View our crewed luxury yacht charter destinations throughout the South Pacific and Asia

Discover West Papua, Indonesia During a Luxury Yacht Charter

2023-12-04T10:26:32-05:00

Written by Missy Johnston

Sunset in Raja Ampat, West Papua, Indonesia

Sunset in Raja Ampat, West Papua, Indonesia

The world has many beautiful places to visit. Often these beautiful places attract millions of tourists every year, making what would otherwise be a peaceful, hidden paradise a little less serene and tranquil. Then there are the beautiful places that still remain that few people know about that retain what makes them so unique and alluring.

One such place is the Raja Ampat section of West Papua, Indonesia, which is best explored and enjoyed by private yacht charter. Charterers find their own little slices of private heaven in secluded anchorages on the island of Misool and are treated to the unique Indonesian culture in places such as Arborek Village.

(more…)

Discover West Papua, Indonesia During a Luxury Yacht Charter2023-12-04T10:26:32-05:00

A French Polynesian Private Yacht Charter Offers Stunning and Memorable Experiences

2023-12-07T16:41:05-05:00

Written by Missy Johnston

Bora Bora Island, French Polynesia

Bora Bora, French Polynesia

A French Polynesian luxury yacht charter from Tahiti to Bora Bora features some of the most alluring locations one could hope to see on a single vacation. The archipelago known as the Society Islands contains famous French Polynesian gems such as Tahiti, Bora Bora, and Moorea.

There is far more to experience on this island chain than to enjoy the scenery, swim in the sparkling waters, and admire the mountains from a distance. Exploring these stunning islands reveal the area’s unique culture and activities.

(more…)

A French Polynesian Private Yacht Charter Offers Stunning and Memorable Experiences2023-12-07T16:41:05-05:00

Enjoy Fijian and Indonesian Culture On Your Private Luxury Yacht Cruise

2023-12-07T07:49:49-05:00

Written by Missy Johnston

Sulawesi Island, Indonesia, Asia

Indonesia, Asia

The South Pacific is brimming with possibilities for an amazing yacht vacation. In particular, we recommend a private luxury yacht cruise in Indonesia or Fiji for unique and extraordinary cultural experiences.

South-Pacific-French-Polynesia-Island-Beach

South Pacific, French Polynesia, Island Beach

While these two countries are not close enough to visit both in one charter, either one is a great yacht charter choice for full immersion in rich, colorful cultural traditions. The solution, of course, is to plan two private different luxury yacht charters in both of these amazing places!

(more…)

Enjoy Fijian and Indonesian Culture On Your Private Luxury Yacht Cruise2023-12-07T07:49:49-05:00

Enjoy Moorea’s Beauty and Culture On Your French Polynesia Yacht Charter

2023-12-07T07:41:29-05:00

Written by Missy Johnston

Moorea

Moorea

Because of its location near Bora Bora and Tahiti, the island of Moorea in French Polynesia is a portrait of breathtaking, awe-inspiring beauty. The stunning turquoise waters, the backdrop of rugged mountain ranges, and the abundance of palm trees, waterfalls, and sparkling white sand offer a stunning Moorea yacht charter port of call on yacht charter in the Society Islands.

(more…)

Enjoy Moorea’s Beauty and Culture On Your French Polynesia Yacht Charter2023-12-07T07:41:29-05:00

Unique, Wild, and Wonderful: The Banda Islands

2024-02-28T15:00:07-05:00

Written by Missy Johnston

Banda Island Traditional Indonesian Fishing

Traditional Indonesian Fishing -Banda Islands

If you’re planning a luxury yacht charter to Indonesia, consider the beautiful Banda Islands. Located on the remote eastern side of Indonesia, these islands are both historically famous and today relatively untouched. This creates a fascinating location of historical remnants surrounded by wild jungles and volcanoes.

Without a private luxury charter yacht, the Banda Islands can be difficult to access, but on board your crewed charter yacht, you’ll cruise directly to the islands through clear sparkling waters, while watching dolphins play. Then explore from island to island on your own itinerary at your leisure.

(more…)

Unique, Wild, and Wonderful: The Banda Islands2024-02-28T15:00:07-05:00

Reach the Unreachable On A Private Yacht Charter To Myanmar, Indonesia

2023-12-04T10:34:14-05:00

Written by Missy Johnston

Mergui Archipelago Island Beach

Mergui Archipelago Island Beach

A luxury yacht charter in the South Pacific and Asia is a golden opportunity to explore remote areas. In fact, a charter yacht is one of the only ways to access the isolated anchorages and deserted beaches in this part of the world. One of our favorite yacht charter itineraries here is a private yacht charter through the Mergui Archipelago in southern Myanmar. (more…)

Reach the Unreachable On A Private Yacht Charter To Myanmar, Indonesia2023-12-04T10:34:14-05:00

A Cultural Private Yacht Charter Vacation in Fiji

2023-12-04T10:37:31-05:00

Written by Missy Johnston

Fiji, Malakati Village. Nacula Island

Malakati Village Nacula Island-Photo by Missy Johnston

Yachting in Fiji is much more than just beautiful views of tropical forests and crystal blue waters. In the Fijian out islands, most easily reached on a private yacht charter, experience the culture, heart, and soul of Fiji. Villages in the out islands each have a unique cultural structure embedded in traditions passed down for generations. In order for visiting yachts to anchor in a village harbor, a Sevu Sevu Ceremony is required and conducted by village elders around the kava bowl, while a Meke of various traditional dances might be performed as part of any village celebration. A private yacht charter vacation in Fiji is the perfect way to experience the unique culture of the Fijian Out Islands.

