Madagascar Yacht Charter Guide
Expedition yachts have seen a surge in popularity in the past decade and there are few places as rich and rewarding to explore as the wildlife-dense Madagascar charter grounds on an Indian Ocean luxury cruise. Not only are there windswept plains, powdery white beaches lined with coconut trees and forests home to several species of lemur, the surrounding Indian Ocean is used as a breeding ground for humpback whales and at certain times of the year visitors are treated to a spectacular display.
Life on Madagascar has evolved cut off from the mainland for more than 88 million years and much of the sea life adults and children love has a unique and vibrant appearance that will feel like a brand new discovery. Spark imaginations with tales of the island's pirates and have your own adventure on the high seas with the great water toys collections available aboard the Madagascar luxury yachts for charter.
The Cost to Charter a Yacht in Madagascar
As the variety of superyachts available in Madagascar varies from sizeable motor yachts to intimate catamarans, so too does the price range match this selection. A luxury yacht charter group can expect to pay anything from €3,900 per week plus expenses to over €155,000 per week plus expenses as new and existing vessels enter the Indian Ocean charter market.
Additional expenses such as food, drinks and fuel are usually paid beforehand as an Advanced Provisioning Allowance (APA) and typically comes to 30% of the charter price. On top of this is a crew gratuity at the end of the charter, which is at your own discretion.
Luxury Yacht Rental in Madagascar
In terms of charter grounds, Madagascar is considered 'off the beaten track' and luxury yacht charters can vary in size, quality and availability depending on the season. For this reason, it is essential to book a superyacht through a reputable charter broker: The luxury yacht brokers at CharterWorld are members of the MYBA, which upholds the highest ethical standards within the yachting industry and will be rigorous in selecting a high quality yacht with an excellent crew for your magical Madagascan holiday.
The Main Madagascar Charter Hot Spots Ranked
1. Nosy Be
The idyllic island paradise of Nosy Be (meaning 'Big Island') is located on the north-western side of Madagascar and boasts a tremendous number of Scuba sites for experienced divers: Encounter massive coral fans, colourful sponges and a variety of shipwrecks within the clear and calm waters, then dry off and warm up on one of the deserted white sand beaches lining the coast.
Ylang Ylang plantations perfume the air and as you hike the Lokobe Nature Special Reserve trails you will encounter volcanic lakes and lush forests where the noisy birds fill the air with calls and delicate flowers line the paths.
The windsurfers, Laser sail boats and kite surfers will be put to good use in the light winds around the bays, which are shallow and transparent to make an excellent environment for younger children to gain confidence in the sea. Taste the locally made rum at the distilleries and end your stay with a visit to nearby Nosy Sakatia, where the group can snorkel with sea turtles and find amazing starfish before enjoying a sunset dinner by candlelight on the beach.
2. The Mitsio Archipelago
70km north east of Nosy Be, the Mitsio Archipelago is a classic example of the tropical island paradise where coconut trees shelter the white sand beaches, crystal clear waters swash the shore and incredible wildlife unique to the region can be photographed with ease. Step out of your daily routine and take life at a slower pace, kayaking along the coastline to deserted sunbathing spots or make use of your superyacht facilities to host a party or celebrate a special occasion.
3. Nosy Boraha/Sainte-Marie Island
Nosy Boraha (previously known as Sainte-Marie Island) is home to several species of Lemur, a variety of orchids and mesmerising birds that luxury yacht charter groups can encounter along the seashore or hike through the mangroves to discover the pirate graveyard where Captain Kidd is buried.
The beaches are numerous and many can only be accessed by boat, ensuring that you have the area all to yourselves for that romantic sunset dinner.
Humpback whales are a common sight near the island during the breeding season and snorkelers and Scuba divers might also encounter dolphins, whale sharks, turtles, sting rays and even vivid nudibranchs at deeper depths, offering once-in-a-lifetime encounters to satisfy luxury charter guests of all ages.
For more modern luxuries, Mauritius is to the south east and can be incorporated into your superyacht charter itinerary.
Yachts: The Madagascar Charter Yachts
The luxury yachts available within the Madagascar charter grounds have water toys and facilities tailored to make the very best of your surroundings, whether your group is looking for rest and relaxation, heart-stopping action or a holiday immersing yourself in the art, history and cuisine of another culture. For more information, contact the expert brokers at CharterWorld for the latest selection of the very best superyachts to fit your hobbies and interests.
Madagascar Motor Yacht Charters
Madagascar's undeveloped coastline is excellent for exploring on a motor yacht charter, allowing your group to travel father and live a life of luxury with a splendid range of on board amenities. Motor yachts tend to have larger water toys collections, among which is an array of high-powered jet skis and Seabobs as well as Scuba diving equipment to see the wonders beneath the waves.
Madagascar Sailing Yacht Charters
Nature lovers can connect with Madagascar's powerful environment on a sailing yacht charter and choose between sporty and responsive monohulls or the very latest catamarans. Choose from the very latest entertainments to simple, stripped-back vessels that place the focus on the environment and guest interaction.
Some luxury yachts stand out on the charter market for their amazing on board facilities, breath-taking interior and exterior relaxation areas and exceptional crew. When all of these factors come together these superyachts tend to be booked up fast: Be sure to take a look at current availability and begin planning your unforgettable Madagascar charter.
Current Madagascar Yacht Charter Specials
The Indian Ocean is filled with spectacular islands to discover and Madagascar joins the Maldives and the Seychelles in offering a fantastic selection of discounted luxury yacht charters at certain times of the year, particularly around the shoulder seasons of spring and autumn. See what's on offer at the moment and keep up to date with the latest developments.
Personalised Madagascar Yacht Itineraries
Madagascar is a haven for outdoor activities and satisfying encounters with unusual local wildlife. Combine your maritime activities with the best adventures on land with a personalised itinerary from the expert brokers at CharterWorld, drawing on industry knowledge to avoid the pitfalls and come away with the very best memories of your luxury yacht charter.
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