What is the most popular destination? That's easy - the U.S. and British Virgin Islands. They are easy to get to, the weather is post card perfect, the waters are calm, and our inventory of charter yachts is extraordinary. If you have never done a yachting program before (and most people haven't), this is the place to start.
Where do you get the best value for the dollar?: Our Caribbean destinations offer the best pricing. We have a very large inventory of all sizes of yachts there so pricing is competitive. Yacht rates are based upon the U.S. dollar, and there are no government value added taxes which can add from 4-20% in other locations. New England also has very favorable pricing.
Want something other than Caribbean? If you want a dazzling destination with lots of shoreside glamor, the south coast of France between Monte Carlo and St. Tropez offers unparalelled luxury. If you prefer to be more remote and discover an area that is still growing as a tourist destination, consider Croatia. And of course, the Greek Islands are everyone's dream vacation.
With over 700 islands, the Bahamas has many itinerary choices. We recommend the Exuma Cays which are located about 50 miles south and east of Nassau. These off-the-beaten track islands are so close to the United States, yet feel miles away. The sapphire seas are among the most glorious in the world, and the waters are teeming with coral and fish. The sport fishing is superb. The best time to cruise here is Spring and Summer. You can either fly into Georgetown, home of the Four Seasons Resort, and do a round-trip itinerary. Or fly into Nassau and do a one-way itinerary to Georgetown. Either way, we offer the best availability on our Mega Yacht Fleet in the Bahamas.
We do not recommend starting a Bahamas cruise in Florida as the passage across the Gulf Stream to the Bahamas can be very rough. It is best to fly directly into the Bahamas and begin your yacht charter there. Florida offers some interesting cruising as well... Ft. Lauderdale, Miami, the Florida Keys, and Key West. A great long weekend getaway on Back to top
Lighthouses, lobsters, quaint fishing villages, historic seaports, strawberry festivals, and Yankee charm fill the long, lazy days of New England in the summer. Two fascinating itineraries are available here. The first is southern New England sailing from Newport, Rhode Island which the sailing capital of the eastern U.S. and is easily accessible from the airport in Providence. Cast off for Cape Cod and the Islands of Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard off the Massachusetts coast. You can be in the heart of the attractions in the morning and anchored off a deserted beach in the late afternoon, perhaps “gunkholing” through the salt marshes in a kayak, exploring a tidal pool, or fishing for the catch of the day. Ashore, you'll find great shopping, fine restaurants, interesting music, hiking, biking, tennis, spas, and golf.
The second itinerary is along the rugged shoreline of Downeast Maine which boasts over 3,000 miles of coast and nearly 6,000 islands! You'll enjoy the cobbled streets of 17th century ports, rivers abundant with wildlife, coastal mountains, and even a fjord. The city of Camden with its seafaring spirit, windjammer fleet, enriching tourist attractions, and craftsman's shops are is an ideal port of embarkation. Back to top
So many choices of places to go. Most groups select the Cote d'azur on the south coast for France. You'll enjoy the lifestyle of the rich and famous as you leisurely hop from one dazzling port to the next - Monte Carlo, St. Tropez, Cannes, Antibes and Nice complemented by quaint old cities like Villefranche.
Or cast off to Corsica and the Costa Esmeralda (Emerald Coast) of Sardinia with its idyllic beaches and stunning resorts made famous by Aga Khan. Ports include Porto Cervo, the Maddalena Islands, and Bonifacio. A unique blend of glitz and glamour with crystal Caribbean-like waters and wild, rugged natural beauty. Could be combined with a few nights in Rome.
The Bay of Naples and the Amalfi Coast of Italy is a spectacular cruising ground offering breathtaking scenery with jagged cliffs that plunge 3,000 feet into the Mediterranean Sea, pristine beaches, ancient historical ruins and cities, jet-setting ports, chic shopping, fishing villages, artists enclaves, off the beaten track islands where you can sneak away from it all, and extraordinary natural beauty. Ports can include Naples, Capri, Positano, Pompeii, and Sorrento. Back to top
Cruising the Greek islands is on everyone’s dream vacation list. Nearly 300 islands are scattered across the Aegean and Ionian seas ... each one teeming with history, enchanting mythology, romance, shining faces and welcoming arms. You have not discovered the true meaning of hospitality until you’ve succumbed to the charm of the Greek people.The Cyclades chain of islands, close to Athens, is a great itinerary choice for first-time visitors to the Greek Islands. Spend a few days in Athens, doing the “must sees” - the Acropolis, the Plaka, the markets, the nightclubs. Then cast off on your own private yacht. Savor the lively beat of Mykonos and Santorini; soak in the serenity of ancient Delos, the birthplace of Apollo; kick back in Kea and Kythnos, sipping retsina with the locals. Other itinerary choices include the Dodecanese Islands off the coast of Turkey, the Sporades, the Ionian Sea and more. The days are long and warm and dappled with sunshine, and the best time to sail here is from May to October. September is our personal favorite. Back to top
The Turquoise coast of Turkey is still an undiscovered gem and an exotic incentive group destination. Ply ancient trade routes, snorkel over Cleopatra’s Baths, bargain for carpets at the bazaar, hike to Lycian tombs, lather up in mud baths, dine in a medieval palace, take a Turkish Bath, visit ancient cities from 700 BC, and learn to belly dance. Many people are nervous about traveling to Turkey - we have found the people to be so welcoming, and the food is as fresh and aromatic as it gets. We recommend flying to Istanbul to savor its historical treasures; then take a short flight to Dalaman near the coast where you can board your yacht in the market city of Marmaris. Like the rest of the Mediterranean, May to September is the time to cruise here. Many people are nervous about traveling to Turkey, mistakenly thinking that it is close to Iraq when, in fact, it is about 1,000 miles away. Plus we have found the Turkish people to be very welcoming, and the food is as fresh and aromatic as it gets. Back to top
Croatia and its 1,000 islands is the newest of our Mediterranean yacht charter destinations. The rugged coastline of Croatia borders the eastern edge of the Adriatic Sea and is known for its sun-soaked days, crystal clear waters, unspoiled and abundant harbors, wild natural beauty, and charming medieval cities that are brimming with old world charm and history. One day you're in an ancient city sizzling with art, fine architecture, and throbbing nightlife and the next day, you're swimming in a secluded cove with nary another human being in sight. Back to top