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Luxury Yacht Charter

Welcome aboard your Exceptional Yacht – your luxury boutique hotel on the water.

Enjoy the freedom of the open water and set sail on one of our luxury yachts in over 47 locations worldwide. Exceptional Villas is delighted to offer our clients over 900 boats around the world from which you can enjoy a sailing experience like no other.  Our yachts are the pinnacle of luxury allowing you to enjoy a 5-star experience on board your own personal floating villa.  Whether you would prefer to take a bareboat yacht charter or enjoy the lavish 5-star experience on board a crewed yacht charter, we have the perfect boat just for you.

A luxury yacht charter catamaran cruises gracefully through the Caribbean sea

Staying on a yacht is one of the very best ways to experience a destination. It allows you the opportunity to be both on and off the water. It also means you can explore many unique places only accessible by sea plus you will have one of the largest ‘swimming pools’ on your doorstep – the ocean! Being able to dip in and out of the ocean as and when you please, having staff on hand to cater to your every need and having a view that constantly changes are one of the nicest parts to this type of vacation.


Experience a vacation like no other! Jump aboard your luxury yacht and enjoy being pampered and taken care of from start to finish with your own personal crew on board to look after your every need.

A crewed yacht charter is an ideal vacation for those sun seekers who like to relax and have everything taken care of.  It’s also a great choice for water enthusiasts who just can’t get enough of the azure sea. Life onboard a luxury yacht is a true paradise.

Avoid the hustle and bustle of busy cruise ship islands and swap it for a unique experience on board your own personal boutique hotel on the water. This type of vacation offers complete privacy and is a great way to bond with friends and family while enjoying peace and relaxation.

A sailing vacation offers you the chance to explore many different destinations and some unique places too. With over 47 destinations including the Caribbean, Europe and Asia you will be spoiled for choice with a wide range of yachts available in each location.

Some of our most popular sailing destinations include Antigua, The British Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, The Grenadines, Greece, Croatia and The Maldives. If you have a destination in mind, please contact us at Exceptional Villas, and we would be delighted to provide a quote for you.

What can you expect from a Crewed Yacht Charter?

A professional captain will navigate your customized itinerary, and a hostess will act as your personal chef, making culinary magic with your chosen provisions. You can opt for a fun-filled active day with lots of water sports or simply lie back and relax aboard your floating villa. This is your opportunity to be completely spoiled in the paradise of your choosing.

Wake up to the sound of the sea while your hostess prepares your morning coffee on the deck. A delicious breakfast will be prepared for all your group at a convenient time to suit you. Before lunch why not stop off at a beach and enjoy a midday snorkel. Explore the waters where you will see an array of tropical fish.

Follow this with an alfresco lunch onboard where your staff will serve you the freshest fish and salad prepared daily, while the afternoon sun will warm up the deck for you to relax and sunbathe. The world is your oyster on board our Exceptional Yachts.

Evenings spent with family and friends can be enjoyed watching the sunset with a glass of champagne in hand followed by a delicious evening meal under the stars. Simply Paradise!

Our crewed yacht charters can be enjoyed in many destinations around the world so no matter what destination you are looking for we will have the perfect boat to suit your group size and needs. We will find the perfect boat to match your dream yacht vacation.


Set your own itinerary while taking your own private yacht, set sail on the ocean with friends and family with you as the captain. Whether you’re new to chartering or you’ve done this a million times, we want to make your experience unforgettable. It all starts with our amazing staff – from our base managers, skippers and personal chefs, to dock hands – they’re all dedicated to personalized service.

The charter bases are carefully selected for their small sizes and perfect locations: a little more removed from the main crowded cities or towns. This gives you the option of spending a quiet first or last night on the boat while taking advantage of the marina’s amenities.

Many of our locations offer luxury villas with access to Marinas, for example, the stunningly beautiful British Virgin Islands is one of the best places to charter a yacht. The BVI is known as a sailor’s paradise and rightly so. Each island is unique and offers visitors breath-taking scenery and the most beautiful beaches imaginable. Most of the sixty islands of the British Virgin Islands are uninhabited and are an absolute treasure trove of soft white sands, coral reefs and crystal clear calm waters.

By chartering a yacht, you can see many of these amazing locations which can only be accessible by boat. The BVI is also famous for scuba diving, and there are many dive sites and shipwrecks to discover.

In addition to smaller bases and a high level of personal attention, we offer only the highest quality yachts. We’ve partnered with the best shipyards in the world and take great care to choose yachts that provide sailing performance as well as comfort and space.

Our yachts come from such innovative yacht builders as Catana, Beneteau, Lagoon, Jeanneau, Fountaine Pajot, and Dufour. Our partners operate the only fleet of Catana catamarans in the world. Known for high performance and design, Catanas represent the gold standard for quality and performance in sailing catamarans.

Who Is Bareboat Charter Suitable For?

If you are a qualified sailor with sailing experience and want the freedom of the open waters, then a bareboat charter is the ideal sailing vacation for you.  You will need to have sailing experience on a boat of similar size. It’s also helpful to have at least one crew member with similar experience.

You can contact our concierge team for more information on the requirements for bareboat charters. For those that would like extra assistance or simply want the knowledge of a local skipper, you can also hire a professional captain at a daily rate, then continue to sail on your own when you feel comfortable. If you’d also rather not cook, then you can hire a chef to do all of the work for you.

Our Guarantee

Base managers are responsible for giving you an overview of your cruising area, inspecting the yacht for safety, and familiarizing you with all aspects of your yacht, above and below the waterline. Before you leave the base, you will become familiar with the following:

  • All of the safety equipment including fire extinguishers, lifejackets, and first aid kit(s)
  • Cooking and refrigeration systems
  • The heads and showers
  • Engine and regular check procedures
  • The VHF radio system and proper mayday instructions
  • All instruments, including the GPS
  • All necessary charts and pilot books
  • The halyards, winches, reefing lines and other rigging and controls
  • The anchoring system(s)
  • Dinghy and its engine
  • All other systems particular to that vessel


  • You can set your own itinerary - The world is your oyster, and the captain can offer you great flexibility. If you decide you love a destination you can stay an extra night and enjoy it even more.
  • Different destinations – You don’t have to stay in just one location but can move to various destinations during your vacation.
  • Your view is constantly changing – You will never get bored when you're aboard! Waking up to a different view each morning is a great feeling.
  • Finding hidden gems – Find hidden gems by navigating to locations only accessible by boat.
  • Total peace, privacy and seclusion – If you want to avoid the hustle and bustle of the tourist destinations a yacht vacation will enable you to totally switch off and relax.
  • The service is tailored to your needs - Your professional crew will take care of all the details, so you can relax.
  • Everything is included – food, drinks, service – With the crewed yacht charter everything is included, so you don’t have to worry about a thing.

To book an Exceptional Yacht today, please contact Exceptional Villas. We look forward to hearing from you.

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