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Yachting offers a unique blend of luxury and adventure. In private cruise charter, we provide...

Yachting offers a unique blend of luxury and adventure. In private cruise charter, we provide the finest options for an exceptional escape on the open sea. Our experience in yacht charters helps you find the perfect fit.

This overview covers private cruise charters, from the appeal to practical details. Whether you want relaxation or exploration, we have insights to help you decide if it’s right for you.

The view of the Capri I motor yacht in clear blue waters, showcasing its sleek design and spacious decks, perfect for a private cruise charter.
Experience luxury and elegance aboard the Capri I motor yacht, your ultimate choice for a private cruise charter.

About a Private Cruise Charter: What is a private cruise charter?

Private cruise charters offer a personalized, exclusive travel experience, unlike conventional cruises. This luxury option lets you choose a yacht and explore the seas and waterways on your terms. They come in various types, catering to different travelers’ needs.

These include motor yachts, motor sailers, power catamarans, sailing catamarans, and sailboats.

  • Motor Yachts: Motor yachts are a popular choice for their engine-powered, smooth rides. They come in different sizes and styles, perfect for various group sizes.
  • Motor Sailers: A yacht that can generate power from its engine or sail in moderate winds or waves.
  • Power Catamarans: Power Catamarans are well-suited for families because of their fuel economy, stability, and spaciousness. They have large living rooms and decks.
  • Sailing Catamarans: Roomy and comfortable like power catamarans, but with the added pleasure of traditional sailing.
  • Sailboats: Sailboats are the classic choice for traditional sailing enthusiasts, offering an authentic wind-powered experience.


These yacht types cater to different preferences and needs, offering unique experiences on the water. Whether you want luxury or adventure, there’s a private cruise charter that fits your desires.

Destinations for Private Charter Charter

Chartering a private cruise offers unmatched luxury, privacy, and the chance to explore stunning destinations away from crowds. Here are some of the best places in the world for an exclusive private cruise charter experience.

The Mediterranean

A stunning view of the Capri coastline in Italy, featuring the iconic Faraglioni rock formations and several yachts sailing in the vibrant blue Mediterranean Sea.
The breathtaking beauty of Capri, Italy, from the vantage point of a private yacht charter.
  • Destinations: France, Italy, Greece, Croatia, and Spain—these countries are indeed popular destinations for yacht charters in the Mediterranean. They offer diverse cultural experiences, beautiful coastlines, and numerous historical sites​.
  • Best Time to Visit: May to October, with peak season in July and August.
  • Key Attractions: The Amalfi Coast, the French Riviera, the Greek Islands, and the Dalmatian Coast.
  • Exclusive Experience: private beaches, gourmet dining, and custom travel plans to explore ancient ruins and local cultures.

Here is a list of a few Mediterranean yachts:

The Caribbean

View of the turquoise waters around San Andres Island with a yacht in the distance and a small island on the horizon.
The crystal-clear waters surrounding San Andres Island make it a perfect destination for a private cruise charter.
  • Destinations: The British Virgin Islands, St. Barts, and Antigua are top yacht charter spots in the Caribbean. They offer a mix of beautiful beaches, clear waters, and vibrant island cultures​.
  • Best Time to Visit: December through April.
  • Key Attractions: Pristine white sandy beaches, crystal-clear waters ideal for snorkeling and diving, and exclusive island resorts.
  • Exclusive Experience: personalized island-hopping, and private beach picnics.

Southeast Asia

Scenic view of Maya Bay, Thailand, with turquoise waters, lush green cliffs, and boats floating in the bay.
The breathtaking beauty of Maya Bay in Thailand is a dream destination for a private cruise charter.
  • Destinations: Thailand and Indonesia (Bali and the Komodo Islands) offer stunning beaches, marine life, and rich cultures.​
  • Best Time to Visit: November to April in Thailand and Indonesia.
  • Key Attractions: Unique landscapes, vibrant marine life, and rich cultural heritage.
  • Exclusive Experience: Exploring remote islands, diving with manta rays in Komodo National Park, and private tours of ancient temples.

