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Top destinations for a socially distanced yacht charter holiday

A yacht charter has always raised the bar in terms of privacy and access, but when it comes to socially distanced vacations yachts are truly unrivalled. When cruising waters where safety, health and hygiene is high on the agenda and naturally available, life’s stresses slip away with the tide.

What are the safest destinations for social distancing?

Maintaining a distance of at least two metres is required when social distancing, but you can increase your level of protection by visiting destinations where space and fresh air is available in abundance. From Croatia’s golden sandy beaches and the Bahamas’ deserted palm-fringed islands to snorkelling crystal clear waters in Bermuda, the world is your social distanced oyster.

Charter a yacht in Croatia

Escape to the islands

Hvar town with the Pakleni islands lying off
Hvar town with the Pakleni islands lying off

The Dalmatian coast is lined with glittering beaches and pastoral, hilltop villages nestled above a sprinkling of vibrant islands. Dubrovnik and Split are the main cities, but for an altogether quieter experience, the islands of Hvar and Brač offer island escapes, there's the stunning Mljet National Park and beautiful sea caves too.

Any COVID restrictions in Croatia?

The stunning Blue Caves of Biševo
The stunning Blue Caves of Biševo

Only Croatia’s hotel restaurants are currently open, and all visitors require a 48hr negative Covid-19 test prior to arrival. Those travelling from non-EU countries are not permitted entry until mid-January 2021, and face masks are mandatory on public transport and in taxis, shops and commercial premises. Some cruising limitations still apply.

Best socially distant places to visit in Croatia

Croatia is home to many established vineyards
Croatia is home to many established vineyards

Far from the madding crowds, a pre-dinner mojito on the Elisabeth Palace Hotel’s al fresco terrace on Hvar offers views of the rolling Adriatic Sea, while a wine trail itinerary will take in the entire Croatian coastline. Whether on a private yacht or bareboat charter, pepper the trip with shore excursions to a litany of the country’s five star vineyards.

Yachts for charter in Croatia

Experience Croatia with up to 36 guests on MOONLIGHT II
Experience Croatia with up to 36 guests on MOONLIGHT II

At 91.4m in length, MOONLIGHT II offers ample space to remain socially distanced on board, while an extensive spa, gym, 3D cinema, casino and sea level beach club will keep guests entertained for days without ever stepping foot on land.

Please contact your Burgess broker.

Charter a yacht in The Bahamas

Over 700 islands to explore

You could have the place to yourself
You could have the place to yourself

If ever there was a place designed for private yacht charter vacations, the Bahamas is it. Over 700 islands offer everything from wreck diving and reef snorkelling to championship golf and deep sea fishing, all carried out in a private social bubble.

Any COVID restrictions in the Bahamas?

The ultimate socially distanced escape
The ultimate socially distanced escape

A five-day negative Covid-19 test is required for all visitors, but restaurants and ports are open and uninhibited cruising is permitted. All visitors will require a Bahamas Travel Health Visa and a 10pm daily curfew is in place on selected islands. Face masks are not mandatory on the beach but must be worn in all other public spaces.

Best socially distant places to visit in The Bahamas

Pink Sand Beach on Harbour Island
Pink Sand Beach on Harbour Island

A sunset visit to Pink Sand Beach on Harbour Island will avoid the crowds and show the iridescent blushed sands in all their glory. Or dive to the seabed on Nassau to see artist Jason deCaires Taylor’s underwater sculpture Ocean Atlas up close and personal.

Yachts for charter in The Bahamas

TITANIA has a huge range of watertoys
TITANIA has a huge range of watertoys

The smorgasbord of watertoys available on board TITANIA will transform a social distanced yacht charter into a private waterpark adventure. In addition to an inflatable slide, platform, sailing dinghies, tows, trampoline, scuba diving gear and adrenaline-fuelled toys will keep guests more than busy.  

Please contact your Burgess broker.

Charter a yacht in Bermuda

Entertainment ashore and afloat

Sailing in the Great Sound
Sailing in the Great Sound

The 181-islet archipelago of Bermuda is filled with enticing coves, deep sea exploration and some of the best sailing around thanks to is gentle trade winds. Tropical rainfall leaves lush green golf courses in its wake and the aqua waters carry the promise of sighting two calm and inquisitive shark species, the Galapagos and dusky.

Any COVID restrictions in Bermuda?

Lush and verdant, Bermuda has so much to offer
Lush and verdant, Bermuda has so much to offer

Social distancing is required on private boats if households are mixed and the popular Bermudian raft-ups (roping boats together) is currently limited to three vessels. Some cruising restrictions may also apply. A negative Covid-19 test is required for all visitors, with a second follow up test on day four, day eight and day 14 of the visit.

Best socially distant places to visit in Bermuda

The Crystal Caves left by the volcanic caldera left when Bermuda was created
The Crystal Caves left by the volcanic caldera left when Bermuda was created

Sailing Bermuda’s Great Sound is a must-do for any keen yachtie looking for a voyage of discovery. Flanked by land on three sides, the horseshoe bay offers a jaw dropping backdrop for novice and experienced sailors, while the submerged remains of a Pre-Holocene volcanic caldera and crystal caves makes for awe-inspiring diving.

Yachts for charter in Bermuda

The captain knows these waters' secrets intimately
The captain knows these waters' secrets intimately

Sip sundowners in the sun deck jacuzzi while drinking in Bermuda’s peachy sunsets on board ATTITUDE. Equipped with a fantastic beach set-up, this luxury yacht makes socially distant yacht chartering a breeze.

