&Beyond Yacht Charters

Spend a Day on Charter with Us

Whether you’ve already booked an upcoming yacht charter vacation, or if you’re still searching for the right dates and yacht combination, one thing you might be wondering is, How will we spend our days exactly while we’re on charter?

 

There are essentially endless combinations for how to comprise a vacation day aboard one of our yachts, and it’s largely based on personal preference when it comes to specific activities. But we thought we might give anyone who is curious a peek into a day on yacht charter, for the sake of an example. 

Come on – let’s spend a day on a yacht charter together, shall we?

You wake up naturally, not to the sound of an alarm, but to the smell of coffee brewing. You can hear the waves gently lapping against the side of the hull, and see the sunshine peeking in from behind your curtains. 

You head up, past the kitchen where your chef is putting breakfast together, and emerge onto the aft deck. You grab a seat at the table and sip a cup of coffee while taking in the panoramic water view. 

 

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Breakfast is served; it’s huevos rancheros today with plenty of tropical fruits on the side. Your captain joins you to present his plan for the day, based on the desires you expressed to him at the start of your charter. You’re excited about the day ahead.

Once breakfast is over and you’ve had time to let it settle, you and your companions hop into the warm water for a leisurely guided morning snorkel around the reef adjacent to where the boat is moored. While you’re in the water, breakfast is cleaned up and before you know it the captain’s prepped the boat to sail on. 

 

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Once back onboard, the mooring is released, the sails go up, and your yacht heads in the direction of its next stop. You and your companions lounge on the flybridge while underway, snacking on some post-snorkel fruit and baked treats. 

Your next stop is a unique mass of rocks rising from the sea with a glorious reef extending below them. Your group is split in their desires here, so some of you jump in and snorkel the reef while a few opt to kayak around the vicinity.

 

Indians snorkeling

 

After everyone’s had their fun, you all make your way back to the boat, famished from your swim. A charcuterie board awaits and the first cocktails of the day are poured. Onto the next stop!

It’s a breezy ride over to the harbor where you’ll spend today’s overnight. The boat secures a prime mooring near the shore, and lunch is served on the deck. Today’s lunch is hearty to fuel you up after all the morning’s activities – mahi mahi wraps with a Caribbean curried potato salad that you know you’re going to crave forever after this meal. 

After lunch, the captain accompanies you and dinghies you into shore to explore while the boat is cleaned and organized for the evening. You and your companions check out the gift shop and then hit up the beach bar to sip a few cocktails in the shallows of the white sand beach. 

 

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When you’ve had your fill of the beach, you all head back to the boat and everyone pursues the activity of their choice – some read on the deck, some float on a raft, and a few head out to do some tubing with the captain behind the tender. 

Everyone showers and freshens up for the evening, meeting back on the deck to lounge with sundowners and appetizers to watch the sunset over the horizon. 

 

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Post-sunset, everyone’s somehow hungry again for dinner mostly because something smells amazing coming from the (kitchen) galley. Tonight, the chef has put together a locally inspired surf n’ turf – steak & Caribbean spiny lobster over a dreamy, creamy orzo. Dessert is a passionfruit creme brulee served with a local spiced rum digestif. 

After dinner, the kids decide they’d like to relax before bed with a movie in the lounge. A few of the adults head back ashore to sample rums from around the world at the Rum Bar. The rest of the group snags one of the board games from the yacht’s collection and plays on the deck under the stars.

 

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By the time everyone heads to bed for the night, the mooring field is peacefully quiet, once again lulling you to sleep with gentle lapping water against the hull and the Coqui frogs chirping in the distance from shore. 

 

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This is just a glimpse into one day on a yacht charter. The good news? You’ve got at least 5-7 other days to play around with and customize to your heart’s desire. 

Want to go scuba diving? Hike to the peak of an island and view the entire island chain from a fresh vantage point? Have a bar crawl along a famous white sand beach populated by several iconic beach bars? It’s all possible!

Our crews are here to bring it all together for you as seamlessly as possible. They are available to accompany guests on all excursions off the boat whether it be snorkeling, beach bar hopping, hiking, you name it. 

