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Amorgos Yacht Charter, Cycladic Islands, Greece

2019-08-01T17:05:54-04:00

Amorgos Island Traditional Fishing Vessels

A less often visited Cycladic Island and the furthest east in the Cycladic chain of Greek Islands, Amorgos Island is most easily visited by private yacht charter.  Probably the most iconic and easily identified part of this island is the fantastic Monastery of Chozoviotissa painted white, built into and clinging to the side of a cliff on the other side of the island from the main port.  This is what identifies and sets this island apart from the rest of the Cycladic Islands, and lets any visitor know at once on approach by sea cruising towards the island on a charter yacht, that yes, one has reached Amorgos Island.

Inhabited since the Early Cycladic Era, which has been evidenced by archaeological finds on the island, Amorgos has a long cultural history and tradition. This is an island where one steps off the beaten track to visit a Cycladic island by yacht charter that has preserved its traditional feel; where the locals welcome you with a smile on their face and perhaps a shot of the local raki based liquor steeped in aromatic herbs.  Once on shore, walk across this island on the many trails and walking paths through a countryside redolent with wild herbs. One trail or another will end up at one of the many beaches around the coastline of this lovely island.

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Amorgos Yacht Charter, Cycladic Islands, Greece2019-08-01T17:05:54-04:00

5 Tips for Deepening the Family Bond on a Yacht Charter

2019-08-01T17:06:58-04:00

A yacht charter is a joy all by itself; but some of the most memorable trips on board our beautiful yachts are the ones made with family. Deepening the family bond while cruising on a yacht charter is an incredible experience. No vacation is the same, with each charter customized to any preference. With so many choices and destinations across the globe, it’s just a matter of picking the right luxury yacht charter for you and your loved ones to enjoy.

Mother and daughter kayaking at tropical ocean on summer vacatio

Kayaking with Mom

A private yacht charter is filled with fun, sun-soaked days in paradise. For kids, however, it can also be an educational opportunity, if wanted. They are able to experience rare sights, new foods, new cultures, and new languages. Meanwhile, it’s way more fun than a crowded theme park or a cruise ship.

A family yacht vacation brings everyone together. There is no better way to obtain five-star service with your babies in tow! Here are our five top tips for deepening the family bond on board a luxury yacht.

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5 Tips for Deepening the Family Bond on a Yacht Charter2019-08-01T17:06:58-04:00

Yacht Charter Tips: What You Need to Know for Your First Private Yacht Charter

2019-07-23T23:17:09-04:00

“There is nothing – absolutely nothing – half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats. …Nothing seems really to matter, that’s the charm of it . . . Here today, up and off to somewhere else tomorrow!”

120' Feadship Lady Victoria in Eleuthra, Bahamas            -Kenneth Grahame

A little bit of advice and a good dose of wanderlust is all you need to enjoy a private, customized charter on the seven seas. If you’ve always wanted to explore international waters from the comfort of your very own boat, we’re here to help. Follow our yacht charter tips and discover why a luxury yacht charter can be surprisingly accessible!

Private yacht rentals are always done on a whole-boat basis. Your group takes the entire boat, even if it’s a romantic cruise for two. Whether you plan to travel with family or friends, it is a one-of-a-kind experience.

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Yacht Charter Tips: What You Need to Know for Your First Private Yacht Charter2019-07-23T23:17:09-04:00

Charter a Yacht in Croatia, Charter Itinerary from Kotor, Montenegro

2019-07-03T18:21:37-04:00

Kotor at the head of the Boka Kotorska Fjord

Kotor

Charter a yacht in Croatia, and cruise from Kotor, Montenegro to Dubrovnik, then up to Split, and back to Kotor to disembark to explore and enjoy the many of the different islands and coastline of southern Croatia in an area once known as Dalmatia.  On this yacht charter itinerary when you charter a yacht in Croatia, visit three UNESCO World Heritage Sites including Kotor, Dubrovnik and Diocletian’s Palace in Split.  There is so much to do and see in this charter location filled with historic sites, and boutique wineries.  Enjoy the beautiful clean clear water swimming and playing with water toys, and savor the fresh oysters and mussels plucked right out of the water from the shell farms near Ston.  When you charter a yacht in Croatia, enjoy boutique wines, vine and tree ripened fruits and vegetables, and fresh seafood in beautiful water while cruising the coast and islands of this fabulous country.

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Charter a Yacht in Croatia, Charter Itinerary from Kotor, Montenegro2019-07-03T18:21:37-04:00

Chartering in Croatia from Dubrovnik to Venice

2019-07-03T16:07:07-04:00

Dubrovnik. Croatia

Dubrovnik. Croatia

Chartering in Croatia should include the full coastline from Dubrovnik to Venice on a private yacht charter through the myriad of lovely islands and beautiful coastline of this historic land coveted from ancient times to now for the beautiful crystal clear waters filled with fish and shellfish and lovely fertile soil. The mainland and islands of Croatia were where the Greeks and Romans went to vacation and retire to relax surrounded by the extraordinary beauty.  Today cruise in the wake of these ancient civilizations and enjoy all that they once did from fresh picked oysters and mussels to beautiful boutique wines, fresh fish, and lovely vine ripened fruits and vegetables.  Swim in the blue green waters and enjoy sea kayaking and other water sports in the many anchorages.  At the end of your charter glide into Venice just like all seafarers once did; into the Grand Canal and up to St. Marks Square, as a very fitting end to your charter and chartering in Croatia.

