Private Yacht Charter
Private yacht charter vacations are not your normal ‘run of the mill’ trips, here we look at some amazing places that your luxury yacht can take you to. This time we are looking Alaska, New England and Greece as destinations for your yacht charter vacation.
Alaska is an unspoilt paradise. The terrain and sea is remote, wild and unforgettable. Glaciers and wildlife can all be seen from the comfort of your yacht. Just imagine the blue glacial water set against the snow capped mountains and an enormous range of wildlife. Humpback whales, sea lions and seals and bald eagles are all there to be seen. The presence of man has caused a strange cultural melange of Indian totem poles and the domed roofs of the Orthodox churches. There was once gold in those mountains too
There was gold in these mountains, on the edge of the Tongass National Forest the Klondike legacy can be found in Wrangell. The North end of the ‘Inside Passage’ is where you will find the Glacier Bay National Park. Here sixteen active tidewater glaciers the awesome force of Mother Nature.
New England and Maine explorations can be done from the deck of your own charter yacht. There is plenty to see if you are chartering a yacht for a week or more. The glacier carved harbors, historical towns and the sea itself are there for you to lap up. From the glorious beaches of The Hamptons to the rugged coastline of Maine this is one trip you will never forget. You can explore the uniqueness of Martha’s Vineyard with your own your own yacht charter. History enthusiasts will love a yacht charter based around Boston and Cape Cod or if you want to ‘people watch’, your charter yacht can stop at Sag Harbour or Shelter Island. And yes, if you want to sail under the Brooklyn Bridge and pass by the Statue of Liberty on your own charter yacht you can.
Greece is steeped in natural beauty and ancient Greek history. If you charter a Greek yacht for a week or more you will not run out of things to see and places to go. The Ionian Islands or the Cyclades, the Dodencanese and the Sporades in the Aegean Sea are popular yacht charter playgrounds. Discovering the Aegean Islands is best done in the early summer to avoid the strong wind called the Meltemi, which can seem relentless. Immersing yourself in the culture and ‘day to day’ life in the small port villages on the Greek Islands is a traditional pastime for visitors to these sun baked islands.
Although yacht charter is really still only available to the rich and wealthy business people of the World, almost anyone can now get a taste of it. Package holiday companies now include yachting holidays as part of their brochure. The companies take out their own yacht charter and the effectively ‘sub let’ a cabin to their clients. By chartering this way they can achieve discounts for bulk buying multiple weeks from the yacht owner.
The freedom and freshness of the open waters is something that cannot be easily described. It must be experienced to get its full effects. The one way to do this is on a yachting holiday. The cost is not as high as you might think but will depend on where you are going and the level of luxury you are expecting. Many people’s expectations of yacht may be no more than a little wooden boat with some sails, but with yacht charter we are talking about something that can be very luxurious indeed. In fact if you are looking for a yacht with sails, some of the most beautiful examples are the gorgeous twin hull catamarans, which have stability beyond belief. Most yacht charters however involve the super extravagant diesel powered yachts, which are more like ships, but quicker.
We call the whole yachting deal an experience because it is so much more than just a means to get from A to B. The experience can scarcely be compared to anything else. The combination of majestic waters and your seclusion, makes this experience very unique to some and sought after by many. If you do find yourself on a luxury yacht, you are a privileged human being and don’t forget it.
To start the process of a luxury yacht charter holiday you will need to make a decision when and where you want to go and make arrangements to get time off work – unless of course it is work. You should decide that this is what you want to do and then follow through with the plan. There are plenty of avenues to consider after this first step. A good idea is look for places that you would like to see and get more information on them, even just choosing which ocean you want to be in is a good first step.
Some of the places that you can consider getting information from are travel agencies, the Internet and brochures. These will all yield excellent information that can guide you in your decision. Compare all the advantages and costs involved and decide on the one that would be the best fit for you and your pocket. For most people the ‘package holiday’ model is going to work best and if your destination is somewhere like the West Indies, there will be bargains to be had for sure.
A private yacht charter could be for you, if you are reading this, then you are obviously half way there. If you still have any reservations, just call one of the companies you can find on Google. Honestly, it really is not beyond your reach, and it could most definitely stand out as one of your best memories for years to come. Remember the first step is a decision and then the next step is to gather information. All that is left to say is “have a good trip”.