Our crews are experts in their realm and here to share their knowledge with you as your personal guides. Whether it’s pointing out an uncommon sea creature, or introducing you to a favorite bartender, we ensure you feel not just taken care of, but spoiled on your charter. (Though do know that they can also “read a room” and give you your space whenever you prefer it!)

On your yacht charter, we plan around what YOU want to do. No matter what you decide, one thing is certain – paradise will be paradise. 

 

Pleasures on board

Published in Reforma on August 07, 2022, in Mexico

 

If you are one of those travelers who are constantly searching for small pleasures that inject happiness into your life, you may be interested in doing some of these experiences on your next trip.

 

Holidays on board

Published in Mustique Magazine on August 07, 2022, in Argentina

Wake up on board a private yacht as a family, with our favorite breakfast ready and a day ahead to enjoy some of the most beautiful beaches of the Caribbean Sea. This is how attractive is the personalized proposal of &Beyond Yacht Charters to live a vacation of adventure and true relaxation in a privileged natural environment.

Come Find Us at the United States Sailboat Show in Annapolis!

We’re nearly one month away from one of the best boat shows in the US, and our team is getting ready to be first time exhibitors at this annual event. The question is: Will you be there too? Whether you’re a seasoned sailor or a first time boat buyer, The United States Sailboat Show is not to be missed!

About the Event

 

The United States Sailboat Show will be held in Annapolis, Maryland at the historic City Dock from October 13th – 17th 2022. There will be over a 100 exhibitors featuring specialized products and services to cover all of your boating needs. You can find the full schedule of events and purchase your tickets directly on the event’s website

 

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What We’ll be Offering at our Booth

 

We’re excited to be sharing a booth with our industry partner, Catamaran Central. Catamaran Central is owned by Wiley Sharpe and his wife, Laura Jagielski. They specialize in connecting prospective yacht owners with both new and pre-owned catamarans, all luxuriously built to accommodate commercial chartering.

If you’re considering purchasing a yacht of your own as an investment, our booth will be there to serve you from start to finish. The Catamaran Central team can match you with a boat that will be a perfect fit to your needs and budget. Our And Beyond Yacht Charters team is on hand to then answer any of your questions in regards to placing your new (or used) yacht into a commercial charter program as an investment. 

 

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Consider our shared booth to be your all-in-one source for boat purchasing, yacht management, yacht charter services, and boat re-selling. 

Where to Find Us

 

We will be located at Tent DO 5 each day of the event beginning at 10am. You can find a link to the full list of exhibitors here

If you’re planning to attend the show, please do stop by and say hello. We love meeting anyone and everyone who is passionate about the yachting industry, and these in-person events are a fantastic opportunity to connect beyond the screen. We hope to see you there!

Family holidays on board: a proposal for true enjoyment and relaxation

Published in Magazine Travel on May 11, 2022, in Colombia

Wake up on board a private yacht as a family, with our favourite breakfast ready and with a day ahead of us to enjoy some of the most beautiful beaches in the Caribbean. That’s how attractive &Beyond Yacht Charters’ personalised proposal is to live a holiday of adventure and true relaxation in a privileged natural environment.

Knowing the challenges that family trips imply and valuing quality time, with its crewed yachts “exclusive, all inclusive” service &Beyond Yacht Charters creates the ideal personalised experiences for family trips with everything taken care of and without worries.

Prior to the trip, the team of professionals conduct an interview with the future guests to take into account all their interests, tastes and habits, in order to plan the perfect stay for each group. From the ideal yacht in terms of size, comfort and open spaces, to the gastronomic menu and entertainment.
Guests can create their dream trip and rest assured that once they arrive on the islands, they can start enjoying themselves without any worries because &Beyond Yacht Charters will be on top of every detail. As good hosts, the crew will always be on hand without interfering with the family dynamic.

Personalised menu

Choosing what and where to eat each day can be one of the challenges for family groups when travelling to new destinations. Children and adults with different tastes, habits and even restrictions make dining one of the most important issues when planning a trip. When enjoying the stay on board, the crew will create a special menu for the family, based on their needs and preferences, always maintaining the quality and freshness of the dishes.

