Tuesday, 31 July 2018

The 8 Day French Riviera Yacht Charter Sample Itinerary

The French Riviera combines picture perfect villages with glamourous nightlife and world class shopping and stunning beaches with wild islands. 


This example French Riviera yacht charter itinerary takes in the highlights of this iconic coastline over 8 DAYs. Itineraries are created individually for every client based on how you want to spend your time onboard.

DAY 1 : Nice - Villefranche

Embark in Nice, the vibrant capital of the French Riviera. Stroll through the maze of narrow streets in the old town, lined with interesting shops, restaurants and bars. Try socca, a Niçoise speciality, or visit the 17th century Saint Reparate Cathedral. Rejoin your charter yacht and cruise just around the corner to the beautiful bay of Villefranche. Enjoy a refreshing swim and explore the picturesque medieval town with its cobblestone streets, vaulted passages and quiet squares.

DAY 2 : Villefranche - Monaco

After breakfast in the bay of Villefranche, make the short cruise to Monte Carlo. Anchor off the world’s most romantic Principality as you get ready for 24 hours of glamorous living. Shop at designer boutiques and visit the royal palace or the Oceanographic Museum. After sunset, dine at a world-class restaurant, then party all night at one of Monte Carlo’s legendary nightspots. In May, watch the Monaco Grand Prix from a trackside berth.

DAY 3 : Monaco - St Jean Cap Ferrat

St Jean Cap Ferrat epitomises classic Riviera glamour. Jutting out into the Mediterranean between Nice and Monaco, this calm wooded peninsula houses some of the most majestic villas in the world. The Grand Hotel Cap Ferrat offers spectacular dining in its terrace restaurant La Veranda, set beneath the shade of pine trees gazing out over the cobalt-blue sea. Visit the Rothschild mansion and gardens or follow one of the world’s best coastal paths for spectacular views.

DAY 4 : St Jean Cap Ferrat - Cap d'Antibes

Continue along the coast to another iconic landmark, the Hotel du Cap Eden Roc on the Cap d’Antibes. Have a revitalising massage in the spa before lunching in the Grill. Anchor in Millionaires’ Bay for a relaxing afternoon of sea and sun or take the tender to the Iles de Lérins – St Marguerite and St Honorat. Visit the monastery on St Honorat, where the monks are well known for their wine and liqueur making, or go the old prison on Sainte Marguerite which held the legendary Man in the Iron Mask.

DAY 5 : Cap d'Antibes - St Tropez

Wake up underway as your yacht transports you to St Tropez. Cruise around the beautiful peninsula to Pampelonne Beach. Have the tender drop you at one of the celebrated and chic beach restaurants. Indulge in some of the local specialities, treat yourself to some fashionable beachwear, and just sit back and have a lazy holiDAY afternoon watching the beautiful people pass you by. Have dinner at the 3 Michelin starred restaurant La Vague d’Or before dancing the night away in the Caves du Roy nightclub.

DAY 6 : St Tropez - Îles d'Or

After the excitement of St Tropez, anchor off the pretty Porquerolles islands, also known as the Îles d’Or. Walk or cycle along shaded footpaths and take in the protected natural beauty of this botanical conservation area, before returning to your yacht for a swim or snorkel in the clear waters of the marine reserve. In the evening, dine ashore on the lovely terrace of the Michelin starred restaurant l’Olivier, part of the renowned Mas du Langoustier.

DAY 7 : Îles d'Or - Cannes

A refined and elegant town, Cannes combines authentic French charm with pure cinematic glamour. Join the stars each May at the world-famous Film Festival – VIP passes to the best parties can be arranged for yacht guests. Outside the flashbulb frenzy, meander through the winding streets of the Suquet and open-air market, saunter along the palm-lined Boulevard de la Croisette, indulge in retail therapy at Cannes’ designer shops or stop for a refreshing drink in one of the palatial oceanfront hotels.

DAY 8 : Cannes - Antibes

Enjoy an early morning cruise and breakfast underway before arriving in Antibes for disembarkation. Art lovers should head to the Picasso museum, set in the 14th century Chateau Grimaldi, which the artist used as his studio in 1946. For stunning views, the path around the Cap d’Antibes is a true escape, dotted with tiny beaches and villas, former playground of Ernest Hemingway and F Scott Fitzgerald.

