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Best Yacht Charter Destinations 2022

Marina Nazario | January 28, 2022

Where to Charter a Yacht in 2022

Is it just us, or does 2022 already feel different? After two years of a global pandemic, countries are adapting to international tourism and implementing ways to safely welcome visitors. Yet one of the safest ways to travel is by luxury yacht charter.

Denison’s charter division experienced higher demand for larger and more expensive yachts than ever before — a 65% increase in the total number of weeks booked throughout 2021. Ready to see the world from the comfort of a superyacht? Consider one of these top 10 yacht charter destinations for 2022.

1. The Bahamas

swimming with pigs

The Bahamas has been one of the most popular yacht charter destinations throughout the pandemic. Not only for its beautiful and relaxing setting but also because the country has maintained relatively easy covid protocols for visitors.

Before arriving, each traveler must submit a Travel Health Visa Application that requires a negative RT PCR COVID-19 test result. Then you’re set to enjoy a luxury yacht charter. Your itinerary may include visits to Norman’s Cay to snorkel around an airplane wreck, Compass Cay to swim with nurse sharks, and Big Majors Cay to feed the friendly wild pigs. 

Best Bahamas yacht charter: EXCELLENCE | 150’ Richmond 2010



The Caribbean has been a reliable destination for yacht charters throughout 2021 and into 2022. Especially during the winter. Book a luxury yacht charter in the USVI or BVI to enjoy stunning beaches, snorkeling spots, and uninhabited cays.

Venture on land to discover hiking trails, boutique shops, and local restaurants to visit by yacht. One of the best spots to visit in the BVI is Jost Van Dyke, where you can walk along the powder sand beaches and stop by Soggy Dollar Bar, home of the original Painkiller.

Best U.S. and BVI yacht charter: BUNDALONG | 80′ Sunreef 2019

3. Ionian Islands

shripwreck beach

We’re excited to feature the Mediterannean in our 2022 best yacht charter destination guide — Greece is open for cruising and yachting. Visitors are required to show a negative PCR test for Covid-19 performed up to 72 hours before arrival.

The Ionian Islands is an excellent destination for a luxury yacht charter. Visit Corfu, Lefkada, and Kefalonia to discover the beautiful Ionian archipelago, lush green islands, and bright turquoise sea. Request to visit Shipwreck Beach, one of the top beaches to visit by superyacht.

Best Greek yacht charter: KIJO | 144′ Heesen 2003

4. Costa Rica

Costa Rica

Charter guests are inquiring about Central America, and Costa Rica, in particular, is gaining most of the attention. It’s a destination for the true adventurer; the rugged, rainforests country is filled with ancient ruins, excellent surfing, and active volcanoes.

Yachting around Costa Rica depends on the coastline — the Pacific side is a little more developed with stunning beaches, while the Caribbean side is a little more authentic and offers more wildlife. Enjoy sun, adventure, and nature wrapped into one Costa Rica yacht charter.

Best Costa Rican yacht charter: GRAND MAJESTIC | 127′ Broward 2018

5. Maldives


Maldives resorts and marinas are welcoming visitors, and this year, it’s time to relax in a far-flung destination. Yachting in the Maldives is unparalleled with plenty of private islands, turquoise lagoons, and dreamy overwater spas.

Best part? It’s a year-round destination. A Maldives yacht charter offers unforgettable experiences from night-diving with hammerhead sharks to dining in an underwater restaurant made entirely of glass.

Best Maldives yacht charter: AZALEA | 128′ Danietta 2015

6. Turks & Caicos

Grace Bay

Cruise around the islands of Turks & Caicos in 2022. The Caribbean nation is open for vaccinated visitors. The islands are relatively untouched thanks to a small population. A Turks & Caicos yacht charter is filled with tropical vegetation and nature, private land tours, whale watching, and dive adventures at The Wall.

Best Turks & Caicos yacht charter: ALL INN | 129′ Westport 2008

7. Sardinia & Corsica


There’s no place in the world like Sardinia and Corsica. These islands are the perfect getaway to kick back, relax and enjoy nature. A Sardinia and Corsica yacht charter offer opportunities to visit the world-famous Cala di Volpe hotel, explore the hilltop Nuraghe Riu Mulinu or snorkel around the Lavezzi Islands. A yacht charter is the best way to enjoy this part of the world.

Best yacht charter in Sardinia & Corsica: SEDATIVE | 115′ Sunseeker 2020

8. French Riviera


After the 2021 Monaco Yacht Show, it’s clear that the French Riveria is poised to welcome yacht charters in 2022. This destination boasts some of the most glamorous beach resorts, historic seaports, and charming coastal villages in the world.

Be sure to book a yacht charter during the Monaco Grand Prix in May. There will be plenty of events throughout that week and you should be able to view the race from the deck of a luxury yacht. And hey, Denison opened an office in Monaco. See you there.

Best yacht charter in the French Riviera: SUN | 114′ Arcadia 2012

9. Antarctica


Chartering an explorer yacht peaked a lot of interest in 2021. And we’re fully expecting it to be more popular in 2022. Chartering a yacht in Antarctica is a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

This hard-to-reach destination offers giant icebergs, whale watching, and friendly penguins. Total daredevil with the right certifications? Try polar diving. November through March are the best months to visit Antarctica so the ice breaks enough to sail through.

10. Croatia


Croatia is one of the world’s best yachting playgrounds — the breathtaking coastline and blue-green colors of the Adriatic sea are hard to resist. Enjoy fine dining in Dubrovnik, swim in the crystal clear lakes of Mljet, and explore the fortresses of Hvar. A Croatia yacht charter gives you the best of the Dalmation Coast — excellent snorkeling, playtime with yacht toys, and a salty breeze.

Best Croatian yacht charter: OPTION B | 121′ Benetti 2012

If you’re eager to travel somewhere new during 2022, do it in the safety, style, and privacy of a luxury yacht charter. When you charter a yacht to or at a foreign destination with Denison Yachting, the crew and charter management will help make your vacation as seamless as possible by helping you navigate customs and immigration upon arrival.

Contact a Denison charter broker to book your next vacation. They’ll work with you to make it the safest possible yacht charter for you and your guests.

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