with The Moorings
Today, after more than 50 years at sea, The Moorings has established its reputation as the world’s premier yacht charter company. Our award-winning charter fleet now includes more than 400 yachts in 20+ destinations across the globe. Whether it’s a self-skippered monohull, a Sail catamaran with a skipper at the helm, a high-performance Power catamaran, or a Crewed yacht with a captain and chef—we’re here to make your time on the water truly unforgettable.
The Moorings Yacht Charters specializes in bespoke, intimate charter experiences for groups of 6 to 10 guests. Travelers can choose from over 20 of the world’s best yachting destinations, including the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Mediterranean, and more. Plus, book now, and your clients will save up to 10% on sailings between November 1, 2022, and September 30, 2023.
The Americas Yacht Charters
The Americas offer an array of idyllic charter destinations. Sail the unspoiled “out islands” of the Bahamas, explore Belize’s remote cruising wonderland, discover endless amounts of natural beauty along the southern coast of Brazil, or fall in love with the Gulf shores of Florida.
The “off-the-beaten-path” Abacos and Exumas deliver a Bahamas vacation unlike any other, featuring uncrowded beaches, easy-living island vibes, and the clearest ocean water you have ever laid eyes on. Meet the world-famous swimming pigs, snorkel over remarkable coral reefs, and let all your worries melt away—one nautical mile at a time.
Head to Placencia, Belize, where civilization feels far away, but paradise feels like the norm. Wander amongst ancient Mayan ruins, snorkel, or dive the world’s second-largest barrier reef, and satisfy your thirst for offshore adventure in the most rewarding way.
A Brazil yacht charter takes off from Paraty and immerses you in South America’s glistening “Emerald Coast.” Feast your eyes on lush tropical scenery, sample the local cuisine, and indulge your senses like never before. Enjoy short passages, vibrant culture, and superb sunsets from one remote anchorage to the next.
Make your way to St. Petersburg for an island-hopping vacation that your whole group will treasure for years to come. Offering a unique blend of “old Florida” charm, undisturbed relaxation, and laid-back beach bar fun, this premier travel destination is both bucket list-worthy and best experienced by boat.
Caribbean Yacht Charters
Cruise the calm waters of the Caribbean, where the British Virgin Islands grant easy, line-of-sight navigation and trade winds keep your course steady. Follow the sun to St. Lucia and drop anchor to take in the warm glow of the sunset. Find out how Grenada lives up to its nickname “The Spice Island of the Caribbean”. Spend your days shopping on the beautiful streets of St. Thomas. Immerse yourself in the unspoiled paradise of Puerto Rico’s Spanish Virgin Islands. Or, rekindle your love for open water adventure in Antigua’s first-rate sailing wonderland.
Discover the blissful white sands of the world-class Caribbean islands from the deck of your private state-of-the-art yacht. Look out over the jade-colored sea and breath in the rejuvenating air fringed with the sweet aroma distinct to these outlying islands. Each charter day waits with new surprises of hidden-away eateries, sunken caves, and rich history.
Sailors with all levels of expertise will find accommodating waterways that make for some of the most enjoyable sailing experiences—cruise through protected anchorages and into full-service marinas where your voyage is king. The ever-enchanting Caribbean opens a world of possibilities, both onshore and off, with hidden coves, warm island culture, beachside dining, and unrivaled snorkeling & diving conditions.
Mediterranean Yacht Charters
Immerse yourself in scenic coastlines and storied histories on a yacht charter in the dazzling Mediterranean. Begin an Italian adventure by casting off from the colorful harbor of Procida, a short trip from bustling Pozzuoli. Revel in the culture, cuisine, and secluded anchorages that abound as you cruise through the Aegean Sea. Or explore the many timeless treasures nestled throughout the enchanting Dalmatian Islands.
With seven Mediterranean charter bases, The Moorings provides ideal sailing locations to suit every taste preference. Protected waters with short passages will lead you to quick day trips between islands, while longer, open-sea crossings will help you reach remote harbors unspoiled by time. Whether you choose to plan ahead or leave it to chance, you’ll find no end to what you can do in this cruising paradise.
First-time visitors and seasoned sailors will find it hard to resist Greece’s captivating appeal, but Italy’s Amalfi coast offers a culture just as rich and sights just as stunning. Split your days between sea and land while island-hopping in style along Croatia’s splendid Dalmation Coast, or indulge your senses in contemporary ports balanced by historic villages in Palma de Mallorca, Spain. No matter where you undock in the Mediterranean, dream vacations become Five-Star escapes you’ll never forget.
