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Yacht, Small Ship, and Sailing Charters

Collection of Web sites that will show you where to charter a sailboat, motorboat, or yacht to cruise the Caribbean, Mediterranean, Alaska, or the seven seas.
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About.com Sailing Website
Whether you want to teach the kids to sail, live aboard while you cruise the Seven Seas or figure out where the closest yacht club is, you'll find information on it here. Also included are resources on crews - wanted and available.

Boat and Breakfasts
Romance is watching a sunrise or sunset while listening to the gentle lapping of waves and breathing the fresh sea air. You can have all this and more with a stay aboard a yacht or sailboat or even a floating villa or houseboat.

1-800-Sailaway Yacht Charters
Yacht charter company headquartered in Miami since 1976. Website features charter yachts (sail and power, with and without crew) worldwide. Site offers online inquiries, multiple search engines (with pictures and prices), and sample yachts.

A Water Fantaseas
At A Water Fantaseas luxury yacht charters they will assist you in finding the most professional crew, catering services, provisioning, trip planning, event management of corporate parties and events. They have a wide range of vessels for half or full day and term charter in South Florida, Bahamas, and the Caribbean.

AdriaSail - Gateway to Sailing the Adriatic
AdriaSail provides information on sailing the spectacular Adriatic islands of Croatia. The site includes the possibility to book a yacht charter online (in real time), consult marina maps, see sample sailing itineraries, review some basic principles of sailing and learn important travel tips for a successful Croatian charter holiday.

Alaska and Pacific Northwest - Infinity Yacht Charters
Large selection of top quality yachts in Alaska and the Pacific NW

Alaska Charter Cruises
Charter the Midnight Sun ... A 70 foot Crewed Luxury Motor Yacht For Your Alaska Inside Passage Vacation Adventure.

Alaska Charters
Cruises Alaskan waters since 1981 aboard the 87 foot, 10 passenger MV Discovery.  This ship's owners say their ship offers passengers the opportunity to cruise to small fjords and towns inaccessible to the larger ships.

Alaska Passages Adventure Cruises
They say they will personalize itineraries five days and up on the motor yacht Heron.  According to this site, you can cruise Southeast Alaska with a small group of friends or family and enjoy fishing, photography, kayaking, and sightseeing.

Alaska Sea Adventures
Alaska yacht charters and small group custom Alaska adventure cruises. Experience Alaska's spectacular Inside Passage up close and personal on a yacht cruise. Ideal family vacations.

Alaska Yacht Charters
How about cruising Southeastern Alaskan waters on your own yacht?  This company's Website claims it will customize a private, live-aboard cruise for you and five of your closest friends.

All Aboard Yacht Charters
All Aboard Yacht Charters has been providing wildlife, natural history and fishing expedition style cruises in Alaska’s inside passage since 1981. Their ships cater to small groups of no more than 10 passengers on scheduled 8 day cruises in Alaska.

Allied Super Yacht Rentals
Private power yacht charters in the Caribbean.

Allied Yacht Charters
A yacht charter firm based in South Beach, Florida specializing in a variety of worldwide bareboat or fully crewed yacht charters from 37' to 140'. Their site provides resources not only for yachts but the destinations they will take you to.

American Safari Cruises
American Safari sails small luxury yachts to the Inside Passage of Alaska, the Sea of Cortes in Mexico, the Pacific Northwest, and the Hawaiian Islands.

Aqua Cat Cruises
Aqua Cat Cruises claim to offer "a leisurely liveaboard scuba diving and snorkeling adventure in the Bahamas." They cruise each week from Nassau, Bahamas to the Exuma Islands on the 102' catamaran Aqua Cat.

Aqua Safaris
Yacht charters available world-wide, including the Caribbean and Mediterranean plus Charleston, South Carolina.

Aubisque - Catamaran Charters
Sailing charters, adventure trips, sailing, snorkeling, fishing and more in Belize, Honduras, Cuba, and Mexico. Catamaran day trips for cruise passengers visiting Belize.

Barrington Hall Corporation
Private crewed yacht charters in the Caribbean and Mediterranean onboard Sailboats, catamarans and Power yachts.

Caique Cruises in the Greek Isles
Sail the Dodecanese Islands of Greece on a traditional Greek caique.

Caribbean Motor Yacht Charters
Sail on the luxury yacht Sweet Harmony on a one-week fully crewed yacht charter from St. Thomas, USVI.

Champagne Cruises
Champagne Cruises - luxury cruise and boat charter specialists on the Algarve, Portugal. From day cruises to week long charters.

Classic Greece Yacht Charters
Sail the Greek Isles on the luxury yacht the Sir Winston Churchill.

Conch Charters
Conch Charters offers bareboat or skippered sailboat yacht charters in the British Virgin Islands and the Caribbean.

Crewed Charters
Offers charters around the world, from Alaska to the San Blas Islands to Turkey, and most places in between.

Eastern Star Cruises
Elegant 85' yacht with fine dining for weddings, corporate events, and private celebrations. Day & overnight charters. Departs New York (May-Oct) and south Florida (Nov-Apr).

eBare Bareboat Yacht Charters
Website that is a good planning tool for anyone who is looking for a bareboat charter (without a crew to help). In addition to links to many bareboat companies, site has other useful general information on bare boating.

