Luxury Yacht Charter
If you want charter a luxury yacht for next sailing holiday, we have a wonderful selection of magnificent sail yachts in idyllic charter destinations all over the world from which to choose. Sailing yachts, catamarans and motor yachts, either bareboat or fully crewed with professional skippers, your private charter can be as relaxed or adventurous as you wish.
A luxury yacht charter with Budget Yacht Charters is a fantastic way to experience the best of the world's coastline, pristine white beaches, sparkling azure waters, vividly colored marine life, national parks, secluded bays or dynamic nightlife; the list is endless. A yacht charter allows you freedom and choice in some of the most spectacular locations around the world. The biggest yacht charter locations include the Mediterranean, the Caribbean and Indian Ocean paradises of the Maldives and Seychelles.
Booking your luxury yacht charter through Budget Yacht Charters will ensure you save money too. We will guarantee our charter rates are 10% less than you can find on any like for like offer on the same yacht. That can add up to quite a bit of champagne for your next sailing holiday!
Yacht Charter Options
Luxury Bareboat Yacht Charter
Bareboat is the term used to describe a charter vessel (a boat you can hire) that is supplied without a crew. Another way to think of this is a comparison between a taxi (crewed boat) and a rental car (bareboat). A bareboat allows you to sail your own itinerary at your own pace, on your own private yacht or catamaran.
Skippered Luxury Yacht Charter
Take the pressure off with a skippered sailing holiday. Whether you're new to sailing wanting to cruise or an expert looking for a chance to relax, a skippered holiday lets you enjoy as much or as little sailing as you want. With a skipper onboard, you can relax and let your skipper take charge, be as hands on or laid back as you like, learn from an expert skipper and gain local knowledge and recommendations at the same time.
Choose a skippered holiday and sail the world in style.
Fully Crewed Luxury Yacht Charter
Crewed Yacht Charters are the pinnacle of all-inclusive chartering: a floating hotel where you are the only guests. Sit back and relax – your crew is there to fulfill your every need. A professional captain will navigate your customized itinerary, and a hostess will act as your personal chef, making culinary magic with your custom provisions. Pack your days with activity or simply let the good times roll and relax aboard your floating villa. This is your opportunity to be completely spoiled in the paradise of your choosing.
Where Can I Charter a Luxury Yacht?
Yacht Charter in the Mediterranean
The clear, azure waters of the Mediterranean are a luxury charter yacht paradise, bursting with culture, history, sophisticated ports and islands that still maintain a pristine wilderness. This perennially popular luxury yacht charter region incorporates the fashionable French Riviera, Corsica, the Balearic Islands of Spain, mystical Italian coastlines and the islands of Sardinia and Sicily, and in the East, the ancient and unspoilt cruising grounds of Croatia, and Turkey and Greece, considered the birthplace of civilization.
The Med, as it's known, is one of the largest yacht charter vacation grounds in the world and we have an incredible choice of charter boats available, sailing yachts and motor yachts of all sizes and levels of luxury, sailing and power catamarans and the traditional gulets of the eastern Mediterranean cultures.
The Med yacht charter season generally runs from mid-May to mid-October. During the peak of the season, in July and August, when temperatures rise, tourists flock to the coastlines and islands of the Mediterranean. Fortunately, luxury charter guests are able to avoid much of the onshore tourist crowds on the sanctuary of their vessels.
Another good time to charter a luxury yacht is on either of the shoulder seasons in June and September. These periods fall each side of the main summer season when the temperatures are still inviting, there are fewer tourists and a greater choice of berths and anchorages.
Yacht Charter in the Caribbean
With more than 7,000 islands dotting its emerald waters, the Caribbean is considered one of the most appealing destinations for luxury crewed yacht charter vacations. From the lively shores of the British Virgin Islands, the crystalline waters of Belize and natural wonderland of Grenada, to tiny coral atolls and uninhabited sandy islands, there is ample to explore for a lifetime of charter yacht vacations.
Saturated with sun, this dazzling location offers the epitome of a paradise vacation, with sugar white sun-kissed beaches, a warm climate and beautiful scenery all year round. The Caribbean offers abundant water sport opportunities, clear blue skies and inviting azure waters. This captivating location is brimmed with aquatic life which surrounds dozens of picturesque islands, each unique in character and charm.
