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Late-Summer Escapes: The best charter yachts and the top destinations to book a superyacht charter in now

By Katia Damborsky   Last Updated: 21 March 2023

If you didn’t get a chance to enjoy a luxury yachting vacation at the beginning of the summer, you don’t have to miss out. There is still plenty of time to book a crewed yacht charter in the later months of August and September so be sure to check out our expert recommendations of the best charter yachts and sweet summer escapes that you still have time to enjoy.

So, where are the best places for you and your charter party to visit? 

1. Greece

Average highs in September: 79 degrees

With more coastline and islands than any other European country, a Greece yacht charter is one of the best ways to explore all this incredible destination has to offer. Explore history-steeped landmarks that nod to an Ancient World, sleepy fishing villages that look as if they’ve been lifted from a travel brochure, and dine on fresh-catch seafood while admiring the mesmerizing Mediterranean sunset views. Breathtaking beaches and tiny islands create diverse and varied itineraries, while rich marine life promises plenty to see below the surface of the sea. 

Some yachts available in Greece include:

2. The Bahamas

Average highs in September: 88 degrees

A Caribbean island likened to a tropical paradise, the Bahamas is a year-round playground for yachts. Sand as soft as flour rises up from the clear blue sea, creating uninhabited cays and secret sandbars that only appear at low tide. You’ll experience some of the most incredible diving and snorkeling opportunities on the planet, with plenty of marine creatures and ancient plane and shipwrecks throughout the islands. A Bahamas yacht charter is packed with adventure, beauty and sights like Pig Beach, Thunderball Grotto, and Dean’s Blue Hole will leave you with memories to last a lifetime. 

Some yachts available to book in the Bahamas include:

3. Sardinia

Average highs in September: 81 degrees

Set adrift from the west coast of the Italian mainland, Sardinia is an oasis of natural beauty. Encompassed by emerald waters and glittering sandy beaches against a stunning backdrop of mountainous terrain, Sardinia sits like a precious stone just off the coast of Italy. Packed with gorgeous white sandy shores and lagoon-blue bays, the northeast of Sardinia lies Costa Smeralda is a particular favorite for bona fide charterers and sailing yacht enthusiasts. The Maddalena Peninsula is a great component to any Sardinia yacht charter, and the luxury shopping and trendy restaurants of Porto Cervo make this a perfect destination for any type of charterer. 

Some yachts available in Sardinia include:

4. Croatia

Average highs in September: 77 degrees

With hundreds of unspoiled islands, beautiful marinas and charming towns, Croatia has seen a surge in popularity over the past couple of years and it’s easy to understand why. From the spectacular coastline between Split and Dubrovnik to the glorious sunkissed islands of Hvar, Korčula, and Brač, there is an abundance of impeccable white sandy beaches, verdant vineyards and exquisite crystalline waters waiting to be explored. The towns are equally beautiful, with clay red rooves and palm-tree lined ports as far as the eye can see. 

Some yachts available to book in Croatia include:

5. The Maldives

Average highs in September: 86 degrees

The Maldives is sometimes overlooked as a charter destination due to its remote location, but those who are willing to make the journey will discover heaven on earth. Scattered across the Indian Ocean and ringed in shades of turquoise, the many islands of the Maldives offer a true taste of peace and serenity. Be sure to spend some time on a private island in the region; you’ll have the chance to experience overwater bungalows and underwater spa treatments. 

Some yachts available to charter in the Maldives include:

6. Corsica

Average highs in September: 75 degrees

Replete with rustic character and boho charm, the French island of Corsica is a world away from the sparkle and glamour of its Cote d’Azur cousin. Corsica is the perfect destination for hikers and history-lovers, with rugged mountainous landscapes and culture-steeped buildings and architecture hugging the shorelines. Postcard-worthy towns and authentic Mediterranean cuisine can be found across all the major port towns, and there are plenty of beaches and great snorkeling spots to visit by yacht.

Some yachts available in Corsica include:

  • The 301ft/ 92m motor yacht AQUARIUS, available to charter from $1,500,000 p/week (+ expenses)
  • The 238ft/ 72m luxury yacht CORAL OCEAN, available to charter from €650,000 p/week (+ expenses)
  • The 228ft/ 69m superyacht NOMAD, available to charter from €380,000 p/week (+ expenses)
  • The 214ft/ 63m superyacht TRIDENT, available to charter from €500,000 p/week (+ expenses)
  • The 163ft/ 49m superyacht AIR, available to charter from €500,000 p/week (+ expenses)

7. New England

Average highs in September: 73 degrees

While New England isn’t renowned for its high temperatures, it’s still hot and sunny well into August and September. Martha’s Vineyard and Cape Cod are great destinations for cruising the coastlines, admiring the scenery and enjoying beachfront barbecues. There are plenty of museums and art galleries to keep you occupied during the day and the whale watching season in the region runs until October so you can expect to see some of these majestic creatures from the deck of your motor yacht.

Some yachts available in New England include:

8. Turkey

Average highs in September: 85 degrees

Turkey is one of the best-kept secrets for a yacht charter vacation in summer. Temperatures extend well into the eighties in September, and with very few crowds and some of the most awe-inspiring scenery on earth, it’s easy to understand why some of the largest superyachts in the world spend their summers here. From the lively Marmaris to the lush green landscapes that stretch out across the shore, there is an abundance of bright blue watered bays and plenty of secret coves waiting for you to explore. 

Some yachts available to book in Turkey include:

  • The 262ft/ 80 m luxury yacht TATANIA, available to charter from €775,000 p/week (+ expenses)
  • The 246ft/ 75 m luxury yacht KENSHO, available to charter from €850,000p/week (+ expenses)
  • The 181ft/ 55 m motor yacht GECO, available to charter from €335,000 p/week (+ expenses)
  • The 163ft/ 49 m motor yacht VERTIGE ,available to charter from €250,000 p/week (+ expenses)
  • The 141ft/ 43 m motor yacht SUNRISE, available to charter from €200,000 p/week (+ expenses)

Need more information?

For more information about all the places and activities mentioned in this article, please reach out to your preferred yacht charter broker who should be able to advise you further.

In the meantime, become even more inspired and browse our charter ideas, experiences and advise page or feel free to browse the fleet of superyachts available for charter in your chosen destination. 

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