Exclusive Yacht-Based Experiences

Posted December 1, 2022 in Charter by Ashleigh King

Get to the heart of your destination as you navigate the seven seas with Northrop & Johnson’s selection of inspiring experiences aboard and ashore.


Set sail onboard the 213’11 (65.2m) LAMIMA on an adventure through Papua New Guinea, one of the most culturally interesting nations on Earth. Working with EYOS Expeditions and their local guides, discover the local traditions of indigenous people that were among the last people on earth to be thrust into our modern era. A number of these groups will warmly welcome yacht-based visitors to witness their precious traditional dances and sacred ceremonies. Discover daily life in rarely explored places, full of ancient rituals and traditional art.


From psychedelic coral reefs to shipwrecked treasure sites, a superyacht provides the perfect base from which to explore the wonders beneath the surface. A number of yachts in the fleet are certified as PADI Dive Centers, with expert dive instructors among the crew. If your chosen yacht doesn’t have this facility, Northrop & Johnson can always organize for divers and marine biologists from dive specialist company Original Diving to come onboard to accompany you. From the Indian Ocean to the Caribbean and The Bahamas, or further afield to the South Pacific, dive or snorkel the kaleidoscopic seas in some of the world’s most exotic cruising grounds.


Explore the best of Costa Rica’s rich coastline as you join local conservation efforts both above and below sea level. Join a night-time beach patrol in search of leatherback turtles and their eggs, tagging these magnificent creatures and relocating their nests away from poachers and wildlife. Back on board, accompanied by expert marine biologists, study hammerhead sharks and other shark species, or plunge beneath the surface to swim alongside manta rays and spinner dolphins.



Dropping anchor and swimming ashore to your very own treasure island is nothing new in superyachting, but we take it one step further. Northrop & Johnson have partnered with the team at Luxury Treasure Hunts to stage hyper-realistic treasure hunts for those looking to really immerse themselves in their very own Indiana Jones-style adventure. Pitched as a “yachting meets Hollywood” experience, artists, designers and producers from some of the leading networks have come together to create unique and immersive adventures across a handful of Mediterranean cruising grounds.


Who better to ask about the perfect wine to accompany the gastronomic delights conjured up by your onboard Chef than leading superyacht wine specialists, Vins Sans Frontières? Spend a leisurely afternoon on board in the company of their Master of Wine, pairing the finest vintages with your Chef’s favourite tasting menu. From the best white to enjoy with local fish, to the best champagne cork to pop for a special celebration, the experts can teach you everything there is to know about the wines you can enjoy during your charter.


Explore with your tastebuds with a carefully curated Taste History experience, indulging in traditional Maltese food with recipes from history. Savor menus created by a team of professional Maltese chefs in the historical venues where Inquisitors, Corsairs, Knights and Libertines all dined. As you sample local flavors, your guide will share with you the history behind each traditional dish. Alternatively, Malta, and her sister islands of Gozo and Comino, are also home to some outstanding restaurants with more international cuisine styles. From Michelin-starred restaurants such as Noni and De Mondion, to gourmet cuisine cooked by a private local chef, the island offers a diverse culinary experience, curated to suit your personal palate.


Marvel at one of the world’s biggest natural phenomena with an incredible adventure tracking down the Northern Lights on a yacht charter through the Lofoten Islands. The beauty and contrasts of this northern archipelago mean you can either enjoy an action-packed itinerary or simply indulge in some well-needed downtime against a remarkable backdrop. Bear witness to the spectacular dancing lights, hike up majestic mountains, cruise through deep fjords, discover remote surfing beaches and spot Orcas in their greatest numbers. Slip on a dry suit and jump in to swim alongside these majestic creatures, along with a local guide and marine photographer to capture what is sure to be a truly thrilling encounter and a memory you and your family will never forget.


Charter a superyacht trackside for the best vantage point at the Monaco Grand Prix. Watch the cars streak past full throttle as you sip champagne, and experience the thrilling electricity of the race from a front row viewing position of the most iconic race in the Formula 1 calendar. Teaming up with yacht hospitality company Monacokool, Northrop & Johnson can organize hospitality packages onboard a superyacht in the harbour, with food and beverages throughout the long weekend and access to VIP parties in the Principality.


Take an art trail along the coastline of the French Riviera and the hills of Provence to discover the landscape that has inspired some of the world’s greatest artists and writers. Browse art galleries and museums dedicated to the great Impressionists, including Paul Cézanne, Van Gogh, Matisse and Picasso. Take the Cézanne Trail through Aix-en-Provence, enjoy lunch at La Colombe D’Or accompanied by great works and discover the numerous scenes that appear in Van Gogh’s best-known pieces set in Arles.


Uncover breath-taking scenery and diverse wildlife as you cruise through Alaska’s great expanse of unspoilt coastlines and spectacular fjords. In collaboration with wildlife experts, you can track and watch Alaskan brown bears as they patrol the rocky coastline or get up close and personal with orcas (and humpback whales, puffins, sea lions and dolphins) as you kayak through the glacial waters. Alternatively, head inland with a local guide to hike through magnificent forest covered mountains and up rivers where the summer’s salmon run is not to be missed.


Retrace Charles Darwin’s footsteps with a trek through the hardened-lava volcanic islands of the Galápagos archipelago. One of the world’s greatest natural wonders, hike through volcanic cinders and encounter unique wildlife, including giant tortoises, Lava Lizards, Darwin Finches and Galápagos Doves. Back on the beach, join conservation efforts and gain insight into the important work that goes into protecting and restoring this precious and unique ecosystem. Assist Pacific Green baby turtles as they hatch and head towards the water. Cruise with a marine biologist and have your kids spend their days tagging and counting sharks for conservation purposes in a daily chore like no other.

In every cruising ground, there are new things to discover and new ways to discover them. Northrop & Johnson charter experts can shape the most exclusive of experiences to deliver encounters unlike any other. For long-treasured memories, take time to discover the world with alternative adventures.

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