The Charter Blog

July 15, 2020
Well, with crazy winter weather pummeling many parts of the US and Europe having been hit with a storm called ‘the Beast from the East’, maybe it’s time to start focusing on warm weather, sun, ...read more.
March 08, 2020
While I had planned on blog featuring another “PERSONAL FAVORITE” Lagoon 560 called Viramar, I realized that I need to put that on the back burner to discuss the topic that everyone is talking about: ...read more.
January 15, 2020
Welcome back to BOAT OF THE MONTH Series! We apologize for the hiatus but are back now and have a series of wonderful boats and crews that we are excited to showcase! Captain Taylor and ...read more.
October 31, 2019
While this is technically a yacht charter blog, I am taking a moment to pause from all things yacht charters to provide everyone a update on our new home on St Thomas, USVI. October 1st: ...read more.
July 27, 2019
What do we need to bring on our charter? A common question and one we’re happy to help you with as you plan for your travels. Many of our clients have never been on a ...read more.
June 12, 2019
As a charter broker, I coordinate fabulous sailing charters for guests worldwide… and sometimes, I get to take them too! FAM trips- or, familiarization trips- are perfect ways for charter brokers to sample the yachting ...read more.
May 29, 2019
The 2019 Mediterranean Yacht Show (MEDYS) held its 6th annual event in Nafplio, Greece from May 4-8. Nafplio is a beautiful coastal town with a walled ‘Old Town’ and newer surrounding areas all guarded over ...read more.
May 19, 2019
As many of you have been following Rory’s adventures in Greece which recently hosted their annual charter yacht show, you may not have been aware of the smaller show I just attended in Nanny Cay ...read more.
May 09, 2019
Oui Cherie! We absolutely LOVE this beautiful 2017 Lagoon 52 and her crew based out of Red Hook, St Thomas, US Virgin Islands. Oui Cherie is the perfect yacht for a family or group of ...read more.
May 04, 2019
Floatation Therapy a 2018 Lagoon 450F based out of Red Hook Marina in St Thomas, USVI is our pick for Boat of the Month-2019. Floatation Therapy offers all the space, comfort and amenities of larger ...read more.
February 02, 2019
If you have booked a charter with Where Land Meets Sea Charters in the Virgin Islands, you have probably been presented with Playtime as a charter option. Quite simply, if Playtime is available for your ...read more.
January 29, 2019
Europe is a stunning backdrop for chartering a yacht. Whether you’re interested in Greek mythology and cruising the Aegean Sea or a sail along the Dalmatian Coast in Croatia… a charter in Europe is incredible. ...read more.
November 19, 2018
Our tour of the Caribbean recovery continues… On November 9th, we left Tortola, BVI for St Thomas, US Virgin Islands to attend the VIPCA Yacht Show. As with the BVI’s, having not been since Hurricane ...read more.
October 18, 2018
After two weeks of traveling in Greece, I’m back in the mountains of France…and freezing! With winter knocking at the door, I was very happy to enjoy my travels in the warmer weather of Athens ...read more.
October 18, 2018
Greece is a fabulous charter destination! As more people become interested in sailing these beautiful waters, I think it’s important to understand just how diverse a sailing country it is and how many locations are ...read more.
September 28, 2018
In just two days, I head to Athens, Greece… via a bit of an interesting voyage. I certainly could have gone more direct, but where’s the fun in that! As I live in Briancon, France, ...read more.
September 25, 2018
The 2018 Yachting Festival in Cannes, France was held over the past week from September 11 - 16th. The newest yachts, both sailing and motor, were on display spread over the Vieux Port and Port ...read more.
September 06, 2018
A year ago today, Hurricane Irma reached Category 5 status with peak winds of 185 mph (295 km/h). With her first landfall of Barbuda, Hurricane Irma went on to pummel the British Virgin Islands, US ...read more.
June 18, 2018
Chartering a yacht in Europe is an incredible way to experience the country you’re visiting. Here, as in the Caribbean, you’ll be greeted by a professional crew with excellent service. You’ll have your choice of ...read more.
May 15, 2018
We are back with more on the Caribbean… This week, Mandy is in Tortola, BVI with a stop off in St. Thomas, USVI! She’ll be doing a Caribbean blog update later this week. But, before ...read more.
April 15, 2018
Hol Chan Marine Reserve is a beautifully protected ecosystem located along the barrier reef between Ambergris Caye and Caye Caulker in northern Belize. It’s the oldest marine reserve in Belize, covering approximately 3 square miles. ...read more.
March 18, 2018
With spring break officially underway, we thought we would take this time to provide an update to the USVI/BVI region as well as provide a reintroduction to one our favorite crews. 2017 Saba 50 As ...read more.
March 10, 2018
Before sailing, catamarans, charters, itinerary discussion and crew menus were part of our daily dialogue….there was a store. Mata Grande Grocery was our labor of love for many years and she turns 10 this month. ...read more.
February 20, 2018
Showering is a luxury when sailing across an ocean...as well as a challenge. This special event takes patience, balance, and a change in your definition of clean. On our crossing, we had specified shower days- not ...read more.
July 15, 2017
Living in France, one might think that I have the very best when it comes to food and I wouldn’t crave anything else. And yes, we have amazing food here! However, to be honest, I ...read more.
February 28, 2017
Food tastes better when sailing! There’s something about being on a boat that seems to make all food taste incredible- at times, even something that is simple is suddenly an amazing dish. Maybe it’s due ...read more.
February 20, 2017
In April 2009, just two years after learning to sail, I headed off on a Pacific Ocean crossing from Mazatlán, Mexico to Hiva Oa, Marquesas Islands, French Polynesia. I had been asked to crew by ...read more.
February 13, 2017
Fresh and Colorful Conch Ceviche Upon arriving in Mazatlán, I was informed that I was a Pollywog. I had no idea what that meant, but it sounded bad and I knew I didn't want to ...read more.
November 20, 2008
The USVI and BVI are in full recovery/rebuilding mode…and the results are AMAZING! While Mandy has spent a good amount of time visiting the islands post-Irma, this was my first trip to the region since ...read more.