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 »

Meals are a Main Event

Our all-inclusive rates for yachts available for charter in the Virgin Islands cover meals, accommodation, travel through the islands, services of the crew, and use of the sports equipment. So you can budget the cost of your holiday before you leave home. Meals are a main event on a Nicholson Yacht Charter and often include… Read more »

Your Cruise Personality: Features of Yachts

Wherever you go, whatever the ship, at some point you’ll likely find yourself standing on the deck, a glass of champagne in hand. You’ll pause to admire views of pirate islands and whales and icebergs going by. Or you’ll experience the thrill of sailing into Venice’s Grand Canal or Hong Kong’s futuristic harbor. And for… Read more »

Best Birthday Ever

The best way to make someone’s Birthday the BEST BIRTHDAY EVER is to bake them a memorable cake!  Here’s how…   Angela aboard the 47’ charter catamaran “Caribbean Dream” prepared this 50th Birthday cake for one of her charter guests. She decorated it while her guests were ashore, enjoying The Baths, which influenced her cake theme. There was a big… Read more »