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Late summer season in the Mediterranean and Adriatic.

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Now more than ever, September and October are the perfect months to take to the water. With so many Mediterranean based yachts extending their 2020 availability into late summer, we focus on the most desirable cruising destinations for this time of year.


We're all aching to get away, change the scenery, relax, recharge and spoil ourselves just a little bit. Now is the time to do just that and this is why.

Warm, uncrowded waters

The Mediterranean and Adriatic still enjoy pleasantly warm climates and typically calmer winds in the second half of the season, making these waters the perfect yachting paradise. With comfortable temperatures well into October and fewer yachts cruising at this time of year, waters are less crowded so you could have an entire anchorage to yourself.

Many of Greece’s islands are perfect for those seeking seclusion. Vast archipelagos make for interesting and varied cruising grounds, all of which will be even more uninhabited later in the season. Sifnos is great for foodies, Santorini for stunning scenery, Naxos for nature, Ios for sugar-cube villages and beaches, Delos is a UNESCO World Heritage Site with a wealth of ancient monuments and mosaics, the list goes on.

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Starting from Yalikavak Marina, Turkey's south west coast is tailor made for a hideaway holiday as Bodrum and Datca peninsulas are peppered with secret coves and secluded, sheltered bays. In Kekova you can dive a Lycian city that slipped beneath the waves nearly two centuries ago. Patara is home to fascinating ancient architectural ruins and a 17km (11 mile) beach that never gets crowded. Drop anchor in Domuzbuku, which is inaccessible by road, to explore the underwater world by snorkel and enjoy a BBQ ashore on the deserted beach.

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In high season, Sardinia’s long favoured Costa Smeralda or Saint-Tropez’s well known marina can be very crowded and knowing where to go to escape the public is often the key. During the off peak summer season, you will experience a much more relaxed vibe and there is greater availability for the very best berths in the usual Mediterranean hot spots.

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For all sorts of reasons, if you choose to cruise late season, a different, more authentic experience unfolds.

Lower rates

As we cruise out of high season, yachts are switching to their low season rates, which means yachts are available at great value. The 38.4m (126ft) ALTAVITA, for instance, drops its high season rate of EUR 161,000 by EUR 26,000 to EUR 133,000, a reduction of over 17 percent.

ALTAVITA.

ALTAVITA special offer

38.4m (126ft) | 2018, Gulf Craft, UAE

Special rate EUR 133,000 (instead of EUR 161,000) in high season

W EXPLORER.

W EXPLORER special offer

36.2m (118.7ft) | 2009, Benetti Sail Division

7 days charter at a 15% discount or 12 days charter at a 20% discount

Flexibility of duration

In September and October, many yachts will consider shorter charters for guests that need a break but can't take a full week off. Ask your Burgess broker and we will be happy to advise which yachts accept short charters. Conversely, if it is a longer break you seek, great deals are available for charters over the usual seven days.

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Free charter cancellation policy

Over 30 Burgess managed charter yachts have signed up to this scheme, which means you can cancel for any reason 21 days or more before the charter is due to start, or less than 21 days if it is COVID-19 related, and receive a 100 percent refund. You have literally nothing to lose by booking a charter.

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Private aviation

Our charter brokers have relationships with all the major private aviation suppliers. We know the ones that are taking the same recommended precautionary measures we are to ensure jets are as COVID safe as yachts. Don’t hesitate to ask us for more information about our preferred aviation partners.

It's time to escape!

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