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Charter Itinerary Cruising the Coastline of Cuba

Old classic American cars on one of Havana's streets on July 18 2016. There is nearly 60000 vintage American cars in Cuba

HAVANA

A beautiful long coastline filled with beaches, lapped by crystal clear waters, Cuba is a cruising paradise, virtually untouched by modern life.  Explore little known archipelagos of islands and cays around the main island of Cuba , as Cuba is comprised of over 4000 bits of land of varying sizes.  Whether cruising through islands to the north of the main island of Cuba, islands to the south or along the coast of the main island, white sand beaches beckon with beautiful coral gardens below the water line and tropical rain forests withan outstanding number of birds and wildlife await on land.  While inland, fertile green plains and valleys, where plantations once flourished, lay in green swaths waiting to be explored.

Alaska Charter Itinerary, Juneau to Ketchikan

Sea Kayaking In Alaska on Yacht charter

Sea Kayaking around Ice Floes

Charter the southern inside passage of Alaska on a crewed yacht charter to have a fabulous up front and personal experience, as part of the natural life of Alaska.  Sit in pods of whales bubble net feeding, watch glaciers calve into the waters below, see bears fishing for dinner, watch frolicking harbor seals, and rambling mountain goats and moose.  Visit with colonies of sea lions, sit in anchorages surrounded by Bald Eagles, fish for salmon, king crab, shrimp and halibut, and hike through virgin forests.  Alaska is a fabulous yacht charter destination unlike any other, and a private yacht charter on a yacht smaller than a mini cruise ship, is the way to be right smack dab in the middle of all that Alaska has to offer.

Yacht Charter Itinerary Cruising the Sea of Cortez

Beach in Cabo San Lucas Mexico on the Sea of Cortez

Cabo San Lucas

From Cabo San Lucas to La Paz, a yacht charter itinerary cruising the Sea of Cortez in Mexico includes historic towns, lovely beaches, extraordinary rock formations, seaside cliffs striated with beautiful colors, and refreshing waters.  Enjoy swimming with sea lions, snorkeling or scuba diving with schools of fish, shelling on deserted beaches, and visiting historic Spanish Mission towns, on a private crewed charter in the Sea of Cortez.

Sail to Grenada on the Spice Island Breezes

Sunrise in Grenada

Sunrise in Grenada

It is claimed, that on a cruising approach to Grenada, the Spice Island of the Caribbean, one can smell the scents of the various spices grown on the island wafting on the balmy breezes. Grenada is home to spice plantations where nutmeg, mace, allspice, cinnamon, cloves. turmeric, ginger, bay leaves, cocoa beans, and coffee beans are grown, harvested and processed for export around the world.  In fact, Grenada grows one third of the world’s production of nutmeg, a nut that is surrounded by a red hued casing that when ground is known as mace.  Grenada also figures as a large world producer of cinnamon, cloves, turmeric, and ginger. And all is grown on an island in the southern reaches of the Caribbean Sea that is all of 11 miles long.  With an international airport, Grenada is great island from which to begin or end a luxury yacht charter of the southern islands in the Caribbean.

Yacht Charter Itinerary for the French West Indies

Guadeloupe Beach

Guadeloupe Beach

With the scents of spices and freshly baked baguettes drifting in the breezes, enjoy the French West Indies and Dominica on a crewed private yacht charter itinerary cruising from Guadeloupe to Martinique.  An inbetween the northern French West Indies island of Guadeloupe and the southern island of Martinique be sure to visit the sovereign nation of Dominica, a Caribbean island unlike any other.  A yacht charter itinerary in this part of the Caribbean Sea, is a cruise through an international world of uniquely different islands set apart from the rest of the islands in the Caribbean.

Vis, Croatia, Visit on a Yacht Charter

Vis Stiniva Bay , Croatia, Yacht Charter

Vis

One of the largest islands in Croatia, Vis is also located the farthest west of all Croatian Islands as the frontier island on the western edge of Croatia, and is a terrific island to visit on a crewed yacht charter.  Vis was an important island during WWII, due to being the western outpost of Yugoslavia.  WWII buffs might enjoy a guided tour of WWII landmarks on the island.  Others will enjoy the quiet lifestyle, lovely little villages and seafaring feel of this island filled with lobster fishermen, and lobster pots piled high on the town quays.  Those is search of Ancient history will not be disappointed, and as always there are beautiful anchorages, and beaches on which to enjoy fun in the sun and the clear blue green waters of Croatia.

Yacht Charter Cruising Itinerary Split to Sibenik, Croatia

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Split Diocletian’s Palace

Including the Kornati, Sibenik, and Zadar Archipelagos in Croatia, the land of over 1000 islands, this yacht charter itinerary from Split, Croatia to Sibenik, Croatia, is sure to please.  Enjoy also visiting Krka Falls, a Croatian National Park and Landmark on the Krka River while enjoying your crewed yacht charter cruising through the lovely waters of Croatia.

Yacht Charter Itinerary Cruising Sardinia and Corsica

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PORTO ROTONDO AREA, SARDINIA

It’s a tale of two countries, two islands, and two cultures, one Italian and the other French on a yacht charter cruising itinerary of northern Sardinia and southern Corsica.  And in between the two larger islands, visit the smaller Italian Maddalena Islands and the French Lavezzi Islands, all on a crewed yacht charter of Sardinia and Corsica.

15 Day Cruising Itinerary from St. Lucia to Grenada, Caribbean

Sun Setting In St Lucia

Sun Setting In St Lucia

Cruise the southern reaches of the Caribbean, on a 15 day yacht charter itinerary from St. Lucia to Grenada, including St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Visit the Tobago Cays National Park, and swim with the sea turtles, explore Bequia, the whaling island, drive a local “mule” on the chic island of Mustique, snorkel beautiful coral gardens on Canouan, and glide into Grenada, the spice island. on balmy trade winds, all on a crewed yacht charter cruising “downwind” from St. Lucia to Grenada.

Enjoy a Charter Itinerary of the Greek Dodecanese Islands

Rhodes - Medieval City
Rhodes, Medieval City
From Rhodes to Samos, this yacht charter itinerary cruising through the Greek Dodecanese Islands is cruise through a lovely group of islands; each with its own unique feel.  From Rhodes, once a hub for medieval crusaders, to nearby Symi, quiet and beautiful, to Kalymnos, where locals once free dived for sponges in the depths of the sea, to Patmos, said to be where John the Apostle wrote the Book of Revelations, and where there is a church for every day of the year, and finally to Samos, home of Pythagoras, discover each island for yourself on a yacht charter through the Greek Dodecanese Islands.