Private Yacht Charters: With a global pandemic in flow, it is easy to see why small groups (or bubbles) have been inspired to hire out whole yachts and crews to get away from it all in sunnier climates.
A little bit of sunshine, as long as sunscreen is applied, is known to have many health benefits, including mental health benefits.
So which are the best yachts for hire for small groups of friends or family?
This 128 foot motor yacht is for hire off the coast of Ecuador. Accommodating 18 guests plus a large crew to ensure your every need is met, this contemporary, luxurious yacht even has its own masseuse. On land, visit nature reserves and sanctuaries and indulge in Ecuadorian chocolate!
Set sail from Turkey on this 148-foot traditional Bodrum-style gulet. Sleeping up to 16 guests and packed with plenty of amenities, such as jet skis, water skis, wakeboards, snorkeling equipment and so much more, it is unlikely you will be looking hard for something to do. Or set port at Turkey and explore the Souks and historic areas.
Nothing beats sailing the seas in a yacht as romantic as Prana by Atzaro. Her billowing sails at sunset will make you feel like you are the only people in the world, other than your friends and family of course! As the world’s largest Indonesian phinisi yacht, she is set to explore remote islands, including Komodo National Park (home to the dragons) and Raja Ampat.
Norway’s Fjords have always attracted cruises, but the pandemic means that currently only private yacht charters will be cruising up and down them. HMS Gassten started life as a Swedish Navy Minesweeper, and if that doesn’t blow your mind, then the 5 cabins for 10 guests will! Meticulously refurbished to a really high standard, this charter is one for those who truly want to relax.
A private yacht charter around the coat of Alaska maybe something on your bucket list, and if that’s the case, then Sea Mist is the yacht for you. Watch Killer Whales, Sealions and otters or go ashore to hike up the mountains and pick wild berries. Watching the glaciers from a warm and safe distance is a must do on this yacht. At 78 foot long, she is packed with kayaks and paddle boards and accommodates up to 6 guests plus crew.
I Sea fun and frolics for all on this adventure packed yacht charter! Cruise the Greek islands in this 134 foot Superyacht, which features a waterslide, swimming pool, jacuzzi, banana boat, snorkeling and diving equipment to name but a few of the amenities she has to offer. Aside of the fine, she also offers a luxury holiday for up to 10 people.
If you and your friends and family fancy cruising around Croatia and Montenegro, then charter the Metsuyan IV. This amazing charter yacht includes an outdoor 3D cinema and a 13 foot diving board to jump into the sea from. The Metsuyan IV also features a spa pool and playstation for the kids (and their competitive dads of course) and for those who are travelling with younger children, the two forward staterooms have a connecting door.
The Moorings 500 is modern catamaran which can be chartered complete with a captain and a chef. The catamaran accommodates up to eight guests and cruises the U.S. Virgin Islands from the port St Thomas. There are many places from here that you can visit, including the popular Trunk Bay, Christmas Cove where you can snorkel with turtles, and Leinster Bay where you may be lucky and spot a dolphin or two. The catamaran if full of tenders and toys, which include water skis, kneeboards, and a draggable inflatable tube. Onboard, there are bean bags to relax on and even a “trampoline” which is sited between the catamaran’s two hulls. Indoors, a TV/DVD player allows for movie nights in the saloon.