A la carte activities

While cruising paradisiacal beaches aboard a private yacht is an experience in itself, the menu of land and sea activities and entertainment that &Beyond Yacht Charters offers is extensive and diverse.
Do yoga when the sun goes down, explore the flora and fauna of the islands, snorkel and dive as a family guided by experts, tour and take pictures together in the most dazzling spots of the Virgin Islands. The options are many and are adapted to the requirements and interests of each group.

Transfers taken care of

One of the biggest challenges when travelling in a group: how to move from one place to another, with children, adults and luggage included. This is one of the reasons why private yacht trips are being chosen, especially when it comes to families. Once we get on board, the crew will take us around the best corners of the Caribbean each day, following a previously agreed itinerary. Our only responsibility will be to enjoy ourselves.

Equipped and safe

Each yacht is fully equipped with the best amenities as well as everything necessary to ensure that the experience on board is as comfortable as it is safe. It is a priority for &Beyond Yacht Charters that their guests feel safe and relaxed and that is why their crew is highly trained and qualified. At all times, guests can ask questions and feel 100% confident that they will be accompanied by professionals who know the islands inside out, having sailed, dived and cruised every corner for years.

With a large and varied fleet of comfortable, well-managed and impeccably maintained luxury yachts, with capacity for families of up to 10 people &Beyond Yacht Charters invites you to live an experience that will exceed all expectations.

Romantic luxury experiences from the Caribbean Sea to the Mediterranean Sea

Published in Magazine Enfoque on May 11, 2022, in Chile

 

Balloon flights, suites with private pool and views of paradise, personalised picnics, sunset sailing and wellness treatments are some of the proposals we present to create an unforgettable trip for couples.

Cappadocia, Turkey

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Argos in Cappadocia is one of the most important transformation projects in Cappadocia, a boutique hotel that exceeds the expectations of the most sophisticated international travellers.
Argos in Cappadocia is one of Cappadocia’s most important transformation projects, a boutique hotel that exceeds the expectations of the most sophisticated international travellers.
Considered by many guests to be one of the most romantic experiences in the world, it features 51 suites that combine modernity and luxury, including fireplaces and private pools set in carefully restored historic tunnels and caves. The property, which used to be a former mansion and monastery, has gardens and terraces from which you can enjoy panoramic views of the Uçhisar Fortress, the Valley of Doves and the majestic Mount Erciyes. Because of the great historical and natural wealth that surrounds it and because of all the comforts and personalised services available, Argos in Cappadocia is a unique proposition for a trip for two. In addition to the famous balloon flight, which is a must for those who visit Cappadocia and a romantic postcard in itself, the Argos team has the possibility to create a series of tailor-made experiences for guests such as a special breakfast for the couple, picnics with typical products, wine tastings from the hotel’s cellar, moonlit walks, among others. Staying at Argos in Cappadocia is an experience in which enjoyment and relaxation combine
where enjoyment and relaxation are perfectly combined with a magical natural setting surrounded by history, luxury and comfort.

More information: https://www.argosincappadocia.com/home-page / aic@argosincappadocia.com

Toiny Bay, St Barths

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With a majestic view of the Caribbean Sea, on the hillside above Anse de Toiny lies the Hotel Le Toiny. Twenty-two exclusive and independent villas and suites set in an oasis of calm and nature. Each suite offers a private swimming pool, a large terrace and views over the beautiful bay of Toiny. The essence of the hotel is calm and privacy, which is why all the suites have more than 92 m2 of private space including a terrace, large heated swimming pools and magnificent sea views making it the perfect setting for romantic getaways, honeymoons and anniversaries. Its restaurant, Le Toiny, offers a modern gastronomic menu, a simple and refined European-inspired cuisine prepared by its team of talented chefs. In addition, the property has an exclusive Beach Club for lunches and beach days with all the comforts, accessible by private transport from the hotel, which also includes a spa with wellness treatments. Leisure activities are varied and personalised, from massages to water sports, guided tours, photo shoots and private yacht charters. Intimacy, exclusivity and relaxation are the qualities that make a stay at Le Toiny stand out. A different experience, in a destination without crowds and with all the comforts.

