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Enjoy this Yacht Charter Itinerary Exploring Corsica and Sardinia

Ajaccio Cityscape, Corsica Island, France. Beach

Ajaccio

Two of the biggest islands in the Mediterranean, this yacht charter itinerary, including both Corsica and Sardinia, offers a myriad of anchorages and ports to discover on a luxury yacht charter.  As an added bonus on this yacht charter itinerary, visit the Maddalena and the Lavezzi Islands, two beautiful little archipelagos situated between Corsica and Sardinia with great anchorages, and lovely beaches.

Lipari Island in the Aeolian Islands, Italy

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Lipari Island

The largest of the Aeolian Islands, an island archipelago tucked away in the southern corner of the Tyrrhenian Sea, Lipari Island was probably more well known in Ancient Times than today.  Having been formed by a series of volcanic eruptions, the island is littered with pumice and obsidian stone, both prized by civilizations for centuries, especially obsidian, which given the sharp glass like aspects of this stone was sought for weaponry, knives and other utensils created for cutting as needed in everyday life.  Today the mining of both stones has been stopped, as the Aeolian Islands, including Lipari are now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  Stop at Lipari while on a crewed yacht charter and step into yesteryear.

Historic Trinidad, Southern Coast of Cuba

 Historic Trinidad, Cuba

A UNESCO World Heritage site, the town of Trinidad located on the southern coast of Cuba, grew to its glory in the 1800’s during the heyday of the sugar trade.  At one point in 1827, a sugar mill in Trinidad produced just under a million kilos of sugar.  The resulting wealth of sugar plantation owners during this heyday is reflected in the streets in this town through beautiful Spanish colonial mansions, plazas and churches built during this time period.  The reflection of wealth did not stop in the architecture, as those buildings were then filled with beautiful china, crystal, art, painted wall frescos, inlay, and other trappings of a wealth driven society in the Baroque Period.  Outside of town, in the Agabama Valley, are the remains of the sugar mills, while nearby on the coast are beautiful white sand beaches, and lovely crystal clear waters.  Trinidad should not be missed as a port of call on a crewed yacht charter along the southern coast of Cuba.

Lazy Days in Cuba

Havana, Cuba on July, 11, 2006. - View of the Placa Vieja in the historic center of Havana, Cuba.

Havana, Cuba

Where it is summer year around. Cuba is a very large island in the Caribbean Sea with smaller islands included in the country boundaries, all of which are surrounded by beautiful Caribbean waters, undulating with shades of beautiful blues and greens.  A rarely visited island, the waters surrounding are teeming with fish and other marine life and miles of undisturbed coral gardens to snorkel with and swim over.  Also undisturbed are towns and villages inland, with the Capital city of Havana virtually locked in the 1950’s, while south the towns of Cienfuegos and Trinidad, (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), are virtually locked in the 1850’s when the sugar boom evaporated.  Visiting Cuba on a crewed yacht charter does require compliance with certain regulations and the use of Cuban services for certain activities such as scuba diving and fishing.  It is well worth compliance with certain requirements in order to see Cuba as the country is now, before a myriad of changes are sure to occur.

The Pontine Islands, Capri, and the Amalfi Coast

Portiofino, Italy, luxury yacht charter

Portofino

This is a great cruising area that can be enjoyed on a one week private yacht charter out of Naples, Italy. Explore the secret Pontine Islands, once resort vacation islands for wealthy Romans and Emperors. Head to the top of Capri for chic shopping, excellent restaurants, and watching life go by enjoying a drink at a sidewalk café. Cruise along the Amalfi Coast, stopping to wander the walking streets of Positano, a village spilling down a valley cuddled between two mountains. Visit Amalfi to see the Amalfi Cathedral, a world re-known excellent example of Italian Romanesque and Medieval Architecture. Climb the many steps up to Ravello perched on a cliff side for fabulous views of the Amalfi Coast. Every aspect of this terrific yacht charter cruising location is sure to please.

What can a Blue Monkey do for you?

Rooftops of Santorini, Greece, yacht charter

Santorini, Greece

There are many different ways to arrive in Santorini Island, Greece, however; arriving by private charter yacht cruising into the inner harbor Caldera is the most extraordinary. The present Caldera was created sometime around 1645 BC, by a huge volcanic eruption, during which volcanic ash and debris covered an ancient and very wealthy Minoan trading city near present day Akrotiri, Santorini.  The disappearance of this city, may be the basis of the legend of the “Lost City of Atlantis”.  After cruising into the Caldera in Santorini by charter yacht, head ashore to explore the Akrotiri Excavations, where extraordinary wall murals depicting Blue Monkeys were found.

St. Eustatius; A Quiet Little Island With a History That Roared

Beach, St Eustatius, Caribbean, Luxury yacht charter

St. Eustatius Beach

A quiet little island in the Caribbean, covering barely 8 square miles, St. Eustatius was once a center of commercial enterprise in the 1700’s. Known to the locals as Statia, this once bustling island has a full time population today of just a little over 3000. However, at its zenith in the 1700’s there were many more residents, many very wealthy from trade. Under the command of the Dutch West India Company, Statia was a duty free neutral trading port, with a large protected harbor sitting right in the middle of British, French and Spanish Caribbean Islands. Statia’s economy flourished in the 1700’s from trade and the island became known as “The Golden Rock”.

Enjoy Corsica and Sardinia on a Crewed Yacht Charter

 Sardinia, Private Bay, luxury yacht charter

Sardinia Bay

With the southern coast of Corsica a mere 14 nautical miles from the northern coast of Sardinia, the Costa Smeralda,  enjoying the oh so very French island of Corsica and the oh so very Italian Island of Sardinia on a private yacht charter is a taste of two great cultures in a manner only available on a crewed yacht charter of Corsica and Sardinia.

183′ Sailing Yacht Regina Prepares Delicious Yacht Charter Cuisine

An amazing four course luncheon served on sailing yacht Regina

The stunning 183′ sailing yacht REGINA wowed Northrop and Johnson Yacht Charters at the 2016 Antigua Charter Yacht Show serving an excellent luncheon especially created for industry yacht charter brokers.

Dominica Island, “The Nature Isle of the Caribbean”

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Dominica

A self-ruling sovereign island country since 1978, the official name of Dominica is the Commonwealth of Dominica; and is a Windward Island located in the Caribbean Lesser Antilles.  Reaching Dominica is very easy on a crewed yacht charter when cruising through the French West Indies between Guadeloupe and Martinique.  Unlike most other Caribbean Islands, Dominica is covered with rain forests, and lush vegetation through which run 365 rivers, which is one river for every day of the year.