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Nicholson Yacht Charters & Services

Caribbean Yacht Charters –  The US & British Virgin Islands, St Marten (St Maarten), St Barth’s, Antigua, St Lucia, St Vincent & the Grenadines, Grenada and the Bahamas.  The Caribbean chain of islands offers some of the best blue water cruising in the world.   The best months to charter are from November to August.

Other Yacht Vacation Destinations – We also offer super-yachts both sail and power in the Mediterranean, France, Corsica, Sardinia, Monaco, Italy, Croatia, Greece, Turkey and the USA with the optimal chartering months being from May to October.   Please inquire about the Galapagos, South East Asia and the Pacific Islands.

Our Charter Yachts

Why charter a crewed sailing or motor yacht?
A private yacht charter is one of the most unique vacation experiences imaginable and offers the freedom no other cruising holiday can.   Yacht chartering is an ideal way to explore an area or group of islands and see a country from the water.  What better way to spend quality time with friends and or family, an anniversary, honeymoon, family reunion, learn to sail and navigate, perfect your skills in water skiing, wakeboarding, scuba diving, or simply to relax and taking time out from your busy world.

There are no set itineraries, you choose when and where to go, if you like an islands or anchorage you can stay longer or come back, the choice is yours.  You set the pace. The captain and his professional crew are there to advise and help make your dreams become reality, the vacation memories are made from.

We will help with all your arrangements starting with choosing and booking the perfect yacht and crew, suggest a variety of ideal locations and send sample itineraries, help with information on inter-island flights and make sure all the details are taken care of.  We have been doing this for more than 60 years and our knowledge is extensive.


Nicholson’s has been in the business of chartering yachts since 1949 when Commander VEB Nicholson first sailed into English Harbour on his schooner “Mollyhawk” and founded yacht chartering in the Caribbean.  As was Commander Nicholson’s style we continue  to offer a personalized, unbiased, caring service to all our clients.

Nicholson Yacht Charters & Services is based in Antigua the heart of the sunny Caribbean.  Antigua is the home port for many of the winter charter fleet and we inspect each yacht and meet every member of the crew before offering a yacht for charter.  Please take a minute to look through our site, we have helpful information on what chartering a fully crewed yacht is all about.  Then contact us and let us provide our more than 60 years of experience and help you book the yacht charter vacation of a lifetime.