Luxury yacht charter vacations are available in the world’s most beautiful locations. Each destination offers a unique vacation experience. Our specialists can arrange an itinerary that exceeds your personal expectations and desires. Charter yachts are available today in more destinations than ever before. Alaska, Fiji, New Zealand, Thailand, Seychelles, Galapagos— you can often find charter yachts in all of these places, and well beyond. The yachts that tend to cruise off the beaten course are more adventurous than their counterparts in more established regions such as the Caribbean and Mediterranean. Sometimes, you can find purpose-built expedition yachts with crews who excel at surfing and offshore fishing. In locations like Galapagos, there are yachts with top-quality naturalists onboard to help you understand the local wildlife. In exotic locations, charter is exploration.
The Western Mediterranean offers three primary yacht charter regions: the French Riviera, Italy, and Spain’s Balearic Isles. Most one-week charters take place in a single region, while multi-week charters can combine regions.
The French Riviera is the most popular destination in the world for superyacht charter. Luxury marinas in Monaco, St. Tropez, and Antibes are the summertime home to the largest and most impressive superyachts ever built. Cruise side-by-side with yachts chartered by celebrities, business titans, and world leaders in the Riviera’s most glamorous hotspots. Extend your charter with a visit to the nearby island of Corsica, which offers seclusion in a natural, historic setting. VIEW YACHTS HERE
Italy’s western coastline offers yacht charter vacations in two primary regions: Liguria and the Amalfi Coast. Liguria is home to colorful ports such as Portofino and Santa Margherita, with easy access to the food and wine mecca of Tuscany. The Amalfi Coast includes the chic towns of Capri and Positano, with excursions available to large cities such as Naples or the ruins of Pompeii. Or, plan entire itineraries around the Italian islands of Sicily and Sardinia, including a look at the active volcano Mount Etna. VIEW YACHTS HERE
Palma de Mallorca is the hub of luxury superyacht activity in the Balearic Isles. Explore the centuries-old city on foot, with prime attractions just minutes away from the marinas. Then, cruise to the outer islands of Menorca and Ibiza. Menorca offers nature preserves and beautiful beaches, while Ibiza is world-renowned for its discotheques and late-night culture. VIEW YACHTS HERE
The Eastern Mediterranean is less developed and generally less crowded than the Western Mediterranean. Plenty of luxury superyacht charters are available, but the setting is more natural and untouched. Docking at marinas is an option, as is anchoring in secluded bays each night.
The Greek Isles are the most popular yacht charter destination in the Eastern Mediterranean. Start your itinerary in Athens and explore the Saronic Gulf, including visits to the ancient temple on Aegina and the automobile-free island of Hydra. Or, choose an itinerary in Greece’s Dodecanese Islands, where the walled city of Rhodes awaits with ancient history and modern shopping. VIEW YACHTS HERE
Southwestern Turkey has a coastline filled with luxury yacht charter activity. Cruise between the cities of Bodrum and Goçek, where on-shore excursions can include tours of ancient ruins, visits to historic stone castles, and shopping in local bazaars. Haggle for a hand-woven rug or a custom-made leather jacket, then sip apple tea with the locals at the cafés. VIEW YACHTS HERE
Croatia is the Eastern Mediterranean’s least developed luxury yacht charter region. More than a thousand islands are within easy cruising distance of Dubrovnik or Venice, Italy, offering the opportunity to explore world-renowned cities in addition to pristine beaches. Unspoiled waters are aquamarine and warm, with views still very much as nature originally created them. VIEW YACHTS HERE
Caribbean and Virgin Islands
The Caribbean and Virgin Islands are the most popular destination in the world for winter yacht charter vacations. Each region in the Caribbean offers a different style of luxury yacht experience, some catering to first-time clients and others designed for top-dollar glamour.
The Northern Caribbean, also known as the Leeward Islands, is the center of superyacht activity each winter. That is particularly true on the islands of Sint Maarten, Antigua, and St. Barth’s. In fact, St. Barth’s is so popular for New Year’s Eve charters that some superyachts dock there months in advance to reserve prime marina berths. VIEW YACHTS HERE
The Southern Caribbean, also known as the Windward Islands, offers a different style of Caribbean cruising. While the Northern Caribbean islands are more developed for tourism, the Southern Caribbean islands of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, as well as Grenada, are more natural. Expect small villages as opposed to luxury shopping malls, and save time for the Tobago Cays wildlife preserve, where the waters are pristine. VIEW YACHTS HERE
Luxury yacht charter takes place in both the U.S. and British Virgin Islands. St. Thomas, in the USVI, and Tortola, in the BVI, are the home ports for most charter yachts. The Virgin Islands are ideal for first-time clients, as the islands are close together and easy to cruise. Be sure to save time for world-renowned beach bars like Foxy’s on Jost Van Dyke and the Bitter End Yacht Club on Virgin Gorda. VIEW YACHTS HERE
Florida and the Bahamas
Florida and the Bahamas offer beautiful cruising year-round. Multiple yacht charter itineraries are available in each location, whether you want to be close to civilization or in the heart of nature.
