Caribbean Weather: Best Time to Sail

Best Time to Visit: March through June Clients often ask us what the weather is like in the Caribbean. “When’s the best time of year to cruise?” I was born and raised in Antigua. I’ll be glad to help you with that. Although the Caribbean is nice year round except during August and September, when… Read more »

Quick Summer Getaways for Families and/or Parties of Two in Greece, Italy, Bahamas & Worldwide this Summer

Yachts Suitable for Families, Available in the Mediterranean, New England, Caribbean, Bahamas & Worldwide for Summer 2016 Please click on the pictures and let your wanderlust get the best of you….. THE DOVE, a 54′ ocean going cutter designed by Crealock and custom built for captain Larry and lovingly maintained in the Grenadines…. S/Y THE… Read more »

Hike or Explore a Trail by ATV….

Dear Friends, Let’s continue the fun with some pictures and stories from NICHOLSON CHARTER YACHTS based in the Virgin Islands. The Virgin Islands have hiking trails that criss-cross the islands that are safe for tourists. Jost Van Dyke has a walking trail that wraps around the coastline. It also has a trail with ATV rentals… Read more »

Walking Treks Taken During an Extended Caribbean Cruise

Shelby Nicholson of Nicholson Yacht Charters Shares Memories of Solo Walking Trips During an Extended Caribbean Cruise…. I recently read a good time letter from clients who had a wonderful time, cruising the Virgin Islands aboard the Leopard 45’ catamaran, TWO IF BY SEA. They mentioned that they really relaxed and didn’t do much –… Read more »

Cruising With Your Pet: The Story of the Nicholson’s of Antigua

How Amber the Cat Changed the Course of the Nicholson Family Cruise in 1949 My grandfather Vernon E. B. Nicholson was a commander in the Royal Navy during World War II. His job was to scour the English countryside for suitable boats to convoy sailors to the beaches of Normandy, and there on the mud… Read more »

Yachts Available for the New York Yacht Club Cruise

Reserve Your Yacht for the New York Yacht Club Cruise The New York Yacht Club Cruise will take place August 6-13, 2016. The cruise starts in New York City and ends in Newport, Rhode Island. Yachts Available Archangel Azzura Marae Melinka Slim Please inquire for further Information

Best Birthday Ever

The best way to make someone’s Birthday the BEST BIRTHDAY EVER is to bake them a memorable cake! Here’s how… Angela aboard Catamaran “Caribbean Dream” prepared this 50th Birthday cake for one of her charter guests. She decorated it while her guests were ashore, enjoying The Baths, which influenced her cake theme. There was a… Read more »

Under the Sea: Snorkeling the Tropical Reefs of the BVI

The Virgin Islands are a premier scuba diving and snorkeling destination, because the water is so clear. Anegada and Horseshoe reef lie to windward and break the Atlantic swells from reaching the yachts in the cruising ground, creating calm waters for sailing and preventing the sand from being churned up by seas. This keeps the… Read more »

Learn to Free Dive with Marcus Aboard KALIZMA

The couple who sailed the 53′ catamaran, KARIZMA, from the South African builder, Royal Cape Catamarans, praised her build quality and excellent sea kindly performance and stability. When she arrived in the Caribbean the couple participated in the 2010 Mount Gay Cup in Grenada and were first to finish, without extra crew, ahead of larger… Read more »

Specials – Power Yachts – Updated January 12, 2015

 Please click on the yacht names for more details. DOMANI – 148′ Benetti 10 days for 7 on all February Caribbean Charters RG 512 – 100′ Arno Leopard Now priced €50,000 HIGH SEASON/€45,000 LOW SEASON instead of €55,000 all year – Available in the Western Mediterranean Turquoise – 181’ ProteksaN Keenly available for charter in… Read more »