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Cote d'Azur to Sardinia

Day One - Monaco / Beaulieu sur Mer

Guests embark in their chosen place on the Cote d’Azur. We suggest in port in Monaco or at anchor off Beaulieu sur Mer.

On arrival guests can take their time to settle in and familiarise themselves with the yacht.
Perhaps, enjoy some early evening drinks on the Sun Deck and enjoy the view of the Cote d'Azur.

Dinner on board or ashore.

Day Two - St Tropez / Pampelone Beach

*Passage to St Tropez (3 hours)

Arrive mid-morning to Pampelone Beach and spend the day at anchor. This area has some of the most beautiful beaches on the coast and Pampelone is the 5km sandy beach that since the 1950s has made St Tropez a fashionable hotspot of the French Riviera. Guests can relax and enjoy the yacht’s water sports equipment.

In the afternoon make the short cruise to anchor off the old town of St Tropez. Famous for its nightlife and despite its enormous popularity during summer, St. Tropez manages to retain its charm with its old port.

Guests can take the opportunity to dine at one of the many restaurants in the port or enjoy dinner on board.

*Overnight Passage to Calvi (8 hours)

Day Three - Corsica

Guests will wake up in Calvi. The marina is a palm lined quay well known for its famed restaurants and cuisine. On the south side is a long crescent beach of fine white sand.

Lunch on board - perhaps in the beautiful Golfo Geralata.

Possible dinner ashore.

*Overnight Passage to Maddallena Islands (7.5 hours)

Day Four - Sardinia

In the afternoon the yacht can make the short 1 ½ hour cruise to Porto Cervo.

Once an old fishing port Porto Cervo is now a fashionable marina with beautiful villas, restaurants, and shops.

Possible dinner ashore.

Alternatively, guests may wish to spend the night at anchor in Cala di Volpe, ‘The Bay of the Fox’. This a deep bay, well protected and surrounded by beautiful sandy beaches, and home to the famous five star "Hotel Cala di Volpe"

*Anchor/ Port Overnight

Day Five - Sardinia

Guests depart for their onward destinations.

11.02.16

Cannes to Genoa

Day One

Pick up in Cannes, cruise to the Lérin Islands near Cannes. The two largest islands in this group are the Île Sainte-Marguerite and the Île Saint-Honorat, the yacht will anchor between these islands for lunch. After some fun in the water and some sundowners, the yacht will cruise back to bay of Cannes for dinner ashore / at anchor or berth in the Port of Cannes.
Daily cruising distance, 4-5nm around the islands, 1 hour.

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Day Two

After a nice breakfast we will depart for the Port of Monaco. Monaco is good for shopping or walk around the Exotic Gardens, watch the changing of the guards at the Palace or visit the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco. Dinner in one of the many Michelin star restaurants in Monaco or alternatively at Chevre d’Or in Eze, also a Michelin star restaurant with fantastic views.
Daily cruising distance, 20 nm, just under 2 hours

Day Three

Late morning cruise to Villefranche for lunch at anchor. Either spend the afternoon in Villefranche visiting the old town or many of the nice terrace cafes or stay on board relaxing on the sun deck and having fun in the ocean with the water sports! Dinner on board, followed by an overnight passage to Portofino, Italy.
Daily cruising distance, 10nm, 1 hour. Overnight cruising distance 90nm, 7 hours

Day Four

Berth in the picturesque harbour of Portofino surrounded by colourfully painted buildings and spend the day and night. Visit the open-air sculpture park on the hillside above the port as well as Portofino’s Castello Brown; the place for a spectacular view of the town. Lunch at Puny down the port, the place to be! (reservation needed) After lunch stroll down the streets, visit the parks and head to La Piazzetta to have a champagne or strawberry cocktail at Morena. Visit the open-air sculpture park on the hillside above the port as well as Portofino’s Castello Brown; the place for a spectacular view of the town. Dinner at the Splendido Hotel, one of the most spectacular dining of all of Italy with a view

Day Five

Depart direct to Genoa to depart yacht or cruise to the stunning Cinque Terre, consisting of five small villages which cling to the Liguirian cliffs along the coast. Enjoy the unique mix of Italian culture and nature visiting all towns within a day, with each town having its own personality. Plenty of nice restaurants to lunch ashore!
In the evening dinner on board after which the yacht will stay at anchor at Porto Venere or head to Genoa to berth overnight.
Cruising distance to Cinque Terre, 30nm, 2.5 hours. Cruising distance from Cinque Terre, 55nm, 4 hours.

11.02.16

Tivat, Montenegro cruising

Day One

Guest arrive on board the yacht which will be moored in the Porto Montenegro Marina. Once on board, we will move to Islands off Perast; home to two stunning 16th Century churches.
Distance: 4 Nm

If weather permits it could be possible to tie to the dock alongside Otok Gospa overnight, which would provide a stunning backdrop for dinner on board.

