Exclusive chartered yacht holidays
As travelers yearn for more intimate, personalized and exclusive vacations, crewed yacht vacations, specifically skippered or fully crewed yacht charters, have grown in popularity. Some cruise lines now offer large yacht-style vacations, too. At one time available only for the privileged few, yacht vacations have become easy and affordable for families and friends.
Living like a yachtie
On a crewed yacht getaway, family and friends can enjoy time together — a crew is at your service, meals are provided by your private chef and personal preferences can be readily accommodated. Activities from the boat can include kayaking, water skiing, wake boarding, sailing, fishing, snorkeling, SCUBA diving (and training) and more. Crewed yachts come in all sizes — from small sailing yachts with a crew of one, to mega motor yachts with a crew of many.
There’s also a number of boutique cruise lines offering yacht-like vessels where you can charter or hop aboard and join others travelers. These includes Aqua Expeditions, Crystal Yacht Cruises, SeaDream Yacht Club, Ritz Carlton Yacht Collection, and Star Clippers.
the Bahamas and Caribbean: British Virgin Islands, French West Indies, Leeward's Windward's; the Mediterranean, including Turkey (gulets), Greece and Greek Isles and Croatia...
the South Pacific
the United States: New England, Alaska