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Exploring three of the world’s most inspirational private luxury yacht destinations

Discover the most inspiring luxury yacht cruise locations in the world. Explore turquoise waters, rugged coastal scenery and iconic coastal communities while enjoying privacy, exclusivity, and exceptional comfort.

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Summer holidays offer the opportunity to escape our day-to-day responsibilities, visit luxurious far-flung destinations or experience outdoor adventure such as a private luxury yacht cruise or an exclusive island getaway.

With the holiday planning season underway, be inspired by our list of some of the world’s most inspirational luxury yacht cruises and charter companies for both sailing vessels and motor powered boats.

Key takeaways:

Offering an exceptional level of privacy, exclusivity and personalisation, luxury yacht cruises are a tried-and-true go-to holiday option for those individuals, couples and families who value seclusion and the finer things in life.

Private yachts offer unparalleled luxury on-the-go. These vessels come complete with sumptuous cabins, comfortable lounging and dining areas, conveniences including fully equipped kitchens, decks for sunbathing and outdoor entertaining, platforms for SCUBA diving, snorkelling, and fishing, and an array of other exciting amenities.

Many also include a live-aboard crew, responsible for navigation, housekeeping, catering, maintenance, guest services and security and ultimately for ensuring that guests enjoy a smooth, relaxing experience.

For those looking for an unforgettable summer escape on board a luxury charter vessel, check-out these incredible locations and private luxury yacht charter companies:

Stunning Seychelles

White sands, pristine waters and palm fringed coves line coastline of the 115 islands that comprise the Seychelles. Situated off the east coast of Africa, the granitic and coral islands and atolls are also renowned for their diverse flora and fauna, national heritage monuments and hiking trails as well as their fishing, diving, and sailing experiences.

With an average year-round temperature of 30*C, the islands are popular year-round. To escape the crowds, visitors often choose to travel in April, May, October, and November. There might be the odd sharp tropical storm, during these months, but they tend to be short-lived and give way to azure, sun-filled skies.

Seychelles motor-yacht charter: Camper & Nicholsons offers an exclusive fleet of luxury yachts, ranging from the 5 berth 54m Big Fish to the 91m, 11 cabin Tranquillity. An award-winning, ocean-crossing superyacht, Tranquillity features subtle oriental inspired décor, indulgent cabins and spa facilities, two helipads, a plunge pool, basketball court, private balconies and sun decks, plus an array of water toys, from kayaks and jet skis to inflatable slides.

Seychelles sailing yacht charter:  The Moorings promotes cruising in the Seychelles on board one of its luxury catamarans. With wind velocities typically between 10 and 20 knots, there are self-navigation and crewed options available to help you explore the natural wonders of the islands. Whether you enjoy calling into seaside resorts, fine restaurants and luxury boutiques or basking in complete quietude, sailing through the Seychelles under wind power is an unforgettable experience.

Awe-inspiring Alaska

The rugged coastal beauty of Alaska encompasses magnificent fjords, forest-lined bays and straits, winding passages and channels. The glacial cruising grounds are dotted with shimmering icebergs, orcas, and humpback whales, while onshore wildlife includes Alaska brown bears and eagles. The summer months provide the ideal time to enjoy the wildlife and breath-taking scenery.

Activities such as stand up paddle boarding, jet boating, and salmon fishing in sheltered waterways are complemented by land-based activities including hiking, glacier trekking and biking. While at night, there’s an opportunity to glimpse the northern lights, during the day cultural activities include taking in the museums and arts facilities to learn about the state’s rich history and indigenous culture.

Summer temperatures range from 15*C to 30*C but at night, temperatures can still dip down to 4*C, particularly on the coast. Mid-June to Mid-August are usually the mildest, driest, and warmest months.

Alaska motor-yacht charter: Alaskan Luxury Cruises presents the 78-foot Knight and Carver custom-built yacht for private yacht charter. With expansive wrap-around windows and beautifully appointed three-level living, the vessel also offers plenty of outdoor space in which to soak up the sun and the views and enjoy a spot of whale watching.

Alaska sailing yacht charter: Resurrection Bay Sailing Charters offer bareboat and captained private luxury yacht charters. The sailing vessel (SV) Madrona, for example, is a 36ft Beneteau First offering two berths, a bijou but well-appointed galley (kitchen) including a stove, kitchen and plenty of storage, cockpit seating and table, and a large navigation station with a full-size chart table. Its bright interior boasts dark wood panelling, comfortable seating and a fold-out dining table.

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World-famous French Riviera

Few locations in the world can match the chic glamour and xx of Saint-Tropez, Cannes and Nice. The Côte d’Azur is bursting at the seams with majesty, beauty, and charm. From its historic hilltop villages, legendary grande corniche, green-tinged headlands, limestone coves and rural coastal paths, to the islands of Sainte-Marguerite, Saint-Honorat, Port Cros, Porqeurolles and Levant, this stretch of French coastline is a mariner’s dream.

The bays and beaches offer a plethora of water-based activities. The national parks offer wild beauty and preserved wildlife. The towns and villages are teeming with exceptional markets, gastronomic hot spots, and ancient monuments.

Saint-Tropez plays host to Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez for 10 days every September and October, when the port is awash with classic yachts and modern sailing vessels. It’s a date worth remembering whether you’re keen to avoid the regatta or join the festivities.

Summer temperatures on this stretch of coast – from Marseille to Menton (near the Italian border) – can reach 35*C and are generally mild and sunny. Towards the border with Italy, it can be milder still and rainier.

French Riviera motor yacht charter: Excellence Riviera maintains a collection of private luxury yachts and superyachts ideal for couples, families or large groups. The motor yacht (MY) Ose is an audacious, sleek pleasure cruising yacht sleeps up to 9 people and 4 crew members. With a cruising speed of 27 knots, the black finish and sumptuous curves make for a head-turning experience. With a large sunbathing area, a plethora of water toys, and a cosy, inviting interior, the Ose offers a memorable experience.

French Riviera sailing yacht charter: Charter World invites you to weigh anchor on the Wally B, a 107-foot Nautica sailing vessel with her distinctive gunmetal grey and black paintwork. Wally B can accommodate up to 6 guests comfortably in three well-appointed cabins, while there is also room for 6 crew. Below deck, there is also an open salon and living area, galley and navigation area. Above deck, the Wally B boasts an automated bimini shelter, providing the helm with protection from the sun and wind. She has a cruising speed of 10 knots.

Luxury yacht party, party at home…

Whether you’re looking for an adventure-filled holiday on a sailing vessel or a secluded, exclusive escape on a superyacht, the Seychelles, Alaska and French Riviera offer myriad luxury private charter options. And while these locations and private luxury yacht charters offer you access to some of the finest, most discreet and unforgettable holiday experiences in the world, if you’re planning a luxury summer party or event closer to home, we’re here to help.

Why not book a consultation, read our blog or speak to one of our dedicated event planners? You can either complete the form below or call 01932 22 33 33. You can also email hello@mgnevents.co.uk.

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Gary Duarte
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