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Chartering in Croatia from Dubrovnik to Venice2019-07-03T16:07:07-04:00

What You Can Expect From a Private Yacht Charter Broker

2019-07-18T10:04:15-04:00

Yacht Charter Lifestyle

Booking the ideal luxury yacht charter vacation involves many considerations and choices. And there are a host of internet booking websites and agents who can help you book your getaway. However, if you want a personalized itinerary, a seamless booking process, and a catered experience, an experienced yacht charter broker is the way to go.

A broker has knowledge of the industry that simply cannot be matched. Not only do they know how to charter a yacht, but they have “been there, done that”—on the yachts and in the specific yacht charter destinations. They can make a customized dream yacht charter vacation a reality by providing first-hand knowledge on a day-to-day cruising basis for a terrific personalized charter itinerary with great “Insider Recommendations.

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What You Can Expect From a Private Yacht Charter Broker2019-07-18T10:04:15-04:00

What You Need to Know About Your Crew on a Crewed Yacht Charter

2019-06-06T11:02:33-04:00

Book A Luxury Yacht Charter

Crew Greeting Guests

One of the most important aspects about a luxury yacht charter experience is the crew. Without them, there is no charter. Varying in size and hailing from all over the world, the crew is vital in making the charter enjoyable. Ranging from two crew members for a 60 ft. yacht to a larger crew for superyachts, your crew must be knowledgeable, professional, and accommodating. They also must have the appropriate licenses and onboard training to ensure a successful yacht charter.

With over 30 years in the industry, we have worked with many crew members. We know what to look for when hiring a fantastic crew. Here’s what you need to know about your yacht staff on a crewed yacht charter.

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What You Need to Know About Your Crew on a Crewed Yacht Charter2019-06-06T11:02:33-04:00

30 Years in Luxury Yacht Charters: How an Expert Yacht Charter Specialist Delivers the Perfect Vacation

2019-07-18T10:03:25-04:00

Yacht Charter Lifestyle

Yacht Charter Lifestyle

When it comes to booking the ideal luxury yacht charter vacation, i.e. to charter a luxury yacht, there’s a lot to consider and many choices to make. But what if you don’t know where to go or how to start the process? That’s when an expert charter specialist can help.

The best yacht charter specialist has first-hand experience and knowledge. In fact, this is the golden rule when choosing a yacht charter broker. It’s prudent to have extensive knowledge of yachts, the best charter cruising destinations, and what to see and do. The best, most successful charter specialists are in the know about culinary trends and how to fulfill special requests on board. On top of all this, they have a terrific rapport with the best yacht crews.

I’m Missy Johnston, Senior Yacht Charter Specialist for Northrop-Johnson Yacht Charters and owner of the company. I have 30 years of experience in the luxury yacht charter business. I’d like to share some of my experiences. What I’ve learned may help you with yacht selection, determining the best itinerary, and seamlessly putting the best plans into action to create the perfect luxury yacht charter.

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30 Years in Luxury Yacht Charters: How an Expert Yacht Charter Specialist Delivers the Perfect Vacation2019-07-18T10:03:25-04:00

How Much is a Yacht Charter? Get the Inside Scoop

2019-06-19T15:41:28-04:00

Italy Charter Destination www.njcharters.com (2)_Portofino

Yachts in an Italian Harbor

Yacht charter vacations simply can’t be beat. When compared to a land-based vacation, charters give you the utmost freedom and privacy. Plus, you will be on your own floating villa that moves anywhere you wish to go in the world, enjoying your favorite meals prepared to your specifications by your own private chef.  

How much does it cost to charter a yacht for your next dream vacation? Here’s the inside scoop.

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How Much is a Yacht Charter? Get the Inside Scoop2019-06-19T15:41:28-04:00

Yacht Charter in Croatia: Of Wines, Oysters and Truffles

2019-03-23T22:42:38-04:00

Croatia Winery Korta Katarina

Korta Katarina Winery

Cruising on a yacht charter in Croatia is a terrific sensory experience for the palate.  For only in Croatia, can one enjoy lovely award winning wines, with super plump oysters just pulled from the briny depths of the sea, along with dusky perfumed white and black truffles found in the oak forests on shore that can be shaved lavishly over the top of cooked foods onboard, and truffle flavored olive oils for drizzling or flavoring.  There are perfect wine grape growing locations ashore, excellent brackish water conditions in the Adriatic Sea for growing award winning oysters, and in the oak forests of Istria, Croatia, fist sized white and black truffles are being found, all of which can appear on board on a yacht charter Split to Dubrovnik, a Kornati yacht charter or any yacht charter cruising area along the coast and through the islands of Croatia.

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Yacht Charter in Croatia: Of Wines, Oysters and Truffles2019-03-23T22:42:38-04:00