The island of discovery.
Say the term “yacht charter” and images of mega yachts, jet skis and helicopters immediately spring to mind. But the yacht charter industry has evolved leaps and bounds in the last few decades, and has become much more accessible to anyone interested in truly disconnecting, and experiencing the beauty of the destination in which they are traveling. Companies like The Moorings, who operate in over 20 exotic destinations worldwide, offer private yachts of a reasonable size, ideal for small parties of 4 to 10 guests. Assemble your closest friends and family, fly to your destination of choice, and prepare to set sail on your own private yacht for a week of fun in the sun.
Are you a boater? You can captain the boat yourself for the ultimate in privacy and flexibility, or you can hire a professional skipper and have him do the work for you. Interested in an even more luxurious experience? Opt for an all-inclusive crewed yacht, complete with a captain and gourmet chef to prepare cocktails and hors d’oeuvres for your group for next-level relaxation.
There is no greater peace than to experience life aboard an all-inclusive sailing yacht with the engines off, and nothing but the sound of the wind whistling through the sails and the water rushing below while your captain expertly directs your boat to the next island paradise.
Wake up each day to a new destination as you watch the sun rise over the horizon. Take a morning plunge into crystal clear Caribbean waters and rejuvenate the senses. Set sail for a remote island only accessible by boat and enjoy exploring secluded beaches and pristine coral reefs all by yourselves. Then, anchor offshore the nearest beach bar and enjoy evening cocktails while your chef prepares dinner on board. At night, lay on deck and gaze at the night sky in its true brilliance, far from the lights of the city.
This is no ordinary vacation. This is not a cruise with 3,000 of your closest friends. This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience once reserved only for the rich and famous, and now accessible for today’s experiential traveler. Break free from the TV, from your phone and from every worry back home and slip into island time. Set sail and connect with the things that really matter: with your friends and with your family; with the beauty of the world around you. Paradise is out there. What are you waiting for?
The cost of a typical 7-day allinclusive charter varies widely by season and travel destination, but an average charter starts at around $15,000. Split between 3 couples, that comes to $2,500 per person, or about the cost of a high-end all-inclusive resort. www.moorings.com