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Congratulations to the Winning Bar Wars Team!

May 19, 2013

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Horizon Yacht Charters Grenada was thrilled to be involved with the recent Bar Wars competition in Trinidad! With 24 heats around the country, and 8 one-hour televised Final Play Offs, this highly successful TV series was made by Abovegroup Ogilvy in partnership with Carib Brewery Ltd,  & created by Russ Jarman Price.  The grand prize was a 5-day luxury cruise up the Grenadines, enjoying the treats and treasures of the Southern Caribbean with Horizon Yacht Charters!

After grueling, fun-filled rounds of dance, Q&A trivia, a myriad of crazy physical challenges and some pretty serious karaoke, the lucky winning team was announced… Congratulations to Frankie’s Bar on Ariapita Avenue, in Port of Spain!  We were very happy to welcome the winning team on board and show them a great time!

Here are just a few photos of their trip, as they sailed through the Grenadines from beautiful St Vincent to Grenada.  Their itinerary included Bequia, Mustique, Palm Island and the stunning, unforgettable Tobago Cays Marine Park, which you can only get to by boat!  Remember to contact us to book a sailing holiday to remember with Horizon Yacht Charters Grenada!

 

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Book a front row seat at one of the best shows on earth; welcome to Antigua.

March 2, 2013

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So, you have your Caribbean sailing vacation booked, your crew lined up and already you feel excited about that steady tropical breeze and temperatures that do not drop below 27 degrees, no matter what time of year!  Very different to most people’s normal life that involves the crowded daily commute to the office, the worry of the kids college fees and staying warm during the winter storms.

What do you look forward to most about your sailing vacation?

For many, they say that after the sailing, the greatest pleasure is when you have dropped your anchor and you can simply sit and relax and watch the sunset.  If there’s a refreshing cocktail in your hand and some chips in front of you, then so much the better!  There’s nothing better than good friends, a warm climate and a very special view.

There is something magical about how different each sunset is.  From our base here in Jolly Harbour Marina on the west coast of Antigua, we capture some stunning colours right off the dock.  The feeling of space is liberating; especially after a long flight crammed in with lots of very stressed and overworked people.

Jolly Harbour Marina, Antigua... Horizon sunsets

From our closest, white sand beach… which is just a short walk from our base in Antigua, you can enjoy a sun-downer at Castaways Bar but remember to take your camera… here’s a sunset we captured from south beach just below.  You can must make out the tiny island of Redonda in the distance.  The sea on the west coast of Antigua is this calm… why not paddle your feet or take the plunge and enjoy a sunset swim.

 

From our closest beach in Jolly Harbour

 

One of the great things about a sailing vacation, is spending time on and in the water.  After a hot sail, it’s nice to jump right in and cool off.  It’s also very economical with the water in the tanks, too!

 

Diving into the warm Caribbean sea at sunset

 

One of my favorite sailing guest shots has to be the image below with the crew on the Catamaran enjoying this amazing sunset.  From memory, this was shot in Barbuda – sister isle to Antigua – and just a 25nm sail to the north of Antigua.

 

Sail to Barbuda and enjoy a spectacular light show.

Let us know when you’re ready to book your front row seat at one of the best shows on earth.  See you sailing Antigua & Barbuda very soon.

 

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20% discount on available yachts in Antigua for April 2013… what are you waiting for?

February 11, 2013

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Just released; last minute sailing offers for your next vacation!

Sail the Leeward Islands from our base in Antigua this April and enjoy a special offer of 20% off 7 nights or more on available monohulls and catamarans.  Enjoy 365 unspoilt, white sand beaches, historic dockyards, Sunday night jump ups and beautiful coastal scenery.  What are you waiting for?

Blue oceans designed for cruising vacations

 

This offer applies to new charter bookings made after February 11 2013 and can not be combined with any other offer or loyalty discount.

Why not take a Skipper and/or Cook on your trip and you can just sit back, relax and watch the changing scenery with a rum cocktail in your hand.

Email Jackie at Horizon Antigua on info@antiguahorizon.com to check yacht availability and pricing.   View our fleet list right here.

 

Antigua's unspoilt beaches - choose from 365

 

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Two new yachts for you to charter in Antigua & Barbuda.

January 16, 2013

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Enjoy two new yachts for this coming sailing season here in Antigua & Barbuda.

We are delighted to offer our sporty Hanse 430 “Alexandra Dreams”.  This yacht can sleep up to 8 people in 3 double cabins and a further cabin with 2 singles.

We are also please to offer our Bavaria 50 “Olga” that is also available to charter right now.  Olga has 3 double cabins and a further cabin with 2 singles.  A spacious yacht for your next sailing holiday in the heart of the Caribbean.

Both yachts are available for bareboat or crewed charter.

Email Reservations in Antigua to check current availability and any last minute offers for these two yachts:

info@antiguahorizon.com

Here’s a preview of both yachts:

We look forward to welcoming you to cruise Antigua & Barbuda on your next sailing vacation.

