For years, traveling by private jet was the ultimate status symbol – the pinnacle of efficient luxury. And while flying private is hardly available to all, traveling by yacht is quickly becoming the new mark of life-affirming adventure. Perhaps that’s because yachts are designed to savor time rather than save it. As such, the Club’s bespoke yachting experiences don’t just raise the bar for unrivaled vacations — they set a new one.
PRIVATE YACHT CHARTERS
Typically, when planning a trip with friends or family, the destination is determined far in advance and there’s not much wiggle room for impromptu whims. But with a private yacht charter, spontaneity and curiosity are free to reign. “Destinations, activities, and excursions are completely customizable and catered to your needs and interests,” notes Gina Bach, Exclusive Resorts Vice President, Experience Collection. “It’s truly the most carefree way to island hop in the Caribbean.”
Exclusive Resorts’ private yacht charters cruise the transparent aqua waters surrounding the Exumas — a pristine collection of idyllic islands that sit on the eastern edge of the Bahamas — along with several U.S. and British Virgin Islands.
Yachts available for charter include the 108-foot Broward yacht Double Down, complete with four sumptuous cabins accommodating up to eight guests. All In is a one-of-a kind, 145-foot yacht offering three levels of indoor and outdoor living space and five staterooms for up to 10 guests. And Winning Hand, a 120-foot Broward yacht, boasts accommodations for up to eight passengers.
Each charter includes a highly trained and exceptionally attentive crew comprised of a private chef, friendly stewards, and your skillful captain.
For those whose maritime imagination is as deep as the ocean’s floor, Exclusive Resorts offers two curated yachting vacations certain to live up to their designation as a Once-in-a-Lifetime Journey.
Bali and Komodo Island. Swim alongside whale sharks, dive with manta rays, and observe pre- historic Komodo dragons as they roam about the UNESCO World Heritage-designated Komodo National Park. The 11-day excursion begins and ends at the Four Seasons in Bali. Between stays, you’ll enjoy seven nights onboard the five-deck, 15-suite Aqua Blu explorer yacht, operated by Aqua Expeditions. Scuba diving is included, allowing for unlimited marine life encounters with each underwater safari.
Galápagos Islands. Usher in 2024 with the blue-footed boobies, giant tortoises, and playful sea lions who call the Galápagos Islands home. This 10-day expedition bookends 2023 and the start of 2024 and is purposefully designed to enhance your connection to nature—glass-bottom boats, underwater cameras, a hydrophone, video microscope, snorkeling gear, and wetsuits are all provided. Onboard National Geographic II, photographers and naturalists lead photo classes, and when offshore, guests experience engaging nature walks and take kayaking and snorkel tours throughout the archipelago’s 19 islands.