanse 430 by emailing our Horizon Antigua base directly:  info@antiguahorizon.com, or you can call toll free +1 866 439 1089.  Telephone:  +1 (268) 562 4725.


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Dream of an Unspoilt Paradise?

October 31, 2012

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Enter our competition to win a 7 night vacation cruising Antigua & Barbuda in the Leeward Islands. 

Antigua & Barbuda sit in the heart of the Caribbean like a pair of gems sparkling in the blue ocean.  For sailors who enjoy their own corner of paradise, this cruising area offers a heady mix of history, sailing, exploring and relaxing. 

The island of Antigua offers a mix of coves and bays from the deserted offshore islands in the North Sound to the bustling harbours of English and Falmouth to the south.    From casual lobster lunches on white sand beaches to some of the finest International cuisine; there’s something for everyone. 

Barbuda is just a 4 hour sail from Antigua and offers an unrivalled Robinson Crusoe experience; frigate birds, whale watching and snorkeling combine with 11 miles of unbroken pink sand beach to deliver a breathtaking memory for years to come. 

For those blue water sailors amongst you, head further south to the island of Guadeloupe and Iles des Saintes, or sail west across to Nevis and St Kitts.  All just a day sail away.

Competition rules:

  • One entry per person
  • The 7 night/8 day charter will be aboard a Bavaria 40*
  • Block out dates include; Christmas, New Year, Thanksgiving, Presidents Week, Antigua Sailing Week or Easter
  • Prize does not include; flights, transfers to and from the airport, provisioning, mooring fees, cruising permits, national park permits, fuel/water, Hull damage waiver.

*Subject to availability – model and size may vary. If you require a skipper, the fee is extra and is $150 per day for the duration of your charter, (not including food/beverages/optional gratuity).   Please remember that the skipper needs his/her own cabin. Alternatively an instructor is US$165 per day.

The winner will picked at random on December 31, 2012.

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The Vision of the Future

October 1, 2012

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The highly anticipated Vision Series from Bavaria has finally hit the US shores and will proudly be on display at this year’s Annapolis Sail Boat Show, taking place later this week (October 4-8).

The latest from Farr for Bavaria is the new design for the Vision Series. The Vision 46, is an owners layout with 2 double cabins and 2 heads and showers. Other layouts are available. An asymmetric cockpit layout allows the port side to be a generous sun lounger at anchor, and in keeping with what you would expect from Farr, and what we have witnessed already in the Cruiser range, the new Vision 46 promises to be a capable shorthanded passage maker with a good turn of speed and close winded.  For the full spec, please click here.

Recently nominated by SAIL magazine in their prestigious annual ‘Best Boat’s competition, The Vision 46 is a worthy contender and a hot favourite to take home the coveted prize.

Already available to charter for day sails, weekends or week long charters on the Chesapeake, we are also taking bookings for the Vision 46 from our BVI base.  Available from November 1, 2012, early charter bookings are looking strong and we anticipate a busy season ahead.  Check out our rates here for further information and to book!

And if you are attending the Annapolis Boat Show and would like to book an appointment to meet with our Sales Team, to discuss purchasing a yacht for either private use or to put into our charter fleet,  please email info@horizonyachtcharters.com and we will ensure to schedule in some time for you.

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Catamaran sailing at its best…. in Antigua & Barbuda

January 31, 2011

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See our lateest movie – OK it won’t win as many awards as The King’s Speech, but let me know what you think!  It’s a perfect boat for your next yacht charter cruising the islands of Antigua and Barbuda.  I also have availability in March on this boat…  What are you waiting for?!

Horizon Antigua Lavezzi 40.

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Sailing Antigua in the Caribbean on our Bavaria 40 “Mystery”

November 28, 2010

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Antigua sailing at it’s best!  On board our 3 cabin Bavaria 40 “Mystery”.  This yacht sleeps up to 6 people so bring your friends and enjoy an Antigua yacht charter sailing the glorious Caribbean.  Remember that with us you don’t have to take a long vacation, you can charter from 5 nights in high season.  Outside of high season you can take 2 nights/3 days.  You can also start and finish any day of the week. Enjoy our short movie about a little yacht called Mystery!

Horizon Antigua Bavaria 40.

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Aricia of Liverpool – our Beneteau 473 in our Antigua fleet

November 22, 2010

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Horizon Antigua Beneteau 473.
Stylish, spacious and an excellent sailing yacht – now it’s your turn to take a look…. for the great monohull sailors out there, you’ll love sailing Aricia.  Whether it’s passage making around the Leeward Islands, or shorter hops around Antigua and Barbuda, Aricia is the perfect sailing companion.

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