More information: https://letoiny.com/ / reservations@letoiny.com

Florence, Italy

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All the splendour and historical beauty of Florence comes to life in this hotel built and restored in 1868 in what was once a mansion overlooking the Boboli Gardens. Villa Cora was inaugurated when Florence was the capital of the Kingdom of Italy and became over the years one of Florence’s greatest cultural and cosmopolitan symbols. It earned its reputation after hosting such important figures as Princess Eugenie, wife of Napoleon III and the French musician Claude Debussy, and is considered the most beautiful residence in the Tuscan capital. Villa Cora became a grand hotel in the late 1960s and since 2016 has been a member of The Leading Hotels of the World. All its history is part of the magic of this hotel made up of a main building and other annexes surrounded by sumptuous flower gardens and an outdoor swimming pool. These open spaces, together with a raised terrace, are perfect for hosting romantic dinners or enjoying a cocktail in a unique setting.
Among its outstanding services, the hotel offers a private chauffeur-driven car for the journey to the centre of Florence, two fantastic restaurants, bar, cigar room, and a pool bar by the pool. They offer various activities for two, such as wine and oil tastings and cooking classes.
To enhance the enjoyment experience, Villa Cora has a spa that includes a couple’s massage room, where guests can also enjoy a sauna, swimming pool, a hammam and their selected wellness treatments.

More information: http://www.villacora.it/es/index.php / info@villacora.it

 

Virgin Islands

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The U.S. Virgin Islands are an undiscovered Caribbean paradise with some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. The ideal place for couples looking for an uncrowded destination where they can enjoy the sea, activities connecting with The US Virgin Islands are an undiscovered Caribbean paradise with some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. The ideal place for couples looking for an uncrowded destination where they can enjoy the sea, nature activities (without compromising on comfort) and deep relaxation. To make this possible, the firm &Beyond Yacht Charters, created by two lovers of the Caribbean and the oceans, offers the possibility of enjoying a stay on private crewed yachts with all-inclusive service and totally personalised according to the preferences of the guests: touring paradisiacal beaches while enjoying gourmet cuisine adapted to their tastes, doing water sports in secluded landscapes, sharing yoga classes or sunset walks? With the proposal of &Beyond Yacht Charters and the dedication of its entire team it is possible to be inspired to create a different and totally tailor-made trip for the couple. Their crews are specially dedicated to provide services and experiences based on the tastes of the couple. Their great differential is professionalism combined with the gift of being hosts. And although the Virgin Islands are a highly recommended destination to discover aboard a private yacht, there is also a special proposal for those who prefer to combine a stay on land and at sea. Through the “Stay and Sail” programme, &Beyond Yacht Charters & Lovango Resort, hotel and beach club, offer their guests the possibility to enjoy a stay combining both experiences with all the comforts.

More information: https://andbeyondyachtcharters.com/ / contactus@andbeyondyachtcharters.com

Placencia, Belize

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Itz ́ana is one of Belize’s newest hotels. It is located on the Placencia peninsula in the southeast of the country.
On a palm-fringed white sand beach, Itz’ana Resort is a slice of Belizean paradise and a gateway to adventure and relaxation. All rooms and villas at Itz’ana Resort have privacy as a priority, with wrap-around terraces, spacious interiors and a multitude of luxurious amenities. The one-bedroom beachfront villa with private pool is the ideal retreat for couples.
The property features two restaurants Limilia and Biblio with culinary experiences that transcend the Caribbean. From elegant seasonal dining to masterfully crafted cocktails, their spaces are designed to satisfy and inspire every palate. And when it comes to romantic activities, Itz’ana launched the “we belong together” programme dedicated to those celebrating love, honeymoon, anniversary or just a romantic getaway. The programme includes 4 nights at the Beach Front loft, breakfast, sparkling wine on arrival, sunset sail, picnic for two and private romantic dinner. Includes transfer from Placencia airport and flight from Belize City.

