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Marine Tourism, Climate Change, and Resilience in the Caribbean, Volume II by Samantha Hogenson, Martha Honey, Kreg Ettenger

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CHAPTER 3

Caribbean Yachting and Marinas in an Era of Climate Change

Overview—Battening Down the Hatches: Yachting, Marinas, and Sustainability

Martha Honey

The Caribbean is one of the world’s outstanding regions for yacht cruising. While yachting and marinas are spread throughout the Caribbean, the most important concentrations are in the Northwest region (Puerto Rico, British Virgin Islands, and U.S. Virgin Islands), Leeward Islands (St. Maarten/St. Martin, St. Barts, Antigua/Barbuda, and Guadeloupe), Southern region (Grenada, Trinidad and Tobago), and Windward Islands (Martinique, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and Barbados).1 Unlike many other sectors of the tourism industry, yachting offers both accommodations (onboard) and recreation ...

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