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Monday, 16 April 2018

Itinerary for BVI Yacht Charters


Day 1: Join your charter yacht in Soper’s Hole, Tortola and set sail for an easy reach to the Bight at Norman Island. Enjoy a tropical lunch and then dinghy to the caves for a snorkel. Have an evening cocktail at the famous "William Thornton," a floating bar and restaurant. Overnight.

Day 2: Wake early and leave for "The Indians" for an early morning swim or snorkel and continue to "Deadman’s Bay", Peter Island, for lunch. Then, sail to Salt Island, where certified divers will want to explore the "Wreck of the Rhone", which was lost in an 1867 hurricane. Then, it’s a short sail to Cooper Island to overnight.

Day 3: Make your way towards "The Baths" on the southern tip of Virgin Gorda where huge boulders mass together along the shoreline. Large caves and walkways with magnificent rock pools take you through to Devil’s Bay. Sail up to the North Sound to the home of the Bitter End Yacht Club. It’s a short dingy ride to Eustatia Reef for a snorkel where the seabed is littered with old cannons and anchors from galleons wrecked on the reef in years gone by.

Day 4: Sail to Great Camanoe Island. Take a short walk through the huge aloe plants to Cam Bay and see lizards and hermit crabs. The snorkeling here is excellent, with schools of colorful tropical fish and a variety of coral. At sunset, sail to Cane Garden Bay on the northern side of Tortola and enjoy live music in one of the many beach bars.

Day 5: After breakfast sail over to Green Cay for snorkeling off Sandy Spit. This is a tiny, tropical, sandy island - a must see! Move onto Jost van Dyke in the afternoon and anchor in Great Harbor. Visit Foxy's Bar to meet the world famous Foxy, who often plays Calypso music for his guests.

Day 6: Awake for a swim in White Bay. Then, set sail for West End, Tortola, the home port of Pussers Rum. Ashore is a cluster of fanciful pastel West Indian buildings, known as Sopers Hole Wharf. This houses some terrific boutiques and craft shops including Pussers Landing Restaurant and Company Store. Around the anchorage is a mix of old classic brigantines, square-riggers and modern sailing boats. Overnight.

Day 7: Disembark at Soper’s Hole, West End to complete your BVI yacht charter.


Royalty Yachts will provide each client their ideal BVI yacht charter experience to satisfy all their expectations.

Monday, 30 October 2017

Yacht Charters in the Saronic Gulf Islands of Greece


Greece is a year round destination for sailing and autumn is perhaps the best time to take advantage of its beauty, especially in the Saronic Gulf, with its calm waters and mild weather conditions. Sheltered by Attica’s mainland, the region is a superb yachting destination, boasting a scattering of picturesque islands as well as coastal attractions.


The Saronic Islands Of Greece

Why not use our sea map in order to take advantage of the best that the Saronic has to offer, with Athens as your starting point:

HYDRA

Set your compass straight for Hydra, a jewel in the sparkling Saronic. As you approach this quintessential little Greek island, just one hour away from Athens, you will fall in love with its terracotta-tiled mansions and dwellings which spread amphitheatrically from the harbour and upwards. The picturesque cobbled streets and deep blue waters surrounding this cosmopolitan, car-free haven drew celebrities such as Leonard Cohen, Melina Mercouri and Sophia Loren. On arriving in its scenic port, you will understand why. Quite simply, don’t miss Hydra!

SPETSES

A cosmopolitan island of stately mansions and pine-clad beaches, yachts can drop anchor in the natural harbour and old port of Baltiza. The island’s traditional boatyards are located at this picture-postcard spot. Don’t miss the Bouboulina's Museum to learn about the female naval commander!

EPIDAVROS

Easily reached, this historic city sits on the southern Peloponnese coast and is an attractive place to visit because of its UNESCO amphitheatre, where you can literally ‘hear a pin drop’ due to its pristine acoustics. Moor at Palaia Epidavros and enjoy the serenity of the surrounding mountains and the lush greenery. Don’t miss the healing sanctuary of Asclepius!

AEGINA

Visible from Athens, this once volcanic island lies just 12 nautical miles away. The town has retained its old world charm with quaint narrow alleyways and its lively harbour. South of the island, the old quays of its ancient commercial harbour are still visible under water. Don’t miss a visit to the archaic Temple of Aphaia, with its superb views of the Saronic Gulf.


METHANA

To the west of Aegina, this fishing village has a small, deep harbour, making it a perfect mooring spot. A popular spa town due to its hot springs, the landscape is forged from several volcanic eruptions, making it a fascinating destination. Don’t miss a visit to the ruins of an ancient acropolis in Paleokastro village.