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Day Two

Cruise to Kotor and spend the day. This beautiful town is located along one of Wold’s most beautiful bays. Kotor is a city of traders and famous sailors. The Old City of Kotor is a well preserved urbanization typical of the middle Ages, built between the 12th and 14th century. Through the entire city the buildings are criss-crossed with narrow streets and squares.

It's recommended to clear out of Montenegro in preparation for departure to Croatia.
Distance: 5.7 Nm

At guests' preference the night can be spent on the dock, or the yacht can return to the bay of Perast.

Day Three

Depart Kotor after breakfast and cruise up the coast towards Cavtat; and ancient town built on the ruins of the Greek settlement of Epidaurus. This will be our port of entry into Croatia
Distance: 41 Nm

There a good chance the yacht will remain overnight on the dock, if space is available; if not, there are various anchorages in the immediate area to choose from.

Day Four

Depart Cavtat for Dubrovnik after breakfast where a guided tour will be arranged for you to explore this historic town to it’s fullest potential. Enjoy the stunning Old Town which is encircled with massive stone walls, completed in the 16th century and offers many museums.
Distance: 12. 5 Nm

If the weather is settled, then  it is recommended to remain at anchor overnight, just off Otok Lokrum

Day Five

Depart Dubrovnik and head for Polace on Otok Mljet, a traditional Mediterranean fishing village next to one of the main entrances to Mjet National Park.  The park offers a stunning scenery and peaceful atmosphere with great possibilities for hiking, biking and swimming. Remain at anchor overnight, offering a stunning view.
Distance: 40 Nm

Day Six & Seven

Depart early and head for Otok Hvar, The island of Hvar, known as the Saint Tropez of Croatia, is the queen of the Croatian Dalmatian islands. The island of Hvar is famous for its important strategic and nautical position, the rich of the various historical periods, the culture and natural monuments and the literature.

It is possible to spend at least 2 days in this area, using the town as a base to explore the many small out lying islands during the day.
Distance: 63 Nm

Day Eight

Cruise to Otok Vis, which is a small Island to the South West of Hvar. Of all the Croatian islands, Vis is the most mysterious even ot the locals. Vis is divided between two beautiful small towns at the foot of two large bays.: Vis Town in the northeast and Komiza in the southwest. Vis Town is historically associated with the upper-class nobility while Komiza is known for its working-class fishing heritage. The rugged coast around the island is dotted with gorgeous coves, caves and a couple of sand beaches.
In the evening the yacht anchors off Komiza and remain there overnight. A good opportunity for hiking, if so desired.
Distance: 13 Nm

Day Nine

Depart from Otok Vis after breakfast and cruise to our final destination of Trogir; a stunning town, which can be explored from the town quay, where the yacht will dock. The historic town centre of Trogir is a pedestrianized district that is like an outdoor museum. Finely-carved facades, elegant churches and palaces, Renaissance gates and medieval streets reflect Dalmatian art and architecture at its best.

Distance: 30 nm

*Please note that this itinerary is based on arrival airport of Tivat, and departure airport of Trogir.
If more time is available, we can suggest alternate Islands and anchorages to visit in the area.

05.01.16

Cruising the Bahamas

Joining

The vessel will sail from Miami & position just offshore the Bimini Islands for clearance. The passage from Miami to Bimini is expected to take a maximum of 5 hours, if the Owner wishes to sail from Miami to Bimini with the vessel. The possibility of the Owner flying from Miami to the vessel off Bimini and then clearing the Owners party with the Agent after landing aboard the is being explored with the Authorities in Bimini. Flight time from Miami to Bimini is approx. 25 to 30 mins.

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Cruising

  • The Biminis to the Berry Islands - 125nm approx. 9 hours sailing
  • Berry Islands to New Providence/Paradise Island - approx. 3.5 hours sailing
  • New Providence/Paradise Island to Royal Island - 45nm approx. 4 hours sailing
  • Egg Island to Harbour Island- 30nm approx. 3 hours sailing
  • Harbour Island to Staniel & Big Majors Cay - 105nm approx. 8 hours sailing
  • Staniel & Big Majors Cay to Cape Santa Maria - approx. 5.5 hours sailing
  • Cape Santa Maria to East Eleuthrera Island - approx. 10 hours sailing
  • East Eleuthera Island to the Berry Islands - 70nm approx. 5 hours sailing
  • Berry Islands to Bimini Islands - 125nm approx. 9 hours sailing

Departing

The vessel will be positioned for Owners departure through Bimini either to Miami or Freeport by sea or air.

The Biminis

The Bimini Islands are located 50nm East of Florida and are the closest point of the Bahamas to the United States. There are two main islands, North and South Bimini with numerous smaller cays and sandbars to the north and south of the main islands. The Gulf Stream flows past the Bimini Islands, the warm water is home to coral reefs & an ideal spot for big game fishing, diving and snorkeling. The remote beaches are white sand and surrounded by calm water, perfect for swimming and relaxing.

