Private yacht charter vacation vs hotel or resort

Sailing vacation on a private yacht is a world within and it differs hugely from a hotel-stay. Resorts, hotels, villas and guest houses cannot offer you the variety and flexibility your own personal yacht charter can. You will see beaches and panoramas that you can not see from the shore, sometimes can’t even get to.

What does a typical charter look like? Before you arrive, during the preparations for the sailing cruise you will tell us what your dietary preferences are. The menu is customised to your tastes. We will explore your vacation style, whether you prefer nature, nightlife, adventurous sailing or a mixture of all. Each charter is totally tailor-made and different from another, and the best thing is you can change it mid-stream if you want to come back to a place you really enjoyed. Try asking the captain of a mega-cruise ship to visit that pretty little island over there that isn’t on their itinerary.. With your own charter yacht, the captain’s next words are likely to be: “Sure, let’s go!”.

Sail, snorkel, beach walk, bar hop, barefoot shop, have the captain’s special sundowner on the deck while a beautiful Mediterranean sun sets into the sea each night on a different island. Enjoy the finest food on each island. A private sailboat cruise means having your own personal guide to help you chart a course to your best vacation ever!

We have a variety of yachts to accommodate your budget. The all-inclusive vacation packages on our yachts means a lower price at the end of the week, and a more satisfied vacationer! Your yacht becomes your own private resort that will take you to the most breathtaking places in the islands, pampering you there and back! Rates can start from $1,000 per person per week, all-inclusive based on each yacht’s occupancy requirements.

Take a look at your typical day onboard a sailing yacht

How would you feel detaching from the world, as you know it, for a week or two of floating life? How about living the dream of a yacht vacation in the Mediterranean Sea? Come, share in with our world!

Daily Awakening Experience

The splashes of gentle waves softly touching in on the other side of your pillow. The Mediterranean crickets choirs singing a wake up song every morning and the quiet breeze playing the ropes on the mast will be your daily companions throughout this Greek Islands Hopping experience. The sun-blazed bay with one or two other neighbouring boats anchored in, greets you at the breakfast table richly decorated with local delicacies. This is the beginning of  your day!

Fuel up for the day

Jump in the turquoise water to wake up in the early heat of the day and then join the breakfast banquet at your cockpit table where you’ll enjoy your family and friends at every awakening. – What a great way of sharing lives with your dear ones, focus on each other and on your friendships and family relationships in a new way, away from the tedious daily tasks and duties.

Ready, Set, Go!

After a few more dips, take a look at the wind forecast for the day and let us suggest you a few options of what the day will look like according to where the wind takes us today. Once fully relaxed and having had your coffee & tea refills throughout the morning, we set the sails and take it easy on the course to our next stopover. Depending on the distance to cover, on sites and bays we’ll want to take you to,  we tend to keep the sailing lengths down to three hours daily, unless you are more of a sporty/adventurous lot.

Lunch stop

Once anchored or docked to our mid-day paradise on earth, jump in and swim to the beach as the lunch is being prepared. Take your time to swim, sunbathe and dry off on upper deck in your own privacy and space. Enjoy the entourage of yet another Greek cove you will find uniquely wonderful in its own personality. In half hour another typical Mediterranean speciality meal is ready and the table is set. Drinks never lack onboard, so what would you like to have?! Help yourself to a gourmet pasta speciality and have another round, why not! You can either have a nap, in or out of the sun, go for another swim or snorkelling expedition, there is no rush. It’s your vacation!

Hit the port and enjoy its charm at sunset

We will slowly get going as the Greek sun keeps strolling high until very late (typically at 10pm). Set the sails up again, because the kind wind is on our side, port-wards. Let us take you to the most picturesque towns you never thought possible on your end of the world. The crew will take care of manoeuvring and securing the boat for the overnight docking as you prepare to get ashore to explore the town and yet another new island. Walk around and learn about the history of the new place, the archeological sites, walk between the ancient civilisations buildings and ruins, sit in the Ancient Greek or Roman amphitheatre, talk with the most hospitable and welcoming locals and learn about their customs, such as sipping the ouzo liqueur while watching the sunset over the harbour. We will then take you to carefully selected and handpicked family-run tavernas and restaurants, far from the crowds and overly touristic areas, honestly priced (we are talking $15-20 per person for a three-course meal and wine) and genuinely authentic Greek cuisine. – a great conclusion to yet another glorious day, expectantly awaiting the next adventurous one.

You will have a myriad of questions, but do not worry, your crew is there at all times. Your broker a phone call/email away. You can always visit our FAQs section, a comprehensive guide of most things we could think of.. almost.

 

Differences between a yacht charter, a cruise ship and a hotel or a resort.

Charter YachtCruise ShipHotel or resort
Food
Personal chef who asks you your likes/dislikes as part of the charter planning.Stand in line for buffet, or be seated at your assigned time, and eat fast…there is another seating coming right after you
Menu is not customized to your tastes.
Activities
Select a yacht with your activities in mind, and do them at your pace, and in a different place each day, if you like.
Stand in line with thousands of others to do what the ship offers, not necessarily what you want to do that day.
Same reef, same fish, same view, same place to do the same activities, and it is on their schedule, not yours.
Beaches/

destinations

Smaller, quaint islands and unique, out of the way beaches are accessible to you.
With thousands of others, you will all be taken to the same beaches on the same few big islands capable on handling that many people.
Same beach every day, with every other hotel guest.
Instruction
Personalized instruction in sailing, diving, snorkeling, windsurfing, kayaking – even yodeling with the right crew!
Mass lecture if you are lucky, handed the equipment in line and told to figure it out if you are not.
Share your instructor with every other hotel guest.
Flexibility
You set the pace. Your schedule can change if you like a particular island, or find something interesting along the way.
Try and change the ship’s schedule! You go where the ship can fit, and where thousands can be handled.
Same, Same, Same!!!
Sailing
Experience the water and the joy of sailing. We can even teach you how!
Are you on a boat? How can you tell? Your windows are sealed, the deck is 100′ above the water.
Why just take a day trip out, when your hotel can follow you around to all the different islands?
Cost
All-inclusive or à la carte for more sophisticated guestsOn many ships, you will pay extra for every drink, including sodas. Imagine taking your children for a week and paying for every Coke
At all-inclusive resorts, you pay for everything, whether you use it or not. Instead, select a yacht with what you want, so you don’t pay for things you don’t need or use.

Meet Sandra

Sandra is excited you are gaining an interest in trying out our Greece sailing trip as your next vacation. Let us start working towards it together and have fun arranging it to the very last detail.

Call on (+1) 201-253-1848 or use our contact form

Sandra, London Boat Show 2013 portrait