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Whether lounging on deck or soaking in the sophistication of the Almalfi Coast the western Mediterranean has a lot to offer; culture , cuisine, wine and history! The Cote d'Azur can be a bustling Euro-experience of ritzy marinas, heritage hotels and the rich and famous to cliff shorn aquamarine bays lined with sweet smelling pine trees where small bistros serve fresh baked goods and Corsican coffee. Wine, cheese and petanque are all rituals in southern France and visiting afloat can give you a succession of truly French experiences all from the luxury of your own yacht.
The Balearic Islands are Spainish delights providing a spectrum so varied from exceptional arts and culture, architecture, castles and forts, music, dance and nightlife, street performances to tapas, paella and sangria. You can snorkel and swim in the turquoise calas, hike into the fragrant hillsides, visit small medieval towns modestly boasting significant art collections, attend outdoor flamenco performances or slip into your birthday suit for a dip off the shores of Formentera.
Italy provides a wealth of charter destinations! Northwestern Italy along the coast from Genoa to Elba, the southwestern Amalfi Coast, Sardinia, Sicily and the Aeolian Islands all provide fantastic opportunities to see and experience the Italians love for life aquatic. Dine al fresco on fresh seafood, stroll the chic harbour town of Portofino, eat fresh oranges in Sicily, enjoy the tapered cedars of the countryside, paddle along the interesting shoreline, find shade beneath a bistro bar umbrella, or relax on deck reading, playing cards, sunning and chatting with your family and friends - la dulce vita!
Places of Interest: Cote d'Azur; Nice, Cannes, Cassis, Corsica, The Balearics; Mallorca de Palma, Menorca, Ibiza and Formetera, Italy; Amalfi Coast, Portofino, Stomboli, Sicily, Sardinia and the Aeolian Islands
Sun, sand and the surf! The consistent westerly trade winds makes for great sailing through the wide variety of islands; the isolated atolls of the Bahamas to the low lying sandy beaches of Anegada and lush mountainous islands of the southern Caribbean there is something for everyone! The islands are filled with plenty of options; snorkelling, diving, regattas, beachside food stalls to fine dining, carnivals and nightlife, historic forts, old town centres, sugar cane plantations to the vibrant arts and cultural diversity of the islands.
Places of Interest: Virgin Islands; Virgin Gorda, Jost van Dyke, Anegada, Norman Island, St. Thomas, St. John, St. Barts, Antigua, Iles de Saintes, St. Martin, Anguilla, Saba, St. Eustatius, Bequia, Mustique, Tobago Cays, St. Lucia, Canouan, Petit St. Vincent, St. Vincent, Grenada, Exumas and Abacos.
It just doesn't get bigger than Alaska!Big landscapes, big glaciers, big salmon and big bears! This frontier land is packed with wild life and abundant marine action too! Historic Juneau's boardwalk town has heaps of charm with local native artisans and galleries, outfitters and bush pilot tours of inland glaciers. The passages, sounds and coves are filled with spectacular view after view; from resident orca pods and sea lion colonies to the ice strewn Tracy Arm National Wilderness Area, Sawyer Glacier and majestic fjords. Historic canneries and whaling stations, fishing and hot spring dipping in the big sky, crisp air and clear waters of Alaska making this a must see cruising destination!
Places of Interest: Baranof and Chichigof Islands, St. Lazaria National Wildlife Refuge, Totem Park, Sitka National Histoic Monument, Ogden Passage, Brady Glacier and Cape Spencer, Elfin Cove, Glacier Bay Park, Point Adolphus, Fairweather Range, historic Chatham cannery and shore based whaling station of Killisnoo, Admiraly Island, hot springs and waterfalls, Frederick Sound, sea lions of Brothers Island, Tracy Arm National Wilderness Area, Sawyer Glacier, Juneau.
We're always interested to hear about where you'd like to charter next so let us know if there is somewhere you've just got to get to and we'll happily investigate your options. Distant shores are always calling and we understand that there are some destinations that are dreams awaiting the right yacht! The Society Islands of French Polynesia, The Friendly Islands of Tonga, Fiji, Australia's Whitsunday Islands, New Zealand, Thailand's Andaman Sea, or Indonesia...........love life aquatic!
Greece! Magnificent Greece! Nearing 300 islands spanning both the Aegean and Ionian Seas this is a yacht charter dream destination! Each island offers its own charming village harbour lined with tavernas, fishermen and cats! The whitewash houses with brightly coloured doors and roofs jostle up the hillsides overlooking the amazing sea views. From wild flowers to olive groves, lemons to octopus the Greek Isles are a marvellous mix of antiquity, history, tradition and hospitable warmth. The shoreline offers secluded bays and caves, little beach coves, warm clear waters and easy snorkelling. The breath of what the Greek Isles has to offer from verdant Corfu to the quieter islands of Santorini and Delos to the ancient ruined temple of Delphi and Hydras hill it is all simply breathtaking!
Croatia is a magical place with phenomenal small medieval fort towns and harbour fronts, boutiques and small wineries. Several hundred islands flank Croatia's coast line and provide calm anchorages for starry night dinners and quiet morning swims. The towns of Dubrovnic and Spitz are strolls through authentic old world town centres filled with beautiful shops, art and fine dining.
Places of Interest: Athens and the Saronic Gulf Islands, Cyclades, Dodecanese and Sporades Islands, Ionian Islands, Dubrovnic, Split, Marmarais