Deciding to charter a private yacht for the vacation of a lifetime is an easy choice. What's not to like? You'll have your own sleeping quarters, a personal chef, and an experienced captain to do all the “heavy lifting.” Though your input is necessary for some aspects of yacht chartering, your overall experience will be very relaxed and trouble free. The beauty of a private chartered yacht is that you and your guests will get to explore at your own pace, eat what you want, and engage in only the activities that interest you most. You should consider chartering a Catamaran because they are extremely stable and will afford your group the most comfort while at sea.
All inclusive, crewed Catamarans set sail from any number of ports, but they are most commonly found in the waters of a few Caribbean islands. The Virgin Islands, for example, frequently host Catamarans so you'll never be far from like company there. The US Virgin Island St. Thomas is a big yachting hub and will have a number of Cats to choose from. St. Thomas is also home to stellar duty free shopping so be sure to leave yourself enough island time to peruse the stores. Tortola, a British Virgin Island, is always buzzing with tourists, cultural activities, and water-based action. Check out Tortola's selection of Catamarans when looking for your perfect yacht.
If you catch your luxury yacht in St. Thomas or Tortola, you should plan to sail the rest of the Virgin Islands. St. Croix, St. John, Jost Van Dyke, and Virgin Gorda all have hidden treasures waiting to be discovered. Other great options for Catamaran sailing include the French islands Guadeloupe and Martinique. You will enjoy the continental feel of these European-influenced islands and your Cat's captain will know these waters well. Once you've had your fill of the French islands' lush landscapes, you can have the captain steer towards the Grenadines to enjoy some fantastic diving. The appeal of chartering your own yacht is the ease with which you will go from land to water activities! Never a dull moment!
Catamaran charters are also abundant in St. Vincent, St. Lucia, and St. Martin. St. Vincent is for nature lovers; there is everything from rainforest to tropical gardens, bird watching to beaches. All of this and a volcano! St. Lucia covers the gamut when it comes to luxury. Known as a romantic spot, St. Lucia also offers biking trails, mountain hikes, and golf courses. Need a boutique or spa? You've come to the right place. St. Martin has a number of wonderful beaches, and the Marigot area is full of cafes, bars, shops, and music. Don't forget to check out the Dutch side of the island, St. Maarten, while you're there!