See the places you can go and things you can do aboard a private luxury yacht. Make your vacation extraordinary!
Yacht Vacation Destinations
Sailing vacations around these world-famous islands offers travelers an unforgettable experience. Crystal clear waters, white and pink sand beaches, adventure, and endless water sports activities.
Whether you prefer a few relaxing hours sightseeing celebrity homes and the beautiful Miami skyline, thrilling offshore sport fishing off Bimini or an extended boat vacation in the Keys, Florida is a luxury yacht charter destination abounding in options.
Why a Luxury Yacht Vacation?
Yacht charter vacations are all about water, sun and new horizons!
Relax and enjoy yourself. Vacation boat rentals offer a range of facilities such as toys for fun on and under the water, plenty of sun-bathing and relaxing options, movie and music entertainment and fine dining.
Let your captain take care of the sailing and your safety while the professional crew provide top-class personal service from the moment you board and around the clock. Your personal chef is on hand to prepare meals and snacks.
That's what private yacht vacations are all about!
island-hop from one attraction to the next
fun on the water; jet-skiing, diving, kayaking
relaxing and fine dining with friends
On charter in the Bahamas aboard M/Y Impulsive, 126 ft Norship.
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Choosing a Yacht for Your Vacation
No different to choosing a luxury resort for a shore-based holiday, crewed yacht charter vacations should provide everything you need for a fabulous vacation.
- The charter price must obviously suit your budget; see the yacht vacation cost section to know what's included in the price.
- The accommodation must cater for your group; check # guests for day charters and # cabins for overnight charters (usually two guests sleeping per cabin)
- The style and features of the yacht must suit your guests and itinerary. For instance, deck space might be important for large groups and functions or fast cruising speed important for quick journeys.
The activities your charter group enjoy should be catered for by the yacht's inventory of water toys. See our guide to water toys in the blog.
All our charter yachts are crewed, luxury motor yachts, so common throughout is guest safety, professional, friendly service and fine dining.
What Your Yacht Vacation will Cost
Choose between prepackaged vacation trips with all inclusive yacht vacations prices or 'roll-your-own' yacht vacation itineraries which we'll help plan to suit your budget.
How much is a yacht vacation?
The big-ticket items in private yacht vacation prices are:
- the yacht; larger, more modern yachts are more expensive
- the destination; longer journeys use more fuel (yachts measure fuel usage in gal/hour!)
Yacht vacation prices are quoted per charter and not per person.
Prices for day and weekend-getaway charter boat vacations with prepackaged itineraries are all-inclusive: the yacht with crew, fuel, use of the toys, meals, beverages and local tax.
The only additional expense is the crew gratuity of 10-20%. It's not compulsory but is customary.
Plus Expenses Charters
Longer yacht vacation packages have completely flexible itineraries and for that reason the charter price is made up of a Charter Fee plus Advanced Provisioning Allowance ("APA") of 30-35% of the charter fee.
The Charter Fee includes the price of the yacht, crew and use of facilities.
The APA covers those expenses that fluctuate according to the itinerary; including fuel, meals, marina expenses and local taxes.
The APA is held by the captain and disbursed as needed. You receive a detailed account at the end of the charter, along with the refund of any unspent balance.
Payment is by wire transfer. You can also pay for day charters by credit card. 50% of the charter fee is payable when confirming your booking. The remaining 50% is payable one month before the departure date.
Are you new to yacht chartering?
Visit our blog for an in-depth guide to the cost of a yacht charter.
What to do on Your Private Yacht Cruise
The short answer: it's limited only by your desires!
Stretch out on a sunpad on the foredeck with a good book for relaxed sunbathing while the kids cavort on an inflatable slide and climbing wall.
Spend the morning playing in the water; having a wild time on a jet-ski or towed on a tube or perhaps kayaking along the shoreline.
Break for lunch on the beach enjoying your favorite cuisine; succulent seafood, or is that a burger and fries?
Ease away some afternoon hours snorkeling a nearby reef or combing the beach, perhaps exploring caves and coves.
Then return to your yacht to relax over sun-downers with some favorite music.
On an overnight charter? Dress up - or not - for a fine alfresco dinner then put your feet up and watch a movie or gather on the aftdeck for socializing and after-dinner-drinks. The great thing is tomorrow you get to do it all again ... or something entirely different ... here, because you love the location, or venture off to new horizons.
A private yacht cruise is all about you!