Seychelles Yacht Charters
Lying 1,000 miles off Africa’s east coast, between 240 and 600 miles north of the equator in the Indian Ocean, the 115 islands that comprise the Republic of Seychelles are among the most isolated in the world. Arab traders first sailed to the Seychelles around 800 A.D. Phoenician, Polynesian, Chinese, and European explorers followed, but it wasn’t until the 1700s that French colonists settled on the larger islands. Today, the population of the entire country numbers only 84,000, and it represents a rich commingling of French, British, Indian, Middle Eastern, and African culture. The French influence remains prominent; Creole is commonly spoken along with English.
While coral atolls make up most of the 72 low-lying Outer Islands, the majority of the Inner Islands, the largest of which consist of Mahé, Praslin, and La Digue, are geological wonders of twisted granite, mountainous and lush with tropical forests that support species of birds found nowhere else on Earth. Giant tortoises inhabit some of the Seychelles, nesting on the fine, white-sand beaches fronted with exquisitely beautiful coral reefs and azure seas that make a Seychelles yacht charter vacation unique and enriching.
Cruising in Mahe
The Seychelles are situated in a balmy, relatively calm swath of the Indian Ocean covering approximately 150,000 square miles, though a Seychelles charter vacation focuses on the main Inner Islands, all of which are close together, making for easy passages between them. In this part of the world, the annual monsoon influences the weather and wind directions. The northwest monsoon begins in November, ushering in northwesterly winds and more rain than typically falls from May through October when the winds shift more to the southeast beginning in April. Regardless of the season, wind velocities average 10 to 20 knots, and the temperature ranges from 82°F to 86°F.
Wind-driven currents switch direction with the seasonal winds and are typically just over one knot. However, in certain locations, such as in narrow channels between islands, the current can be much stronger. The tidal range runs from 4.5 to 5.9 feet. Like the wind-driven currents, tidal currents can be swift in narrow channels. A Seychelles cruising vacation is well within the reach of captains confident in basic coastal navigation.
A Seychelles yacht charter unfolds in an exotic, less-traveled part of the world, which is what makes cruising the Seychelles so appealing. Small, secluded coves fringed with majestic palms set back from pristine white-sand beaches indent many of the islands and just offshore are coral reefs resplendent in hues of brown, orange, green, and blue. Half of the Seychelles is set aside as a natural preserve to protect the rare birds – the Seychelles bulbul, black parrot, and fruit pigeon, to name a few – and giant tortoises that live nowhere else but in the Pacific’s Galapagos Islands. The natural wonders are enough to make any Seychelles yacht cruising vacation memorable. The seaside resorts, boutiques, and fine restaurants found on some of the Inner Islands add a dash of luxury to the Seychelles experience.
Thailand Yacht Charters
Nestled in the heart of Southeast Asia, Thailand is endowed with unparalleled tropical beauty. Of its four distinct regions, the southern peninsular reaches of the country are of the most interest to sailors. The cruising grounds off the east coast of the island of Phuket are among the finest anywhere.
Towering pinnacles of limestone jut from the emerald-colored and sheltered waters of Phang-nga Bay. To the south, the famous Phi Phi Islands stand as jewels of the Andaman Sea. More than 130 picturesque isles lie within the province of Krabi alone, and the offshore marine preserves of the Similan and Surin islands are internationally famous as one of the world’s top scuba diving sites. A Phuket cruising vacation offers a multitude of scenic and secure anchorages, pristine white-sand beaches, rugged uninhabited islands, and lively nightlife and resorts. The warm, hospitable people of Thailand enhance the enjoyment of a Phuket yacht charter, making the offshore adventure all the more memorable in a nation often called the Land of Smiles.
Cruising in Phuket
The waters off Phuket’s east coast are situated in a protected swath of the Andaman Sea, ensuring excellent and safe cruising all year long. There is a wet and a dry season, all based on the monsoons that influence the weather and wind directions. On Thailand’s west coast, the northeast monsoon begins in November, ushering in light to moderate northeasterly winds between 10 and 20 knots, cooler temperatures, and drier conditions. In May, the southwest monsoon begins. Southwesterly winds gradually strengthen to more than 20 knots at the peak of the rainy season, which occurs in September and October. In most other rainy season months, it only rains for a couple of hours during the late afternoon. Daytime temperatures average 89°F from July through February and 61°F at night. It’s hotter from March through June. The tidal range can exceed eight feet, creating swift tidal currents in narrow channels. Navigation is often line-of-sight. However, a careful eye on the chart and GPS is advised because of the numerous coral reefs. A Phuket charter vacation is well within the reach of captains confident in basic coastal navigation.