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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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Girl power on the Caribbean sea in Antigua; where else?!

November 20, 2012

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We get quite a few requests for female charter skippers here in Antigua.  This falls broadly into two areas of reasoning: some of our female guests who are on a girl’s sailing trip would rather sail with a female Captain and many girls want to be taught by a female Instructor.  We are fortunate here in Antigua that we are able to recommend Heidi to our guests.  Heidi has the ability to put everyone at their ease; no matter male or female and no matter what language you happen to speak.

 

Heidi is a very talented sailor.  Firstly she is a commercially endorsed Ocean Yachtmaster and Cruising Instructor.  She is also an ASA (American Sailing Association) Instructor up to ASA 105 level (Heidi can get you to Bareboat certification).  Couple this with Heidi’s transatlantic deliveries and her ability to cook up a coconut battered jumbo shrimp in the galley for ten guests, and you have the perfect sea-going companion.

The evenings will always be entertaining with Captain Heidi; as well as knowing the best spots to enjoy the Antigua experience, she can share with you tales of her adventurous side (as if a transatlantic sailing trip isn’t adventurous enough!) when she hiked up to the base camp of Everest, or spent three weeks on cargo boats on the Amazon river (stowaway?).

Above it all though, Heidi will look after you, your friends (male and female) and your boat.  Are you ready for an Antigua Heidi experience?  Email us info@antiguahorizon.com and we’ll check availability for you.

 

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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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New Luxury Crewed Yacht Available to Charter in the BVI

November 6, 2012

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Embark on a vacation that is completely stress-free and experience a sailing vacation that will have you stepping into a world of luxury.  Enjoy having your very own professional Captain to cater to your every need so you can sit back, relax and enjoy the view.

Whether you want to take the helm occasionally, or not at all, or your goal for the week is to learn as much as possible, the choice is yours. Perfect for those who enjoy sailing around the beautiful British Virgin Islands or for those purely looking to spend their vacation relaxing with a good book or cocktail while underway. For the ultimate in luxury, ask us about having a Chef as well.

‘YOLO’ (You Only Live Once) is a new (2012 model) bright and spacious Lagoon 450 catamaran that sleeps six passengers in comfort and style. Two cabins have the luxury of a large en-suite with shower and electric head each, whilst the outsized “owner’s quarters” runs from stern to bow in the other hull. The modern galley and saloon, is tastefully designed and equipped with state-of-the art electronics, as well as additional luxuries such as a water-maker, ice-maker, microwave, washing machine/dryer and flat-screen televisions. YOLO has wrap around saloon windows, giving you uninterrupted views and the saloon opens onto the cockpit to give a very open plan living space. YOLO has a plethora of opening hatches for cooling au naturel, but when needed, she also benefits from Air Conditioning powered by a well soundproofed generator, centrally located – making for a peaceful nights sleep.

On deck, the yacht boasts extensive seating both forward and aft, as well as a large swimming platform, ideal to enjoy the crystal clear waters of the Caribbean. The raised fly bridge gives a panoramic birdseye view at anchor, or under sail. With a beam of nearly 26 feet, she is very stable, never heeling more than 5 degrees, with wide decks and recessed hatches, to make moving around the yacht a breeze and with enough space for everyone aboard to find their own favourite place to read, sunbathe or simply watch the ever changing seascapes go by. The huge cockpit comfortably sits 8 guests around an ample table to make dining al fresco a pleasure. There is a ventilation hatch on the bridge deck, that funnels a cooling breeze into the cockpit area. For such a spacious yacht, she is surprisingly nimble, and the gullwing shaped bridge deck makes her very comfortable underway – no slapping or slamming aboard this beauty, and you can hop between islands in under an hour, or choose to spend longer under sail – the choice is entirely yours.

This Lagoon 450 also comes equipped with an array of different water toys for you and the family to enjoy; whether you prefer water skiing or wake boarding, or Stand Up Paddle Boarding, all the equipment, as well as snorkel gear, will be waiting for you on your arrival. The dinghy is an AB 12’ with steering consol and bench seat. Powered by 30 hp, it is good for watersports and for getting you ashore in the evening.

Your professional Captain will not only ensure a stress-free vacation as he navigates you through the islands and runs all the considerable technical systems aboard, but also offers the added benefit of being a personal guide who knows all the best snorkel spots, beaches, anchorages, bars and restaurants across the BVI.

If you wish to have gourmet meals aboard, YOLO is also available with a personal chef who will prepare all your meals based on your preferences, allowing you the complete rest and luxury you deserve. The Captain and chef (if required) are accommodated in two single berths forward of the main living areas, accessed separately from the main yacht. YOLO is truly a spectacular yacht offering five star accommodation and service, where the idyllic scenery, changes with every blink of the eye, as you sail through “nature’s little secret” – the beautiful island chain of the British Virgin Islands.

What are you waiting for, you only live once!  Click here to view prices and to book

For information about crewed charters in Antigua & Barbuda, click here

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