More information: reservations@itzanabelize.com / https://www.itzanabelize.com/

From Tuscany to the Caribbean, experiences for a luxury trip as a couple

Published in El Espectador on May 11, 2022, in Colombia

Balloon flights, suites with private pool and views of paradise, personalised picnics, sunset sailing and wellness treatments are some of the proposals.

1. Argos in Cappadocia, in Cappadocia, Turkey

Argos in Cappadocia is one of the most important transformation projects in Cappadocia, a boutique hotel that exceeds the expectations of the most sophisticated international travellers.

Considered by many guests to be one of the most romantic experiences in the world, it has 51 suites that combine modernity and luxury, including fireplaces and private pools set in carefully restored historic tunnels and caves.

The property, which used to be a former mansion and monastery, has gardens and terraces from which you can enjoy panoramic views of the Uçhisar Fortress, the Valley of Doves and the majestic Mount Erciyes. Because of the great historical and natural wealth that surrounds it and because of all the comforts and personalised services available, Argos in Cappadocia is a unique proposition for a trip for two.

In addition to the famous balloon flight, which is a must for anyone visiting Cappadocia and a romantic postcard in itself, the Argos team can create a series of tailor-made experiences for guests, such as a special breakfast for the couple, picnics with typical products, wine tastings from the hotel’s cellar, moonlit walks, among others.

(Read also: 7 glampings near Bogota to enjoy the luxury of tranquility)

2. Le Toiny, in Saint Barthélemy, Caribbean

With a majestic view of the Caribbean Sea, on the hillside above Anse de Toiny sits the Hotel Le Toiny. Twenty-two exclusive and independent villas and suites set in an oasis of calm and nature create a unique atmosphere. Each suite offers a private swimming pool, a large terrace and views over the beautiful bay of Toiny.

The essence of the hotel is calm and privacy, which is why all suites have more than 92 m² of private space including a terrace, large heated swimming pools and magnificent sea views making it the perfect setting for romantic getaways, honeymoons and anniversaries. Its restaurant, Le Toiny, offers a modern gastronomic menu, a simple and refined European-inspired cuisine prepared by its team of talented chefs.

In addition, the property has an exclusive Beach Club for lunches and beach days with all the comforts, accessible by private transport from the hotel, which also includes a spa with wellness treatments. The leisure activities are varied and personalised, from massages to water sports, guided tours, photo sessions, among others. Intimacy, exclusivity and relaxation are the qualities that make a stay at Le Toiny stand out. A different experience, in a destination without crowds and with all the comforts.

3. Villa Cora, in Florence, Italy

 

 

All the splendour and historical beauty of Florence comes to life in this hotel built and restored in 1868 in what was once a mansion overlooking the Boboli Gardens. Villa Cora was inaugurated when Florence was the capital of the Kingdom of Italy and became over the years one of Florence’s greatest cultural and cosmopolitan symbols.

It earned its reputation after hosting such important figures as Princess Eugenie, wife of Napoleon III and the French musician Claude Debussy, and is considered the most beautiful residence in the Tuscan capital. Villa Cora became a grand hotel in the late 1960s and has been a member of The Leading Hotels of the World since 2016.

All its history is part of the magic of this hotel made up of a main building and other annexes surrounded by sumptuous flower gardens and an outdoor swimming pool. These open spaces, together with a soaring terrace, are perfect for hosting romantic dinners or enjoying a cocktail in a unique setting.

Among its outstanding services, the hotel offers a private car with chauffeur available for the journey to the centre of Florence, has two fantastic restaurants, bar, cigar room, and a pool bar by the pool. They offer various activities for two, such as wine and oil tastings and cooking classes.

To enhance the enjoyment experience, Villa Cora has a spa that includes a couple’s massage room, where guests can also enjoy a sauna, swimming pool, a hammam and their selected wellness treatments.

4. &Beyond Yachts Charters and Lovango Resort in the Virgin Islands

The US Virgin Islands are an undiscovered Caribbean paradise with some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. The ideal place for couples looking for an uncrowded destination where they can enjoy the sea, connect with nature (without compromising on comfort) and relax deeply. To make this possible, the firm &Beyond Yacht Charters, created by two lovers of the Caribbean and the oceans, offers the possibility of enjoying a stay in private crewed yachts with all-inclusive service and totally personalised according to the preferences of the guests.