A Phuket yacht charter unfolds in an exotic part of the world with stunning scenery and easy passages, which is what makes cruising in Phang-nga Bay and the Andaman Sea so appealing. Secluded coves fringed with majestic limestone cliffs, and pristine white-sand beaches indent many of the islands, and just offshore are coral reefs resplendent in hues of brown, orange, green, and blue. Marine parks set aside as natural preserves to protect the tropical birds and abundant sea life make exploring these waters a voyage into an unspoiled paradise. Enjoying the culture and savoring the local cuisine is a delightful aspect of a Phuket cruising vacation, as is the snorkeling and scuba diving. For charter guests interested in nightlife, Phuket is known as Thailand’s premier resort island.
Tahiti Yacht Charters
Situated midway in the Pacific Ocean between South America and Australia, French Polynesia is comprised of 118 islands in the Austral, Gambier, Marquesas, Tuamotu, and Society archipelagos spread out in an area roughly the size of Europe.
Papeete on Tahiti is the capital. Within the Society, group is Bora-Bora, Raiatea, Tahaa, and Huahine, the jewels of the exotic cruising grounds of a Tahiti sailing vacation. Because the islands are downwind from Tahiti, they’re known as the Leewards. The mountainous heights rise from the sea atop what remains of ancient volcanoes so old the craters have all but eroded into oblivion. Encircling barrier reefs provide a habitat for sea turtles, sharks, dolphins, porpoises, colorful hard and soft coral, and more than 500 species of fish, making the Tahitian Leewards one of the world’s top snorkeling and scuba diving venues. Resorts, watersports, island tours, archaeological sites, and fine dining are just some of the delights of a Tahiti yacht charter.
Cruising in Tahiti
A Tahiti sailing vacation offers balmy easterly trade winds averaging between 15 and 20 knots throughout the year, virtually guaranteeing a relaxing sail every day in the calm waters behind the reefs and spirited sailing on open-water passages. Inside the reefs, navigation is line-of-sight from one marker to the next, though a watchful eye on the chart is necessary, as is plotting courses on the longer passages between the islands. The tidal range is insignificant at less than one foot, which means currents are typically weak except in narrow passes through the reefs. A Tahiti yacht charter is well within the reach of sailors who have basic skills in coastal navigation. The beauty and unique character of these exotic waters lures less experienced and veteran sailors alike to return time after time for more adventures. Year-round temperatures range from 78°F to 80°F.
Although Bora-Bora, Raiatea, Tahaa, and Huahine are neighbors, each island has a slightly different ambiance. Of course, the South Pacific beauty is a common trait. The exquisite reefs, motus, and beaches are too. But on one island, the emphasis may be more on catering to the chic, while on another, Nature is supreme. On still another, the handiwork of local artists or the quiet reverence at a stone temple dating back to the earliest times of Polynesian travelers is in evidence. Together, the four treasures of the Tahitian Leewards are an enchanting cruising ground for a memorable Tahiti sailing vacation.
Bareboat charter sailing vacations deliver a private yacht adventure on the water for groups of up to 12 guests. Select from an extensive custom-built fleet of spacious catamarans and classic monohulls with the option to sail-it-yourself or hire a licensed Skipper.
Be the master of your destiny, or at least your sailing journey, as the skipper of your own bareboat yacht charter. When you are your own captain, you’ll experience the rewarding challenge of guiding your own vessel over the seas while in a luxurious setting. Custom, one-of-a-kind yachts and top destinations come together to create the ideal trip just right for you.
Choose from over 20 amazing destinations throughout the Caribbean, Americas, Mediterranean, Indian Ocean, Far East, and South Pacific.
The Moorings has created a fleet of excellent yachts each individually designed and constructed by world-renowned yacht builders Beneteau and Robertson & Caine. Among your choices you will find models with sleek exteriors and spacious interiors ideal for heading out with any group size. No matter the destination, the yacht you take is fully equipped to make your journey an exceptional sailing experience.
Classically refined and contemporarily equipped, The Moorings’ monohulls set the standard for unforgettable performance and comfort. Backed by the boat-building heritage of leading manufacturer Beneteau, these vessels are the premier choice for some of the most sought-after yacht charters available. Set sail on a monohull from The Moorings where sailing tradition meets new adventure in worldwide destinations.
The Moorings is proud to partner with renowned builder Robertson & Caine to offer award-winning catamarans. Step aboard and discover spacious en-suite staterooms and innovative features like the expansive fly bridge atop the new 514PC and 5800 or the ease in which these boats can maneuver; Moorings catamarans are the perfect platforms for incredible journeys at sea.
Power across the water on a well-equipped, high-performance Power catamaran. Our modern, fuel-efficient Powercats deliver speed and comfort so you can see more during your vacation and arrive in style.
For the ultimate experience on the water, an all-inclusive Moorings Crewed charter comes complete with the personalized service of an expert captain and gourmet chef. Enjoy complete relaxation in your own personal paradise.
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