Our Top Ten Recommendations for a Thanksgiving Yacht Charter in 2020
Thanksgiving yacht charters in the Caribbean Virgin Islands have always been abundantly popular and they’re tipped to be the ideal travel choice this year. On this most revered of national holidays – a time when we can take a break and enjoy the company of those we love most – enjoying a luxury charter and soaking up some much-revered tropical sunshine is an unparalleled choice.
Best Superyacht for Charter: Just Enough
- Size: 141 feet
- Guests: 11- 2 King(s), 2 Queen(s), 1 Twin(s), 1 Pullman
- Crew: 9
- Price: $119,000/week plus expenses
Like a sumptuous Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings, this exquisite superyacht is an abundant feast for all the senses. Because can one really have just enough on Thanksgiving? Offering 5 stunning staterooms and several entertainment spaces sprawled across 3 spacious decks, Just Enough is all about relaxing, socializing and fine dining. The onboard cache of water toys, which includes sea bobs, paddle boards, a water trampoline, wave runner, fishing and snorkeling gear, will thrill the most active of seafaring explorers. Boasting an on-deck jacuzzi, timeless décor and a superb team of consummate professionals, Just Enough is our #1 for a superyacht charter on Thanksgiving.
Best All-Inclusive Motor Yacht Charter: ANGELEYES
- Size: 85 feet
- Guests 10 – 2 King(s), 3 Queen(s)
- Crew: 4
- Price: $74,000/week all-inclusive
If you’re after a more intimate and all-inclusive Thanksgiving charter on a new yacht that feels roomier than yachts twice her size, then cast your eye on this angel. Designed specifically to soak up the magic of the Caribbean tropics, ANGELEYES is all about enjoying the balmy outdoors. The expansive outer dining area is comfortable and enticing and where you’ll no doubt spend most of your waking hours. The stellar crew comprises a top-notch chef who’ll delight your taste buds and a Captain with amazing local knowledge – if discovering secret coves and hidden Caribbean treasures is what you seek, you’ll find it onboard this stunning yacht. Active sailors will also have plenty of toys at their disposal, including paddle boards, jet boards, waterskis, sea bobs and snorkeling equipment.
Best Power Catamaran Charter: JAN'S FELION
- 64 feet
- 8 guests – 4 Queen(s)
- Crew: 3
- Price: $27,000/week
Jan’s Felion is a stylish Lagoon 64 power catamaran first launched in 2018, combining luxury, speed and superb comfort in one head-turning package. Meticulously cherished and offering world-class hospitality, this outstanding cat is ideal for families and groups of friends who want to be blown away on a yachting vacation. The culinary offerings are out of this world with award-winning chef, Nia Mora, creating gastronomic artwork at every meal. Her creativity at the stove is legendary with her home-made scones, beer-battered fish tacos and Korean-style ribs being prime reasons for the yacht’s returning guests. Foodies take note!
Best Value Motor Yacht for Families MCGREGOR III
- Size: 60 feet
- Guests: 6 – 2 King(s), 1 Twin(s)
- Crew: 2
- Price: $17,000/week
Our top-pick for perfect family Thanksgiving charters is the Jefferson-built McGregor III, built in 2001 and only recently refitted. Crewed by 2 of the warmest and most experienced yachting professionals in the industry, this gorgeous ‘country home at sea’ comes with a host of superlative reviews, all guests who’ve created unforgettable family memories with Tim and Julie, in some of the world’s dreamiest destinations. Offering Scuba excursions to Open Water divers and an array of water toys that’ll titillate kids and adults alike, the McGregor III offers an unparalleled value-for-money family charter this Thanksgiving.
Best Catamaran Charter for Foodies: SERENITY NOW
- Size: 62 feet
- Guests: 6 – 3 Queen(s)
- Price: $27,500/week
At first glance, Serenity Now’s open layout is undoubtedly its biggest enticement yet it’s the sensational culinary delights and bevy of activities on offer that’ll really get you hooked. Everything about this beautiful cat is designed to show off the outstanding scenery of the Caribbean – from the aft-deck lounge and dining area to the spacious fly-bridge – yet Chef Shirelle’s culinary creations will definitely compete for your attention. Revered for her ability to cater to all tastes and culinary restrictions, Shirelle is a master of her trade, preparing the most creative meals that consistently receive the highest accolades. The crew is super fun and super knowledgeable and offers service that is second-to-none – this is also an ideal Thanksgiving charter if you’re traveling as a family. Water skiing, snorkeling, kayaking, wake boarding, SUP boarding and fishing are just some of the amazing activities on offer, alongside Scuba excursions for licensed divers.
