The most common “complaint” we hear from our repeat North American clients, is not really a complaint, but rather a pleading for, “More, more, more!” “We love the superyacht experience“ they say, “and we want MORE…find us more unique places to see, closer to home, and more things to do…”
So, for all you private yacht charter aficionados seeking new places to cruise and explore in 2016, our charter department mates have selected their 3 favorite “Under-the radar” cruising grounds in the western hemisphere:
Boston, Massachusetts – bet you didn’t know there are 34 islands off of Boston that are open for exploring? Yep, Beantown is a great stopover for anyone planning a New England yacht charter vacation. The Boston Harbor Shipyard and Marina is world-class and a great place for megayachts to dock. If you have kids in your group, take them to the Boston Children’s Museum (kids love this place – lots of interactive exhibits). Adults will enjoy cocktails at ultra-upscale Strega Waterfront’s dockside bar, overlooking Boston Harbor on Fan Pier in the beautiful Seaport district (try the Silviano, made with Stoli and muddled blueberries – but make sure a crewmember drives your tender back to your yacht).
Bute Inlet, British Columbia – sure, just about any island or inlet north of Seattle is mesmerizing, but we like the isolation of this rugged fjord on the Canadian side of the border. This place is all about mountains, wilderness and nature. Take note- this is not a destination for small boats. Strong winds can swirl down from the mountains into the inlet. Large yachts with stabilizers (think expedition yacht charter destination) are a must in our opinion. Putting up with the wind is well worth the natural beauty of this locale.
Cuba – don’t even to try to say, “Been there, done that” ‘cause we know you’re probably fibbing! A decades-old embargo between the USA and Cuban governments virtually shut off this island destination from the yacht charter marketplace. The proud, resilient Cuban people are eager to meet North Americans and share their beautiful country, artwork, and crafts. As travel regulations continue to loosen up, we anticipate that more and more charterers will want to be among the first yachtsmen and women to explore the many bays and protected anchorages this island nation offers. It’s important to note a well-stocked and provisioned megayacht is essential – the island’s marine infrastructure is nonexistent, and the country’s economy, quite sadly, is a trainwreck.
What’s your favorite hidden gem dream yacht charter destination for a vacation in the western hemisphere? Share your favorite spot with us in the comment section below, and we’ll send you a complimentary eco–friendly tote bag – courtesy of 1-800 Yacht Charters. Email your contact information to us at firstname.lastname@example.org for your tote bag!
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The summer is heating up and so are the special discounted rates available throughout the 1-800 Yacht Charters global charter fleet.
Whatever your destination and desire – from spending sunny days exploring St. Tropez and the French Riviera; enjoying lobster bakes in traditional New England fashion; or enjoying water sports in the beautiful Bahamas, it’s not too late to book your dream holiday!
MONACO Yacht Charter
The Western Mediterranean is renowned as a summer playground for yacht enthusiasts, and the heart of the Côte d’Azur remains the tiny principality of Monaco. From here, famous ports like Portofino, Cannes, and St Tropez are within a few hours by yacht. From its Michelin-star restaurants, hot clubs, and haute couture to the natural beauty of stunning coastlines and pristine beaches, the Western Mediterranean offers so much to explore.
Book the 197-foot (60.05 meter) Abeking & Rasmussen motor yacht DREAM in the months of August and September and receive a 10% rate reduction for charters of two weeks or more (her August rate is €350,000 per week and the September rate is €330,000 per week). DREAM is available in both East and West Med. This chic and stylish superyacht offers a Zen-like atmosphere and a variety of tenders and water toys for guests to enjoy. [maximum 12 guests]
If sailing is your thing, the 185-foot (56.4 meter) Alloy Yachts luxury sail yacht MONDANGO 3 is offering exceptional pricing throughout the summer in both the Eastern and Western Med. Reserve one week and receive a rate of €190,400 (a 15% discount on the charter rate); sail for two weeks and you’ll get a whopping 20%. Better yet –make this the sailing odyssey of a lifetime and book for three weeks for an incredible 25% discount! [max 10 guests]
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GREEK Yacht Charter
The turquoise waters of the Adriatic are the perfect backdrop for a private yacht charter holiday in the Eastern Mediterranean. From the stunning scenery of Montenegro to the vibrant culture of Greece, you’ll be spoiled for choices when deciding on an itinerary.
