Top 10: Yacht Charters

Whether cruising the turquoise waters of the Caribbean or hopping between secluded beaches along the Mediterranean coast, a private yacht charter provides an intimate getaway that is easily tailored to each traveler’s needs and offers a perfect way to reach undiscovered, off-the-beaten-path gems. Here, Indagare rounds up our favorite destinations for a summer yacht charter that will delight travelers of all ages.

Contact Indagare to plan a customized itinerary. With our local partners, our travel specialists can arrange everything from small sailboats or catamarans to luxurious, fully staffed yachts.

1. Croatian Islands

Easily accessible from the Dalmatian Coast—and best explored via yacht or sailboat—the Croatian Islands boast charming, quiet towns that provide respite from the bustling cities of Dubrovnik and Split. Two of the must-visit destinations are Hvar and Korcula, which feature waterfront restaurants, medieval architecture and Gothic and Renaissance cathedrals. Another popular stop is Brac, which is home to a handful of hermitage monasteries. Rovinj boasts a hilltop cathedral and narrow streets filled with art galleries, wine bars and chic boutiques, and visitors to the Brijuni Islands can tour the private safari park of former Yugoslav statesman Josip Broz Tito. Chartered boats also allow travelers to access uninhabited islets and secluded beaches free of tourists. Tip:  Start or end your charter in Kotur, Montenegro. 

Related: Nine To Know: Croatia

2. Greek Isles

A private cruise around the Greek islands and coastline allows visitors to explore unspoiled landscapes, gorgeous architecture and important archaeological sites. Some highlights include stops at Paros, a stunning island famous for its marble and a host of cultural events that attract a global audience, and the less-touristed Antiparos, which boasts lovely green and blue waters, pristine beaches and stunning stalagmite caves. See the Temple of Poseidon overlooking the Aegean Sea on Sounio, the impressive clock tower and beautiful old mansions on Hydra and the ancient theater on Epidauros. Follow one of Indagare’s preferred routes or create your own journey.

Related: Just Back From…Cruising the Greek Isles

3. St.-Tropez and the French Riviera

A boat-based trip in the South of France is great way to avoid the region’s infamous summer crowds. Some highlights include the Esterel Mountain coast, a scenic stretch of red rock cliffs that drop into perfectly blue seas, and the Lérins Islands off the coast of Cannes with their dusty eucalyptus-shaded trails, jade- and amethyst-colored creeks and myriad opportunities for dining on the beach. In addition to cruising to outlying islands and buzzing beach clubs, there is also excellent whale and dolphin watching in these waters. Indagare works with a variety of boats in the Riviera, ranging from Fun Yaks (small boats that don’t require a permit) to skippered Riva Operas, majestic sailing vessels and luxury yachts for day use as well as longer charters.

Related: Sunning in the South of France

4. Caribbean

– Nikki Erlick on July 12, 2017

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