Why Sailing is The Best Way to Travel

Private Luxury Yachting Vacations

Especially over the past few years, sailing has become a popular means of travel. Sailing is a relaxing, enjoyable, and a unique experience that can be shared with your friends and family. If you’re trying to plan your next vacation, here are some of the best reasons you should consider sailing! You Can Enjoy Unique… Read more »

Why You Should Plan Your Next Trip to the Bahamas!

Beaches in the Bahamas

The Bahamas is a beautiful place to visit if you’re looking to travel to an exotic paradise. Besides being a gorgeous, exclusive island, it’s also very easy to travel to. Here are some of the best reasons to visit to the Bahamas! It’s a Close and Easy Place to Travel To  Traveling to the Bahamas… Read more »

The Best Adventures to Have in Belize

Plan a Vacation to Belize

Whether this is your first trip or you’ve visited in the past, there are many popular activities to do in Belize, and it can be hard to narrow down what you want to do. To help you plan your trip, here’s a list of some of the best activities to do when you visit Belize!… Read more »

Calypso Party

“I know!” my sister Libby said, swinging around.  “Let’s have a sit-down, dinner party around the Capstans in the Dockyard.  We’ll get Calypso Joe to play for us!” What, where, how, I thought, loving the idea of hearing a Calypso band again.  “I haven’t heard a Calypso song in ages, but hosting a sit down… Read more »

Catch a non-stop flight to Athens and be onboard your yacht in an hour!

Catch a non-stop flight to Athens and be onboard your yacht in an hour!

The beauty of cruising the Greek Islands is that all the islands in the Aegean are located right outside of Athens.  So you can start and end your charter in Athens and have a circular cruise through the Cyclades and return to Athens all in one week.  You can reach all the islands of the… Read more »

Captains Give Best Cruises When Number of Steaming Hours is Limited to Four a Day

frequently asked questions, best itineraries, yacht charter, Mediterranean, scuba dive charter, Grenadines

Although we understand how much our clients like flying into cities with international airports and be able to transfer directly to their yacht, freeing them from having to transfer by van or plane to smaller cities, it isn’t always in a client’s best interest to ask a yacht to do that, due to many reasons,… Read more »

Qualifying for Reduced VAT in the Mediterranean – Summer 2019

VAT 2019 - Chartering in the Med

When chartering a yacht in the Mediterranean, it’s necessary to pay VAT TAX on top of the charter fees.  In Spain (the Balearic Islands) VAT is 21% of the charter fee; in France it’s 20%; in Italy it’s 22% of the charter fee; in Greece it’s 12%; in Croatia it’s 13%. The upside to paying… Read more »

Choosing The Yacht That Is Exactly Right For You

140' trimaran power cat ADASTRA for charter in Phuket, Thailand, Southeast Asia

Types of yachts Sometimes it’s useful to compare types of yachts to understand what their designers were trying to achieve to determine which design fits your purposes best.   Classic Yachts – Plentiful in the Eastern Caribbean during the 1950s and 60s, these beautiful, traditional, wooden yachts were built as racing yachts to compete for… Read more »

How to Buy a Yacht Charter in the Lower Caribbean

How to buy a yacht charter, how to charter a yacht

I enjoy blogging, because it’s a place where a salesperson can publish reactions to things we see in the industry that aren’t 100% right and set them straight.  I have two points to make today, both having to do with how to buy a yacht charter…. Yachts are not like a box of chocolates, where… Read more »