Board in the lovely town of Taormina, Sicily, in Italy, and cruise part of the secret Aeolian Islands, easiest to visit by private yacht charter. Overnight from the chic Aeolian Island of Panarea, to the oh so chic island of Capri. Enjoy several days on the Amalfi Coast before returning to visit several more of the Aeolian Islands, including Stromboli Island, for a hike to the top of the always active volcano. Disembark in Taormina, Sicily after a 10 day cruise through the Aeolian islands and Amalfi Coast, both highlights of southern Italy.
Enjoy a yacht charter itinerary in the Caribbean on a private charter yacht cruising between the islands of St. Martin, Anguilla, and St. Barths, and then cruise a little beyond to Saba, St. Kitts, Nevis and St. Eustatius. Neither Saba or St. Eustatius have anchoring locations for an overnight stay, but St. Kitts and Nevis do. Cruise on either a sailing yacht or motor yacht to St. Kitts and Nevis from St. Barths, stopping to explore the quaint little island of Saba, its own sovereign state, on the way. And when returning back from St. Kitts and Nevis to St. Barths and St. Martin, stop in St. Eustatius, once a very busy and wealthy trading center in the Caribbean in the 1700’s. The three islands of St. Martin, St. Barths, and Anguilla are fabulous, but mix in a little bit more on your crewed yacht charter adventure by including Saba, St. Eustatius, St. Kitts, and Nevis.
Italy yacht charter itineraries are generally for a yacht charter cruising along the western coast of Italy including various island archipelagos. Half way down the “boot” on the western coast of Italy is the port of Ostia, which is only 15 minutes from the Rome Fiumicino Airport and the center of Rome itself. Ostia is a perfect port from which to embark on a charter to cruise the Argentario Peninsula, and the Tuscan Islands of Giglio, Elba and Capraia, all of which are great ports to visit on a yacht charter in Italy.
A private yacht vacation is like no other getaway you’ll ever experience. Along with amazing views, sumptuous cuisine, and lounging in the sun, a luxury yacht charter vacation offers incredible activities for the entire family. There’s so much to do on board, in the water, and on land, in the world’s most breathtaking locations.
In this article, we’ll explore what a typical day is like on a luxury yacht charter vacation. From morning until night, there are so many things to see, do, and explore for endless family fun.
What a Typical Day is Like On Your Private Yacht Charter
- Every morning starts with breakfast prepared by the chef. Before your trip, we’ll find out all of your family’s individual food likes and dislikes, and plan your menu. Everything is catered to your specific tastes and wishes. Want eggs and prosciutto for breakfast? Do the kids enjoy fruit smoothies in the morning? Breakfast is prepared exactly the way you like it, and served whenever you want.
Cruise southern Croatia on a private yacht charter and enjoy boutique award winning wines and fresh oysters just plucked out of the water. Croatia is emerging as a boutique wine producing country with award winning wines being produced. And Shell Farms growing oysters are popping up in bays where brackish water as the growing ground is felt to provide the best flavor in these erudite mollusks. Great wines and fresh oysters, for a wine and oyster lover, enjoying both while cruising Croatia on a crewed yacht charter in an extra bonus.
Many of the wines locally produced by boutique Croatian wineries will never be tasted outside of the area or off the island where the wine is produced, as the boutique batches are so small and the locals so knowledgeable about great wines, that the vintages never last long enough for a bottle to be exported. Some varietals at these boutique wineries are sold out to locals in the know long before the grapes are even picked.
There are plenty of activities to enjoy on a yacht charter.
Swimming, snorkeling, fishing, sunbathing on the beach—there are so many things to do! Some boats offer scuba, sailing, windsurfing, kayaking, rafting, water-skiing, stand-up paddle boarding, and even yoga! During the days, you and your family can take part in your favorite activity or learn about a new one, or you can read a book and nap. On shore there are quiet beaches, villages to explore, and a lot of local shopping. Adults in the family can enjoy some cocktails at one of the bars on shore. Your private yacht charter will show you vistas and unspoiled beaches that can’t be seen from the shore, along with many remote places that resort staff doesn’t even know about. There are plenty of fun activities to take part in and create lasting memories that you and your family will never forget.
Start in St. Lucia, with good international airline flights in and end in St. Vincent, with international airline flights out, and cruise St. Vincent and the Grenadines on a luxury yacht charter in the southern part of the Caribbean Islands. Included in this yacht charter itinerary starting in St. Lucia, are visits to St. Vincent, Bequia, Mustique, Canouan, Mayreau, and possibly the highlight of the area, the National Park of the Tobago Cays. This is an area of Caribbean Islands where time has stood still, and life meanders on much as it did 100 years ago, except for the chic island of Mustique, where you never know whom you might see. A nation of individual islands, St. Vincent and the Grenadines is a lovely cruising location on a crewed yacht charter.
Indonesia is the world’s largest archipelago, straddling the equator with over 17,000 diverse, remote islands and 80,000 kilometers of unspoiled coastline to explore. Its untamed natural beauty, year-round tropical climate, and unrivaled dive sites makes Indonesia a true paradise on Earth.
Many of the charter locations, especially in Raja Ampat, are close to or on the equator. Chartering a private luxury yacht is the best way to experience the exotic beauty of Indonesia. Many of the islands are remote and uninhabited, and have an amazing variety of volcanic scenery, marine life, vibrant cultures, and sailing/diving adventures to be experienced. This makes a luxury yacht in Indonesia one of the most exclusive getaway charter destinations. Go on adrenaline-fueled jet skiing adventures, explore reefs, or relax and sunbathe on sandy white beaches—It’s all within reach when you charter a yacht in Indonesia! (more…)
Post Hurricane Irma, both the U.S. and British Virgin Islands have returned to being the same lovely yacht charter cruising area as always, with great protected anchorages, pristine beaches, and beautiful blue green clear water with extraordinary coral gardens below. Boarding to cruise the British Virgin Islands can be in either St. Thomas or Tortola. Often air flights have a better schedule for flights to St. Thomas, but flights into Tortola bring you right into the epicenter of the British Virgin Islands to board your boat, and start your charter without the Customs requirements for clearance from the U.S. to the British Virgin Islands, that a charter start in St. Thomas requires. Either way, besides a few blue tarp roofs left as a parting gift from Irma, this great cruising location is ready and waiting for the winter charter season. Attached, is a yacht charter itinerary for post-Irma, from St. Thomas to St. Thomas for sailing in the British Virgin Islands.
This Caribbean yacht charter itinerary starts in St. Thomas, the most well-known of the U.S. Virgin Islands. With the most airline flights in and out, St. Thomas, is a duty free U.S. Territory. St. Thomas, along with St. John, and St. Croix are the main islands of the U.S. Virgin Islands. While beautiful in their own right, with lovely water and beautiful beaches, many feel that the U. S. Virgin Islands are the gateway to their nearby neighbor, the British Virgin Islands, otherwise known as the BVI’s. Most one week charter itineraries out of St. Thomas visit St. John and then clear into the BVI’s, for the rest of the charter, before returning to St. John and then St. Thomas to disembark. Following is a suggested one week charter itinerary following just that outline; starting and ending in St. Thomas with much of the yacht charter spent in the nearby British Virgin Islands.