Best Destinations For Yachting in December

There’s no better way to spend December than hiring a luxury yacht and sailing around beautiful destinations with incredible weather. December is a great yachting season, so why not pack your suitcase and escape to the glorious sunshine, onboard one of Ahoy Club’s stunning yachts. 

With a private crew to wait on you whilst you travel through idyllic regions, indulging alongside tropical beaches and taking in picturesque views. We have hand-picked the best destinations that you need to explore this December on a private yacht with Ahoy Club.

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The Caribbean is one of the most popular places in the world to sail as it offers a warm climate, scenic views and plenty of activities to keep you busy. The Caribbean can be found on the south-east of the Gulf of Mexico and the North American mainland. The region is vast and has more than 700 islands, islets, reefs and cays.

One of the best things to do in the Caribbean is jumping off your yacht into the calm, temperate, crystal blue waters for a revitalising swim. With it’s vast array of marine life, it’s also one of the best places in the world to go snorkelling and diving to discover the species living beneath the surface. 

It’s a place to truly relax and unwind and the best way to do that is by lying on the deck, in the golden sunshine, swaying gently with the movement of the sea. One of the convenient things about chartering a yacht is that you can just sit back and relax whilst the crew take control of getting you to where you want to be.
There is a surplus of stunning locations to explore in the Caribbean, some of the most popular locations are the Leeward Islands and the Windward Islands, boasting stunning islets with pearl white sands and aquamarine waters. If you are looking to experience a culture rich in history, visit Cuba to enjoy delicious local cuisine and a series of traditional customs. Last but not least, the British Virgin Islands are a must-visit on your bucket list, it’s a well known yachting destination with plenty of reefs to explore, get beneath the surface and discover a vast array of marine life. No matter what you seek, the Caribbean has something for everyone.

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The Bahamas is a chain of islands that are spread out across the Atlantic Ocean. It’s a tropical hotspot and one of the most desirable destinations for yacht chartering since this mode of travel allows you to explore and experience the Bahamas like never before.  

The Bahamas is a group of 700 islands, but only 30 of the islands are inhabited by people. The Abacos, Grand Bahama Island and the Southern Islands are amongst the most popular to visit. The best time to visit is from December all the way through until April, since during these months the weather is warm and the sea is calm.  

Fishing is allowed in some places, but it’s not permitted in protected areas, which makes these places the most interesting places for diving and snorkelling, as there are so many undisturbed species of marine life to catch sight of. You can also see plenty of wildlife on the mainland, in and amongst the large stretches of mangroves. You’ll also have the chance to see sea turtles, nurse sharks and the famous swimming pigs at Big Major Cay! So, head to the Bahamas to relax, unwind and enjoy serious tranquillity from the comfort and luxury of your own private yacht. 

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Sydney Harbour 

For those who aren’t able to take a long yacht vacation in the Southern Hemisphere a day charter might be the best option for you. The ideal place for a day charter is Sydney Harbour because unlike anywhere else in the world, Sydney Harbour is an enclosed harbour which enables guests to charter with up to 400 guests rather than the overnight capacity like other destinations. 

Spend a bit of time sailing and absorbing the views before anchoring in a more secluded bay. Be wined and dined aboard your private yacht by your own personal chef and enjoy the sun and sea in luxurious surroundings. Marvel at the architectural magnificence of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the grandeur of the Sydney Opera House against a backdrop of impressive skyscrapers.

December is a particularly exciting time to charter a yacht here, especially if you do it during the New Year’s Eve firework celebrations.  Over one-million people flock to Sydney to see the spectacular firework display but you can skip the crowds when you hire a yacht for New Year’s Eve and enjoy unobstructed front row views.

The most amazing thing about having your own yacht is that you can get to areas that are only accessible by boat. Places such as Cockatoo Island and Goat Island which are both brimming with rich Australian history and fantastic wildlife.

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Gold Coast 

The Gold Coast is known for its incredible coastline and the largest constructed canal network in the southern hemisphere. By chartering a yacht for the day, you can explore it in complete luxury. 

Another big advantage of hiring your own boat for the day is that you can enjoy an intimate affair with family, or you also have the option to use it to entertain larger parties of people in style and there aren’t many places more stylish than Australia’s Gold Coast.  

Make use of the  scuba diving equipment on board and explore the deep waters, or if you prefer to keep your head above water, take a little dive off your yacht for a refreshing swim. Afterwards,indulge in a bit of Aussie culture by throwing an onboard BBQ and relaxing on the sundeck for afternoon ahead.

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Arabian Gulf, Dubai 

Dubai is luxurious, indulgent and sophisticated, so what better way to explore it than by sailing around on a luxurious chartered yacht. 

The city is known for its spectacular city skyline and huge skyscrapers. If you have your own yacht in Dubai, there’s no need to leave the comfort of your opulent surroundings. Bring luxury to you by hiring a professional beauty therapist onboard for a spa day, indulging in whichever treatments you desire, perhaps a massage and a facial. 

Other things to experience in Dubai include their famous Aquarium and Underwater Zoo, here you’ll see interesting marine life such as sharks and rays. Sail around the beautiful Palm Islands (three artificial islands), anchor at one of the popular diving sites or visit one of the family friendly beaches, the options are endless.  

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Book Your December Yacht Charter

Make the most of this yacht season and book now to spend your December in style with one of Ahoy Club’s luxury charter yachts. This time of year brings forward a surplus of beautiful destinations perfect for exploring via yacht, don’t wait, let our Ahoy Club Experience Team tailor you the perfect itinerary!