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4 Reasons Why Millennials Love Chartering

The generation that gave rise in popularity to ride and home-sharing is now taking advantage of chartering – millennials. There are many reasons to enjoy a charter for your next vacation with friends and family. Here are some that resonate with the new generation of millennials:


If there is one thing millennials have made well-known, it’s that they prefer to spend their income on experiences, not possessions. Chartering is a phenomenal leisure activity to celebrate all types of occasions including reunions, birthdays, bachelor/bachelorette parties, holidays, and more! From lounging on plush sunbeds to swimming, chartering offers an experience that suits the interests of everyone onboard. We also can’t forget the versatility of being able to dock at different locations to take advantage of dining, culture, and entertainment.

Sharing (and Not Sharing)

Between ride and home sharing services, it’s no wonder that chartering is becoming a popular sharing activity. Depending on the size of the yacht booked, a group of friends ranging from 4 to 10 people can share the cost of chartering for a day sail, a weekend, or longer. The beauty of yachts, such as Jeanneaus and Fountaine Pajots, is that there are numerous cabins, heads, showers, and lounge areas. Even though guests are sharing the cost, they don’t necessarily have to share space!

Social Media

A vast majority of millennials are active social media users. Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat are among the most popular platforms for sharing experiences. What better experience to share with followers than an amazing charter vacation? From sunrise to sunset there are perfect video and photo opportunities for documenting the fun. When you charter on the Chesapeake Bay you’re guaranteed to make incredible memories.


Chartering offers immense flexibility in many regards. In terms of food, you can come prepared with a week’s worth of groceries and cook onboard. Alternatively, you can pack light and plan on docking at waterfront restaurants for a bite to eat. Unlike vacations on land where your group tends to do the same activities, people can read, cook, swim, lounge, paddleboard, and much more, all at the same time.

If you are interested in arranging a trip, give our Charter Specialists a call! They will take the time to listen to your specific interests, questions, and requests to formulate the perfect trip, from the yacht you charter to a custom itinerary of suggested stops. Get in touch today!