The Caribbean is an idyllic location for those longing for a chance to unwind in ultimate serenity. With a delectable year round climate and an over 7,000 lush islands to choose from, the Caribbean is a world renowned destination for luxury yacht charters. With each island different to the next, cruise from one to another whilst exploring the cultures, cuisine and landscapes of this tropical destination.
Often divided into five main areas, the Caribbean encompasses the Bahamas and Turks, the Leeward Islands, the Windward Islands, the Greater Antilles and the Leeward Antilles. From plush forestation to cloud-covered mountain summits, there is a diverse range of landscapes to admire. The Leeward Islands and the Windward Islands are often the most popular charter destinations and include St Martin, St Barts, Martinique, Saint Lucia, and Barbados in addition to the British Virgin Islands, which are ideal for sailing yacht charters, where guests can enjoy secluded anchorages, gourmet cuisine and barbecues on the beach in ultimate glamour and style.
On a Caribbean yacht charter, visitors can enjoy an abundance of activities in even the smallest of areas. With a thriving nightlife, lush rainforest, amazing diving opportunities and first class cuisine the Caribbean is a superb location with something to suit everyone.
The turquoise waters are overloaded with treasures, from miniature beach coral isles to extensive mountainous atolls radiating with rich and vibrant culture. Snorkellers can see clearly to the ocean floor, making for an enchanting encounter where marine life, mesmerising outcrops, reefs and wrecks flourish along the sea bed.
The best time to visit the Caribbean is between December and May, however warm temperatures, mild waters and gentle winds make the Caribbean a fantastic destination all year round. A luxury yacht charter in the Caribbean offers the ultimate escape from life on land into a nirvana of stunning islets and colourful cultures which cannot be found anywhere else.
Maldives Yacht Charter Guide
Dive in deep amongst kaleidoscopic coral reefs, gliding alongside graceful manta rays and colourful parrot fish in one of the world’s most spectacular natural aquariums. Iconic in their dazzling beauty, the impossibly idyllic islands of the Maldives promise a stay of unmatched tranquility and luxury.
Scattered across the skirt of the Indian Ocean, the 26 major atolls of the Maldives contain more than 1,190 islands, born from ancient coral reefs that formed around the sides of towering prehistoric volcanoes. These have long since sunk into the ocean, leaving behind coral islands of incredible natural beauty and a deliciously unhurried pace of life.
Only 200 of the islands are inhabited, and most are small enough to walk around with a peppering of sandbanks lying surrounded by warm waters that provide the perfect spot for a romantic private dinner or sunset cocktails. Tourism and traditional Maldivian life are strictly separated and the waters are meticulously protected, resulting in many of the uninhabited islands being turned into fabulous exclusive resorts and one of the largest expanses of undisturbed coral reefs in the world.
The capital, Malé, is situated on the coral island of Motu in the North Malé Atoll and represents the modern face of the Maldives. Overlooked by a rainbow of brightly coloured narrow buildings and surrounded by incongruously turquoise water, this jostling centre is perfect for exploring the colourful markets and the fascinating National Museum. A luxury charter yacht is the best way to experience everything the Maldives have to offer, island hopping from one paradise to the next and exploring crystal-clear lagoons and secluded anchorages courtesy of your experienced charter crew.
Yacht Charter in the Seychelles
Blessed by Mother Nature, the raw, perfect beauty of the Seychelles is virtually unparalleled. Its exquisite ribbons of white sands and coconut palms that fringe the sapphire seas, backed by forested wilderness, create the ultimate paradise destination where pure relaxation beckons you to the shores.
Encompassing two UNESCO world heritage sites, the 115 islands of the Seychelles are scattered across the Indian Ocean like precious jewels. Lying some 1,000 miles off the coast of Africa, the main island group consists of three islands; Mahé, Praslin and La Digue, each boasting breath-taking landscapes of green-swathed mountains, tranquil beaches and cascading waterfalls. Nature abounds throughout the idyllic shores, from unique exotic flora and fauna to nesting giant tortoises. Beneath the waterline is a kaleidoscope of colour with thriving coral reefs teeming with marine life, world-renowned snorkelling opportunities and dive sites to explore.
Boasting many natural harbours and a year-round season, it is easy to see why the Seychelles has become a popular yacht charter destination
alternative to the more crowded Caribbean. The two seasons run from May to October (south-easterly monsoon) and November to April (north-westerly monsoon) and the relatively short distances between the islands are perfect for hopping from one heavenly oasis to the next throughout your charter itinerary.