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New Year's Eve in the Caribbean

A special way to welcome 2024

Spending New Year’s Eve in the Caribbean is a truly magical experience. The islands come alive with a contagious energy, as both locals and tourists gather to ring in the new year in a tropical paradise. The celebrations often feature beach parties, lively music, and spectacular fireworks displays that illuminate the night sky over the crystal-clear waters. With the backdrop of palm-fringed beaches and the soothing sound of the ocean, celebrating New Year’s in the Caribbean is a unique and unforgettable way to welcome the year ahead.

Choose your cruising grounds

Start planning your Caribbean New Year’s escape:

The Indians in the BVI

British Virgin Islands

Sailing the British Virgin Islands for New Year’s is a nautical dream come true. Picture yourself joining a beach party under the stars. An exceptional way to welcome the new year in true Caribbean style.

US Virgin Islands bay and beautiful landscape

U.S. Virgin Islands

No matter whether you’re on St. Thomas, St. John, or St. Croix, you can expect a festive atmosphere, delicious Caribbean cuisine, and a warm, welcoming spirit for New Year’s.

St Barth

St. Martin

New Year’s in St. Martin and neighboring islands Anguilla and St. Barth is a glamorous and exhilarating affair that epitomizes the vibrant culture of these Caribbean destinations.

New Year’s Eve in the Caribbean

Sailing in the Caribbean around New Year’s time is a unique and unforgettable way to welcome the new year and the contagious energy that develops as locals and tourists alike flock together to enjoy beach parties and fireworks will be a memorable experience to talk about for years to come.

The highlights

Old Year’s Night

The BVI‘s main hubs, like Tortola and Jost Van Dyke, come alive with beachfront bars, live music, and sensational fireworks displays, along with plenty of boat-to-boat hopping during the last night of the year.

French Caribbean flair

Revel in the fusion of French and Dutch influences, that create a unique atmosphere for welcoming the new year. St. Martin hosts spectacular fireworks displays, beach parties, and grand celebrations in the capital city of Marigot, where the festivities continue well into the early hours of January 1st.

Easily accessible

As popular tourist destinations the Caribbean islands are easily accessible from all major U.S. airports. Non-stop flights connect Newark to St. Thomas or Miami to St. Martin for example.

Crucian Festival

The annual Crucian Festival in St. Croix (Dec 27-Jan 6) is a vibrant and culturally rich celebration that encapsulates the spirit of the U.S. Virgin Islands. The festival features a kaleidoscope of activities, including lively parades, colorful costumes, traditional music, and delicious Caribbean cuisine.

Christmas winds

In December the legendary “Christmas winds” can bring 25-30 knots for days on end to the British Virgin Islands.

Celebrity spotting

In the celebrity haven of St. Barth, a short sail from St. Martin, the New Year’s experience is synonymous with luxury and sophistication. The St. Jean Bay area becomes the epicenter of celebration, with superyachts lighting up the harbor and the air filled with the sounds of champagne corks popping.

How much does a bareboat charter cost?

You can tailor your yacht charter to make the most of your budget. We’ve listed some considerations that will make a difference to your bareboat charter cost.

  • Choose an older yacht – Our newest yachts are more expensive to charter than others in our fleet. As yachts get older they move to our economy fleet and offer the best value. You can sail wonderful older yachts and that will lower your charter price.
  • Sail in low season – Peak seasons are popular for good reason, yet the shoulder seasons can also provide pleasant climates and fewer crowds. Low season also has the advantage of being less expensive with more yachts available and cheaper flights.
  • Charter for longer – Most charters are for one or two weeks, but it is possible to secure additional discounts if you sail for more than three weeks.
  • Combine discounts – You can combine discounts to get up to 20% off if you book 180 days before departure, have booked with us before and book during a boat show. Take a look at our bareboat yacht charter special offers.
  • Mooring and marina fees – Your choice of destination makes a big difference to your overall bareboat charter cost. Some locations offer free or very low mooring fees if you buy a meal at the local restaurant. In others, you may need to pay marina fees, as well as fees for landing on islands, entering national parks or marine reserves.
  • Add-ons for your charter – Water toys enable you to explore mangrove creeks, blue caves and lagoons, or to simply exercise and have fun. It is easy to add kayaks or paddle boards to your charter.
  • Early boarding – Check in and depart on the same day.
  • Delivery sailing – Experienced sailors can help us get our fleet ready for the season by sailing boats to our network of bases. If you’re flexible and have the right resume, this could suit you.

When do I need to pay the balance?

You will need to pay a 30% deposit to confirm the booking and the balance is due 45 days prior to embarkation.

What payment is required?

