Yacht charters are preferred over commercial cruises by many travelers because of the quality-control they allow the vacation consumer. On a cruise, a pre-set schedule says when you’ll go ashore with the rest of the cattle. On a charter, you tell the captain when you want to be helicoptered to an uninhabited island for a caviar and foie gras sunset picnic.
Yacht chartering requires you to be savvy in the field. One good place to begin cultivating your knowledge is the International Yacht Vacations magazine web site; all past articles are available for on-line reading. Essential to your arranging for a satisfying yacht charter is your choosing a highly capable broker.
The precise nature of your desired charter vacation could well dictate which brokers are most appropriate for you to approach. Some will not mind being asked to find a boat on which revelers in a midnight orgy get sprayed by twenty bottles of Krug being popped open by the crew; others might mind. Journeysbysea.com is a well-established, gay owned and operated yacht charter company, but that is not to say you couldn’t set up a wonderful gay charter vacation through a broker who makes no mention of sexual orientations in his or her promotional materials.