Fiji Malakati Village Nacula Island Sevusevu

Malakati Village – Sevu Sevu Ceremony-Photo by Missy Johnston

While visiting villages is an excellent way to experience the culture of Fiji, a visit to the Fiji Museum in Suva provides the colorful history of the country. The backdrop against which village culture evolved includes the grisly practice of cannibalism, which prevailed in the out islands as late as 1895. The final remains of Thomas Baker, a Christian Missionary in 1867, are on display in the museum, consisting of one very well-chewed, but ultimately inedible, shoe. Surrounding the museum are the Thurston Gardens, featuring various species of Fijian flora and fauna, all found when cruising through the out islands on a private yacht charter vacation in Fiji.

Participate in a Sevu Sevu Ceremony in Fiji

Sevu Sevu Ceremony-Photo by Missy Johnston

A Cultural Private Yacht Charter Vacation in Fiji2023-12-04T10:37:31-05:00

The History of Ikat: An Ancient Cultural Tradition in Indonesia

2024-02-28T14:07:20-05:00

Written by Missy Johnston

Luxury yacht charter, luxury yacht

Ikat Textile Weaving

Ikat, a fabric dyed with natural dyes and spun on hand-made looms, has roots in many regions of Asia. In the Eastern Flores Archipelago in Indonesia, private yacht charter guests can visit villages to see the village women, skilled self-taught artisans with techniques passed down through the generations bringing this craft to life.

To create the textiles, cotton is grown, carded, spun to strands, dyed with natural dyes created by the village women, then woven into the Ikat Textile designs on handmade looms. Only accessible by private yacht, your charter yacht can anchor right in front of remote Ikat Textile weaving villages, where you can buy these lovely handmade textiles directly from the weavers.

luxury yachts, luxury charter

The history of Ikat dates back thousands of years. Beautiful textiles have been found as far away as the ancient tombs of Egypt. Their trade has united peoples of the world in times of war and peace. To read more about Ikat’s past and the work being done to support the craftsmen and women who still make these handmade textiles today, click here.

Ikat Textile Weaving, Watublapi Village, Indonesia

The History of Ikat: An Ancient Cultural Tradition in Indonesia2024-02-28T14:07:20-05:00

Discover the Indonesian Komodo Dragon by Private Yacht Charter

2024-02-28T14:45:50-05:00

Written by Missy Johnston

Komodo-Dragon-Indonesia

Komodo Dragon in Indonesia

A yacht charter to see the Komodo Dragons in Indonesia is the stuff of myths and legends. Flying into Bali, with a short domestic flight to Flores Island, your private yacht charter then takes you to the Komodo Archipelago: Komodo Island, Rinca Island, and Padar Island.

This is a UNESCO Reserve and World Heritage Site due to the highly endangered flora and fauna, including the Komodo Dragon itself. We’ve written a little previously about what a trip to see the dragons looks like for a yacht charter traveler.

Komodo Dragon

Komodo Dragon

Once you’ve arrived at the islands there is so much to see and do. There are hikes, scuba diving, swimming, and experiences both above and below the waterline—including hundreds of giant fruit bats filling up the skies at sunset. This guide can help you plan out your experiences safely.

Be prepared for hot, dry weather during the peak travel season of April-December. You’ll end up taking many pictures here!

Discover the Indonesian Komodo Dragon by Private Yacht Charter2024-02-28T14:45:50-05:00

Island-Hopping in French Polynesia by Private Yacht Charter

2023-12-04T10:38:18-05:00
French Polynesia South Pacific yacht charter location

French Polynesia

Written by Missy Johnston

There is a ubiquitous image of paradise found—a rustic bungalow perched over a vast expanse of ultramarine waters, palm trees swaying in the background. From the deck, tropical fish can be seen flitting about. This is French Polynesia, a land of verdant atolls, abundant wildlife, and the elusive Tahitian pearl. There is so much to discover here, and the best way by far is via private yacht charter.

Be sure to book some time for snorkeling and swimming at black sand beaches. This helpful island-hopping guide also highlights perfect spots to sip a cocktail and book a spa treatment.

Island-Hopping in French Polynesia by Private Yacht Charter2023-12-04T10:38:18-05:00
Go to Top