1. Plan well in advance
Luxury charter yachts are busier than ever with their calendars filling up well in advance. Whether you are thinking about a special summer vacation, a family holiday celebration or a gathering of a group of friends, the earlier you start talking to us the easier it is for us to find you the perfect yacht, at your preferred dates in that destination you have been dreaming of.
If you are not sure of where you to go or maybe you already have your destination in mind but not sure of the ideal time for a charter, then again talk to us. We have been fortunate to have spent time exploring the destinations so that we are able to provide you with up-to-date, first-hand knowledge ensuring you are best informed.
Planning well in advance also gives any friends and family that you may want to have with you, the time to make their arrangements as well.
And once you have chosen the destination then let us help further with the planning. We offer a sample itinerary in advance of the popular highlights of the cruising area, including any specific places you already have on your wish list. Your actual itinerary is flexible, and once on board with your Captain’s guidance and recommendations, you can change your plans as the mood takes.
2. Choose the Right Yacht
Choosing the right luxury yacht is paramount to having the perfect charter. We look forward to presenting you with the best choice of yachts to match your requirements, to fit your budget and your desired level of comfort, and help you through the process.
To provide the best match we'll need to know your holiday destination, dates, duration, the number of cabins you require, and the budget you have allocated for your private yacht charter.
There are yachts to suit almost all desires and budgets. If you are travelling with a number of couples and sharing the cost equally then we can help you find a yacht that best suits your accommodation requirements if that's what's important, or yachts with an abundance of water toys if you are active and the yacht is your destination.
3. Personalise Your Charter
To get the very best from your charter the best thing you can do is tell us all about your dreams and expectations for your time aboard. A private yacht charter is a bespoke holiday, designed personally for you.
Prior to your charter we'll ask you and your guests to complete a preference form. This information allows your crew to personalise your charter, and covers everything from your dietary requirements and your choice of champagne, to planning your itinerary based on your preferred activities and the places you want to explore.
Superyacht chefs are masters of their trade and take great pleasure in catering to your every gastronomic desire using the very best local ingredients, presented to perfection. Providing us with as much detailed and specific information about your likes and dislikes as possible will ensure all mealtimes are super special designed around your wishes.
And it's not just all about the food. On your preference form you will also be asked about your aspirations for your charter .... whether you want an active charter using the water toys, and exploring ashore, or if you'd prefer to be relaxing on board and soaking up the sun.
You should also inform us in advance on your preference form if any of your guests has a special occasion to celebrate, and likewise if there are any particular places you would like to visit, it's helpful for your Captain to know in advance.
4. What to Pack
You may choose to live in your swimsuit and sarong, dress up for a formal occasion, or onshore, hike, ride bikes or horses. The key to packing well for your charter vacation is to not take too much, pack clothes flexible for several occasions, and remember that you're out on the water and even in the height of summer, winds can be cool, so jackets or a warm pashmina should be part of your packing list.
Consider the climate of your chosen charter destination. If you're heading for sun, sea and sand, be sure to pack clothes to suit. Most restaurants on shore will expect you to follow the "smart casual" dress code, while some may request more formal apparel and footwear.
Most charter yachts will ask guests to observe the "bare feet" protocol inside the boat and boat shoes on deck so tidy toes should be your main priority! High heels and hard soles are a 'no-no'. You may wish to pack a pair of shoes for onshore excursions. If you are likely to explore reefs and rocky islands, consider packing some rubber watershoes.
Don’t forget your travel documents, any medications you require, your favourite moisturisers, shampoos etc and chargers for all your devices.
A yacht charter is a personalised, exclusive vacation that will provide you with memories that last a lifetime. Our aim is to take care of every fine detail to ensure your charter vacation is exceptional. It's as simple as that. You get to enjoy the experience from the time of your first enquiry to us.
Contact us at Luxury Charter Group for further information. We are always here to answer any of your questions.