A Holiday on The Water – Chartering a Yacht

03 August 2017

A Holiday on The Water – Chartering a Yacht

Sometimes you want more than just a relaxing break by the edge of the sea…for water lovers what better way to spend your holiday than on a luxury yacht out on the water itself?

Not only are you able to enjoy all the benefits of luxury accommodation with attentive on-board crew to look after you for the duration of your trip, but you are free to travel to a number of awe inspiring destinations during your holiday. Combine this with the incredible on-board facilities available on luxury yachts, easy access to a variety of water sports and plenty of opportunities to stretch out in the sun and relax with a cocktail, and you have the perfect setting for a beautifully diverse and relaxing break.

Oxford Private Travel is pleased to be able to offer our clients exclusive access to a stunning selection of superyachts for charter. Our in-house concierge team will work with you to select the perfect yacht for you and your guests' requirements before arranging your itinerary, which can of course be changed depending on the weather and your preferences, one of the many advantages of holidaying on a yacht!

Why choose a yacht for your holiday?

There are so many reasons a yacht could be the ideal choice for your holiday. The first is without doubt freedom of location… you get to choose where you want to go and once you have selected your approximate destination you are free to explore the area on a whim. To start the day in one port and end it in another. To explore hidden coastlines inaccessible to others or to moor up in a busy port for a night out in a glamorous city. The choice is yours. There is something supremely liberating about being able to alter your travel plans at the last minute and with no need to pack a bag as your hotel comes with you wherever you go.


Your yacht is the equivalent of a 6* floating hotel. The level of detail and standard of facilities on today’s superyachts is supreme. Many of the interiors have been designed by renowned interior designers such as Christian Liaigre and are luxuriously opulent. All mod cons are provided as well as all sorts of toys like jet skis and mini submarines, depending on the yacht.

You will also be very well looked after. Our yachts are staffed with a full contingent of crew headed up by an experienced captain. Superb food and drink go hand in hand with the opulent surroundings and make for some memorable meals out on the sun deck for lunch or in the dining room overlooking the moonlit waters at night.

Where to go on your yacht

Overlooking Monaco harbour

Within reason, the oceans are the limit! Larger yachts are capable of heading far out to sea and, if you wish, you can hop from continent to continent. Most guests however content themselves with glamorous destinations such as Monaco, often coinciding their visit with the Monaco Grand Prix or choosing to explore the unusual but no less beautiful coastlines of Montenegro or Croatia. Popular during the winter months are trips to the turquoise waters surrounding St. Barths or venture further afield to the magical islands of French Polynesia. For the explorers amongst you, some yachts are equipped to take guests to the furthest corners of the Earth, from Antarctica to the Galapagos islands. The world is your oyster and the view from your luxurious suite can change daily depending on your desires at the time.

Yachts to Charter

We have listed just three of the superyachts available to our clients as a taster below however our portfolio is extensive. If the idea of chartering your own yacht appeals for your next holiday then please do give our private travel consultants a call on +44 1993 899 430. They will be able to provide you with a personalised proposal to suit your individual requirements and budget.


Built in 2009, this stunning 61metre yacht was the winner of the World Superyacht, International Yacht and SBID Design Awards and offers the best of everything. With an interior designed by Candy and Candy Headquarters, panoramic views from her split level master suite, on board elevator, gym, media room, huge split-level sundeck with revolving circular sunbed and outdoor cinema, it really is one of the best superyachts available to charter on the water today.

Accommodating up to 9 guests in 4 stunning cabins, you and your guests will enjoy an incredible trip aboard this fabulous yacht. Included are some amazing toys; two Jet Skis, two Jet Tenders, Water skis and snorkelling gear to name but a few. You will certainly be the standout yacht in any harbour around the world.


The first question you will need to answer when chartering this yacht is which destination would you like to explore? She is available in the more traditional cruising area of the Mediterranean and Caribbean Seas, but she can also take you further afield for a once in a lifetime adventure to places like Patagonia, Antarctica, French Polynesia, Asia, and Panama. At 70 metres (69.60 metres to be precise) she is the ideal charter playground for up to 26 guests all of whom will be accommodated in individually decorated cabins.

A crew of 18, headed up by Captain Siggi Mansaker will indulge you and your guests and ensure you have an incredible trip. The on-board chefs will delight in preparing exquisite dishes that have been tailored to a menu of your choice. Once you have settled in and relaxed, take advantage of the extensive array of water sports and other activities that can be arranged by the crew and will be tailored to your destination's environment.


More in keeping with the image of a traditional yacht, Panthalassa is a beautiful 56 metre sailing yacht that can accommodate 12 people in six equally proportioned cabins. Her exquisite, light infused interior designed by Foster & Partners provides the setting for an amazing holiday. Leather panelled walls, sumptuous silk rugs and en-suite marble shower rooms all add to the luxurious feel on-board. A dining room that converts to a boardroom also allows business to be conducted whilst you are away – an occasional necessity!

A ten strong crew will look after your every need and ensure your stay is both enjoyable and thoroughly comfortable. Why not take your charter to Italy and explore the little known islands of the Aeolian Archipelago… designated a world heritage site by UNESCO in 2000. Their volcanic origins left a dramatic legacy of black-sand beaches, smouldering craters and splintered, rocky coastlines and make for a fascinating destination.

For further information on these yachts or to request a personalised proposal please call our team on +44 1993 899 430 or click here for more details.