A private yacht charter is undeniably one of the greatest vacations you can ever experience.
Once you reach your desired destination, you will board your luxury private yacht, where the excitement and relaxation can begin. Rest assured that all the necessary health and safety protocols will be in place to ensure your safety, and will comply with local requirements.A private yacht charter opens up all kinds of extraordinary experiences. Whether it is swimming with pigs in The Exumas, getting your chocolate fix at the House of Chocolate in Grenada, diving into a world of vibrant coral reefs and lively aquatic life in the Andaman Sea in Thailand, or island-hopping in the Med, you’ll be sure to never forget your time onboard.
On a yacht, you can fully appreciate your downtime in a tranquil setting that offers relaxation, freedom, and exhilaration, all in one exclusive experience discovered at your own pace. Each day is a new adventure and the possibilities of the open water are endless.
If you are still undecided, here are our top five reasons why you should consider a private yacht charter for your next vacation.
1. Discover exceptional places without the crowds
Having your own yacht gives you ultimate privacy and an exclusive experience unlike any hotel, apartment, or cruise ship. You can combine home comforts with stunning beaches and scenery, whilst also being safely cocooned from the crowds. Plus, some of the best destinations in the world are only reachable by boat, including the three-square-mile island, Jost Van Dyke, in the BVIs or Navagio Beach, one of Greece’s most photogenic sights. Imagine sitting on the deck and watching the sunrise from a charming island cove, cruising to a secluded beach with golden sands and diving into the warm water, all without another soul in sight.
2. Do what you want, when you want
Life on a yacht is whatever you want it to be, active or calm, indulgent, or casual. You set the pace, whether you choose to unwind and swim the entire afternoon, or head ashore and have a lively evening out. Plus, there is a wide range of amenities available to you, from a BBQ to grill your catch of the day, to onboard Wi-Fi and water sports gear, so you can get your fix of paddle-boarding, kayaking, diving or snorkeling. Another unique characteristic of a yacht charter is that you can go where others cannot, from those hard to reach secluded bays, to remote islands only accessible by boat, and even the quaint traditional fishing villages you would miss on a cruise.
3. You don’t need any yachting experience
Whether you’re a seasoned boater or trying it for the first time, there is a charter option to suit you. From sailing it yourself, power-boating, hiring a professional skipper or indulging in the ultimate all-inclusive crewed yacht charter with captain and chef, you’re sure to experience unforgettable moments on the water. With a professional skipper on board, you can be as carefree as you want. Learn the ropes and the intricacies of yachting, or sit back, relax, and take in the magnificent scenery, it’s your choice. You’ll also benefit from your skipper’s extensive knowledge of the region you’re exploring, sharing their hidden gems and lesser-known sights.
4. There are so many destinations to escape to
Create custom passages and one-of-a-kind charter experiences time and again. Picture yourself visiting historic and picturesque sights whilst soaking up the sun along the enchanting shores of the Mediterranean, enjoying Europe’s most delectable food and wines, or exploring the idyllic cruising grounds of the Caribbean. Imagine the tropical wonder of far east Thailand or the exotic charm of Tahiti, and the Indian Ocean’s Seychelles. No matter where your adventure compass points to, glorious sunrises and sunsets, secluded beaches, pristine waters, and breath-taking views await you.
5. Nurture the mind, body, and soul
Yachting can be extraordinary for the mind, body, and soul. It’s an excellent way to escape from the stresses of work or home and get active whilst experiencing the peacefulness and openness of the water. Yachting can offer magnificent views, soothing water, and the option of isolation. The physical relaxation and emotional release can help you feel exhilarated. A yacht charter vacation is above all a journey, an escape from the world into a carefree paradise where everything is beautiful. It’s the sense of privacy, of freedom, of something you, your family and friends share in that moment: your own luxurious private cruising suite, with all the comforts of home.
What’s Included with your Crewed Yacht Charter Vacation
- Captain & Chef (For charters with more than 8 guests, an additional steward/ess will be provided on the Moorings 5800 to ensure the highest level of service.)
- All meals, snacks and beverages*
- Fully stocked bar**
- Ralph Lauren Home towels and linens
- Water sports equipment:
- Complimentary snorkeling fins (please plan to pack your own mask and snorkel)
- 1 Kayak or 1 2-man kayak
- Fishing rods
- 1 trolling / 1 spinning (some locations require a license)
- Knee board, Tube, & water skis (5800 only)
- Floats and noodles can be added on request (BVI only)
- Free Wi-Fi on Crewed Yachts in the BVI, Mediterranean, Seychelles and Thailand.***
- Housekeeping services
- Most mooring ball fees
- Cellular Phone Rental (BVI only)
- Double staterooms with en suite lavatory and shower
- Bean Bags (x2 per yacht except in Italy)
- Flat screen TVs with DVD
- Stereo and CD Player with Cockpit Speakers
- Air Conditioning
What’s NOT included?
