The Greek islands are amongst the top summer yachting destinations. Alas, in July and August the strong Northern Meltemi winds that blow in the Aegean Sea can render Mykonos and the surrounding Cyclades islands unpleasant if one does not have strong sea-legs.
Assuming the charter starts and finishes in Athens, you can avoid these winds by heading to the Saronic Gulf and the Eastern Peloponnese Coast. Both of these areas lie to the south of the mountainous Athens peninsula, and the mountains deflect the Northern Meltemi wind. So why not make the most of the lovely and calm summer weather and charter one of our luxury sailing yachts around the Saronic Islands! Below is an example 7 day itinerary of what you could experience:
Spring Break is approaching us quickly and now is the perfect time to book your family getaway on a Bahamas yacht charter. If time isn’t on your side than this fun filled 3-day itinerary is the perfect solution and is sure to be a hit with everyone in your group. Where else can you swim with pigs and sharks, feed iguana’s on a beach and snorkel in James Bond’s Thunderball Cave except in the Bahamas?!
The Bahamas has often featured in Hollywood films with the likes of Pirates of the Caribbean, Into the Blue and Casino Royale filming there. Follow in the footsteps of Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, the late Paul Walker and Daniel Craig, for your next Bahamas charter.
St Maarten and St Barths are unrivalled charter destinations due to the variety of cuisine, culture and Caribbean beaches. Here is a 5 day itinerary which gives you a broad taste of the hotspots and more secluded destinations, which combine to make a fantastic yacht charter!Continue reading →
This itinerary will entice you into an unforgettable 4 day boat charter in the French Riviera. Ben, one of our expert brokers in the Mediterranean, claims this is his favourite and most sought after itinerary of the summer! In 4 days you will explore the gems of the South of France; experience fine dining, charming towns and celebrity hangouts.
Your 8 day charter allows plenty of time for you to explore the less commercial islands of the Caribbean. Splash around in the waters from your yacht’s swim platform and sunbathe on deck. With plenty of sea life to see – think wild turtles – and hikes to reach beautiful views of the surrounding islands and waterfalls, you can appreciate the more natural elements of the islands.
The islands may be quieter and less built up, but that isn’t to say they’re dull and lacking in bars and restaurants. You can head to Basil’s Bar for an exclusive evening dancing under the stars and Dennis’ Hideaway for Caribbean inspired seafood, as well as dining on your yacht.
Advertising mogul Charles Saatchi and his new partner, fashion guru Trinny Woodall were spied seeing in the New Year aboard a luxury charter yacht worth $25 million in the Caribbean! This celebrity couple, recently embroiled in a scandal with legendary chef Nigella Lawson, were caught sunning it up in the beautiful waters of exotic island Mustique in St Vincent and the Grenadines.
Saatchi and Woodall turned down the invitation to Mick Jagger’s elusive New Year’s bash, attended by big names like Kate Moss and Bryan May, for the unrivalled decadence of a luxury yacht charter. Rumour has it that the glamorous couple opted to celebrate on board a 160ft super yacht not unlike the spectacular 188ft Abeking & Rasmussen DIAMOND A below, available for charter in the Caribbean now!
And who wouldn’t want to spend the holiday season aboard a gorgeous, stunning yacht amongst the warm turquoise seas and pristine sandy beaches of the Caribbean – it is simply too alluring to be ignored! We at Boatbookings offer a spectacular range of luxurious motor and sailing yachts for charter in the Caribbean alongside expert advise on boat choice, locations and itineraries to ensure your charter vacation is truly unforgettable!
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If you’re feeling the back to work blues after a beautiful summer holiday, why not escape and enjoy the late summer sun on the stunning Sardinian coasts?
Enjoy the golden beaches and culture offered by Olbia, mingle with rich and famous in Porto Cervo, explore the unspoilt National Park of the Maddalena archipelago, see the beauty sculpted natural harbour of Santa Teresa di Gallura and even head to the beautiful south coast of Corsica where you will find mesmerising park areas and crystal clear waters to enjoy.
There’s no better way to see all the sights than by boat. And there’s no boat more stylish than the curvaceous Sunseeker Predator 84, SKYFALL! She combines the space of 4 indulgent and modern cabins with a cruising speed of 28 knots, offering you a truly exhilarating charter experience. Her vast array of toys mean that whenever you stop, you can make the most of everything this all-encompassing boat has to offer. Her welcoming and willing crew will ensure that all your expectations are exceeded.
The Dodecanese Islands lie in a crescent chain along the Asian Turkish coast curving west towards Crete, and are suited to both motor and sailing yacht charters. A Dodecanese yacht charter vacation caters to a wide audience, they have rustic and rugged landscapes, clear blue ocean stretches and they are considered generally to be less touristy than the Cyclades and other parts of Greece. They are an eclectic mix of fantastic sailing destinations, enriched by a unique culture and turbulent history with each invading civilisation leaving their mark behind, be it the Persians, Athenians, Romans or Venetians.
What’s more, with over 150 smaller islands of which only 26 are inhabited, there is a wealth of interesting areas and destinations to sail around on your luxury yacht charter that will provide something for everyone. Here is a suggested 7 day itinerary for chartering in the Dodecanese islands.
Day 1: Embark from the island of Kos – one of the largest islands in this group, leaving behind the stunning Nerantziá Castle at the entrance of the port. Start off slowly and head 15 nautical miles (nm) towards Kalymnos and Vathi Port or the Pserimos anchorage using the water toys you have on board to cool off in the azure blue Mediterranean waters.
Day 2: From Kalymnos after having prepared a delicious breakfast, cruise 16 nm north towards Leros and Ayia Marina, taking in the sights and sounds of Greece and perhaps stopping off at one of the many golden beaches on the way and eating at a classic Greek taverna for some traditional food.
Day 3: After admiring the magnificent castles such as Brouzi and Castle of Panayia or the ancient churches scattered all over the island head out and swim in the many deep indented bays and go diving and explore the many shipwrecks on the seabed. Cruise towards the beautiful small island of Agathonisi also known as Gaidos (donkey) and anchor at Agios Georgios Port.
Day 4: Raise anchor and charter just 13nm from beautiful Agathonisi to Arki – Marthos islet and stop off in Augusta port for lunch and a swim. Then head out to Patmos island and Skala port that is just 10nm away to admire the spectacular beauty on offer. It was named a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1999 and a “Holy Island” by the Greek Parliament in 1981 and its traditional Greek atmosphere will provide charterers with an opportunity to relax and and replenish your energy in serene surroundings.
Day 5: On day 5 sail to Telendos or perhaps Emborios on Kalymnos Island which is 26nm from Arki.
Day 6: Sail past the west cape of Kos island to Palon or Mandraki port on Nisyros to visit the famous mephitic fumaroles and stop off again at some of the secluded coves and bays to really appreciate the unmissable natural beauty on offer. However if you are looking to really let your hair down the island of Kos is the place to do this in the Dodecanese islands. Check out the wide variety of clubs and bars on offer, particularly in Kos town.
Day 7: On the final day of your weeks charter slowly make your way back to Kos to explore the treats that this town offers a little further.
Here at Boatbookingswe are experts in our industry and know the yachts and the destinations like the back of our hand. We will leave no stone unturned in making sure we combine the yacht and the itinerary to ensure you have the very best possible charter.