Spend Spring Break in Style: Charter the Best Yachts

Published 06 March 2024

The countdown to Spring Break has already begun. Whether you are looking to escape the winter chill, head off for the ultimate adventure, or spend quality time with the family, there’s a lot more to Spring Break than crowded beaches. 

A superyacht charter allows you to enjoy Spring Break in style – we’re maybe talking wakeboarding in The Balearics, diving adventures in the Maldives, island hopping in The Bahamas, and all in the luxurious comfort of a superyacht. Whether you’re looking for an unexpected Spring Break destination or a quick weekend getaway, here are Burgess recommendations on compelling cruising grounds and the best yachts to charter for the forthcoming season. 

Explore the beauty of the Seychelles this Spring Break  
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Why rent a luxury superyacht this Spring Break?

Flexibility, privacy, family time, adventure, luxury… you can truly have it all chartering a superyacht this Spring Break. From a weekend of beach-hopping and having fun on the latest watertoys, or simply sitting back, relaxing and enjoying bespoke culinary menus, a superyacht provides the perfect platform on which to disconnect from the hectic pace of life, recharge the batteries, and discover new experiences, all while connecting with loved ones. Where to go? It all depends on what you’re looking for and who you want to spend the vacation with. 

Nothing like wholesome family fun

A superyacht can accommodate groups of friends, young families, teen families, and older couples anywhere in the world. Some cruising grounds are more suited to younger children, with shorter distances between anchorages, while some are more suitable for couples looking to escape from the crowd into a romantic setting. The same applies to the yacht, with some vessels more suitable for groups of friends or multigenerational families with large entertaining spaces and flexible accommodation, and others more suited for teens with teenage amenities to keep them entertained.  


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Shoulder season in the Balearics

Europe has always been a popular destination for Spring Break, whether for educational tours or families looking to reunite from all over the world. And of all the Western Mediterranean coastlines, the sun-drenched Spanish Balearic Islands can offer some of the best temperatures and weather for a spring charter. Head to these islands for an early-season charter and guests can experience crystal-clear waters and numerous attractions ashore, but all without the crowds of people both ashore and on the water that you find in high season. 

Make memories in the Med 

Discover the coastline of Mallorca, the largest island in the archipelago, relaxing on the forward sun deck and perhaps taking a dip in the jacuzzi before heading ashore for lunch or dinner at one of the island’s many Michelin-starred restaurants. Cruise over to explore the scenic coves on the neighbouring island of Menorca and enjoy the slower pace of life, dropping anchor in secluded coves, before crossing to boho-chic Ibiza. Here the beach clubs begin to open in May, and April sees quieter anchorages with restaurants and beach clubs hosting soft openings to test the waters with a more discerning clientele.  

Charter AQUILA for Spring Break

Charter the 85.6m (280ft) AQUILA this spring and you can enjoy endless activities, impeccable service, tailor-made cuisine, and your very own tailor-made itinerary through the Spanish Balearic Islands. Offering an abundance of deck space divided into sections to cater for different occasions – al fresco dining, relaxing and socialising – AQUILA lets the children do their own thing while their parents can be confident that they are in a safe environment. 

Charter in style with Aquila 

For example, while you are on the aft deck chatting and sipping cocktails, your children can be inside enjoying a movie in the on board cinema. However, AQUILA also allows for plenty of valuable family ‘together’ time. From lazy breakfasts and beach picnics to long, al fresco lunches and time spent enjoying the plethora of watertoys, every generation can be included in the day-to-day activities on board AQUILA.  

Enjoy activities on board a superyacht  

Spend your days relaxing on board AQUILA, discovering her many amenities. Enjoy sunset cocktails at the day bar on the forward sun deck or some time out on the private owner’s deck. Book in for a massage in one of her two treatment rooms or get ready for a gourmet dinner on board with a blow-dry at the on-board hair salon. And, with only a few beach clubs open at this time of year, take advantage of having your own private beach club aboard and enjoy AQUILA’s fun watertoys with your family. 

Relax and rejuvenate in the stunning on board spa 

Waverunners, inflatable towable toys, trampoline, wakeboard and an inflatable waterpark are just some of the watersports  equipment carried on board. And of course, those preferring to keep their feet dry can always try their hand at fishing or take the limousine tender ashore to explore the landscape and culture of these beautiful islands.  


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Island hopping in the Maldives

There’s a reason that the Maldives are a mainstay in luxury long haul travel – offering year-round temperatures hovering in the high 20s and rarely any rain outside of the monsoon season in November, a little known fact is that these islands actually offer the perfect climate for cruising in spring, when the water is calm and the sky a solid blue. From exclusive resorts, dazzling coral reefs and some of the most fabulous beaches known to man, the idyllic atolls of the Maldives are one of the world’s most unique and coveted cruising grounds.   

Discover all that the Maldives has to offer underwater and ashore

Watersports aboard WANDERLUST  

It’s easy to spend your whole Spring Break vacation on just one island in the Maldives, but aboard a yacht like the 85.3m (279.1ft) WANDERLUST you can hop from island to island, atoll to atoll, and discover truly paradisical scenes. The Maldives are known for their marine life rich waters, and WANDERLUST is seemingly tailor-made for avid lovers of the underwater world. In fact, built as a sports activity vessel (SAV), WANDERLUST offers guests so much in terms of sports, guests can enjoy the widest variety of activities both on board and in the water. 

Spend your days out on the water 

With space for games like basketball, table tennis and a golf driving range on board, to a toy locker packed with Sea-Doos, SeaBobs, flyboards, kayaks, paddleboards and sailing dinghies, this is a yacht for the active charterer. However, rest assured there are also plenty of relaxation facilities, including a glass-fronted jacuzzi on the sun deck and no less than three different cinema screens for movie nights in multiple locations on board. 

