Why Choose EYV?
- Have your getaway planned by experts who have lived and worked on multi-million dollar charter yachts for the last 10 years.
- We’ve shared the charter yacht experience side-by-side with clients who prefer this level of service and luxury, and many have become life-long friends. We know what you value and can ensure your expectations are exceeded in every way.
- Our recommendations are based on 12 years of chartering in premiere destinations, including a 13-month charter half-way around the world.
- Impeccable references and testimonials from a high caliber of discerning clients, from business owners and corporate clients to celebrities and models.
- Truthful, unbiased, complimentary consulting with your best interests at heart.
About Us :
We're Don and Heidi Watkins. We have lived and worked aboard luxury charter yachts for the last 12 years. Heidi sailed across the Atlantic from her home country of South Africa at the age of 20 and has been sailing ever since.
Don traded his corporate career to join Heidi in professional yachting in 1999. Together they have crossed oceans, sailed over 100000 sea miles and have lived and worked in some of the most exotic destinations in the world. They have run four charter and private yachts, as captain and chef, and have intimate knowledge of the cruising areas, yachts and crews that make these vacations the experience of a lifetime.
Crewed luxury charters is our area of expertise and has been our full-time career for the last 12 years. We do not book bare-boats, resorts, or cruises, but would be happy to refer you to an associate who does.
We are passionate about helping people and truly enjoy the process of bringing a future charter guest up to speed and working together to craft a truly special experience. To do a quality job of matching the right yacht and crew and handling each detail with care requires time, therefore we prefer to limit time to people who usually come to us through our satisfied clients, and word of mouth. We have hundreds of guests who chartered with us who can testify that we had their interests at heart for a vacation of a lifetime. If you value this level of personal attention, please fill out our contact form and we will get back to you to see if we can help you.
Not only is our consulting service complimentary, but with each booking you will also receive:
- FREE Airport limo pick up /drop off for the principal guest.
- FREE Cruising guide for the area you will be voyaging in.
- FREE Fodor’s Travel Guide for the country/area.
Elegant Yacht Vacations is an independent company with no official ties to any one yacht, fleet, or management company. Matching the best yacht and crew for you is our number one goal! We receive an industry standard compensation from the yachts.
100% GUARANTEE: Our goal is to ensure you’re ecstatic about your entire experience and cannot help but rave to your friends. We want you as a client for life, and upon return from your vacation if you honestly feel that if we booked you on a charter where we mismatched your needs (not including force majeur), we will refund our commission to you immediately. We stand behind this guarantee.