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What do Yacht Charters and Banana Peppers Have in Common?

November 29, 2018

What do yacht charters and banana peppers have in common? I’ll give you three guesses and the first two don’t count. Banana Peppers They are super nutritious, rich in fiber, calcium, potassium, folate, and Vitamins A & C. Banana peppers are low in calories and high in beta-carotine! Lastly, The high levels of Vitamin C […]


Yacht Charter is the Best Kept Travel Secret

November 25, 2018

Most people believe a private yacht charter is beyond their reach! It sounds quite glamorous, doesn’t it? It certainly conjures up images of wealth and privilege. Mega Yacht For example, it is true that you could charter a mega yacht Relentless, a 145 foot Mega Yacht that sleeps 10 with a crew of 9 to […]


You May Find Yourself Healthier After a Vacation

November 21, 2018

It’s a well documented fact that a vacation does wonders for your health! But do you know in just how many ways? Health Benefits from Vacation Inc. Magazine ran an article about 4 scientific reasons vacations are good for your health, citing heart disease prevention, decrease in stress, higher productivity and better sleep. In fact, […]


The Top 7 Yacht Cocktails Exposed

November 18, 2018

One might think that cocktails go hand in hand with yacht cruising! Well, we sure think so! While plenty of people request regular alcoholic items on board such as bottled beer, champagne, Pino Grigio and bottled liquor such as Whiskey, Tequila, Gin and/or Vodka.  We now have the list of the top 7 most requested […]


How to Choose your next Yacht Charter Vessel

November 14, 2018

So you’ve decided to do a yacht charter vacation, what’s next? There are a few important things to keep in mind when in this phase of planning. Sail or Power? The very first thing you should decide is whether you’d like to sail or motor. Some of this will be personal preference – do you […]


Last Minute Yacht Charter? No Problem!

November 8, 2018

Are you looking for a last minute vacation idea? You may be surprised, but a yacht charter might just be in your reach! Planning time One question we are often asked is how far in advance a booking needs to be made? Well the simple answer is, it varies. Obviously with more lead time, you […]


St. Lucia: A Gem in the Caribbean

November 2, 2018

As we discussed in a recent post which explained the general regions of the Caribbean, it might be challenging to decide where to focus for your next vacation. St. Lucia is indeed a gem worth exploring for sure! About St. Lucia St. Lucia is located in the Eastern Caribbean and part of the Windward Island […]


The Caribbean – Deconstructed

October 30, 2018

Doesn’t a Caribbean vacation sound like a dream? Well it can be! But the first challenge is to figure out exactly what (and were) that looks like! The above map highlights the overall region generally referred to as The Caribbean. It’s generally southeast of the Mainland US, East of Central America and North of South […]


Spotlight: BVI Catamaran Yacht Charter

October 26, 2018

As the days start getting shorter we find ourselves daydreaming about a winter yacht charter in the BVI. In doing a random search through our database, we ran across this fantastic example and wanted to share it with you. Catamaran Yacht Charter Lir is a gorgeous 67′ catamaran who makes her home for this season […]


Yacht Charter: A Lesson in Terminology

October 24, 2018

There are some terms that merit some discussion to be sure you’re asking for the type of quote. Also it helps  you get in touch with the right company depending on what you’re looking for. Yacht Rental We see this term mostly when a daily yacht rental (or charter) is desired. It might be crewed […]


The Yacht Charter Vacation vs. Major Cruise Line (Part 3)

October 21, 2018

Today we will compare the yacht charter vacation to that of a major cruise line. This one will be a little tougher because it’s very hard to draw a close comparison, but we will give it a shot! Major Cruise Line – Yacht option For purposes of comparison, we are choosing Crystal Cruise Line as […]


The Yacht Charter Vacation vs. All Inclusive Resort (part 2)