Enjoy sunsets in WANDERLUST’s Winter Loft  

Indian Ocean sunsets are amongst the best in the world, and on-board WANDERLUST guests can sit back and relax in the huge Loft space, where floor-to-ceiling privacy glass slides away to create an open-air terrace. Sit back, sundowner in hand, and take it all in. 

Indulge in picturesque views from the wintergarden
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Set sail to the South Pacific

Summer may be the most popular time for major long-haul getaways, but that doesn’t mean shying away from using your passport to get further afield during Spring Break. When it comes to the ultimate tropical getaway, the islands of French Polynesia in the South Pacific must be up there as one of the world’s ultimate bucket-list destinations. From Tahiti and the atolls of Bora Bora to the islands of Raiatea, Taha’a and Huahine, and the Society Islands, there are a wide variety of similar but also quite different destinations.  

Discover Tahiti’s hidden gems 

Sail through the Society Islands aboard SEA EAGLE

The 81m (265.8ft) sailing yacht SEA EAGLE is an ideal choice for cruising the South Pacific’s Society Islands. She is a fast and stable cruiser (she regularly sails at double-digit speeds) with spacious sun deck and shaded al fresco dining areas. She also carries an array of toys and tenders allowing you to make the most of the water, with snorkelling, diving, swimming and kayaking all vying for your time. Back on board, guests can sit back and relax with a sunset cocktail, watch a movie in the main deck’s outdoor cinema or perhaps head up the eagle’s nest to enjoy a bird’s-eye view over the stunning atolls and try and spot a few dolphins.  

Sail away with our own SEA EAGLE

Make the most of SEA EAGLE’s inside-outside bar or watch movies on deck  

Few things beat relaxing with a good movie, but doing so under the Polynesian night sky takes the cake. Certainly, the outdoor cinema on board SEA EAGLE beats any indoor theatre experience you can have on land hands down. Guests can gather to watch a wide range of movies while sipping a cocktail from the inside-outside bar that straddles the aft deck and lounge or pause for an interval and have a BBQ on the flybridge.  

Take movie night to a new level with SEA EAGLE's stunning outdoor cinema
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Cruise through the Caribbean

Empty beaches, azure waters and friendly locals – what’s not to love about Spring Break in the Caribbean. The island archipelagos of the Caribbean have a little bit of something for everyone. In the Windward archipelago, St. Lucia’s famed Pitons (massive rocky outcrops) provide great hiking opportunities while over in Grenada cocoa plantations invite you to stomp on cocoa beans and make your own chocolate. 

Caribbean breezes with Burgess 

The Leeward Islands offer French chic in St Barth and old-school glamour in Antigua, while the British Virgin Islands are also ideal for short distance island hopping and discovering an underwater world with wrecks that further enhance the fabled stories of pirates and treasure.  

TITANIA

Explore tropical forests and national parks, anchor off white-sand beaches, and soak up the local culture and cuisine while cruising the Caribbean aboard the 73m (239.6ft) TITANIA. Perfect for celebrations in the sun, her beach club, complete with sauna, can also be converted into a nightclub after a day enjoying her many watertoys. The toy cupboard includes both a waterslide and an inflatable waterpark – ideal for those looking to channel their inner child. A dedicated spa room and a fully qualified therapist crewmember completes TITANIA’s superlative amenities.  

On board or off renting luxury yacht TITANIA is the ideal way to spend Spring Break 

Enjoy sunshine and swimming deck side

Jacuzzis and pools are generally a given on the larger superyachts, but the pool aboard TITANIA is definitely an outlier even on a superyacht. Featuring a pool deck bar with seating for up to eight guests, with another four seats in the pool itself, and all complete with a DJ set up, this might well be one of the coolest spots in the world for a Spring Break celebration.  

Take a dip as you admire the panoramic views 
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Explore the very best of The Bahamas

The sprawling island nation of The Bahamas lies just 60 miles east of Florida and being so well located near Florida attracts many waterborne weekenders coming for Spring Break. But while it can get crowded ashore, rest assured that for the waterborne with more than 700 islands and thousands of uninhabited cays scattered across more than 100,00 square miles, there is plenty to go around. The pristine turquoise waters along with the islands’ secluded bays and white sandy beaches that make up the Exumas provide ample opportunities for amazing snorkelling and scuba diving, while ashore they offer vibrant culture.  

Dance the night away in the Bahamas 

JOY  

Spring Break is the best time to enjoy the ultimate in relaxation, which is more than likely to happen when cruising aboard the 70m (229.7ft) JOY. With a spa room and masseuse within her excellent crew, she is the perfect yacht for a relaxing Spring Break charter in The Bahamas. Enjoy a daily massage, relax with the latest movies on the vast video wall, and spend quality time with your family – perhaps with a game of basketball on the convertible foredeck/ games court – with amazing food and enthusiastic crew to look after your every need.  

Sail off into the sunset onboard luxury superyacht JOY 

Dance the night away at your own private beach club

No longer seen as just an access point to a yacht’s watertoys, beach clubs on yachts have come a long way in the past few decades. Their great appeal lies not just in being by the water’s edge but also in the extra open space they provide for relaxation. JOY’s large beach club is one of the most popular spaces on board, bringing guests closer to the water while blurring the lines between an outdoor and indoor retreat. Come sunset and the cinema space and video wall can then also be used to entertain all ages, or be transformed into a party venue, complete with disco lighting.  

With a multifunctional private beach club, the fun is endless

Looking to plan your Spring Break getaway? Speak to our expert charter brokers today.

To find out more about Burgess’ yachts for sale and yachts for charter, please contact a Burgess broker. Alternatively, get in touch with one of our offices directly: London, Monaco, New York, Miami, Singapore or all other locations.

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