Sailing tropical waters on a private yacht. One of life’s privileges, a perfect way to relax and explore. We round up the ultimate places to take a private yacht, from multi-day charters to half-day trips to remote beaches.
Yachts aren’t just for the European summer either. There’s winter sun to discover as well. So where will you explore?
Private European Yacht Charters
For pure privacy and indulgence, hop between superyacht harbours in the Mediterranean. With a multi-day charter there’s ultimate freedom about where to go, but the exact yacht will depend on the region.
My Toy and Blue Angel are exceptional superyachts in Greece.
Khalilah is the world’s largest private yacht built entirely from carbon composite. She’s 49 metres and takes up to 11 guests all over the Mediterranean, but especially Italy and Corsica.
For the French Riviera try Esmeralda of the Seas, an elegant 29-metre yacht with a strong sustainability record.
And for something very different, try a traditional Turkish gulet, outstanding value for a beach and culture holiday along the Turkish coast, especially in September and October.
Private Yacht Rentals in Popular Holiday Destinations
It’s easy to escape crowds on a private yacht. So when you’re in a busy holiday destination, just cruise to a quiet inaccessible place, savour the landscapes, and travel in style. How about:
A private yacht rental in Dubai, sailing the Arabian Gulf alongside the highest concentration of skyscrapers on the planet.
A yacht cruise from Amalfi to Capri, with stops in Positano and Sorrento. Far more luxurious than walking the hills. It’s a fantastic experience in September.
Ah, the French Riviera. Wait, why is it so crowded on land? Pop the Champagne and cruise past St Tropez and Antibes to Monte Carlo, with plenty of turquoise bays along the way.
Shipwreck Beach and the Blue Caves are magical places in Greece. Experience them in style by turning up on your private yacht.
Magical Journeys by Private Yacht
Yachts are luxurious of course, but their greatest highlight is where they can take you. It’s not just about lounging on deck, it’s about exploring and these journeys reflect this.
Like a full-day voyage around Sardinia, from Costa Smeralda to beaches and coves without any hotel development.
Four Seasons Explorer Yacht is a three-deck catamaran taking a handful of guests around the Maldives. It’s ideal for couples and is how EliteVoyage CEO spent his honeymoon.
Santorini to Mykonos, two dazzling islands best combined on a private yacht. Island hopping is so easy this way. And Naxos, Paros and Syros are all options if you want to extend the journey. Or consider Santorini to Ios.
How about Madeira, perhaps tracking whales, snorkelling, swimming and sailing to the Desertas Islands?
Private Yacht Experiences in the Winter Sun
When Europe cools, most of the rest of the world remains a sunny playground for the explorer in you. And Europe certainly doesn’t have a monopoly on superyachts.
Many vessels head to the Caribbean for the winter. The Cayman Islands is one of the best places to cruise over there, especially to the undeveloped islands.
The Riviera Maya is a long Caribbean coastline of spectacular beaches and over-touristic resorts. It’s best experienced on a private sailing experience.
On the other side of Mexico, turn the Pacific Ocean into your playground with a private charter from Los Cabo.
For something completely different, cruise alongside huge elephant herds and sleep besides the hippos, on a multi-day Chobe River Cruise in Botswana.
Your Holiday on a Private Yacht
We have partners around the world who can arrange custom charters, from 50-metre superyachts for two weeks, to small sailboats for a day of fishing in the Mediterranean.
Where would you like to cruise?