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 »

Discover Italy by Sea

Few people realize the large number of islands off the coast of Italy, all of which are delightful to visit aboard a Nicholson Yacht Charter.  Combine ports of call along the Italian mainland, and excellent cruising itineraries can be had. There are four groups of islands off the west coast of Italy that have been… Read more »

Sunsets and Aperitifs

The Caribbean islands are famous for their sunshine—and rightly so. Is there anything more daydream-worthy, more symbolic of languor and ease, than those ubiquitous images of sugary white beaches, dappled palms, and turquoise lagoons sparkling in the sun? Sunsets in the Caribbean don’t get nearly as much attention. But they should. Those gorgeous stretches of sand and sea (well,… Read more »

Hikes and Trails of the BVI

  The Virgin Islands have hiking trails that criss-cross the islands – along the shores and through the mountains – that are safe for tourists.  Some you can rent ATVs on; others are for hiking only.  Jost Van Dyke, St. John, Anagada, and Tortola all have trails…and it feels so good to get off the… Read more »

Sailing: the Perfect Way to Unwind

Some people prefer the peace and quiet of a sailing yacht for their charters, and chartering under sail can be an immensely relaxing experience. Sailing yachts don’t tend to be quite as roomy as motor yachts, and generally have less useable deck space, but for those who prefer a quieter, more back-to-nature approach, the sailing… Read more »

Explore the Historical Sites of the Virgin Islands by Yacht

Interested in Caribbean history?  Come and explore the historical sites of the British and United States Virgin Islands aboard a Nicholson charter yacht.   Visit old fortifications, sugar mills, great houses, a copper mine, and dive a shipwreck, whilst sailing to six beautiful tropical islands aboard any of our luxury yachts with exclusive accommodations and… Read more »

Romance of the Seas: Modern-Day Classics

Classic yachts seem to be perennially popular on the charter market, often because of their classic styling and nostalgic appeal. An ultra-modern motor yacht may have all the bells and whistles, but from a style point of view there are few boats that look as good as some of the classic sailing (and motor) yachts…. Read more »

Spa Options: Deep Tissue, Hot Stones, and “Hands that See”

Where do you go for your third date, when your second one was an impulsive trip to Rio?  All the way to the Caribbean, Mediterranean, or Southeast Asia to experience a massage aboard a luxury charter yacht! A trained massage therapist, head-stewardess Kim aboard the 76’ catamaran KINGS RANSOM can relax and ease all your tensions with… Read more »

Chef Superstars

Fort de France public market – Abundance! Color! Hustle and bustle! Succulent tomatoes! Spices. Watercress – Live rabbits! But mostly, delicious homegrown vegetables and fruit – fragrant vanilla beans. Portly ladies in colorful bandanas – French patois being spoken. A charter chef can fill up his baskets in no time, and guests eat beautifully! Anchored… Read more »