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 »

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 »