Ed Hamilton & Co.
Independent charter broker providing "free, unbiased advice on which bareboat company or crewed sailing/power boat best fits your requirements."

Elite Island Yachts
Elite Island Yachts offers crewed charter catamaran cruises to vacation destinations throughout the Caribbean and Southeastern United States, including the Bahamas, the Grenadines, St. Maarten, the British Virgin Islands, and the historic Carolina coastline.

Elite Yacht Charters
This Beverly Hills company specializes in luxury yachts for charter.  They have over 150 ships and emphasize privacy and 5-star pampering from the crew.

Endless Summer
This 72 foot crewed yacht has 4 air conditioned staterooms and sails in the British Virgin Islands.  You can charter the whole ship or just one stateroom.

Explorer Yacht Charters
This company has been operating Southeastern Alaskan charters for the past five years. They use a European-built motor yacht and claim to have "superb gourmet cuisine."

Explorer Yacht Charters
This company has been operating Southeastern Alaskan charters for the past five years. They use a European-built motor yacht and claim to have "superb gourmet cuisine."

Footloose Sailing Charters
Footloose Sailing Charters offers great sailing vacations in the Caribbean and South Pacific, from bases in the British Virgin Islands, St Lucia, New Zealand and Tonga. The Footloose fleet consists of 33- to 50-foot former Moorings yachts. Footloose will even provide skippers and cooks if you'd like.

Infinity Yacht Charters
Infinity Yacht Charters has a wide range of worldwide boat and yacht charters with crew

International Yacht Charter Group
Yacht company offers access to over 1000 fully crewed yacht charters anywhere in the world, with partners in Australia and Greece as well as staff who visit yachts in the USA and Bahamas, the Med and the Caribbean.

Jolly Mon Sailing
This travel agency specializes in exotic vacations on or near the water.  It has a large variety of yacht charters available, including both crewed and bareboat sailboats.

Luxury Charter Group
The Luxury Charter Group has 40 years of experience and uses hand-picked crewed charter yachts from premium destinations around the world.

Luxury Yachts, Inc.
South Florida luxury yacht charter company. Charter a yacht for a day or a week.

Maple Leaf Adventures
Experience Alaska on a tall ship cruise. Twelve-day trips include glaciers, rainforests, offshore islands with millions of nesting seabirds, time with whales and dolphins, and spectacular days amid Alaska™s midsummer grandeur. Includes gourmet chef, private naturalist and just nine guests.

Mediteran Yachting
If you would like to buy or charter a sailboat or motor yacht in Croatia, this site has many to offer.

Pacific Catalyst Expeditions - Alaska and the Pacific Northwest
Small group cruises aboard two historic yachts, bringing passengers far from the everyday world and into the hidden and diverse regions of Southeast Alaska, the Inside Passage, and the Pacific Northwest. Eight to twelve guests on private charters or in individual cabins on scheduled trips.

Pacific Catalyst II, Inc.
Pacific Catalyst runs one classic wooden vessel, accommodating up to 12 passengers, for kayak, natural history, and whale whatching cruises in Southeast Alaska and the San Juan Islands.

Quasar Nautica - Galapagos Expeditions
Specializes in Galapagos cruises and Ecuadorean land tours. Company has been providing small ship cruises to the Galapagos for over 12 years.

Sailing Charters in Newport, Rhode Island
Site offers bareboat yacht charters for those who would like to sail the New England coast to such fascinating locations as Cape Cod and/or Nantucket, Martha's Vineyard, Cuttyhunk, Fishers and Block Island.

Sailing Vacations
Easy to navigate website that deals with crewed yacht charters, primarily in the Caribbean. Site has a very unique feature--if you click on "select a charter yacht", you will get a list of yachts in price-ascending order. Nice tool for planning a crewed yacht charter!

Sea Wolf Adventures in Glacier Bay, Alaska
An affordable Alaskan small ship adventure where passengers can experience nature in a personal, fun and active expedition.

Sneed Tropical Yacht Charters
Over 2000 sail or power yachts available for bareboat or crewed charter.  You can go small (<50 feet) or large (>250 feet).

Solstice - Bahamas Luxury Diving & Sailing Catamaran
Enjoy an upscale private charter for 6 guests in the Exumas, Bahamas, on Sailing Catamaran SOLSTICE with Captain and Chef.

Valef Yachts
This company has been chartering yachts in Greece for over 30 years.  Site includes some interesting pictures of famous people who have sailed on their yachts. 

Virgin Islands Sailing
Offers sailboat, catamaran, and motor yacht cruises with crew or bareboat.  Boats are available in the Caribbean or Mediterranean.

Yacht Charter Expert
A free directory of bareboat and luxury crewed yacht charters with user reviews and other helpful information

Yacht Charter Guide
List of yacht charter companies and general information on chartering yachts or small ships.

Yacht Store
Yachtstore can provide access to over 800 of the highest quality charter yachts worldwide.

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