Chartering a yacht for personal vacation travel is one of the most luxurious and stylish ways to take a break from your busy lifestyle. Whether you are an avid yacht charter traveler or looking to experience luxury yacht chartering for the first time, a luxury yacht charter is a one-of-a-kind luxury vacation option that you will never forget. From the moment you arrive at the dock, until the time you depart for home, a luxury yacht charter caters to your every need and desire. Whether it’s sunbathing by day or dancing under the stars by night, there is no shortage of ways to enjoy life aboard an exquisite luxury yacht!
What is a luxury yacht charter?
A yacht charter is simply renting a motored or sailing vessel for private use from a certain location for a specified length of time. While you can charter a boat to sail yourself, called bareboating, here we will only discuss crewed charters with a captain and staff. Various sizes of boats are available to charter, and they can be chartered for different periods. Luxury yacht charters for vacations tend to be in 7-day increments.
Choose your own itinerary
You can charter yachts nearly everywhere in the world. The Mediterranean is popular in the summer and the Caribbean in the winter, while they sail year-round in Australia, New Zealand, and Southeast Asia (changing Covid restrictions notwithstanding). The Croatian islands of the Adriatic are another favorite, as are Central and South America.
With a luxury yacht charter, you choose the itinerary. Not only will your captain take into consideration what islands and ports of call are on your bucket list, he or she can also change course when it’s time for quick exploration! Imagine getting to visit some uninhabited island off in the distance that no one else has seen before because they were too busy exploring other places with crowds; not you though!
Luxury yachts are more private and exclusive than cruise ships.
The first thing that you notice when stepping onto a luxury yacht is the sumptuousness of the interior. The tasteful furnishings, plush carpets, and rich wood paneling create an exclusive haven. In these luxurious accommodations, you can travel in comfort that is off-limits to others.
You will enjoy the privacy of traveling with only your family or friends on a luxury yacht charter. Forget standing in lines, waiting for service, or being one of the masses. As a passenger on a private yacht charter, you will have the benefit of an experience that is both intimate and tranquil.
Yacht charters offer a variety of activities to keep you entertained during the voyage.
A luxury yacht charter is like having your own private island complete with an onboard marina so you can enjoy time on the water with an assortment of complimentary watersports equipment. They include jet skis, windsurfers, standup paddleboards, snorkeling equipment, inflatable slides, and some even carry submarines. No luxury yacht vacation is complete without a day of kayaking, swimming in the crystal-clear water, or enjoying the sunset from one of the sundecks.
Your private yacht will also have plenty of lounging areas for sunbathing, including complimentary towels, chairs, umbrellas. Cool off in the pool, warm up in the hot tub, or find a cozy nook inside for reading or watching a movie.
Some boats have onboard spas and fitness centers to help you stay in shape while vacationing. Whatever activity you choose to indulge in, rest assured that your every need will be accommodated. With all the amenities on board, it’s easy to see why yacht vacations are becoming increasingly popular among friend groups, honeymooners, and families looking for an exclusive luxury experience.
You’ll enjoy gourmet cuisine.
While onboard, you can enjoy a wide range of cuisine including the finest gourmet dishes and freshly caught seafood prepared by a professional chef. You can dine on lobster and caviar every day, although, if a simple peanut butter and jelly sandwich is more your style, you can have that too. Guests advise the yacht of any preferences before the cruise, so the chef can provision properly. Dietary restrictions and preferences will be met with a variety of menu options for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Soft drinks, wine, and spirits are included 24-7. The staff is happy to provide a cocktail hour with appetizers in the evening hours before dinner. After a day of sun and fun on the water, imagine relaxing and sipping a drink while listening to soothing music and taking in the beautifully lit-up scenery of any coastline.
Exceptional service from the staff is the norm.
The yacht’s crew is at your disposal around the clock for the duration of your yacht charter to cater to your every whim, from getting the water toys ready for you to play to providing a special celebration dinner for a birthday or anniversary. They are happy to help plan activities during your stay onboard or give recommendations for excursions in port if you want to explore new places.
Planning something special? You can set it up in advance. If you want a private barbeque on a secluded beach, just ask. If you need your purchases for port shipped back home, they can do that. They are at your service for every need you may dream up.
By the way, you don’t have to worry about packing or unpacking either – that’s all taken care of for you! And forget about making your bed – of course, 100 percent of the housekeeping is done by the crew.
A private yacht charter is far from ordinary cruising.
The best part about luxury yacht charters is that they are so customizable to fit your vacation needs. You can choose from unique destinations around the world, lengths of stay, and even boat size. Whether you’re looking for a luxury experience on the water with friends and family or want to explore areas of the world like Europe’s Riviera Coastline without enduring long travel times from country to country, it’s a truly memorable vacation experience.
If you want a unique vacation experience that is exclusive and luxurious, take the time to explore luxury yacht charters. These are not your ordinary vacations, but rather an opportunity for true relaxation and adventure in some of the most beautiful settings on earth.
For more information about how we can help create this incredible escape for you or someone you love, contact Covington today!