To explore paradisiacal beaches while enjoying gourmet cuisine adapted to their tastes? To do water sports in hidden landscapes? To share yoga classes or sunset walks? With the proposal of &Beyond Yacht Charters and the dedication of its entire team it is possible to be inspired to create a different and totally tailor-made trip for the couple. Their crews are specially dedicated to provide services and experiences based on the couple’s tastes. Their great differential is professionalism combined with the gift of being hosts.

(Read also: Here’s how you can dive some of the Caribbean’s most dazzling scenery).

And while the Virgin Islands are a highly recommended destination to discover aboard a private yacht, there is also a special proposal for those who prefer to combine a stay on land and at sea. Through the “Stay and Sail” programme, &Beyond Yacht Charters & Lovango Resort, hotel and beach club, offer their guests the possibility to enjoy a stay combining both experiences with all the comforts.

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Felix, one of the &Beyond Yacht Charters boats fully equipped to offer a personalised service.

5. Itzana Resort & Residences in Belize

Itz’ana is one of Belize’s newest hotels. It is located on the Placencia Peninsula in the southeast of the country.

On a palm-fringed white sand beach, Itz’ana Resort is a slice of Belizean paradise and a gateway to adventure and relaxation.

All rooms and villas at Itz’ana Resort have privacy as a priority, with wrap-around terraces, spacious interiors and a multitude of luxurious amenities. The one-bedroom beachfront villa with private pool is the ideal retreat for couples.

The property features two restaurants Limilia and Biblio with culinary experiences that transcend the Caribbean. From elegant seasonal dining to masterfully crafted cocktails, their spaces are designed to satisfy and inspire every palate.

And when it comes to romantic activities, Itz’ana launched the “we belong together” programme dedicated to those celebrating love, honeymoon, anniversary or just a romantic getaway. The programme includes four nights in the Beach Front loft, breakfast, sparkling wine on arrival, sunset sail, picnic for two and private romantic dinner. Includes transfer from Placencia airport and flight from Belize City.

 

 

Here’s What it’s Like to Spend the Holidays in the Virgin Islands

Have you been thinking about switching out your holidays in the snow for holidays in the sun? We find that when people are first considering a yacht charter vacation over the holiday season, their reservations are mostly based on what they might miss about being home. They’re not sure what to expect and feel a little worried that the holidays won’t be the same on a boat. 

But there are many reasons why Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Eve are among our most popular weeks of the year.

Here are a couple of things to help you decide if spending the holidays in the Virgin Islands sounds right for you and your family…

 

You can bring some of your favorite holiday traditions with you

Have ornaments or stockings you love hanging up every year? Pack ‘em and your crew will decorate the boat with them!

Always go Christmas caroling door to door? Hop in the dinghy and carol around the mooring field!

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@sail.felix

Feel like Thanksgiving wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without Grandma’s yams? Send the recipe to your crew, and we’ll make sure it’s a part of your holiday table!

The point is, we’re here to make your holidays at sea just as magical, if not more so, than the ones you’ve spent on land. If you’ve got a tradition you’d like to bring aboard with you, just let us know and we’ll do our utmost to accommodate it. 

 

Instead of staying in the same house, multiple families will sail as a flotilla

If you’ve got a large, multi-generational family group, we’ll help you coordinate which yachts will be the best fit for your group. Then, the yachts’ crews will coordinate your charter so that the boats can all stick together, anchoring/mooring in the same spots each evening.

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@yacht.esperanza

It’s a ton of fun to sail as a group of boats and makes for amazing photos!

 

Someone else makes the big holiday meal(s)

This is hands down the number one thing our holiday guests love about spending the holidays on yacht charter – they don’t have to do the cooking! Or the planning. Or the shopping. Or the clean-up. Huzzah!

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@dreamcatcher_charters

Having a yacht chef is a surefire way to remove all stress from your holiday season. Your chef will work with your food preferences to ensure your holiday meal(s) are beyond memorable. 

