A life changing, bucket list breaking trip if there ever was one, LBW’s YachtLife promises full throttle, EDM powered hedonism, endless bouts of deck top partying and some of the best company of your life. Check out some of the types of people you might just spot onboard...
Whether you’re in search of secluded pebble beaches in Dalmatia or reclining deck chairs on the edge of the Adriatic, a sunsplashed piazza in the shadow of ancient Roman ruins or a bobbing deck between the bays of Bodrum, you can rest assured that your perfect sunbathing spot is on the menu on any YachtLife tour. We recommend a hefty smattering of sun cream to fend off the beetroot effect of the Mediterranean summertime, while the sea is never too far away when it’s time to cool off (you’ve just got to jump off the side of the boat in most places!).
This one should really go without saying. Stick 40 young’uns on a luxury yacht together with oodles of Croatian wine and Turkish raki, DJ equipment and partyready deck space and it’s pretty obvious what’s going to happen: a blowout to end all blowouts! The YachtLife certainly won’t let you down on this count. We pull into coves and party the night away at Prvi Zal, we spend evenings showering in champagne around the waters of Dalmatia, we hit Bodrum’s legendary beaches for hedonism unbridled and conquer the summertime student meccas of Hvar and Split. It’s the perfect storm for any willing hedonist!
The aspiring pirate/sailor
If you’re a perpetual watcher and rewatcher of Hornblower, Cutthroat Island et al, if you wear eyepatches by choice and gurgle rum at every opportunity, or collect Spanish doubloons from chests on the sea bed, shout ‘shiver me timbers’ and have a parrot for a pal, then the chances are you’ll fit as perfectly as a handcrafted peg leg on the LBW YachtLife. We’re not saying we flit around the Adriatic looking for tourist ferries or millionaire yachts to board and pillage (although that would probably be a blast), but that there’s a certain freedom to the open ocean that any aspiring buccaneer or simple sailor will love. Oh yep, and there is actually oodles of rum on the menu during our onboard DJ parties!
The fancy dress maestro
Niche perhaps, but a popular attendant on our fancydressheavy YachtLife tours, both Med and Croatia, the fancy dress maestro is sure to have a whale of a time. Take our stopoff at the historic Turkish town of Cnidus, where we don the glow sticks between the ancient ruins, or when we depart from the pastelpainted harbours of pretty little Greek Symi to get dressed up as penguins and sip Mythos beers into the twilight. And then there’s our legendary White Party on the beachfront of Prvi Zal, a night of wild EDM and booze amidst the pretty coves of the Dalmatian coast.
The culture vulture Yep, we do hit it hard in the evenings (and the days, and sometimes the mornings), but there’s also plenty of time to delve into the deep history and culture of the European Med while on one of our YachtLife Tours. In Croatia’s Vis, we depart the champagnesoaked deck for a spell to sample Slavic wines in the company of local farmers (and donkeys). In Split we wander the ruins of UNESCOattested Diocletian’s Palace (one of the best preserved Roman towns in the world), while Bodrum means the medieval Castle of Saint Peter, and Cnidus gives the crumbling peristyles of ancient Greece. Put simply, there’s oodles of thoughtprovoking sights and activities to balance out the raucous nights and parties!
"Rich is a traveler, writer and filmmaker who's always after somewhere new to go. He's been hopping around the globe since 2011, from Poland to Paris, Mumbai to Ho Chi Minh. He runs several travel sites of his own, from Ski Eastern to Live Krakow to Crabs Move Sideways. When he's not planning his next trip, he's usually listening to 50s jazz, surfing in Wales, skiing in the Alps, or just swigging (too much) great craft beer."
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