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Off The Beaten Path Unique Yacht Charter Destinations

The Mediterranean Riviera, the Bahamas and Carribean islands are all extemely popular cruising areas.  However with charter yachts getting larger and better equipped each year, the trend for searching out extraordinary adventures beyond the well-trodden traditional coastal destinations has surged during the last few years.

So escape the ordinary and set sail for an off the beaten path yacht charter destination.

Embark on a journey off grid and chart your course to exclusive waters that redefine the art of yachting exploration.

Gems are waiting to be discovered, find pristine living reefs, secluded coves, untrodden beaches, culturally rich coastlines, remote island archipelagos and coastal utopias, that promise unique experiences and unforgettable memories.

Indonesia Where the Indian and Pacific oceans meet.

“If we look at a globe or a map of the Eastern Hemisphere, we shall perceive between Asia and Australia a number of large and small islands, forming a connected group distinct from those great masses of land and having little connexion with either of them. 

Situated upon the Equator and bathed in the tepid water of the great tropical oceans, this region enjoys a climate more uniformly hot and moist than almost any other part of the globe and teems with natural productions which are elsewhere unknown.”

Alfred Russell Wallace 1869

Komodo National Park

From May to September Komodo National Park based cruises sailing in the Komodo National Park, Flores, Sumba, Sawu Sea, Timor, Alor, and Lembata.

Komodo National Park, located in the center of the Indonesian archipelago (Lesser Sunda Islands), between the islands of Sumbawa and Flores, is composed of three major islands (Rinca, Komodo, and Padar) and numerous smaller ones, all of them of volcanic origin.

The region is famous for its unique biodiversity, particularly the Komodo LizardVaranus komodoensis, commonly referred to as the Komodo dragon. These giant lizards, existing no-where else in the world and can reach a length of up to  2-3 meters.

Off the beaten path yacht charter destination | Indonesia - Where the Indian and Pacific oceans meet.

This park also provides refuge for many other notable terrestrial species such as the orange-footed scrub fowl, an endemic rat, and the Timor deer.

The park, established in 1980, was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1991. It is located at the juncture of two continental plates and constitutes the “shatter belt” within the Wallacea Biogeographical Region, between the Australian and Sunda ecosystems. It is identified as a unique global conservation priority area, of 219,322 ha, has a dry climate that has triggered evolutionary floral adaptation.

Rugged hillsides and dry vegetation highly contrast with the sandy beaches and the blue coral-rich waters which are heavens for sea turtles, whales, dolphins and dugongs.

Off the beaten path yacht charter destination | Indonesia - Where the Indian and Pacific oceans meet.

WEST PAPUA

From October to April West Papua based cruises sailing in the Mollucas, Raja Ampat and Cendrawasih Bay.

Raja Ampat, located in Indonesia’s West Papua province, just off the northwestern tip of the island of New Guinea, the remote Raja Ampat archipelago comprises a unique labyrinth of more than 1000 islands, spread over a vast expanse of calm turquoise seas – startlingly beautiful both above and below the water.

“Raja Ampat” translates as “four kings”, describing the four main islands of Waigeo, Salawati, Batanta and Misool.

The archipelago has the highest recorded marine biodiversity on the planet and is home to the world’s richest reefs, offering a staggering diversity of experiences to those privileged few lucky to sail her waters.

The Maluku Islands, also known as the Moluccas, are an archipelago in Indonesia historically known as the “Spice Islands.” This region played a significant role in the spice trade during the colonial era and is rich in cultural heritage. Today, it offers pristine beaches, lush forests, and a glimpse into Indonesia’s diverse cultural tapestry.

Cendrawasih Bay, situated in the Bird’s Head Peninsula of West Papua, is famous for its resident population of whale sharks. It is one of the few places in the world where divers can swim alongside these gentle giants in their natural habitat. The bay is also home to diverse marine life and stunning underwater landscapes, making it a paradise for underwater enthusiasts.

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Antarctica The Worlds's Southernmost Continent.

Embark on the ultimate expedition into the heart of Antarctica with a yacht charter experience like no other. Far beyond the reaches of civilization, Antarctica beckons adventurers with its pristine landscapes, towering glaciers and awe-inspiring wildlife encounters.

Discover the White Continent’s untouched beauty as you navigate its icy waters aboard a luxurious yacht, offering unrivaled comfort and unparalleled access to some of the planet’s most remote and breathtaking destinations. 

Join us as we delve into the extraordinary world of Antarctic yacht charters, where every voyage promises a once-in-a-lifetime adventure amidst the frozen wilderness of the southernmost continent.

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French Waterways Cruise the Canals & River's in Style!

Step aboard and set sail on a journey through the heart of France’s picturesque waterways, where timeless charm meets modern luxury.

From the tranquil rivers of the Loire Valley to the iconic canals of Burgundy and beyond, a charter experience in the French rivers and canals promises an enchanting voyage through centuries of history, culture, and gastronomy.

Immerse yourself in the idyllic landscapes of vineyard-clad hills, charming villages, and majestic châteaux as you navigate these storied watercourses aboard your private yacht.

Join us as we explore the unparalleled beauty and timeless allure of chartering in the French rivers and canals, where every bend in the river reveals a new adventure and every lock holds the promise of discovery.

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Alaska & British Columbia Untamed & Rugged Beauty

Experience the untamed wilderness and rugged beauty of Alaska & British Columbia like never before on a yacht charter expedition through some of North America’s most remote and breathtaking landscapes.

From the icy fjords of Alaska’s Inside Passage to the lush rainforests of British Columbia’s coastal islands, this journey promises unparalleled adventure amidst the pristine natural wonders of the Pacific Northwest.

Navigate crystal-clear waters teeming with wildlife, from majestic whales and playful sea otters to soaring bald eagles, as you explore secluded coves, ancient glaciers  and hidden hot springs aboard your private yacht. Join us as we embark on an unforgettable voyage through the majestic wilderness of Alaska & British Columbia, where every moment offers a new discovery and every vista leaves you in awe of nature’s grandeur.

Find more information on our Alaska & British Columbia page.

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South Pacific Exotic Islands to Explore

Enchanting South Pacific, exotic island where azure waters meet pristine white sands and lush tropical landscapes beckon with their serene beauty.

From the idyllic islands of Fiji and Tahiti to the remote atolls of the Cook Islands and beyond, a yacht charter in the South Pacific offers an unparalleled escape to paradise.

Sail across turquoise lagoons, explore hidden coves, and immerse yourself in the vibrant cultures of Polynesia and Melanesia as you chart a course through these remote and exotic destinations. Uncover the secrets of the South Pacific, where each island paradise offers a new adventure and every sunset paints a picture of pure serenity.

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Arctic & Surrounding Seas Luxurious Expeditions

The Arctic, with the Arctic Ocean and its adjacent seas, is the perfect setting to embark on an adventurous expedition.

The Arctic archipelago, part of eight different countries, each with fascinating culture and heritage, is filled with gems to be explored.

Discover untamed beauty and pristine wilderness, icebergs, scenic glaciers, Aurora Borealis, diverse wildlife and endless opportunities for adventure while cruising in the comfort of a luxury yacht with a professional crew that will provide a truly unforgettable experience.

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Explore the yachts Adventures in Luxury & Style

Off the beaten path adventures


Regardless of what adventure or expedition you would like to do, combining it with the comfort of a privately charter luxury yacht with a professional crew looking after you at all times is sure to provide unforgettable memories.

Contact us today for your enquiry or just fill in the form and the Nicholson Charters team will get back to you to discuss further.

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