Sometimes the best way to see a country’s true colours is to travel along its rivers or coastline by boat. Watch the destination reveal itself through the windows, stopping off to get up close to the cultures, history and wildlife.
From expedition cruising in the Arctic to chartering a private yacht in the Mediterranean, getting out on the water really does give you a totally unique perspective on a new destination. In fact, some of the most remote and stunning parts of the world are only reachable by boat. With that in mind, we've picked out a few of our favorite vessels on which to explore the world's waters. This is just a snapshot of what we can offer, so if there's somewhere else you want to set sail, touch base with our experts and let us craft you the boating adventure that you've been dreaming off.
The journey is an integral part of the adventure. You could explore of the Galapagos Islands by catamaran, cruise to remote coral reefs in Belize, sail down the Amazon river in a luxury boat, or cruise the Mekong from Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City. We've cherry-picked the best boats journeys and have plenty of ideas to help you stop and unwind before or after the journey, too.
Set sail for shimmering new horizons on a modern breed of ship that’s setting the bar in luxury travel. From the Caribbean to the Mediterranean, cruising just got personal with six-star facilities, spacious suites, butler service and gourmet dining. They even have mega toys like zodiac boats and two-man subs. Your key to the world, ocean cruising hasn’t just recaptured the spirit of its glamorous heyday, it’s elevated it to art form.
If unparalleled luxury, privacy and freedom are high on your holiday checklist, a sailing adventure aboard an exclusive yacht charter will tick all these boxes and more. Offering the flexibility to choose your route and create your own itinerary, you’ll be able to explore hidden bays and secret beaches in the utmost style.
Discover a secret side to an iconic destination on a relaxing river cruise. Drift by villages and vineyards, glimpse an authentic rural life and those hidden gems that pass many others by. Whether you want to explore the waters of the mighty Amazon or sample the local delicacies of the Champagne region, we’ll find the perfect barge or river cruise for you.
Luxury Yacht Charter Croatia
With some of the best sailing waters in the world, Croatia’s coastline and islands have something for everyone. From quaint fishing ports to bustling island towns, the stunning archipelago is best explored in the comfort of a luxury private yacht charter.
Aqua Mare is the first true super yacht to sail these exquisite waters. Soak up the very best of the Galapagos in ultimate comfort and exceptional five-star service along with high equipment and safety standards for outstanding expeditions.
Infinity Galapagos Yacht
Brace yourself for an adventure through these incredible islands on the luxurious Infinity Galapagos Yacht. A state-of-the-art ship, sleeping up to 20 guests, featuring modern contemporary design and a plethora of social areas with a hot tub on deck.
Luxury Yacht Charter British Virgin Islands
British Virgin Islands
Regarded as some of the best sailing ground in the world, the British Virgin Islands are home to idyllic bays and pristine beaches. The reputation is just, with steady breezes and calm waters making for wonderful conditions to explore the archipelago.
Luxury Yacht Charter Grenadines
St Vincent & The Grenadines
This luxury yacht charter offers an excellent way to island hop around the Grenadines, making your way from St Lucia to Grenada with an itinerary that takes in some absolutely stunning sights and beaches as well as immersing in the local cultures.
The Oberoi Zahra
The Oberoi Zahra is the finest and most luxurious ship operating on the Nile. The leisurely 7-night cruise gives the perfect balance between sightseeing and relaxation – with on board spa treatments that pamper you like a Pharaoh.
Galapagos Seaman Journey
Explore the diverse landscapes and habitats of the Galapagos Islands from on board the Seaman Journey, a comfortable 16-passenger catamaran with plenty of deck space for soaking in the equatorial sunshine and stunning ocean views.
Private Gulet Croatia - 30m, 5 cabins
Take to the water and explore the islands of Croatia on board your own private luxury gulet. Relax and enjoy the scenery as your skipper takes you through the crystal clear waters to hidden coves, picturesque ports and the most scenic Dalmatian islands.
Soneva in Aqua
Baa Atoll, Maldives
Set sail on the Indian Ocean, on board Soneva in Aqua, and explore the Maldives in ultimate luxury. Soneva in Aqua is a unique concept, blending the flexibility of a private boat charter with the highest levels of service provided by Soneva Resorts.
Heritage Line - Ginger
Lan Ha Bay, Halong Bay, Vietnam
Ginger is a spectacular luxury ship which cruises the Lan Ha Bay area of the Halong Bay archipelago in Northern Vietnam. This ship is the first of its kind to cruise in this much quieter and far less touristy area.
Ultimate Galapagos & Ecuador
Quito, Cloud Forest, Galapagos, Guayaquil
The quest for adventure does not mean a compromise in luxury on this superb tour offering the best of both Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands. From discovering the UNESCO-listed colonial glory of Quito, to trekking through Ecuador’s atmospheric cloud forest and cruising the enchanted Galapagos Islands, this trip promises an abundance of...
GBP £15,300 pp