We’ve never chartered a yacht before, is this the right holiday for us?

Published by on Wednesday 17th of May 2023 11:21:45 AM

If you are looking for a unique vacation tailored to your specific needs, great food, personal service, relaxation, peace and quiet, time to reconnect with your family or to enjoy the company of friends then chartering a fully crewed yacht is almost certainly is for you. 

Chartering a yacht is much like staying in a private villa with full time staff - the yacht’s crew sail the boat, prepare food according to your tastes, mix your favourite cocktails and service the cabins. The yacht of course is able to move to different locations – quiet anchorages away from the crowds with visits to busy or glamorous ports when you wish. You can wake up in one quiet bay, move to somewhere else for a mid-morning visit and be in yet another place or even a different country for supper all without having to pack your bags. You can go ashore when you want and visit charming villages, chic ports, dine ashore if you like, visit beach bars, visit historical sites, go on an island trek or enjoy your own private beach barbeque with beach games.


Being on a sailing yacht is about the thrill of sailing and the full-time professional crew will deal with all aspects of handling the boat and will invite you to participate if you’re interested. If sailing is not for you, then a catamaran could be a better choice or a motor yacht.


Being out on the water is something very special though and making use of the yacht’s water-sport toys will provide endless excitement. Just a gentle morning swim off the yacht’s swim platform or snorkelling over a coral reef might be all you want. Try a paddle board, kayak, seabob or sea scooter. For the more energetic there will be water-skis and depending on the type and size of yacht you charter there will be an impressive range of water-sports equipment. Some yachts might offer scuba diving from the boat and most motor yachts will have jetskis all provided under the safe and watchful eye of the yacht’s crew.


Even the smallest charter yacht will have a good music system and collection of movies to watch or books to read as well as board games and of course internet access. The slightly bigger yachts will have astonishing onboard entertainment systems with the ability to stream tv and access to vast movie libraries. If you’re in the mood for some fun the crew will put on theme a night for you – or after dinner you can retreat to a quiet spot on the boat for a night cap. 


Most of your time aboard the yacht you’ll be casually dressed - swimwear or shorts and t-shirts by day and smart casual at night. But if dressing up is more your style, or for a special occasion then look forward to a formal dinner in a beautifully appointed dining room aboard a motor yacht or stunning upper deck overlooking a magnificent harbour.

Yacht chartering is suitable for many different groups, especially families, groups of friends or even just one couple. If you would like to discuss a possible charter and would like to see some yacht recommendations suggested itineraries, then please give me a call +44 (0) 7879 815458


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