Like renting a private villa, many people have discovered the freedom and luxury of a private yacht vacation at surprisingly affordable prices. They best enjoyed by, but certainly not limited to, small groups of friends and family. Best places to charter yachts are in the Caribbean and Mediterranean and you can choose from power or sail yachts from 40ft up to 400ft.
Always wanted to learn how to sail but never had the opportunity? The best place to begin is on a learn to sail program in one of the world's best sailing locals - The Virgin Islands. Here you can choose from several deferent companies and programs from small dingy's at resort sailing clubs to larger live aboard programs.
If you already have a substantial amount of boating experience and feell comfortable enough to handle your own boat in foreign waters, then you will probably want to think about chartering your own Yacht at only half the cost of full crewed charter yacht. The Virgin Islands are a great spot to make your first Bareboat Charter.
Join Admiral Vacations on one of our fully escorted Bareboart Floatella Charters and leave the driving to us. Learn how to sail and charter your own yacht, or just sit back and enjoy the ride.
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If your looking for a vacation that's off the charters when in comes to total overall satisfaction for fun, relaxation, and adventure, a sailing or yachting vacation is hard to beat. There are also more diverse options than ever before ranging from small modern Honeymoon Yachts in the Caribbean to large wooden Turkish Gullets in the Aegean; from Motor Yachts that you captain yourself down the Rivers of France to Fully Crewed Schooners that race along the rocky cost of Maine; from expeditions in Alaska to sipping cocktails on a private pink beach in the Bahamas, it's all here and more!
Sailing & Yachting Vacations
I guess the quant essential yacht charter begins here in the Caribbean for If you had an expensive yacht, this is probalby where should would be for the winter season along with her seasoned crew. Caribbean Yacht Charters are completly all-inclusive and supprisingly affordable even for honeymooners or small families. The yachts range dramticaly in size and style which suite most suituations and a yachtsman's tast. And sense it's your charter, the itineraray and gorment meal for the day is up to you - as it should be.
During the Summer Season, many of the yachts that winter in the Caribbean, will sail across the Atlantic to the Mediterranean. From there you can explore Spain's "Costa Brava" or Balric Islands. You can delve into the rich riches of the French Riviera or Bask or Wind and Dine along the Italian Villages of Cique Tere or Almafli.
Mediterranean Yacht Charters
Like the Caribbean, the Greek Islands and the Turkish Coast are perfect for a Yacht Charter Vacation and feature lots of island stops and ideal sailing conditions. Chartering large wooden Turkish Gullets have become vary popular and they can accommodate large groups in comfort and style. Power Yachts are also very popular here, and have the ability to get to destinations more quickly allowing their charter guest more time ashore.
The Greek Islands & Turkish Coast
If it's not headed to the Mediteranean for the summer, chance are a charter yacht and her crew will spend the season charting along the East Coast of America. Popluar stops include New Port, Martha's Vineyard, and Nantucket. Chartering coastal Maine has also become very popular.
East Coast Yacht Charters
There are a number of large historical Schooners that still sail to this day. Many of them a located in Maine where they are still hard a work ferrying passengers from one small quaint little coastal town to the next. You can sail on 3, 4, 6, and 7 day Cruises along with a number of guest that will doubt share you enthusiasm for a begone era. The shorter cruises will give guests time to begin or end their adventure with a stay a one of the many Bed & Breakfast Homes in the area. The longer cruises usually feature and event like the Maine Schooner Fest.
Schooners Cruises of Maine
Mostly situated along the East Coast and in the Caribbean, Sailing Schools and Racing Charter Vacations have been around for quite awhile now. There are many types of schools and most offer courses that will give you the ability to captain your own bareboat from one of the many companies that have fleets of yachts around the world. Racing Charters are little harder to find but feature some of the most exciting racing in world class events as the Rolex Cup in the Virgin Islands or the Classic Yacht Regatta in Antigua.
Sailing Schools and Racing Charters
If you own your own boat and/or have offshore boating experience than chances are you have all it takes to captain your own Yacht in some of the world's most desirable yachting destinations including the Caribbean, Mediterranean, Greek Island, Mexico, and the South Pacific. Although the prices are much lower that those of a completely crewed Yacht, the yachts are usually much smaller, and the provisioning, cooking, cleaning, and overall responsibility of the yacht is in your hands - which is where many prefer it.
Bareboat Charters & Flotillas
“Few words can describe the feeling as you look up at over a 10,000 sq ft of sail filled by trade winds as they push along the ancient routs of the West Indies, or sail into harbors where most cruise ship dare not venture. These experiences are can only be enjoyed aboard a select few of the world most unique and romantic cruise ships. These mostly All-Inclusive Vacations can be surprisingly affordable when comparing costs with other vacations and should seriously be considered by those looking for something deferent.”