The Best Yacht Vacations

Have you always looked in admiration as celebrities like Jeremy Clark, Kylie Jenner, and Conor McGregor post on social media about their lavish yacht vacations? Of course, even celebrities charter yachts for their vacations, that’s if they don’t own the yacht themselves.

You might have thought this was a holiday that would break the bank, but it is quite possible to go on an affordable yacht vacation. You could also experience the luxury of service onboard a yacht. With a dedicated crew that cooks, cleans, and sails.

Most rent-a-yacht options offer you all-inclusive packages that include a personal chef and a professional captain and can sometimes host up to 12 people.

Man sunbathing on a chartered yacht in beautiful turquoise water on a sunny day.

What Are The 5 Best Yacht Vacations?

These are the destinations that most people like to rent a yacht to explore.


Turkey is swiftly growing to be one of the most talked about travel destinations of 2022 and 2023. So, can I have a yacht vacation in Turkey? Absolutely!

A yacht rental vacation in Turkey is one of the most adored destinations. This is due to Turkey’s raw and natural beauty visible from the ocean. From your rent a yacht you will be able to see ruins, beautiful white sand beaches with giant limestone rocks, gorgeous architecture like mosques and best of all the water in Turkey is extremely clear and beautiful.

Most companies require you to fly to Turkey, where they provide pick-up for you to travel to the yacht. The document you need to sail in Turkey is a valid US passport. Subsequently, to enter Turkey you will also be required to have a visa to Turkey.

The perfect time for a Turkey yacht vacation is during the months of April to November, it offers friendly sailing conditions.

The view of the beautiful Turkish buildings from the sailboats and yachts on the coastline of Istanbul in Turkey.


It is no secret that the Caribbean is hands down one of the most beautiful places to rent a yacht for a vacation.

Antigua is home to 54 miles of breathtaking coastline, with 365 beaches to leave all your trouble behind and explore. Antigua offers endless opportunities to explore the island, snorkel, see the endangered Hawksbill Sea turtles, as well as to experience the nightlife. There is also nothing that beats watching the vivid sunset bleed into the beautiful turquoise water on the yacht while your supper is being prepared by your own personal chef.

The perfect time for a chartered boat or yacht experience in Antigua is during the months of November through June.

A Yacht rental in Antigua that has a slide for guests to slide into the beautiful turquoise waters of Antigua.


Italy is a destination full of architecture, decadent cuisine and is known as the land of passion and romance. The Italy is also a very popular destination for chartered boats.

From the beautiful views of the volcanic Aeolian Islands to the bustling views of Sicily. Not only does Italy offer you breathtaking views of white and black sandy beaches but in contrast, you will also be able to witness incredible mountain peaks.

You will be able to see Europe’s 2nd largest active volcano at Stromboli, and dive, or snorkel at some of the beautiful UNESCO-protected snorkeling sites.

The perfect time for a yacht rental vacation to Italy is during the months of March to November.

A beautiful yacht rental with a view of stunning Italian architecture on the shoreline of this quaint Italian city.

The Bahamas

Don’t we all just dream of visiting this bucket list destination? Luckily you can also rent a yacht to experience the Bahamas.

The Bahamas has been a destination that people from all corners of the world flock to. With a chartered boat, you have the opportunity to experience the Bahamas like no one else in a resort has.

The Bahamas boasts beautiful weather all year long, and its crystal clear turquoise waters make it a perfect destination for sailing. You can also explore the Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park, which is one of the largest protected marine parks in the world.

The best time to visit is all year round.

A chartered yacht off the coast of a resort on a small island in the Bahamas.


Thailand has been a famous and affordable travel destination for years. It has also been one of the most visited destinations in the world. But why not experience Thailand on a yacht?

Thailand, nestled in South-East Asia, boasts a whole array of tropical beauty. From views of towering pinnacles of limestone in Phang-nga Bay to the pristine beauty of the Phi Phi island – there is much beauty to uncover.

Snorkeling and diving are also incredibly popular in Thailand since the water is so clear and due to the abundance of sea life.

Cruising in Phuket is recommended all year long, although caution must be taken in November when the North-East monsoon starts, as well as in May when the South-west monsoon starts.

Mother and children relaxing on a yacht as they travel in Phuket through the beautiful towering pinnacles of limestone.

How Much Does A Yacht Vacation Cost?

A Yacht vacation’s price can be influenced by many things, such as if you hire a crewed yacht, the rating of the yacht such as it being 5* or 1*, as well as the number of people you take, and lastly, the type of yacht you choose.

Most companies offer options for different yacht types. From Catamarans, Monohulls to Power Yachts which will all offer different prices.

You will also have to do research as each company might ask for a different price. Ultimately, it’s up to you to find the one that best suits the needs of your holiday plans.

According to my research on Turkey Yacht Charter, you can expect to pay 11 500 euros for a 10-day trip on a catamaran in Turkey. This boat allows up to 8 people. That’s about 1 438 euros per person, which makes the trip much more affordable.

There are also many extras that you can include in your quote, such as a chef, skipper, and WIFI. This can greatly affect your total price.

That is why charters can cost anywhere from $10 000 per week on a smaller sailing yacht or catamaran or up to $150 000+ per week on some of the more luxurious motor superyachts.

Five people jumping off the back of a yacht into pristine blue waters.


Charter Yacht vacations are a great way to see a destination from a whole new perspective.

The top 5 destinations for a yacht rental vacation are the Bahamas, Thailand, Antique, Italy, and Turkey. All these destinations offer amazing views, stunning waters, and amazing local experiences.

The price of your yacht trip can be affected greatly by some of the following factors: the destination, number of people traveling, extras you choose, the type of yacht you choose, and if you hire a crewed yacht.

Would you be trying a chartered boat on your next holiday?