Luxury Yacht Rental in Guianas

Luxury Yacht Charter Guide to Guianas

By the power of three, setting sail to the Guianas gifts you not just one dreamy destination, but a holy trio of tantalizing shards of the same island, split into three nations. These country cracks turn the Guianas into a melting-pot of culture blending European style with a distinct Caribbean flair. Guyana, Suriname, and French Guiana each bring their own unique flavor to the fray, but across the island, natural wonders run riot with thick rainforests, crumbling capitals, tumbling falls, remote peaks, and tourmaline waters with scattered outlying islands.

Many children participated in the French Guiana's Annual Carnival on February 14, 2010 in Cayenne, French Guiana
View of Ile Saint Joseph island from Ile Royale in archipelago of Iles du Salut (Islands of Salvation) in French Guiana
Two common squirrel monkeys (Saimiri sciureus) playing on a tree branch

Reasons to Charter a Yacht to Guianas

Hybrid Cultures

One of the most fascinating draws for visiting the glorious Guianas is to experience a rich tableau of cultures all within the same space. Visited by French, Spanish, and English explorers back in the 16th century, these lands were carved into plantations to be owned by the English and Dutch until as late as the 60’s when independence was regained. The hypnotic mix of European, Caribbean, South American, Asian, and African strands that feed into the same picture ensure that everything from the food to the festivals is a bright and lavish affair.

Jungle Joys

Regardless of Dutch Architecture of French Chic, the jungle seeps into every pore in the Guianas. Even from the deck of your yacht you can feel it, the humidity, the orchestral calling of a thousand birds, and the way the canopy swallows sunlight. Whether you choose to sail down river, swim in jungle lakes, or climb above the canopy to stand atop Mount Julianatop to glaze down on the sprawling greenery, in Guianas you can’t escape the jungle.

Intricate Islands

Guianas doesn’t serve up your usual cookie cutter paradise islands, instead it offers blue, gold, and green slips of sheer joy that come pinned with a tale or two. Take Salvation Island where the story of Henri Charriere and his Papillion tale is brought to life. These islands where once a penal colony and after reading the book and stepping ashore it’s hard to grasp the threads between such beauty and such terror.

Kaieteur Falls, a waterfall on the Potaro River in central Essequibo Territory
Taxi boat in Suriname
Jaguar in the jungle of Surinam

Where to Visit in Guianas


With the colonial capital of Georgetown, slick rainforests to the north and sultry savannahs to the south, Guyana brings kaleidoscopic experiences to the table. 19th century architecture set against a tropical backdrop and the sound of reggae music and sizzling fish mark Georgetown as a must see, but duck further to admire the glimmering green canopies of the Amazon and to witness the dizzying height of the cascading Kaiteur Falls. This is also the home of Harpy Eagles with their terrifying talons and kite like wingspans.


A blip on the map of South America, this is where the Guianas seems to straddle cultures and continents with its Dutch signs and chocolate box style carried over. Home to flowing rivers that cut through the green, Suriname is all bright boats on the banks, rich nature reserves, and jungle joys. Back in the capital of Paramaribo you will find a thriving nightlife and bright buzzing restaurant scene.

French Guiana

One of the more remote regions that falls under the flag of France, French Guiana is obscure with its je ne sais quoi, it’s fascinating former penal colony sites, and it’s chic café culture that spills out into the streets of Cayenne. Sail to the charming and completely uninhabited little Ilets la Mere to see the monkeys chattering and swim and take a golden sand stroll along the wild and windswept Remire-Montjoly

When to Charter a Yacht to Guianas

Those looking to set sail for the out of this world destination that is the untamed Guianas should set sail for the later summer months. The end of August through until November tends to be the driest season in the Guianas making it easier to explore the coastal charm and dense interior.

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