The Berry Islands

The Berry Islands are comprised of around 30 cays, covering a total of just over twelve square miles. Many of these cays are ideal for snorkeling, diving, beachcombing and hiking. The small, secluded beaches and warm, crystal clear water are perfect places to hold a lunch BBQ with a freshly caught & prepared fish from the waters surrounding the Berry Islands.

New Providence/Paradise Island

Nassau, the bustling Bahamian capital city is located on New Providence Island and is the 11th largest island in the Bahamas. The natural harbor is protected to the north by Paradise Island, site of the Atlantis Hotel. Nassau boasts a number of resorts, restaurants, resorts, an aquarium and some shopping options. The 1000 acre Lyford Cay club is situated on the west of New Providence and is a private haven for an International membership. This resort boasts an 18 hole golf course, a state of the art tennis centre, world class dining venues and one of the finest white sand beaches on the island. The Graycliff Restaurant in Nassau claims a world renowned wine list; it has been awarded the Wine Spectator Grand Award since 1988 and has an inventory of over 250,000 bottles from over 400 vintners in 15 countries. The Graycliff also has its own cigar company, whose original master roller, Avelino Lara was reputed to be Fidel Castro’s personal roller.

Egg Island, Eleuthera

Egg Island is an uninhabited islet in the Bahamas. It's so named because it is home to chickens owned by residents of other nearby islands who travel here to collect the eggs. Egg Island has a crescent shaped beach that is protected by a reef that protects the entire beach. The water behind the reef is generally less than 2 m [6 feet] deep making it a good place to swim or watch the sea life. Since the water is so shallow and well protected, it tends to be warmer than the surrounding sea. Just off the island is the wreck of the Arimora, a 260ft freighter that ran aground after catching fire in 1970. The wreck still sits above water but vast schools of fish gather round its hull in shallow water.

Harbour Island, Eleuthera

Harbour Island is famous for its pink sand beaches, found all along the east side of the island and stretching for three and a half miles. The island is colourful with English Colonial style buildings & flower lined streets. Warm, clear ocean waters provide excellent diving, fishing and the outlying reefs provide safe swimming & snorkeling. Harbour Island is also home of The Landings, a five minute walk from the beaches. The Landings boutique is a historic property dating back to 1800 and overlooks the heart of Dunmore town. The Landing’s restaurant is highly recommended by Conde Nast Traveller, The New York Times and the New York Post while its wine cellar is a frequent recipient of Wine Spectator awards of excellence.

Staniel & Big Majors Cay, Exumas

The Exumas island chain is around 130 miles long, covers approx. 72 sq. mi and is made up of over 360 islands. There numerous whitesand beaches and sand bars throughout, ideal for a beach lunch, swimming & snorkeling. A few minutes away from Staniel Cay is Thunderball Grotto, where the James Bond movie of the same name was filmed. Nearby is Big Majors Cay, home of the wild, swimming pigs. Whenever a boat approaches, the pigs swim out to be fed.

Cape Santa Maria, Long Island

Long island is over 80 miles long but only 4 miles wide at its widest point. The Tropic of Cancer runs directly through the island, the Atlantic side of the island is rugged with many dramatic cliffs & caves. The western shore, on which Cape Santa Maria lies is sandy edged and slopes gently into the Bahamas Bank. The island is also the location of Deans Blue Hole, the deepest blue hole in the world. The western shores of the island are perfect for swimming, snorkeling, kayaking and beachcombing. There is a natural cave system, Hamilton Cave where a pre-Columbian gallery with Amerindian drawings was discovered in 1935. There are also excellent opportunities for diving & fishing nearby.

East Eleuthera Island

East Eleuthera Island is home of The Cove, an intimate destination on a beautiful pink sand beach. The Cove sits in 40 acres and offers direct access to the turquoise blue waters, perfect for snorkeling, swimming, kayaking, and beachcombing. The resort was completely renovated in 2013 and offers the Freedom restaurant & sushi bar and the outdoor Gregory Town Grill, both serving sustainable produce and vegetables from The Cove’s own garden as well as locally sourced seafood.

Alternative Options

If weather and/or sea conditions are unsuitable in certain places & due to limited number of suitable anchorages throughout the Bahamas, there are alternatives available;

On the inbound or outbound passage it will be possible to substitute the Berry Islands with a stop at Grand Bahama where it is possible to enjoy an experience diving with semi wild dolphins, sport fishing or shark diving/feeding. Also nearby is Andros Islands where sports fishing, bonefishing is available as well as swimming, diving, kayaking and watersports.

Instead of sailing from the Exumas to Long island, an alternative would be to remain sailing around the Exuma cays as there are many beaches and lagoons to explore and enjoy. Other options include heading further East towards Rum Cay or towards Cat Island where diving, swimming, snorkeling, fishing and other activities are available.

The suggested itinerary keeps the passages to a limited number of hours, all of which can be sailed overnight.