 

You’ll rub elbows with the rich and famous 

The holiday season in the Caribbean is one of the most popular times of the year. The uber wealthy love escaping the cold winter weather and all head south, knowing that building a sandman is WAY better than building a snowman. 

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Some of the largest, most opulent yachts in the world are in the Virgin Islands waters over the holidays, so you’ll have some truly fabulous scenery around you while on charter. And who knows – you may even sidle up next to a celebrity or two at the beach bar. 

Either way, you’ll be sharing the same views and beaches as those who can afford to travel anywhere in the world. You don’t need a billion dollar yacht to soak up this destination!

There are still Christmas trees, but they’re on the beach

Think Christmas won’t feel like Christmas in the Caribbean? Think again. 

The holiday spirit is alive and strong in the Virgin Islands. Locals love celebrating the season here just as much as you do at home. There are holiday decorations everywhere, Jimmy Buffet crooning carols on the beach bar’s stereo, and plenty of cheer to go around. 

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Also, if you typically attend religious services back at home for the holidays, your crew can help coordinate a visit for you to a local house of worship.  

 

The fireworks show is over the water – and you watch from your yacht

You’ve never seen a New Year’s Eve fireworks show like ones that takes place over the sparkling Caribbean sea with tropical islands as the backdrop. Watching the bursts of light in the sky from your yacht, floating on the calm waters, is a breathtaking experience. 

There are plenty of NYE parties throughout the islands, if you’d like to dance the night away, or your crew can plan a more low key affair right in the privacy of your own boat. 

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You create new traditions you now want to repeat year after year

There’s a reason why most of our holiday bookings fill up quickly, often a year in advance. That’s because once you try out spending your holidays in the Caribbean, you want to do it again every year thereafter. 

Spending your holiday on yacht charter not only allows you to bring along traditions from home, but it also allows you to create new traditions: snorkeling before Thanksgiving dinner (while someone else cooks it!), lobster brunch on Christmas morning, a New Year’s Eve bar crawl via dinghy… Not to mention all of the new local holiday treats you’ll soon crave – black cake, sorrel, coquito, guavaberry rum… now we’re getting hungry!

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We LOVE spending our holidays in the Caribbean and consider it our pleasure to show our guests the wonder and gifts of the season here. 

 

If you’d like to take a yacht charter for the holidays this year, we have a few remaining bookings available over Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s. Contact our yacht consultant before spaces fill up to check availability and find the perfect yacht for your group’s ultimate charter!

 

Tips in the Virgin Islands

Published in Rosie s Tips on Jun 6th, in Argentina and Latam

 

The US Virgin Islands are more than 50 islands with crystal clear waters. The main ones are three:

-St Thomas: The most cosmopolitan. Tax-free shops, international cuisine restaurants, museums, golf courses and water sports on an island that combines colonial history, modernity and a Caribbean atmosphere. Here is the capital Charlotte Amalie, the port bay, the International Airport and the most important hotel, gastronomic and commercial development in the area.
-St John: Much of it is within the Virgin Islands National Park. Spectacular beaches and an ideal setting for outdoor sports. Also here is Trunk Bay, one of the most beautiful beaches in the world.
-St Croix: Famous for its natural and cultural abundance. It ranges from 18th and 19th century mansions in Christiansted to a tropical rainforest in Frederiksted. St Croix is ​​recognized as one of the top dive sites in the world.

More data:
-If you travel from Latin America, the most direct air route is via Miami.
-For those looking for a different experience, &Beyond Yacht Charters offers a stay in private manned yachts with personalized all-inclusive service. Whether it’s a trip with friends, as a couple or as a family, they put it together according to your preferences. Would you like to visit paradisiacal beaches enjoying gourmet cuisine? Diving or yoga in movie landscapes? Stay and sail on a pet friendly yacht with activities for the whole family? With &Beyond Yacht Charters it is possible. More info at https://andbeyondyachtcharters.com/
· The climate is ideal almost all year round, but its high season is from December to May.
· In St Thomas is the house of Camille Pisarro.
· As it is a US territory, it is necessary to have a VISA to enter.
· Columbus discovered the islands on his 2nd trip to America and baptized them in 1493 as “Santa Úrsula and the Eleven Thousand Virgins” in honor of the legend. Over time they were abbreviated as “Virgin Islands”.

