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 »

Why Charter a Yacht?

crewed yacht charters in the Caribbeann, Mediterranean and New England through Nicholson Yacht Charters allow guests to experience quality time with their families and friends.

The reason why people charter a yacht is it gives guests quality time to spend with their loved ones.  The crew take care of all the housekeeping, cooking, cleaning, and unroll one activity after another to guests to pursue by day, which guests may or may not opt to do, as they so wish –… Read more »

The Grenadine Islands, a Gem of a Cruising Ground in the Southern Caribbean

Tobago Cays, St. Vincent, Grenadine Islands, Caribbean yacht charter

Between St. Vincent and Grenada lie the Grenadine Islands, a host of smaller islands, some with hills of a thousand feet, others no more than a reef-enclosed sand cay, sprouting a few palms.  Drier than the large islands, they all have perfect white beaches, crystal clear waters, and colorful reefs. The Grenadine Islands offer lots… Read more »

Post Hurricane Irma Update – Virgin Islands

Virgin Islands post Hurricane Irma update

It has been a tense time, watching Hurricane Irma with helplessness take her wrath on our lovely Virgin Islands.  It is heartening to see the assistance being given to the islands, and the recovery process beginning! We know the people are strong, resilient & proud, and we look forward to doing our part with them…. Read more »

English Harbour, Antigua – Then and Now

Nelson's Dockyard charter yacht fleet managed by Nicholson Yacht Charters, Inc. sailing the Eastern Caribbean

Nicholson Yacht Charters, Inc. was established in English Harbour, Antigua in 1949, and in those days the style of yachts was largely wooden, classic, monohull yachts with lots of old world charm and leaded glass cupboards.  Since those days the style of yacht has gone from classic Fife-type schooners to modern auxiliary sailing ketches to… Read more »

Southeast Asia & South Pacific Winter Destinations

Chase Summer!  It’s Time to think about your family’s best Christmas memories, or that unforgettable New Year’s Eve party you will want to repeat.  While cruising the South Pacific is best done during the summer months, Thailand, Southern Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Fiji, New Zealand and the Galapagos are best during the winter months.  The Nicholson… Read more »

Charters in Greece usually begin and end in Athens by way of Kea, Syros, Mykonos, Paros, Eos, Santorini, Milos, Serifos, and Kythos

Cruise the Greek Islands aboard your own private yacht

Unlike cruise ships, which offer pre-scheduled cruises where individuals join a group for specified dates and ports, following a pre-planned itinerary, private yachts by their very nature sail from harbor to harbor and are free to go where and when they please.  This is the very definition of ‘cruising.’  Guests stay for as long as… Read more »

Charter Spains’ Balearic Islands: Mallorca & Menorca

A Seven Day Cruise around Mallorca and the Best of Menorca Mallorca is synonymous with world-renowned beaches and coves. It has 342 miles of coast, where you will find some of the Mediterranean’s most beautiful coves and beaches: white sand beaches with a full range of services, as well as small coves set between cliffs… Read more »

Planning the low season in the Med? Perfect time to escape to New Caledonia on MASTEKA 2

New Caledonia yacht charter

M/Y MASTEKA 2 Once in a lifetime whale and calves encounters Learn traditional fishing techniques Snorkel & dive UNESCO-listed sites Embrace Kanak’s rich Melanesian culture MASTEKA 2 is the first foreign-flagged superyacht to obtain a charter license for New Caledonia. Offered with her own 34ft Boston Whaler, she will offer incredible experiences to extend the… Read more »