September 12 2017

    Hurricane Irma - How it affects the Caribbean Yacht Charter Destinations

    During the last days many concerned clients called to ask us about the situation in the Caribbean Yacht Charter Destinations after the Hurricane “Irma” had passed this region. From direct feedback of our charter fleet partners and public sources in the Caribbean we plotted the situation as described in the article below.

    The Hurricane Irma entered the Caribbean Sea at the 05th of September at Barbuda and reached Florida Keys at the 10th of September.

    Path of Hurricane "Irma" through the Caribbean Sea

    Path Hurricane Irma

    In these five days Irma moved 1,300 nautical miles West-Northwest over Sint Maarten/Saint-Martin, through the Virgin Islands and then along the North Coasts of Puerto Rico, Haiti and Cuba. "Irma" passed the Bahamas southerly and finally hit the Florida Keys.

    The pictures of destruction e.g. on St. Martin and the BVI’s were broadcasted on all media channels. From charter providers on these islands we received reports about heavy damages. Moorings posted on their website that all charter clients having departures in between now and 31st October 2017 from St. Martin or BVI should contact them for rearranging. A similar message was published by Dream Yacht Charter.

    The yacht charter bases that were not directly on the path of the Hurricane “Irma” were lucky. Alboran Charter, the owner of the charter base in Cienfuegos at the South Coast of Cuba, responded “TODO BIEN”. Also Charter Fleets Partners having their bases on Guadeloupe, Martinique and St. Lucia reported that they were not directly affected by the Hurricane “Irma”. There, the charter business can continue as usual.

    If you plan a charter vacation in the Caribbean or not, in any case you can help the victims of the Hurricane “Irma” with your donation. A compiled list of trusted charity groups you can find on Charitynavigator.org.

    Felix Wolf
    Felix Wolf

    Felix Wolf is co-founder and owner of YachtBooker. He is a charter skipper himself and enjoys discovering new sailing areas.

    Superyacht Charter South of France
    Thanks for sharing this information with us about Hurricane. This is the bad news that hurricane affects Caribbean yacht charter.
    11/10/2017 10:19:25 AM

    Superyacht Charter South of France
    Hey thanks for such information i was planning to go with Superyacht charter Cannes. I will definitely try to help the victims of the Hurricane. Nice blog thanks for aware us.
    10/5/2017 12:03:04 PM

    Jackie Ashford
    Antigua was also not affected and is a beautiful cruising ground! Thank you from Horizon Yacht Charters in Antigua. The land of sea and sun.
    9/13/2017 2:26:03 PM

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