Ideal for a few days of fun and frivolity, the iconic floating festival, Yacht Week, has announced its impressive destinations for 2024
Offering different routes throughout summer, each featuring over a sublime seven days of sailing, exploring, and dancing, for 2024 Yacht Week will bring back the former sell-out Sardinia route. Music lovers can also book their spaces to enjoy Latin, hip hop and Afrobeats weeks, as choices on its popular Greece or Croatia routes.
2024 also sees the welcome return of the party-starting Croatia Ultra Festival route and for techno aficionados, the Drumcode takeover. Bookings for all Yacht Week destinations (May – Aug 2024) open on 28th September 2023, via www.theyachtweek.com.
Following a sold-out summer in 2023 – and now entering its 18th year – Yacht Week is the original festival of the seas. It’s a special, shared experience for both single travellers and groups of friends. Unplug and relax, or party like there’s no tomorrow, with natural bay swims, hikes, seaside yoga, quad biking, dockside discos, ancient fort raves, regatta racing, and so much more.
Yacht Week is recognised as the trip of a lifetime for a community of travellers, each setting out to explore paradise in their own premium yacht with a skipper and host. Guests can either fill a yacht with up to 12 friends, or use the platform’s handy Crew Finder to connect with other travellers.
Each year Yacht Week adds a new route to its offering and for 2024, it brings back Sardinia and the crystal blue Emerald Coast. For two weeks in June, this route sees luxury meet wild terrain as the flotilla moors in beautiful archipelagos and enjoys wellness activities, renowned beach clubs such as ‘Rituals’, stylish parties in stunning locations such as La Maddelena Dock and the exquisite Cone Club, and a sumptuous mix of local cuisine in contemporary restaurants.
Also new for 2024, Yacht Week delivers two themed weeks on the Greece route. Applebum (Jun 8-14) will serve up a week of carefully curated hip hop, while Vibras (June 13-19) will bring the sultry sounds of Latin music to Yacht Week from reggaeton to Brazilian funk, and Latin pop to Latin house. These Yacht Week parties will be filled with the perfect soundtrack for sunkissed beaches and sizzling nights.
The Croatia route will see an intrepid crowd dive headfirst into a carefully curated week of incredible experiences with a flotilla of new friends from around the world. Every night there are parties in amazing locations from clubs to deserted islands, to parties at sea with DJs performing on the ‘Buzz Boat’ – a floating DJ booth alongside the world’s first floating dancefloor.
During the day is sailing, swimming, and snorkelling in crystal blue waters; exploring, hiking, and shopping; kicking back at the coolest beach clubs; enjoying the best food and drink on offer, and much more.
Music is always a central part of the Yacht Week experience and 2024 is no different. For fans of Afrobeats and dancehall, Yacht Week caters with its own in-house brand, Rhythm & Waves (June 22 – 28). While those with true party stamina can take on the Croatia Ultra Festival route (July 6-12) letting Yacht Week guests attend one of the world’s best house and techno festivals as VIPs. This week puts the ‘rave’ into travel and there is no better way to arrive than by yacht!
Yacht Week 2024 also collaborates with cutting-edge techno label, Drumcode for a third year. This hugely popular week (June 1-7) continues to redefine what a music festival can be as some of the world’s preeminent techno artists, including Drumcode founder Adam Beyer, join the flotilla in an intimate and unforgettable journey. Parties take place in captivating locations such as a lighthouse, a deserted island, a submarine shelter, a historic fortress, and more.
Yacht Week is more than just a holiday. It’s true guests are left with a stunning Insta feed, but the knowledgeable crew members know exactly where to go and what to do to help create memories that last.