Where do US Charterers like you choose to enjoy their yachting experiences?

Discover the Top 5 destinations for Fraser’s American clients. 

Enjoy a castaway experience amid the clear waters of the sun-baked Bahamas, lined with wreck dives, coral reefs and the area’s striking signature sandbars. 

From Normans Cay, a fishing highlight where mahi and yellowfin tuna thrive in abundance, to Bitter Guana Cay, home to a protected population of rock iguanas, the 40-acre Exumas Land & Sea Park is a non-negotiable visit when sailing The Bahamas. Follow James Bond’s lead by diving Thunderball Grotto. Hop across Conch Cut to swim with nurse sharks in Compass Cay. 

At Normans Cay, the underwater wreck of an old DC-3 airplane and outrageously good curry conch chowder await. Dock at the Atlantis Marina and enjoy curated experiences at Atlantis Paradise Island, from Turtle Releases and VIP Dolphin Cay tours to dinners on the beach and much more.  

Elevate the already exceptional with a private picnic on Pipe Creek Sandbar, a long stretch of white sand with nothing else around. When night draws in, sundowners at Xuma Beach Bar at Highbourne Cay are hard to beat. Adventure seekers should take a dip in Rachel’s Bubble Bath, a natural froth-filled lava rock lagoon, or try your luck in the zipping currents at Shroud Cay’s ‘washing machine. 

WHEN TO GO:  November to August
“Pirates Lair in Warderick Wells has great snorkelling. Pick up one of the few mooring balls and swing on the hook close to the beach. Explore a real pirates’ lair ashore and hike to the Boo Boo blow holes. Hire Twin Cays private island where the the crew can put together a fantastic beach BBQ. There is a sandbar that appears at low tide at Little Pipe Cay, making it into your own private island."

Boasting island vineyards, exquisite rooftop bars and dazzling, clear waters to snorkel, swim and fish, the French Riviera is a gateway to yachting life. 

Monaco — a veritable Paris by the water — gifts handfuls of Michelin-starred restaurants, a generous sprinkling of haute couture and rubber-streaked streets along its historic Grand Prix circuit. The jewel of the French Riviera, the Principality has long been recognised as a hub of yachting. Further along the coast, Cap-d'Ail sits pretty against a Mercantour Alps backdrop, and Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat rewards with Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild, a palace with a stunning garden.  

Cannes’ Boulevard de la Croisette and the Provencal town of Saint-Tropez deliver high-end fashion straight from the runways. Your Broker can arrange private shopping experiences, waterside tables and VIP entry to the best clubs. In Nice, the heart of the Cote d’Azur, Michelin starred restaurants, designer boutiques and a charming old town beckon. 

WHEN TO GO: May to September 

“Often missed in the French Riviera are the Cannes Islands, a calm escape from the hustle and bustle of the cities — ask your Broker to book you in for lunch at La Guerite on St Marguerite. Near Monaco, enjoy a walk to the Tête de Chien and take in the view of your yacht anchored off St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat before lunch at La Chevre d’Or in Eze. In Antibes, Chez Mamo is a secret favourite with Brad Pitt.”

Italy’s stunning stretch of rugged shoreline, fishing villages, terraced vineyards and winding coastal paths create a beach escape like no other. 


The Amalfi Coast is a picture postcard of delights, from the tumble-down, pastel-hued villages that drip from vertiginous clifftops to the fresh platters of risotto ai frutti di mare served at the water’s edge. Stroll through Positano’s winding streets. Drink in Sorrento’s vistas across the Bay of Naples. 


Quaff unlimited carafes of chilled rose, made from the Piedirosso grape that grows on the fertile, volcanic slopes of nearby Mount Vesuvius. Sunsets are best experienced wearing a pair of Capri leather sandals while riding by tender through the illuminating Emerald Grotto.  

