New Year’s in St. Barths: Caribbean Private Yacht Charter
Written by Missy Johnston
Gustavia, St. Barths
Being in St. Barths for New Years is like being in San Tropez in August along the French Riviera: its the place to see and be seen and a week long social and tropical whirl. And just like San Tropez in August, quite a bit of the action in St. Barths for New Years is all along the docks and on the visiting yachts. These yachts, which are all lined up down the quay stern to, are partially private yachts and partially yachts under charter. As you too, can charter to be on board a yacht in St. Barths to enjoy this New Year’s celebration.
Gustavia, St. Barths
While dockage stern to in St. Barths for New Year’s is not a guarantee, there is plenty of room in the harbor to anchor and come ashore to the quay in the ships’ tender. There, you can mingle with the other yachtsmen, visit with friends, and make new friends. Of course, the quay is not the only party on St. Barths. The more well-known establishments like Maya’s and Nikki Beach and even at the Le Select, the first bar on the island, made famous by Jimmy Buffet and “Cheeseburger in Paradise,” all have New Year’s Eve celebrations in their establishments, and are busy all week. However, to see a collection of outstanding yachts all in one place, be sure to be down on the quay in St. Barths on New Year’s Eve.
With more than 30 years of experience in crewed yacht charter as both a yacht charter broker and yacht charter crew as Chef, Missy Johnston has a wealth of knowledge, most gained from personal experience on which she draws for every blog written. Missy has traveled and cruised extensively in many of the worldwide yacht charter destinations, providing excellent first-hand knowledge and the opportunity to take photos in many off the track locations to include in all her blogs and itineraries. And, of course, extensive cruising and time spent as yacht crew gives Missy terrific knowledge about what constitutes comfortable cruising and how to create the best charter experience and itinerary possible taking into consideration wind, weather, currents and tides. Having been a charter chef, Missy understands your onboard cuisine needs and can help guide you in completing your provisioning information for the best onboard charter cuisine.