The old-school romance of travelling under sail in a wooded ship with a small group of friends or family never gets old. Turkish-built luxury gulet cruises promise a unique way to experience the Mediterranean. With the sun beating down from a brilliant blue sky, white sails billowing against a refreshing easterly breeze, and a glittering sea that dazzles, dances and ripples as the bow seamlessly cuts through aquamarine waters - this is a private yacht charter at its best.
Boutique luxury riverboats provide an unparalleled platform for exploring new destinations, whether on the ancient canals of Europe or the upper reaches of the Amazon, all while cocooned in the comfort and convenience of a five star floating hotel. The intimate scale of these boats means that you can either join in with a small group of fellow adventures to make new friends or charter it in its entry for your own gang.
Purpose-built explorer yachts have been one of the fastest-growing trends of late, and its not hard to see why. An expedition yacht can literally travel anywhere, from polar ice caps to remote archipelagos, and adventure activities range from kayaking past calving glaciers and onto black-sand beaches in Antarctica to swimming with inquisitive sea lions and mysterious whale sharks in the Galapagos.
The list of iconic Caribbean yacht charter destinations is virtually endless: visit the Leeward Islands with their luscious rainforests, anchor off Havana with its rich history and vibrant nightlife or stop in the pristine Virgin Islands for spectacular diving. Whether you are looking for a dazzling New Year celebration in St Barths or a more relaxing exploration in the Grenadine Islands, the very best of the Caribbean is yours to explore
No matter where you plan to set out or what type of yacht you have in mind, luxury yacht charter escapes are all about the freedom and joy of being at sea. Glamour, wellness, effortless family fun, entertaining corporate events, adrenaline-laden escapades, full-throttle adventures – we have a wide range of charters to satisfy our most discerning travelers. With different types of build and technical specifications, flexible amenities, and specialized crews, there is a charter yacht on the market for any type of vacation you can dream of.
Yachts are based in certain locations, but they can move around chasing the high season. A boat would typically spend the summer in the Mediterranean and the winter in the Caribbean sea. Outside these hot spots, there are more and more choices for people who prefer alternative yacht charter experiences: Antarctica and Alaska, Northern Europe, Australia and New Zealand, other exotic islands like Komodo or Galapagos, and even full-flowing rivers like the Amazon or the Mekong.
At HV, we take the complexity out of organizing a luxurious journey at sea. Planning a private yacht voyage should be as effortless as the exceptional experience you anticipate onboard. Whether you are simply looking for advice on the perfect expedition river cruise or seeking a once-in-a-lifetime experience to celebrate a milestone event, our team will deliver seamless, end-to-end service paired with superb treatment on the water and in every port.Start Planning
Off the coast of Ecuador lies the beguiling destination of the Galapagos Archipelago, a collection of magical islands characterized by desolate volcanic landscapes and enchanting and unique wildlife. Join us as we move from restored haciendas on the foothills of volcanos near Quito to the endless wonders of the UNESCO-protected marine reserve..
From Amazon lowlands to Andes heights, Peru offers eco-adventure on a world-class scale. Immerse yourself in encounters with nature as you search for red-bellied macaws, anacondas, point-tailed palm creepers, side-neck turtles and the elusive three-toed sloth on the mighty Amazon River. Finish with a train ride up into the cloud forests of the Andes and to Machu Picchu, the fabled "Lost City of the Incas."
Journey up the mighty Nile, from the golden riches of Cairo to the hidden treasures of Luxor's Valley of the Kings and the famed islands of Aswan. From camel trekking and balloon rides to 4x4 expeditions and private yachts (not to mention boutique hotels), there is plenty of adventure for everyone.
Indonesia is not only the world's largest archipelago, with over 17,000 islands, but it's also one of the most culturally divers places on earth, with over 1,300 ethnic groups. Join us as we explore the vastness of this world, both above and below the waters, from the teeming coral reefs of Raja Ampat to the mist shrouded rice terraces of Bali and everything in-between.
Cut by powerful glaciers eons ago, the sharp granite peaks of the Coast Mountains in British Columbia rise up into the clouds. Join us as we explore mountainous, forest-covered islands and majestic fjords, wandering through moss covered trails in search of the spirit bear or skimming across the ocean in our kayaks in search of killer whales.
The Mekong's headwaters spring forth high up in the Tibetan plateau, and the mighty river then meanders through Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia, before reaching the South China Sea in Vietnam. Join us as we journey from the bustling street of Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam up into the jungle-bound ruins of the mighty Khmer empire in Cambodia.