October 18, 2018

Now that we have compared the yacht charter to a vacation home rental, we think another similar vacation worth comparison is the All Inclusive Resort. There are so many different ones out there, with quite a range in accommodations, amenities, locations, etc… To find a list of the best, we visited Fodor for their recommendations. […]


The Yacht Charter Vacation vs. Private Home Rental (Part 1)

October 15, 2018

When considering your upcoming vacation, there are so many choices! High end resorts, private home rentals, all-inclusives, cruises, standard hotel rental as well as some niche vacation opportunities like a yacht charter. We thought it might be interesting to work through a few comparisons for you! For this first post of the Series we will be […]


SCUBA + Yacht Charter = FABULOUS Vacation

October 12, 2018

  Are you a SCUBA enthusiast? You . may be considering a SCUBA vacation but we say, why not combine your love of exploration with a yacht charter! There are basically two types of access to SCUBA that we look at when we are working with a group that is interested in diving on their […]


Yacht Charter Spotlight: Croatia

October 9, 2018

Croatia is one of the hottest yacht charter destinations these days! Here are the top reasons why Croatia should be at the top of your list: Amazing Coastline There are over 1,100 miles of gorgeous coastline to explore in the gorgeous blue water of the Adriatic Sea. This means LOTS of  coves, beaches, and little […]


Size Matters – What Size Yacht Charter Should you Choose?

October 6, 2018

Is BIGGER always BETTER for your yacht charter? The answer most of the time is YES! We thought it might be interesting to give you a side-by-side (or stacked in a column here) comparison of 3 different catamarans: a 50′, a 60′ and a 70′ and point out some of the differences. It’s not just […]


Yacht Charter Vacation Packing List – What to Bring, What to Leave Behind

October 3, 2018

As you approach the beginning of your yacht charter vacation, don’t stress out about what to pack. Let this simple guide help you bring just what you need, and leave the rest at home! What to Pack Necessities What does this mean? Well, if your yacht charter is outside your home country, which it most […]


Yacht Charter 101: The Newbie’s Guide

September 30, 2018

If you have never done a yacht charter vacation, this guide is for you! Here are a few quick tips to get you started. Choosing the Right Destination Choosing the right destination for your first charter is KEY!  For example, it’s probably best to stick with a location with LOTS of available boats. We highly […]


What’s a Yacht Charter Company? Q&A

September 28, 2018

Lately we’ve had some questions about our business. We were a little surprised that many don’t really understand how our business works. So we thought we’d share some of the FAQs with you! Q: Where do you keep your yacht? A: Surprisingly, we get this question a lot! Here’s the real skinny: we don’t actually […]


Is a Yacht Charter Affordable? The Answer May Surprise You!

September 25, 2018

Have you ever wondered how affordable a yacht charter might be? Would it surprise you to find out that it is more doable than you may realize? What’s Included? First, let’s look at what’s included in your yacht charter. The answer is, it depends! If you consider a yacht that’s under sail power, (a sailboat […]


The 4-1-1 on the BVI – What’s all the Hype?

September 23, 2018

The BVI (British Virgin Islands) are by far one of the most popular yacht charter destinations in the world! Here you will find temperate weather, islands with their own unique offerings, gorgeous blue water typical in the Caribbean and wonderful people and culture. There is so much to do and see whether you stay aboard […]


Spend the Holidays on a Yacht

September 20, 2018

Have you ever considered a holiday yacht charter? Wouldn’t you love this to be your view from the Thanksgiving table this year? Many have now begun to trade in old family traditions in order to create new ones in choosing destination holiday travel instead. Whether it’s to get the whole family together in a new […]


Multi-Generational Travel – One of the Hottest Travel Trends

September 15, 2018

Multi-generational travel is one of the hottest top travel trends and it is certainly something we see often in the yacht charter world. According to a 2017 study done by AARP, Multi-Generational travel was one of the TOP types of planned trips. It accounts for 9% of all international planned travel and a whopping 12% […]