Here is a list of a few Southeast Asian yachts:

The South Pacific

Fiji Island's clear turquoise waters and lush green coastline, ideal for private cruise charters.
Fiji Island’s turquoise waters and lush greenery make it perfect for a private cruise charter.
  • Destinations: Fiji, French Polynesia, and New Zealand are popular yacht charter spots in the South Pacific. They offer natural beauty, rich cultural experiences, and excellent yachting conditions​.
  • Best Time to Visit: May through October.
  • Key Attractions: lush tropical islands, overwater bungalows, and Maori cultural experiences.
  • Exclusive Experience: Swim with sharks in Fiji, explore Bora Bora’s private lagoons, and helicopter tour New Zealand’s fjords.

Here is a list of a few South Pacific yachts:

The Galapagos Islands

A scenic view of Galápagos Island with its rugged coastline, clear waters, and diverse wildlife, perfect for a private cruise charter.
The unique beauty of Galápagos Island, where stunning landscapes and diverse wildlife create memorable memories,
  • Best Time to Visit: Visit June to November for cooler weather and active marine life; December to May for warmer weather and calm seas.
  • Key Attractions: Distinctive wildlife, such as giant tortoises, marine iguanas, and blue-footed boobies.
  • Exclusive Experience: private naturalist-guided tours, snorkeling with sea lions, and visits to research stations.

These destinations offer unique experiences and cultures, making them ideal for a personalized private cruise charter.

Selecting the Ideal Yacht for Your Next Private Cruise Charter Adventure?

Dreaming of crystal-clear waters and luxurious getaways? Chartering a yacht can make that dream a reality. But how do you pick the right one? Let’s navigate the key factors:

What kind of adventure are you craving on your next private cruise charter?

  • Knowing your desired activities helps narrow down yacht features. For sunbathing and socializing, spacious decks are ideal. For water enthusiasts, look for yachts with diving or fishing equipment.

Where will your private cruise charter voyage take you?

  • The destination can influence yacht size. Calm waters allow for a wider range of options. For open-ocean journeys, prioritize stability and seaworthiness.

When are you planning your escape?

  • The season impacts weather conditions and available yachts. Peak seasons may require booking further in advance, while shoulder seasons offer more flexibility.

Who will be joining you on your private cruise charter?

  • The number of guests determines the size and layout needed. Consider the number of cabins and bathrooms for a comfortable experience.

By considering these key factors, you’ll be well on your way to selecting the ideal yacht for your dream cruise.

Choosing the Models For a Private Cruise Charter

M/Y ARIA C

  • Size and Layout: This 91-foot yacht features multiple cabins, spacious living areas, and outdoor decks.
  • Features: It boasts stability in various sea conditions and luxury amenities like a jacuzzi, gourmet kitchen, and entertainment systems.
  • Location Details:
    • Flexible to move to Sardinia, Tuscany, Malta, and Ionian Greece with extra charge for positioning fees. Please ask for any type of request.
  • Operating Area:
    • Summer Operating Area: W. Med.-Naples/Sicily, Greece; W. Med.-Riviera/Cors/Sard.
    • Winter Operating Area: W. Med-Napless/Sicily, W. Med-Riviera/Cors/Sard.

ASTROLABE

  • Size and Layout: At 62 feet long, it offers spacious living areas, cabins, and large decks.
  • Features: Key features include luxurious amenities like a gourmet kitchen and dining.
  • Location Details: ASTROLABE is open to charters in the Leeward and Windward Islands.
  • Operating Area:
    • Summer Operating Area: W. Med-Riviera/Corsica/Sardinia
    • Winter Operating Area: Caribbean Leewards, Caribbean Windwards

CALMA

  • Size and Layout: This 60-foot yacht provides spacious cabins, communal areas, and extensive outdoor spaces.
  • Features: Notable features include luxury amenities and a well-equipped kitchen.
  • Location Details: Balearics
  • Operating Area:
    • Summer Operating Area: Balearics
    • Winter Operating Area: Not available

