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Exploring Off-the-Beaten-Path Yacht Charter Destinations

by Federico Lopez on Apr 25, 2024

Exploring Off-the-Beaten-Path Yacht Charter Destinations

Embarking on a yacht charter is not merely a journey; it's an expedition into the heart of adventure, where the wind becomes your compass and the waves your guide. For those seeking to break away from the familiar routes of the Caribbean and the Mediterranean, a world of lesser-known wonders awaits. Here are five off-the-beaten-path yacht charter destinations that promise to ignite your sense of wanderlust and redefine your idea of seafaring bliss.


Bora Bora is a small South Pacific island northwest of Tahiti in French Polynesia. Surrounded by sand-fringed islets and a turquoise lagoon protected by a coral reef, it’s globally known for its scuba diving (Photo by Tom Donders on Unsplash).

The French Polynesia:

Nestled in the heart of the South Pacific, French Polynesia beckons with its unrivaled beauty and enchanting charm. With its turquoise lagoons, towering volcanic peaks, and lush greenery, this archipelago is a paradise for nature lovers and adventurers alike. Sail to the idyllic islands of Bora Bora, Moorea, and Tahiti aboard a luxury catamaran, with average weekly crewed charter rates ranging from $25,000 to $100,000 depending on the boat, how many guests, and the season. The best time to set sail is during the dry season from May to October when the weather is mild, and the trade winds are favorable.


Sailing catamaran BABAC operates in French Polynesia. She accommodates up to 8 guests in 1 Master Cabin, 2 Double Cabins, and 1 Double Cabin convertible into 2 Singles. Her weekly charter rate ranges from $57,000 - $60,000 (Plus Expenses).


From the Great Barrier Reef to the Whitsunday Islands, Australia boasts some of the most spectacular sailing grounds in the world. Explore secluded coves, pristine beaches, and diverse marine life as you navigate the crystal-clear waters of the Coral Sea. Dive into the colorful underwater world of the Great Barrier Reef, relax on the sun-drenched beaches of Hamilton Island, and witness the breathtaking beauty of Whitehaven Beach. Opt for a spacious motor yacht for your Australian adventure, with average weekly charter rates starting from $120,000 to $250,000 during the Australian summer from November to March.


The Great Barrier Reef is the world's largest coral reef system, composed of over 2,900 individual reefs and 900 islands stretching for over 2,300 kilometers over an area of approximately 344,400 square kilometers (Photo by Workfortravel, license CC BY-SA 4.0 DEED).

The Canary Islands:

Located off the northwest coast of Africa, the Canary Islands offer a captivating blend of natural beauty and cultural heritage. Sail between the volcanic islands of Tenerife, Gran Canaria, and Lanzarote, where you can marvel at otherworldly landscapes, explore ancient villages, and indulge in delicious Canarian cuisine. With year-round sunshine and consistent trade winds, the Canary Islands are a sailor's paradise at any time of the year. Choose a sleek sailing yacht for your Canary Islands voyage, with average weekly charter rates ranging from $35,000 to $150,000.


Panorama Yacht Charter Motor Sailer accommodates up to 49 guests in 24 cabins. She operates in the Canary Islands during US winters, and her weekly charter rate ranges from €107,000 - €155,500 (Plus Expenses).

The Galapagos:

Immerse yourself in the wonders of evolution and biodiversity with a yacht charter to the Galapagos Islands. This remote archipelago, located in the Pacific Ocean, is home to some of the most unique and extraordinary wildlife on the planet. Encounter giant tortoises, marine iguanas, and blue-footed boobies as you explore the pristine beaches and volcanic landscapes of these enchanted islands. Sail aboard a comfortable expedition yacht, with average weekly charter rates starting from $80,000 to $220,000 during the dry season from June to December.


The blue-footed booby is a marine bird native to subtropical and tropical regions of the eastern Pacific Ocean (Photo by Bjarn Bronsveld on Unsplash).


For the ultimate expedition into the unknown, set sail for Antarctica, the frozen frontier at the bottom of the world. Experience the raw beauty of towering icebergs, vast glaciers, and untouched wilderness as you navigate through the icy waters of the Southern Ocean. Witness colonies of penguins, pods of whales, and seals basking on ice floes in one of the most remote and inhospitable environments on Earth. Choose a sturdy ice-class expedition vessel for your Antarctic adventure, with average weekly charter rates ranging from $70,000 to $275,000 during the Antarctic summer from November to March.


Icebreaker ARGUS operates in Antarctica during summers for the Southern Hemisphere. She accommodates up to 12 guests in 11 cabins, and her weekly charter rate is €170,000 (Plus Expenses).

If you're yearning for a truly unforgettable sailing experience, look no further than these off-the-beaten-path destinations. And remember, our experienced team of brokers is here to help tailor your sailing holiday to perfection. Start planning your next great adventure today and discover the world from the deck of a luxury yacht.