A Yacht Charter Classic: The Sailboat

September 12, 2018

When you think of the words “yacht charter” what comes to mind? Do you think luxury Mega Yacht? Or perhaps you imagine a gorgeous Catamaran? Today we’d love to give you a peek at this stunner – the classic, monohull sailboat! Meet Neyina Isn’t she fantastic? Neyina is a 76′, 3 year old stunner. She […]


Chartering a Yacht Basics: The First Conversation

September 10, 2018

So you’ve been wondering what a yacht charter is all about? Perhaps you have friends who have done it? Maybe you’ve read one of the plethora of blog articles regaling the virtues of a yacht charter vacation (which we highly recommend, by the way). Are ready for a new experience? Now it’s time to begin […]


Quick Guide: Yacht Charter Vacation Greece

September 7, 2018

Have you been considering a Greece yacht charter? Greece Basics The Greek Isles can be daunting to plan. Why, you ask? There are over 6,000 islands in total, each with their own personality, style, food, climate, etc… making it nearly impossible to figure it out. Some larger some smaller; some more rural, some bustling and […]


Visiting the Caribbean Post Irma and Maria

September 5, 2018

Do you have reservations about visiting the Caribbean after last year’s devastating hurricane season? Perhaps you had a favorite resort you’ve visited for years? Hurricanes Irma and Maria certainly left lasting impact on some of the jewels of the Caribbean, but over 70% of the land masses in the region are fine. The Caribbean wants […]


3 Off the Beaten Path Ideas for Your Next Yacht Charter

August 29, 2018

Maybe you’ve done a yacht charter around the BVI before, sailed the Greek Isles, experienced the amazing coastal Croatia destinations – what’s next? Here are 3 ideas for your next charter vacation that we think are worth a look! Cuba Yes there are still travel restrictions, but this Forbes article does a nice job describing […]


What the Heck is Yacht Rock?

August 25, 2018

What is yacht rock? Have you heard the term ‘yacht rock’? Up until recently this was a relatively unknown style of music that not many knew about, including us! Let’s break it down for you! Yacht Rock is a “collection” of music rather than just a particular genre. Most of it comes from the 70’s […]


5 Best Things about a Chartered Yacht Vacation

August 22, 2018

Why choose a yacht charter over another type of vacation? There are so many factors that go into deciding what suits you and your traveling companion(s) best. Here are a few things to consider when booking a yacht, especially if you’re a first-timer. 1. Itinerary: When chartering, your journey is YOURS. You determine along with […]


Why Chartering a Yacht is the Luxury Vacation You’ve Been Missing

October 17, 2016

Imagine relaxing on a yacht while sailing through the British Virgin Islands. Doesn’t it sound like a dream? Well, it can be the reality of your next vacation if you choose to charter a yacht. Chartering a yacht may seem too extravagant or pricey, but the luxurious perks you get on your own yacht make it […]


How Well Do You Know Your Movie Yachts?

July 11, 2016

We all know yachts are iconic symbols of luxury and wealth, which is why they are so often used in movies to showcase characters’ high profile lifestyles. The real-world yachts behind these silver screen appearances are just as impressive. Can you guess which yacht appeared in which film? We’ve got a quiz to help you […]


Why You Should Charter a Yacht for Your Next Trip Instead of Booking a Cruise

June 23, 2016

Now that summer is in full swing, many are preparing for their yearly family vacations. Whether that be a tropical resort, mountain trip, or cruise, summer traveling results in huge crowds and frantic scheduling to make sure you fit everything into your vacation. Instead of fighting the crowds aboard the huge cruise ships, opt for […]


The Benefits of Chartering a Yacht for Your Summer Vacation

June 3, 2016

  Summer 2016 is nearly upon us, and millions of people around the country are wondering what to do for this year’s big summer vacation. Many people will stick to old traditions like a beach rental home or a Caribbean resort. The fact that you’re reading this already shows you aren’t one of those people […]


