A private yacht charter is the ideal all-inclusive, luxury, customized vacation. Oft described as magical, the onboard experience is as wonderful as your chosen destinations. While there are a multitude of cruising options from economy to high end, a chartered vessel will cater your every need while allowing you to choose or modify an itinerary that will please your entire party. There are destinations all over the world, but we’ve compiled a list of our favorites.
The coast of Maine is usually a preferred destination in the late summer months. You’ll experience all that may come to mind when you think of Maine, clambakes on the beach, regattas with classic wooden boats, fishermen hauling lobster pots, and visits to ports and their local shops and restaurants.
An archipelago of 365 cays and islands, the Exumas is just 35 miles south of Nassau in the Bahamas. The Bahamas, of course, are a popular yachting destination almost all year-round, but May and June are particularly nice. In addition to the beautiful beaches, you’ll spot many a wild pig.
One of the world’s foremost destinations for encountering wildlife, Galapagos is a year-round destination situated about 600 miles west of Ecuador in the Pacific Ocean and is the nature lover’s dream yachting destination. You’ll experience the best of both worlds – the luxury of your charter yacht and all of the beauty of this wildlife-filled paradise.
You know the name Komodo as this emerging destination in Indonesia is the habitat of the Komodo Dragon. The species of monitor lizard average 10 feet in length and 150 pounds. Beyond the dragons, the area is ideal for diving right off the deck of your charter yacht – whether you prefer snorkeling or scuba diving, everything from the beaches to the reefs will satisfy your underwater adventure needs.
The Baltic Sea
You needn’t be a Viking to visit the Baltic Sea, while it’s not known as one of the more popular European destinations, it has some great selling points including those long hours of daylight, warm weather, charming ports, and so many small towns and islands to explore. Oh, and don’t forget about that Baltic cuisine, dine on all the reindeer sausage and fresh salmon you can imagine.
Over the course of the past 10 years, there have been many positive changes to the ports throughout the Eastern Mediterranean. Nowhere is that more apparent than the country which has gained attention as the filming location for the ultra-popular “Game of Thrones” series on HBO. More than just a filming location, Croatia has become a much-desired stop on any voyage in the Mediterranean. From its historic cities to its remote beaches, Croatia is another destination offering a multi-faceted experience.
If you want to charter a yacht in Greece, be sure to see our post on the ultimate yacht experience here. Then tell us which of these charter destinations will you be trying this year? The world awaits so be sure to plan your luxury vacation now.