Please contact your Burgess broker.

Charter a yacht in the British Virgin Islands

Charter heaven

The Bubby pool on Jost Van Dyke
The Bubby pool on Jost Van Dyke

Jost Van Dyke is the smallest of the British Virgin Islands’ four main islands, but it’s also a yachting hub. Pay a visit to the naturally occurring Bubbly Pool, while Great Harbour offers sheltered anchorages. Shallow waters and the close proximity between islands make BVIs a hotspot for social distanced bareboating, too.

Any COVID restrictions in the British Virgin Islands?

Green Cay and its sandy spit
Green Cay and its sandy spit

A four-day quarantine is required on arrival and cruising is restricted. Vessels subject to quarantine restrictions are allowed to charter. Restaurants remain open, but a negative Covid-19 test will be required on entry at air and seaports.

Best socially distant places to visit in the British Virgin Islands

Majestic spaces formed by The Baths' smooth granite rocks
Majestic spaces formed by The Baths' smooth granite rocks

Head to the Baths on Virgin Gorda to experience its warren of beachside boulders and epic sea grottoes during your BVI yacht charter. If you’re feeling adventurous, a hike to Gorda’s peak will reward with far-reaching views of the surrounding islets.

Yachts for charter in the British Virgin Islands

Plenty of comfortable deck space on this classy Feadship
Plenty of comfortable deck space on this classy Feadship

Feadship-built CYNTHIA is renowned for being a child-friendly yacht, with an experienced crew on hand to navigate the warm waters of the BVIs and an onboard ambience centred around rest and rejuvenation. Kayaks, SeaBobs, wakeboards and inflatables step up any socially distant yacht charter with fun in the sun.

Please contact your Burgess broker.

Charter a yacht in Antigua

Quintessential Caribbean

The famous Frigate bird
The famous Frigate bird

The twin state of Antigua & Barbuda offers double the laidback enjoyment when in the Caribbean islands. In addition to the cool trade winds, it offers deserted beaches under a rainforest canopy and the freshest conch fritters around. For wildlife lovers, Barbuda’s Frigate Bird Sanctuary is one of the species’ largest nesting sites.

 

Any COVID restrictions in Antigua?

A still evening in harbour
A still evening in harbour

The only permitted ports of entry are Nelson's Dockyard and Jolly Harbour. Cruising is allowed on vessels that have been cleared by port health, and chartering is permitted though guests may be required to quarantine. Restaurants are only open at 50 percent occupancy, and a negative Covid-19 test is required prior to arrival.

Best socially distant places to visit in Antigua

Snorkelling with Southern Stingrays
Snorkelling with Southern Stingrays

Forming part of the leeward islands, Antigua sits where the Caribbean Sea meets the western Atlantic Ocean. Paddle by kayak on the east coast to sight brown pelican, sea cucumber and the unusual upside down jelly fish. For a little interaction with Southern Stingrays, Mercers Creek Bay on the northeast side is a secure stingray habitat.

Yachts for charter in Antigua

Spectacular beach club with plenty of toys
Spectacular beach club with plenty of toys

With a private balcony in the master suite, an extensive sun deck and six additional roomy guest cabins, RAMBLE ON ROSE offers a spacious yacht charter to remember, while the two onboard chefs cook up an on board storm.

Please contact your Burgess broker.

Charter a yacht in St Barth

Chic and special

Anse Colombier is always a popular anchorage
Anse Colombier is always a popular anchorage

One of the glitziest islands in the Caribbean, St Barth has become a yachting mecca for motor yachts and sailing yachts alike. Pristine beaches, dazzling coral reefs and a constant cooling breeze are just a few of its globally recognised calling cards.

Are there any government restrictions in place in St Barth?

The verdant interior is home to many former plantations
The verdant interior is home to many former plantations

All vessels must be cleared at the Capitainerie, after which unrestricted cruising is permitted. A negative Covid-19 test is required 72hr prior to arrival. If travelling to St Barth through St Martin, a travel entry request form for St Martin will also be required.

Best socially distant places to visit in St Barth

Manapany overlooks Anse Des Cayes
Manapany overlooks Anse Des Cayes

The Francois Plantation restaurant is the height of sophistication offering dinner with a view. Or sample the desert-island vibe at chic eco-hotel Manapany, which takes social distancing on land to a whole new classy level.

Yachts for charter in St Barth

Huge outside guest spaces on LADY SHERIDAN
Huge outside guest spaces on LADY SHERIDAN

Versatility is the key to LADY SHERIDAN’s six-cabin set up, making a social distanced Caribbean yacht charter easy to navigate. Large outdoor deck spaces are matched with an upper saloon that transforms into a surround-sound theatre for exceptional evening entertainment.

Please contact your Burgess broker.

Ways to stay safe on your holiday

A superyacht charter means enjoying time away with friends and family without foregoing your health and wellbeing. Social distancing is easily observed indoor and out. Wake up to a new destination every morning from the comfort of your own bed, supported by a dedicated quarantined crew who sanitise and clean every step of the way.

Book your yacht chartering holiday with Burgess today

Our team of experienced Burgess brokers are always on hand to support guests through the necessary steps to book a yacht charter holiday. Just picture your dream destination and we’ll deliver the ultimate yacht to escape on.

To find out more about Burgess’ yachts for charter and yachts for sale, 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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