Top 5 Most Romantic Beaches in the World

May 2, 2016

A romantic getaway should provide travelers with stunning views, privacy, and plenty of relaxation time spent enjoying one another’s company. An escape for two can be found at some of the most beautiful beaches around the world. For a few of these hard to reach gems, one of the best ways to reach the crystal clear water […]


Why Chartering a Yacht is the Classiest Spring Break Option

April 12, 2016

Every young adult should have the opportunity to travel and see the world. Spring break is the perfect time for students to get away from the routine of school and study and finally see the world up close. Since most college students have over a week off, spring break travel options are virtually unlimited; it […]


Why Chartering Just Makes Cents

March 15, 2016

It’s no secret that purchasing a mega yacht outright is pricey. Well, that’s an understatement. Buying a luxury yacht is exorbitantly expensive, but even buying a smaller vessel doesn’t necessarily mean the expenses won’t surprise you.   An additional 10% per year really adds up! And, beyond the associated operating costs, there are the logistical […]


Why You Should Charter a Yacht for a Week Instead of Booking a Hotel

March 1, 2016

A luxury vacation at an island resort can be a special treat, but sometimes, you may not be getting the experience you want. Hotels offer many amenities to appeal to a broad sense of tastes, but if you prefer to have a retreat that is customized for you, a yacht charter may be more to your […]


In Honor of Valentine’s Day, We Present An ADDISON Love Story

February 10, 2016

Sometimes a vacation is more than just a vacation. In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, ADDISON has a very sweet love story that we just couldn’t resist sharing. We can’t take full credit, but we do feel partly responsible for the love that flourishes when our guests can relax and focus on each other. When […]


Which Yacht Should You Charter for Your Next Trip?

November 1, 2015

When you’re on vacation, are you the type of person who wants to kick back with a good book and your toes in the sand or would you rather get dressed up for a luxurious night on the town? Do you plan to travel solo — or bring the whole family? Depending on a variety […]


Affordable Luxury: Yacht Rental Costs

October 13, 2015

Exploring the Caribbean with Addison Yacht Charters is an opportunity not to be missed. When you’re experiencing the magic of lounging on hidden beaches and diving in sun-kissed waters, going back to a generic hotel room can be a bit of a downer. Instead of being tethered to a single location, many world travelers instead […]


Planning Your Caribbean Vacation: Yachts for Charter

September 25, 2015

There’s hardly any better way to explore the waters and islands of the beautiful Caribbean Sea than with your own private yacht charter. Sure, we’re a little biased, but it’s the truth! While there are plenty of oversized ships heading to the most popular islands, carrying some 20 million passengers per year to the same […]


Exploring the Caribbean on a Yacht Charter

September 17, 2015

The Caribbean is a long chain of islands stretching south from the coast of Florida all the way to the Venezuelan coast. Containing such world-class tropical destinations as Aruba, Curacao, Saint Lucia, Barbados, the British Virgin Islands, and the Cayman Islands, the Caribbean is a haven for global travelers wanting an idyllic location to relax […]


When It Comes to Luxurious Getaways, Private Yachts Rentals Are Tops

August 31, 2015

If you’re going big on your next vacation, there’s no better way to get luxury travel right than with a private yacht rental. Yachts can take you to your dream location and visit less-frequented ports thanks to their smaller size. Not only can you see more of your favorite destinations, you can customize your itinerary […]


Chartering a Catamaran and Sailing the BVI

July 13, 2015

The British Virgin Islands chain is world famous for its pristine beaches, stunning scenery, and unrivaled diving destinations. Travelers wishing to encounter all these island destinations up close should make use of BVI/Tortola hotels to island hop to their heart’s content. Even the top resorts are surprisingly affordable, though most experienced travelers will wish to […]