Southeast Florida is the center of superyacht activity in the United States. The city of Fort Lauderdale, as well as nearby Miami, offer countless marinas that are close to world-renowned shopping, dining, and entertainment. Miami’s South Beach area, in particular, is a must-visit for anyone interested in all-night dancing and fun. VIEW YACHTS HERE
The Florida Keys stretch from Southeast Florida’s Atlantic coast around the state’s southern edge and into the Gulf of Mexico. The archipelago runs in a line, making it ideal for one-way luxury yacht charters. Begin in the northern Keys at Key Largo, which is home to a marine sanctuary and outstanding snorkeling and diving. End your yacht charter in Key West, where key lime pie is celebrated as seriously as evening sunsets. VIEW YACHTS HERE
Most superyachts in the Bahamas are based in Nassau, where luxury marinas are mere minutes from the international airport. From there, cruise south into the Exumas archipelago, which is too shallow for cruise ships to enter. Harbors are as secluded as any in the South Pacific, and waters are clean and clear. Another option in the Bahamas is the Abacos archipelago, which is world-renowned for its beach bars and pristine blue-green waters. VIEW YACHTS HERE
Northeast United States
New England and Maine are the primary regions for luxury yacht charter in the Northeast United States. Both locations boast historic sites, charming ports, and working lobster and crab boats that create a memorable seafaring ambiance.
Newport, Rhode Island, is the starting point for most superyacht charters in New England. Watch the storied J-Class yachts race in regattas before cruising amid mansions frequented by the Vanderbilts and Rockefellers. Enjoy visits to the beaches on Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket, which have welcomed America’s elite for more than a century. VIEW YACHTS HERE
Maine offers a yacht charter vacation filled with natural beauty. Rocky landscapes give way to beaches that are ideal for lobster bakes with roasted corn on the side. Watch the local fishermen in classic trawler boats, step ashore into secluded artist colonies, and shop in quaint villages lined with cobblestone streets.
Expedition-style motoryachts are available for luxury yacht charter beyond the usual borders. Anyone interested in scenic grandeur and ultimate solitude should consider an exotic yacht charter destination.
In the Indian Ocean, superyacht charter is available in the Maldives and the Seychelles. Both island nations are far off the beaten course, with just a handful of premier yachts available each winter. Enjoy five-star service onboard and unblemished nature ashore, all surrounded by some of the warmest waters on Earth. VIEW YACHTS HERE
Thailand and Indonesia offer luxury yacht charter options in several regions. In Thailand, superyacht charter is based around Phuket, an international city that offers culinary and shopping delights. Indonesia, given its size, offers several distinct cruising areas. Many superyachts visit Bali, home to much of the nation’s cultural history.
Superyacht charter in the South Pacific can include itineraries in New Zealand, Fiji, Tahiti, and additional Polynesian islands. In New Zealand, cruise from Auckland to the storied Bay of Islands, where water sports and golf courses beckon. In Fiji, Tahiti, and greater Polynesia, combine sandy white beaches with cultural experiences in the island villages. VIEW YACHTS HERE
Icebergs, glaciers, and crystal-blue waters are the center of a superyacht charter in Alaska. Itineraries can begin in the state capital of Junau, where smoked and candied salmon are the local delicacies. Enjoy freshly caught king crab during a cruise south to Sitka, where local fishermen and native tribes welcome visitors with open arms. VIEW YACHTS HERE
Luxury yacht charter in Central America can include itineraries that enter the Panama Canal, as well as itineraries based around Panama’s San Blas and Las Perlas archipelagos. The remote island chains include some of the best fishing, snorkeling, and scuba diving in the world, along with cultural encounters with local tribes. VIEW YACHTS HERE
A handful of luxury charter yachts visit Patagonia and Antarctica each year, presenting the opportunity to enjoy nature’s wildest locations in five-star luxury. Specially outfitted expedition yachts provide safety and security, with unique tenders and helicopters that bring guests close to towering glaciers and incredible wildlife. VIEW YACHTS HERE
While the Mediterranean Sea is the hub of Europe’s superyacht charter activity, Scandinavia presents options for luxury yacht charter in the Norwegian fjords and Swedish islands. Just a handful of luxury yachts visit this region during summers, making a yacht charter in Northern Europe a sought-after and truly unique experience. VIEW YACHTS HERE