Not far away from the Amalfi Coast, Sicily begs to be explored. Far and wide, the zesty scent of Sicilian lemons spills across the region’s mineral-rich waters. Hop by yacht around the volcanic Aeolian Islands, famed for their undulating landscapes, before dropping anchor at the foot of Stromboli; the arresting beauty of its fiery lava eruptions by night will burn into your memory forever. 

WHEN TO GOMay to September 

“It’s fascinating to dive or snorkel the underwater archaeological site of Baia, on the Amalfi Coast. And for an amazing Michelin-starred experience, go to Palazzo Petrucci in Naples, sitting right on the water. For something more extreme, head to nearby Sicily to fly by helicopter over Mount Etna, one of the world’s most active volcanoes. It is an incredible experience.”

Atmospheric marinas, freshly caught seafood and nostalgic coastal villages provide an all-American charter across the far-flung shores of New England. 


From the yachting capital of Newport and charming Martha's Vineyard to the whaling island of Nantucket, New England combines bright coastal villages, flavoursome gastronomy and vast stretches of sandy beaches to the tune of lingering jazz beats. Kayak past Edgartown Lighthouse to fly fish at Martha’s Vineyard.  

Cruise through Cape Cod en route to Provincetown where humpbacks, finback and minke whales migrate in the spring and autumn. Sailing regattas are an age-old tradition in Newport, Rhode Island, where a stroll along the town’s historic waterfront echoes more than 50 years of America’s Cup matches. 

Boston’s Red Sox baseball is played at one of the oldest parks in the major leagues. Catch a game before walking the Freedom Trail. Drop anchor at Portland, Maine, to dive into a melting pot of aromatic seafood, from clam chowder to lobster bake. On Mount Desert Island, the home to Acadia National Park, 27 miles of winding roads offering wonderful views lie in wait. 

WHEN TO GO: May to September 

“In Nantucket Island, call in at the restaurant Le Languedoc, a fantastic place with great food. It’s well worth having lunch or dinner there. If you are looking for a secret beach on Nantucket, I recommend Ladies Beach, locally known as Fat Ladies Beach, on the South Shore, or Steps Beach on the North Shore — both are really picturesque. In Maine, just outside of Camden is a gorgeous freshwater lake beach called Barrett’s Cove. Camden gets busy in the summer, so this is a nice retreat. Also in Maine, I recommend the quaint little town of Booth Bay Harbor.”

Offering historical adventures, warm waters and platters of sun-dried octopi at every turn, Greece’s rugged islands provide a sun-baked, island-hopping journey to remember. 


Savour the flavour of tantalising mezze dishes in Greece’s island tavernas, from Allou Yialou in Syros to Botargo in Santorini. On diminutive Antipaxos, a yachting favourite in the Ionian Sea, the cool blue waters provide some of the best snorkelling around. Curl up in seclusion on Vrika beach. Travel by mule through the 18th century harbour village on the car-free island of Hydra, before hiking to the soaring peak of Mount Eros to enjoy exceptional views over the islands. 

From the Cyclades to the Ionian, to the coveted Saronic Gulf, ancient ruins abound across hundreds of scattered isles. On the mainland, Greek mythology seeps into the terroir along the longest coastline in Europe. Here, white-washed buildings and turquoise church domes are framed by mountains, forests and lakes. Enjoy midnight views of the floodlit Acropolis from Athensplentiful rooftop bars, with a glass of ouzo in hand. 

WHEN TO GO: May to October 
“Greece offers a plethora of islands rich in culture and beauty. My favourite area is the Saronic Gulf. Set sail from Naplion and after a 20-minute cruise you will find a little-known bay called Argolis where you can enjoy swimming, watersports and a lovely lunch served by the crew on the aft deck. In Greece, many yachts can tie to the rocks instead of anchoring, giving more opportunities to stay in secluded bays. With time to freshen up whilst underway, you will arrive in the small but bustling port of Hydra, in time for some late afternoon shopping followed by a donkey ride to the Sunset Restaurant for cocktails. Enjoy them while you watch the mesmerising sunset as dolphins frolic in the calm waters.”

This is just a small selection of destinations available for an unforgettable charter experience.

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