You will need to pay a 30% deposit to confirm the reservation and the balance is due 60 days before boarding. Once a booking has been confirmed, offers and discounts cannot be applied retroactively.

Are there any limitations of where I can charter ?

There may be restrictions as a result of:

  • Insurance coverage
  • Crew licensing requirements
  • Civil unrest or war
  • Hazardous navigation conditions

Please discuss your plans with us and let us know if they change.

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Simply wonderful! Fred + Isabelle were so accommodating and did so much for us. Isabelle’s food was incredible. Thank you so much!

Laura

Exumas Cabin

Great class. Very professional and great service!

Thomas

Antigua Bareboat

Just what we needed to get out of a year of lockdown, see new places and connect with nature. Highly recommended for your next sailing adventure!

Johan

St. Martin Bareboat

Excellent cruise and wonderful stay on board. Skipper attentive, very pleasant and very professional.

Maxime

Guadeloupe Skippered

I have just returned from another fantastic week of sailing at your base in Pula and would like to thank everyone involved for making this possible at such short notice and without any problems.

Mathias

Guadeloupe Bareboat

The marina itself is a perfect base with super facilities! The Lagoon 42 was in good condition and the skipper was fantastic and knew the area very well.

Jonathan

Croatia Skippered

What an EXCELLENT experience. We just returned from a week long charter with skipper from Corfu, sailing around the beautiful islands of the Ionian Sea. Paxos, Antipaxos and the old town of Corfu were beautiful and the secluded bays we got to visit thanks to our local skipper Nicholas were simply stunning. Fly and Flops was yesterday – we will only charter with Dream Yacht for the foreseeable future.

David

Greece Skippered

Our group of 10 had a WONDERFUL time in French Polynesia from May 21-28, 2022! The food was fantastic: captain and cook, husband and wife: Henry and Mehee (sp) were amazing and the whole experience on board was a dream! We can’t wait to book another trip through Dream Yacht

Katie

Tahiti Crewed Premium

Dream Yacht provided a great sailing experience for my extended family on 2 monohulls from Scrub Island. The boats were in very good condition and perfectly prepared, the staff friendly and helpful. I had worked for a number of charter companies over the years but Dream Yacht is one of the

Charlie

British Virgin Islands Bareboat

The new boat was in perfect condition and best condition for exploring bays and islands. I could never have imagined that this could be so much fun and enjoyable and we are already looking forward to the next upcoming trip in the Ionian Sea.er.

Vytautas

Scandinavia Bareboat

Baja is now my favorite place. There was something for everyone: sailing under northerly winds with mostly calm evenings, snorkeling, fishing, secluded sandy beaches, pelican feedings, being greeted by barking sea lions, and exploring the geology of Ispiritu Santo Island. Dream Yacht Base La Paz provided competent professional support with a well-equipped and maintained boat. We were wonderfully cooked by an on-board chef arranged with Dream Yacht, which meant more free time for all of us. An unforgettable vacation and adventure connected with nature.

Taiyoko

Mexico Crewed Premium

All the staff were fantastic and made our trip a memorable one. Incredibly friendly and welcoming, the food was fantastic. The service throughout the trip was always top notch!

Tommy

Thailand Cabin

Absolutely recommendable. Perfect service. Will charter again and recommend Dream Yacht Charter anytime.

Zahradnik

Turkey Bareboat

I just returned from 3 weeks of fantastic sailing with my family on one of your catamarans in Sardinia. My thanks to our skipper Simone and Daniela, our cook.

Giles

Sardinia Skippered

For a first cruise as a skipper, the Mediterranean is perfect. The service of Dream Yacht is too!

Thomas

France Bareboat

We had an incredible trip and got engaged on our very first night of sailing! We will surely come back one day. We were beginners, we were guided very well and that gave us a lot of confidence.

George

Australia Bareboat

The experience on board far exceeded our expectations. Isabelle provided exceptional three course meals. Her creativity and delicious meals were incredible. Thomas was an excellent skipper, he “felt” our needs. Thanks guys!” Spira, bareboat with crew in New Caledonia.

Spira

New Caledonia Crewed Premium

Once again a fantastic sail with a great crew. Thanks again to a great captain and cook. Was totally fantastic.

Connie

Seychelles Cabin

A very excellent sailing vacation – especially the crew was fantastic. I would sail with Dream Yacht again and highly recommend them.

Mark

Guadeloupe Bareboat

I loved the vacation and am not sure this trip can ever be topped. Everything about it was incredible. The captain and crew were great, helpful, friendly, attentive and knowledgeable. We loved it.

Trina

Greece Crewed Premium

We just returned from one of your Lagoon 52F’s last week in St. Thomas! We had the trip of a lifetime sailing around St. Thomas and St. John!

Megan

US Virgin Islands Bareboat

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