As spring starts to show there’s no need to curb your desire for travel, and a luxury yacht charter could be the smarter, safer choice to satisfy your wanderlust in 2020. Here are six good reasons to take your loved ones for a holiday on the water, with an array of destinations near and far and activities to match your passions.
Indulge in private transport all the way
When you book a luxury yacht charter, you can also choose to go with private transport to and from your luxury yacht for all or part of the journey: Take a limousine to the airport, board a private jet and land on your luxury yacht by helicopter if it has a helipad. Even if you aren’t intending on spending a fortune this summer season, there are great opportunities to get around by yourselves once you reach your destination: Private transport can be arranged in advance and some vessels have e-bikes so that you can skip the crowds, take to the coastal trails and visit the nooks and crannies as well as the most talked-about landmarks in the cities.
Discover distant locations
2019 saw the construction of even more expedition yachts that are capable of going farther than ever before – and now you can take advantage of the number available on the charter market for an enviable holiday in such destinations as the Galapagos Islands.
When your luxury yacht is your transport, entertainment centre and accommodation all rolled into one, there’s nothing stopping you from going off the beaten track and keep on going every single day: Wake to birdsong in a secluded lagoon and after breakfast, rest on the sunbed before playing on the water toys and discovering the amazing wildlife swimming right beneath your kayak.
The Mediterranean steals the spotlight during the summer months, however, Northern Europe has a steady stream of visitors who come to appreciate the astounding waterfalls in the Norwegian fjords and the beautiful castles and parks placed along the coast. Antwerp is famed for its diamonds and other bespoke jewellery for personal luxury shopping and romantic gifts, and farther north Svalbard and Greenland have enticing hot springs and natural wonders for activities such as kayaking past glaciers and dog-sledging beneath the Northern Lights in early to late autumn.
Incredible locations right on your doorstep
Very often, groups are so entranced with the ‘rarity’ and allure of distant locations that the jewels right on their doorsteps are taken for granted because they can be visited at any time.
Even if you don’t intend on heading to the ends of the Earth, it’s possible to have a luxury yacht charter right at home and discover why international visitors come to your locality for their own summer break: Swim through seagrass meadows or over coral reefs and watch the inhabitants up close. Scuba divers might even explore wrecks and caves to learn more about local history and the hidden beauty of the region. Discover the local museums and galleries in quaint seaside villages, then cruise away to an untouched beach accessible only by the sea for quality time with family and friends.
The Balearic Islands is a sensational yacht charter ground not only for its party scene but the soft-sand beaches, excellent dive sites and other natural wonders that local artists have captured on canvas for a great souvenir from the galleries. On the other side of the Pacific, New England is a magnificent coastline for photographers and painters to capture the iconic lighthouses, and the art trails, vineyards and breweries are available for exclusive visits.
Spend your whole time on board
Instead of spending all your time in a plane seat or stuck in traffic, let your Captain take you to the next location directly, so that you can spend more time on hobbies and entertainment with the people you love.
Sun worshippers will be in their element on a luxury yacht charter: The sunbeds and sun loungers are always ready and waiting close by, and the Jacuzzi is a delightful place to unwind and savour a fruity cocktail in the heat of the afternoon.
With such luxury amenities as spa massage rooms, home theatres, plush lounges to settle into with a good book and of course a professional chef for delectable three-course meals, there’s no need to set one foot into town during your whole time on a luxury yacht charter.
Travel by water means that you have access to secluded beaches that aren’t linked to any roads, meaning there is a great likelihood that you’ll have the area all to yourselves – and when there are over 300 beaches on Corsica, why would you want to be anywhere else?
Endless fun for the kids
When you can wake up to a new location every morning, every single day is an adventure – from cruising along the well-established charter grounds of the Mediterranean to island-hopping in the Bahamas, or Scuba diving and snorkelling in the unparalleled Indonesian charter grounds. French Polynesia is one dream-like encounter after another and excellent for family charters, and the ruins among the Greek islands lend themselves to the excitement of a treasure hunt.
See some example luxury yachts and the amenities they offer for making your perfect luxury yacht charter tailored to your interests.