Yachting History in Color

April 3, 2015

At ADDISON, we know that yachting brings people together. It’s a way to escape into the sea with the people that matter. Ever since the first boating clubs were established in this country in the 1840’s, the sport of yacht racing has connected neighbors, colleagues and friends. We wanted to find a suitably 21st century […]


Why You Should Charter a Yacht for Your Next Trip

February 28, 2015

If you’ve got an upcoming family vacation, or if you’re just feeling the need to get away for a while, consider chartering a private yacht for your next trip rather than staying in a hotel or planning a road trip. You may think that a private yacht is expensive, but when planned right it can […]


How to Customize Your Family Vacation

February 17, 2015

Great family vacations don’t just magically happen, they are carefully planned and customized. Instead of spending all of your time searching the web for the cheapest rates, consider taking a different and yet more effective approach. Customize your family vacation so that you can get the most value and enjoyment out of it. Your family […]


How to Diagnose and Prevent Seasickness

January 26, 2015

When our clients are planning and looking forward to their yacht charter vacation, the issue of seasickness is almost always in the back of at least one of our guest’s mind. While the rest of the charter party is looking forward to sun, relaxation, great food, amazing vistas, and unique experiences and activities, we know […]


The Perks of Renting a Yacht for a Week

January 9, 2015

Sometimes you just need a week to clear your head, hit the reset button, and leave your burdens behind you. While a road trip to random destinations or a week on a sunny beach might sound like exactly what you need, other cars, beachgoers, and hotel guests can make you feel as though you need […]


3 Tips for Planning a Memorable Family Vacation in 2015

December 31, 2014

Taking a family trip allows everyone to leave their worries behind and enjoy a change of scenery. From adventure travel to exploring new cultures and cuisines, family trips are also a nice way for family members to reconnect with each another. In 2015, make it a family vacation to remember with these three tips. Escape […]


Why You Should Sail the Caribbean in 2015

December 15, 2014

Every New Year is cause for celebration. One benefit that most people look forward to on January 1 is their accumulated vacation time. For many, spending time out on the open water, whether on a cruise, a sailboat, or a luxury yacht, is the absolute dream vacation. You can escape reality and leave the stress […]


Brimming with Excitement to Board Catamaran SOON COME on Saturday

April 8, 2014

SOON COME, Here we come.  Simply Put:  I….. CAN’T…. WAIT!!!! Four nights and a wake up.  Then it’s off to the airport for a direct flight to St. Thomas.  Then a 45 minute ferry ride to Road Town, and step aboard paradise (otherwise known as the Catamaran SOON COME) for 7 glorious days. So let […]


The Ultimate In Yachting Vacations

December 17, 2013

Whether you’re considering the Caribbean, the Mediterranean, or another destination on the Seven Seas, many consider stepping aboard their exclusive mega yacht as a sign that they have indeed arrived.  What many find surprising is that the associated cost is not necessarily indicative of a lifestyle of the rich and famous. With literally hundreds of […]


French Riviera Yacht Charters: A Sports Enthusiast’s Dream Vacation

October 25, 2013

A yacht charter through the French Riviera can be the perfect vacation for the sports lover – whether you prefer to watch or actively participate! Here are just a few of the events and activities you can gain access to while cruising along the coast line: Ÿ  For those who love spectator sports, the Rolex […]


BVI Yacht Charter Adventures: Discovering the Pirate Islands

A BVI yacht charter is perfect for those who adore all things buccaneer related. The piratical history and literary inspiration contained in the British Virgin Islands means there is plenty to see and do when you swing through this corner of the Caribbean! In addition, there are several places to explore local sea life and […]


An ABC Yacht Charter to Greece: Archeology, Beaches and Castles

The Greek islands of Cyclades are familiar to any yearning would be traveler – the gorgeous islands springing out of the dark sea, and snowy white villages adorning the hills beyond the pristine beaches are the stuff from which travel brochures are made. A Greek yacht charter can be spent almost entirely within these islands; […]