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From Sea Level – 9 Reasons to Choose a Crewed Charter Yacht Vacation

Photography courtesy of Lolalita and by YachtShots BVI


It strikes a chord in all of us – mostly of excitement and anticipation.

Those in this great, big world who have had the privilege and pleasure of experiencing a crewed charter yacht holiday will promote the unique and holistic nature of this particular adventure. Want to be in on the secret?

Here are nine reasons why choosing a crewed charter yacht for your next Virgin Islands vacation is the best decision you could make.

  1. 1. Everything is prepared for you before you arrive

Signing up for a crewed charter yacht vacation is the most streamline getaway one could choose for the simple reason that everything is prepared for you before you arrive. The implication for this, of course, is pure relaxation.

Legal formalities, customs documents, immigration fees, cruising permits – all squared away before your arrival. Most people don’t consider simple things like air conditioning, electricity or water as things to worry about, but without an experienced crew, these systems might not work properly – if at all.


Crewed yacht charter vacations remove all vacationer responsibility so that one can simply take in all the sights, create unforgettable memories, sleep in peace, and do it all again the next day.

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  1. 2. Charter yacht crews have knowledge and experience – in the area and the yacht

Knowing what’s going on in a new area can be tricky, especially in the islands where many events are simply word of mouth. When charter yacht crew—who live every day in an area—are carefully planning upcoming guests’ vacations, they are naturally familiar with all the happenings. This opens so many opportunities to experience the most and best of the Virgin Islands, all from a luxurious, floating hotel.

Knowing where to be is only half the battle – how to get there can be just as tricky. Charter yacht crews have geographical knowledge to safely navigate the local waters and affix the yacht to best facilitate enjoying all the greatest sights, events, and locations.

Also, no two yachts are the same and it often takes someone with great experience to operate them safely and with ease. All responsibilities, with the addition of navigation, rules of the road, local laws, and knowing how to run all the systems on board, are all relieved when experience charter yacht crew are on board.

Creature comforts like air conditioning, refrigeration, and even necessities like water, are all methodically cared for so guests need not even think about anything but leisure. Leading again toward the ultimate goal of relaxation, charter yacht crews take on those responsibilities and perform them flawlessly.


  1. 3. Realising dreams and desires are the number one priority (next to safety)

This type of vacation is all about the visitor – they are intimate and personalised to guests’ desires and dreams. All the crew require is a little direction, and with their knowledge, experience, and high sense of adventure, guests are left only to enjoy themselves as crew will be able to anticipate your wants and needs before you even realise them.

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  1. 4. Safety is always considered so you can simply sit back and enjoy yourself

The real ‘number one priority’ is safety and who better to trust than charter yacht crew, who are licensed, trained, and conscientious of the surroundings and situations. It’s no secret that the libations of the Virgin Islands often leave one with a not-so-real grasp of safety concerns. Charter yacht crews are always thinking of the safety of the vessel and its passengers.

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  1. 5. Mobility to see multiple locations

Speaking of sailing – there is no better way to enjoy a vacation than to see as much as possible. It’s truly incredible, the breadth of the islands that can be reached throughout a sailing vacation of this kind. Crewed Charter Yacht Vacations are all-inclusive, even geographically speaking.

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  1. 6. A personal chef caters to your culinary desires

This particular point just so happens to be my favourite – and yes, I might be biased. Before the vacation begins, guests communicate with the yacht through a Preference Sheet. This helps crew get to know guests’ desires before they board so they can be best prepared to make it a vacation of a lifetime. The chef makes a menu for the week based on the preferences of all the guests on board, knows exactly where to purchase every delectable item needed for the week, and even plans for celebrations.

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  1. 7. Prepare to be pampered

Once safety needs have been met, focus stays on making guests happy, comfortable, and feeling well-cared-for. It is a crew’s absolute joy to provide a completely unforgettable vacation with guests leaving feeling completely pampered throughout the week. Some special things different charters include are massages, private beach dinners, sunset sails, group games, specialised cocktails, and daily room and turn-down service.

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  1. 8. Activities galore!

One of the coolest features is the never-ending list of activities that can be enjoyed from scuba diving, to hiking, to hobie cat racing, to beachcoming, to bar hopping. Crews act as personal tour guides with their knowledge and experience in the many different historical and famous locations throughout the Virgin Islands. They can tell of a place’s history whilst identifying the local flora and fauna. Lessons for the different activities are often offered, and some can even earn certifications for different things to enjoy later, like scuba diving and sailing.

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  1. 9. No worries, mon!

Long story short…crewed charter yacht vacations are, without a doubt, the most stress-free, worry-free, don’t-think-about-anything time anyone could have. Wrap up all the things you want to go, do, see, eat, and all the relaxation you want to experience. No responsibilities, nothing to think about, and you’re free to breathe easy.

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Megan Schlobohm, Chef - SV Lolalita

Megan Schlobohm, Chef - SV Lolalita

Chef at Lolalita SV
Chef Megan from Atlanta, Georgia of the US decided to join the sailing world very soon after her years in academic education and prior to her admission, developed a fierce passion for cooking. Perfecting her menu on various yachts, most of her phenomenal culinary abilities are self-taught, bringing innovative cuisine to Crewed Yacht Lolalita in the BVI.
Megan Schlobohm, Chef - SV Lolalita
Megan Schlobohm, Chef - SV Lolalita

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