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 Yacht Charter fleet offers just the right mix.  It’s always summer somewhere!


Phuket is the centre of island tourism in Thailand, gateway to the mythical limestone casts of Phang Nga Bay and surrounding islands such as the famous Phi Phi where the Leo DiCaprio film, The Beach was filmed and the pristine Racha islands for snorkelling and diving. With the help of the experienced captain of M/Y Doa, Krill Wilkinson, based in Phuket, we have put together a sample itinerary for the area to give you an idea of what can be achieved over a seven day charter, Phuket to Phuket. Captain Krill Wilkinson of M/Y Doa has been cruising the waters of Phuket, Thailand and surrounds for many years with charter yacht Doa. This itinerary is inspired by his journeys, sampling his favorite spots and ideal cruise plan for a one week charter in the area.

Southern Australia

The 106’ motor yacht ĀKIKŌ is currently (2017) cruising the striking beauty of the Kimberley, in Western Australia. She will be returning South towards the Coral Coast, UNESCO-listed Ningaloo Reef and finally to Perth from October 2017. Her plans are to cruise Fiji and the South Pacific during 2018. Boat International featured ĀKIKŌ as one of twenty best charter yachts available in remote destinations, cruising the Western Australian coast!


Lying in the coral triangle stretching from the Philippines to Timor to Papua New Guinea, Raja Ampat is known as the most biodiverse marine habitat on earth. It is one of the most outstanding dive locations with 75% of the world’s coral species found in Raja Ampat alone (That’s 10 times more than in the Caribbean) including 3,000+ species of fish and 700 species of mollusks. It goes without saying that diving is exceptional whether it be big pelagic fish, muck diving, drift diving, walls, wrecks; the water is constantly warm and visibility excellent.  Raja Ampat can be visited all year round but the best period is from October to April.  Two luxury Phinisi’s LAMIMA and MUTIARA LAUT are available for charter in Raja Ampat this winter and offer all-inclusive packages including diving and spa services.  Please find enclosed a BF destination guide on Raja Ampat.  Suggest the trip of a lifetime in Raja Ampat to your clients and friends!

New Zealand

We are offering the 90’ Viking Sportfishing motor yacht ATA RANGI for charter year round in New Zealand, with the possibility of trips up to the islands – Fiji and Tonga in future. This is the largest, newest and most luxurious sport fishing vessel offered for charter in New Zealand. The crew are experienced and the yacht is run impeccably with the added down to earth, personal touch of Kiwi hospitality.  The yacht offers charters throughout New Zealand and specializes in fishing and diving charters out of the Bay of Islands and up to the Three Kings, exploring the pristine far north of New Zealand.  In summer (Dec-Feb), the maximum temperature is 68-86ºF and in winter (June-Aug) 50-59º F. The warmest, finest weather is between October and April, and this is a popular time for boating holidays.


Opportunities for this Fall


Length: 138′ – Privilege

Guests: 12 | Price: €95,000 a week in Tahiti

Find Peace and serenity aboard the 138’ catamaran, DOUCE FRANCE, in pristine waters in off the grid locations. Snorkel in immense natural aquariums. Stargaze nightly from graceful shores. Join DOUCE FRANCE in the South Pacific this fall (2017) and winter (2018) and enjoy natural riches, whilst submerged in the highest standards of luxury.  . As of September 2017 DOUCE FRANCE will sail further into the South Pacific to explore the palm-lined beaches,…READ MORE


Length: 129′ – Astilleros (Spain)

Guests: 12 | Price: $125,000 a week + expenses in the Solomon Islands, Tahiti, Fiji and Sydney

Silentworld 129 Asterillos Spain for charter in the South Pacific

Do not miss SILENTWORLD’s 2017 South Pacific tour. AUGUST 2017 Solomon Islands SEPTEMBER TO NOVEMBER 2017 Tahiti and her islands DECEMBER TO JANUARY 2018 Fiji then Sydney The 129′ Asterillos (Spain) 2006 power yacht, SILENTWORLD, departed Australia on August 1st, 2017 and is on her way to Honiara in the Solomon Islands.  With 6 major islands and around 900 smaller islands tucked away in the South Pacific, 900 miles South East from…READ MORE



Length: 87′ – Craig Loomes Design

Guests: 8 | Price: $65,000 a week + expenses in Tahiti

Ultimate Lady is a luxury game fishing vessel ready for the keenest of keen fisherman to jump on board and have the fishing adventure holiday of a lifetime. She’s also well equipped for those that simply want to have some fun in the South Pacific sun and relax. With plenty of toys for everyone she’s perfect for the whole family. A unique purpose built catamaran with a staggering 10m beam (width) Ultimate…READ MORE


Length: 75′ – Privilege

Guests: 8 | Price: $55,000 a week all inclusive in Fiji, the Marshall Islands, and Indonesia

MATAU 75' Privilege catamaran charters Fiji, the Marshall Islands, and Indonesia

Available in Fiji, the Marshall Islands, and Indonesia, the 75′ Privilege catamaran, MATAU, has always been one of our favorite catamarans, because she has a super large aft cockpit, and her galley is not in the saloon, creating an elegant, spacious saloon with lounge and bar with stools to port and dining area to starboard.  She also has a professional crew of four, kite surfers and scuba divers alike, who consider working…READ MORE


Length: Sermons – 107′

Guests: 10 | Price: $75,000 a week – in Tahiti

ASKARI 107' Power yacht for charter in French Polynesia

With a charming and comfortable interior, ASKARI cruises through French Polynesia’s Society Islands or Tuamotus hosting an adventure of a lifetime. Accommodating 10 guests in 5 staterooms, she is perfect for a family or a group of friends. The experienced crew are eager to share their beautiful cruising area. Please click here for a Photo Presentation & Sample Itinerary on ASKARI.  Charter Rates $75,000 per week plus expenses & VAT for up to 10 Guests…READ MORE