If you haven’t already, now’s the time to start planning the yacht charter destinations you’ll visit in 2024 and beyond. 

The month you charter, as well as your desired vacation experience, will largely determine where you cruise to, with every month bringing a calendar of thrilling events and experiences around the world. 

Whether you want to immerse yourself in world-class sporting events or some of nature’s greatest wonders, we’ve put together the ultimate yacht charter destination calendar for 2024 and beyond.

2024, 2025 yacht charter destination calendar

2024 yacht charter destinations Maldives above view

January – the Maldives

Kiss goodbye to the winter weather and start your year in the Maldives. With over a thousand islands to explore, the Maldives is the ultimate island-hopping yacht charter destination. During January, you can enjoy optimal diving conditions with spectacular visibility. Popular dive sites include Maaya Thila, home to fascinating marine life such as stingrays and whitetip reef sharks.

2024 yacht charter destinations Thailand island

February – Thailand

If you’re in search of winter sun, then head to Thailand for an exotic yacht charter vacation experience. The weather in Thailand is at its best during the winter months, making it the ideal time to explore Thailand’s stunning coastline. Superb cruising destinations include the province of Krabi, the island of Phuket, and the picturesque Phi Phi islands.

2024 yacht charter destinations Antarctica wildlife Penguins

March – Antarctica

March is a great time to explore Antarctica, just before the region heads into the winter season. An Antarctica yacht charter provides a once-in-a-lifetime experience and the opportunity to view some of the world’s most incredible wildlife. During March, the wildlife is at its best, including King Penguins and fur seals. It’s also prime whale watching season, with an increased chance of seeing playful juvenile humpback whales.

2024 yacht charter destinations Norway Fjords

April – Norway

As the southern hemisphere heads into winter, the northern hemisphere springs into life, making April a wonderful time to cruise the Norwegian Fjords. This wonderful yacht charter destination offers more than 15,000 miles of coastline steeped in awe-inspiring views and flanked by magnificent mountain peaks. As the weather starts to warm up, it’s an ideal time for outdoor pursuits, including hiking, cycling, and kayaking, bringing you closer to nature like never before.

2024 yacht charter destinations South of France Villefranche sur Mer

May – French Riviera

The French Riviera is one of the world’s most exclusive yacht charter destinations; however, during the month of May, the Cote d’Azur comes into a league of its own with the Cannes International Film Festival, Cannes, and the Formula One Monaco Grand Prix, Monaco. The world’s most luxurious yachts jostle for space for prime berths in Cannes’ Vieux Port and at Monaco’s legendary Port Hercule. Beyond the spectacle of these world-class events, yacht charters can soak up the delights of the French Riviera and the Principality of Monaco, from exclusive beach clubs to ultra-lavish resorts, spas, Michelin-star restaurants, and the world’s most covetable designer boutiques.

2024 yacht charter destinations Balearic Islands Palma de Mallorca church

June – Balearic Islands

June is the ideal time to charter a luxury yacht in the Balearic Islands, especially for sailing enthusiasts who want to enjoy the thrill of one of Europe’s most prestigious sailing regattas, the Superyacht Cup. The event, which takes place every June in Palma de Mallorca, offers four days of thrilling sailing action alongside shore-side events and VIP parties. Soak up all the action of this thrilling event, then explore the Balearic Islands at your own pace aboard your luxury yacht charter, from the incredible nightlife on the island of Ibiza to the barefoot elegance on the lesser-known Formentera.  

2024 yacht charter destinations Croatia Dubrovnik

July – Croatia

Croatia is an east Mediterranean yacht charter destination popular with those seeking a more laid-back vibe than the more established west Mediterranean ports. Explore the UNESCO-listed city of Dubrovnik, drop-anchor in the chic town of Hvar, or discover the hundreds of deserted islands that sit off the Dalmatian Coast. Croatia’s national parks are superb, ideal for those who want to escape the crowds and enjoy outdoor pursuits. The weather in July is wonderfully warm, with sun-drenched days ensuring you can maximize time on the water.

2024 yacht charter destinations Italy PositanoAugust – Italy

Italy’s la dolce vita lifestyle was made for lazy summers, making it the ideal yacht charter destination in August. The superyacht hotspot of the Amalfi Coast comes to life during this month as celebrities and VIPs head to this stunning spot to see and be seen while soaking up the region’s exclusive offerings, from incredible beach clubs to refined dining destinations. Make the most of your yacht’s many water toys on the azure blue waters or tender ashore and explore the delights of picturesque towns like Amalfi, Positano, and Sorrento.

2024 yacht charter destinations Greece Islands

September – Greece

For those who still want plenty of sunshine but fewer crowds, then enjoy a yacht holiday in Greece during September. The sun in Greece will have mellowed slightly, providing a more comfortable experience, making it the ideal time to explore fantastic ancient sites, such as the famed Lindos Acropolis, an ancient Greek temple on the island of Rhodes. Alternatively, spend your time island-hopping, exploring deserted sandy coves and white-washed fishing villages.

2024 yacht charter destinations Costa Rica

October – Costa Rica

Head to Costa Rica in October for the sea turtle hatching season. Costa Rica is an emerging superyacht destination, especially with nature enthusiasts. The country is one of the world’s most bio-diverse, offering incredible wildlife experiences, but none match the thrill of witnessing the mad dash of tiny sea turtle hatchlings towards the ocean. The best spot to see this incredible event is the Tortuguero National Park on Costa Rica’s Caribbean coastline. The national park typically sees both green sea turtles and leatherback sea turtles lay their eggs here and more recently, rare hawksbill sea turtles.

2024 yacht charter destinations Bahamas Exumas Pig Beach

November – The Bahamas

For those seeking winter sun, head to The Bahamas during the month of November, when you’ll find this stunning destination soaked in sunshine. Enjoy the delights of Paradise Island, with its world-class golf courses, casinos, restaurants, and water park, before cruising the Exumas – a chain of 365 islands, many of which are inhabited. For an immersive wildlife experience with a difference, make sure you tender ashore to Pig Beach on the island of Big Major Cay. The beach is home to The Bahamas’ world-famous swimming pigs. These pink-hued critters will welcome you with squeals of delight and often approach for a tasty treat.

2024 yacht charter destinations St Barts BeachDecember – St. Barths

St. Barths is the St. Tropez of the Caribbean, a superyacht hotspot and vacation destination of choice for the world’s wealthiest individuals. This Caribbean idyll is known for its spectacular Christmas and New Year’s events, including VIP parties and spectacular fireworks shows that light up the night sky above Fort Oscar. When the clock strikes 12, the moored superyachts all sound their foghorns in unison, creating an incredible atmosphere. Post festivities, enjoy your time lazing on beautiful white sandy beaches, shopping in the elegant boutiques in Gustavia, or indulging in St. Barths’ superb dining scene.  

 Whatever yacht charter destination you choose in 2024 and beyond, a luxury yacht charter broker can connect you with your ideal vessel and craft an incredible charter itinerary that meets your precise vacation experience. Where will you explore in 2024 aboard a luxury yacht?