More info: https://www.visitusvi.com/

Heiko and Rebecca, the dream crew trip as a couple

Published in Magazine Huéspedes on Jun 18th, in Argentina

By Walter Duer

The experience of hiring a private yacht to dive in the Caribbean

Discovering the wonders of the underwater world is, without a doubt, a different and unforgettable natural spectacle. And although there are several destinations that offer this activity, practicing it in a personalized way can completely improve our experience. For this to be possible, &Beyond Yacht Charters proposes us to enjoy a vacation manned by two diving professionals, lovers of the ocean and true connoisseurs of the most amazing corners of the Virgin Islands.

Along with &Beyond, the diving experience begins on board commanded by Heiko and Rebecca, who will take us on a unique adventure in the Caribbean, prioritizing our enjoyment, care and comfort at all times.

 

Crew members, hosts and diving professionals

 

Heiko, born and raised in Germany, is certified as an RYA Offshore Yachtmaster. He is a yoga instructor, a freediver and a lover of sharing unique experiences in nature. For many years he worked in technology until in 2014 he decided to fulfill his dream of traveling the world. He toured Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia and Latin America. He got to know more than 30 countries in which he climbed mountains, learned Spanish, scuba dived and lived incredible adventures in and out of the sea. What he began as a temporary trip, became a before and after on his way to a new lifestyle in the Caribbean paradise.

Rebecca, born and raised in New York. She graduated in Economics and Psychology and worked in banks in New York and Hong Kong. She lived in different cities and her life changed completely in 2005 after a trip to Australia in which she learned to dive in the Great Barrier Reef. Two years later, she left the city to live surrounded by nature. She spent two months diving in the Philippines, three months on a marine conservation expedition in Madagascar, and four months completing her Divemaster internship in Malaysia. After these experiences, she lived in Sweden where she discovered her passion for life on board. She was certified in PADI and worked as a diving instructor in Thailand, Hawaii and Indonesia, always with a pending dream: to live in the Caribbean. Today she enjoys her tropical life and sunrise every day with a view of paradise.

As well as diving professionals, Heiko and Rebecca are navigation captains and did their training and licensing together. For them, it is a pleasure to be able to accompany their guests, both those who have dived on previous occasions and those who practice it for the first time and may have certain fears or doubts. Led by Heiko and Rebecca, clients live a relaxed experience while enjoying the abundant flora and fauna under the sea.

After personalized and supervised dives, they will dedicate their clients to enjoying all the comforts and services on board &Beyond.
Rebecca is a lover of cooking and some of her specialties are the plant based and raw menus, since they both have a vegetarian diet. Heiko spends his free time exploring the islands, discovering new corners to share. Both usually entertain and surprise guests with their delicacies, their tours of the best spots on the islands and their passion for inspiring a lifestyle in harmony with nature.

 

Felix, the ideal boat to dive in the Virgin Islands

This season, Heiko and Rebecca carry out their experiences aboard Felix, one of the &Beyond Yacht Charters vessels fully equipped to offer a personalized service. The Felix yacht has 4 queen-size cabins with en-suite bathrooms in which 8 people can comfortably sleep, it has great lighting and natural ventilation, as well as air conditioning in each cabin, living room and outdoor spaces to relax and enjoy.

Together with &Beyond, Heiko and Rebecca create custom itineraries aboard Felix in the US Virgin Islands, primarily around St. Thomas and St. Johns and all their paradise islands. The British Virgin Islands can also be a perfect setting for practicing this sport.

Whether it’s for a fun family adventure or a Caribbean getaway with friends, the Felix is ​​an ideal vessel.

Passionate about providing a highly professional level of service in a relaxed and friendly environment, Heiko and Rebecca, as well as the entire team at &Beyond Yacht Charters, create dream experiences for those seeking a vacation of relaxation, enjoyment and adventure in the Caribbean.

 

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