AGISTRI

Only 19 nautical miles away from Athens, moor your yacht in azure waters and enjoy the pine-tree bays of this tiny island. A refuge for various species of birds, it is a small paradise in the Saronic Gulf, with a population of less than 1,000 inhabitants. Visit its serene beaches and superb diving spots. Don’t miss the 1812 windmill at Megalochori.


POROS

With an amphitheatre town built on two hills, Poros is a splendid island which was actually two until a volcanic eruption changed its morphology. Crystalline beaches and lush vegetation compete with the picturesque buildings offering a wonderful haven that also has a lot of archaeological interest. Don’t miss the Lemon Forest with more than 30,000 lemon and orange trees!

There is no better way to explore the astonishing Saronic Golf islands in Greece than on a private yacht charter. Royalty Yachts offer a great selection of private luxury yachts for charter as Greece is such a popular destination. Options include motor yachts, catamarans and sailing yachts that will surpass all your expectations.

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Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Superyachts available for the ABU DHABI GP

ABU DHABI Formula 1 Grand Prix

Fri 24 Nov – Sun 26 Nov 2017  Buy Tickets

The 2017 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix is a Formula One motor race scheduled to be held on 26 November 2017 at the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

The FORMULA 1 ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX is the most glamorous weekend of the year, it remains the biggest international event in the capital city Abu Dhabi of the United Arab Emirates.

This twilight race at the 5.55-kilometre Yas Marina Circuit has a truly magical atmosphere as the powerful lighting ensuring a seamless transition from day to night. It was also the first F1 twighlight race and the fact the race is the last of the season makes it all the more exciting and fitting finale to what has been a great year for F1.

Located on the spectacular Yas Island, the Yas Marina Circuit is a shining example of modern Formula One circuit design by renowned circuit architect Hermann Tilke. The circuit boasts top speeds of 325 km/h and average speeds of 190km/h.

Yas Marina has a scenic waterfront setting with the track wrapping itself around the island's glamorous marina with plenty of mooring space for luxury yachts. 

The following exclusive luxury superyachts are available for charter for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix by Royalty Yachts:

M/Y CHAKRA 86m (282ft)

12 Guests + 12 staff in 21 Cabins
€ 450,000 + expenses per week

M/Y CHAKRA 86m (282ft)

M/Y O'MEGA 82.5m (271ft)

30 Guests in 14 Cabins
Euro 400,000 + expenses per week

M/Y O'MEGA 82.5m (271ft)

M/Y GRAND OCEAN 80.2m (263ft)

12 Guests in  7 Cabins + 8 staff in 5 cabins
Euro 300,000 + expenses per week

M/Y GRAND OCEAN 80.2m (263ft)




Wednesday, 6 September 2017

The Best Yachting Islands in Greece - Sporades

The Sporades are a cluster of eleven islands in the north Aegean of Greece which boast a myriad of easy moorings, crystalline bays and mesmerising landscapes. The four inhabited islands in the group; Skopelos, Skyros, Alonnisos and Skiathos, are prime hubs for yachting enthusiasts because of their picturesque charm, natural beauty and abundance of coastal coves. Reaching the area via the straits of Evia, the Sporades are also a great springboard from which to explore the northeastern territory of the Aegean with the largest marinas in the area; those of Aretsou in Thessaloniki, Porto Sani in Halkidiki and Porto Karras.

Skyros
Ideal for yachting enthusiasts because of the playful Meltemi wind throughout the summer, the region provides challenging but exhilarating sailing conditions with sheltered seas on the southern island coasts. Skiathos is the main harbour from which to explore the waters surrounding the other islands while enjoying the stunning emerald sea and its inviting golden beaches. A popular destination for snorkellers and divers, the Sporades are also home to the endangered Mediterranean Monk Seal and the National Marine Park of Alonnisos.


Skiathos
The best kept Sporadic secrets for the ultimate yachting experience include the islet of Kyra Panagia or ‘Pelagos’, with its inhabitants of goats and a handful of monks. Two small inlets provide the perfect anchorage for a tranquil stay over. About eighteen nautical miles from Alonnisos lies the southerly island of Skantzoura, a paradise for those seeking aquamarine coves and complete escapism. Peristeri, also known as Aspro or Xero, is a dry, uninhabited islet with a safe harbour for mooring once you have explored its exquisite little bays and beaches.



