As travel bans are lifting in some destinations, now is the perfect time to plan and book a luxury charter yacht vacation in the Caribbean. Perhaps the disruption caused by the Coronavirus has left you with a few questions. Here we try to give you some answers, and to consider all the benefits of choosing a private yacht charter for your vacation.
1. How Is My Health Protected On A Luxury Charter Yacht?
Onboard, your charter yacht is a controlled environment where it is easy to manage the number of guests and to socially distance away from crowds. This means you can also reduce your risk by limiting your interactions to the “bubble” within your own family and friends. Your crew will be being monitored or Covid tested between charters, making chartering a superyacht one of the safest vacation options during these times.
You and your charter guests may also be requested to provide a Covid-free test result prior to embarkation, so your own social interactions in the weeks leading up to your holiday are also very important to consider.
Cleanliness and hygiene have always been an essential part of life aboard in looking after charter guests. Yacht crews are required to practice even more stringent procedures these days to ensure a Covid-free environment on board.
2. Is My Charter Deposit Secure If My Travels Are Affected By Coronavirus?
Luxury Charter Group will provide you with an Addendum to your Charter Agreement which aims to protect your deposit in the event that Coronavirus affects your travel plans. Every charter, and every occasion is different. Your Addendum will protect the interests of both parties and give you the opportunity to reschedule your charter to a later date with total peace of mind.
3. How Far in Advance Should I Book?
We recommend that you start to talk to us as soon as possible. The earlier you act the more likely we can assist you to book the yacht that best fits your requirements in your dream location and for the dates you prefer. Many yachts from the 2020 season have already rescheduled charters for 2021, so effectively there may be fewer choices the later you leave your decision for 2021. There’s still a few last minute 2020 Christmas and New Year charters available in the Caribbean.
As international borders open up and travel becomes feasible again, many are already booking their Caribbean charters as they recognise the benefits of a private yacht charter.
4. Do I Need Travel Insurance?
Luxury Charter Group always recommends travel insurance to protect your charter investment in the unforeseen event you are unable to travel.
5. How Can I Get To My Yacht Charter?
If you’re flying to your charter destination, it’s worth checking the benefits and costs of private aviation for group travel. Traveling by private jet has many advantages over commercial flights, and is the perfect complement to your luxury charter vacation. Not only are you travelling within your own private "bubble" away from crowds, the whole process is streamlined and efficient, so you can relax in safety and focus on unwinding and savouring the anticipation of your luxury charter vacation from the time you leave home.
In Europe, chartering closer to home where you can drive to embark your yacht in South of France, Italy and Croatia is a unique opportunity.
6. Where Can I Charter this Winter In The Caribbean? Do I Need To Quarantine On Arrival?
The situation is changing daily from country to country in response to the changing impact of Covid-19. While you should know about the travel restrictions in your own country, Luxury Charter Group can assist you with authority updates from the islands of the Caribbean.
When you book your yacht charter, your Covid Addendum is designed to protect your deposit in case of Covid. We can also put you in direct contact with your Captain and together you can monitor the situation before you embark your charter. Open communications can help you to anticipate and enjoy cruising warm waters this winter, and together with Luxury Charter Group we will do our best to help you to make it happen.
The Caribbean is the perfect location for maintaining social distancing while on a luxury yacht charter. With hundreds of islands and cays it is easy to soak up the sun and enjoy their natural beauty while avoiding the crowds.
Here are some favourite Caribbean island charter destinations This is intended as a summary guide to the area and for further information please get in contact with your charter broker at Luxury Charter Group
Antigua is magical: it’s all about maritime history and modern-day adventure. It’s where you can step back in time and appreciate the history-laden shores of English and Falmouth Harbours, or step onto glistening white secluded sandy beaches.
The beautiful Bahamas are a sprawling expanse of low-lying islands, sandy cays and vibrant coral reefs that offers the opportunity to escape into carefree isolation on pristine and deserted beaches, swim in some of the clearest warm waters imaginable and fish to your heart’s content.
With more than 50 islands, islets and cays, including Jost Van Dyke, Tortola, Anegada and Virgin Gorda, scattered across a crystal blue sea, the famed waters of the British Virgin Islands provide the full range of charter yacht experiences: diving, fishing, sailing and swimming. The perfect place to vacation in these times with so many sheltered spots where you can escape other people and spend time with your loved ones.
An island country comprising Grenada and six smaller islands, its natural beauty is everything you would want – bold island scenery and idyllic golden beaches where the coconut palms sway ever so casually in the gentle breeze. Divers can enjoy the lure of coral reefs and sunken wrecks, and there is every chance you will see pods of whales while you cruise between the islands.
St Barts is a fascinating meld of Caribbean informality and French flamboyance when it comes to gastronomic delights, bars, boutiques and culture. Many of the fabulous bars and restaurants are delightfully located outdoors on the beautiful beaches. St Barts will also impressyou with stunning natural beauty: a tiny, low profile island featuring a captivating coastline punctuated at regular intervals by blissful beaches and enchanting scenery.
St Lucia sits like a beautiful pearl in the entrancing string of Windward Islands. It is a destination teeming with cultural treasures and relics to natural wonders. It is breathtakingly beautiful with a bounty of hidden beaches and the marvel that is the impossibly photogenic Pitons.
The magical Grenadine islands lie south of the lush and untouched St Vincent, with a history that dates back to the swashbuckling pirates of the 17th century. They are a heady mix of a wealthy tropical playground combined with stunning beauty and real get-away-from-it-all territory with 32 captivating islands and cays to explore.
The US Virgin Islands dot a turquoise coloured stretch of ocean that is considered to be among the most sheltered waters in the Caribbean Sea. There are three main islands – St Thomas, St Croix and St John – and beyond these there are hundreds of tempting small islands and cays, many uninhabited, waiting to be discovered by you and your family or friends.
For further up-to-date information about the Caribbean and the crewed luxury motor and sailing yachts available there for charter get in touch with us. We can help you have the vacation of your dreams even during these challenging times.
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