Let’s face it, COVID-19’s been a nightmare as far as travel’s concerned. It’s forced people to put vacations on hold, cut their adventures short, and forced them to stay in one spot for months on end! Indeed, there was a whopping 74% drop in tourist arrivals last year versus 2019.

Are you desperate to get away and waiting with bated breath for a time when you can go travelling again? Well, a luxury yacht charter would be a perfect way to celebrate when the big day finally comes! Imagine floating on the azure blue waters, with glorious sunlight glinting off the surface; sipping champagne between swims.

Sounds good, right? Want to find out more about the benefits of bidding farewell to the stress of the pandemic by spending time on a beautiful boat? You’re in the right place!

Today we’re going through the many reasons to charter a luxury yacht as we learn to adjust to living with the pandemic. Check them out!

It’s as Safe as It Gets

In the crazy new world of COVID-19, the first noteworthy advantage of chartering a luxury yacht is how safe it is (especially compared to other forms of travel). You’re out at sea, in your own little bubble, either by yourselves and with our crew of two tending to your every want and need. There’s no mingling in large crowds, no risk of contamination, and supreme levels of care are taken at all times in terms of cleanliness on board.

Our luxury Algarve boat hire service helps to protect your bank account too. While you are planning for your 2022 vacation, you can book now with confidence and secure the dates and times that work best for you.  If your travel plans change, cancel up to 24 hours before your cruise, and receive a full refund, or you can choose to reschedule your cruise for another day. Throw in the Clean & Safe seal we were awarded by Turismo de Portugal and you can trust that your wellbeing’s in safe hands.

It’s Fun-Filled and Extravagant

A luxury yacht charter is a deluxe, decadent experience that’s shamelessly indulgent. In other words, it’s the ideal way to treat yourself and unwind after months of pandemic-related stress, worry, and social distancing. Charter a yacht and you can hit pause on reality, spending the day in a state of blissful relaxation with your family group, or travel companions.

You can do as much or as little as you want with your time on the boat as well. From sunbathing on deck and swimming in the sea to using the paddleboards and taking out the RIB, there’s no shortage of fun things to do. As for our luxury boat hire services, you’ll sip on chilled bottles of bubbly, gaze in wonder at the picturesque Algarve coastline, explore coastal caves by paddleboard, and swim and snorkel until your heart’s content.

It’s a Unique Way to Travel

It’s not every day that you get to hang out on a luxury yacht either. This is the lifestyle of the 1%; a seductive insight into how the other half live! As much as anything else, then, chartering these vessels for a well-deserved vacation is about doing something different, memorable, and exciting. With a group of up to eight guests, it’s not too expensive a way to spend a few hours or the day.

Trust us, drifting serenely between stunning locations on our luxurious Sunseeker yacht feels far removed from matters of quarantine and coronavirus. You’re transported physically, mentally, and emotionally to what seems like heaven on earth, being wined, cared for, and pampered at every turn! Likewise, you see the world from a fresh vantage point, enjoy the amazing Algarve coastline, and learn a thing or two about seafaring as you go.

For example, our Vilamoura yacht charter options include a sunset cruise, a hen party, and the famous Benagil cave. Go on any (or all!) of these spectacular experiences and you won’t forget them in a hurry.

It’s a Bespoke Trip

Hiring a private yacht (whether it’s for a few hours or the whole day) puts you in complete control. There’s no waiting in line, compromising on activities, or sharing resources with complete strangers. You have the ultimate freedom to come, go, and do as you please!

That’s a liberating feeling- especially after government regulations have dictated what you can and can’t do for so long. You’ll enjoy a level of flexibility that other vacations simply can’t offer, exploring new views, seeing novel sights, and exploring different places on a whim.

Another noteworthy element of control comes down to budget. Here at Azure Luxury Charters, for example, we have a range of trip options to suit every budget. From a full day of seeing dolphins to a morning’s private charter, you’re sure to find something wonderful that suits your specific requirements and vacation schedule.

It’s a Great Way to See Marine Wildlife

One of the best parts of spending any length of time at sea is your proximity to marine life. Imagine watching pods of dolphins jump, dive, and frolic in the wake of your yacht. Picture yourself surrounded by schools of exotic fish as you snorkel off pristine Algarve beaches. And cast your mind into the watery depths, where colourful coral and flourishing flora provide a home to myriad sea creatures of all shapes and sizes.

Combine this amazing marine life with the stunning natural surroundings, and you’ll struggle to put the experience into words! You’ll come away with countless photos, dazzling tales to tell, and unforgettable memories.

Remember the Post-COVID Benefits of a Luxury Yacht Charter

COVID-19 has been an anthem to peoples’ travel plans over the last 18 months! We’ve been locked up, stuck indoors, and unable to venture further than the local grocery store. Thankfully, though, with vaccinations rolling out around the world and the weather growing warmer each day, things are starting to look up!

