It’s a question you probably thought you’d never have to ask yourself; where on earth (quite literally) can I enjoy a pandemic-free holiday? Yet recently, the happy few who have discovered the joy of luxury yacht charter are asking us this very question.
Using a yacht to break away from the beaten track is by no means a new concept and has been growing as a popular trend over the last few years. A luxury yacht offers a previously unattainable level of comfort and safety as you move into and through whichever adventure you have set your heart on. Even better, Bluewater is in the unique position to offer a range of COVID19 testing solutions
, meaning that both you and crew alike can access complete peace of mind before you even set sail.
The team at Bluewater has been specialising in helping explorers avoid mass gatherings successfully for 30 years, so you’ll be delighted to learn that our charter specialists
are experts in creating unforgettable, plague-free experiences ranging from discovering Antarctica on an ice-class yacht, to racing into the Polynesian wind on one of the world’s largest sailing yachts.
The Galapagos Islands
Who needs a private island when you can have a whole archipelago? The wildlife-packed volcanic islands of the Galapagos are on many of our clients’ bucket lists as an experience of a lifetime. Your charter specialist will need their very best set of bargaining skills to ensure you access as much of this stunning - yet restricted - region as possible, so book well ahead to explore your inner Darwin!
It’s hard to believe that a remote and unforgiving landscape such as Antarctica is now an accessible charter destination, although your expedition won’t come without challenges – and we’re not talking about choosing which thermals to pack! Unless you happen to know a friendly whale pod, chartering an ice-class explorer yacht is the only way to join the club of those who have conquered a landscape untouched by humans. If crushing through icebergs on an ice-breaker isn’t enough to get your adrenalin pumping, the bravest (or some would say craziest) may even consider taking on the infamous Drake Passage, one of the world’s roughest stretches of water. For those who make it, the rugged glaciers of Patagonia await.
Rising out of the sea dramatically on the southern tip of South America, Patagonia craftily evades the radar of the less experienced traveler, meaning the lamas and pumas are all yours – if you want them! If mountain lions seem too tame, the truly fearless explorer should consider sailing the stunningly wild coastline around Cape Horn, to become one of the rare sailors who earn the right to receive the special tattoo of a rigged ship.
You may call it The Seychelles, but here at Bluewater we know it as ‘Heaven on Earth’. The stunning, and often deserted beaches of these endangered islands are perfectly paired with some of the most luxury spa resorts in the world. But why lock down in a resort, no matter how luxurious, when you can dawdle at your leisure through 115 islands on your very own superyacht? We can’t think of a good reason either. If you’re considering venturing further north to the Maldives, now might be the right time as some of these islands will be under water in our lifetimes. Book your Maldives charter sooner rather than later to experience seclusion and beauty that a landlubber simply wouldn’t get the chance to witness.
This set of islands remains the perfect representation of paradise and if I close my eyes and try to conjure up the island of my dreams with crystal clear waters and luxurious flora, it is always French Polynesia that appears. They may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one ; luckily, there are enough islands in French Polynesia to ensure we don’t all bump into each other at the same time! A truly spectacular paradise, you could be starting your day on top of the world on the peak of Mount Otemanu in Bora Bora, or maybe you’d prefer to behold the Moai statues on Easter Island? We would recommend you do both, but we don’t want to spoil you too much!
To the happy few...