Ultimate Yachts specialises in experience-led private yacht charters in some of the most remarkable places on earth. From tropical islands to historic coastlines and coral reefs to authentic villages, our favourite destinations span the Indian Ocean, the Andaman Sea, the Mediterranean and beyond.
Comprising over 17,000 islands dotted across the largest archipelago on earth, Indonesia is blessed with some spectacular remote cruising grounds. This land of legends is home to idyllic isles; some cloaked in dense jungle and inhabited by the mythical bird of paradise, others born of fire-breathing volcanoes and roamed by living dragons.
Soaring mountain peaks, untouched beaches, lush rainforest, authentic village tradition, endemic wildlife and show stopping underwater vistas embrace just some of what this magnificent country has to offer on a private yacht charter.
Season: November to April
Burma (also known as Myanmar) is edged with a tropical coast that gives way to a myriad of beautiful islands. For almost 50 years following Burma’s independence, the 800 isles of the Mergui archipelago were off-limits to the outside world. Paired with southern Thailand’s untrodden shores or the sparsely visited Andamans, these South East Asian gems are ripe for exploration.
Sailing in the Andaman Sea reveals a sequin trail of pure white beaches sloping to turquoise water and coral reefs. The landscape is characterised by jungle-clad hills, lagoons, rivers and mangroves. Wildlife thrives, with gibbons and civet cats inhabiting the forests alongside a plethora of birds.
If there’s anywhere on earth that truly captures the spirit of a castaway Robinson Crusoe experience, it has to be the Maldives. Of 1,192 coral islands fringed with coral reef across 26 atolls, just 200 are inhabited.
Onboard a private yacht in the Maldives, cruise past tiny islets spilling fauna onto shores strewn with a thousand shells, where the palest jade rings mark lagoons sculpted by the currents of the Indian Ocean. Swell-specialists and wave-wallflowers alike can surf at breaks far off the beaten track, while divers can explore scores of dive sites.
Season: April to October
The Mediterranean coast calls to mind sublime afternoons and balmy nights, pine trees and cicadas, honey-hued cliffs, golden sands and quaint cobbled streets, not to mention gastronomy galore – whether you’re drawn to Italy, France, Greece or further afield in the eastern Mediterranean.
There is truly no better way to get off the tourist trail in the Mediterranean than to navigate its clear cerulean waters by private yacht, experiencing secluded spots accessible only by water on this famous and historic stretch of coastline.
A blend of idyllic white sandy beaches, calm waters, lagoons and coral reefs make the Seychelles an incredible year-round charter destination, with ancient wildlife reserves and rare species found nowhere else on earth.
Explore the inner islands or venture further afield to the remote outer reaches, such as the incredible Aldabra Atoll and encounter giant tortoises and unique birds in the depths of the rainforest, and a wealth of fish life beneath the turquoise waves.
If getting up close and personal to some of the world’s most fearless land and sea animals, whilst taking in the turquoise waters against a volcanic backdrop sounds like your kind of thing, then the Galapagos Islands are the place for you.
The archipelago, which is made up of volcanic islands and dozens of islets and rocks is the perfect destination for avid explorers, divers, historians, wildlife enthusiasts’ as well as perfectly child friendly for a fun and relaxing family holiday.
MICRONESIA & PALAU
Season: November to May
Micronesia’s highlight has to be Palau: a divers’ paradise with a wealth of spectacular coral reefs and fascinating wreck sites dotted among a maze of lush green islets in the western Pacific Ocean.
This archipelago of over 300 limestone and volcanic islands is commonly dubbed ‘the underwater Serengeti’ for its incredible seascape. Thick emerald forests, waterfalls and mysterious lakes filled with stingless jellyfish add to its magnetic appeal.