Antlos, a new online marketplace for boating holidays calling itself the Airbnb of the Seas, is set to ruin the elitism of private boat charter holidays in the British Virgin Islands
The entry of Antlos into the Caribbean market will come as a shock for the rich and famous who frequent the region, with the site making boating holidays affordable and accessible for anyone.
Connecting yacht owners with consumers directly, the service cuts out the charter brokers and agents who have successfully maintained high costs for such luxury getaways for so long. By contrast, Antlos offers authentic experiences, providing boat and yacht owners the freedom to set their own rates and offer flexible dates, locations, and completely customisable itineraries. The site’s prices even include fuel costs, marina fees and other expenses, foiling what has previously been an extra money maker for operators.
All boats come with a fully licenced skipper who acts as both host and guide, meaning there’s no need to know how to actually sail – guests can simply experience the celebrity lifestyle as they are chauffeured around the Caribbean at their leisure. No secret hideaway will be safe as the knowledgeable skippers, familiar with the spectacular Caribbean waters, will be able to sail guests to secret hotspots around the beautiful Virgin Gorda, Jost Van Dyke and Anegada.
Bottom line? The British Virgin Islands’ paradisiacal locations are about to become more accessible than ever..