Yacht Charter Is Alive and Well! New England, the Bahamas, Florida, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Greece, and Croatia are all great 2020 summer-time destinations.
It’s hoppin’ in these charter locations this summer and there are plenty of yachts available for “The Great Escape”-a private crewed yacht charter. And as always, with every private yacht charter, you create the itinerary, and decide whether you want to go ashore and mingle, or just stay on board, enjoying the waters, great remote anchorages, and long expanses of deserted sandy beaches. With your own onboard Chef, it is easy to be away from it all with everything you need right on board, along with a full service crew.
Board your charter yacht in Newport, Rhode Island to visit Block Island and the Massachusetts islands of Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket. This is the location of Colonial American history, beautiful blue waters full of fish, shellfish, and of course, the Maine Lobster. Have fun in the water, perhaps with jet skis, or swimming to a sandy beach. Ashore bicycle around the islands filled with beach roses and blooming wild flowers.
With long strings of beautiful cays, many of which are deserted, except perhaps for a few swimming pigs, or rare black iguanas, the Exuma Islands await for the most relaxing time of your life. Charter yachts in the Bahamas are filled with water toys as charter life in the Bahamas is centered on enjoying your family or friends while anchored off a long beautiful deserted beach, where yours are the only footprints in the sand while you gather sea shells as a souvenir. Float on clear shallow waters, over beautiful coral gardens, just beckoning for snorkelers, while your crew lays out all of the water toys for fun in the sun. A charter in the Florida Keys is similar with more to do ashore, especially in quaint unique Key West the “Conch Republic”. Head out to the Dry Tortugas and again and the world is your oyster!
U.S. Virgin Islands
This great group of islands, the main islands being St. Thomas, St. John and St. Croix, along with a number of little named islets, is open for charter this summer for a quick get away by flying into St. Thomas. The charter yachts mainly available are crewed sailing catamarans in a variety of price ranges for a lovely one week charter exploring the Virgin Islands, that offer all that any Caribbean group of islands offers, including beautiful clear water, coral gardens, beautiful beaches, hiking ashore, and fun in the sun.
Who can resist the Greek Islands, over 6000, including over 200 inhabited islands, with great tavernas, and local traditional Greek island life. The islands are surrounded by gorgeous water, in clear shades of blue and green reflecting off the marble cliffs under bright sun rays and clear blue skies. Perhaps visit Santorini and Mykonos along with the 15 other Cycladic Islands, or cruise through the Saronic Islands where Hydra, Spetses and Poros are located for a charter close to Athens. With a delivery fee, and a additional domestic flight, cruise the Ionian Islands from Zakythos to Corfu. Or cruise the Dodecanese Islands which include Patmos and Rhodes, and mix in the exotic with a stop in Bodrum, Turkey. Get your dancing shoes ready to join the villagers at the local taverna.
Cruise between Split and Dubrovnik, through the many pine covered lush green islands outlined by the clear blue sky, surrounded by clear water in extraordinary shades of blue and green. This is a land reflecting the many cultures of civilizations that lived on these islands and coasts centuries before, which all left their stamp that is now melded into the history, culture and cuisine of Croatia. Explore the walled villages of Trogir and Korcula, have fun on the chic island of Hvar, the “San Tropez” of Croatia, visit boutique wineries, eat fresh oysters plucked right from the sea, and enjoy Croatian black truffles on board in dishes prepared by your private Chef, mixed with wild herbs that grow all over the islands and in the country side. And if fresh seafood is your thing, Croatian waters are filled with fish, shellfish and lobsters.