Water Sports Guide to the Largest Charter Yachts

When I first tried surfing and fell into roiling waves again and again and again, I spent a week picking sand out of unmentionable places. The first time I tried windsurfing, I stood and slowly sailed downwind before turning to ignominiously swim the board back, since trying to tack splayed me on the sail like… Read more »

Join a Group Cruises

So you have Wanderlust: a strong, irresistible impulse or desire to travel the world. But you have no holiday buddy? Try going it alone!  Just be­cause you’re not part of a group doesn’t mean you can’t join one!  Nicholson Yacht Charters represents a fiine fleet of sail and power yachts, where individuals can join a… Read more »

Congratulations to the winners of our “Photogenic Virgin Islands” Photo Contest!

Our snap-happiest charter crews sent us their best shots of the Caribbean’s most photogenic people, places and things, and after much deliberation, we’ve picked the winners!  It’s no surprise that this year’s contest drew a sublime assortment of evocative images – our crews in the Caribbean are as dedicated to capturing the unique character of… Read more »

Caribbean Colors

Graphic arts grad students and young fans of multi-culti fairy tales are the most likely appreciators of “the painterly Caribbean.”  Similarly eye-bending backgrounds are also found in the photogenic Virgin Islands.  Here, too, are painterly settings that bloom with incandescent colors and patterns that are almost fractal in their accumulated detail. The background colors and… Read more »

Cruising with Children

Families that play together stay together. So make your reservation now for a family holiday where your children can polish their French, study anthropology, explore the stars, and recover from their exams and term papers. Nicholson Yacht Charters are a great way for families to exchange ideas, share adventures and bond together, all while being… Read more »

Best Charter Yachts for Foodies

While the Caribbean is rarely included among the great gastronomic hubs, it may be time to change all that. Among its advantages: fresh ingredients like straight-off-the-boat seafood, tropical fruits picked each morning, and a plethora of spices that European empires fought wars to control in centuries past. Fresh Papaya and Kiwi from the galley of… Read more »

Romantic Getaways –

Honeymoons, Anniversaries & Valentine’s Day Specials It’s not surprising that a yacht charter in the Virgin Islands remains one of the most popular romantic vacation options: you can spend long, warm days snorkeling, enjoy afternoon naps in a beautiful master cabin (with galleon windows if you like!), and take sunset walks or picnics along the water…. Read more »

Cruise the Coast of Turkey

The Lycian Coast of Turkey offers unimaginable delights. The area between Bodrum and Gocek is a yachtsman’s dream. Snow-capped mountains rise sheer from the sea. The bays are tranquil and scenic abounding in antiquity. The land is Biblical and pastoral with sheep farmers and ladies in colorful pantaloons who bend at the waist to plant… Read more »

Best Charter Crews

Nicholson Yacht Charters has always said we are more in the business of the selling captains and crew than we are yachts. This is because our crew tailor your cruise so that it exactly fulfills your expectations. They advise on what to do and see ashore. They become your guides; they are enthusiastic about the… Read more »

Passport Parties

Our charter crews call them “International Nights,” or “Passport Parties” – evenings where yachts dress ship according to a country and the evening meal reflects that country’s cuisine.  International Nights are the perfect way to explore the culinary world without leaving town. Join us aboard ship for these special dining experiences. “We were Japan for… Read more »