Best Catamaran Charter for 10 guests: TOUCH THE SKY
- Size: 58 feet
- Guests: 10 – 5 Queen(s)
- Crew: 2
- Price: $25,700/week
Touch the Sky is the ideal cat if you’re looking for luxury, comfort and, more importantly, plenty of space. The unique on-deck cabins offer the most delightful panoramic views and there’s plenty of room – both indoor and outdoor – to offer everyone the chance to spread out. The split-level style interior is what affords Touch the Sky its enviable space and what makes it a fantastic choice for larger groups. Sea-based activities include water skiing, wake and SUP boarding, fishing, snorkeling and tubing ,alongside Scuba outings for licensed divers. Add to all this bounty an experienced and energetic crew of 2 with a deep passion and knowledge of Caribbean waters and you can look forward to an unforgettable Thanksgiving yacht charter.
Best Mid-price Catamaran Charter for Family of 8 - PLAYTIME
- Size: 56 feet
- Guests: 8 – 4 Queen(s), 1 Twin(s) – various configurations available
- Crew: 2
- Price: $28,000/8 plus $1,000 through December 16, 2020
This award-winning luxury catamaran boasts a no-expenses-spared refurbish and offers beautiful cabins, an outstanding salon with panoramic windows, a super plush foredeck sitting area and two indoor dining areas. Ideal for larger families who want the best charter value that money can buy, PLAYTIME is, as the name suggests, an absolute barrel of fun in the Caribbean. A zoomy 15” tender is the perfect vessel for tubing and wake boarding and will get you ashore, and exploring an idyllic beach, in a jiffy. Double kayaks and paddle boards offer hours of sun-drenched fun while licensed divers can also take up the offer of Scuba excursions.
Best Lower Cost Catamaran Charter for 8 guests: NUTMEG Catamaran, 50 Feet
- Size: 50 feet
- Guests: 8 - 2 Queen(s), 2 Double(s), 2 Pullman
- Crew: 2
- Price: from $16,800/week
Add a little spice to your Thanksgiving yacht charter with this incredible charter option: one of the best value yachting experience in the Caribbean. Crewed by an enthusiastic veteran duo who seem to know every inch of the Virgin Islands and boast an inherent desire to share their secrets with everyone who hops aboard, NUTMEG is one of our most trusted (and best-reviewed) family charter options. Despite its compact size, NUTMEG still carries plenty of water toys for you to enjoy, including wake and kneeboards, fishing gear, tubes and sublime floating mats. Scuba options are also on offer! Fun times, laughter, amazing food and mischief are always guaranteed on NUTMEG.
Best Value Brand New Catamaran Charter for Family of 6: O.V.
- Size: 45 feet
- Guests: 8 - 3 Queen(s), 2 Single(s)
- Crew: 2
- Price: $15,200/week
This shining gem is hot off the boatyard and is available to charter for the very first time in 2020. Sleek and elegant while offering incredible cosines to vacationing families, Our Velocity (O.V.) is an Elba 45, a catamaran voted the best charter boat by Cruising World Magazine. This wonderful catamaran offers bright and spacious interiors, top-of-the-line amenities and entertainment and plenty of options for togetherness and privacy – just the ticket when traveling with older kids, especially. For thrilling fun in the sea, O.V. packs a bevy of toys, including a 20hp tender, paddle boards, kayaks, snorkeling and fishing gear, inflatables and even a drone camera to capture those special family moments.
Best Sailing Yacht Charter OCEAN STAR
- Size: 60 feet
- Guests: 6 – 1 King(s), 2 Queen(s), 1 Twin(s)
- Crew: 2
- Price: $18,000/week
If you’d love to feel the exhilaration of the wind in your face as you slice through the waves, the Ocean Star is your ideal yacht charter this Thanksgiving. The emphasis aboard this speedy treasure is very much on exhilarating fun and, whether you have experience or not, you’ll have the chance to sail at the helm with veteran Captain Hugh guiding you all the way. Fishing and snorkeling are daily highlights, as are wake boarding, tubing and water skiing. Hugh’s unstoppable comrade-in-sails is the delightful Ellen, who’ll whip you up a delicious wellness smoothy, guide you on morning yoga sessions and show you all her favorite snorkeling hidden spots around the Virgin Islands. This UK-born duo is a yacht charter dream-team and we know you’ll treasure them just as much as we do!