If you want a completely worry-free vacation, a Crewed catamaran yacht charter is exactly what you are looking for. A Crewed yacht vacation provides you the ultimate all-inclusive holiday aboard a private sail or power catamaran or a monohull.
Complete with a professional captain and gourmet chef who attend to your every need, you will quickly discover there is no better way to cruise the islands. The experienced crew will customize a gourmet menu including a stocked bar, and tailor the Caribbean itinerary or Mediterranean itinerary to accommodate your preferred level of activity and excursions. No need to worry about a gluten intolerance or picky eaters- the experienced chef will create a menu based on your personal preferences and accommodate all allergies, aversions and dietary restrictions. You are not responsible for anything except enjoying yourself!
Picture this… Sparkling seas, the waves gently lapping at your boat, a captain and chef who knows every hidden cove and history along your route, and sipping cocktails under starry skies.
Indulge in culinary creations worthy of Michelin stars, or a really good cheeseburger in paradise – it’s your choice. Before your feast, you can swim with the turtles, paddle-board into caves, or comb the pristine beaches for seashells and treasures.
A Crewed yacht vacation wouldn’t be complete without a complement of water toys, often including fishing gear, stand up paddleboards, kayaks, wakeboards, and much more.
For those who are scuba certified or want to learn, many Crewed yachts can offer you amazing scuba diving adventures exploring shipwrecks and reefs.
A Crewed yacht combines a luxury vacation with adventure and the privacy of your own waterfront resort.
There are four different types of yachts to choose from: sailing catamarans, sailing monohulls, power catamarans and motor yachts. The most popular type is the sailing catamaran because of its stability during sailing or motoring between islands. They also have nice sized cabins and a wide deck for extra space. There is wide range of sailing catamarans available suitable for every budget from standard to ultimate luxury. The sailing monohull will be for you if you want a more invigorating sailing experience because they will lean to the side more while sailing. If you are not at all interested in doing any of the sailing and are looking for a little more luxury then the power catamarans or motor yachts will be good choices.
The cost of crewed charters vary depending on the location, size of vessel, the age of the vessel, the experience level of the crew and the number of people on board.
However, here are typical average price ranges for one week:
The recommended crew gratuity is 15% – 20% of the charter fee.
Our Charter Experts will assist in finding the best yacht for your budget.
One of the enticing aspects of a yacht vacation is that you determine your level of activity and what you want to do. Do you want to chill out all day reading a book, spend all day out on the water playing with your water toys, or doing something in between? There will be plenty of fun for everyone! Each yacht is fitted out differently, but on most yachts, you will find items for basic waters sports including snorkeling equipment, stand up paddle boards or kayaks, and floats. Some yachts will come with even more water toys for you to choose from like scuba diving gear, knee boarding, water-skiing, kite boarding and fishing equipment. Some yachts may also have floating islands, beach games, board games and movies so there is always something different to do. You will also find that each different destination will also have their own onshore activities for you to enjoy such as hiking, beach combing, beach bars and exploring unique natural and historical attractions.
The most popular crewed yacht charter destination is the British Virgin Islands, boarding at Tortola, BVI. The second most popular destination is the US Virgin Islands, boarding in St. Thomas, USVI. Both of these Virgin Islands destinations offer short distances between islands and anchorages with protected waters for easy sailing. The entire Virgin Islands is full of pristine beaches, crystal-clear aqua water and lively reefs for snorkeling and diving. Each island has a unique personality with friendly locals and fun beach bars.
Whether you decide to charter in the Caribbean or the Mediterranean, our Charter Experts can assist you in chosing the best season and the best yacht and crew!
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