Take the Plunge in Top Diving Destinations

How better to enjoy the most sought after places to dive around the world than on a private yacht charter? Diving is an immensely popular activity on a charter as you have experienced divers for crew, top notch equipment and some of the most jaw-dropping diving destinations available. Get the best of both worlds being on top of the water on your luxury yacht, as well as exploring the depths below! See which three diving destinations are amongst our guests’ favourites…GalleryImage_1559_3111_53a8e2 Continue reading

Tantalising Trends this Spring!

If you are sitting on the fence with summer holiday destinations, we can recommend two equally superb hotspots that will ensure your trip is memorable. Whether you fancy lounging at an exclusive resort in the Maldives on a private island, or island hopping gorgeous Greece, we have the experience to recommend the best boats, places to stay and eat!maldives Continue reading

Explore The Maldives on A Luxury Charter Yacht!

Located in the middle of the ancient trading routes crossing the Indian Ocean, you will find the 1000 plus coral islands of the Maldives. The countless islands of the Maldives are formed around 26 circular atolls which cover over 90,000 square kilometres. Deep blue seas, palm trees swaying on white sandy beaches, thousands of fish of all shapes, sizes and colours directly under your Maldives charter yacht and a constant 30 degrees Celcius all year round…..paradise on Earth!!

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Your 2014 To-Do list from Boatbookings

The Boatbookings team would like to send everyone a very Happy New Year and best wishes for 2014! With so much to look forward to it’s never too early to be thinking about your holiday plans for the year. We’ve compiled a very simple list of things to ensure an unforgettable year of memories with family and friends.

1. Visit Sardinia!

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Following a visit to Sardinia in 2013, Charles and Tom from our team cannot recommend it enough. Whether you’re looking to sail the beautiful east coast and experience the breathtaking National Park of La Maddalena, see the picturesque turquoise waters of Carloforte or enjoy the buzzing hot spot of Porto Cervo there’s something for you! If you’re stuck for where to see this summer, we guarantee Sardinia will provide you with an unforgettable charter holiday.

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SAFRA is a sleek and sexy Azimut 86S, perfect for seeing Sardinia in style!

2. Book your Spring Break and Winter Vacations to get the top picks in the Caribbean!

caribbean_viewWith an ever-growing demand for yachts over the two busiest holiday periods in the Caribbean, the Boatbookings team recommend getting in early to gain access to the best yachts available. Whether you’re looking for a bareboat charter, crewed catamaran or luxury motor yacht someone on the team has the best knowledge and experience of cruising grounds and boats to help you fully experience the magic of this area.

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There’s no better way to experience the Caribbean that by catamaran, and there’s no better catamaran than Lagoon 52 FREEDOM!

3. Try somewhere new! 

Whether it be Thailand, the MaldivesBelizeGreeceCroatia or the beautiful Balearics we have someone who can help you organise the holiday of a lifetime. There really is no better way to see these beautiful locations than by water. From bareboat sailing vacations to luxury motor yacht charters we have the boat for you.

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Contact us today, happy sailing awaits!

Whale And Dolphin Watching On Board Your Luxury Yacht Charter In The Maldives

Maldives_ParadiseFor many people the exquisite islands and coral reefs of the Maldives require no introduction. There is no need to exaggerate this exotic paradise; these really are picture postcard islands, with swaying palm trees, white sandy beaches and turquoise lagoons. The Maldives rank among the top five places for whale and dolphin watching in the world. Cruise out to sea and witness the mighty blue whale in all her glory, or catch sight of the highly acrobatic spinner dolphins frolicking in the warm turquoise waters closer to the shore. Boatbookings has an excellent selection of yachts available for charter that are berthed in the Maldives in the Indian ocean. Feel free to contact us on charter@boatbookings.com, and we shall provide you with a suitable yacht and itinerary to create the holiday of a lifetime!

There are very few places on the planet where you can catch sight of the ‘Big Three.’ Sperm whales, baleen whales and the biggest of them all, the blue whales all reguarly grace these shores. The Maldives boast over 20 different whale and dolphin species, including rare breeds of dwarf sperm and goose-beaked whales.