- Snorkels and masks – we recommend bringing your own. Complimentary fins will be on board your Moorings yacht.
- Gratuity – Gratuity of 15 to 20 percent is suggested if you’re happy with the quality of the service.
- Marina & docking fees – Docking at any Moorings base is complimentary. Guests wishing to overnight other non-Moorings Marinas within the cruising grounds will be responsible for all docking fees. Except for the Mediterranean where up to two nights in a marina are included.
- Airfare, airport transfers, and optional travel insurance are not included in the price.
*The Mediterranean Crewed Yacht Charters offer a variety of gourmet menu options on board, however for guests to experience the wealth of regional dining ashore, two dinner meals are not included in the charter package. **Charter price includes call/branded level house wines, sparkling wines, liquor, beer, soft drinks & water (available brands vary from region to region). Special alcohol requests – All boats provide an excellent range of wine & spirits but if there’s a specific brand you would like to request please let us know in your Crewed Beverage Preference sheet. You may be charged an ‘additional fee’ subject to quantity and availability.
***Excludes Italy. Internet connectivity and speed may vary within cruising grounds.
About The Moorings
Today, after 50 years at sea, The Moorings has established its reputation as the world’s premier yacht charter company. Their award-winning charter fleet now includes more than 400 yachts in 20+ destinations across the globe. Whether it’s a self-skippered monohull; a Sail catamaran with a skipper at the helm; a high-performance Power catamaran or a Crewed yacht with a captain and chef—they will make your time on the water truly unforgettable.
Insider Tip: Largest Matched Fleet in the Charter Industry: The Moorings is world-renowned for our award-winning fleet of yachts, custom-designed for charter vacations.
Health & Safety
In preparation for the reopening of our global charter destinations, they are hard at work reshaping our policies with the safety of our staff and charter guests being of upmost importance. Mooring have aligned their cleaning procedures with the current guidance of the relevant authorities including the WHO, CDC and local operating governments. Rest assured that when you set sail again, they have taken precautions which endeavor to keep you and your family safe and provide you with peace of mind to make the most of your time on the water.
At The Moorings they care about the ocean and the environment and want to preserve our pristine sailing destinations for generations of travelers to follow. To ensure the charters are sustainable, they have adopted the processes outlined below at all our bases around the world and only work with like-minded suppliers. For when it comes to protecting precious coral reefs, conserving natural resources, and ensuring the future of the world around us, every effort makes a difference, and a little bit goes a long way. Buying Locally they encourage guests to provision their yacht with locally grown, produced or sourced grocery items. This helps make products greener by cutting down on transportation distances, which lowers emissions. It also helps support the local economy and small businesses in their chosen vacation destination so that the whole community can thrive. In the British Virgin Islands, for example, they have partnered with Good Moon Farms, offering several different produce packages available for online ordering, which are then delivered directly to your yacht. Eco-Friendly Products Where logistically possible, all our cleaning products are environmentally friendly, and they use low emission anti-foul to clean our yachts, and bilge socks to prevent any oil spills. Their suppliers are also on board, using eco-friendly products to ensure they’re looking after the ocean and its wildlife. In addition, they use LED lighting and renewable solar energy on board where feasible. Eliminating Single-Use Plastic From the Marketing to Operations department, they are constantly thinking of ways to minimize plastic use. Across the bases, they’ve installed water machines, and encourage everyone to use refillable water bottles and recycle any plastic, glass or cardboard materials. They are especially proud of the fact that many yachts in our fleet come equipped with water-makers so there’s no need for any single-use plastic on board. They’ve also banned straws and provide charters with recycling bags to encourage guests to produce less waste and recycle their garbage at the end of their vacation. To clean up the oceans, they running ocean clean-ups and installing seabins in marinas to collect plastics and microplastics to protect the local marine life. In fact, some of our favorite promotional products are reusable water bottles and linen shopping bags, which have a positive impact on the environment. Education In our chart briefings, they encourage our guests to moor their yachts where possible instead of releasing the anchor as mooring balls are less disruptive to marine life and underwater habitats. They also discuss being mindful not to touch or disturb anything when snorkeling or diving through coral reefs. A single touch or careless kick of a fin can destroy hundreds of years of coral growth so we all must do our part to preserve these wondrous underwater sanctuaries.