Enjoying lovely warm summers and temperatures reaching up to 35°C in July and August, the Sporades in Greece are also ideal for cruising in May or October, when the average temperature ranges from 23-25°C. In fact, the region is a superb destination for all seasons!



There is no better way to explore the astonishing Greece islands than on a private yacht charter. Royalty Yachts offer a great selection of private luxury yachts for charter as Greece is such a popular destination. Options include motor yachts, catamarans and sailing yachts that will surpass all your expectations.

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Monday, 4 September 2017

Exceptional Yacht Charters in the BVI

Today, the BVI (British Virgin Islands) are as popular with yachties as they once were with the Caribbean pirates of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, and for many of the same reasons. Sailors are spoilt by the vast choice of hidden bays and sheltered coves and with safe anchorages and, with most places only accessible from the sea, a yacht is essential. The BVI's tiny population of 19,000 is spread around only 15 of the islands, leaving the rest uninhabited and untouched by industry. A coral island which lies about 15 miles to the north east of the main archipelago, the rest were once volcanic; the result is a varied and often dramatic landscape with many unusual rock formations and caves with the exception of Anegada.



BVI Yacht charters have risen greatly in popularity as a holiday activity and add to the excitement of a sunshine that is perfect.

There are two types of yacht charters:

Crewed Charters
A charter that is crewed provided with an experienced crew to sail the yacht for you and provide other services like cooking, cleaning and serving the guests. The size of the crew depends on the size of the yacht but will include a skipper, a chef and a hostess to make your stay on the yacht as pleasurable as possible.

Bareboat Charters
This is the perfect option if you are an experienced sailor, or someone else in the family is a skipper that is qualified. This option gives you complete freedom you want and when you feel like it as you can explore the destinations. It is a much cheaper option than a charter that is crewed gives you much more flexibility to do what you like.

Tortola, BVI


Royalty Yachts always provides professional personal attention to each and every customer with exceptional customer service. With their experience in uniquely identifying a hand-picked vessel from a worldwide fleet of yachts, Royalty Yachts will provide each client their ideal yacht charter experience to satisfy all their expectations.

The Sunset Islands of Greece - Cyclades


The 39 islands of the Cyclades are spread around the Aegean to the south-east of the mainland with sacred Delos as their central point of reference. Although only 24 of them are inhabited, each one has its own identity, history, traditions and landscape that is unique. The most well known isles are Santorini, Mykonos, Amorgos, Anafi, Andros, Antiparos, Delos, Ios, Kea, Kimolos, Kythnos, Milos, Naxos, Paros, Folegandros, Serifos, Sifnos, Sikinos, Syros, Tinos and Thira. Each island you visit will undoubtedly have that typical Cycladic architecture of little whitewashed houses and fishing that is small and once you are in the region, it is very easy to hop from one island to the other due to their relative proximities.



The Island Winds
The Cyclades are quite exposed in the Aegean Sea to the ‘Meltemi’ that is notorious which dominates the area, especially in the summer months. It can reach 7 Beaufort and last for a couple of days, but there are a multitude of small protected bays on most of the islands providing harbour that is safe. Best left to experienced seamen, the Cyclades are an invigorating sail for those seeking a excitement that is little. The crystalline waters of the Aegean and the marine that is rich make for truly pleasurable sailing with an abundance of beaches approachable only by boat offering small pieces of paradise to all who visit.

Charms of the Cyclades
Beginning from the north-west, Kea is close to the Attica coast and hence is a hub that is busy weekends for local motor yachts. Kithnos lies just to the south of Kea and is famous for its cheese while its neighbour, Serifos, is well known for being the island of Perseus. The spectacular bay of the main port is an often crowded but mooring location that is beautiful. 9 miles on lies Sifnos, with its large bay that is sheltered its beautiful fishing village at Vathi. Milos, like the more Santorini that is famous a volcanic island of startling landscapes and beaches surrounded by pumice and basalt cliffs with several hot springs. Paros and Antiparos are graphic yachting favourites, while Mykonos, attracts visitors for its night that is fervent life.

Santorini

The Cyclades enjoy mild winters and summer that is fresh with little rainfall. The period that is hottest is from July to August. The sea temperature averages 23°C, perfect for those who enjoy a dive that is refreshing the air temperature can reach up to 27°C degrees.

There is no better way to explore the astonishing Greece islands than on a private yacht charter. Royalty Yachts offer a great selection of private luxury yachts for charter as Greece is such a popular destination. Options include motor yachts, catamarans and sailing yachts that will surpass all your expectations.

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