If you’re chomping at the bit to take a trip, then a luxury yacht charter could be an ideal solution. With any luck, the benefits that we’ve highlighted in this post have revealed exactly why that’s the case. Are you ready to charter a yacht in the Algarve and experience the best Vilamoura boat trips for yourself?

We can help. Contact us today to find out more.

Vilamoura is nestled along the Algarve coast. It has breathtaking views, a rich history, and a vibrant array of restaurants that could make any visitor swoon. Whether you spend your day exploring the Loulé Castle or the Cerro de Vila museum taking the time to enjoy the water is a must.

The Algarve coastline is picturesque and covered with small fishing towns and beautiful sandy beaches.

The greatest beauty in southern Portugal is on the crystal blue water around Vilamoura. If you want a beautiful serine sunset on the water or a fun private charter to celebrate with friends, chartering a private cruise will be the perfect excursion for you.

No matter what kind of trip you are looking for you can find some best Vilamoura boat trips here.

Best Vilamoura Boat Trips

Enlisting a local family grew to set sail with to find the hidden treasures of Vilamoura. Booking a private luxury charter can be the perfect opportunity for romance, adventure, or relaxation. With such a wide array of boat trips, you can surely find the yacht charter of Vilamoura.

Here are some perfect boat trips to make your time on the Algarve Sea unforgettable.

1. Benagil Cave Cruise

This beautiful four-hour excursion takes you to to the Benagil Sea Cave. These caves are only accessible by boat and are the perfect way to get away and enjoy a private moment. This is perfect for a moment of romance or an afternoon of snorkeling in the cave with family.

The clear waters sparkle through the sunlight streaming in from the cave’s openings. This daytime cruise comes with amazing local catering options. Your taste buds can be as mystified as your eyes by the best that Vilamoura has to offer.

2. Vilamoura Sunset Cruise

The perfect romantic evening is a private yacht equipped with a captain, wine, and a charcuterie board as the sun sets over the sea. From the bubbly to adding a photographer to your sunset cruise, everything can be customized to help you create that perfect romantic moment.

This is the perfect cruise for an elegant get together amongst friends or an evening of romance with someone you love. From being on the open sea to finding intimate locations hidden along the coast your captain is fully prepared to sail you into a moment of serenity.

3. Half-Day Luxury Cruise

This three-hour cruise is designed for exploration and excitement. In your afternoon of luxury, you can suit up for snorkeling and water activities or enjoy a nice light lunch on the water.

This trip comes with kayaking and snorkeling to help you get even closer to the water. You can even enhance your excursion by adding water sports or a professional photographer to your charter.

4. Half-Day & Sunset Cruise

Once you spend your day having fun soaking in the sun, you can curl up on the deck and relax to the beautiful sunset on the water. This six-hour trip is the perfect mix of excitement and relaxation.

This trip comes with kayaking, exploring sea caves, and snorkeling but also allows for a glass of wine to unwind as you get a front-row seat to the sunset.

5. Morning Private Yacht Charter

The perfect way to start your day is on the calm water of the Algarve coast. You can enjoy your morning with some refreshments and exploration of the coastline.

This trip starts at 10:00 am so it is the perfect three-hour trip to let you explore before the heat of the sun becomes direct on the water.

6. Full-Day Coastline & Dolphins

Spend the day on the water and soaking in the sun on a full-day coastline trip. You can explore the best that the coast has to offer with short breaks ashore for local beachside cuisine.

This trip can also be a fun adventure once you suit up in your snorkeling gear. You can enjoy swimming in the Mediterranean alongside dolphins and other sea life.

7. Hen Party Charter

If your bride-to-be is excited about the vibrant nightlife of Vilamoura this is the perfect way to get her evening started. As the sun begins to set the bride-to-be and her hens can come aboard for drinks, music, and fun.

Not only can you blast music and party on your private boat but you can also enjoy the sun setting into the sea as you sip on your rosé. The perfect way to send your friend down the aisle is with an amazing private party from departure to the return of the Marina.

Confidence in Confirming your Cruise

The uncertainty of COVID-19 travel does not mean that you need to stop planning for moments of adventure. Azure Luxury Charters knows safety is a number one priority. They provide a safe and intimate way to have fun with friends or family. Additionally, plans can change, so Azure Luxury Cruises offers a 24-hour cancellation.

Luxury on the Water

Nothing should stop you from setting sail on the open water and treating yourself to a bit of luxury. These private boating services are the perfect way to escape and find intimate moments with a small group of people.

With such a wide variety of cruise options, you can surely find the perfect and best Vilamoura boat trips to help you relax.

If you have your own trip itinerary in mind the Azure Luxury Charter company can work with you to build your voyage and help you to set sail. Connect with us to book your luxury Vilamoura excursion today.