Whale_watching_MaldivesThe abundance of rich and prosperous marine life in the Maldives means that it’s possible to never go a day without spotting one of these beutiful creatures. Spinner dolphins glide around the Atolls in their thousands, feeding offshore at night and acting playful by day. You will never have a better chance to watch wild dolphins playing in their natural environment than right here in the Maldives.

HL 33 is a new Maldives luxury charter yacht, which was designed and built in the Maldives in 2012. She accommodates up to 16 guests with all modern amenities, including a state of the art entertainment system, sun-deck Jaccuzzi and on board water toys.

HL 33Gentle winds and tropical skies; there no better place to go whale or dolphin watching than in the Maldives. Boatbookings has an impressive selection of luxury yachts that are available for charter. Chartering a luxury yacht means that all the wildlife is right at your doorstep and therefore no need to spend hours tracking down the infamous blue whale. Please feel free to contact us on charter@boatbookings.com, and we shall provide you with a tailor made itinerary and a selection of luxurious yachts.

Charter A Luxury Yacht To The Maldives – A Surfers' Paradise

Maldives_SurfingThe beautiful and breathtaking Maldives are quickly establishing themselves as a world-class surfing destination. Consistent turquoise waves, golden tropical beaches, challenging coral reefs and relaxed attitudes have been seducing avid and professional surfers from across the globe. The Maldives are an ideal location for almost all surfing standards, with it possible to find a wave at most times of the seasons to suit the majority of beginners to the seriously advanced. Experience a memorable surfing holiday from on board your luxury yacht charter in the Maldives. Boatbookings has an excellent selection of luxury yachts that are perfectly suited for surfing and adrenalin-fuelled getaways.

Maldives_Surfing_1The magnificent turquoise blues of the Indian Ocean produce a varying degree of wave formations; including long rolling barrels, pipelines and ankle snappers. The Maldives archipelago is divided into three different surf areas: South Atolls, Central Atolls and the Male Atolls. The primary difference between these Atolls is the consistency, swell size and the level of popularity.

The Maldives experience a similar surf season to that of Indonesia, receiving inviting swells in March until April and from June to November. The best time to experience surfing in the Maldives is during the dry season, from March until April when there is a generally consistent surf of up to 12ft. The biggest swells are likely to occur during June, July and August so make sure to arrive before May if you are after clean waves and glorious weather.

Azimut 103S_2The best way to reach those secluded surf spots and to avoid the crowds is on board a luxury yacht charter. Boatbookings has an excellent selection of luxury yachts available that specialise in surfing holidays. Cruise overnight on a lavish charter yacht and wake up the following morning in some of the world`s most spectacular surf spots.

Indulge yourself in the surfing paradise that is the Maldives on board this Azimut 103S. She is the perfect luxury charter yacht, accommodating up to 10 guests in 5 spacious cabins.

If you would like to have an underwater experience of a life time from on board one of our luxury yacht charters, please feel free to contact us on charter@boatbookings.com, and we shall provide you with a tailor made itinerary and a selection of luxurious yachts.

Charter Luxury Yacht CAPRI for Christmas 2012!

What are you doing over Christmas and New Year? Celebrate New Year in style on board CAPRI in the Maldives or Seychelles. CAPRI is one of our favorite crewed motor yachts available for charter in the Indian Ocean this winter.

For more information on how to charter your very own luxury yacht, please enquire via the link above or send an enquiry email to charter@boatbookings.com. We would be delighted to help you to organise your winter vacation! Watch this space for more destination information, yachting news and gossip.

Is the Indian Ocean Safe for Charter?

There’s been a lot written about pirates in the Indian Ocean, off the coast of Somalia. And there has been some pirate activity within 60 miles of the Seychelles. So we’ve gotten a number of enquiries as to whether its safe to charter in the Indian Ocean.

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First off, the Indian Ocean is HUGE, and there have been no instances to our knowledge in the beautiful and inviting charter areas of the Maldives, Mauritius and Madagascar. So if you’re thinking of a charter in the warm waters of the Indian Ocean, we recommend you choose one of these areas.

Secondly, the recent hijack of a British couple was in open waters as they were sailing to Mozambique from the Seychelles. It is far safer to stay in standard charter areas, near the coast.

If you’d like to charter in the Indian Ocean, but have any safety concerns, we recommend that you speak to our Indian Ocean office – please contact them here.