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The Moorings Reopens Its Charter Base in Beautiful, Historic Mallorca in the Med

The good news is that The Moorings is reopening its charter operation in Palma, Mallorca, on April 1, after it has been closed for the winter. Just 50 miles off the east coast of Spain, Mallorca is surrounded by the Med’s sparkling blue waters and is dotted with secluded beaches and natural beauty. And from Palma, you can cruise through the other Balearic Islands – Ibiza, Menorca and Formentera – or just enjoy the sun and gentle breezes around Mallorca itself. Mallorca is rich in history. The Romans first occupied the island in 123 BC and founded Palma as an…

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Now You Can Take a Tropic Ocean Airways Seaplane to Your Moorings Charter in the Bahamas

Now it’s going to be a lot easier to get to your charter in the Bahamas. The Moorings has joined with Tropic Ocean Airways for a new ‘Fly & Sail’ program where charter guests can fly directly to their Bahamas destinations from the Tropic Ocean Airways lounge at the Fort Lauderdale International Airport private FBO, or from the Miami Seaplane Base on Watkins Island. When guests arrive, their Moorings’ power or sail charter yacht will be prepped and ready in the Abacos or the Exumas. The Moorings is the world’s premiere charter yacht company, and Tropic Ocean Airways is the…

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Now You Can Charter an Iconic Albury Brothers Boat Almost Anywhere on the East Coast

The Albury family has been building boats on Man O’War Cay in Abaco, Bahamas, since 1952, and they have earned a reputation for creating solid, seaworthy vessels with clean, easily recognizable lines. I stopped by the yard, where they were making one boat at a time, on my first trip to the Bahamas just after Albury switched to fiberglass in 1985; they had depleted the supply of wood from the durable Madera tree. I’ve been a fan, along with a whole lot of other people, of Albury Brothers boats ever since. Now you can charter an Albury, almost everywhere from…

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NW Explorations Has New Owners. Brian Pemberton Will Still Lead Mother Goose Flotillas

NW Explorations, the first-rate charter organization in Bellingham, Washington, has new owners, but Brian Pemberton, the former owner, will stay on as CEO and will continue to lead the company’s popular Mother Goose Flotillas up the Inside Passage to Alaska. The new owners are Ross and Evelyn Tennant, who live just across the border in British Columbia, and say their favorite cruising grounds are Desolation Sound and Walsh Cove at the north end of West Redonda Island, a quiet, protected anchorage with steep bluffs. They’ll now be able to eat their own cooking, in a sense, by taking advantage of…

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Dream Yacht Charter Opens New Base Serving the Exumas, with Some of the Best Cruising Grounds in the World

Dream Yacht Charter has just opened a new base serving the Exumas at Palm Cay Marina in Nassau in partnership with Navtours. One of the best cruising grounds in the world, the Exumas, just 30 miles from Nassau, are made up of 365 cays and include secluded anchorages, unspoiled beaches and world-famous dive spots. For an ideal bareboat cruising vacation, the Dream Yacht Charter fleet includes a Lagoon 40 Power Cat. Some highlights might include the natural beauty of the Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park at Warderick Wells, where you can explore some of the world’s oldest stromatolite reefs;…

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The Moorings Reopens in St. Martin, but from a New Charter Base in Marigot

The Moorings and Sunsail, the world-wide charter companies, just reopened operations in St. Martin on Feb. 1, only four months after the Caribbean island was devastated by Hurricane Irma. They are now working out of a new charter base at Marina Fort-Louis in the island’s French capital of Marigot. The charter base there will have a diverse fleet including many powerboats, and more boats are expected to arrive as part of the companies’ $66.5 million investment in their Caribbean fleet after last fall’s hurricanes. Boats are available for bareboat and crewed charters, and one-way charters also are possible. Marina Fort-Louis is…

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Charter a Canal Cruiser on the Thames from Le Boat, Even If You Don’t Have an Invitation to the Royal Wedding

A charter boat vacation on the River Thames, rich in history, bordered by rolling pastoral countryside, English villages, pubs and even some castles, would be a treat at any time. But now Le Boat, the largest self-drive charter operation in Europe, has a special this spring. It’s called The Royal Cruise, and it can take you to Windsor Castle on May 19, for the wedding of Prince Harry and the American actress Meghan Markle. You actually can cruise on the Thames any time from Le Boat’s base in Chertsey, about 25 miles west of London and just short of Windsor…

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The Moorings Plans Third Annual BVI BoatU.S. Flotilla for May 19

The Moorings is planning its third annual BVI BoatU.S. Flotilla, a week-long cruise in company of the British Virgin Islands for BoatU.S. members, for May 19-26. The itinerary this year includes all the highlights of the BVI as part of a worry-free cruise under a Moorings flotilla leader. The Flotilla fee is $500 per boat, which includes support of a lead boat, a group dinner ashore, a vacation planner and even an official Flotilla T-shirt. The itinerary this year starts with a welcome ceremony at The Moorings charter base in Road Town, Tortola, with a departure the next morning, arriving…

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Moorings Offers Free Days Special For Most of the Year. Book Now

The Moorings is making it hard to stay home. Indeed, the worldwide charter powerhouse is now offering a Free Days Special, where you can get an extra day on board your charter yacht if you book it for a week before Jan. 31. Book it for two weeks and you get an extra two days free. The Free Days Special applies to The Moorings locations in Antigua, the Bahamas, Belize, the British Virgin Islands (pictured above), Grenada, Puerto Rico, St. Lucia, St. Martin, the Seychelles, Tahiti and Thailand. You must complete the booking by Jan. 31 for any time between…

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The Moorings Reopens in the BVI with 100 Boats Ready to Charter Right Now

There’s more good news about the post-hurricane comeback in the British Virgin Islands. The Moorings and Sunsail, the power and sail charter powerhouses, just reopened their base in Road Town, Tortola, with a combined fleet of more than 100 yachts ready to go (see the picture above). In addition, the companies have invested $66.5 million to bring in more than 130 new boats that will arrive in early 2018. The people throughout the BVI have been resilient and working hard to build back after the devastating hurricanes just three months ago. Pirate’s Bight, Soggy Dollar Bar and Foxy’s are all…

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