M/Y Fourteen

  • Size and Layout: This 85-foot boat offers multiple guest cabins, large salons, and ample outdoor areas.
  • Features: Features include luxurious interiors, high-performance engines, and fun facilities such as water toys.
  • Locations Details: Balearics
  • Operating Area:
    • Summer Operating Area: W. Med-Spain/Balearics
    • Winter Operating Area: W. Med-Spain/Balearics

BLUE GRIFFIN – WINTER

  • Size and Layout: A 62-foot yacht offers spacious cabins, large communal areas, and wide decks for relaxation.
  • Features: Includes stability, luxury amenities, and facilities for water sports and entertainment.
  • Locations Details:
    • December 2024–April 2025 in the Caribbean: SXM, Leewards and Windward Islands, and French West Indies
  • Operating Area:
    • Summer Operating Area: W. Med-Naples/Sicily, W. Med-Riviera/Cors/Sard.
    • Winter Operating Area: Caribbean Leewards and Caribbean Windwards
  • BLUE GRIFFIN – WINTER

    $35,000 - $43,700/ week + expensesCaribbean Leewards + 3 others

    862.00 Ft

Navigating the Yacht Charter Booking Process: Steps for Booking a Private Cruise Charter

Identify Your Charter Goals

  • Determine your travel dates, destination, and activities.
  • Consider your budget, yacht preferences, and travel companions.

Book an Appointment

  • Discuss your preferences, destinations, yacht options, and travel insurance with a CKIM Charter Broker.

Review Charter Proposal

  • Examine yacht options, costs, and sample itineraries.
  • Select your preferred yacht and address any questions or requests.

Contract Preparation

  • CKIM will hold your chosen yacht for the charter dates.
  • Review and approve the draft charter agreement.
  • Complete payment via wire transfer or Direct Deposit.
  • Fill out the guest manifest and preference forms.

Trip Preparation

  • Send completed preference forms to CKIM for review and submission to the yacht captain.
  • Access your vacation summary via the Axus Travel App.

Enjoy Your Trip

  • The captain will conduct a safety briefing and orientation upon arrival.

End of Trip

  • Complete a Charter Survey and schedule a debrief call with CKIM.

Client Reviews of Their Private Cruise Charter Experience

Discover why clients rave about private cruise charters—exceptional service and memorable experiences await. Read glowing reviews from delighted customers:

ASTROLABE Guest Review

Dear team,
It was ALL our pleasure.
Each of you did an amazing job helping us relax and enjoy ourselves during our trip!
This was our 5th Cat trip and we have found that it is the “Boat Crew” who determines how the trip will go.
You and your team made it Wonderful!
Again, This was an Amazing trip, Thank you to everyone.
D & W

E Supercat Guest Review

It was just a perfect week, with a perfect team, also with Sebastien, who made perfect pasta for us.
To all of you enjoy “la suite”. Lots of love.

CALMA Guest Review

It was a great charter; we will definitely rebook CALMA next summer!

Expert Tips for a Perfect Private Cruise Charter

  • Packing Essentials: Remember to pack lightweight clothing, swimwear, sunscreen, and any necessary personal medications.
  • Planning Activities: Collaborate with the crew to organize excursions ashore, fishing trips, and snorkeling adventures.
  • Communicating Preferences: Let the crew know your dietary needs, preferred activities, and any special requests in advance.

FAQs | Private Cruise Charter

Summary

Choosing the right private cruise charter requires careful consideration of your needs, available yacht options, and the booking process. Here are three essential points to keep in mind:

  1. Customized Consultation: Engage in a thorough consultation to personalize your yacht selection based on your preferences and requirements.
  2. Transparent Pricing: Gain clarity on the cost structure, including any additional expenses, to effectively plan your budget.
  3. Enhanced Experience: Benefit from expert advice and client reviews to ensure a memorable charter experience that meets your expectations.

Start planning your dream private cruise charter today. Contact the CKIM Team‘s yacht charter brokers to plan your luxury private cruise charter vacation.

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