Score a 15% discount on the impressive 139-foot (42.6 meter) CRN Ancona motor yacht EMOTION. Available in the Adriatic, EMOTION is well-suited for any type of guest. She features a variety of water toys, including Seabobs, wave runners, a jet board, and so many more. She is offering a special rate of €112,000 per week for the remainder of June. [maximum 11 guests]
Explore the ancient wonders of Greece onboard the 163-foot (49.9m) Benetti luxury yacht ALEXANDRA at the special price of €150,000 per week for the month of June (regular rate €161,000 per week). This stylish motor yacht has a variety of impressive amenities and accommodations. [maximum 12 guests]
The Adriatic can be your playground this June if you book a week on board the 147-foot (45 meter) Viudes Yachts motor yacht PRIDE at the special rate of €130,000 per week (regular rate €160,000 per week). Launched in 2013, PRIDE offers impressive interior volume and vast decks for alfresco living.
NEW ENGLAND Yacht Charter
Living in North America and thinking about staying a bit closer to home this summer? We’ve got you covered! Warm, salty breezes and beautiful sunny days are on the agenda during your New England summer escape. Cruise from the bustling metropolis of Boston, to the luxury haven of the Hamptons, to the natural sanctuary of Maine. For a more traditional itinerary, kick off your adventure in Newport, Rhode Island and explore Martha’s Vineyard and the tiny fishing villages near Nantucket and Cape Cod.
The 157-foot (47.8 meter) luxury motor yacht COCKTAILS is available for $150,000 per week all summer (regular rate $185,000 per week). Built by Trinity Yachts, yacht COCKTAILS features an array of impressive amenities, including a nine-foot projection screen for al fresco movie nights, a karaoke machine in the skylounge, and a variety of water toys. Her exceptional crew is ready to deliver a memorable New England adventure for you and your family. [maximum 11 guests]
Another Trinity Yacht offering a great summer rate is the fast and fun 161-foot (49.07 meter) super yacht ZOOM ZOOM ZOOM. She’s priced at an introductory charter rate of $165,000 per week (regular rate after the summer will be $180,000 per week). Captain Mike Finnegan and his professional crew provide you with five-star service as you cruise the beautiful coastline of New England and enjoy all it has to offer. [maximum 10 guests]
The 150-foot (45.72m) Delta luxury superyacht KATYA is offering a discounted rate of $150,000 per week throughout the summer (regular rate $170,000 per week). Enjoy the cool breezes of the New England coast make good use of her expansive sundeck, featuring Jacuzzi tub and barbecue. An impressive onboard toy chest includes two tenders and a variety of water sports equipment. [maximum 12 guests]
BAHAMAS Yacht Charter
OK, you want to stay close to the USA, but you want to feel the vibe of an island escape. For you, the best destination is the Bahamas – home to beautiful islands, atolls and cays, and some of the clearest ocean waters on earth. Less than 1 hour by plane from South Florida, the islands of the Bahamas are not only easily accessible, but they also offer a unique and laid back island vibe, perfectly suited for a summer holiday.
If you hurry and book by July 31, you can experience the Bahamas onboard the 164-foot (49.99 meter) Trinity superyacht AMARULA SUN and save 15% (regular rate $230,000 per week, now on special for $195,000 per week). This impressive superyacht offers five-star service and deluxe amenities – including a large swim platform, a sundeck with open-air Jacuzzi, a baby grand concert piano, and a cozy fireplace in the skylounge.
Looking for a more intimate yacht? Book a week in the Bahamas onboard the 123-foot (37.49 meter) motor yacht TEMPTATION and enjoy a special rate of $60,000 per week through August 31 (regular rate $70,000 per week). Built by Palmer Johnson in 2005 and refit in 2015, she offers a fully-stocked toy chest, including 36-foot center console Yellowfin tender, a 15-foot wide-body Novurania RIB, two deluxe wave runners, paddleboards, wakeboard, water skis for children, and many more toys.
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It’s time to plan your 2-week summer vacation. You want to head down to the sunshine state and cruise along the coast, but your spouse just heard Barry Manilow’s “Weekend in New England” on the radio. Now, the talk turns to a New England yacht charter. Which destination do you pick?
That’s easy – pick BOTH and enjoy a 50% discount to boot!!!
The 112′ Westport motor yacht SYMPHONY II will be transiting from South Florida to Newport, RI this summer and is offering a 50% discount for any northbound charters after August 1, 2011.
Travel from Key West, Florida to Canada by yacht as transportation. The Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (often called the ICW) is a “highway” for yachts. Avoid the rough seas of the open ocean, and travel this system of rivers. It also includes protected coastal waters on the East Coast.
Cruising the ICW offers charterers a chance to explore ports of call in Florida, Georgia, the Carolinas, Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Rhode Island. There are plenty of wonderful stops along the way which will enable you to sample the different cuisine and experience the beautiful scenery of the U.S. Atlantic coast.
Lovely 112 foot Westport yacht SYMPHONY II is the epitome of elegance and comfort. For instance, four spacious staterooms all featuring ensuite facilities make her amazing. She accommodates eight guests and offers a wide variety of amenities found only on larger yachts.